Rolling Stones* ‎– Beggars Banquet

London Records ‎– PS 539
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Pressing, Gatefold


A1 Sympathy For The Devil 6:14
A2 No Expectations 3:52
A3 Dear Doctor 3:19
A4 Parachute Woman 2:17
A5 Jig-Saw Puzzle 6:07
B1 Street Fighting Man 3:10
B2 Prodigal Son 2:47
B3 Stray Cat Blues 4:32
B4 Factory Girl 2:06
B5 Salt Of The Earth 4:43

Companies, etc.



First pressing.

Label variation.

Gold-bordered gatefold

Does NOT credit Rev. Wilkins for track B2 "Prodigal Son"

"Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards" on the back cover.

All record labels and covers that mention Reverend Wilkins are repressings.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): ZAL 8476
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): ZAL 8477
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - etched): XZAL-8476 A B1 P o
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - etched): XZAL 8477 B 1C o P
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 268) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LK.4955, LK 4955 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Decca, Decca LK.4955, LK 4955 UK 1968 Sell This Version
8823012, 04228823012-0 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM, Dig) ABKCO, ABKCO 8823012, 04228823012-0 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
DTP 91673 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet(Cass, Album, RE) Decca DTP 91673 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
JPCD9704263 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD9704263 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
L18P 1808 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet(LP, Album, RE, Gat) London Records L18P 1808 Japan Unknown Sell This Version


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September 21, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

One of the most entertaining concept albums ever made, and the best Rolling Stones' album to my ear. It is full of songs about outcasts, beginning with the fallen angel Lucifer. The theme is reiterated with the misfit street fighting man, the lost soul of 'No Expectations', the prodigal son, the salt of the earth, the 'stray cat' girl with no way home. The factory girl whose knees are much to fat, the idiot country bumpkin of 'Dear Doctor'. Finally, Jagger throws himself and his whole band in the mix of ne'er do wells with 'Jigsaw Puzzle', relating of the time spent in jail in 1967 doing the puzzles to pass the time in stir.

The only curious character is the Parachute Woman, and she sounds like a tramp Jagger has taken a fancy to. Every song is a gem, and the songs all possess the quality of sounding new even if heard again and again. Unlike certain tracks on the marvelous but a tad overrated 'Sgt. Pepper's'. In my subjective opinion, the Beatles were wonderful, but I get a bigger kick hearing so much more of the Stones' material. And 'Beggar's Banquet' still amazes me when I place it on the turntable.


July 21, 2016

This album kicks ass! The Rolling Stones set the bar, how high can you jump?