The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet

 (Clear Vinyl)

180-gram clear vinyl

Remastered from high-resolution audio files sourced from the original master tapes

Even though they left the label years ago, ABKCO Records is still an important part of the Rolling Stones‘ history. And the label is joining the band's 50th anniversary celebration by reissuing three classic Stones albums on clear 180-gram vinyl.

The reissues are part of the company's new campaign, "The Rolling Stones Clearly Classic," which promises songs "meticulously mastered from high-resolution audio files sourced from the original master tapes, assuring optimal sound quality that exceeds both conventional CD audio and digital downloads,."

The three albums — Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed and Hot Rocks 1964-1971 — include some of the band's most enduring tracks, such as "Sympathy for the Devil," "Street Fighting Man," "Gimme Shelter" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want."

The most successful record of the bunch, Hot Rocks 1964-1971, features 21 of the band's biggest hits. It was a huge sales hit when it came out in 1971, spending 243 consecutive weeks on the chart and eventually selling more than 12 million copies.

From 1968, Beggars Banquet was one of the most innovative albums of the '60s, including two of the group’s best songs — “Street Fighting Man” and “Sympathy For The Devil.” The introduction of producer Jimmy Miller refocused the band with enthralling results returning to their blues roots albeit in a radical new way.

1. Sympathy For The Devil
2. New Expectations
3. Dear Doctor
4. Parachute Woman
5. Jigsaw Puzzle
6. Street Fighting Man
7. Prodigal Son
8. Stray Cat Blues
9. Factory Girl
10. Salt Of The Earth

Customer Reviews (3.80 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

Slightly Better Than the CD

posted on 04/19/2015
3 Stars
This is a digital master and it sounds like it to me. I still hear a lot of digital glare. I give it 3 1/2 stars for sonics. They cleaned up the bass a little and the sound stage is wider/deeper but that's about it. The pressing was pretty flat and mostly quiet. Also as mentioned in another review - I'm not a big fan of clear vinyl. It just seems to have more surface noise, does not press as flat and is brighter sounding. The music is 5 Stars. Lukewarm recommendation.

"If you have the memory"

posted on 05/07/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Paulo
Of course, everything is a matter of taste, what would be the color orange is all just liked the color red. But I liked this simple definition: "If you have the memory". That's it my friend, if is to compare the two pressing only then taste prevail, but as I have memory I prefer the Clear Vinyl that to my memory plays like the original.


posted on 07/24/2013
4 Stars
Reviewer: bigrasshopper
I was curious how this clear vinyl would compare to the black version I purchase several months ago. Forgetting about the the question of DSD I limited several back and forth comparisons to Factory Girl. To me the black vinyl sounds warmer with almost as much detail. To me the black sounded smoother and more of one piece, where the clear seemed to emphasize the upper end and just seemed less whole. I prefer the black. Then I remembered about DSD and the clear does not contain that logo. So for me this is just a marketing gimmick. Why not offer the DSD and clear vinyl?

as good as gold

posted on 09/24/2006
5 Stars
sound is incredible - if u have memories - go for it

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