Their Satanic Majesties Request Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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Clearly their answer to Sgt. Pepper, or at least "All You Need is Love," Satanic Majesties is actually as sloppy an artifact as Flowers. But even at their most (willfully?) goofy '60s moment, the Stones came up with some good songs. "She's a Rainbow" is fine second- tier pop-psychedelia, while "2000 Light Years From Home" can still transmit a pretty handsome case of the Fear. Bill Wyman's "In Another Land" is as thin as his phased vocal, but still plays better than "Sing This All Together (See What Happens)." Not the most essential Stones disc by a long shot, but one that fans will want to own sooner or later. --Rickey Wright --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Their Satanic Majesties Request takes some of the exploration that The Rolling Stones had done on Between The Buttons (think "Ruby Tuesday") and turns that on its head. Mix in ample supplies of chemicals and a total fearlessness, and a belief that what they were doing was total brilliance, and what you get is Their Satanic Majesties Request. This album surely must have convinced parents that Satan himself was possessing the hi-fi.
Light on guitar, rhythm and blues, TSMR is still among the best Stones albums if you can penetrate its purple smokey haze. Doing so will reveal an album constructed in layers, and peeling back these layers will release melodies and playing that will keep you enthralled for years as you keep coming back to this album. Is that Mick asking, "Where's that joint?"
"She's A Rainbow" is a perfect pop song, as brilliant as "Ruby Tuesday" if not moreso due to Charlie Watts' relentlessness. "2000 Man" is as catchy as anything else the Stones produced, with neat lyrics that must have seemed so foreward-thinking in the 60's. I do think that Ace Frehley's version of the song is an improvement by simplifying things and heavying up the guitar, but this is still a great song.
While every song has melodies and instrumentation coming out the wazoo, it surely is "Sing This All Together (See What Happens)" that is the centrepiece of this bizarre journey into the unknown. 8 1/2 minutes long, and never really going anywhere, some might consider this a waste of vinyl.Read more ›
The new production and studio freedom does bring out some different beats by Watts.
All in all it was a benchmark for the band which ultimatly transformed them into the sado/freak group we found on singles like J.J.Flash and the Beggars Banquet album.
This record was really the band's effort to keep up with the times by cashing on the pyschedellic trend that was going on in the music industry. Before this album was released, The Beach Boys scored a # 1 hit with "Good Vibrations", and The Beatles released "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". Thinking that they too could score a successful album by recording the same genre and came up with this insipid pile of goo.
"TSMR" kicks off with the vapid "Sing This All Together", which features an awful horn section and pedestrian lyrics. After that comes the droning guitars of "Citadel", a lurching rocker with tasteless words and awful vocals. Bill Wyman's "In Another Land" can only be described by one word: odd. Featuring eerie wind sound effects, it alternates between Wyman's nasal voice narrating a futuristic romance and Mick's anger - induced vocals on the chorus. "2000 Man" is an acoustic guitar - driven look at the future sung through the eyes of a robot. The first half of the album screeches to a halt with a lecherous epic reprise of the "Sing This All Together" that seems endless.
The second half of the album fares better thanks to the presence of several good tracks. There are two excellent tracks here. There's the light and airy "She's A Rainbow" and the dark, brooding space odyssey "2000 Light Years From Home".Read more ›
It is most definately true that this album resembles Piper at the Gates of Dawn more than Sgt. Pepper. Reasons being, among many others, the strong penchant for improvisational segments and segues, and the rough-hewn production. Sgt. Pepper was more a collection of finely polished vignettes, and finds a lot of it's notariety in the sheer technical arena, as a great many recording techniques were born, and the album changed the way all subsequent albums would be recorded.
This is not to take anything away from ANY of the albums mentioned, these are just some of the facts as I see them.
People mention the arrangements, textures, and Orchestrations both horn and string on Their Satanic Majesties Request, and with good reason. These are all elements that elevate the songs on this album to what they are. Anyone bother to note just who ARRANGED all that, and in my opinion, was largely responsible for a good bit of the sonic results we have? It is none opther than John Paul Jones, of Led Zeppelin, who prior to Zep was one of THE arrangers/orchestrators in the British pop music studio scene at the time. I feel that his contributions on this album in particular cannot be stressed enough.
All that being said, it is a great snapshot of a place and time, and is a musical landmark for all of time.
Happy listening to all.
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Since I am a longtime fan of the Rolling Stones, I came to enjoy the original release of Their Statanic Majesties Request album when it came out back in 1967, and had absolutely no... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Mike
sounds fantastic. hadn't heard it in a long time. glad i bought it. thanksPublished 3 months ago by ron lepoidevin
Just as i remenber this vinyl, sibe B is the best! Side A is clearly a drug trip! They tried to answer to the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour but miss the target!Published 7 months ago by Jean-Pierre Roy
It's digital, so it's loud and clear, but if you want soul look for an original pressing.Published 10 months ago by back to wax
It has no stand out hits, but it was the Stones attempt at "Sgt.Pepper" and it didn't work. I bought it to try and fill out my Stones collection. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2013 by Sir Steven
One of the few albums where the original cover art was better than the music. The "psychadelic" trance music hasn't aged well and the "concept" in this concept album was pretty... Read morePublished on April 29 2013 by eeyoore
This album is a lot better than I remember it to be when I first listened to it. Sure it might have a lot of faults and flaws (IE) I don't think they were big on how to end songs... Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2010 by Torie Monaghan
1967 was not the Stones' best year. Mick and Keith were busted for trumped-up drugs charges which threatened to bury the band for good. Read morePublished on June 2 2005 by Allan Tong
Although this is a big mess (the stones response to the beatles epic sergeant pepper),there are at least a few redeeming moments,which is more then I can say for anything they have... Read morePublished on May 19 2004