Friday, 3 July 2015

Art of the Cover - The Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers" [Super Deluxe 3 CD + 1 DVD + 7" Box Set] (2015)

A beautifully presented Super Deluxe Reissue of  the sublime "Sticky Fingers" has just been released.

Yap, I am just a tad excited about getting my mitts on this thing.

I want it! ... I want it!! ...I want it!!!

Ahem ... sorry ... but can someone kindly get this for me please .... right fucking now!!!

This magnificent new Box Set is truly a must have. The package includes a Remastered version of the album, two Bonus CDs with unreleased performances as well as a live DVD and a re-pressing of two of the great classic 7" vinyl singles of all time.

CD 1 is a fully remastered version of of the original Sticky Fingers. The seminal Stones 1971 classic has been expertly remastered to make the sound even more soulful and bluesy. The sound here makes Mick, Keith, ace lead guitarist Mick Taylor, and company come alive in vivid, raw, blues-soaked detail.

CD 2 includes a full 10 bonus Sticky Fingers tracks - featuring 5 alternate takes and 5 fantastic live tracks from London 14 March 1971.  Meanwhile CD 3 has the complete legendary gig from Leeds on 13 March 1971. 

There is also DVD featuring performances form the Marquee 1971 gig along with a re-pressing of the classic 7" vinyl singles,  Brown Sugar and Wild Horses.

The Super Deluxe Edition is housed in a gorgeous Presentation Box (with a real zipper - yap, Warhol's original design feature of a working zipper has been reinstated!) replete with with a 120-page  hardcover book with new liner notes, unseen photographs, band cut-out. There's also a bunch of Posters, Postcards ... and lots more!

The carefully crafted 120-page limited-edition book recounts the making of this classic album and features an extensive essay by Nick Kent. The book is embellished with previously unpublished images of the band and lavishly illustrated with metallic gold ink throughout.

Wild horses couldn't drag me away!

Oh yeah, the original LP artwork for Sticky Fingers was created by a certain Andy Warhol and really caused a scandal at the time. 

The mighty Sticky Fingers is considered today as an absolute masterpiece - rightly regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest albums ever. 

 Ranked #63 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Sticky Fingers captures the band at the absolute peak of its powers on timeless tracks such as "Brown Sugar," "Wild Horses," "Bitch," "Sister Morphine" and "Dead Flowers." 

New to this Super Deluxe Edition is a surfeit of must-hear bonus material. The ten selections on the first bonus disc include the alternative version of the chart-topping single "Brown Sugar" featuring Eric Clapton; unreleased interpretations of "Bitch," "Can't You Hear Me Knocking," and "Dead Flowers"; an acoustic take on the anthemic "Wild Horses", and five tracks recorded live at the Roundhouse in 1971, including "Honky Tonk Women" and "Midnight Rambler."

The Super Deluxe Edition also houses Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out, a 13-track recording of the Stones' gig in Leeds in March 1971, performed shortly before their "exile" in France. The set includes versions of the just-completed "Brown Sugar," "Bitch" and "Dead Flowers."

You can also see two numbers from the band's famous Marquee Club show on March 26, 1971 on DVD.

All this is in addition to the beautiful 120-page hardback book complete with real zipper, new liner notes, and many rare and unseen photographs from the era--plus a print, postcard set, and more.

The album was was recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Stargroves, Mick's country home, and Olympic Studios in London. Produced by Jimmy Miller, the album originally came out released shortly after the Stones became exiled in the south of France.

The first sessions that led to Sticky Fingers took place as far back as December 1969, in the remote location of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Alabama. The band then reconvened, back home in the UK both at Olympic and with the Rolling Stones Mobile parked up at Jagger's Stargroves home.

Soon after the album hit, Sticky Fingers became the band's sixth UK #1 LP. Its US reign was matched by its performance in the US, and it also raced to the top in Australia, Canada, and through much of Europe.

Today, it's rightly considered a near-peerless classic.

• Super Deluxe Edition
• Remastered album on CD
• Bonus CD featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances
Get Your Leeds Lungs Out CD / Live March 1971
• DVD featuring 2 tracks from Live At The Marquee 
• 7” vinyl with "Brown Sugar" and "Wild Horses."
• 120-page hardback book complete with real zipper, new liner notes, and many unseen photos from the era
• Print, poster, postcard set, and mini-replica of band cut-out
• All housed in a beautiful presentation box


CD 1: Sticky Fingers (Remastered)
Brown Sugar
Wild Horses
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
You Gotta Move
I Got The Blues
Sister Morphine
Dead Flowers
Moonlight Mile

CD 2: Unreleased Versions of Sticky Fingers Tracks

Brown Sugar (Alternate Version with Eric Clapton)
Wild Horses (Acoustic Version)
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (Alternate Version)
Bitch (Extended Version)
Dead Flowers (Alternate Version)
Live With Me (Live At The Roundhouse, 1971)
Stray Cat Blues (Live At The Roundhouse, 1971)
Love In Vain (Live At The Roundhouse, 1971)
Midnight Rambler (Live At The Roundhouse, 1971)
Honky Tonk Women (Live At The Roundhouse, 1971)

CD 3: Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out 
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
Live With Me (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
Dead Flowers (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
Stray Cat Blues (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
Love In Vain (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
Midnight Rambler (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
Bitch (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
Honky Tonk Women (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
Little Queenie (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
Brown Sugar (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
Street Fighting Man (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
Let It Rock (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
DVD: Live at The Marquee, 1971 
Midnight Rambler
7" Singles 
1. Brown Sugar (7" vinyl)
2. Wild Horses (7" vinyl)

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