The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request {50th Anniversary Special Edition} (1967/2017) DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request {50th Anniversary Special Edition} (1967/2017)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 44:06 + 44:16 minutes | 3,48 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 44:06 + 44:16 minutes | 944 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover
Genre: Rock | ©  ABKCO Music & Records

Reissued for its 50th anniversary, Satanic Majesties remains a singular entry in the Stones’ catalog. It is the strange result of a bizarre set of personal, professional, and cultural circumstances. This set is one of the more straightforward to explain, since it comprises the stereo and mono versions of the album, newly remastered by by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering.

Without a doubt, no Rolling Stones album – and, indeed, very few rock albums from any era – split critical opinion as much as the Rolling Stones’ psychedelic outing. Many dismiss the record as sub-Sgt. Pepper posturing; others confess, if only in private, to a fascination with the album’s inventive arrangements, which incorporated some African rhythms, Mellotrons, and full orchestration. What’s clear is that never before or after did the Stones take so many chances in the studio. (Some critics and fans feel that the record has been unfairly undervalued, partly because purists expect the Stones to constantly champion a blues ‘n’ raunch worldview.) About half the material is very strong, particularly the glorious “She’s a Rainbow,” with its beautiful harmonies, piano, and strings; the riff-driven “Citadel”; the hazy, dreamlike “In Another Land,” Bill Wyman’s debut writing (and singing) credit on a Stones release; and the majestically dark and doomy cosmic rocker “2000 Light Years from Home,” with some of the creepiest synthesizer effects (devised by Brian Jones) ever to grace a rock record. The downfall of the album was caused by some weak songwriting on the lesser tracks, particularly the interminable psychedelic jam “Sing This All Together (See What Happens).” It’s a much better record than most people give it credit for being, though, with a strong current of creeping uneasiness that undercuts the gaudy psychedelic flourishes. In 1968, the Stones would go back to the basics, and never wander down these paths again, making this all the more of a fascinating anomaly in the group’s discography.


01 – Sing This All Together (Remastered 2017 – Stereo)
02 – Citadel (Remastered 2017 – Stereo)
03 – In Another Land (Remastered 2017 – Stereo)
04 – 2000 Man (Remastered 2017 – Stereo)
05 – Sing This All Together (See What Happens) (Remastered 2017 – Stereo)
06 – She’s A Rainbow (Remastered 2017 – Stereo)
07 – The Lantern (Remastered 2017 – Stereo)
08 – Gomper (Remastered 2017 – Stereo)
09 – 2000 Light Years From Home (Remastered 2017 – Stereo)
10 – On With The Show (Remastered 2017 – Stereo)
11 – Sing This All Together (Remastered 2016 – Mono)
12 – Citadel (Remastered 2016 – Mono)
13 – In Another Land (Remastered 2016 – Mono)
14 – 2000 Man (Remastered 2016 – Mono)
15 – Sing This All Together (See What Happens) (Remastered 2016 – Mono)
16 – She’s A Rainbow (Remastered 2016 – Mono)
17 – The Lantern (Remastered 2016 – Mono)
18 – Gomper (Remastered 2016 – Mono)
19 – 2000 Light Years From Home (Remastered 2016 – Mono)
20 – On With The Show (Remastered 2016 – Mono)

Newly remastered by by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering.



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