The Rolling Stones

Beggars Banquet (remastered)

  • 95392
  • CD
  • Release Date: August 28th 2006
  • $15.99

Beggars Banquet is among the Stones two or three greatest albums, so it's also among the very best rock & roll albums ever made. Though known for its twin anthems of social decay, "Sympathy For The Devil" and "Street Fighting Man," it's actually the album's gritty yet beautiful acoustic country and country-blues numbers—"Dear Doctor," "Prodigal Son," "No Expectations," "Factory Girl"—that has helped Beggars stand up so effectively through the years—that and the fact that Keith Richard's lyrics here often come as close to sincerity as he's capable. When he sings "Let's drink to the hard working people," for once you almost believe him.