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Let It Bleed : Is the eigth studio album by The Rolling Stones in the United Kingdom and their tenth in the United States . It was published on December 5, 1969 , a year after its predecessor, Beggars Banquet , which had been a critical and popular success. It marks the beginning of Mick Taylor ‘s stage in the group, replacing fellow guitarist Brian Jones ., founder and former leader of the band. Jones died during the recording of the work, a month after leaving the Stones. He only participated in two songs on the album, as did Taylor. The album featured production by Jimmy Miller , just like their previous LP, and was conceived as a rock record with heavy blues and country influences . It features two of the group’s most highly rated compositions: ” Gimmie Shelter ” and ” You Can’t Always Get What You Want .” The surreal cover was made by Robert Brownjohn taking inspiration from the work’s working title, Automatic Changer .(“automatic turntable”). [ 1 ]
The work peaked at number three on the US Billboard Pop Albums chart , while reaching number one on the UK charts . [ 2 ] It is considered one of the band’s best recordings (“their great masterpiece”, in the words of music critic Stephen Davis). [ 3 ] In 2003 , Rolling Stone magazine placed it at number 32 on its List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time . [ 4 ]
Let It Bleed studio sessions began in February 1969 and would continue sporadically until November of that year. [ 5 ] Recording for the song ” You Can’t Always Get What You Want ” had previously begun, in November of the previous year, [ 3 ] prior to the release of Beggars Banquet . Brian Jones only appeared on two tracks, playing zither chords on ” You Got the Silver ” and percussion on ” Midnight Rambler “.». In addition to his multiple failures to appear with the band in the last year, Jones’s problems with the British justice had prevented him from getting a visa to travel to the United States. This fact compromised the possible tours of the group in that country. [ 1 ] For all this, he was fired in June 1969. [ 3 ] Jones died in his swimming pool on July 3, months before the album was completed. The coroner determined that he had died of drowning and under the influence of drugs. [ 3 ] On July 5, the group was scheduled to hold a free concert in Hyde Park .in order to introduce Jones’ replacement, Mick Taylor, and to promote the new songs (such as the single ” Honky Tonk Women “, which had been released in the UK on the 4th). The event ended up becoming a massive farewell act for the former guitarist of the band.
Mick Taylor , who had been a guitarist for John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers , stepped in as did Jones on two pieces on the record. In his case it was « Country Honk » and « Live with Me ». In addition, the album highlights the fact that for the first time Keith Richards is the solo lead singer on a song by the group: “You Got the Silver”. Previously, Keith had shared that task with Mick Jagger on a few tracks: ” Connection “, ” Something Happened to Me Yesterday ” and ” Salt of the Earth “. For his part, Mick Jaggerhe was absent from the recording sessions in July and August, as he traveled to Australia to participate in the filming of the film Ned Kelly , about a famous Australian outlaw . His girlfriend at the time, Marianne Faithfull , was also going to be in the film, but in the end she couldn’t do it. The cause of her was an overdose that made her go into a coma. [ 1 ] She After leaving said state, she was transferred to a center in Switzerland, where she continued her recovery. Jagger’s return from Australia coincided with the release of the group’s second volume of hits, titled Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) . Musicians also participated in the play.Ian Stewart , Nicky Hopkins , Ry Cooder , Leon Russell , Al Kooper , and Jack Nitzsche . The London Bach Choir sang on “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, although they later tried to publicly disassociate themselves from the album due to its multiple drug references.
Let It Bleed had originally been scheduled for release in July 1969. Although “Honky Tonk Women” was issued as a single that month, the album itself suffered from numerous delays, finally being released in December 1969, after the US tour had ended. would have been completed. Most of the album was recorded at Olympic Studios in London, although some additional work was done at Elektra Sound studios in Los Angeles, while the Stones prepared for the tour. [ 6 ] These parts include overdubs by different guest musicians: Merry Clayton (on “Gimme Shelter”), Byron Berline (on “Country Honk”) and Bobby Keys .and Leon Russell (on “Live with Me”). Finally, in October 1969, an unreleased version of “I Don’t Know The Reason Why” featuring Mick Taylor was also recorded in Los Angeles.
- (1969-1975) — (6 years)
|1.||” Gimme Shelter “||4:31|
|two.||” Love in Vain ” ( Robert Johnson )||4:19|
|3.||« Country Honk »||3:09|
|Four.||« Live with Me »||3:33|
|5.||” Let It Bleed “||5:26|
|6.||« Midnight Rambler »||6:52|
|7.||” You Got the Silver “||2:51|
|8.||” Monkey Man “||4:12|
|9.||” You Can’t Always Get What You Want “||7:28|
This logo was included for the first time on the Sticky Fingers album, whose cover had been designed by the artist Andy Warhol. Hence the belief that he himself had designed the language logo.
The logo basically represents Mick Jagger’s big, rebellious mouth. The tongue is inspired by the Hindu goddess Kali, goddess of eternal energy and represents the use of free expression in her music.