There is no doubt that this is a record that defines rock music, it's a benchmark by which others judge their success and their failure. In the mythology of rock 'n' roll it was recorded in the basement of Nellcôte, the villa that Keith Richards rented in the South of France; the truth is that significant portions of it were recorded at Stargroves, Mick Jagger's home in England as well as at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles.
From "Rocks Off," the opening track on side one of the first record through to the closing of side two, "Soul Survivor," the Rolling Stones conjure up a rock tapestry that leaves nothing to the imagination, and yet it leaves everything. "Tumbling Dice," US number seven and UK number five, was the only real hit single from the album, although "Happy," with Keith on lead vocals, made the Billboard Top Thirty.
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high resolution format such as SACD.
• Japanese Import SHM-SACD
• 2-channel single layer SACD
• Compatible with Super Audio Disc Player only