Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed

Let It Bleed is an album by The Rolling Stones, released in December 1969. The follow up to 1968's Beggars Banquet, it appeared shortly after the band's 1969 American Tour, their first in the U.S. in three years.

All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

1. "Gimme Shelter" – 4:32
* Features Merry Clayton on backing vocals
2. "Love in Vain" (Robert Johnson) – 4:22
* Features Ry Cooder on mandolin
3. "Country Honk" – 3:10
* Country version of "Honky Tonk Women", features Mick Taylor on guitar
4. "Live with Me" – 3:36
* Features Bobby Keys on saxophone with Keith Richards on bass and Mick Taylor on guitar
5. "Let It Bleed" – 5:34
* Features Ian Stewart on piano
6. "Midnight Rambler" – 6:57
* Features Brian Jones on percussion
7. "You Got the Silver" – 2:54
* Keith Richards' first solo lead vocal on a Rolling Stones song, Brian Jones plays autoharp
8. "Monkey Man" – 4:15
* Features Nicky Hopkins on piano
9. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" – 7:30
* Features producer Jimmy Miller on drums and Al Kooper on French horn, piano and organ

* Mick Jagger – vocals, backing vocals, harmonica
* Keith Richards – acoustic, electric guitar, slide guitar, bass, vocals
* Brian Jones – autoharp, percussion (congas)
* Mick Taylor – electric guitar, slide guitar
* Charlie Watts – drums
* Bill Wyman – bass, autoharp, vibes
* Ian Stewart – piano
* Nicky Hopkins – piano, organ
* Jimmy Miller – percussion, drums, tambourine
* Merry Clayton – vocals, backing vocals on "Gimme Shelter"
* Ry Cooder – mandolin on "Love in Vain"
* Nanette Workman – backing vocals on "Country Holnk" (not actress Nanette Newman as credited on the LP)
* Byron Berline – fiddle on "Country Honk"
* Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone on "Live with Me"
* Leon Russell – piano and horn arangenment on "Live with Me"

Additional musicians on "You Can't Always Get What You Want":

* London Bach Choir – choral arrangements by Jack Nitzsche
* Al Kooper – piano, organ, French horn
* Jimmy Miller – drums
* Rocky Dijon – congas, maracas
* Madeline Bell – backing vocals
* Nanette Workman – backing vocals (not actress Nanette Newman as credited on the LP)
* Doris Troy – backing vocals

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