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((FACTORY SEALED)) BRITISH '68 CLASSIC ROCKER
With Brian Jones
SCARCE PRE-LAWSUIT PRESSING
UK DECCA RECORDS
\ UK - royal blue/silver DECCA - ffss (full frequency stereophonic Sound)
Archive final collection copy!
PERFECT - 4 sharp corners, FLAT & SQUARE
STILL FACTORY SEALED ... that's right! Never opened / never played -- "SEALED" for USA import market ...
...Vintage BRITISH DECCA RECORDS in laminated gatefold cover ...the 1968 last album that included Brian Jones playing regularly throughout.
=> NOTE: The record labels and back cover of this copy read 'All songs written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richard'. There is no mention of Rev. Wilkins as the author of 'Prodigal Son'. This copy predates the lawsuit, most copies found are the revised version, and this copy is therefore the "rare" 100% 1969 first press
After the six-minute primal diatribe that is “Sympathy for the Devil”, you are swept into a murky Southern blues feeling beginning with “No Expectations”. Jagger’s faux twang comes across as the real deal as Jones delivers one of his finest slide guitar performances ever. It’s the type of song that many bands have tried to recreate, but have never come close to duplicating.
As the acid haze lifted off London and The Beatles retreated to Marrakesh to get their heads together, The Rolling Stones saved their career with the turbo-charged menace of "Jumpin' Jack Flash." It was that single that inspired them to get back to the blues on Beggars Banquet, subsequently redefining the art form and ushering in a four-year purple patch unmatched by any band before or since.
The Rolling Stones dug closer to the roots of their rock than they ever had for this album, soaking in more blues, country and gospel than a bunch of Richmond toffs had any right to. Their desire to copy past masters proved futile - thankfully so, since Beggars Banquet minted the definitive Stones sound, which in turn defined much of the rock 'n' roll that would follow.
"Sympathy for the Devil" is the biggest payback, as these plunderers of R&B laid down a rhythm track more influential than any save Bo Diddley's beat. "No Expectations," "Dear Doctor" and "Prodigal Son," are charming in their rootsiness, but it's "Sympathy" and "Stray Cat Blues" that still startle, with the Stones impressing the raw voodoo of the blues in the service of their own English rock sensibility and cranking out something altogether more exciting. That "Jigsaw Puzzle" and "Salt of the Earth" do the same with Dylan and gospel, respectively, only hints at the breadth of the inspiration the Stones would mine on their next three albums.
Sympathy For the Devil
Jig Saw Puzzle
Street Fighting Man
Stray Cat Blues
Salt of the Earth
CONDITION: FACTORY SEALED - beautiful, perfect, flat & square, 4 sharp corners, sealed for USA import market (records are NOT sealed in cellophane in the UK retail market) ...laminated gatefold cover is spotless - overall in stunning condition, for the white cover usually attracts dirt and soil easily, this copy virtually UNTOUCHED by human hands (under the cellophane wrapper) ...Archive final collection copy!
SEALED - NEVER OPENED - UK DECCA
A cool addition to anyone's music library!
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