Sticky Fingers rereleased on  25/26 May 2015
31 March 2015

Deluxe Reissue Features Extensive Rare Bonus Material

Sticky Fingersone of the most revered albums in the storied catalogue of the legendary Rolling Stones, is set to enthral a new generation of admirers. The 1971 classic — which captured the band at the absolute peak of their powers, on timeless tracks such as ‘Brown Sugar,’ ‘Wild Horses,’ ‘Bitch,’ ‘Sister Morphine’ and ‘Dead Flowers’ — will be reissued by Universal Music in a variety of formats worldwide on 8 June 2015, and on 9 June 2015 for fans in North America.

The reissue arrives as the Rolling Stones continue to captivate audiences around the world with their stunning live performances. Last year’s 14 On Fire tour saw the band play for over a million fans and in 2015 the Stones will set out on a North American tour of stadiums and festivals. The Rolling Stones newly branded ZIP CODE tour will kick off in late May, see rollingstones.com/tickets/ for details.

Sticky Fingers was recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Stargroves, Mick’s country home and Olympic Studios in London, and produced by regular confidant Jimmy Miller, Sticky Fingers was released shortly after the Stones became exiled in the south of France, leaving Britain after a sensational farewell tour. It also featured some of the most ground breaking artwork in rock history by Andy Warhol, with its famous working zip on the front cover. Recreated in the Super Deluxe and Double Vinyl Deluxe Editions of the new package.

Sticky Fingers has been repeatedly hailed as one of the Stones’ all-time great albums, capturing their trademark combination of swagger and tenderness in a superb collection. It continued the incredible outpouring of creative energy that had produced 1968’s Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed in 1969. After Sticky Fingers, the Stones’ relocation to the south of France led to the double album masterpiece Exile On Main St. The highly acclaimed Sticky Fingers showcased the ever more inventive song writing of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and formidable guitar licks from Mick Taylor.

The new editions of Sticky Fingers follow the worldwide critical and commercial success of the Stones’ two previous deluxe reissues, for Exile itself (which took the album back to No. 1 in the UK in 2010, 38 years after it first topped the chart) and the 1978 classic Some Girls, repackaged in 2011.

As with those expanded releases, millions of Stones devotees will be hugely excited by not only the original album but the generous selection of previously unavailable material contained within the Deluxe and Super Deluxe formats. These include the alternative version of the chart-topping single ‘Brown Sugar’ featuring Eric Clapton; unreleased interpretations of ‘Bitch,’ ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’ and ‘Dead Flowers’; an acoustic take on the anthemic ‘Wild Horses’, and five tracks recorded live at The Roundhouse in 1971 including ‘Honky Tonk Women’ and ‘Midnight Rambler.’

The Super Deluxe edition will also house Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out!, the 13-track audio recording of the Stones’ gig in Leeds in March 1971, shortly before their ‘exile’ in France began. The set included versions of the just-completed ‘Brown Sugar,’ ‘Bitch’ and ‘Dead Flowers,’ one of their many authentic forays into country music territory.

There’s also a chance to see two numbers from the band’s famous Marquee Club show of March 26, 1971. Other features of the Super Deluxe Edition include a beautiful 120 page hardback book complete with real zip, featuring new liner notes and many rare and unseen photographs from the era plus a print, postcard set and more.

The first sessions that led to Sticky Fingers took place as far back as December 1969, in the remote location of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Alabama. The band then reconvened, back home in the UK both at Olympic and with the Rolling Stones Mobile parked up at Mick Jagger’s Stargroves home.

On April 23, 1971, 504 days after that first session in Alabama, Sticky Fingers was released, cheered on by media and public alike. “It is the latest beautiful chapter in the continuing story of the greatest rock group in the world,” wrote Rolling Stone.

As the album hit the shops that spring, ‘Brown Sugar’ hit the charts, and by early May, Sticky Fingers had become the band’s sixth UK #1 LP. Its four-week reign was matched by its performance in the US, and it also raced to the top in Australia, Canada and through much of Europe. As the aura grew around this essential part of the Stones’ epic story, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and became one of their four titles in the top 100 of Rolling Stone’s critics’ poll of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The welcome reappearance of Sticky Fingers will not only restate the pre-eminence of this album landmark, but add even greater distinction to perhaps the greatest catalogue in rock music.

Sticky Fingers is available to pre order now. Pre orders placed on iTunes for Deluxe and Super Deluxe versions will receive an instant download of a previously unreleased, acoustic version of ‘Wild Horses’. The track is also available to download and stream.

EDIT: Please note this article was edited on 9th April 2015

STICKY FINGERS, THE DELUXE REISSUE, RELEASED 8 JUNE GLOBALLY, AND 9 JUNE IN NORTH AMERICA

STICKY FINGERS IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW:

THE ROLLING STONES STORE / AMAZON /

ITUNES

STICKY FINGERS FORMATS:

 

Original CD

Remastered album with 12 page booklet.

 

Original LP

Remastered album on black heavyweight vinyl plus 12×12 insert.

 

Deluxe 2CD

Remastered album plus bonus CD featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances with 24 page booklet.

 

Deluxe Edition Boxset

Remastered album, bonus CD featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances plus DVD with 2 tracks from ‘Live At The Marquee’.

All housed in a presentation box with 72 page hardback picture book and 4 postcard set.

 

Super Deluxe Edition Boxset

Remastered album and bonus CD featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances.

Plus ‘Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out’ CD, a DVD featuring 2 tracks from ‘Live At The Marquee’ and 7” vinyl with Brown Sugar and Wild Horses.

All housed in a presentation box with hardback book complete with real zip.

Plus print, poster, 4 postcard set and mini replica of band cut out.

The carefully put together 120 page limited edition book recounts the making of this classic Stones album with an extensive essay by Nick Kent, embellished with previously unpublished images of the band and lavishly illustrated with metallic gold ink throughout.

 

Deluxe Double LP Set

Remastered album and bonus tracks featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances on two black heavyweight vinyls’.

Housed in an outer wallet with real zip.

 

Deluxe Double LP Set – Limited Edition Spanish Cover (e-commerce only)

Remastered album and bonus tracks featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances on two black heavyweight vinyls.

Housed in an outer wallet with Spanish cover.

 

Standard Download

Remastered album.

 

Deluxe Download

Remastered album plus bonus tracks featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances. Fans who pre-order on iTunes will receive an instant download of previously unreleased track ‘Wild Horses Acoustic’.

 

Super Deluxe Download

Remastered album, bonus tracks featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances, plus ‘Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out’ live tracks. Fans who pre-order on iTunes will receive an instant download of previously unreleased track ‘Wild Horses Acoustic’.

 

 

ORIGINAL TRACK LISTING:

 

  1. Brown Sugar

(Jagger – Richards)

Keith Richards – guitar & acoustic guitar

Mick Taylor – Guitar

Bill Wyman – Bass

Charlie Watts – Drums

Ian Stewart – Piano

Mick Jagger – Vocal & percussion

Bobby Keyes – Sax

 

 

  1. Sway

(Jagger – Richards)

Mick Taylor – Guitars

Bill Wyman – Bass

Charlie Watts – Drums

Mick Jagger – Vocal & guitar

Keith Richards – Vocal

Paul Buckmaster – Strings

Nicky Hopkins – Piano

 

  1. Wild Horses

(Jagger – Richards)

Keith Richards – Guitar & Vocal

Mick Taylor – Guitar

Bill Wyman – Bass

Jim Dickinson – Piano

Mick Jagger – Vocal

Charlie Watts – Drums

 

  1. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking

(Jagger – Richards)

Keith Richards – Guitar & vocals

Mick Taylor – Guitar

Bill Wyman – Bass

Charlie Watts – Drums

Billy Preston – Organ

Jimmy Miller – Percussion

Rocky Dijon – Congas

Bobby Keyes – Sax

Mick Jagger – Vocal

 

  1. You Gotta Move

(Jagger – Richards)

Keith Richards – Guitar & vocals

Mick Taylor – Electric guitar

Charlie Watts – Drums

Bill Wyman – Electric piano

Mick Jagger – Vocal

 

  1. Bitch

(Jagger – Richards)

Mick Taylor – Guitar

Keith Richards – Guitar & vocals

Mick Jagger – Vocal

Bill Wyman – Bass

Bobby Keyes – Sax

Jim Price – Trumpet

Jimmy Miller – Percussion

Charlie Watts – Drums

 

  1. I Got The Blues

(Jagger – Richards)

Keith Richards – Guitar & vocals

Mick Taylor – Guitar

Bill Wyman – Bass

Charlie Watts – Drums

Bobby Keyes – Sax

Jim Price – Trumpet

Mick Jagger – Vocal

Billy Preston – Organ

 

 

 

  1. Sister Morphine

(Jagger – Richards – Marianne Faithfull)

Charlie Watts – Drums

Bill Wyman – Bass

Keith Richards – Guitar

Ry Cooder – Guitar

Mick Jagger – Vocal

Jack Nitzche – Piano

 

  1. Dead Flowers

(Jagger – Richards)

Bill Wyman – Bass

Charlie Watts – Drums

Keith Richards – Guitar & vocals

Mick Taylor – Guitar

Mick Jagger – Guitar & vocal

Ian Stewart – Piano

 

  1. Moonlight Mile

(Jagger – Richards)

Charlie Watts – Drums

Bill Wyman – Bass

Jim Price – Piano

Mick Jagger – Guitar & vocal

Mick Taylor – Guitar

Paul Buckmaster – Strings

 

 

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