The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed on Limited Edition Japanese Import SHM-SACD
As the '60s drained into the '70s, the Rolling Stones went on a creative run that rivals any in popular music. Beggars Banquet (1968), Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main Street (1972) routinely turn up on lists of the greatest albums of all time, and deservedly so. All done with American producer Jimmy Miller – “an incredible rhythm man,” in Keith Richards’ terse description – those records shake like the culture itself was shaking.
As the Stones were working on 1969's Let It Bleed, Brian Jones mysteriously died, and the band replaced him with Mick Taylor, a profoundly gifted guitarist whose lyricism and melodic flair counterbalanced Richards’ insistent, irreducible rhythmic drive, adding an element to the band’s sound that hadn’t been there before, and opening fertile new musical directions. Like its groundbreaking predecessor, Let It Bleed was once again produced by Miller and it’s also similar in that both sides of the LP open with two stone cold classics, “Gimme Shelter,” with Merry Clayton’s wonderful backing vocal, and “Midnight Rambler,” songs that have been a part of Stones live shows for the last five decades.
In another similarity to the band’s previous studio album it also features a blues cover, this time, “Love in Vain,” written by the King of the Delta Blues Singers, Robert Johnson. The last track on the record is the ambitious and divergent “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” featuring the London Bach Choir arranged by Jack Nitzsche and Al Kooper, of Blood Sweat & Tears on keyboards and French horn.
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high resolution format such as SACD.
• 2-channel Single Layer SACD
• Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file
• Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection
• Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes
• This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player