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Beggar's Banquet (1968) - The Rolling Stones

    Featuring »

Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard(s), Charlie (Charles Robert) Watts, Bill Wyman

    Tracklisting »
Sympathy For The DevilLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1968-06-00, Running Time: 6:14
No ExpectationsLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1968, Running Time: 3:52
Dear DoctorLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1968-05-00, Running Time: 3:19
Parachute WomanLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1968-03-25, Running Time: 2:17
Jig-Saw PuzzleLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1968-03-25, Running Time: 6:07
Street Fighting ManLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1968, Running Time: 3:10
Prodigal SonLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1968-06-24, Running Time: 2:47
Stray Cat BluesLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1968-04-03, Running Time: 4:32
Factory GirlLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1968-05-00, Running Time: 2:06
Salt Of The EarthLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1968-05-00, Running Time: 4:43
    Guest Appearances »

Ry Cooder, Rocky Dijon (Kwazi Dzidzornu), Marianne Faithful, Ric(k) Grech, Nicky Hopkins, Dave Mason, Jimmy Miller, Anita Pallenberg

    Released »


    Format »

Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Eddie Hedges (Engineer), Glyn Johns (Engineer), Gus Skinas (Engineer), Mick Jagger (Songwriter), Mick Jagger (Songwriter), Keith Richard(s) (Songwriter), Keith Richard(s) (Songwriter), Robert Wilkins (Songwriter), Michael Joseph (Photography), Tom Wilkes (Design), Jimmy Miller (Produced By), Barry Feinstein (Front Cover Photo), Barry Feinstein (Back Cover Photo), Michael Joseph (Inside Photo)

    Record Label »

    Catalogue Number »

539 ('68 LP) 7539-2 ('90 CD) 844 471-2 ('95 CD) 7539-1 ('95 LP)

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    Liner Notes »

(P) (C) & Trademarks 1968 Abkco Music and Records Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized

Breitling Bentley Tourbillon Replica
Breitling Transocean Replica
Audemars Piguet Survivor Replica
Replica Breitling Chronomat B01

copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance, and public broadcasting prohibited.

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Popular tracks best but acoustic blues fans enjoy rest
Review written by John Fitzgerald, October 6th, 2004

Though not credited in the copy I have, it's been documented in various places over the years that Dave Mason plays shehani (an Indian reed instrument similar to a clarinet) on the jangly rocking stomp of "Street fighting man" where you'll hear what is probably the instrument in question towards the end of the track into the fade (he apparently plays on "Dear Doctor" & "Factory Girl" as well). This track along with this album's best known songs (like the classic building samba of "Sympathy for the devil" and the tasty chiming sliding acoustic strummer "No expectations") are undoubtedly the best parts to "Beggars banquet" but those that like the more homespun acoustic blues leanings of the Stones may enjoy the other album tracks here such as "Dear doctor" which reminds me somewhat of Fraternity of Man's "Don't bogart me" (most famously from the movie "Easy rider"), the strutting blues shuffle of "Parachute woman" (which features hard strumming acoustic guitars and is harmonica led), the mid tempo funkish acoustic strummer "Jig saw puzzle" (which gets better as it goes along with Hawaiian electric guitar slides and good piano later on), the rolling acoustic clapping blues of "Prodigal son", the medium paced gruff jangler "Stray cat blues" (which here is good but I personally think the "Get yer ya ya's out" live version puts this version to shame), the acoustic and fiddle doodling yowl of "Factory girl" (which sounds like it could have easily been an early Rod Stewart solo track from his Mercury years) and the closing "Salt of the earth" (on which the acoustic strummer meets the piano chunker that builds fairly well) but even if you're disappointed with the other tracks, the first three mentioned here are essential and undeniable.

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    Tracklisting »
Discography entry submitted by Steve MacDougall.