The Rolling Stones recently announced the 15-city U.S. stadium tour known as The ZIP CODE Tour - both because it plans on visiting relatively unfamiliar zip codes and because of that famous zipper that adorned the original 1971 release of the band's classic Sticky Fingers. On
May 25 June 8 in the U.K. - one day after the tour kicks off at San Diego's Petco Park - the Stones will reissue Sticky Fingers in the now de rigeur multitude of formats. ( May 26 June 9 is the U.S. release date.)
Produced by Jimmy Miller and recorded in locations including London and Muscle Shoals, Sticky Fingers was the band's ninth British and eleventh American studio album. It was also the inaugural release on Rolling Stones Records, the first of the band's albums to fully feature Mick Taylor, and the first album without the late Brian Jones. Entirely composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards with the exception of a cover of the spiritual "You've Gotta Move" and the Marianne Faithfull/Glimmer Twins-written "Sister Morphine," Sticky Fingers topped both the U.S. and U.K. album charts and yielded hit singles including "Brown Sugar" (No. 1 U.S./No. 2 U.K.) and "Wild Horses" (No. 28 U.S.) as well as fan favorites like the orchestrated ballad "Moonlight Mile" and country ballad "Dead Flowers."
Following past reissues of Exile on Main Street (2010) and Some Girls (2011), the new Sticky Fingers offers previously unissued material. The 2-CD edition includes a bonus disc with alternative versions of the chart-topping "Brown Sugar" (featuring Eric Clapton), "Bitch," "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and "Dead Flowers," an acoustic version of the ballad "Wild Horses," and five tracks recorded live at The Roundhouse in 1971 including "Honky Tonk Women" and "Midnight Rambler." The 2-LP edition has the original album and all of the bonus content on the 2-CD version except for the live "Midnight Rambler." A 2-CD/1-DVD Deluxe Edition adds a bonus DVD with two live performances from The Marquee in 1971 ("Midnight Rambler" and "Bitch"), and the Super Deluxe Edition adds both the vinyl edition and a third, exclusive CD. Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out is the 13-track recording of the Stones' gig in Leeds in March 1971, featuring fresh versions of the just-completed "Brown Sugar," "Bitch" and "Dead Flowers." The Super Deluxe Edition also features a 120-page hardback book with new liner notes and rare photos and memorabilia, a 7-inch single with "Brown Sugar" and "Wild Horses," and of course, a real zipper on the package.
You can peruse the track listings for all versions below; the U.K. price on the Super Deluxe Edition is currently considerably lower than its U.S. price. All versions are due from Universal on June 8 in the U.K. and June 9 in the U.S.!
The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stones Records COC 59100, 1971 - reissued Universal, 2015)
3-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition Box Set: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2-CD/1-DVD Deluxe Edition Box Set: Amazon U.S. TBD / Amazon U.K.
2-CD Deluxe Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
1-CD Standard Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2-LP Deluxe Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
CD 1: The Original Album (available in all formats)
- Brown Sugar
- Wild Horses
- Can't You Hear Me Knocking
- You Gotta Move
- I Got The Blues
- Sister Morphine
- Dead Flowers
- Moonlight Mile
- Brown Sugar (Alternate Version with Eric Clapton)
- Wild Horses (Acoustic Version)
- Can't You Hear Me Knocking (Alternate Version)
- Bitch (Extended Version)
- Dead Flowers (Alternate Version)
- Live With Me (Live At The Roundhouse, 1971)
- Stray Cat Blues (Live At The Roundhouse, 1971)
- Love In Vain (Live At The Roundhouse, 1971)
- Midnight Rambler (Live At The Roundhouse, 1971)
- Honky Tonk Women (Live At The Roundhouse, 1971)
DVD: Live at The Marquee, 1971 (available in 2-CD/1-DVD box set and Super Deluxe Box Set)
- Midnight Rambler
CD 3: Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out (only available in Super Deluxe Box Set):
- Jumpin' Jack Flash (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
- Live With Me (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
- Dead Flowers (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
- Stray Cat Blues (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
- Love In Vain (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
- Midnight Rambler (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
- Bitch (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
- Honky Tonk Women (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
- (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
- Little Queenie (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
- Brown Sugar (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
- Street Fighting Man (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
- Let It Rock (Live At Leeds University, 1971)
You would have to be one of the Stones to afford the 3-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition Box Set. Sheesh!
But still cheaper than good seats on the current tour (the Milwaukee show's topping out at $490-some dollars). Sorry guys... I'll stick with my old CBS records CD of Sticky Fingers, and my bootleg CD of the Leeds show.
William Keats says
Since an hour of the Marquee set circulates as video (I'm not sure if that's the complete set), it's pretty pathetic that they are issuing only about 20 minutes of that show. Saving the rest for a standalone DVD/BluRay release, maybe? That would be in line with their reissue strategy for "Exile," where the video component in the deluxe box merely served as a promo for future standalone video releases.
David Olstein says
This is frustrating. The set is very light on outtakes and doesn't include the unique single mixes from that period. While it's great to have some unreleased live recordings from the Roundhouse, why not give us the entire show? They could have moved the bonus studio content to disc 1, which would have left room for the entire Roundhouse concert on disc 2. I presume the DVD is just a teaser for the eventual release of the entire Marquee Club performance, but even judged by that standard it's pretty lame.
Sold! Deluxe vinyl & Super Deluxe iTunes, take my $ boys!
I just zipped my wallet shut once I saw the $300 price tag on this super deluxe edition. Would love to have the Live at Greeds, er...uhhh... I mean Leeds set, but I am NOT shelling out that kind of money.
Joe Marchese says
U.S. readers note that, at the time of this writing, the Super Deluxe edition can be obtained from Amazon U.K. for around 90 dollars, shipped, to the United States. I suspect that the exorbitant Amazon U.S. price will go down, however.
Brian Weber says
No mono single mix of "Brown Sugar"? Really? After all the passed-up opportunities to release that -- the singles boxes, etc.? What idiots.
It's a pity The Stones feel they have to compete with Led Zeppelin for the costliest box set and the most lukewarm bonus tracks.
mark schlesinger says
Mick Taylor had a hand in writing several of the Sticky (and other) tunes, but got rooked of the credits. Wyman has also made similar claims.