It was released after Johnson's death and was the last of his original singles. After the release of Johnson's first compilation album, King of the Delta Blues Singers ,  bootleg albums containing more of Johnson's s singles were circulated.
This was the first appearance of the song since its original release. II , which included an alternate take of "Love in Vain". For a time we thought the songs that were on that first album [ King of the Delta Blues ] were the only recordings Robert Johnson had made, and then suddenly around '67 or '68 up comes this second bootleg collection that included Love in Vain.
Love in Vain was such a beautiful song. Mick and I both loved it, and at the time I was working and playing around with Gram Parsons, and I started searching around for a different way to present it, because if we were going to record it there was no point in trying to copy the Robert Johnson style or ways and styles.
We took it a little bit more country, a little bit more formalized, and Mick felt comfortable with that. We changed the arrangement quite a lot from Robert Johnson's. We put in extra chords that aren't there on the Robert Johnson version. Made it more country. And that's another strange song, because it's very poignant.
My copy has to have some of the best sound quality I've ever heard Pressings are dead flat, silent and perfectly centered I took a quick listen to the SACD and it's damn fine as well Highly recommend this one in comparison to way too many tired old copies floating around Significant defects sounds very distorted in spots, then sounds fine again in several places. Anyone else? Put it under the bright light and saw milky areas, like how vinyl looks after a cleaning before completely dry.
Gave it a good cleaning. Problem solved. The drugs were getting deadlier. Take Jimi Hendrix. Or not. The riots. The assassinations. The essential new 50th-Anniversary Limited Deluxe Edition tells the whole story of the album, with stereo and mono remixes that reveal new nuances in the music. But however you hear it, Let It Bleed never stops giving up fresh chills and surprises. The Stones never planned it as a tombstone for the decade.
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