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Rolling Stones 69

PATRICK HUMPHRIES

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The 60s had unquestionably stopped swinging by 1969, and if you’re in any doubt you just need to witness what happened to the Stones over the course of that year. On the one hand, they played in Hyde Park to half a million people (killing an untold number of butterflies in the process) and recorded Let It Bleed, one of their greatest moments on vinyl. But on the other, founding member Brian Jones drowned at home in his pool, possibly murdered, and an innocent fan was stabbed to death by the Hells Angels in front of their eyes at Altamont Speedway. It was also, as experienced music journo Patrick Humphries notes, the year that Jagger, Richards and co. finally came out of the shadow of The Beatles to earn their reputation as the greatest rock ’n’ roll band in the world. So, no shortage of content there then, and his entertainingly exhaustive document of the band’s annus horribilis plots the unfolding of the year in admirable and fascinating detail (with no stone left unturned, so to speak). Gary Tipp

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Issue 29 of Long Live Vinyl is now on sale! Unknown Treasures! This issue's bumper cover story is a definitive list of 150 albums you need to discover. We've recruited 30 of the most well-known, passionate record collectors in the country to bring you their list of the hidden gems missing from your collection. From record shop owners to label bosses, bands and festival organisers, your collection needs their recommendations. Elsewhere, we speak to Ride about the second album of their incredible comeback, This Is Not A Safe Place, find out why Hot Chip's A Bath Full Of Ecstasy is already one of the most positive records of 2019 and meet a true modern folk hero, Jake Xerxes Fussell. If that's not enough to whet your appetite, we speak to some of the key figures behind Prince's new Originals collection, salute a pair of female punk pioneers, celebrate the 30th anniversary of New Order's Technique and tell the story of Fierce Panda, the indie label that discovered Coldplay. With the most comprehensive range of new album, reissue, turntable and hi-fi reviews anywhere on the newsstand, Long Live Vinyl is THE magazine for vinyl lovers.

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