The Rolling Stones Get Their Zipper Stuck
Fans who have been anticipating the release of the reissue of the Rolling Stones' 1971 classic Sticky Fingers will have to wait a little bit longer. The band has decided to push the release date back two weeks to June 9 due to a wardrobe malfunction.
The news comes via the Stones' website, which says that the delay is because "some of the formats contain a hand-made zip which is taking a bit longer to manufacture." The working zipper will be featured on the Super Deluxe Edition and the Deluxe double-LP versions of the reissue.
Long considered one of their best albums, Sticky Fingers is getting the same treatment that the Rolling Stones have given Exile on Main Street and Some Girls. In addition to being remastered, the Deluxe Edition gives a second disc of alternate versions and live takes, and the Super Deluxe Edition adds a March 1971 show in Leeds and a 120-page hardcover book. You can listen to the previously unreleased all-acoustic "Wild Horses" here.
The Sticky Fingers era has been getting a lot of attention from the Stones camp recently. Earlier this week, they released a 1971 concert from the Marquee as the latest entry in their "From the Vault" series.
They're also considering playing the album in its entirety on their upcoming ZIP Code Tour, with Mick Jagger saying, "It’s got quite a few slow songs on it. Maybe it’ll work; you gotta see." But if they do, it will be without the involvement of Mick Taylor, who played on the original album and has been a featured guest on their recent tours.
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