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Their Satanic Majesties Request [CD]

The Rolling Stones Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (14 Aug 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca - Pop
  • ASIN: B00006RT4Z
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
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1. Sing This All Together
2. Citadel
3. In Another Land - Bill Wyman
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

Product Description

(2002/Abcko) 10 tracksMedium 1
  1. Sing This All Together
  2. Citadel
  3. In Another Land
  4. 2000 Man
  5. Sing This All Together
  6. She's A Rainbow
  7. The Lantern
  8. Gomper
  9. 2000 Light Years From Home
  10. On With The Show

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favourite Stones Record 21 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
I like the early Rolling Stones singles but in my opinion the stones music doesn't stand up to the test of time like "Their Satanic Majesties Request".
The orchestra you hear playing behind the stones are the genius of the multi-talented Brian Jones over dubs.I never realy liked the band after Brian died.They weren't the same.There is a sensitivity in their music that was lost forever after Brian Jones death.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All Essential Listening! 12 May 2010
Format:Audio CD
To start compairing this album to other Stones albums is really missing the point. To see(or hear) what's going on with any artist it's essential to view everything chronologically. When the Rolling Stones started they did versions of already existing music that excited them and presumably had made them want to form a band in the first place. Eventually they start experimenting doing their own stuff so by "Aftermath" they have an album with all their own compositions ....But still it's boys enthusiastically exploring and discovering what they are capable of. It's a fascinating trajectory if followed in sequence, so 'Satanic Majesties' is not such a great leap from 'Between the Buttons'... They cover a very broad range in these first six (British) albums,some more contrived than others, but all interesting and important both for them and the wider evolving youth culture. People tend to focus on 'Exile on Main Street' as the stones most decadent album but 'Satanic Majesties' is the band at it's most unfocused and spaced out. The combination of drug enthusiasms and external pressures from arrests and overwork and rapid Cultural flux means that 'Satanic Majesties' is the polar opposite of their first album's gritty directness and simplicity. As such, between those two extremes the Stones begin to be able to define themselves.
During the break from incesant touring and after taking stock obviously they decided they didn't want to get more spacy and 'experimental' but to dig in to what they loved most, hence the sequence of'BeggarsBanquet'-'Let it Bleed' & 'Sticky Fingers' (and the bonus of 'Ya Ya's') is boy's turning into men...(creatively speaking)still not without awkward and contrived moments but all fantasticly entertaining and exciting.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exile on Carnaby Street 9 Dec 2012
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The phrase 'ill-advised' is always bandied about whenever critics cover this phase of the Stones' career, but what is more ill-advised - settling into a cosy cul-de-sac that a straitjacket label like 'The World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band' leads to, or being brave enough to transcend genres with a vision of pop music as a limitless vista of endless possibilities?
For me, the Stones were at their best when they escaped the confines of R&B and widened their musical horizons, something they were equipped to do with aplomb courtesy of Brian Jones' ability to play any instrument he picked up. Now that 'Pop' has become as much of a restrictive dead-end as any other label, the province of test-tube boy-bands churning out focus group-approved ballads so saccharine Pat Boone would have baulked at singing them, it's refreshing to revisit an era when Pop was actually a platform for invention, innovation and adventure; and despite their best efforts to subsequently distance themselves from it and find money-spinning solace in the repetition of The Riff, the Stones were once as sonically ambitious as the Beatles, as this album proves.
I first bought 'Satanic Majesties' on vinyl in the 80s - that poor-quality 'flexi' vinyl typical of the period and housed in a cheap cardboard sleeve that began to disintegrate within months. I mainly bought it for '2000 Light Years From Home' and that seemed to be the only track I ever played before flogging the LP along with a bunch of others at my local second-hand record shop. But giving the album a fresh hearing 25 years later has certainly been worthwhile. In many respects, it's a miracle the Stones managed to record anything in 1967, let alone a brave experiment like this one. Of course it will always languish in the shadow of 'Sgt.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top 10 Psychedelic albums of all time 12 Sep 2008
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Disregard the myth (mainly among some critics) that this album is a weak copy of Sgt Pepper. True, it was inspired by Pepper. (Good idea!) However to say it is "woefully misguided" or other such rubbish is to miss the fact that this album on its own is one of the top ten psychedelic albums of all time. If it was by any other band, it would be hailed as such. Unfortunately, many critics fail to see (and hear) this fact and continue to perpetuate the myth that the Stones "made a mistake" based on comparisons with the other Stones albums. Absolute bollocks! Listen for yourself: "She's a Rainbow", "2000 Light Years from Home", "Citadel", "In Another Land", "Gomper". Classic brain warpers on par with S.F. Sorrow, Pepper, Floyd's Piper, The End - Introspection. It is, in fact, as brilliant in its own way as Bleed, Banquet, Exile. Check out this baby at once!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Little Piece of '60's Exotica 22 April 2006
By Peter Richardson VINE VOICE
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Once described by Mick Jagger as the album they recorded , "while under the influence of bail". "Their Satanic Majesties..." represents a flawed hiatus whilst the Stones dallied with psychedelia, got busted, took of to Morocco, swapped women and generally occupied themselves with almost anything but their hitherto glittering career.

Despite it's flaws, "Their Satanic Majesties Request" has undergone something of a critical reappraisal especially since it's debut on CD some twenty years ago.

This edition is essentially the same as the superlative, dual layered (SACD and CD) edition that first appeared in late 2002. These re-issues are sonically superb and even played on a good CD system have an extra audio fidelity that is quite breathtaking.

The difference is that with the "new/ old" packaging that the Japanese vinyl replicas offer, lies a product that in terms of it's presentation shows a far greater affinity to it's original forebear than any subsequent issues of this album have hitherto achived to date.

The first and most obvious example is that the 3D cover of Michael Cooper's studio set up of the Stones and the fantasy landscape that they literally constructed under Cooper's direction, has at last after some thirty plus years been re-instated,

Aside from the marvels of miniaturisation that this edition offers., the 3D cover is actually more succesfull than it's '60's predecessorm insofar as the original tried to be too clever in having profile views of the band apparent when the cover was angled, which detracted from the overall 3D feel of the original cover. This edition neatly avoids that pitfall and the resulting cover is all the better for this.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Their Satanic Majesties Request
I had this on vinyl along with many other Stones records. Now I know why I never updated this one to CD as there is only one song on it I like!
Published 8 days ago by Averyl Setterfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Sgt Peppers
Anyone who listened to the Stones purely as a singles band would never know this Album existed. It has always been considered to be a failed attempt by the Stones to emulate the... Read more
Published 29 days ago by mikewilson
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm not alone
It's great to see that so many people like this album. One of the best records of '67 as far as I am concerned. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. G. O' Carroll
2.0 out of 5 stars The Rolling Stones's Sgt Pepper? Never
This was one of the few early Stones albums I did not purchase on vinyl in the sixties. Decided to buy this DSD re-mastered CD in order to complete my Stones collection. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Cliffbn
3.0 out of 5 stars 60s psychedelia with a dark twist
At the end of the year in which LSD-fuelled psychedelia exploded into popular consciousness, TSMR released in December 1967 was widely seen as the Stones' attempt to emulate the... Read more
Published 8 months ago by The Guardian
3.0 out of 5 stars IS THIS AN AUDIO CD?
Amazon's advert clearly states that this is an Audio CD. So after delivery of the item I put it into the CD player of my computer to listen to this old Stone's classic. Read more
Published 8 months ago by DAVID TARR
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
I have always liked this album I had the original vynil version and had lost it so was glad to be able to download it to my kindle fire HD
Published 8 months ago by Denis
5.0 out of 5 stars it's only rock n'roll...but i like it
sure,it'only rock'n'roll,but i like it!It would be the best playing if the sound does'nt look like that of a normal cd,but.. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Giulio Margaroli
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the 'Stones, man!
This was the Rolling Stones' response to Sgt Pepper. Just imagine, in May '67 (probably earlier, in truth), the 'Stones sitting on the floor listening to Sgt Pepper for the first... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mr James B Hession
5.0 out of 5 stars Satanic Majesties Demand...
...Your attention. You can find yourself '2,000 Light Years From Home' if you lose yourself in this album. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Alan Robert Lancaster
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