The Rolling Stones have announced details for an expanded 50th-anniversary reissue of their 1968 studio album Beggars Banquet, which will hit shelves in multiple formats on Nov. 16 via ABKCO/Universal. Fans can whet their appetites with a newly released lyric video for the lead single “Street Fighting Man.”
U.S. distributor ABKCO unveiled details of the upcoming limited edition release via Facebook on Oct. 3 and debuted the first video Wednesday on YouTube. Featuring The Stones' original line up, “Street Fighting Man” was the lead single from the album, which also spawned classics like “Sympathy for the Devil” and the beautiful blues ballad “No Expectations.”
The lyric video for “Street Fighting Man” features a montage of news clipping from the historical period in which the song was released. Images of the Vietnam war and student protests splash across the screen as Stones frontman Mick Jagger sings, “Everywhere I hear the sound of marching/Charging feet boy”
The 50th-anniversary edition of Beggars Banquet includes both the original banned toilet wall cover and the white “RSVP” replacement artwork. The set comes in stereo and mono mixes and has been remastered by Bob Ludwig. The vinyl edition features a 12” of “Sympathy for the Devil” along with rare flexidisc of a 1968 Jagger interview, originally included on Japanese edition with the "RSVP" cover.
"Beggars Banquet (50th Anniversary Edition)" can be preordered here or here in CD, digital and limited edition vinyl formats. Check out the lyric video for “Street Fighting Man” above. See below for the full track listing.
The “Satisfaction” hitmakers concluded their AEG Presents/Concerts West 2018 European tour on July 8 in Warsaw, Poland, at PGE Narodowy Stadium. Jagger has recently posted photos of himself working on “new music” in the studio, which has fans eagerly speculating about a possible new Stones album in the works. For all the latest details on The Rolling Stones, click here.
"Beggars Banquet (50th Anniversary Edition)" track listing:
Sympathy For the Devil
Street Fighting Man
Stray Cat Blues
Salt of the Earth
Sympathy For the Devil (mono)
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