The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request Mono Decca TXL 103 c. 1967

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                                        The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request Mono Gatefold Decca TXL 103 c. 1967
Their Satanic Majesties Request is the sixth studio album of The Rolling Stones released in the United Kingdom by the Decca Records on 8 December 1967. It is considered as the Stones' detour from their blues roots into psychedelic music. The record is characteristic of instrumental and sound experimentation including African rhythms, string arrangements by John Paul Jones, full orchestration, Mellotron, vibraphone, electric dulcimer, tabla and claves. Their Satanic Majesties Request is the band's first self-produced album.
Label: Decca Records Catalogue Number: TXL 103 Format: Vinyl, LP, 33 1/3 RPM, 12", Album, Mono, First Pressing Record Company: The Decca Record Company Limited Publishing Company: Gideon Music, Inc.  Original Release: 8 December 1967 Recording: Olympic Studios, London, February-October 1967 Phonographic Copyright ℗: 1967, DECCA Country of Manufacture: Great Britain Printed in England by Robert Stace Genre: Rock Style: Psychedelic Pop, Acid Rock, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock 
The Rolling Stones Credits The Rolling Stones (production, arrangement) Mick Jagger (lead vocals, backing vocals, percussion, maracas, tambourine) Keith Richards (electric guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar) Brian Jones (Mellotron, flute, saxophone, vibraphone, jew's harp, organ, electric dulcimer, recorder, harmonica) Bill Wyman (bass guitar, lead vocals, organ) Charlie Watts (drums, tabla) 
Collaborators Credits Nicky Hopkins (piano, organ, harpsichord) John Paul Jones (string arrangement) Eddie Kramer (claves) Glyn Johns (engineer) Michael Cooper (photography, design) Tony Meeviwiffen (illustration)
A lacquer was cut by the engineer Tony Hawkins at Decca Studios, the recording and mastering studios in West Hampstead, North West London, and the record was pressed from a virgin vinyl by Decca Pressing Plant of The Decca Record Company Limited in New Malden, Surrey. Matrix numbers stamped in the run-out area are ARL-8126-T2-2K on Side 1 and ARL-8127-T2-3K on Side 2. The T2 code in matrix numbers indicates a mix used on some mono and all stereo records. A tax code KT is stamped in the run-out area at the 12 o’clock position on both sides.
The record features a grooved blue label with a nonboxed DECCA logo and silver print. A big size catalogue number has a dot between TXL and 103. Speed 33 1/3 and a publishing company Gideon Music Inc. are placed on the left side of a label, a copyright box is not shown. A phonographic copyright ℗ 1967 is printed lower centre underneath Produced and Arranged by: The Rolling Stones, a tax code KT is not shown. Track titles and credits in Times New Roman serif typeface are centred on their individual lines. Bill Wyman and The Rolling Stones on Side 1 are of the same size. The title of Sing This All Together (See What Happens) is on one line. Side 1 and Side 2 are on the right side of a spindle hole.
A lenticular three-dimensional image on a front cover was created by The Rolling Stones, Michael Cooper and Artchie, at Pictorial Productions Inc., Mount Vernon, New York. When viewed at a certain angle, it shows the Stones' faces turning towards each other except for Jagger, as well as hidden heads of all Beatles. This original 3-D cover was made for the first issue of the album.
The elaborate gatefold artwork of a dense photo collage with a maze was designed by Michael Cooper, and the back cover illustration depicting Earth, Water, Fire, and Air was produced by Tony Meeviwiffen. The back cover also features MONO TXL 103 in the lower right corner and a copyright text © 1967 The Decca Record Company Limited, London.
A condition of the record is Very Good (VG) except for the name of an original owner written on a label. The vinyl has light scratches and scuffs consistent with use and age, the very edge is slightly deformed in one place. It retains most of its original gloss. There are also some marks around spindle holes. The condition of a gatefold sleeve is Very Good Plus (VG+) with slightly frayed edges and bent corners. An inner sleeve is not original. A condition is graded by visual inspection and in accordance with Goldmine® Grading Guide.
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