The 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' 'Beggars Banquet' is coming up in December and in honour of this, a special edition of the album is being released.
Due out on 16th Nov, the package contains a remastered version of the album on CD and 180-gram LP, with a 12" single of 'Sympathy for the Devil' and a flexi-disc of a 1968 phone interview with Mick Jagger promoting the album for the Japanese market.
The cover art for the LP was designed to resemble an invitation, with a white cover with the band and album's names written in cursive script. The group had initially hoped to include a Michael Vosse photo of a graffiti-strewn restroom, but the record label rejected this as it was considered offensive. The new version features the Michael Vosse cover, with the entire collection housed in an overwrap of the invitation image.
'Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One)', a documentary by Jean-Luc Godard centred on the recording of 'Sympathy for the Devil', is also set to be released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital this weekend. The set includes the film, the behind-the-scenes documentary 'Voices', interviews with the production team, a new commentary track and an essay by Danny Goldberg.
A new lyric video for 'Street Fighting Man' was released this week as a preview for the special edition set - you can watch it above.
Beggars Banquet (50th Anniversary Edition) CD/Digital Track list
- Sympathy for the Devil
- No Expectations
- Dear Doctor
- Parachute Woman
- Jigsaw Puzzle
- Street Fighting Man
- Prodigal Son
- Stray Cat Blue
- Factory Girl
- Salt of the Earth