Rolling Stones fans can looking forward to a special 50th anniversary reissue of their 1967 studio album Their Satanic Majesties Request. The newly remastered set, which has been re-dubbed “Their Satanic Majesties Request – 50th Anniversary Special Edition,” will hit shelves Sept. 22 via ABKCO.
The legendary British rockers announced the news via an official press release posted July 31 at the official website of their US early catalogue distributor ABKCO. The big news was accompanied by a promotional video also posted Monday at the label's official YouTube channel.
The limited edition 2-disc set will feature stereo and mono mixes, which have been remastered by Bob Ludwig. Michael Cooper’s original 3-D cover artwork has also been fully restored after being removed shortly after release due to the huge cost of reproducing it on album sleeves.
Although spawning the single “She's a Rainbow” and fan fav “2000 Light Years from Home,” the album met with highly mixed reactions among critics, bandmembers and fans alike – often unfavorably compared to The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Despite lukewarm sales, the album hit No. 2 on the US album charts and has gradually gained favor over the decades among critics and fans for its risk-taking and radical departure from the band's traditional R&B roots.
Their Satanic Majesties Request – 50th Anniversary Special Edition comes complete with two vinyl albums and two hybrid Super Audio CDs. For more details or to pre-order, click here.
Fans can check out all the goodies via the official unboxing video above. See below for the full track listing.
The “Satisfaction” hitmakers are currently in the studio laying down tracks for a new studio album. The band will hit the road this fall, kicking off their AEG Presents/Concerts West produced Stones – No Filter Tour of Europe on Sept. 6 in Hamburg, Germany, at Stadtpark. The 12-city romp will wrap up with a two-night stand Oct. 22 – Oct 25 in Paris Oct. 25 at the brand new U Arena. For all the latest information on The Rolling Stones, click here.
The Rolling Stones, Their Satanic Majesties Request’ track listing (Stereo and Mono Mixes):
1. “Sing This All Together”
3. “In Another Land”
4. “2000 Man”
5. “Sing This All Together (See What Happens)”
6. “She’s a Rainbow”
7. “The Lantern”
9. “2000 Light Years from Home”
10. “On With the Show”