rolling stones their satanic majesties request sing this all togetherCan You Hear the Music?


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Rolling Stones songs: Sing This All Together
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And if we close all our eyes together/ Then we will see where we all come from…

Also known as: All Together
Written by: Jagger/Richard
Recorded: Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, July 7-22 1967
Guest musicians: Nicky Hopkins (piano), John Lennon and Paul McCartney (percussion)
*Data taken from Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012

From the The Rolling Stones – All the Songs book:
In September 1967, the NME journalist Keith Altham went to Olympic
Sound Studios during the recording of Their Satanic Majesties Request. He
describes listening, at Brian Jones’s instigation, to a take that lasted some
fifteen minutes. This was the recording that would later be divided, giving
rise to the two parts of “Sing This All Together.” The track in question was
an instrumental to which Mick then added words in the studio. Although the
Stones had previously shown no more than a passing interest in the tender
utopia of flower power, things seemed to have changed with Their Satanic
Majesties Request
, and above all with “Sing This All Together.” Why don’t
we sing this song all together/Open our heads let the pictures come
. The
message leaves little room for misunderstanding: let us be guided by our
imagination, it seems to be saying. There is a distinct resemblance to the
Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” and the hippie anthems of the West Coast,
such as those by the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. Indeed so strong
is the resemblance that the listener could be forgiven for wondering whether
this really is a Stones song at all.

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