Legendary English rockers The Rolling Stones have released a never-before-seen cut from their 1968 concert film Rock and Roll Circus. The clip features the band’s first-ever public performance of Sympathy For The Devil.
The immersive clip faithfully re-creates the ’60s rave; no auto-tune, no looping, no backing track, just pure rock n roll.
Recalling the performance, guitarist Keith Richards said, “It was an incredible shoot, I think, 36 hours or something. I remember not remembering everything towards the end… but it was fun… we went through two audiences… wore one out… it was great!” Catch the video in its stunning 4K restoration here:
Also, while you’re here, revisit yet another iconic ’60s moment gifted to us by The Rolling Stones below!
Sympathy for the Devil Lyrics
Please allow me to introduce myselfI’m a man of wealth and taste I’ve been around for a long, long years Stole million man’s soul an faith
And I was ’round when Jesus ChristHad his moment of doubt and pain Made damn sure that Pilate Washed his hands and sealed his fate
Pleased to meet youHope you guess my name But what’s puzzling you Is the nature of my game
Stuck around St. PetersburgWhen I saw it was a time for a change Killed Tsar and his ministers Anastasia screamed in vain
I rode a tankHeld a general’s rank When the blitzkrieg raged And the bodies stank
Pleased to meet youHope you guess my name, oh yeah Ah, what’s puzzling you Is the nature of my game, oh yeah
I watched with gleeWhile your kings and queens Fought for ten decades For the gods they made
I shouted outWho killed the Kennedys? When after all It was you and me
Let me please introduce myselfI’m a man of wealth and taste And I laid traps for troubadours Who get killed before they reached Bombay
Pleased to meet youHope you guessed my name, oh yeah But what’s puzzling you Is the nature of my game, oh yeah, get down, baby
Pleased to meet youHope you guessed my name, oh yeah But what’s confusing you Is just the nature of my game
Just as every cop is a criminalAnd all the sinners saints As heads is tails Just call me Lucifer ‘Cause I’m in need of some restraint
So if you meet meHave some courtesy Have some sympathy, and some taste Use all your well-learned politnesse Or I’ll lay your soul to waste, mm yeah
Pleased to meet youHope you guessed my name, mm yeah But what’s puzzling you Is the nature of my game, mm mean it, get down
Woo, whoOh yeah, get on down Oh yeah Aah yeah
Tell me baby, what’s my name?Tell me honey, can ya guess my name? Tell me baby, what’s my name? I tell you one time, you’re to blame
What’s my nameTell me, baby, what’s my name? Tell me, sweetie, what’s my name?