Let it Bleed- This is
disputably the greatest Rolling Stones album ever. Difficult to
detect even a single weak moment on the entire Jimmy
Miller production. The groups moment of true
brilliance is captured expertly by Miller on the albums
opener Gimme Shelter, as well as in the
taunting blues of Midnight Rambler, and
the first released (non-shared) Richards lead vocal track You
Got the Silver. Despite Brian Jones having long
since detached himself from the group, he does appear on the
album beside newly-acquired guitarist Mick Taylor,
though the sessions were separated by many months. Honky
Tonk Women, an homage to Hank Williams which
appeared in alternate form on this album, would have suited
Jones blues feel which Taylor expertly performs in his
absence. Providing music for a great many number of films to this
day, virtually all of the selections found here are quite worthy
of such attention. Check out the Layla-like closing to Monkey
Man. Though some may argue that the live version of
Midnight Rambler [from Ya-Ya's] outperforms the
original, there is little doubt that You Can't Always
Get What You Want has never been improved upon.
During a turbulent period within the Stones as well as around the
globe, this album provided the most appropriate soundtrack to the
decade which was about to violently end.
|Origin||RELEASE||HCP||LABEL||CAT No.||SALES||Select Feature(s)|
|U.K.||1969, Dec. 5||#1||Decca||SKL/LK/5025||300,000+||1st with Mick Taylor|
|U.S.||1969, Nov. 29||#3||London||NPS-4||2,000,000+||1st stereo-only U.S. release|
Part I: Studio Albums 1964-69
Part II: Studio Albums 1971-2005
Part III: Compilations 1966-2005
Part IV: Live + Solo 1965-2004
Jagger (b. July 26, 1943).
Brian Jones (b. February 28, 1942 - d. July 3, 1969).
Keith Richards (b. December 18, 1943).
Charlie Watts (b. June 2, 1941).
Bill Wyman (b. October 24, 1936).
Ian Stewart (b. July 18, 1938 - d. December 12, 1985).
Mick Taylor (b. January 17, 1948).
Ron Wood (b. June 1, 1947).
Bobby Keys (b. December 18, 1943).
Chuck Leavell (b. April 28, 1952).
Darryl Jones (b. December 11, 1961).
Dick Taylor (b. January 28, 1943).
INTRO ... 1964-69 LPs ... 1971+ LPs ... Compilation LPs ... Live + Solo
Hit Singles ... Hit Albums ... Brian Jones ... Unit $ALE$ ... CDs
Reel Stoned ... US LP Label History ... Gigs & more Licks
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