The Rolling Stones: 5 Great Live versions of “Gimme Shelter” (Audio/video)

Oh, a storm is threat’ning
My very life today
If I don’t get some shelter
Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away

My Favourite Stones song. The original album version can hardly be surpassed, but there many great live versions, here are 5 wonderful examples & the album (Let It Bleed – 1969) version.

Album version:

War, children, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
War, children, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away

The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA
July 20, 1972

Ooh, see the fire is sweepin’
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way

Wembley Empire Pool, London, England
Sept 9, 1973

War, children, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
War, children, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away

Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
May, 1995
Featuring Lisa Fischer

Rape, murder!
It’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away

Rape, murder yeah!
It’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away

Trans World Dome
St Louis, Missouri
December 12 1997
The Bridges To Babylon Tour

Rape, murder!
It’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away yea

The floods is threat’ning
My very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter
Or I’m gonna fade away

Shanghai Grand Stadium
8th April 2006

War, children, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
I tell you love, sister, it’s just a kiss away
It’s just a kiss away
It’s just a kiss away
It’s just a kiss away
It’s just a kiss away
Kiss away, kiss away

-Egil

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