In Another Land - The Rolling Stones

Rola: In Another Land
Traducción: En otra tierra
Intérprete: The Rolling Stones
Compositor: Bill Wyman
Disco: Their Satanic Majesties Request
Productor: The Rolling Stones


In Another Land es una canción del grupo de rock británico The Rolling Stones que aparece en el álbum de 1967 Their Satanic Majesties Request.

Escrita por Bill Wyman, In Another Land es la única canción con Wyman en la voz líder, y es una de las dos canciones escritas por Wyman para los Stones (la otra es Downtown Suzie). Es un tema psicodélico donde Wyman (tal vez desconfiado de su capacidad vocal) distorsiona su voz.

La canción se grabó en julio de 1967 con la ausencia de Mick Jagger y Keith Richards en los estudios. Esta grabación contó con la participación de Bill Wyman en la voz y el bajo, Steve Marriott en guitarra acústica y voces, Ronnie Lane de Small Faces en las armonías vocales, Nicky Hopkins en la clave y el piano, Charlie Watts en la batería, Jones en el melotrón, y Mick Jagger con Keith Richards que agregaron sus voces después de la grabación.

La canción se lanzó como sencillo de Bill Wyman en diciembre de 1967, alcanzando el puesto #87 en las listas americanas.

The song was recorded on a night when Wyman had shown up to the studio and found that the session had been cancelled. Feeling frustrated that he had potentially wasted time in driving to the studio, engineer Glyn Johns asked him if he had anything that he'd like to record. "...I'd been messing with this song. It was a bit... what I thought was kind of spacy, you know... a bit kind of Satanic Majesties-like. And psychedelic in a way."

Lyrically, Wyman stated that "The idea for the song is about this guy who wakes up from a dream and finds himself in another dream." The song describes events that transpire in a dreamlike state:
“ We walked across the sand
And the sea and the sky and the castles were blue
I stood and held your hand
And the spray flew high and the feathers floated by
I stood and held your hand ”

Johns showed the song to singer Mick Jagger, and guitarists Keith Richards and Brian Jones who all liked it and decided to include it on the record.

The musicians on the song are Wyman on lead vocals and bass, Small Faces vocalist Steve Marriott on 12-string acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Ronnie Lane of the Small Faces on backing vocals, Nicky Hopkins on harpsichord, mellotron and piano, Charlie Watts on drums, with Jagger and Richards adding backing vocals at a later stage of the recording and Richards also plays guitar.

At the conclusion of the track as heard on the album, Wyman himself can be heard snoring. He was unaware this had been tagged onto his song until he first played the completed album. He learned later that one night when he had fallen asleep in the studio, Jagger and Richards miked him up and recorded him snoring, and stuck it onto his track as a joke. This does not appear on the single.


Duración: 03:13
Año: 1967
Formato: 7"
A la venta: 08/12/1967
Lado B: The Lantern
Disquera: London


Bill Wyman – voz principal y bajo
Charlie Watts – batería
Nicky Hopkins – piano, órgano, clavecín y melotrón
Ronnie Lane – coros
Steve Marriott – coros y guitarra acústica de 12 cuerdas
Mick Jagger – coros
Keith Richards – guitarra acústica y coros


Lugar en 'Listas de popularidad'



In another land
where the breeze and the trees and flowers were blue
I stood and held your hand
And the grass grew high and the feathers floated by
I stood and held your hand
And nobody else's hand will ever do
Nobody else will do
Then I awoke
Was this some kind of joke
Much to my surprise
I opened my eyes.

We walked across the sand
and the sea and the sky and the castles were blue.
I stood and held your hand.
And the spray flew high and the feathers floated by
I stood and held your hand.
And nobody else's hand will ever do
Nobody else will do
Then I awoke
Was this some kind of joke
Much to my surprise
When I opened my eyes.

We heard the trumpets blow
and the sky turned red when I accidently said
That I didn't know how I came to be here
Not fast asleep in bed.
I stood and held your hand.
And nobody else's hand will ever do
Nobody else's hand
Then I awoke
Was this some kind of joke
I opened my eyes.
Much to my surprise.


1. "Sing This All Together"
2. "Citadel"
3. "In Another Land"
4. "2000 Man"
5. "Sing This All Together

1. "She's A Rainbow"
2. "The Lantern"
3. "Gomper"
4. "2000 Light Years From Home"
5. "On With The Show"

Their Satanic Majesties Request is the sixth British and eighth American studio album by The Rolling Stones and was released on 8 December 1967 by Decca Records in the United Kingdom and the following day in the United States by London Records. Its title is a play on the "Her Britannic Majesty requests and requires..." text that appears inside a British passport.

Richie Unterberger of Allmusic wrote: "Without a doubt, no Rolling Stones album — and, indeed, very few rock albums from any era — split critical opinion as much as the Rolling Stones' psychedelic outing. Many dismiss the record as sub-Sgt. Pepper posturing; others confess, if only in private, to a fascination with the album's inventive arrangements, which incorporated some African rhythms, Mellotrons, and full orchestration. Never before or since did the Stones take so many chances in the studio. In 1968, the Stones would go back to the basics, and never wander down these paths again, making this all the more of a fascinating anomaly in the group's discography."

Begun just after Between the Buttons had been released, the recording of Their Satanic Majesties Request was long and sporadic, broken up by court appearances and jail terms. For the same reasons, the entire band was seldom present in the studio at one time. Further slowing productivity was the presence of the multiple guests that the band members had brought along. One of the more level-headed members of the band during this time, Bill Wyman, wary of psychedelic drugs, wrote the song "In Another Land" to parody the Stones' current goings on.[2] In a 2002 interview with Rolling Stone, Wyman described the situations in the studio.

Every day at the studio it was a lottery as to who would turn up and what - if any - positive contribution they would make when they did. Keith would arrive with anything up to ten people, Brian with another half-a-dozen and it was the same for Mick. They were assorted girlfriends and friends. I hated it! Then again, so did Andrew (Oldham) and just gave up on it. There were times when I wish I could have done, too.

Their producer and manager Andrew Loog Oldham, already fed up with the band's lack of focus, distanced himself from the band following their drug bust and finally quit, leaving them without a producer. As a result Their Satanic Majesties Request was the Stones' only self-produced album, which Mick Jagger admitted was not for the best.

There's a lot of rubbish on Satanic Majesties. Just too much time on our hands, too many drugs, no producer to tell us, "Enough already, thank you very much, now can we get just get on with this song?" Anyone let loose in the studio will produce stuff like that. There was simply too much hanging around. It's like believing everything you do is great and not having any editing.

The band experimented with many new instruments and sound effects during the sessions including the theremin, synthesizers, short wave radio static and string arrangements by John Paul Jones. In 1998, a bootleg box set of eight CDs with outtakes of the Satanic sessions was released on the market. The box set shows the band developing the songs over multiple takes, and striking is the cooperation between Brian Jones, Keith Richards and session pianist Nicky Hopkins. Richards is leading the sessions and most songs seem to be written by him, and both Hopkins and Jones indulge in creating elaborate soundscapes.

The working title of the album was Cosmic Christmas. In the hidden coda titled "Cosmic Christmas" (following "Sing This All Together (See What Happens)"), Wyman tells "it's slowed-down: 'We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!'" Some of the album's songs were also recorded under various working titles, some appearing rather non sequitur and radically different from the final titles. These working titles include: "Acid In The Grass" ("In Another Land"), "I Want People To Know" ("2000 Man"), "Flowers In Your Bonnet" ("She's A Rainbow"), "Fly My Kite" ("The Lantern"), "Tough Apple" (2000 Light Years From Home), and "Surprise Me" ("On With The Show").


The Rolling Stones: Londres

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in April 1962 by guitarist and harmonica player Brian Jones, pianist Ian Stewart, vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards. Bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts completed the early lineup. American R&B and blues cover songs dominated The Rolling Stones' early material, but from the start they have included rock and roll in their repertoire. The Rolling Stones are credited for raising the international regard for the primitive blues typified by Chess Records' artists such as Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters, the latter of whom wrote the song "Rollin' Stone", after which the band is named.

Jones initially led the band, but after teaming as songwriters, Jagger and Richards assumed leadership. By 1969 Jones had lost interest in guitar, and despite becoming the band's utility player playing recorder, marimbas and sitar among other instruments, his contributions to the band were less and less frequent. Because he was legally barred from entering the United States , nor in good enough health to tour, by mutual agreement Jones left the band, and Mick Taylor replaced him. Within weeks of leaving the band, Jones drowned. Taylor quit in 1974 and was replaced by Ronnie Wood. Wyman retired from the band in 1993, and his replacement Darryl Jones became the primary bassist, but not a full member. Stewart was taken from the official lineup in 1963 to continue as the band's road manager and occasional keyboardist until his death in 1985. Since 1982 Chuck Leavell has been the band's primary keyboardist.

After gaining popularity in Europe, The Rolling Stones became successful in North America during the so-called British Invasion of the mid 1960s. They have released 22 studio albums in the United Kingdom (24 in the United States), eight concert albums (nine in the US) and numerous compilations; their worldwide sales are estimated at more than 200 million albums.[2] Sticky Fingers (1971) began a string of eight consecutive studio albums reaching number one in the United States. Their most recent album of entirely new material, A Bigger Bang, was released in 2005. In 1989 the Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 they ranked number 4 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[3] In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked the Rolling Stones at number ten on "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists", and as the second most successful group in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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