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Working with their new producer, Jimmy Miller, The Rolling Stones moved away from their ‘60s pop style and into what’s considered their classic album-oriented era on Beggars Banquet. The samba-influenced epic “Sympathy for the Devil” evokes ancient spirits, while acoustic-based tunes like the heart-wrenching “No Expectations,” the country-fied “Dear Doctor,” and the straight blues of “Prodigal Son” illustrate how British musicians often celebrated American music with more passion and ingenuity than their American counterparts. For extra measure, the rockers—“Street Fighting Man,” “Stray Cat Blues”—go for the jugular.

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The beginning of the glory years

1968 to 1972 was the Stones artistic peak,and this album started it all.
After a less than stellar attempt to make their own Sgt. Pepper with "Their Satanic Majesties Request",the Stones needed to get back to what they do best.This is it.
Of course "Sympathy for the devil"is the best known track,but this album is loaded with classics
"Street fighting man"..."parachute woman"and "no expectations" to name a few.
This album is also significant because it is the last album the original lineup played on.Brian Jones was pushed out and Mick Taylor joined in the summer of 69.
Buy this won't be disappointed


One of the all-time great rock masterpieces & all you have to say is "don't sell fake covers". For your information this was the original cover art but the record company recalled it & went with the plain vanilla version of the cover. Yeah it's true.

Extremely Underrated

While Sympathy For The Devil is widely known, other gems on this record don't typically get the credit they deserve. The piano part in "Jigsaw Puzzle" gets me everytime and there's something hauntingly beautiful about "No Expectations". Anyway, a must-buy for any Stones collection.


Formed: April, 1962 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

By the time the Rolling Stones began calling themselves the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the late '60s, they had already staked out an impressive claim on the title. As the self-consciously dangerous alternative to the bouncy Merseybeat of the Beatles in the British Invasion, the Stones had pioneered the gritty, hard-driving blues-based rock & roll that came to define hard rock. With his preening machismo and latent maliciousness, Mick Jagger became the prototypical rock frontman, tempering...
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