Rolling Stones Announce 50th-Anniversary ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ Box Set

July 31, 2017

Released as 1967 was coming to an end, The Rolling Stones’ Their Satanic Majesties Request took a bold step away from the group’s blues and R&B roots, embracing psychedelia to keep the Summer Of Love going well into winter.

On 22 September, 50 years after its release, Their Satanic Majesties Request is being reissued in a limited edition deluxe double-vinyl/double-hybrid SACD box set containing new remasters of both the stereo and mono mixes of the album, plus a 20-page book featuring photos from the original album cover shoot, all housed in packaging that replicates the original 3D lenticular artwork that caught the Stones in their psychedelic pomp in 1967.

Hailed by DownBeat magazine as a “revolutionary event in modern pop music”, but dismissed by Rolling Stone as “too infused with the pretentions of their musical inferiors”, Their Satanic Majesties Request has gone on to divide fans and critics alike – though the album continues to fascinate, and remains an important stepping stone in the Stones’ development from British Invasion pioneers to becoming “The World’s Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band”.

Awash with emerging experimental electronic instruments the likes of the Theremin and Mellotron, and bolstered by string arrangements from future Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, the original Their Satanic Majesties Request mix was a dense barrage of sound that found the Stones throwing every conceivable idea into their psychedelic vision. Fully revamped by Grammy-winning engineer Bob Ludwig, the new mono and stereo remasters offer fans a newfound clarity to the likes of ‘She’s A Rainbow’ and ‘2,000 Light Years From Home’.

Rolling Stones Satanic Majesties, Charlie, Keith, Brian outtake

With Michael Cooper’s original 3D artwork restored in all its glory, the 50th-anniversary edition of Their Satanic Majesties Request is as bold and bright as the era it came from – a request that cannot be denied.

The 50th-anniversary deluxe box set reissue of Their Satanic Majesties Request will be released on 22 September, and, while stocks last, uDiscover has an exclusive limited edition bundle with a slipmat (pictured, above). Scroll down to read the full tracklist and order the bundle here.

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The full Their Satanic Majesties Request deluxe box set tracklist is:

Disc One, Side One (Stereo)
‘Sing This All Together’
‘Citadel’
‘In Another Land’
‘2,000 Man’
‘Sing This All Together (See What Happens)’

Disc One, Side Two (Stereo)
‘She’s A Rainbow’
‘The Lantern’
‘Gomper’
‘2,000 Light Years From Home’
‘On With The Show’

Disc Two, Side One (Mono)
‘Sing This All Together’
‘Citadel’
‘In Another Land’
‘2,000 Man’
‘Sing This All Together (See What Happens)’

Disc Two, Side Two (Mono)
‘She’s A Rainbow’
‘The Lantern’
‘Gomper’
‘2,000 Light Years from Home’
‘On With The Show’

Hybrid SACD One (Stereo)
‘Sing This All Together’
‘Citadel’
‘In Another Land’
‘2,000 Man’
‘Sing This All Together (See What Happens)’
‘She’s A Rainbow’
‘The Lantern’
‘Gomper’
‘2,000 Light Years from Home’
‘On With The Show’

Hybrid SACD Two (Mono)
‘Sing This All Together’
‘Citadel’
‘In Another Land’
‘2,000 Man’
‘Sing This All Together (See What Happens)’
‘She’s A Rainbow’
‘The Lantern’
‘Gomper’
‘2,000 Light Years from Home’
‘On With The Show’

 

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6 comments

  1. Tony
    Reply

    No B-sides, outtakes, live tracks? Just proves what John Lennon said more than 45 years ago. Whatever the Beatles did, the Stones did two months later.

  2. Ancon Harpy
    Reply

    A low point for them. Especially since it was released soon after Sgt. Pepper. But after this, in order, came Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, and Exile. As they say: “Stick to what you know”.

  3. Steve
    Reply

    Let’s just call it what it is. It’s a piece of shit. All of The Stones 1960s albums up to this one were flawed and inferior to any album by The Beatles. This one was embarrassing. However, what followed this album was a string of brilliant albums. Better to seek out a used copy for no other reason than the front cover artwork.

  4. John Sugar
    Reply

    ‘Citadel’, ‘2,000 Man’, ‘She’s A Rainbow’ and ‘2,000 Light Years From Home’ are the key tracks but not one of The Stones finest albums true – but I still would like to hear out takes and other versions. Its hard to believe the following year they would blow away the competition with “Beggars Banquet” which still sounds great nearly 50 years on!

  5. M weni
    Reply

    I think it’s a great Album… I loved it when it came out. First track Sing this together is a wonderful track which goes into Citadel which is great too. 3rd song is BILL singing that is real cool. 2000 man is a great track even KISS w/ ACE frehley singing it covered it on their DYNASTY album Ace knew it was a great song . SHE’s A rainbow is on here side 2 This is in the top 8 stones songs of All time —- 2000 light years is a pure gem. GOMPER is not bad as well. Mick has a funny voice on the last track ON WITH THE SHOW. 5 stars ***** better than Some girls, and goat’s head. Highly recommended . – MW oh THE LANTERN is a good track too . (Side 2)

  6. TJ Hitaffer
    Reply

    This is their best album. People don’t like it because it’s different. Satanic Majesty’s is the first real cohesive Stones album, and if you omit the “On With The Show” bits, you have a pretty solid album end to end. I’ve been a diehard fan of the Stones since I was an infant, being raised by a family who hailed them as the best, and 38 years later, this album reigns supreme in my life. I cried when I saw the video Abkco put up for 2000 Light Years From Home, it was so beautiful to see it animated. Very tasteful. I don’t know how much this boxset is, but the mono mix is an absolutely crucial addition. Would love to have this, it’s laid out wonderfully! I am unaware of any recordings/outtakes/rare stuff that is around from these sessions, but would like to know if any exsist. The Sgt Peppers argument has always been invalid, since Revolver came out before either of these two albums. For the record, The Beatles broke up decades ago. The Stones are still together, made shit tons of fantastic albums after “Let It Be” was released and made fuckloads of people happy from decades of touring internationally. Basically, the Stones win over the Beatles, because the Beatles quit – the Stones NEVER gave up! Carry the latern HIGH!

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