The years 1968 and 1969 were turbulent years for society in general and the Rolling Stones in particular. Having decided that the psychedelia of 1967’s Their Satanic Majesties Request was not a good look, Keith Richards went back to his roots for the highly acoustic Beggars Banquet LP. Lead track Sympathy For The Devil made its world debut on David Frost’s primetime TV programme to a mixed reaction. It was the last time that Brian Jones would be seen on stage with the Stones: he can be glimpsed playing keyboards, and percussion on the opening verses. When the Stones recorded You Can’t Always Get What You Want and Honky Tonk Women for Frost the following year Jones was gone, replaced by Mick Taylor. For all these tracks Jagger sang over a pre-recorded backing track: Sympathy also benefitted from some additional Richards’ guitar parts.
Limited edition - Record Store Day 2021
- Sympathy For The Devil
‘Frost On Saturday’ (UK) broadcast LWT November 29th 1968
- You Can’t Always Get What You Want
- Honky Tonk Women
‘David Frost Show’ (US) recorded June 16th 1969
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