50 years ago, the Stones issued their album “Let It Bleed”.
Reason enough for ABCKO to release a 50th anniversary issue, out November 1st, with 2xLP or 2x ‘HybridSuper Audio’ CD set, featuring the album entirely remastered in both stereo and mono by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering. The collection comes with a reproduction of the 1969 7” mono single of “Honky Tonk Women” / ”You Can’t Always Get What You Want” in a picture sleeve.
Also included are three 12” x 12” hand-numbered replica-signed lithographs printed on embossed archival paper, and a full-colour 23” x 23” poster with restored art from the original 1969 Decca Records package, as well as an 80-page hardcover book that includes an essay by journalist David Fricke and never-before-seen photos by the band’s tour photographer Ethan Russell.
ABKCO Records is also releasing the remastered stereo version of Let It Bleed as a standalone CD, vinyl LP, and digitally.
=> bestclassicbands.com – Rolling Stones’ ‘Let it Bleed’ Gets 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
=> pitchfork.com – The Rolling Stones Announce Let It Bleed 50th Anniversary Reissue
=> guitar.com – The Rolling Stones announce special box set to celebrate Let It Bleed’s 50th anniversary
=> analogplanet.com – Let It Bleed 50th Anniversary Deluxe Box From ABKCO Coming November 1st
There, at analogplanet.com, you can read an interesting critic of this anniversary issue by ABCKO by ‘Rashers’:
At $125 you would think that they would add a few goodies into the Super Deluxe Box Set. Presumably this contains the 2003 Bob Ludwig DSD version on SACD and vinyl plus a mono version (recent mono box set) that, for me – it being 1969 – is pretty pointless. Could they not have dug up some unreleased video or tv shows from the archives, a CD or 2 of demos/outtakes (lord knows that there are plenty of bootlegs out there), a surround sound mix, a new documentary about the making etc? All a bit of a lazy cash in. Compared with the recently announced, and similarly priced, Gene Clark “No Other” box set (https://4ad.com/news/1000), this is a pretty poor effort. […]