Citadel (song)

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Song by the Rolling Stones
from the album Their Satanic Majesties Request
Released December 1967
Recorded 9 February – 23 October 1967
Studio Olympic, London
Length 2:50
Songwriter(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) The Rolling Stones
Their Satanic Majesties Request track listing
10 tracks

Side one

  1. "Sing This All Together"
  2. "Citadel"
  3. "In Another Land"
  4. "2000 Man"
  5. "Sing This All Together (See What Happens)"

Side two

  1. "She's a Rainbow"
  2. "The Lantern"
  3. "Gomper"
  4. "2000 Light Years from Home"
  5. "On with the Show"

"Citadel" is a song by English rock band the Rolling Stones, released as the second track on their 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request.

The chorus refers to actress Candy Darling and her friend Taffy, who the Rolling Stones had previously met at the Hotel Albert in New York City. According to Darling:

We met them in the Hotel Albert. We were on the floor above them and we dangled a bunch of grapes down on a string outside their window. You see, the Citadel is New York and the song is a message to us – Taffy and me.[1]


  1. ^ Paytress, Mark (2009). Rolling Stones: Off the Record. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-85712-113-4.