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The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil" - Live 1968



The Rolling Stones performing “Sympathy For The Devil” from The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.



Recorded before a live audience in London in 1968, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus was originally conceived as a BBC-TV special. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, it centers on the original line up of The Rolling Stones -- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman (with Nicky Hopkins and Rocky Dijon) -- who serve as both the show’s hosts and featured attraction. For the first time in front of an audience, “The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band” performs six Stones classics. The program also includes extraordinary performances by The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, Yoko Ono, and The Dirty Mac. A ‘supergroup’ before the term had even been coined, the band was comprised of Eric Clapton (lead guitar), Keith Richards (bass), Mitch Mitchell of The Jimi Hendrix Experience (drums) and John Lennon on guitar and vocals.


The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus is one of the first concert films to be mixed using Dolby Atmos Technology and Dolby Vision. ABKCO Films has produced a breathtaking experience that faithfully re-creates the actual environment in which this historic event took place using invocative technology that treats sound as 3D spatial information. It can be said that what Dolby Atmos does for sound, Dolby Vision does for visuals. Dolby Vision is an advanced HDR technology that delivers enhanced contrast, detail and dimensionality to the screen by empowering every pixel with a much broader range of color and brightness.





Lyrics


Please allow me to introduce myself

I'm a man of wealth and taste

I've been around for a long, long year

Stole many a man's soul and faith


I was 'round when Jesus Christ

Had his moment of doubt and pain

Made damn sure that Pilate

Washed his hands and sealed his fate


Pleased to meet you

Hope you guess my name

But what's puzzling you

Is the nature of my game


I stuck around St. Petersburg

When I saw it was a time for a change

Killed the Tzar and his ministers

Anastasia screamed in vain


I rode a tank

Held a general's rank

When the blitzkrieg raged

And the bodies stank


Pleased to meet you

Hope you guess my name, oh yeah

But what's puzzling you

Is the nature of my game, oh yeah


I watched with glee

While your kings and queens

Fought for ten decades

For the gods they made


I shouted out,

"Who killed the Kennedys?"

When after all

It was you and me


Let me please introduce myself

I'm a man of wealth and taste

And I lay traps for troubadours

Who get killed before they reach Bombay


Pleased to meet you

Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah

But what's puzzling you

Is the nature of my game, oh yeah, get down, hit it


Pleased to meet you

Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah

But what's confusing you

Is just the nature of my game


Just as every cop is a criminal

And all the sinners saints

As heads is tails

Just call me Lucifer


Cause I'm in need of some restraint

So if you meet me

Have some courtesy

Have some sympathy, and some taste


Use all your well-learned politesse

Or I'll lay your soul to waste, um yeah

Pleased to meet you

Hope you guessed my name, um yeah


But what's puzzling you

Is the nature of my game, um mean it, get down

Woo, who

Oh yeah, get on down


Oh yeah

Oh 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

Ooo, who

Ooo, who


Ooo, who

Ooo, who, who

Ooo, who, who

Ooo, who, who


Ooo, who, who

Oh, yeah

What's my name

Tell me, baby, what's my name


Tell me, sweetie, what's my name

Ooo, who, who

Ooo, who, who

Ooo, who, who


Ooo, who, who

Ooo, who, who

Ooo, who, who

Ooo, who, who


Oh, yeah