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Recording sessions saw the band experimenting widely with a psychedelic sound in the studio, incorporating elements such as unconventional instruments, Mellotronsound effectsstring arrangements, and African rhythms. The album's title is a play on the "Her Britannic Majesty requests and requires Upon its release, Satanic Majesties received mixed reactions from critics and members of 2000 Light Years From Home - The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request group itself.
Following the album's release, the Rolling Stones abandoned their psychedelic style for a stripped-down return to their roots in blues music. Mick Jagger disavowed the album insaying: "[ It had interesting things on it, but I don't think any of the songs are very good.
When - Panarama - Can This Be Paradise just after Between the Buttons had been released on 20 Januarythe recording of Their Satanic Majesties Request was long and sporadic, broken up by court appearances  and jail terms. For the same reasons, the entire band was seldom present in the studio at one time. Further slowing productivity was the presence of the multiple guests that the band members had brought along.
One of the more level-headed members of the band during this 2000 Light Years From Home - The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties RequestBill Wymanwary of psychedelic drugs, wrote the song " In Another Land " to parody the Stones' current goings-on. Every day at the studio it was a lottery as to who would turn up and what — if any — positive contribution they would make when they did.
Keith would arrive with anywhere up to ten people, Brian with another half-a-dozen and it was the same for Mick. They were assorted girlfriends and friends. I hated it! Then again, so did Andrew Oldham and just gave up on it. There were times when I wish I could have done, too. The Stones experimented with many new instruments and sound effects during the sessions, including Mellotronthereminshort wave radio static, and string arrangements by John Paul Jones.
Mick Jagger later opined 2000 Light Years From Home - The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request was not for the best:. There's a lot of rubbish on Satanic Majesties.
Just too much time on our hands, too many drugs, no producer to tell us, "Enough already, thank you very much, now can we just get on with this song? There was simply too much hanging around. It's like believing everything you do is great and not having any editing. According to Brian Jonesa month before the album's planned release date the group "hadn't got anything put together":. It's really like sort of got-together chaos. Because we all panicked a little, even as soon as a month before the release date that we had planned, we really hadn't got anything put together.
We had all these great things that we'd done, but we couldn't possibly put it out as an album. And so we just got them together, and did a little bit of editing here and there. The working title of the album was Cosmic 2000 Light Years From Home - The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request . Keith Richards himself has been critical of the album in later years.
While he likes some of the songs " Light Years from Home ", " Citadel " and " She's a Rainbow "he stated, "the album was a load of crap. One proposed cover, a photograph of Jagger naked on a crosswas scrapped by the record company for being "in bad taste".
When viewed in a certain way, the lenticular image shows the band members' faces turning towards each other with the exception of Jagger, whose hands appear crossed in front of him. Looking closely on its cover, one can see the faces of each of the four Beatles, reportedly a response to the Beatles' inclusion of a Shirley Temple doll wearing a "Welcome the Rolling When Youre Young And In Love - Flying Pickets* - Live sweater on the cover of Sgt.
Later editions replaced the glued-on three-dimensional image with a photograph, due to high production costs.
A limited edition LP version in the s reprinted the original 3D cover design; immediately following the reissue, the master materials for reprinting the 3D cover were intentionally destroyed. The original cover design called for the lenticular image to take up the entire front cover,  but finding this to be prohibitively expensive it was decided to reduce the size of the photo and surround it with the blue-and-white graphic design.
The entire cover design is elaborate, with a dense photo collage filling most of the inside cover along with a maze designed by Michael Cooper, and a painting by Tony Meeuwissen on the back cover depicting the four elements Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. In some editions the blue-and-white wisps on the front cover are used in a red-and-white version on the paper inner sleeve.
The inner-cover collage has dozens of images, taken from reproductions of old master paintings IngresPoussinda Vinciamong othersIndian mandalas and portraits, astronomy including a large image of the planet Saturnflowers, world maps, etc. The maze on the inside cover of the UK and US releases cannot be completed: a wall at about a half radius Tabasco - Various - Swing, Baby, Swing - Super Stereo Discotheque from the lower left corner means one can never arrive at the goal labeled "It's Here" in the centre of the maze.
It was the first of four Stones albums to feature a novelty cover; the others were the zipper on Sticky Fingersthe cut-out faces on Some Girlsand the stickers on Undercover At some point around rumors were first heard that the album existed as a promo version including a silk padding. It was soon viewed as a pretentious, poorly conceived attempt to outdo the Beatles and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band released in Juneoften explained by drug trials and excesses in contemporary musical fashion, although John Lennon and Paul McCartney did provide backing vocals uncredited on " We Love You "  recorded during the Satanic Majesties Request sessions, but released as a single three months before the album.
The production, in particular, came in for harsh criticism from Jon Landau in the fifth issue of Rolling Stone and Jimmy Miller recommended by the album's engineer, Glyn Johns was asked to produce the Stones' subsequent albums, on which they would return to the hard driving blues that earned them fame early in their career.
In an April album review, Richard Corliss of the New York Times was also critical of the production value stating " While still better than their previous ones, the arrangements are often ragged, fashionably monotonous and off-key. There are only two songs from the album which the Stones performed live, " Light Years from Home" —90 world tour, Glastonbury Festivaland "She's a Rainbow" —98 Bridges to Babylon Tour and occasionally on concert tours in the late s .
The release contained a remastered stereo version of the album pressed on transparent colored vinyl g and also featured Engelbert Humperdinck - Les Bicyclettes De Belsize / Three Little Words 3D-style sleeve. Satanic Camera - Vinnie Monte - Camera has gradually risen in critical estimations since its release.
In a retrospective review, Robert Christgau of the Village Voice stated that the album "no doubt contains several great songs" despite negative reception from some. 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, Mellotronsand full orchestration. What's clear is that never before or after did the Stones take so many chances in the studio…Inthe 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. The Ohio punk band Sister Ray included "Citadel" in many of their live sets.
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