Let It Bleed

Release date
3 Aug 2005
Running length
9 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Gimme Shelter 4:30 700,707
2 Love In Vain 4:19 158,339
3 Country Honk 3:07 121,058
4 Live With Me 3:33 131,583
5 Let It Bleed 5:27 172,258
6 Midnight Rambler 6:52 155,399
7 You Got The Silver 2:50 120,205
8 Monkey Man 4:11 135,238
9 You Can't Always Get What You Want 4:24 564,677

About this album

Let It Bleed is an album by English band The Rolling Stones, released in December 1969. The follow up to Beggars Banquet (1968), it appeared shortly after the band’s 1969 American Tour.


Although they had begun the recording of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” in March 1968, before Beggars Banquet had been released, recording for Let It Bleed began in earnest in February 1969 and would continue sporadically until November. Brian Jones performs on only two tracks, the autoharp on “You Got The Silver” and percussion on “Midnight Rambler”. His replacement Mick Taylor also plays on two tracks, “Country Honk” and “Live With Me.” Keith Richards, who had already shared vocal duties with Mick Jagger on a handful of songs (“Connection”, “Something Happened to Me Yesterday” and “Salt Of The Earth”), sang his first solo lead vocal on a Rolling Stones recording with “You Got The Silver.”

During 1968, Richards had been hanging out in London with Gram Parsons, who had left The Byrds on the eve of their departure for a tour in the Republic of South Africa. By all accounts, Parsons had significant impact on Richards’ taste in country music, and perhaps as a result of his influence, the band recorded a true honky-tonk song, “Country Honk,” a more uptempo and rock and roll version of which would appear as their next single, “Honky Tonk Women.” The LP track featured fiddle player Byron Berline, who worked with Parsons frequently throughout the latter’s career.

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