The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup on Limited Edition Japanese Import SHM-SACD
1973's Goats Head Soup was the Rolling Stones' third No. 1 album in a row, on both sides of the Atlantic, and one that included another all-time classic ballad, “Angie.” The track, inspired by Keith’s newborn daughter Angela, was released as a single and it became their seventh No. 1 record in America.
The most controversial track on the album was, without a doubt, “Star Star,” which caused Atlantic Records boss, Ahmet Ertegan, whose company distributed the album for Rolling Stones Records, to initially be concerned about the strong lyrics. Later he realized that the BBC and other radio stations across the world banning the song just added to the publicity for the album. "I suppose we ask for it if we record things like that," exclaimed Mick. "I don't do these things intentionally. I just wrote it."
The early work on the album was done at Dynamic Sound in Jamaica with later sessions at Village Recorders in Los Angeles, Olympic and Island studios in London. Among the other musicians on the record are Bobby Keys and Jim Horn on saxophones, Nicky Hopkins and Ian Stewart on piano and Billy Preston on clavinet.
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.
• 2-channel Single Layer SACD
• Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file
• Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection
• Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes
• This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player