Rolling Stones ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ reissued

The oft-overlooked Rolling Stones album Their Satanic Majesties Request has been reissued to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Reissued as a fantastic boxset, which includes the album on both mono and stereo CDs and vinyl, it is a chance for fans to rediscover an album that until recently critics had derided – yet the years have reappraised as a more holistic, nuanced album that has stood the test of time.

Released in 1967, it seems that year the Rolling Stones had a lot to distract them:┬ádrug arrests, ill health, a split with their long-time manager Andrew Loog Oldham and the need to produce themselves for the first time – little wonder that Their Satanic Majesties Request has been viewed by some as below the usual standards of a Rolling Stones release.

Yet, fast forward 50 years and Their Satanic Majesties Request is sonically pristine and the reissue allows the tracks to shine brightly, offering up a chance for the album to be rediscovered.

There are some standout gems: Citadel, She’s A Rainbow and 2,000 Light Years From Home (a love ballad, nonetheless) show the Rolling Stones in a different light.

The past half century has given Their Satanic Majesties Request another chance – one that’s worth seeking out.

 

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  1. Love this album, it needs to be heard in its entirety. Just off to dust down my copy and play it again.
    Where’s that joint ?…

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  2. Loved it then Love it now, 200,000 Light Years ahead of itself.

    Have a 67 original I picked up in Haight Ashbury 7 years with the tricky cover shot and also one from my 10th birthday Christmas 67.
    Would love Bill to sign them if possible if Rhythm Kings tour Australia.
    “From Another Land”,
    Steve.

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