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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]Oh, a storm is threat’ning
My very life today
If I don’t get some shelter
Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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:

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]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[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]Ooh, see the fire is sweepin’
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Wembley Empire Pool, London, England
Sept 9, 1973

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]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[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
May, 1995
Featuring Lisa Fischer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]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[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]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[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Shanghai Grand Stadium
8th April 2006

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]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[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

-Egil

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