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Check Out the Rolling Stones’ New Dedicated Website for the 50th Anniversary of ‘Let It Bleed’

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On Dec. 5, 1969, the Rolling Stones released an album called Let It Bleed. The band’s eighth UK record and tenth American record, it would go on to earn a reputation as one of the Stones‘ crowning achievements as a musical force.

Today marks the album’s 50th anniversary, and the Rolling Stones celebrated in a big way — by launching a new website, LetItBleed50,com, an “online, interactive cultural and musical experience.” Devoted to commemorating the album’s place in the Stones’ history AND its cultural context, the site has a lot to offer fans.

The landing page includes this quote from noted Rolling Stone senior editor and music journalist David Fricke, summarizing what made Let It Bleed so crucial:

“Let It Bleed was born in an age of reckoning, against the worldwide backdrop of daily, televised Armageddon: America’s quagmire in Vietnam; the civil warfare and racial conflict at home; the bombs and Marxist rhetoric of a new, extreme underground; the twisted bloodlust of Charles Manson, the mastermind of the Tate Murders in L.A. (August 1969) a short drive from where the Stones finished their album that fall.  And when the Stones decided to end their 1969 tour with a generous flourish – a free festival in Northern California, four months after the mass utopia at Woodstock – the result on December 6th at Altamont Speedway was fear, mayhem and a killing near the stage caught on film.” – David Fricke

A deluxe 50th anniversary edition of Let It Bleed was released in various formats back in November — click here for the Deluxe Box Set and click here for the remastered CD edition.

Stream the Let It Bleed 50th anniversary set below, via Spotify.

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