Beggars Banquet  

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Beggars Banquet is an LP released in 1968 by The Rolling Stones. It marked a return to the band's R&B roots, generally viewed as simpler and more primal than the conspicuous psychedelics of Their Satanic Majesties Request.


Sympathy for the Devil

Sympathy for the Devil is also the title of a producer's edit of a 1968 film by Jean-Luc Godard, whose own version is called One Plus One. The film, a fantasia around late 1960s counterculture, features the Rolling Stones in the process of recording the track in the studio. In the film a clip is seen where Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Jimmy Miller, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Marianne Faithful and Anita Pallenberg are recording the song's "whoo whoo" backing vocals. Miller later revealed that this shot was staged, and that the backing vocals on the final track were overdubbed in Los Angeles with only Jagger, Richards and Miller present.

Track listing

All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

Side one

  1. "Sympathy for the Devil" – 6:27
  2. "No Expectations" – 4:02
  3. "Dear Doctor" – 3:26
  4. "Parachute Woman" – 2:23
  5. "Jigsaw Puzzle" – 6:17

Side two

  1. "Street Fighting Man" – 3:18
  2. "Prodigal Son" (Rev. Robert Wilkins) – 2:55
  3. "Stray Cat Blues" – 4:40
  4. "Factory Girl" – 2:12
  5. "Salt of the Earth" – 4:51


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