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MARIANNE FAITHFULL Sister Morphine (1969 original issue Japanese 7" single, a Rolling Stones-related grail record if ever there was one! In Japan Sister Morphine was released as the A-side track, with Something Better on the B-side. Manufactured by King Record Co. Ltd. the large-centre yellow & black London label fully credits [Jagger, Faithfull, Richard] as the writers, arranged by Jack Nitzche and produced by Mick Jagger. Housed inside a London Stereophonic turquoise blue companyinner, with a unique 4-sided picture inlay sleeve. The front cover is a stunning full colour image of Marianne, inside is a Japanese language biography and English language lyrics, with an advert back cover depicting ten contemporary single releases on the London label. A true rarity, nearly impossible to find, and one we're extremely pleased to have in our hands!)

Side 1: Sister Morphine
Side 2: Something Better

"Sister Morphine" is a song written by Marianne Faithfull, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Faithfull released the original version of the song as the B-side to her Decca Records single "Something Better" on 21 February 1969. A different version was released two years later by the Rolling Stones for their 1971 album Sticky Fingers. Jagger produced the track.

The personnel for the Faithfull version are Marianne on vocals, Jagger on acoustic guitar, Ry Cooder on slide guitar and bass guitar, Jack Nitzsche on piano and organ, and Charlie Watts on drums. It was recorded during the Let It Bleed sessions.

The original UK Decca single credited Faithfull as a co-writer, but when London Records issued the single in the United States, her name was omitted, as it was from the credit on Sticky Fingers. After a legal battle Faithfull retained her rights as a co-author, acknowledged by the 1994 Virgin Records reissue of the Stones' album catalogue from Sticky Fingers through Steel Wheels.

In the United Kingdom, Faithfull's single was withdrawn by Decca due to the drug reference in the title, after an estimated 500 copies had been issued, but in other countries the single remained in release. In some territories such as the Netherlands, Italy and Japan, “Sister Morphine” appeared on the A-side. Faithfull performed "Something Better" sung live to a backing track at The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, but the programme was never televised and no contemporary performance of "Sister Morphine" is known.

Machine-stamped matrices:
DSt 1981_1
DSt 1982_2

Artist - Marianne Faithfull (click link for complete listing)
Title - Sister Morphine (click link for more of the same title)
Year of Release - 1969
Format - 7" vinyl single (7 inch record / 45)
Record Label - London
Catalogue No - TOP-1377 (click link for more)
Country of Origin - Japan
Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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Additional info - Deleted, Picture Sleeve
Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) - 5053201273068
Condition - This item is in Excellent condition or better (unless it says otherwise in the above description). We buy items as close to Mint condition as possible and many will be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find. Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. Click here for more info. Ref No - MRN07SI809221

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