Rolling Stones fans can check out the first official lyric video release from the upcoming 50th anniversary edition of their 1967 studio album Their Satanic Majesties Request, which will drop Sept. 22 via ABKCO/Universal. The legendary British rockers have debuted an animated lyric video for the track “2000 Light Years from Home.”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers revealed the news via an update posted Aug. 28 on the official Facebook page of their US early catalogue distributor ABKCO. The animated clip release follows on the heels of an un-boxing a video for the highly anticipated remastered edition, which was posted last month.
The video for “2000 Light Years from Home” was directed by Lucy Dawkins and Tom Readdy of Yes Please Productions. The song was originally released in the US as the B-side to album's second single “She's Like a Rainbow,” but later went on to be a fan fav and regular setlist entry during The Stones hugely successful 1989-1990 Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour
The 4:47 minute clip opens to a space-age intro provided by the late great Stones founding member Brian Jones on mellotron and longtime Stones sideman Nicky Hopkins on piano as animation effects flash across the screen. The visuals are reminiscent of Monty Python animator Terry Gilliam's work from the pioneering 60's era BBC comedy series. Dawkins and Readdy create a truly eye-popping visual experience as cut-out characters and objects lifted from the album's original sleeve float across the screen to create suitably trippy animation for the psychedelic rocker. Fans can check out the video above.
“Their Satanic Majesties Request – 50th Anniversary Special Edition” is available for preorder here in a limited edition 2-disc set that features both stereo and mono mixes. Remastered by Bob Ludwig, the set features Michael Cooper’s restored original 3-D cover artwork and includes two vinyl albums and two hybrid Super Audio CDs.
Just ahead of the 50th anniversary release, the “Satisfaction” hitmakers will launch their AEG Presents/Concerts West produced Stones – No Filter Tour of Europe. The fall romp kicks off Sept. 6 in Hamburg, Germany, at Stadtpark wraps up with a two-night stand Oct. 22 – Oct 25 in Paris Oct. 25 at U Arena. For all the latest details on The Rolling Stones, click here.