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Beggars Banquet [Vinyl] [Original recording remastered]

The Rolling StonesVinyl
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (327 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Vinyl (May 28, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Abkco
  • ASIN: B0000DJYOX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (327 customer reviews)
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1. Sympathy for the Devil
2. No Expectations
3. Dear Doctor
4. Parachute Woman
5. Jig-Saw Puzzle
6. Street Fighting Man
7. Prodigal Son
8. Stray Cat Blues
9. Factory Girl
10. Salt of the Earth

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Vinyl LP pressing of the digitally remastered edition of the Rolling Stones' 1968 album.

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179 of 195 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
As you undoubtedly know if you're reading this review, on August 27 2002 ABKCO finally reissued the Rolling Stones catelogue on CD. While some entries are hit and miss, this disc is an unmatched success, and is one of the most delightful surprises I've heard in a while.
Apparently, ALL copy tapes ever used for production versions of this album (and this includes the original vinyl!) were running slow, and were made on incorrectly-calibrated tape machines. This is the first time the original master has been used, and the difference in audio quality is absolutely stunning. It really is *that good*, folks, and if you have any trepidation about upgrading your copy of this milestone album, throw it to the wind. You won't be disappointed.
And as an addendum, need I add that my estactic reaction above comes from the CD layer only? All of the Stones reissues are "hybrid" SACD discs; they have two layers, one that will play in normal CD players, and one that takes advantage of Sony's DSD-based SACD format. Apparently, the SACD format is another "night and day" difference as well.
In summary: excellent album, and an absolutely amazing upgrade. You won't be disappointed.
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75 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blueprint for much of rock during the 70's October 20, 2002
Format:Audio CD
1968 turned into a very good year for the Stones. Jumpin' Jack Flash and Beggar's Banquet allowed Jagger and Richard to finally emerge from the shadow of Lennon and McCartney. Sure, the Stones produced many great songs before BB, but they were always being compared to The Beatles. The comparison was unfair (both bands had slightly different roots and played a different brand of rock). Beggar's Banquet established the Stones as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands around (I say one of the greatest because the argument could easily be made for a number of other bands including The Who).
The band had finally found their George Martin. Jimmy Miller's sympathetic production captured the band's raw edge. This is as raspy and as close to the blue as rock ever got. From the stunning opening salvo of percussion, piano and vocals on Sympathy for the Devil to the gospel tinged backing vocals that close out Salt of the Earth, BB proved to be the most consistently brillant album the band would make. Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers followed on the heels of this great album and, while both are great in their own way, they basically use the blueprint of this terrific album to construct those masterpieces. Let It Bleed ranks up there as one of the band's finest moments but it has a little bit of filler. Every track on BB is essential and works.
The sound quality is amazing. Some tracks benefit more from others. The opening track, Jigsaw Puzzle and Parachute Woman all benefit from the razor sharp sound found on this CD/SACD hybird. My only reservation is with the artwork. I really dislike digpaks. They are a bizarre love child of the CD replica of original albums and the CD plastic box format.
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65 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The First of the Big Four September 9, 2002
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Format:Audio CD
Beggar's Banquet is the first in a string of albums in which the Stones could do no wrong musically. Try this puppy on for size: it'll knock your socks off guarenteed. The cover alone says enough: a dirty, putrid toilet nestled before a gloriously decorated (with graffiti) yellow-stained wall. For an unmatched rock n' roll/blues blend that puts the rest of the music world to shame, check out this album by the only group worthy of the title "Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World"!
Here's a quick list of the songs, my (obsequious and hyper-adjectival) comments, as well as a personal favorite moment/part/aspect of each tune.
1. Sympathy for the Devil-- unreal; one of rock's all time great tunes; smart, cool lyrics; a constant build-up of energy. Personal favorite moment: Keith's solo.
2. No Expectations-- Soft, quiet, and lovely; impeccable slide guitar by Jones; Hopkins adds flavor with an intimate piano backdrop. Personal favorite moment: Jones' slide guitar work.
3. Dear Doctor-- a Country-Blues beauty; Jagger and Co.'s singing is top-notch; irresistable acoustic sound; Personal fav moment: Jagger(?) hilariously reading a note he found in his pocket.
4. Parachute Woman-- Sounds a lot like it belongs on Exile on Main Street; decadent and down-right raunchy; muscular riff; great Jones guitar work; Personal fav part: tightness and speed, in an effort to avoid censorship no doubt.
5. Jigsaw Puzzle-- Dylan-esque lyrics; Non-stop barrage of sound leaves one puzzled: will it ever end?; Jones in another incredible slide guitar performance; Charlie rules. 'Nuff said. Personal Favorite moment: Nicky Hopkins rocking and rolling on the keyboard.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rediscover it! May 24, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I got this album with its sanitized cover for Christmas in 1968, along with the Beatles White Album, and at the time preferred it. You want your profundity, you got Sympathy for the Devil. You want your social commentary, you got Salt of the Earth. You want the Stones vote on bein' a radical, you got the awesome and unique Street Fighting Man. Time passed, and I lost the album. Picking up the CD today, what strikes me is that this is probably their richest album MUSICALLY, and indeed it is timeless. The headliner songs are still great, but what makes this album worth owning (rather than just cherrypicking the hits on best of albums) are the other cuts, which are primarily acoustic and slide blues. Cuts like Prodigal Son and Parachute Woman, and the sublime No Expectations don't get anthologized, and don't get played on the radio, but they are the very soul of the Rolling Stones, the calling card they will present when they knock on the door of St. Peter's. A rewarding musical experience.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Cd ! Thanks
Published 7 days ago by Cordell L. Carwile
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good
Published 18 days ago by N. A. Bork
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite Stones albums
Classic Stones album. Record and cover not in the good shape as advertised. But I like it anyway.
Published 20 days ago by Charles E. McGehee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
like new!
Published 21 days ago by pen name
5.0 out of 5 stars he doesn't need sympathy...mick needs awe
just wish to opine re: sympathy. mick & keith chose a samba for the musical vehicle. what a choice. 1) latin music was not a cornerstone in pop
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Published 24 days ago by lofus
3.0 out of 5 stars THE MOST OVERRATED STONES ALBUM.
Don't get me wrong, I am the biggest Stones fan alive, and there is some great stuff on here. In case you didn't know, Keith was the only one to play guitar on this album, Brian... Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. V. Hennburg
5.0 out of 5 stars Sympathy for these devils
A classic Stones Album. One of their best.
Published 1 month ago by Alexander M. Simon
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied Customer!
Very pleased with my album. I will buy from this seller again!
Published 1 month ago by Eric Mercer
5.0 out of 5 stars Every song is GREAT!
One of their best albums. Never gets old even I've listened to this for about 40 years!
Published 2 months ago by Vincent Aquino
5.0 out of 5 stars Beggars Banquet
Excellent CD... one of the Rolling Stones best.
Published 2 months ago by g
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