Rolling Stones launch Beggars Banquet 50th anniversary limited vinyl edition

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The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (50th Anniversary Edition)

Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet

Disc One
Sympathy For the Devil
No Expectations
Dear Doctor
Parachute Woman
Jigsaw Puzzle
Street Fighting Man
Prodigal Son
Stray Cat Blues
Factory Girl
Salt of the Earth

Disc Two
Sympathy For the Devil (mono)

Flexi disc
'Hello, This Is Mick Jagger!’

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The Rolling Stones are to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their Beggars Banquet album by releasing a new, expanded edition on November 16. The original album was released on December 6, 1968.

The new vinyl version will feature both the original Michael Vosse photograph of a vandalised toilet wall – subsequently withdrawn by Decca Records in the UK and  London Records in the U.S. – as well the the 'RSVP' artwork that replaced it. 

The package will be completed by a mono 12" single of the classic Sympathy For The Devil cut at 45rpm, with an etching of the "toilet artwork" adorning the b-side, plus a flexi disc of a Mick Jagger interview that replicates one issued by King Records in Japan to accompany the original album's Japanese release.  

The new version of the album has been remastered by famed engineer Bob Ludwig, with the lacquers cut at Abbey Road and pressed on 180g vinyl. 

The 2015, Classic Rock's Ian Fortnam described Beggars Banquet as, "... one of their best albums. Beggars followed Satanic Majesties’ unfocussed psych with a confident redefinition of all rock could be. From the tribal anti-gospel insistence of Sympathy For The Devil, through the Zeitgeist-defining sedition of Street Fighting Man, to the libertine salaciousness of Stray Cat Blues, Beggars hardened the Stones’ bad boy image into a vision of amoral excess that rock ‘n’ roll’s been trying to live up/down to ever since."

The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet

The band have also made a lyric video for Street Fighting Man (see blow), while the album will be available as a CD, but it comes without the extra tracks.

Both editions are available to pre-order now

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.