Beggars Banquet

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Review Text The Stones forsook psychedelic experimentation to return to their blues roots on this celebrated album, which was immediately acclaimed as one of their landmark achievements. A strong acoustic Delta blues flavor colors much of the material, particularly "Salt of the Earth" and "No Expectations," which features some beautiful slide guitar work. Basic rock & roll was not forgotten, however: "Street Fighting Man," a reflection of the political turbulence of 1968, was one of their most innovative singles, and "Sympathy for the Devil," with its fire-dancing guitar licks, leering Jagger vocals, African rhythms, and explicitly satanic lyrics, was an image-defining epic. On "Stray Cat Blues," Jagger and crew began to explore the kind of decadent sexual sleaze that they would take to the point of self-parody by the mid-'70s. At the time, though, the approach was still fresh, and the lyrical bite of most of the material ensured Beggars Banquet's place as one of the top blues-based rock records of all time. ~ Richie Unterberger

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  1. 1. Sympathy for the Devil - 6:18
  2. 2. No Expectations - 4:56
  3. 3. Dear Doctor - 3:22
  4. 4. Parachute Woman - 2:20
  5. 5. Jig-Saw Puzzle - 6:06
  6. 6. Street Fighting Man - 3:16
  7. 7. Prodigal Son - 3:52
  8. 8. Stray Cat Blues - 5:37
  9. 9. Factory Girl - 2:09
  10. 10. Salt of the Earth - 5:47

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Release Date
8/27/02 

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