Gimme Shelter DVD release

by Modculture 2 May, 2008

The classic Rolling Stones 1969 tour documentary Gimme Shelter is to be released on DVD this summer.Stones

The film, directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, chronicles the Stones’ infamous tour which ended up with the chaotic Altamont Free Concert. The stellar supporting cast includes Ike and Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane, and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Gimme Shelter has had the full colour and sound restoration treatment, and comes accompanied with a lavish 40-page booklet with photos and essays on the Altamont show. Extras include directors’ audio commentary and backstage footage of the Stones at Madison Square Gardens in New York.

Gimme Shelter is set for release by Warner Home Video on August the 11th.