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Rolling Stones unleash never before heard version of Brown Sugar feat. Eric Clapton

Story by Jack Foley

The Rolling Stones huge hit single Brown Sugar, which became one of the band’s most instantly recognisable songs, will be unveiled to the world as its never been heard before, featuring Eric Clapton.

The brand new version of Brown Sugar will appear on the Deluxe Re-issue of the seminal Sticky Fingers on a variety of formats on June 8, 2015.

The alternative version of Brown Sugar, lifted from the original studio sessions, features none other than Eric Clapton on slide guitar. Clapton attended a birthday party for Keith Richards, held at Olympic Studios in London, on December 18, 1970 and laid down the track on guitar during an impromptu performance with the band; which until now has never been officially released.

Upon its original release in 1971, Brown Sugar shot straight to Number 1 and instantaneously carved its own future as a rock and roll anthem.

Sticky Fingers has been repeatedly hailed as one of the Stones’ all time great albums, capturing their trademark combination of swagger and tenderness in a superb collection. It continued the incredible outpouring of creative energy that had produced 1968’s Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed in 1969.

After Sticky Fingers, the Stones’ relocation to the south of France led to the double album masterpiece, Exile On Main St.

Sticky Fingers will be released on June 8, 2015, in a variety of formats via Universal Music and is available to pre order now.

For more information on the Sticky Fingers release visit the Rolling Stones website

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