Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 104/500!Sticky Fingers, one of the most revered albums in the storied catalog of the legendary Rolling Stones, is set to enthrall a new generation of admirers. The 1971 classic - which captured the band at the absolute peak of their powers, on timeless tracks such as 'Brown Sugar,' 'Wild Horses,' 'Bitch,' 'Sister Morphine' and 'Dead Flowers' - is now reissued by Universal Music.
'Sticky Fingers' was recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Stargroves, Mick's country home and Olympic Studios in London and produced by regular confidant Jimmy Miller. 'Sticky Fingers' was released shortly after the Stones became exiled in the south of France, leaving Britain after a sensational farewell tour. It also featured some of the most ground breaking artwork in rock history by Andy Warhol with its famous working zip on the front cover.
'Sticky Fingers' has been repeatedly hailed as one of the Stones' all-time great albums, capturing their trademark combination of swagger and tenderness in a superb collection. It continued the incredible outpouring of creative energy that had produced 1968's 'Beggars Banquet' and 'Let It Bleed' in 1969. After 'Sticky Fingers,' the Stones' relocation to the south of France led to the double album masterpiece 'Exile On Main St.' The highly acclaimed 'Sticky Fingers' showcased the ever more inventive song writing of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and formidable guitar licks from Mick Taylor.
The first sessions that led to 'Sticky Fingers' took place as far back as December 1969, in the remote location of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Alabama. The band then reconvened, back home in the UK both at Olympic and with the Rolling Stones Mobile parked up at Mick Jagger's Stargroves home. On April 23, 1971, 504 days after that first session in Alabama, 'Sticky Fingers' was released, cheered on by media and public alike. "It is the latest beautiful chapter in the continuing story of the greatest rock group in the world," wrote Rolling Stone.
As the album hit the shops that spring, 'Brown Sugar' hit the charts, and by early May, 'Sticky Fingers' had become the band's sixth UK #1 LP. Its four-week reign was matched by its performance in the US, and it also raced to the top in Australia, Canada and through much of Europe. As the aura grew around this essential part of the Stones' epic story, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and became one of their four titles in the top 100 of Rolling Stone's critics' poll of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The welcome reappearance of 'Sticky Fingers' will not only restate the pre-eminence of this album landmark, but add even greater distinction to perhaps the greatest catalogue in rock music.
"With its offhand mixture of decadence, roots music, and outright malevolence, Sticky Fingers set the tone for the rest of the decade for the Stones." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
Heavyweight 180 Gram Double Vinyl
2014 remastered album plus bonus LP
Bonus LP features previously unreleased alternate takes, acoustic & live performances
Housed in an outer cover sleeve with real zipper featuring the Rolling Stones 'Tongue and Lip Design' Logo!
LP 1 - Side A:
1. Brown Sugar
3. Wild Horses
4. Can't You Hear Me Knocking
5. You Gotta Move
LP 1 - Side B:
2. I Got the Blues
3. Sister Morphine
4. Dead Flowers
5. Moonlight Mile
LP 2 - Side A:
1. Brown Sugar (with Eric Clapton)
2. Wild Horses (Acoustic)
3. Can't You Hear Me Knocking (Alternate Version)
4. B*tch (Extended Version)
5. Dead Flowers (Alternate Version)
LP 2 - Side B:
Live at The Roundhouse, 1971
1. Live With Me
2. Stray Cat Blues
3. Love In Vain
4. Honky Tonk Women