The Rolling Stones – Sing This All Together (Official Lyric Video)

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  1. Stones copying the Beatles, as they did all throughout 1967. Even the song title suggests the Beatles "All Together Now"(A far better song).

  2. I love these music videos using their satanic majesties request album cover motif, very clever. And the fact that they have made vids for all the tracks on the album, one of my very favorite albums of all time. However. It's "pictures of us painted in our caves", NOT "pictures of us painted in our place", which doesn't make any sense. Oh well, too late now. Unfortunately, there are similar errors with the lyrics on some of the other song videos as well. But, thankfully, not too many…

  3. …… stop the ad lib to this ie vevo just below………then over to Prince Fari and voice of thunder and psalms for I full albums to keep things in check.

  4. I don't know who put all these great moving shadowbox videos together over the last 2-3 years but their freaking GREAT! These add so much more texture and visuals to one of the greatest panned albums in the past 50 years. Someone put a lot of thought and time in the art work, thank you!! This little psychedelic number was beyond the norm of say 'Sgt Pepper' with it's sterile studio songs. This is truly just what the trippy hippies wanted in an out of mind and body experience rolled in to one. Brilliant lyrics, great melodies, and yes, even insightful druggy gnomes of wisdom..? I now have at least 12 copies of the original kaleidoscope cover in storage. Bravo Stones for your thought provoking style and risk you took, cause the next 6 albums are truly your swan songs despite what the critics said about this one. Remember this, No Jones, No Stones! 🙂

  5. Pictures of us through the steaming Haze, pictures of us painted in a Maze! not our place?? HAZE! and MAZE! Rhyme haze and place don't. Plus there is a Maze inside the LP cover.

  6. Did the Stones write this song?  I remember it as the theme song to a TV show called Storyland Theatre or something such.

  7. Wow, this sucks! Whenever you get entangled in that eternally stupid debate on if the Beatles or the Stones are better, you can always point them to this flaming pile of crap.

  8. hello there…wow….i love this album..also the images while the song is playing are very cool..thanks for sharing

  9. "Their Satanic Majesties Request", released in 1967, is The Rolling Stones' most experimental, exotic, and different work from anything else they've released in their long and illustrious career.
    1967 was a year of turmoil for the Stones with Mick, Keith, and Brian in trouble with the law, thus only seldom were the band members in the studio at the same time to work together on the album. Whoever would turn up in the studio at any time would try to contribute something. It's amazing how great the finished product turned out. The title is a mischievous and rebellious play on the text that appears inside a British passport: "Her Britannic Majesty requests and requires …."
    "Sing This All Together", a hippie singalong, is the perfect opener that sets the mood just right for this trip –'Open our heads let the pictures come.' The preferred source of transportation is the mind, and to add to the mystique, no two journeys are alike. Proceeding forward we are assured of a safe jaunt as we see a great "Citadel" dominating the sky. This mighty fortress seems to follow us like a star as we enter "In Another Land" and meet Bill there who introduces us to the "2000 Man" and his radiant wife who's emanating much love, joy, and glowing bright colors. Oh "She's A Rainbow" indeed! Moving along, we cross the sea of night, free from the spell of fright, because we carry "The Lantern" light high. We are so far away now we feel like we're "2000 Light Years From Home" where we hear a Rudy Vallée soundalike announce "On With the Show" through a megaphone as a magical and enchanting burlesque extravaganza begins.
    What a trip! These great songs are accentuated with instruments played by cofounder Brian Jones that weren't all that common in Pop and Rock groups like flutes, trumpets & other brass, harpsichords, mellotrons, dulcimer, tamboura, sarod, sitar, and tabla. Helping out on keyboards is Nicky Hopkins (he plays a delightful toy piano on "She's A Rainbow") and cofounder Ian Stewart. Future Led Zep star John Paul Jones did string arrangements on "She's A Rainbow."
    This album is a TEN! It is often unfairly compared to The Beatles' iconic "Sgt Pepper's" album. TSMR blows it away.

    On numerous occasions I've heard people express dissatisfaction with two particular songs on TSMR. This disappoints me because I feel that those two songs in actuality are the most crucial to the overall spirit and essence of the album. First, "Sing This Altogether (See What Happens)" is often criticized for being mostly a long and wasted mish-mash jam, even by those who otherwise like the album. The second objection, to a lesser extent, is the claim that the second half of the song "Gomper", while some of the critics actually like the song itself, is a lengthy, drawn-out instrumental part.

    So I'd like to convey another perspective on those two complaints,

    To be fair to TSMR, we must be careful not to apply modern feelings to a time that exuded a whole different atmosphere and mindset, thus missing the point of the attributes of the songs that are being criticized. The presence of bizarre anachronisms undermines the 2 songs (and the whole album's) historical and artistic value. Its important to factor in the essentials of the social and cultural dynamics of the western world during that time and thus provide some relevant context. 1967 was the year the Stones delved into the world of psychedelia and unleashed this superb album. The key word, actually the number — is 1967!

    What about 1967? Well, let's consider the words of Newton, "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Now consider some of the events that had been going on in the 60s and escalated in 1967 that Walter Cronkite would report on the evening news: The civil disturbances /// the riots –especially the bloody Detroit race riot /// the protests –especially protesting the injustice of the Vietnam war and its atrocities /// racism= causing poverty, unemployment, prejudice, divisions… /// police brutality, especially towards African-Americans…….. just to briefly highlight a few.

    Now, take into account the law of cause and effect = the effect being the SYMPTOMS of all the crimes against humanity highlighted above, including the grossly unpopular Vietnam war with all its fury and bloodshed, that have progressed through the 60s and escalating in 1967 = drugs, psychedelic drugs, Summer of love, hippies, peace movements, long hair and other fashion statements, counterculture, individualism, gurus and new agers….. to highlight a few, including == PSYCHEDELIC MUSIC, or Psychedelia. For those who used psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, etc., the psychedelic music could further enhance the effects and experience of those drugs and vice versa. Therefore long jams in the music, like the two mentioned above on TSMR, were imperative for augmenting the tripping effect ~~~ slipping into reveries and air castles, fantasy dreamscapes, hallucinations…. there were many long songs like that in psychedelia at that time. They were not unconventional in the late 60s to its target audience.— yet now, well, consider "Revolution 9" from The Beatles' "White Album" that came out a year later. These days that track is also met with a good amount of unfair disapproval. But back then bizarre & freaky tracks like that were quite relevant and facilitated the ultimate head.

    The years go by and we naturally get further removed from the ethos and mindset of those times.

    In conclusion STASWH (& "Gomper" too) are very necessary and integral parts of an album that would have been sorrowfully incomplete without them. We NEEDED them.

  10. I loved this cover as a toddler and Let It Bleed. Mr.Jimi taught me not put toys on the "Let It Bleed" Album… (Sausalito, CA, 1965-1969)

  11. The most bizarre musical moment of the 60s was putting this on the turntable for the first time; Frank Zappa sounded "normal" by comparison …

  12. I remember buying this album when I was in Brussel's in 1968 and was so out of it,I asked the store owner if it was in English 😉

  13. I really like this tune. It's a stripped-down feel to it. I can almost imagine them all singing to this cross legged on the floor all wearing very colourful psychadelic garb while tiny 5 foot Brian Jones sits in the corner playing the piano.

  14. WOW…that's John Lennon & Paul McCartney singing background. I remember doing 2 hits of Snoopy in college and playing this album all night long.

  15. BRIAN JONES plays the Brass on this track. Though Jones didn't compose music, he was a very intuitive musician and knew exactly what a song required to improve the overall feel of the song. His Harp and Blues Slide Guitar playing was very innovative in British Pop in the early sixties. Brian later played Sitar on "Paint It, Black", Dulcimer on "Lady Jane" and "I Am Waiting" and Recorder on "Ruby Tuesday", among others, adding color to those songs and making them so much more memorable.

  16. Who cares if Satanic is a Sgt. Pepper's rip-off, it's easily one of the greatest psychedelia albums ever made. I would rank this album a step ahead of Pet Sounds.

  17. – Lead Vocal: Mick Jagger
    – Electric Guitar: Keith Richards
    – Flute, Brass & Mellotron: Brian Jones
    – Bass: Bill Wyman
    – Drums & Percussion: Charlie Watts
    – Piano: Nicky Hopkins
    – Backing Vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, John Lennon & Paul McCartney

  18. This is really a failed effort. They heard the Beatles and they tried to copy it. Like. A Rainbow is the only good piece of this puzzle.

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