Tuesday, June 16, 2015

28. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed

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The album title says so.
There's the album cover art standing at right while a vinyl record with a blank label rolls down from the bottom in the same speed at the blood is dripping from top left.
You can keep the music playing while the blood starts to spill on the record and comes into contact with the tip of the needle.

Would you wish you could feel it?

Here's the Bleed without the blood.

No. 32, Rolling Stone, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time; No. 37, Rate Your Music, The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time; No. 40, The Virgin All-Time Album Top 1000.

No. 29, Music Radar, The 50 Greatest Album Covers of All Time.

Art design by Robert Brownjohn. Album produced by Jimmy Miller. Decca (UK), London (US), 1969.

The Guardian reported on 22 November 2011 that the artwork for one of the most famous album covers – the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed
is expected to fetch up to £40,000 at auction.

The album cover displays a surreal sculpture designed by Robert Brownjohn. The image consists of the Let It Bleed record being played by the tone-arm of an antique phonograph,
and a record-changer spindle supporting several items stacked on a plate in place of a stack of records: a tape canister labelled Stones – Let It Bleed, a clock dial,
a pizza, a tyre and a cake with elaborate icing topped by figurines representing the band. The cake parts of the construction were prepared by
then-unknown cookery writer Delia Smith. The artwork was inspired by the working title of the album, which was Automatic Changer

The album cover for Let It Bleed was among the ten chosen by the Royal Mail for a set of "Classic Album Cover" postage stamps issued in January 2010.
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(A) Gimme Shelter - Love in Vain - Country Honk - Live with Me - Let It Bleed

(B) Midnight Rambler - You Got the Silver - Monkey Man - You Can't Always Get What You Want

"Gimme Shelter" live from The Rolling Stones on YouTube.