Rolling Stones set to reissue ‘Sticky Fingers’

The Rolling Stones are set to release a series of deluxe reissues of Sticky Fingers, their 1971 triple platinum EP that featured tracks such as Brown Sugar, Bitch and Wild Horses. A while ago we posted about the never-before-heard version of Wild Horses to be featured on the reissue, but now we’ve got the full details. From a regular CD reissue to the more hedonistic box set variety, there’s sure to be something of interest to anyone who has ever idly pondered Mick Jagger’s impressive set of lips.

Set for inclusion are alternate versions of Bitch, Can’t You Hear Me Knocking and also a version of Brown Sugar featuring none other than Eric Clapton. There will also be previously unreleased material and a live album, Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out, recorded at Leeds University in 1971. For those set to part with the bigger bucks, one of the releases will include a 120 page book with unpublished photos, new liner notes and a cover with an actual zipper (like the LP’s famous cover, which was conceptualised by Andy Warhol).

The Stones have recently released a more bluesy-less country take on Dead Flower that is set to be included in the reissue. Have a listen:

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The reissue was initially announced to promote the group’s stadium tour, but don’t get your hopes up, they’re sticking to North America and Canada. The new Sticky Fingers release is set to come out on June 9.