The Rolling Stones

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Sort of a Rolling Stones version of the Beatles' "Within You, Without You," this psychedelic love song celebrates an idyllic love affair in a natural setting, and possibly during and acid trip. Although the lyrics have a certain period charm, it's the music that has aged well. Based on Moroccan rhythms and Indian melody lines, the song features one of Brian Jones' finest performances on the album, this time on dulcimer. Tablas, oddball percussion, organ, and pan flutes create a truly trippy atmosphere, somewhat reminiscent of the side one closer, "Sing This All Together (See What Happens)."

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Their Satanic Majesties Request 1967 ABKCO Records 5:08
Remastered Series 2004 ABKCO Records 5:08
The Rolling Stones 1964-1969 [Vinyl Box Set] 2010 ABKCO Records / Universal Distribution 5:08
The Rolling Stones in Mono 2016 ABKCO Records 5:10