2000 Light Years from Home" is a song from the Rolling Stones' 1967 psychedelic rock album Their Satanic Majesties Request. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it also appeared as the B-side to the American single "She's a Rainbow", and charted as a single in Germany. Jagger reportedly wrote the lyrics in Brixton prison following his conviction on drug charges in June 1967. The song was recorded by the band at Olympic Studios during July and September 1967
The number was regularly featured during the Stones' 1989-90 Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tours; until 1997, when She’s a Rainbow was also added to the band’s stage repertoire, it was the only track from Satanic Majesties that the band had performed in concert. The song is used in the film Men in Black 3. "2000 Light Years from Home" Track Info. Written By Keith Richards & Mick Jagger. Release Date December 8, 1967. Cover By. 2000 Light Years From Home by Monster Magnet. 2000 Light Years From Home by . 2000 Lightyears From Home by Grave Digger (band).
2,000 Light Years From Home, She's A Rainbow (7", Styrene). The regular issue of this single has the full running times of these songs, and it's preferable to hear the uncut versions. She's A Rainbow' was the only hit from the Stones' adventure into psychedelic music, 'Their Satanic Majesties Request'. 2,000 Light Years From Home' is probably the Stone's best 'psychedelic' song, along with 'We Love You' (also from 1967).
Home Music Music News. August 29, 2017 11:55PM ET. See the Rolling Stones’ Trippy ‘2000 Light Years From Home’ Lyric Video. New clip arrives ahead of 50th anniversary reissue of ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’. The expansive set celebrates one of the Rolling Stones’ most divisive albums as it found the group forgoing their blistering rhythm and blues sound for pop psychedelia. The new set includes stereo and mono versions of the album on vinyl and hybrid super audio CD, as well as a 20-page book featuring new liner notes from Rob Bowman and photos from the original cover shoot. The Rolling Stones released their most recent album, Blue and Lonesome, in 2016.
Sun turnin' 'round with graceful motion. We're setting off with soft explosion. Bound for a star with fiery oceans. It's so very lonely, you're a hundred light years from home. Freezing red deserts turn to dark. Energy here in every part. It's so very lonely, you're six hundred light years from home. It's so very lonely, you're a thousand light years from home. Bell flight fourteen you now can land. Seen you on Aldebaran, safe on the green desert sand. It's so very lonely,.
|A||2000 Light Years From Home||4:45|
|B||She's A Rainbow||4:35|
- Made By – Société Française du Son
- Licensed From – The Decca Record Company Limited
- Printed By – A.C.E.M.
- Producer, Arranged By – The Rolling Stones
- Written-By – Jagger-Richard*
NotesMade in France.
"Imp. A.C.E.M. - 1-68" (made January 1968).
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): XDR 41.715
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): XDR 41.714
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): XDR 41715 B2
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): XDR 41714 B2
- Rights Society: BIEM
|DL 25 321||The Rolling Stones||2000 Light Years From Home (7", Single)||Decca||DL 25 321||Germany||1967|
|45-F 22706||The Rolling Stones||2000 Light Years From Home (7", Single)||Decca||45-F 22706||Finland||1967|
|45-906||The Rolling Stones||2,000 Light Years From Home / She's A Rainbow (7")||London Records||45-906||US||1967|
|ME 371||The Rolling Stones||2,000 Light Years From Home / She's A Rainbow (7", Promo, Tri)||Decca||ME 371||Spain||1967|
|5N-906||The Rolling Stones||She's A Rainbow (7", Single, Mono, RE, Styrene)||London Records||5N-906||US||1978|