389 – The Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want (1969)
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Produced by Jimmy Miller
Label – Decca/London
The John Lennon observation that everything innovative The Beatles created would be copied a few months later by The Stones may have some validity, but frankly when a band can mould a song so sonically complete as this from a simple basic acoustic guitar backed demo, then diminishing their abilities is completely futile. Brilliantly produced by Miller, the band throw everything into the mix including the London Bach Choir. Al Kooper has to take much credit for his piano and keyboard accompaniment which adds to the overall excitement of one of the band’s greatest songs.