The Rolling Stones have announced the 50th Anniversary Limited Deluxe Edition of their 1969 classic, Let It Bleed on November 1st. The album, which marked the band's final album of the 1960's, will be available as a double-LP, two-disc HybridSuper Audio CD remastered in both stereo and mono by Grammy-winning engineer Bob Ludwig.
The set also comes with a special 45 r.p.m. single “Honky Tonk Women” / “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” complete with an original picture sleeve reprint, lithographs, poster, and an 80-page hardcover book with unpublished photos.
The tracklisting to Let It Bleed is: “Gimme Shelter,” “Love In Vain,” “Country Honk,” “Live With Me,” “Let It Bleed,” “Midnight Rambler,” “You Got the Silver,” “Monkey Man,” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
Let It Bleed was the last Stones album to be released during the band's legendary London era. Mick Jagger looked back fondly on the Stones' lifestyle at the end of the decade: “We had a pretty, I mean, sedate lifestyle — (laughs) it not really the way. . . It wasn't sedate, but it was pretty centered, and it was pretty grounded in its own way. Geographically it was very grounded and we were all very kind of English in our ways. So we had to come to this crunch period where this kind of lifestyle, that we'd created for ourselves, which was really pleasant, had to come to an end — including being in these kind of houses, or for me anyway living in them anyway for long periods of time and working.”
We asked Keith Richards to recall his life in and around the time of the band recording Let It Bleed and gearing up for their first North American tour in over two years: “You ask other people that (laughs), y’know? You can’t describe your own wildness, but off and on, fairly (crazy). After all, you’re a bunch of guys that are just thrown into the deep end. Nobody else knew what to do. Nobody had been through situations like this. You had to make things up as you went along (laughs). It was fun.”