Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Sticky Fingers 12" Vinyl 10 Rolling Stones Records CUN 59100 [none]
Sticky Fingers 12" Vinyl 10 Rolling Stones Records COC 59100 [none]
Sticky Fingers (speciality pressing with zipper cover) 12" Vinyl 10 Rolling Stones Records COC 39105 [none]
Sticky Fingers 12" Vinyl 10 Rolling Stones Records 10C 068-063616 [none]
Sticky Fingers 12" Vinyl 10 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-060 [none]
Sticky Fingers CD 10 Rolling Stones Records CK 40488 07464404882
Sticky Fingers CD 10 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CBS 450195 2 [none]
Sticky Fingers (Mastered by DADC Austria) CD 10 Rolling Stones Records 450195 2 5099745019526
Sticky Fingers CD 10 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) 450195 2 5099745019526
Sticky Fingers CD 10 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CBS 450195 2
Sticky Fingers CD 10 Rolling Stones Records, Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 7243-8-39504-2-3 724383950423
Sticky Fingers CD 10 Rolling Stones Records, Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 7243-8-39525-2-6 724383952526
Sticky Fingers CD 10 Rolling Stones Records, Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 7243-8-39525-2-6, CDV 2730 724383952526
Sticky Fingers CD 10 Rolling Stones Records, Virgin Music Canada V2 7243 8 39525 2 6 724383952526
Sticky Fingers (A Bigger Bang World Tour 2005 - 2006 Special Edition) CD 10 東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29) TOCP-66451 4988006833685
Sticky Fingers CD 10 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 2701562 602527015620
Sticky Fingers CD 10 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 0602527015620 602527015620
Sticky Fingers CD 10 Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) B0012799-02 602527015620
Sticky Fingers CD 10 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 0602527015620 602527015620
Sticky Fingers SHM-SACD 10 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) UIGY-9066 4988005659187
Sticky Fingers (mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 10 Universal Music (plain logo: "Universal Music") 602537190980
Sticky Fingers SHM-CD 10 Universal (plain logo: "Universal") UICY-40011 4988005788368
Sticky Fingers SHM-SACD 10 Polydor (Japanese domestic releases only!), Rolling Stones Records UIGY-9579 [none]
Sticky Fingers 2×CD 10 + 10 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation), Rolling Stones Records 270 156-2, 376 481-8, 376 483-6 602537648368
Sticky Fingers (deluxe edition) 2×12" Vinyl 10 + 9 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 376 484-4 602537648443
Sticky Fingers 3×CD + DVD-Video + 7" Vinyl 10 + 10 + 13 + 2 + 2 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 376484-2 602537648429
Sticky Fingers 3×CD 10 + 10 + 13
Sticky Fingers (deluxe edition) 2×CD 10 + 10 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Rolling Stones Records, UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises) B0022546-02 602537648368
Sticky Fingers (super deluxe) 3×Digital Media 10 + 10 + 13 Rolling Stones Records
Sticky Fingers 2×CD 10 + 10 Rolling Stones Records, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 060253764836 602537648368
Sticky Fingers (made in Japan) CD 10 Rolling Stones Records CK 40488 074644048827
Bootleg
Sticky Fingers CD 17 СД-Максимум (CD-Maximum) CDM 1202-1057/22
Sticky Fingers (The Alternate Album) CD 20 SKL 1971

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part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 64)
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Wikidata: Q745850 [info]
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By 1970 the Stones had earned the right to take a little time to turn out their next album. Bedding in new boy, Mick Taylor, on their well-documented tour of the States the year before had also involved a little studio time at Muscle Shoals studio. The results of these sessions and songs held over from Beggars Banquet were also brought to the table when they reconvened, still a little bruised from the apocalyptic events at Altamont. These were now grown-up men with families, demons and more to cope with who assembled at Jagger's Stargroves mansion with their mobile studio in the summer of 1970.

In the topsy-turvy world of success they'd had more than their share of recent ups and downs. Sticky Fingers was destined to be the triumphant first release from their self-owned label but this success was leavened by the fact that they'd signed over their back catalogue to previous manager Allen Klein and had to give him the royalties from Brown Sugar and Sway to boot. The incessant touring meant that the band were now world citizens, but they still moved closer to their American roots. Using the usual support cast of Bobby Keys, Ry Cooder and Nicky Hopkins they turned their experiences into ten tracks of narcotic misery and sexual frustration. All wrapped in a very louche Andy Warhol sleeve.

Narcotics are a major theme, of course, but also loss, frustration and incredible world-weariness. Reviews at the time complained that Sticky Fingers lacked the bite of previous releases like Let It Bleed or Beggars Banquet, but it's this very quality that makes the album special. Like Neil Young's Tonight's the Night, the sense of a wake creeps through tracks like Dead Flowers and Sister Morphine.

Elsewhere, the Delta serves as a touchstone for some of Jagger's most heartfelt wailing as on I Got the Blues and You've Gotta Move, while he's never bettered his letchery on Brown Sugar. Taylor's arrival is keenly felt on Can't You Hear Me Knocking?, with its Santana-esque coda. Sway and Bitch are hard-bitten rockers that couldn't exist without Charlie's taut snare.

Eventually the whole thing collapses in on itself with Moonlight Mile. A coked-out, somnambulant drift through an era's last days, and a beautiful end to a beautiful journey. While many hold their next album, Exile On Main St., as their zenith, Sticky Fingers, balancing on the knife edge between the 60s and 70s, remains their most coherent statement.