Offered for sale is a limited edition clear vinyl Dutch pressing of Their Satanic Majesties Request by the Rolling Stones.
This is part of a series of colored vinyl Rolling Stones albums that were issued in the Netherlands in 1978. This copy is unusual in that most of the colored vinyl copies of this album were on white vinyl, rather than clear.
About this copy: This copy of Their Satanic Majesties Request is a 1978 Dutch pressing on the Decca label.
The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with trace corner wear. This pressing does not feature a gatefold cover.
The clear vinyl disc is M- and looks like it may have been played only once or twice. (Note regarding photo: The pictures of the disc were taken against a black background. The record is actually clear vinyl.)
A nice copy of a scarce Stones LP and the first copy of this one that we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: Released in 1967, Their Satanic Majesties Request was the sixth album (in the UK) by the Rolling Stones and their eighth album in the United States. This was the first album by the band to be released in both countries with identical material.
The LP reached #3 on the UK charts and #2 in the U.S. The album was originally released with a lenticular overlay that gave the cover photo a 3D effect.
This album was one of six Rolling Stones albums to be issued on colored vinyl in the Netherlands in 1978.
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, Mellotrons, and full orchestration. What’s clear is that never before or after did the Stones take so many chances in the studio. … It’s a much better record than most people give it credit for being, though, with a strong current of creeping uneasiness that undercuts the gaudy psychedelic flourishes. In 1968, the 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.
|Country of origin:||Netherlands|
|Year of Release:||1978|