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The Rolling Stones / Their Satanic Majesties Request: anniversary deluxe

Mono/Stereo vinyl • Hybrid SACDs • No bonus audio

Universal Music will issue a 50th anniversary deluxe edition of The Rolling Stones‘ 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request in September .

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. Both mixes are pressed onto vinyl (lacquer cut by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios) and are supplied on two hybrid SACDs (super audio CDs).

Universal are calling this a ’50th Anniversary Special Audiophile Edition’ and while the term ‘audiophile’ is used so liberally these days by labels and their PR partners it’s all but lost its meaning, the inclusion of the very niche SACD format does justify it in this case.

So to be clear, this is a four-disc set that delivers two vinyl records and two hybrid SACDs – these aren’t being made available separately. Hybrid means that you can play the discs on standard CD players, although you will lose the hi-res element and will only be accessing a standard 44.1 kHz/16 bit stereo version of the new remaster.

It should be noted that Their Satanic Majesties Request has been issued on SACD before. The out-of-print ABKCO Rolling Stones CD reissues of 2002 were all hybrid SACDs although that fact was rather unplayed at the time and you have to look hard to see mention of it on the packaging. Also, Universal Japan issued an SACD of this title in 2011, which was reissued as recently as 2014.

This new 2017 edition of the album comes in special eight-panel gatefold packaging that folds out into a square (see image above). It also restores the original lenticular front cover, something last year’s mono box set failed to do.

The 50th anniversary comes with a modest 20-page booklet, which includes an essay by Rob Bowman and features Michael Cooper’s photos from original cover shoot. This set is described as a “limited edition pressing” that comes with “hand-numbered sleeves”.

This four-disc 50th anniversary edition of Their Satanic Majesties Request will be released on 22 September 2017.

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  • 1. Sing This All Together
  • 2. Citadel
  • 3. In Another Land
  • 4. 2000 Man
  • 5. Sing This All Together (See What Happens)
  • 6. She’s A Rainbow
  • 7. The Lantern
  • 8. Gomper
  • 9. 2000 Light Years From Home
  • 10. On With The Show

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103 responses to The Rolling Stones / Their Satanic Majesties Request: anniversary deluxe

  1. Ollie Carlisle says:

    Looks nice but the forthcoming dvd of them doing a gig in 2015 featuring the whole Sticky Fingers album live interests me more.

  2. Dave says:

    £62? They’re still smoking the gear from 1967 aren’t they?

  3. mark browne says:

    classic album, but that price! …ouch..especially as there’s no new material as such

  4. Nicholas Love says:

    Normally I would be very excited but those 2002 ABCKO remasters sound so good I’d be happy even if those albums were never reissued again. If only the same could be said about the 2009 virgin remasters…

    • Lawrence says:

      The Virgin Remasters came out in 1994 and were superb. What you are referring to is when Universal took over the Stones’ 1971+ catalog and then butchered the catalog by increasing the volume to the point of distortion. God I am glad I own all of the 1994 Virgin CD’s. Of course it leaves Universal the room to butcher any new releases like the deluxe edition version of “Some Girls” which contains tracks that have never been officially released before.

  5. Andy K says:

    Looks nice but too much at the current price…

  6. Daryl says:

    Nice looking set. I already have the SACD though, as well as the reissue vinyl so I’ll skip this one. Even though it is one of my favourite Stones albums – On With The Show is a hidden classic!

    Paul, will you be posting articles on the upcoming ‘Sticky Fingers Live At The Fonda’ release and/or the ‘On Air In The 60s’ book? I am interested to hear confirmation on whether there will also be a CD with the former and a CD/DVD set with the latter!

    • truthsayer says:

      `Live At The Fonda` comes as LP/DVD, CD/DVD and single Bluray & single DVD. Don`t know what formats will be available for the `On Air` release although there are already `On Air` CDs on sale at a famous riverlike site, although I`m unsure of the provenance of these CDs.

    • Leo Wubbolt says:

      https://wardrecords.com/products/detail4084.html check this, directly from Ward Records. This item can be ordered already. A limited edition of 500 for this super set series

  7. Nick says:

    Ridiculous £61.99 and NOT even free Postage! Where do Amazon get their prices from?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      It’s nothing to do with Amazon. Universal are charging €73 / £65 via their uDiscover store, selling direct to consumer (and that’s not free postage either).

      • Jochen Mosthaf says:

        …but it comes with a slipmat…by the end of this summer we’ll all be raving to Gomper in Ibiza.

  8. Rob Deighton says:

    Wow SACD. Surprised to see that format make a re-appearence to the general record buying public. Original titles on SACD can go for big money (such as the Elton John ones).

    What’s next – Goats Head Soup with a Minidisc version of the album?

    • Jochen Mosthaf says:

      SACD ist not dead. It’s a big thing in Japan, which is probably by now the biggest market for physical records. Since they stopped manufacturing vinyl (which was considered the best in the world), beautifully packaged and good sounding (SA) CDs are manufactured with more passion than anywhere in the world. And Sony will soon open a vinyl factory and start all over again.

  9. Nick says:

    It was originally released on 08th December 1967 Not 22nd Sept…… they seem to be missing a trick with the Christmas Market…..

  10. Martin says:

    I would jump in at around £20 cheaper so here hoping for a SDE deal ha ha

  11. Dani77 says:

    No bonus audio…shit! Singles, out-takes, alternate versions? Blu-ray audio 5.1?

  12. Jochen Mosthaf says:

    If they get it right, the lenticular front cover will be re-released for the first time in a long time. It was not a feature of the 2002 SACD collection, but in 2006, in Japan, for the Papersleeve Collection, a fake was produced: it was 3-D, but the heads did not move. I think i once read the original artwork has been lost; it remains to be seen whether this is going to be the real thing.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Am I mis-remembering? I’m sure my 2002 has the lenticular…?

      • Jochen Mosthaf says:

        I’ve looked at my 2002 SACD and it doesn’t have it, and both copies from the Papersleeve Collection (regular, from 2006, and HM-CD, from 2008) have it…and now that i am looking at the HM-CD the heads ARE moving (not on the one from 2006). But this CD is rare and more expensive than the entire new set.

  13. David M says:

    Bizarre they couldn’t even put We Love You/Dandelion on there. Presume Abko’s hands are tied. The 2002 release was on a hybrid SACD (stereo), sounds pretty good to me. The mono vinyl from last year’s set is also good.

  14. John B says:

    I don’t know about the rest of your readers, but I am getting pretty annoyed that labels keep doing these deluxe editions where vinyl and CD are combined into one package. Usually if you are a vinyl buyer, you aren’t planning on buying the CD. More so for CD buyers, they probably don’t want vinyl. Box sets with both are too expensive and I won’t buy any of them.

  15. adam shaw says:

    Couldn’t the mono and the stereo mix fit on one SACD ?

    • Tom M says:

      The album runs 44 minutes. They might fit on the SACD layer but not redbook CD layer. Also note my 2002 ABKCO SACD does not have lenticular cover, very nice foil though. I’m curious if the mono mix is from last years box.

  16. JOHN H McCARTHY says:

    The 2002 ABKCO digipak SACD did not have a lenticular cover photo. The 2006 and 2008 Japanese mini-LP sleeve versions did however……

  17. David Moorhead says:

    I was half curious about this new set when I saw it advertised over the weekend. Then I read about the contents, thus reminding me that this is a Rolling Stones effort that doesn’t ever hit me the right way. I have the 2010 Stereo vinyl box. I have the 2016 mono box. I think I’m good because I’m seriously not paying $80 for a lenticular cover and 2 SACDs (and probably yet ANOTHER remaster that will be seriously hard to challenge the ones I already have).

    This is just another Summer Of Love/latch on to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper bandwagon release (just like 50 years ago).

  18. Babakazoo says:

    I would prefer the option of buying the SACD’s separately, as I have no need for the vinyl… As far as issuing bonus tracks etc, I am pretty sure I read somewhere that it is in the contractual agreement between ABKO & The Stones that the albums cannot be re-issued with added content. Any bonus material must be issued on a separate disc. That is why the ‘Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out’ box has the 5 bonus tracks from the concert on a second disc, even though they would have fit onto the end of the main disc with no problem, or even been edited back into the recording.

    And the 2002 Hybrid SACD of Satanic Majesties definitely does not have the lenticular sleeve. It has the metallic border and background, but the actual image is not 3D.

  19. Gisabun says:

    I’m guessing this release will be useless for most of us. Either you have one or both parts or couldn’t care less.

  20. Marshall Gooch says:

    It also makes sense, in an efficiency way, that if they don’t put extra tracks onto the actual album CD they can also package that CD separately as a standalone item. I don’t agree with it from a fan’s standpoint. I have the sacd from 2002 and at the price of this new version (which I was hoping would be more Sgt. Pepper-like in its track listing, I.e., extra tracks, etc.) I would definitely pass.

  21. Pablo says:

    Ok… I have the ’67 edition… I love this LP… but… I think a “50th anniversary” it would be fine to celebrate with outtakes, demos and something more… I know that the stones are not really good with that, there are tons and tons of booties everywhere, but… this was not a good new for a “celebration”… my opinion (and the price… well… say not more)…

  22. Gavin says:

    Think I’d rather track down on orig vinyl copy at that price

  23. Daryl says:

    It does have free postage at Amazon.

    And truthsayer – thanks for the info! Do you know where this has been confirmed at all? I have only seen mention of a DVD so far, even though I assumed it would probably follow the same formats as the other ‘From The Vault’ releases…

  24. HalloweenJack says:

    The high price is due to the reproduction of the original lenticular front cover.

    • Paul E. says:

      Lenticular printing at this volume is NOT that expensive. I still recall, as child, buying Cracker Jack popcorn with those little “free” lenticular cards inside. That was 40 years ago – I can’t imagine that the print industry hasn’t improved upon economies of scale. The price is indeed a “cracker” and we are getting “jack(ed)”.

      • Bryan says:

        Universal has done numerous reissues in the last few years with lenticular covers that are full LP cover size (I have Public Enemy and Parliament reissues under Universal’s “Respect The Classics” banner with them) and the LPs are only ~$10 more than if they weren’t included, so there’s no reason a postcard-sized lenticular cover would add that much to a 2LP set.

  25. Andrew M says:

    I’ve got quite a few SACDs including the Stones Sympathy for the Devil remixes. Just can’t find a player at a decent price. Beginning to be worried I’ll never be able to play the format again :(

    • David M says:

      I picked up a Sony Blu-ray player in a charity shop for $10 that plays SACDs!

    • Jochen Mosthaf says:

      In celebration of this coming release i listened to the 2002 stereo SACD and last year’s mono CD, and the SACD sounded far superior, which is not the case when you listen to the 2002 CD layer.
      If you want to have the physical product, which i assume all readers here do, and true HD, SACD is the only option.

  26. elliott buckingham says:

    a super deluxe for the worst stones release beggars belief.

  27. Marc says:

    So essentially, this is the same album 4 times…

    when you look at it that way – it’s riduculous.

    If only the album was actually any good. Arguably, the two best songs form this period, as somone pointed out, are left off… Dandelion and We Love You. They could have thrown in a 45 of them at the very least. Even a stereo side A and mono side B of both songs on each side.

    • Josh says:

      Well said. Truly disappointed by this when so many of the other super deluxe releases coming out lately are loaded with tons of extras. I was really trying to rationalize splurging for this but can’t do it at such a price.

  28. Robert says:

    Well, I’ve always enjoyed my 2002 stereo SACD of this album (on a decent system, that piercing triangle ringing out during ‘Citadel’ gets me every listen), and so I’ve been waiting for the 2002 stereo remaster to be reissued on vinyl for some time. I’d been holding out hope it might be released on clear vinyl as part of Abkco’s (short-lived 2013-2014) “Clearly Classic” reissue campaign – I been picking those up one by one, but I guess that’s that. ADHD ABKCO.

    I seem to recall Mick saying he thought this album sounded best in mono (vaguely recall him saying it sounds “silly” in stereo. I personally love and prefer it). So my interest is piqued further by the inclusion of the mono vinyl and mono SACD.

    Not including a disc of bonus tracks from the ‘Satanic Sessions’ is a shame, especially since Dandelion and We Love You are such great tracks – and also knowing how much quality studio outtake material exists on bootleg, too. As with just about every previous Stones ‘deluxe edition’ (with the notable exception of ‘Totally Stripped’), this is yet another missed opportunity to make the deluxe release a special, comprehensive experience. Fingers crossed Beggars Banquet gets the 50th anniversary treatment it deserves next year, but I won’t get my hopes up.

    All in all I guess I’m up for this release; I happen to be in its target niche, but strongly agree with others in wishing it was $20 cheaper for what it is, though..

  29. Leo Wubbolt says:

    As for the extras, what we don’t get, what are we missing, would would have been possible ? We have ”Gold Painted Nails”, which is on the 8-CD set Satanic Sessions, a bootleg from TSMR recordings. What about ”A degree of murder’ [ BJ soundtrack from the Volker Schlondorff movie]. Jigsaw Puzzle was recorded during the Satanic Sessions, but included on BB. As a complementist I would like to see those US promo 7” edited versions of ”We love you ”and ”Dandelion”, not forgetting the regular stereo versions. And last but not least, the 2002 SACD version of ”We love You” on ”more hot rocks ” has a different ending, so that might be an alternative. All other tracks on the8-CD Satanic Sessions bootleg box are endless jams with no direction.

  30. Greg says:

    For those of you who do not want the vinyl you can get the 2 SACD’s in 7″ format with the lenticular sleeve from CDJapan for 7400 yen plus shipping. (More than this 2 LP, 2 SACD set!) It is even a more exclusive (“collectable”) set of things we all have and don’t need. On a more interesting note Amazon Japan has The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers – Live at the Fonda Theater 2015” [First Press Limited Edition Blu-ray + CD (Japan advance release / Japanese caption included / Japanese commentary enclosed) for 8,100 yen plus shipping and if you really have money to burn for 12,960 yen plus shipping you can get that 8,100 yen set with a t-shirt!!! Since SDE readers and the like are the only buyers of music as physical product, we are really being fleeced. Suddenly “Flowers in the Dirt” is looking like a set packed with everything, at a reasonable price. BTW, I have still passed on that one waiting for a SDE alert. Paul, any sign of Amazon liquidating an overstock of them?

    • ZoetMB says:

      @Greg: Your question about overstock, especially for LPs, is an interesting one. On the one hand, looking at actual sales numbers (in the U.S.), not that many LPs are being sold (17.2 million in the U.S. in 2016, up 1.8% from 16.9 million in 2015) and my bet is that most runs are very short. As I’ve said so many times before, considering that there were individual LPs that sold 10 million in the U.S., the whole market being 17 million is really nothing, in spite of the hype. All physical was just 22.4% of the U.S. market in 2016 (1st half 2017 numbers haven’t been released yet).

      On the other, I bet some of the bigger acts insist on larger runs even though there’s no market for them and sometimes the labels create these expensive fancy boxed sets that won’t sell. So the question becomes at what point do the record company accountants say we have to get these assets off the books and they decide to dump it all at low(er) prices. Or, do the labels instead just consider all the LPs and fancy boxed sets they’ve pressed to be “long tail” items and just let Amazon and the other e-commerce vendors dribble them out over many years.

      @Robert: I agree with you. I think almost any album from the psychedelic era sounds better in stereo (assuming it’s not fake electronic stereo). I even prefer Pepper in stereo, which I know is heresy.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Not yet no :(

  31. ZoetMB says:

    $90 on Amazon in the U.S. with free shipping. That’s a bit steep for 12 tracks. I still have the original LP with the lenticular cover, but the reality is that I haven’t listened to it in years. This makes the Sgt. Pepper box, currently selling for $118 in the U.S. seem like a bargain. But with 2 LPs and 2 SACD’s, I can’t see this being priced for less than $70 or so and I don’t think I would pay that either. On the other hand, I’d love to hear what Ludwig did with the remastering. Some years ago, I saw Ludwig give a speech at the AES convention and he said that because the record companies were not willing (at that time) to pay for a separate master for vinyl, he sold all his lathes. I wonder if he regrets that now.

    In checking, I was surprised to see that I don’t have any CD version of this, even though I’ve got a bunch of the SACD hybrid remasters and the Virgin remasters that replicated the original LP packaging, including a real zipper for Sticky Fingers, plus the remastered Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out box and some other stuff. I also see I sold my LP of Sticky Fingers with a working zipper. That was probably a mistake.

  32. JJK says:

    I’m sure as the release date approaches, the price will come down. Always does. I’m sorry, but I have to say it! I love the Stones, but this was a blatant Sgt. Pepper rip off!

    • David M says:

      It’s not really much like Pepper at all (apart from cover choices). Much more psychedelic for one thing.

    • Ross Baker says:

      I never understood the whole Sgt. Pepper ripoff accusation – other than perhaps On With the Show, I don’t hear any particular similarities. Certainly they attempted a few psych cliches (the long freakout on See What Happens, some questionable vocal effects on In Another Land), but overall it always struck me as a solid psych album with its own identity. There are plenty of other albums from the era that sound closer to it than Pepper!

      • Philip Cohen says:

        Music hall-style tunes such as “On with The Show”(and “Something Happened to Me Yesterday” on the album “Between The Buttons”) were likely influenced by The Kinks, the first British group to write original 1960’s songs in the music hall style.

        • Ross Baker says:

          Oh definitely – there’s an obvious Kinks influence on Between the Buttons (and some bits on Aftermath maybe?). But there’s something about the ‘show’ element of On With the Show which really reminds me of the two title tracks on Pepper.

  33. Ken A says:

    Why would anyone want this? No alternate versions? No outtakes or singles recorded during the sessions, Child of the Moon, We Love You, etc.? No demos or alternate mixes? And not everyone always wants vinyl.

  34. Neil Wilkes says:

    Sorry but an Audiophile SACD is an oxymoron.
    Nowt but noise above 23kHz (and lots of it too) and depending on how it was transferred & DSD’d, the ultrasonic garbage could run as low as 14-15kHz.

  35. Avitom. says:

    To sum it all up: No demos, alternate, outtakes, etc, I’m not buying it.

    • Philip Cohen says:

      Agreed. The fans are not to blame for whatever “wrongs”(perceived or real) that Allen Klein may have done against The Stones decades ago. The fans deserve some real archival music from the Decca/London years. This was probably the last and only chance to release TSMR archival music.

  36. richard says:

    nice , but again same stuff and now 4 discs with same songs i purchase 2x mono + 2x stereo the same songs again again again

    richard

  37. Keith says:

    Vinyl and SACD I’m the same box that’s one more lost sale

  38. Ron de Joode says:

    The 2003 SACD reissues are the most definitive ones. No need for greed.

  39. Ross Baker says:

    This feels like a wasted opportunity. As mentioned several times, the standalone single and some outtakes or alternate takes from the sessions could have made an interesting second disc. As it is, I have the beautifully packaged mini-LP CD version that suits me fine. Sturdy and with the lenticular cover.

  40. Glen Buchanan says:

    I still have the original copy that was given to me for Christmas, 1967. I’ve always looked after my LPs and this one is in great shape. Nothing beats the chill of 2000 Light Years From Home.

  41. Bob Peel says:

    I’m placing this box set in my Amazon basket’s wants lists

    you know the ones you actually never get round to buying

  42. michael1984 says:

    Jeez, no out takes? An out take from these sessions was the closing track on the Bonus disc of the 2010 deluxe Exile re-issue!!! And none here….Why bother, can any say if the mono mixes are worth it? I have a 4 CD bootleg box set of the sessions of the LP in perfect quality. Most lacking vocals (just bleed from Jagger live, guide vocal), but still really cool.

  43. Albert Tatlock says:

    Absurd that there is still no ‘1+’ style DVD/Bluray of the Stones glory years from ABKCO.
    Some films were restored recently (‘Jumpin Jack Flash’ ‘Child Of The Moon’) and bits were shown on Keef’s ‘Lost Weekend’ on BBC4 and at the ‘Exhibitionism’ show. While the Beatles, Zeppelin (who were notorious for a lack of TV appearances and promos) and Floyd (The ‘Early Years’ set) all have as good as definitive DVDs out there, the 60s/Brian Jones era Stones are only represented by ‘Charlie Is My Darling’ and ‘The Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus’. ABKCO seems to pull the plug on most 60s Stones footage posted on Youtube by fans, but won’t put the bloody stuff out. They should do a Stones CD/DVD release of the 1963-69 years instead of reissuing the same thing again….

  44. Mylene says:

    Every CD segues Sing This Song Altogether (See What Happens) into Cosmic Christmas. On the original LP (mono and stereo) there’s a space. I bet this reissue makes the same mistake four times :)

  45. Steve says:

    This is a helluva lot of money for 2-CD’s & 2-LP’s in Stereo/Mono for ‘TSMR.’ Mistake no. 1. Yet another wasted opportunity to get it right. No separate release of the Mono CD or LP with the lenticular cover either. 2nd mistake. No unreleased material from the sessions. A 3rd mistake. I’m not buying it with the high price and mistakes abound. Abkco Records you know and can do a lot better !

  46. Musicneil66 says:

    Hmmmm! Before reading the comments added it to my Amazon basket, not got this stones in my collection albeit small collection! Price wise not to whacky considering the content 2 vinyl 2 scad and book with lenticular cover. I will leave pre orders for now as always with Amazon price may go down and it is numbered, to how man though we don’t know. Paul any idea on the limited numbers being produced ?

  47. Redalfalfa says:

    There are a lot of labels out there getting filthy rich off reissues and repackaged vinyl these days, UMC are one of the worst!

    • ZoetMB says:

      While many of the special reissues are indeed overpriced and many venture into complete ripoff territory, the overall music business in really in the dumps. I can’t speak specifically to the UK or other European markets, but in the U.S., the overall recording business is half its former peak size and just one-third its former peak size adjusted for inflation (including physical, downloads, streaming and licensing). The first half 2017 numbers haven’t been publicly released yet, but I have a feeling that it’s going to be bad news. I’d love to be proven wrong.

      Since the mass market isn’t much willing to pay for music anymore, the labels try to make it up on collectors. Sometimes it’s worth it, sometimes it’s not. As most here seem to agree, this one might have been if it had included extra tracks.

  48. Patrick W says:

    TSMR is, in my opinion, one of the best psychedelic albums of all time. It has been the most maligned album by a major rock group in history, for no good reason, other than the vague, and not very accurate, reference to Pepper. I love the album. I also agree that this is a huge wasted opportunity. It’s as though the Stones are still somewhat embarrassed by this album and so decided to only slightly commemorate it’s 50th anniversary, almost as though it was an obligation, not an opportunity to revisit one of the most fascinating eras of the band’s history. Plenty of singles, alternate edits, etc. that could have been included. Pity.

  49. Robert Fitzpatrick says:

    this looks like a pathetic set ! should have done what Beatles did with Pepper!

  50. Kauwgompie says:

    Sorry, I try to not be negative and it’s hard. $90 plus shipping for the same album milked over 4 different formats. No extra’s whatsoever. Doesn’t work for me.

  51. Mick says:

    My 2nd favourite Stones LP. Miffed, like others, that era singles, outtakes, & alternates aren’t here at this price. The big selling point to me is the mono mix on SACD. The mono box titles are supposed to at some point get individual releases, but I doubt they’ll be hybrids, so this may well be the only place to get the mono SACD.

    • Jochen Mosthaf says:

      I will be quite happy not to have any out- and alternative takes…i never listen to the extra tracks from Exile or Some Girls. The mono SACD should be a killer and be worth the purchase alone.
      Next year we will get Beggars Banquet, and in 2019 Let It Bleed, and then ABKCO will surprise us with something else.

  52. OurKev says:

    Satanic has been my guiltiest pleasure since the day of release and been looking forward to a Super Deluxe for years. The replica cover, 7″ We Love You, mono/stereo, outtakes, huge hardback book, posters and Bluray of TV appearances plus documentary. Maybe not the revered musical/iconic force that is Pepper but equally representative of the times in which it was produced and far more in tune with my definition of psychedelia. At last Satanic will get the re-evaluation it deserves.
    Ooops !!! Might wait till it comes down to £9.99 in order to play with the lenticular panel for a minute or two.

  53. Noel says:

    Hardly a classic but there are a few highlights, and one I play only occasionally.
    Generally I’d go as far as to say that this album is virtually unknown to all but Stones’ aficionados. Nothing to see here IMO.

  54. Howie says:

    Thanks but no thanks. I will stick to my 2002 SACDs. No more double dipping of music I have already paid for.

  55. John Hirst says:

    SACD is no good to me – it’s a great album, but without a blu-ray option this feels like an opportunity missed.

  56. John says:

    Agree with OurKev. Would love to see that kind of superdeluxe edition. But that’s not going to happen, I’m afraid. On the other hand, would love to see that lenticular cover upclose. What would a decent version cost on discogs?

  57. DaveM says:

    Nothing for me here. I have the 2002 and was quite happy with the redbook layer, but my go to now is the mono CD from last years mono box. What a revelation that is, makes the album quite dark edged and kind of predates the great US grunge / psychedelic band stuff from the late 80’s early 90’s like Butthole Surfers, Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth. The Stones were there first!

  58. Dave H says:

    For those of you who own a Sony blu-ray player, the chances are you can play SACD’s as most Sony players can handle the DSD stream on a SACD and output via the HDMI cable. Check the audio settings on your blu-ray player.

    The original run of Stones SACD’s sounded really good as well. Interesting to hear what a new remaster will bring.

    As well as a lot of SACD’s being released in Japan, there’s a couple of companies in the US who have been releasing SACD’s – Analogue Productions and Audio Fidelity. Some of them have been Quad mixes from the 70’s.

  59. Lawrence says:

    Very odd they would release this album without releasing Beggar’s Banquet and Let It Bleed first which are classics. They also did not not include any studio outtakes and alternate versions from the Majesties recording sessions. They do exist. There are a boatload of outtakes from the Beggar’s Banquet album. God I cannot wait until that reissue appears (if it ever does). Mick and Co. have zero excuse to not include the Beggar’s outtakes. Most of them are finished, mixed with lead vocals and finished lyrics. The cover of “Still A Fool” from the Beggar’s sessions might be the best Stones cover of all time.

  60. Mike Grivich says:

    Strange they didn’t bother with outtakes. A ton of them are circulating. I think I have the common 8 cd set. You need to be pretty dedicated to this album to listen to it all but they could easily have cherry picked quite a few gems from the set.

  61. Brad Breault says:

    I’m with the fellow SACD listeners here, the mono mix SACD is the only real CD draw but not enough to warrant buying this entire set. And to second other mentions, those of you who don’t already own a Blu Ray player, Sony has made a few models of player than can also play the SACD format. I’ve even seen a few CD/SACD players in US pawn shops if you know to look for the logo. Not all SACD’s are outstanding once you get started on them but the original Stones hybrid discs sound great to me, and as long as you have 5 speakers or more hooked up to a receiver you’ll typically get the full effect with playback. Anyway, fingers crossed for a standalone issue of the mono SACD or even a 2CD set with both mixes.

  62. Kenneth Tilley says:

    Bit pricey i’ll hold off for the time being. One thing i will say, shame there’s no 5.1 mix, this is one rolling stones album that’s crying out for a 5.1 mix

  63. Phil says:

    Does anyone know if the Mono mix will be a real mono mix. The original Mono vinyl with the IP & PI matrix was a true mono cut but the ones with T2 matrices were stereo fold downs.

    This is a big detail for this reissue and it’s price tag so they need to be clear

  64. Nick says:

    £49.99 on HMV’s Website at the moment and Free Shipping……… so why are Universal Charging £65.00 plus postage ???

  65. Mystic says:

    This could have been a spectacular and much looked forward release if they had focused on all the outtakes from this period for possible add on. I have over 10 CD’s of outtakes from this period. Another missed opportunity.

  66. Jeff says:

    Assuming that these are not new mixes, if you already have the 2002 Hybrid (which I do) the only reason to buy this is the mono mix and the book? Hmm, that’s tough. A lot of $.

  67. Rui says:

    Hi experts.

    Can anyone tell me if this lovely but expensive box has 5.1 on the SACDs?

  68. Gisabun says:

    Useless to most except collectors. Separated SACDs from vinyl would of been a better option.

  69. Nass Khan says:

    I saw this in HMV today and the price was high £69 but the package looked superb very well made and besides Single Lenticular 3d covers go for higher prices so I thought oh stuff it and purchased it.

    Sorry to all you Exile fans but this has always been my favourite Stones lp and could never understand the hate towards it

    I am playing the Stereo Cd first and it sounds smoother than the 2002 version . In fact sound quality is excellent.

    It is pricey but its a nice extravagance if you cherish this classic album.

  70. Michael says:

    Bought TSMR 50th today. Was born in 1970, so this is my chance to get a new pressing with the original cover art, instead of running after a pricey first mono pressing on ebay. First impressions – Very sturdy cardboard cover, like the old US albums. Booklet ok, thin but with plenty to read. Very few pictures though. CD and vinyl label more acurate to original than on the recently released mono box. Production/serial numbers on outer grooves not carved in by hand, but by machine. Takes away a bit from the nostalgic side of things, but not an issue here. And, they finally included the original inner sleeve again. One wine red (that’s the one that came in the ’67 release) and a blue. Have not listened to the records or CD’s yet. So far, everything’s looking good.

  71. Craig says:

    No Outtakes?, Session Highlights?, or Live performances from that era of ’67?.

  72. rodger mullen says:

    No extras? I already have the original, so I’ll pass.

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