Beggars Banquet
The Rolling Stones
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Label: Abkco
Duration: 39:44
Genre: Rock

Beggars Banquet is the seventh studio album by the English rock band The Rolling Stones. It was released by Decca Records in the United Kingdom and London Records in the United States in December 1968. It marked a return to the band's R&B roots, generally viewed as more primal than the conspicuous psychedelia of Their Satanic Majesties Request.

Following the long sessions for the previous album in 1967 and the departure of producer and manager Andrew Loog Oldham, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards hired producer Jimmy Miller, who had produced the Spencer Davis Group and Traffic. The partnership would prove to be a success and Miller would work with the band until 1973.

In March, the band began recording their new album, aiming for a July release. One of the first tracks cut, "Jumpin' Jack Flash", was released only as a single in May 1968, becoming a major hit.
Beggars Banquet was Brian Jones' last full effort with the Rolling Stones. In addition to his slide guitar on "No Expectations", he played harmonica on "Dear Doctor", "Parachute Woman" (along with Mick Jagger) and "Prodigal Son"; sitar and tambura on "Street Fighting Man"; mellotron on "Jigsaw Puzzle"and "Stray Cat Blues".

Sympathy for the Devil6:19
No Expectations3:56
Dear Doctor3:22
Parachute Woman2:20
Jigsaw Puzzle6:06
Street Fighting Man3:15
Prodigal Son2:51
Stray Cat Blues4:38
Factory Girl2:09
Salt of the Earth4:48
Original Release: 1968-12-06
Composer: Keith Richards & Mick Jagger
UPC: 18771953920, 42288235927, 4988005456182, 18771953913, 42288233022