The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request on Japanese Import SHM-SACD
It seems entirely appropriate that the most unusual of all the Stones' albums – the one that polarizes opinion among fans and critics alike – should be the first to be released on both sides of the Atlantic, and around the world, with the same running order and in the same sleeve. The album was recorded between February and October 1967 at Olympic Studios in Barnes, West London during what was the most difficult time in the band’s career, against a background of personal issues and criminal trials.
Their Satanic Majesties Request is an eclectic mix of music which ranges from American No. 2 “She’s a Rainbow” to Bill Wyman’s “In Another Land,” featuring Steve Marriott of the Small Faces on vocals. The album marked the Stones' attempt at psychedelia and their counterpart to the Beatles Sgt. Pepper. There were no UK singles released from the album that took its inspiration for its title from the words inside a British passport, “Her Britannic Majesty’s Secretary of State requests and requires...”
"The first thing we did was "She’s A Rainbow," then "2,000 Light Years From Home," then "Citadel" and it just got freakier as we went along." - Mick Jagger
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