Rolling Stones Colorful New ‘She’s a Rainbow’ Video

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“All four Beatles’ likenesses can be seen popping out of flowers, surrounding a photograph of the Stones in technicolor garb”

On July 31, ABKCO Music announced the 50th anniversary release of the Rolling Stones‘ Their Satanic Majesties Request album. The elaborate limited edition, in a deluxe double vinyl/double hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) package, arrives Sept. 22. The set contains both the stereo and mono versions of every song, all newly remastered by 11-time Grammy winner Bob Ludwig and features Michael Cooper’s original 3-D lenticular cover photograph, featuring the band in peak psychedelic regalia.

Today (Sept. 8), the band released a magnificent, colorful (naturally) lyric video for the album’s most well-known song, “She’s a Rainbow.” (Watch it below.)

December 1967’s Their Satanic Majesties Request was originally mixed in both stereo and mono, as was standard practice at the time. The new edition will include the entire album on 180 gram vinyl in stereo, another 180 gram vinyl record in mono, and two hybrid Super Audio CDs (one in stereo and one in mono). Each disc includes the entire musical content in both Super Audio CD (SACD), as well as standard CD, providing for complete backward and forward hardware compatibility. Pre-order the set here.

Watch the lyric video for “She’s a Rainbow”

Their Satanic Majesties Request was the first self-produced album in the Stones’ vast catalog. Experimental in nature, it was such a departure from the band’s rhythm and blues roots that it threw critics for a loop. The record was lauded by DownBeat with a five-star review declaring the album “a revolutionary event in modern pop music.”

Grammy award winning music historian Rob Bowman writes in the liner notes for the new set, “Their Satanic Majesties Request should be recognized as an important stepping stone in the Rolling Stones’ development from an r&b-inspired band to the inventors of modern rock for the 1970s.”

The LP followed 1967’s Between the Buttons and preceded 1968’s Beggars Banquet, and was the first of the band’s albums to have identical tracklists in the U.S. and U.K. Its 10 tunes are saturated with studio effects, non-traditional instruments such as mellotron and theremin, ambient sounds created using oscillators, and string arrangements by a pre-Led Zeppelin John Paul Jones.

The LP reached #3 in the U.K. and #2 in the U.S. “She’s a Rainbow,” and “2000 Light Years From Home” are said to be the only two songs from the album the band has ever played live.

Watch the lyric video for “2000 Light Years From Home”

Related: Our interview with ABKCO’s chief audio engineer

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