‘Gimme Shelter’


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DVD Release Date: November 14, 2000
Run Time: 91 minutes

 Video ‘Gimme Shelter’ (Criterion/Homevision GIM 10). Re-release of the classic movie from 1970, fully restored, with bonus material, incl.
                    Prodigal Son (Rev. Robert Wilkins) -live in New York 27.11.69, Little Queenie and Carol  -live in New York 28.11.69,
                    footage from the Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out-mixing sessions, London Jan./Feb. 1970,  mixing Little Queenie

                   Jumping Jack Flash - Satisfaction - Love In Vain - Honky Tonk Women - Street Fighting Man -New York 27.- 28.11.69, (spliced together)
                   You Gotta Move - Wild Horses - Brown Sugar  Muscle Shoals, Alabama 12/69, parts only
                  Sympathy For The Devil - Under My Thumb - Street Fighting Man - Gimme Shelter - Altamont 6.12.69 parts only

6th December 1970: Premiere of the movie Gimme Shelter in Plaza Theater, New York.

                  Gimme Shelter is The Rolling Stones' documentary of their 1969 U.S. tour. When the tour began, it was supposed to be the group's triumphant return to the concert stage (they hadn't toured in some time), with new guitarist Mick Taylor in tow. But no one could predict it's disastrous ending - a free concert in Altamont that featured Jefferson Airplane, CSN&Y, and the Stones, was marred by horrible violence from the Hell's Angels (who were hired as concert security that day), resulting in the stabbing death of a young fan - all clearly captured on film. But besides the shocking ending, Gimme Shelter is a fine documentary solely on the strength of the Stones' live performance - many favs are played, such "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Under My Thumb," "Love In Vain," and "Sympathy for the Devil," as well as a glimpse in the recording studio. Also included are performances from Ike & Tina Turner (they opened the majority of the shows) and Jefferson Airplane, plus interviews with the Stones and other behind-the-scenes footage. Gimme Shelter is hands down one of the best (and first) documentaries of a rock band.


11th August 2000: . Premiere of the restored/2 min. longer version of the movie Gimme Shelter in The Film Forum ,New York