Experience Exile on Main Street with the iTunes LP which adds a batch of previously unreleased studio outtakes, two videos for the sturdy, swaggering "new" song "Plundered My Sou" that were made from previoulsy unseen Stones footage, a well as vintage photos from the Exile era, and much more. Click here to pre order.
On 7th January, Royal Mail issued a set of stamps commemorating classic album covers, including one for the Rolling Stones Let It Bleed. To complement the stamp and further commemorate the album, Stamp Centre is issuing a special Let It Bleed First Day cover. It's a limited edition piece with just 2,500 covers created and is available in three variations, with each individually numbered on the reverse.
The first variation has the Let It Bleed stamp canceled by an exclusive single day of use red 'Lips' postmark dated 07/01/2010 (the release date of the Classic Album Covers stamps), with the postal address of 'Olympic Studios, London, SW3' (where the album was recorded). This limited edition collectible piece is priced at just £9.99. To order your own copy of this limited edition Stones’ memorabilia, click here.
The other two variations differ by including either ten of the Let It Bleed stamps or all ten of the Classic Album stamps. Both are priced at £19.99 each. You can order the version with ten Let It Bleed stamps here and the version with all ten Classic Album stamps here.
The Rolling Stones' classic album Exile on Main Street is to be re-released with an additional 10 never-before-heard tracks. Regarded as one of the greatest albums in rock 'n' roll history and one of the most defining of the Stones' catalog, Exile will be available May 17, 2010 in the U.K. and May 18, 2010 in the US.
Upon its release more than three decades ago, Exile on Main Street innovatively wove varying musical genres, instruments and even artists into a compelling rhythmic masterpiece. This new compilation features 10 tracks originally recorded during the Exile era and only recently discovered while working on the reissue project. The unearthed tracks, which include such titles as "Plundered My Soul," "Dancing in the Light," "Following the River" and "Pass The Wine" have undergone a unique evolution, while staying true to the essence of the 1972 album. Alternate versions of "Soul Survivor" and "Loving Cup" are also a part of the Exile bonus materials.
As a complement to the release of Exile on Main Street, a documentary, "Stones in Exile," has just been completed for fans to view on US Network television and through BBC Worldwide internationally. The documentary features rare, never-before-seen archival film, photos and interviews as well as new conversations with the band and the artists they influence. Produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker John Battsek and directed by Stephen Kijak, who is known for award-winning work on Cinemania and Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, "Stones in Exile" offers an uncommon glimpse into the lives of the band as they created one of the greatest albums of all time.
The iconic album art for The Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed, which celebrated its 40th birthday last month, is reborn this week in stamp form as part of the Royal Mails new "Classic Album Covers" stamp series. Let It Bleed is available in the UK starting today – along with 9 other classic album covers created for UK artists – for purchase by fans online at www.royalmail.com/albumcovers or directly from Royal Mail.