Let It Bleed is the eighth British and tenth American album by the Rolling Stones, released in December 1969 by Decca Records in the United Kingdom and London Records in the USA. Released in December, Let It Bleed reached number 1 in the UK and number 3 on the Billboard Top LPs chart in the US, where it eventually went 2x platinum. In 2000, Q magazine ranked it at number 28 in its list of "The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever". In 2001, the TV network VH1 placed Let It Bleed at 24th on their "100 Greatest Albums of R 'n' R" survey. In 1997, it was voted the 27th "Best Album Ever" by The Guardian. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked it at number 32 on the magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".
Mostly recorded without Brian Jones – who died several months before its release (although he does play on two tracks) and was replaced by Mick Taylor (who also plays on just two songs) – this extends the rock and blues feel of Beggars Banquet into slightly harder-rocking, more demonically sexual territory…
This Record Should Be Play Loud!!!
New ABKCO collection includes band's discography from early Sixties through 1969 alongside compilation of singles and non-album songs
Metamorphosis is the third compilation album of The Rolling Stones music released by former manager Allen Klein's ABKCO Records (who usurped control of the band's Decca/London material in 1970) after the band's departure from Decca and Klein. An album of outtakes, demos and rarities recorded during the band’s period with Decca Records has some interesting tracks. Some of the demos only feature Mick on vocals and have session musicians, including Jimmy Page and Big Jim Sullivan on guitars. On the original UK release there were sixteen tracks, whereas the US version omitted “Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind” and “We’re Wastin’ Time”, two of the demos. ABKCO released a couple of singles at the time, including Mick’s version of “Out of Time”, sung over the original backing track for Chris Farlowe’s hit version.