# 10 – Black and Blue
The Rolling Stones album Black and Blue was released in 1976. The album was released in a gate-fold which presented the rest of the band on the back cover. The close up shot of Mick Jagger somewhat listening to Keith Richards in the forefront, with Bill Wyman standing in the background left the meaning behind the shot wide open for interpretation.
# 9 – Let It Bleed
# 8 – Between the Buttons
The Rollings Stones Album Between the Buttons was released in 1967. With their collars raised high, dressed in black and photographed outside while standing close together, the Rolling Stones album cover always reminded us of the Beatles For Sale album cover.
# 7 – December’s Children (And Everybody’s)
# 6 – Some Girls
The original Rolling Stones album cover of Some Girls was one of their most creative and interesting covers the band ever released. Too bad it only lasted a few weeks on the shelves at records stores because of the use of celebrity photos on the cover. Its the original version that lands the sixth spot on our Top 10 Rolling Stones Album Covers List.
# 5 – It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
# 4 – Their Satanic Majesties Request
This great Rolling Stones album was released in 1967. Early issues of the album were released with a lenticular cover. It was one of the heaviest (weight)albums ever released due to the hard cardboard that was needed to house the lenticular cover.
# 3 – Tattoo You
# 2 – Exile on Main Street
# 1 – Sticky Fingers
Record companies have utilized many clever gimmicks over the years in constructing rare album covers. Andy Warhol’s design and implementation of a zipper was pure genius and a brilliant meeting of two legendary artists. Like all albums that featured a gimmick, only the initial releases of the album featured the mechanical zipper.Its hard to even find a picture of this iconic Rolling Stones album cover.
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