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Let It Bleed (Remastered Super Audio) [Original recording remastered, Hybrid SACD, SACD]

The Rolling Stones Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (23 Oct 2002)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Hybrid SACD, SACD
  • Label: Abkco
  • ASIN: B00006LSTC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Blu-ray Audio
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,415 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Gimme Shelter
2. Love In Vain
3. Country Honk
4. Live With Me
5. Let It Bleed
6. Midnight Rambler
7. You Got The Silver
8. Monkey Man
9. You Canít Always Get W hat You Want

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Product Description

This product is a hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) and has been encoded with two layers: one is a normal CD program and the other is an SACD of the same repertoire. The product is playable on both SACD-compatible machines as well as standard CD players.

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Catalogue number 8823032 on the ABKCO Records label, the remastered SACD version, some pressed on 24k Gold, packaged in a three panel digipak, with the following tracks: 1> Gimmie Shelter [4:30], 2> Love In Vain [4:19], 3> Country Honk [3:07], 4> Live With Me [3:33], 5> Let It Bleed [5:27], 6> Midnight Rambler [6:52], 7> You Got The Silver [2:50], 8> Monkey Man [4:11], 9> You Can't Always Get What You Want [7:28].

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic blues-rock with a dash of country 24 Aug 2013
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
While others argue about the sound quality of various re-issues, I'm very happy with the 2002 version. I don't take the advice in the booklet to play it loud, because I live in a house of multiple occupation and not all of those who would hear it if I did are Stones fans. But I love the album even at normal volumes.

The set opens with Gimmie shelter, a song that should be familiar to most people, which is followed by the only non-original song on the album. Love in vain, a cover of a blues song by Robert Johnson, features Ry Cooder as guest musician playing mandolin.

Next up is Country honk, a song better known as Honky-tonk women, under which title it is the most famous song here. Byron Berline is the guest musician here, playing fiddle. The remaining songs are all great, wiith my favorites among them being Midnight rambler and You can't always get what you want.

This is a great album from 1969 with plenty of variety among its nine tracks.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hangs together pretty well 1 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album, like Black and Blue, saw the Stones effectively reduced to a 4-piece. Keith has to work that much harder and it shows in some strong songs.
"Gimmie Shelter" is not only, in my opinion, the best Stones song ever, but also one of the best songs ever. It is simply stunning. "Love In Vain" has a nice feel to it, although I rarely warm to Stones covers (apart from the adolescent charm of the early covers on their first and third albums). "Country Honk" is an uptempo country track that feels right and not contrived, while "Live With Me" showed the Stones with a snarl and contempt that was was still convincing when they were in their mid 20's. "Let It Bleed" is another great track and was written in the period when Jagger's lyrics still had resonance and feel. "Midnight Rambler" is good but not as great as it is sometimes made out to be. I think it is sometimes praised more for its concept than for the song itself. "You Got The Silver" is an atractive Keith song, rendered above average by Brain Jones's last contribution to the band on autoharp. "Monkey Man" I used to think was just filler, but my view has changed and I now think it is the Stones experimenting with heavy rock (as The Beatles did with Helter Skelter) and pulling it off. Finally, "You Can't Always Get What You Want" is another classic, which I can see in years to come being sung by professional choirs as a "traditional" staple.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Victor HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After a series of difficulties within the band, The Rolling Stones regrouped and came out of the blocks with the classic `Beggars Banquet'. Their next album, `Let It Bleed', built on the groundwork laid down there and an album of classic country rock is the result.

The album is propelled by Charlie Watts' metronomic and powerful drumming, with Bill Wyman's underrated but essential Bass. Keith Richards puts in some classic blues guitar and Jagger lays down a note perfect, tortured vocal. There are classic tracks here, the iconic `Let It Bleed' and `You Can't Always Get What You Want', the dangerous `Midnight Rambler', and perhaps the greatest ever cover of Robert Johnson's `Love In Vain'. The tempo is relatively slow throughout, but these are powerful songs that will just sweep you along. This is a classic album that I just keep on returning to.

For all trivia lovers, the cake in the picture on the album front was baked by a very young Delia Smith.

Finally the Stone's back catalogue is being given the treatment it deserves in this series of re-mastered SACD hybrid discs. On a normal CD player the sound is excellent, with a great mix that brings out so much more detail than the old, murky, releases. On a SACD system these will just blow you away. You really feel like you're in the studio with the band. My only complaint is the lack of any kind of liner notes. Some recording details and an essay about the band at the time would have been nice, but hey - it's the music that's really important, and that is superb.

Highly recommended to all.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Review is about the vinyl 18 Mar 2011
By 10G3N
Format:Vinyl
I ordered it because it was cheap. Now I know why it was cheap. The sound is just not right (an odd neither CD nor vinyl sound). I was very afraid when I saw words like 'Direct Stream Digital' and 'Super Bit Mapping Direct' printed on the vinyl cover. Absolutely makes no sense to make vinyls from digital sources. When will they ever learn. Fantastic album, though.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Rolling Stones' albums 13 May 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this in vinyl (the mono version) over 40 years ago and recently bought it as a CD. For me it's probably the best Rolling Stones' album with Aftermath coming a close second. For what it's worth I think the best five tracks in order of preference are (1) You can't always get what you want (2) Gimme shelter (3) Monkey man (4) Let it bleed (5) Live with me. The other tracks are all of a high standard, especially Midnight Rambler. Most of the Stones' albums have at least a couple of weak tracks but not this one. It's still as fresh now as it was for decades ago. Some of the lyrics are extraordinary if you listen closely: "My best friend he shoots water rats and feeds them too his geese, don't you think there's a place for us, in between the sheets?" - perhaps not Byzantine reasoning but definitely intriguing. I still don't see the connection. The only thing I don't like about it is the cover which just doesn't look quite right. Strongly recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate format?
I thought I would give this a try as I had heard good reviews about the concept. I was not disappointed but the original master quality limits the improvement. Read more
Published 12 days ago by richarda
3.0 out of 5 stars High Fidelity
Disappointed that this was not Multi Channel and only Stereo. I would not have bought this had I known before hand. Read more
Published 23 days ago by windcutter
4.0 out of 5 stars Let it Bleed
This order took some time to come but it did arrive in time for Valentine's day and my beloved was delighted. Read more
Published 1 month ago by helen gail job
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good!
I bought this for my dad for his Birthday. He loves this album which has a great selection of songs. Great purchase for any Rolling Stones fan.
Published 2 months ago by Miss Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars let it bleed
Absolutely amazing CD! Great tracks and a good quality!! The arrival time for it was also great! I got it for c my daughter's birthday and she loves it!
Published 2 months ago by Pete
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought I might have to return it
Received the album today and removed disc from cardboard sleeve for the first play.i was rather disappointed to see that the record was very dirty and marked both sides with... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Brian Bathie
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it
This is my favourite CD at the moment.. I hadn't really listened to the Rolling a stones before but I have been converted
Published 6 months ago by katie cole
4.0 out of 5 stars The Band My Dad said would never last.
What can one say about the Stones. The best Rock Band Ever. Every song they did was a classic one
Published 6 months ago by David Winston Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Slow burn
Again, from the classic period. The first track Gimme Shelter is a slow burner that builds steadily until grabs you by the throat. If I was opening a gig I would open it with this.
Published 6 months ago by Eric Barkas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
The Stones for me have never sounded better than they did across the four albums Beggars Banquet/Let it Bleed/Sticky Fingers/Exile on Main Street although I'm sure many will... Read more
Published 8 months ago by C. Ottewell
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