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the ROLLING STONES

their satanic majesties request (50th Anniversary Special Edition)

abkco



high-end audiophile 180g mono lp + stereo lp + 2sacd + restored original lenticular cover + book

Released: 22nd Sep 2017

£71.99


ABKCO Records are proud to present the 50th Anniversary Special Edition of the psychedelic masterpiece ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ by The Rolling Stones to celebrate the albums gold anniversary in 2017.

 
This is the 50th anniversary special edition of the classic album, originally released in December 1967.
Recorded at London’s legendary Olympic Studios during the heady days of the ‘Summer of Love’, in a landscape of fervent creativity – Pet Sounds, Sgt Pepper, Hendrix, the Velvet Underground and The Who – Satanic Majesties stands out as a dramatic landmark. The band’s first full venture into the world of ‘psychedelia’, it may have  split critical opinion at the time but is long overdue for reassessment – an innovative and experimental piece, as much influenced by Coltrane, John Barry’s spy thriller scores and classical composers as the Blues and R’n’B of previous releases. Produced by the band, engineered by Glyn Johns and with string arrangements by John Paul Jones it features some of their most imaginative soundscapes, which included African rhythms, mellotrons, ‘found voices’ and full orchestration. Amongst the song highlights are the beautiful She's A Rainbow with its elegant harmonies, piano intro and strings, the powerful, riff-driven Citadel and the imposingly dark cosmic rocker 2000 Light Years From Home. It also features Bill Wyman’s debut writing and singing credit on a Stones release - In Another Land. The pioneering packaging – a ‘lenticular’ sleeve with a 3D-style Michael Cooper image of the band and the album’s title (a adaptation of the wording, ‘Her Britannic Majesty Request and Requires …’ on British passports), both confirmed the group’s creative intent and also its satirical attitude.

Uncut magazine recently called it a “a neglected psychedelic masterpiece”

REISSUE OVERVIEW:

  • High-end audiophile 50th Anniversary edition with restored original lenticular cover and bespoke fold out packaging
  • Stunning four disc deluxe package.
  • Features both 180-gram LP and hybrid SACD versions of the mono and stereo album
  • Limited edition pressing and hand-numbered sleeves
  • Both recordings newly remastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering
  • Lacquer cutting by Sean Magee at Abbey Road
  • Studios20-page book with essay and photos from Michael Cooper’s original cover photo session

their satanic majesties request (50th Anniversary Special Edition)

Tracklist

Vinyl

Side A (stereo)

  1. Sing This All Together
  2. Citadel
  3. In Another Land
  4. 2000 Man
  5. Sing This All Together (See What Happens)

Side B (stereo)

  1. She’s a Rainbow
  2. The Lantern
  3. Gomper
  4. 2000 Light Years from Hom
  5. On with the Show

Side C (mono)

  1. Sing This All Together
  2. Citadel
  3. In Another Land
  4. 2000 Man
  5. Sing This All Together (See What Happens)

Side D (mono)

  1. She’s a Rainbow
  2. The Lantern
  3. Gomper
  4. 2000 Light Years from Home
  5. On with the Show

Hybrid SACD

Disc 1 (stereo)

  1. Sing This All Together
  2. Citadel
  3. In Another Land
  4. 2000 Man
  5. Sing This All Together (See What Happens)
  6. She’s a Rainbow
  7. The Lantern
  8. Gomper
  9. 2000 Light Years from Home
  10. On with the Show

Disc 2 (mono)

  1. Sing This All Together
  2. Citadel
  3. In Another Land
  4. 2000 Man
  5. Sing This All Together (See What Happens)
  6. She’s a Rainbow
  7. The Lantern
  8. Gomper
  9. 2000 Light Years from Home
  10. On with the Show