In December 1967, The Rolling Stones released Their Satanic Majesties Request, their memorable foray into psychedelia in the aftermath of The Beatles‘ classic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Now, a deluxe box set celebrating Their Satanic Majesties Request‘s forthcoming 50th anniversary is scheduled to hit stores September 22.
The commemorative collection will feature mono and stereo versions on the album — newly remastered by Grammy-winning engineer Bob Ludwig — spread across two 180-gram vinyl LPs and two hybrid Super Audio CDs. The package also will feature a restored version of the original 3D cover, and a 20-page booklet offering a new essay by award-winning music writer Rob Bowman, plus and photos from the album-cover shoot.
Their Satanic Majesties Request found The Rolling Stones eschewing their R&B and rock ‘n’ roll roots, delving into studio experimentation and spacey sounds. The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and included the #25 hit “She’s a Rainbow” and other psychedelic gems like “2000 Light Years from Home” and “Citadel.” The record has sold more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. to date.
The album features string arrangements by John Paul Jones, who went on to co-found Led Zeppelin the following year. It also includes “In Another Land,” the only Stones song both written and sung by bassist Bill Wyman. That track also features backing vocals by Small Faces members Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane.
Here’s the track list for Their Satanic Majesties Request:
“Sing This All Together”
“In Another Land”
“Sing This All Together (See What Happens)”
“She’s a Rainbow”
“2000 Light Years from Home”
“On with the Show”
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Source: Oldies News