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The Rolling Stones Release Lyric Video, 12" Vinyl Single Celebrating "Satisfaction" Fiftieth

This Friday will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Rolling Stones hitting number 1 for the first time in the U.S. with (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.

It wasn't the group's first U.S. hit. They had already been to the top twenty with Time is On My Side (1964 / #6), Heart of Stone (1965 / #19) and The Last Time (1965 / #9) but Satisfaction was the first chart topper and established the band as a force to be reckoned with. Over their career, they would reach the top seven more times with Get Off of My Cloud (1965), Paint It Black (1966), Ruby Tuesday (1967), Honky Tonk Woman (1969), Brown Sugar (1971), Angie (1973) and Miss You (1978).

To mark the anniversary, the Stones have reframed the song in a new trend, the lyric video.

This Friday, ABKCO Records will release a limited edition, numbered 12-inch version of the single on 180-gram vinyl. While the smash hit comprises the entire A-side, the B-side consists of both original U.S. and UK Satisfaction flip sides: The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man and The Spider and the Fly, respectively. The record is housed in a sleeve featuring award-winning photographer David Bailey’s shot of the group, recreating the original 7-inch single artwork. Mastered by Carl Rowatti at Trutone Mastering Labs and cut from the original mono master tapes, the 45-rpm 12-inch format makes this a true audiophile pressing, allowing for wider grooves that yield louder levels, broader range, deeper bass and better high frequency response.