TVD Vinyl Giveaway: The Rolling Stones,
Let It Bleed, Beggars Banquet, Hot Rocks

clear vinyl set of 3

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While there’s been no shortage of commentary and critique as to The Rolling Stones’ current “50 and Counting” trek through the States and beyond, we for one couldn’t be happier to see the band out on the road, exorcising classics from a catalog with very few peers.

In tandem with the band’s 50th anniversary and tour, ABKCO Records has seen fit to delve into their own archives to remaster and rerelease a trio of the band’s classic LPs on clear vinyl—and we’ve got the set of 3 “Clearly Classic” releases to award one of you.

First, some official background:

“Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, and Hot Rocks 1964-1971, the most celebrated albums in ABKCO’s catalog of Rolling Stones releases, will debut later this month as 180-gram LPs, pressed on clear vinyl, in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary and ’50 and Counting’ tour.

The launch of a projected series titled “The Rolling Stones Clearly Classic,” featuring these three initial releases out May 28th, focus on the three Rolling Stones albums that reflect the group’s formative years and transformation into “The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band” at the end of the 1960’s and into the early 70’s.

All three albums have been meticulously mastered from high resolution audio files sourced from the original master tapes, assuring optimal sound quality that exceeds both conventional CD audio and digital downloads.”

“Beggars Banquet was a breakthrough album for the Rolling Stones, recorded in 1968 in London and Los Angeles and produced by Jimmy Miller. It was the last full album with founding member Brian Jones in the line-up.”

Sympathy for the Devil
No Expectations
Dear Doctor
Parachute Woman
Jigsaw Puzzle

Street Fighting Man
Prodigal Son
Stray Cat Blues
Factory Girl
Salt of the Earth

“Let It Bleed, the first Rolling Stones album that includes contributions from Mick Taylor who replaced Brian Jones shortly before the latter’s death, is the stuff of legends with many considering the set as the band’s very best.”

Gimme Shelter
Love in Vain
Country Honk
Live with Me
Let It Bleed

Midnight Rambler
You Got the Silver
Monkey Man
You Can’t Always Get What You Want

“Hot Rocks 1964-1971 is a collection, on 2 LPs, of tracks that, in essence, launched the band into the public consciousness with a run of hits that went on to establish the Rolling Stones’ preeminence on both sides of the Atlantic—a total of 21 songs, recorded over 7 years, on four sides.

Time Is on My Side
Heart of Stone
Play With Fire
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
As Tears Go By
Get Off of My Cloud

Mother’s Little Helper
19th Nervous Breakdown
Paint It, Black
Under My Thumb
Ruby Tuesday
Let’s Spend the Night Together

Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Street Fighting Man
Sympathy for the Devil
Honky Tonk Women
Gimme Shelter

Midnight Rambler
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Brown Sugar
Wild Horses

Enter to win The Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed, Beggars Banquet, and Hot Rocks 1964-1971 from the “Clearly Classic” collection by telling us in the comments below what these LPs have meant to you over the years—briefly!—and why perhaps your well-worn copies could use a remastered upgrade.

One entrant with a USA or Canadian mailing address will be awarded all 3 LPs on 06/21.

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  • Jbones72

    these 3 albums are basically my introduction to rock-n-roll! Hot Rocks was first cassette i bought with my own $, as my Stones appreciation grew discovering LIB & BB only cemented them as my favorite band.

  • Alberto J Pacheco

    rather curious why this isn’t a package of the holy trinity (Beggars, Let It Bleed & Sticky Fingers)?
    my fav (perhaps because of so much incredible documentary footage) era of the Stones was this Mick Taylor period after Brian Jones died.  i enjoyed Jones’ Stones tremendously (as all of us 60s pop fans did) but this next phase was the f*cking tits.
    why do i need a new copy?  why doesn’t everybody have at least 10 on hand so they can give one out to anybody who doesn’t have one yet???

  • RachelRiester

    For me, Let Bleed was the gateway drug – my intro to tasty rock music and all that the genre holds.  As someone who is gradually moving from a purely digital music library to having the greats on vinyl, this would be a fantastic way to get to re-listen to the classics that started it all (for me, at least).

  • teflonrobg

    I was born in 1969 and my parents had these records. I now have them and the remasters will sound even better on my record player today. Cheers!

  • JeffEmert

    Due to a job loss several years ago (followed by a long period of unemployment), I had to sell my copies.

  • K Ross

    I’m 24 years old, and I would love to add these to my collection, as I don’t actually own any of these albums on vinyl. It’s a sad fact. I spent a lot of my childhood listening to The Stones in my father’s garage, along with bands like CCR, The Who, etc. I’ve had this music in my life for as long as I can remember, and I would love to have a proper set of vinyl for exactly that reason.

  • whoabecca

    When I was young, my mom ONLY listened to the Beatles – no Bruce Springsteen, no Tom Petty, no Rolling Stones – I’ve had to teach myself, and I feel like I’ve only skimmed the surface. I’d love a chance to dive REAL DEEP into these records. Thank you!

  • 4000days

    I managed an indie record shop for 10 years, and left last fall to go to school after realizing that no health insurance & no room for growth was not in the best interests of my future. In those 10 years, despite the hundreds of used copies that came through the door, I don’t own clean copies of any of these Stones LP’s. These albums were so consistently loved and relentlessly played that every copy I have ever seen has had, at the least, some surface scratches and wear to the cover. Which says more about the music contained within the albums than words ever could.

  • hihat61

    I’ve finally got my kids listening to vinyl. These three records are already a part of my vinyl collection and helped shape my love of music. I would love to let my kids have their own copy of these classic albums.

  • RichardFischer

    These recordings meant everything to me while growing up. More then any British invasion band the Rolling Stones left the biggest impression on me. Unlike the Beatles’s “Pop’ music the Stones were drenched in the Blues and delivered “Rock and Roll” and not top 40 fodder. I bought all these records when they came out forty years ago and saw the Rolling Stones at least 10 times. The Rolling Stones proved that you can rock till you drop.  These recordings are all from the early Stones and some still have Brian Jones in the mix. My hand made British turntable and my vacuum tubes are screaming for fresh vinyl. I could go on about the Rolling Stones all night but now feel the need to put one of my old records on.

  • Wheeler Hall

    What can I say: It’s the Stones. And Keith means everything. It’s all about the music for Keith. After reading his memoir, Life, I thought, “I could be friends with that guy.” We’re both from two different countries, born in two different eras. But listening to his guitar licks, I can tell that, as it is for me, it’s all about the music for Keith. I’ve only ever owned these songs on CD, so it would be a dream to own vinyl copies.

  • jeff gerhard

    I knew the Stones from the radio as a kid in the ’80s, but I never knew their albums until I was in high school and bought Exile on Main Street (from BMG or Columbia House) because it was supposedly one of the best albums of all time. Little did I know that, great as Exile is, it’s maybe not the easiest gateway to really getting into the Stones. Luckily one of my high school friends had the Hot Rocks CD set, and I got to know that Mother’s Little Helper wasn’t just a Tesla song! Later in life I learned how great Let It Bleed and Beggars are too, but only from tapes, CDs, and mp3s. Vinyl copies would finally bring me full circle to enjoying these albums the way they were always intended.

  • Wayne

    Beginning as a music lover and record collector in the early seventies, at the age of 6, courtesy of the huge influence of my big brother’s Beatles, Alice Cooper, Uriah Heep and, of course, Stones albums, I spent a lifetime expanding my tastes and building a collection of the great musical masterpieces. No matter how far out or bizarre my musical interests may have wandered, I always came back to those essential sounds and the well worn vinyl copies that contained them. That is until Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when the collection I had been compiling all of my life was, in an instant, engulfed in the tidal surge that filled our home with over 7 feet of water. Eight years later, the collection sits in a dark corner of my barn, too sentimentally valuable to toss out, but too damaged and grimy to play. So, some nice, shiny, new clear copies of these classics would certainly have a place of honor next to the turntable as I re-build my collection.

  • SCS1

    My Dad came back from Vietnam to hundreds of records he had purchased while overseas.  While growing up we moved a number of times and over the years replaced pretty much everything we owned.  The one consistent thing was the records.. They were the last thing packed so they could be the first thing taken off the truck.  The Stones, The Who, Zeppelin, Cream, Hendrix.. he had them all and instilled my current appreciation for all music.

  • dunnand

    Mine smell like smoke and I don’t even smoke.

  • bigtuna

    I was pretty much raised on this stuff but my Dad got rid of all of his vinyl from back in the day.  Ive been trying to hunt records like this down for quite a while now

  • mi6234

    The first concert I ever went to was the Rolling Stones on the Voodoo Lounge tour when I was 10.  The next day I bought Hot Rocks since I didn’t know their discography well enough to take a gamble on a single album.  I wore it out and eventually started picking up the individual albums.  Certainly my favorite Stones album, and possibly my favorite album of all time, is Let it Bleed.  Monkey Man might also be my favorite song of all time.  Beggars Banquet might have the best 1, 2 punch in Jigsaw Puzzel>Street Fighting man.  Reminds me of getting drunk in high school.  Good times.  I just got a record player for Christmas and these albums would do a whole lot to bolster my limited collection.

  • HowieChaney

    These three albums are the meat and potatoes of the rolling stones early years, they started as a rhythm and blues band and by 1966 they had changed with the times into a pop band to compete with  the beatles with much success but in 1967 they ran into hard times with drug busts,court hearings, and psychedelic music. they released their journey into acid rock an album called their satanic majesties request. while the album had it’s moments it didn’t feel like a stones album. the pressure was on when they entered the studio in early 1968 to record a new album. they knew they had to deliver and boy did they ever. with jimmy miller producing the band went back to the rhythm and blues basics  and released beggars banquet ,followed by let it bleed, and other rock masterpieces. with the release of these albums the stones showed the world what their fans already knew. they were never in the shadows of the fab four , they are the world’s greatest rock and roll band.. period.

  • Jaymazza

    I discovered New Orleans music because of the Stones and these albums were the icing on the cake after digging the very early stuff.

  • Cb

    Well 2 things then.
    1st, I’am a massive records collector and Rolling stones fan
    2nd, This is what I do:
    We can do a trade, I’ll give you a couple of pieces, you can even request your own design  🙂
    You guys have a fantastic day anyway

  • Brandon Moeller

    The Stones taught the world how to Rock-N-Roll and these three albums demonstrate their power as innovators and is frequently imitated but never matched.

  • amps210

    Clearly, I’d love to own these classics in this clear classic version! The Rolling Stones are *my* band… Not sure exactly when it happened, but when i fell in love I fell hard and while I own just about everything they’ve released on cd, my vinyl Stones collection is lacking and these, well, these would make it ALL the better! Was lucky enough to hear a lot of these songs played live last December in NJ from the front row (life changing) and now all I want is to listen to the Stones rock n roll in my ears forever. Thanks for this chance TVD.

  • juanechenique

    Rolling Stones is one of the first bands that I listen since I was a child. I never tire of listening Sympathy with the Devil.

  • JosephBeganis

    Whenever I hear any song on the “Let it Bleed” album it evokes 1970 memories when I was 16 yrs old.
    Back then 100’s of people would hang out in the Pioneer Woods forest preserves with the Rollings Stones blasting on someones 8 Track tape.
    It was a truly harmless gathering of hippies and musicians. At first, the Chicago area police left us alone. Then later on it was somehow perceived as a threat due to the massive amount of people in attendance. 
    After a swarm of at least 50 police cars stormed into the crowd one day, this moment was lost forever. 
    Now Pioneer Woods is just as beautiful but it will never have the music and happy people hanging out there ever again.
    So this is still a bittersweet memory of days gone by.

  • JimPetrowski

    My dad didn’t allow me to own any Stones records when I was a kid. But it didn’t stop me from listening. I’d sneak a phone call to KSHE 95 radio (St. Louis MO), make my request, and hide in the closet with my 9v transister radio and cheesy earplug just to get my 3 minute fix. Then I’d wait a few hours and do it all over again. I have my own house now, with my own turntable. I could listen any time I want now. Sorry Dad.

  • mekmad

    Hot Rocks was my introduction to the greatest Rock n Roll in the world and my first purchases thereafter was Let it Bleed and Beggars.  Followed by Sticky Fingers, Tattoo You, Some Girls, Undercover..  Exile actually came way later.  I would love to get these on vinyl (clear vinyl no less) since my older sister took her collection years ago.  Oh, and I can’t spend anymore money on the Stones after getting tickets for the 24th!  🙂  Thanks for the contest!

  • Andor Kiss

    Hot Rocks was my first stones record, and it is completely worn out. But Beggars Banquet is probably my all time favourite stones record other than EOMS. I have just rebuilt my Thorens table and these albums would sound super on it.

  • SpencerDraper

    To me these best represent the Stones’ particular blend of blues,
    debauchery and absolute chaos. This is after the early years, when it
    was getting tougher to express themselves in a changing market, and when
    feelings of aging and lack of importance came into play.

  • poopyjeff

    I have 3 copies of Pink Floyd, Division Bell. It was what I listened to when my daughter was born and was in ICU for almost a month. Still love hearing it

  • darnfloor

    The only album represented here I have on vinyl is Beggars Banquet (and
    the others on CD), but it is beyond worn out. Winning this prize
    package would be a nice opportunity to fill some embarrassing, gaping
    holes in my collection. Thanks!

  • Henry Bemis

    These are my three favorite Rolling Stones’ albums. I have all three albums on vinyl; I found them in my neighbor’s garbage. Unfortunately, my neighbor (or somebody) drew cartoon penises all over the covers, so I’ve always been too bashful to display these records, especially when my parents thumb through my record collection. Needless to say, new copies would be wonderful!

  • The Vinyl District

    A winner has been chosen – please check your email! Thanks for entering!

  • Robert Eckert

    Briefly, I grew up listening and loving the Rolling Stones, and have my mom’s original copies, which are worn, but warm with memories because every pop hiss n scratch makes me smile. I am hoping to see my mom again soon, and we will listen again. Not sure if this contest is still going, but thought to try!


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