Rolling Stones to Release 50th Anniversary Reissues

The 50th anniversary celebration of The Rolling Stones incredible year of 1968 is getting underway with three deluxe reissues courtesy of Abkco Records.

The label-which curates the Stones early material–will release  a remastered and repackaged vinyl release of  Beggars Banquet; a restored version of Jean-Luc Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil film (which documents the Stones recording the titular song); and, early next year, an expanded reissue of the legendary “Rock and Roll Circus” video and album, Variety reports.

Beggars Banquet will arrive on Nov. 16. It will feature The remastered limited-edition vinyl reissue includes a gatefold jacket with a special slipcover, including both the rejected original “bathroom-wall” artwork as well as the white cover that replaced it; a bonus 12” of the song “Sympathy For the Devil” in mono (the only song from the album to be truly mixed in mono), backed with an etching of the original ‘toilet’ cover; a replica of a rare Japanese bonus flexi disc containing a phone interview with Mick Jagger from 1968, originally included with initial Japanese pressings of “Beggars Banquet” and unknown even to many die-hard fans; and a download code for the album plus interview.

Sympathy for The Devil (a.k.a “One Plus One) will be released this Friday (Oct. 5). As previously reported, the film will showcase the iconic recording of that song. The film  has been carefully restored in 4K and will be available as a BluRay, DVD and download in North America.

There is no official release date for “Rock and Roll Circus,” the film that included  John Lennon and Yoko Ono (with Eric Clapton), The Who, Marianne Faithfull, Jethro Tull and others.  The new reissue features: a DVD/ Blu-Ray of the performances in wide-screen Dolby Vision, with audio in Dolby Atmos;  a full-color booklet;
– audio CDs or vinyl editions — including several previously unreleased tracks, and a brief but previously unreleased rehearsals of the Beatles’ “Revolution” and “Yer Blues” performed by John Lennon with Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton on guitar, Keith Richards on bass and Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell.

Track listings below:

Beggars Banquet (50th Anniversary Edition) CD/digital tracklist

  1. Sympathy for the Devil
  2. No 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

Beggars Banquet (50th Anniversary Edition) vinyl tracklist

Disc 1

Side A

  1. Sympathy For the Devil
  2. No Expectations
  3. Dear Doctor
  4. Parachute Woman
  5. Jigsaw Puzzle

Side B

  1. Street Fighting Man
  2. Prodigal Son
  3. Stray Cat Blues
  4. Factory Girl
  5. Salt of the Earth

Disc 2

  1. Sympathy For the Devil (mono)

Flexi disc

1) ‘Hello, This Is Mick Jagger!’ LONDON to TOKYO April 17, 1968