Sympathy for the Devil (original studio mix)

~ Recording by The Rolling Stones

Appears on releases

#TitleLengthTrack ArtistRelease TitleRelease ArtistRelease Group TypeCountry/DateLabelCatalog#
Official
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
  • GB1968-12-06
Decca RecordsSKL 4955
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
  • US1968-12-07
London RecordsPS 539
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:26The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • US1971-12-20
London Records2PS 606, 2PS 607
1.5Sympathy for the Devil6:24The Rolling StonesGimme ShelterThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
Decca RecordsSKL 5101
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:14The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
London Records2PS 606, 2PS 606/7, 2PS 607
2.12Sympathy for the Devil6:14The Rolling StonesGet StonedThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
Arcade Records (imprint of Arcade Records (UK) Ltd., valid between 1972–1979)ADE P32
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:27The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
Decca Records, London Records800 084-2
11.3Sympathy for the Devil?:??The Rolling StonesThe Rolling StonesThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabRC-1
7.1Sympathy for the Devil?:??The Rolling StonesThe Rolling StonesThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabRC-1
11.3Sympathy for the Devil6:26The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones: Original Master RecordingsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-161, MFSL 1-162, MFSL 1-163, MFSL 1-164, MFSL 1-165, MFSL 1-166, MFSL 1-167, MFSL 1-168, MFSL 1-169, MFSL 2-170
7.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones: Original Master RecordingsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-161, MFSL 1-162, MFSL 1-163, MFSL 1-164, MFSL 1-165, MFSL 1-166, MFSL 1-167, MFSL 1-168, MFSL 1-169, MFSL 2-170
1.3Sympathy for the Devil6:28The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 2The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO, London Records820 142-2
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
ABKCO, London Records800 084-2
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
ABKCOCD 539
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:26The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO, London Records, Polystar (Germany)844 144-2
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:28The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO66672
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:26The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO66672
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:27The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
  • JP1987-12-01
London RecordsP33L 25021
1.11Sympathy for the Devil6:18The Rolling StonesElvira’s Hallowen Party (Elvira's Haunted Halloween)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
MCA Radio Network
1.3Sympathy for the Devil6:23The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 2The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
London Records
1.3Sympathy for the Devil6:28The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 2 (stereo)The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
London Records, ABKCO820 142-2
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:27The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
  • JP1989-04-25
London RecordsP25L-25043
3.13Sympathy for the Devil6:25The Rolling StonesSingles Collection: The London YearsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • US1989-08-15
ABKCO12 18-2, 1218-2
3.13Sympathy for the Devil6:16The Rolling StonesSingles Collection: The London YearsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • CA1989-08-15
ABKCO1218-2
3.13Sympathy for the Devil6:25The Rolling StonesSingles Collection: The London YearsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO844 481-2
3.13Sympathy for the Devil6:25The Rolling StonesSingles Collection: The London YearsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO1218-2
4.14Sympathy for the Devil6:16The Rolling StonesSingles Collection: The London YearsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO1218-1
3.13Sympathy for the Devil6:25The Rolling StonesSingles Collection: The London YearsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO1218-2, 820 900-2
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:28The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO, London Records, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)820 140-2
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:28The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO820 140-2
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:29The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
  • JP1995-02-25
London RecordsPOCD-1923
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
  • DE1995-03-21
ABKCO844 471-2
3.13Sympathy for the Devil6:25The Rolling StonesSingles Collection: The London YearsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1995-03-21
ABKCO844 481-2
1.3Sympathy for the Devil6:30The Rolling StonesClassic HitsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • -2000
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
  • US2002-08-27
ABKCO95392
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:26The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • US2002-08-27
ABKCO96672
1.11Sympathy for the Devil6:18The Rolling StonesForty LicksThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2002-09-30
  • GB2002-09-30
ABKCO, Decca Records, Rolling Stones Records, Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)724381337820, CDVD2964
1.11Sympathy for the Devil6:18The Rolling StonesForty LicksThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • US2002-10-01
ABKCO72438 13378 2 0
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:26The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971 (remastered)The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2002-10-21
ABKCO882334-2
3.13Sympathy for the Devil6:25The Rolling StonesSingles Collection: The London YearsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2002-10-21
ABKCO8823072
3.13Sympathy for the Devil6:25The Rolling StonesSingles Collection: The London YearsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2002-10-21
ABKCO882 340-2
3.13Sympathy for the Devil6:25The Rolling StonesSingles CollectionThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2002-11-01
ABKCO882340-2
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
ABKCO18771-9539-2, 95392
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
ABKCO8823012
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
ABKCO882 330-2
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
ABKCO95392
1.11Sympathy for the Devil6:18The Rolling StonesForty LicksThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO, Decca Records, Rolling Stones Records, Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)0602498707180
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:26The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO, London Records844 475-2
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:26The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971 (digitally remastered)The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO, London Records, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)844 475-2
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:26The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • -2002
ABKCO96672
3.13Sympathy for the Devil6:17The Rolling StonesSingles Collection: The London YearsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO92312
1.11Sympathy for the Devil6:18The Rolling StonesForty Licks (limited hardback edition)The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCOCDVDY2964
2.7Sympathy for the Devil6:17The Rolling StonesSympathy for the Devil: RemixThe Rolling StonesSingle
  • US2003-09-16
ABKCO18771 96662
1.7Sympathy for the Devil6:17The Rolling StonesSympathy for the Devil: RemixThe Rolling StonesSingle
  • US2003-09-16
ABKCO18771 96662
1.11Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesForty LicksThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2003-09-22
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)CDVDS2964
1.5Sympathy for the Devil6:23The Rolling StonesSympathy for the Devil (remix)The Rolling StonesSingle
ABKCO, Decca Records, Mercury Records (or just “Mercury”. A UMG imprint, do not use it for ©/℗ credits), Rolling Stones Records, Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)0602498106099
1.3Sympathy for the Devil6:27The Rolling StonesSympathy for the Devil (remix)The Rolling StonesSingle
ABKCO0602498106129
1.5Sympathy for the Devil (original)6:27The Rolling StonesSympathy for the Devil RemixThe Rolling StonesSingle
ABKCO, Decca Records, Mercury Records (or just “Mercury”. A UMG imprint, do not use it for ©/℗ credits), Rolling Stones Records, Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)602498106099
9.1Sympathy for the Devil6:17The Rolling StonesSingles 1968-1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • US2005-02-28
ABKCOBK01-12212
3.13Sympathy for the Devil6:17The Rolling StonesSingles Collection: The London YearsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • XW2005-08-03
ABKCO7192312
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
  • JP2006-03-16
ABKCOUICY-93027
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:26The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • JP2006-03-16
ABKCOUICY-93031, UICY-93032
3.13Sympathy for the Devil6:25The Rolling StonesSingles Collection: The London YearsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • JP2006-03-16
ABKCOUICY-93035, UICY-93036, UICY-93037
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:25The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
  • JP2007-10-10
ABKCO, USM Japan (read the annotation before using!)UIJY-9022
2.8Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesRolled Gold + (remastered)The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2007-11-12
ABKCO, Decca Records, Universal Music TV (UK)5303281
2.8Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesRolled Gold +The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO, Decca Records5303281
2.8Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesRolled Gold +The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO, Decca Records5303289
2.8Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesRolled Gold + (remastered)The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO, Decca Records, Universal Music TV (UK)5303281
3.13Sympathy for the Devil6:16The Rolling StonesSingles Collection: The London YearsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • XW2009-12-28
Decca Records8444812
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
  • JP2010-04-03
ABKCOUICY-93794
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:26The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • JP2010-04-03
ABKCOUICY-93798, UICY-93799
3.13Sympathy for the Devil6:25The Rolling StonesSingles Collection: The London YearsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • JP2010-04-03
ABKCOUICY-93802, UICY-93803, UICY-93804
1.4Sympathy for the Devil6:18The Rolling StonesMiddle MenVarious ArtistsAlbum + Soundtrack
  • US2010-08-03
ABKCO0345-2
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
  • JP2010-12-15
ABKCOUIGY-9038
10.1Sympathy for the Devil?:??The Rolling Stones1964–1969The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO0018771881919, 7188191
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:18The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO, Decca Records7196672
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:18The Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet (hi-res download)The Rolling StonesAlbum
ABKCO95392
1.11Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesThe Very Best of the Rolling Stones 1964-1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO8869-2
1.20Sympathy for the Devil6:18The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones Greatest HitsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • -2012-10-25
2.10Sympathy for the Devil6:18The Rolling StonesGRRR! (super deluxe edition)The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2012-11-12
ABKCO3712341
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesGRRR! (Remastered)The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2012-11-12
  • GB2012-11-12
ABKCO, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation), Rolling Stones Records, Universal Music (plain logo: “Universal Music”)3710914
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesGRRR!The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO, Interscope Records3724833
1.16Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesGRRR!The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2012-11-12
ABKCO3710816
1.16Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesGRRR!The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • US2012-11-13
ABKCOB0017661-02
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:17The Rolling StonesGRRR! (HDTracks)The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • US2012-11-13
ABKCO, Interscope Records3724833
2.10Sympathy for the Devil6:18The Rolling StonesGRRR!The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • US2012-11-13
ABKCO3712341
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesGRRR!The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO, Rolling Stones Records, UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises)B0017622-02
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesGRRR!The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO
1.20Sympathy for the Devil6:17The Rolling StonesGRRR!The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO3723392
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesGRRR!The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
3710914
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:18The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
  • XW2013-06-17
ABKCO
2.3Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 1964–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO, ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. (originally founded as Allen Klein and Company)7189572
Promotion
3.10Sympathy for the Devil6:20The Rolling StonesDMC Complete RockVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DMC (Disco Mix Club)CDBOX19
Bootleg
3.14Sympathy for the Devil6:16The Rolling StonesThe First DecadeThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Live
Big Music
1.5Sympathy for the Devil6:27The Rolling StonesStereo Rarities, Volume 3: Stereo Mixes and Alternate Versions 1962–1971The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • -1998
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:25The Rolling StonesBeggars BanquetThe Rolling StonesAlbum
CD-MAXIMUM (Russian label)CDM 1202-1053/18
1.5Sympathy for the Devil6:24The Rolling StonesGimme ShelterThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
CD-MAXIMUM (Russian label)CDM 1202-1061/26
1.1Sympathy for the Devil6:19The Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet + SingleThe Rolling StonesAlbum
  • -2012
RMP seriesRMP 12
(unknown)
1.3Sympathy for the Devil6:23The Rolling StonesHot Rocks 2The Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
ABKCO, Decca Records, London RecordsROKCD 2
1.13Sympathy for the Devil6:30The Rolling StonesGreatest HitsThe Rolling StonesAlbum + Compilation
  • -1998
Old Records (easy listening)OLDR 007-2

Relationships

producer:Jimmy Miller (producer for Rolling Stones/Nirvana etc)
bass:Keith Richards (Rolling Stones guitarist)
congas:Rocki Dzidzornu
guest piano:Nicky Hopkins (pianist and organist)
maracas:Bill Wyman
background vocals:Brian Jones (Rolling Stones member)
Anita Pallenberg
Charlie Watts (drummer in The Rolling Stones)
Bill Wyman
guest background vocals:Marianne Faithfull
Nicky Hopkins (pianist and organist)
phonographic copyright by:ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. (originally founded as Allen Klein and Company) (in 1968)
has remixes:Sympathy for the Devil (breakbeat mix) by Rob Tex
Sympathy for the Devil (disco mix) by Rob Tex
additionally sampled by:Shannon Stone (Shannon vs. The Rolling Stones) by Go Home Productions
sampled by:SyMpaTHy For ThE DevIL 68-14 (SXID SX210SYEF4) by Top Jimmy Page
mash-ups:Rock Of Ages (Led Zeppelin/Rolling Stones/Run DMC/Chemical Brothers/Dio/AC/DC/Def Leppard/Queen/…) by DJ Schmolli
part of:The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 32) (order: 32)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: 2021 edition (number: 106) (order: 106)
recording of:Sympathy for the Devil

Sympathy for the Devil

writer:Mick Jagger
Keith Richards (Rolling Stones guitarist)
publisher:ABKCO Music, Inc. (this is a music publisher; for release labels, please use “ABKCO”)
Essex Music International
Westminster Music Ltd.
referred to in medleys:Sympathy for the Devil / Livin’ for the City (order: 1)
The Hot Rocks Polka (order: 8)
Hitler Was a Vegetarian (order: 14)
later parody versions:Sympathy for the Devil (Primal Scream music)
later translated versions:Der Teufel in euch
Sympathie für den Teufel