Rolling Stones Announce 50th-Anniversary Edition of ‘Beggars Banquet’
A special edition of the Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet will be released on Nov. 16 in honor of its 50th anniversary.
The set is being previewed with a new lyric video for "Street Fighting Man," which you can watch below.
The package contains a remastered version of the album on CD and 180-gram LP, with a 12" single of "Sympathy for the Devil" and a flexi-disc of a 1968 telephone interview with Mick Jagger that was conducted to promote the album for the Japanese market.
Also of note in the 50th anniversary edition is the LP's cover art. The band had hoped to include a Michael Vosse photograph of a graffiti-strewn restroom, but it was rejected by its record label because it was considered offensive. It was replaced by a white cover with the band's and album's names written in an elegant typeface designed to resemble an invitation.
As standards changed, subsequent reissues have restored the Vosse photograph. This new version features that cover, but the entire collection is housed in an overwrap featuring the invitation image.
Another artifact of the Beggars Banquet period is also set to be re-released. Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One), a documentary by Jean-Luc Godard centered on the recording of the song, will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms on Oct. 5. The set includes the film, the behind-the-scenes documentary Voices, interviews with the production team, a new commentary track and an essay by Danny Goldberg.