Rolling Stones Release Lyric Video For “She’s A Rainbow” ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ Deluxe Edition

“She’s a Rainbow” by The Rolling Stones may be a half century old, but its official lyric video launched just this morning when it premiered on Jezebel, the Gawker-owned site geared towards women. The just-out video is a true visual reflection of the whimsical essence of the song.

Directed by Lucy Dawkins and Tom Readdy for Yes Please Productions, the video presents a colorful and playful celebration of women through the ages from all walks of life. The subjects of Renaissance, Romantic and Classical art, Victorian theater, vintage ballerinas, traditional dancers, stars of the silent screen and mid-century groovers all rub shoulders in this psychedelic, kaleidoscopic collage. Jazz pianist/vocalist Mary Lou Williams, French painter Baudry’s painting The Pearl and the Wave, Russian dancer Lubowska in Cleopatra costume, and Sleeping Venus by Italian painter Giorgione represent just a handful of the images featured.

Watch “She’s a Rainbow” Official Lyric Video here: http://vevo.ly/mQEcUA

Jezebel’s Kelly Faircloth writes, “The last precious days of summer are waning but you could do worse to maximize these last afternoons of warmth than watch this mesmerizing new lyric video for the Rolling Stones’ “She’s a Rainbow,” guaranteed to make you yearn for a beach on which to blaze it while wearing a caftan.”

Recorded and released as a single in 1967, and included on their album Their Satanic Majesties Request that same year, “She’s a Rainbow” was somewhat of a departure from the r&b-influenced Rolling Stones sound. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the recording features Mellotron by the late Brian Jones, piano by outside collaborator Nicky Hopkins and string arrangement by John Paul Jones, who would go on to found Led Zeppelin the following year.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones album Their Satanic Majesties Request, ABKCO Music is releasing a limited edition deluxe double 180-gram vinyl/double hybrid Super Audio CD (compatible with all CD players) package on September 22. The set contains both the stereo and mono versions of every song, all newly remastered by Bob Ludwig. Their Satanic Majesties Request – 50th Anniversary Special Edition will include Michael Cooper’s original 3-D lenticular cover photograph, featuring the band in peak psychedelic regalia, and 20-page book with additional photos by Cooper and others, as well as liner notes by Stones scholar Rob Bowman.

The Rolling Stones: Their Satanic Majesties Request – 50th Anniversary Special Edition pre-order links:

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Their Satanic Majesties Request – 50th Anniversary Special Edition track list:

Vinyl

Side A (stereo)
1) Sing This All Together
2) Citadel
3) In Another Land
4) 2000 Man
5) Sing This All Together (See What Happens)

Side B (stereo)
1) She’s a Rainbow
2) The Lantern
3) Gomper
4) 2000 Light Years from Home
5) On with the Show

Side C (mono)
1) Sing This All Together
2) Citadel
3) In Another Land
4) 2000 Man
5) Sing This All Together (See What Happens)

Side D (mono)
1) She’s a Rainbow
2) The Lantern
3) Gomper
4) 2000 Light Years from Home
5) On with the Show

Hybrid SACD

Disc 1 (stereo)
1) Sing This All Together
2) Citadel
3) In Another Land
4) 2000 Man
5) Sing This All Together (See What Happens)
6) She’s a Rainbow
7) The Lantern
8) Gomper
9) 2000 Light Years from Home
10) On with the Show

Disc 2 (mono)
1) Sing This All Together
2) Citadel
3) In Another Land
4) 2000 Man
5) Sing This All Together (See What Happens)
6) She’s a Rainbow
7) The Lantern
8) Gomper
9) 2000 Light Years from Home
10) On with the Show