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Right, back to work. I’ve been sorting out my mp3s, and I’m ready to start posting some of the harder to find items. First up, Hawkwind and Samantha Fox – Gimme Shelter.

I don’t think anyone would grudge me copypasting from something I wrote for wikipedia, so here you go:

In 1993 a Food Records project collected various versions of the track by the following bands and collaborations, the proceeds of which went to the Shelter charity’s “Putting Our House In Order” homeless initiative. The versions were issued across various formats, and had a live version of the song by the Rolling Stones as a common lead track to ensure chart eligibility.

Gimme Shelter(Pop version – Cassette Single)

* Voice of the Beehive and Jimmy Somerville
* Heaven 17 and Hannah Jones

Gimme Shelter(Alternative version – CD Single)

* New Model Army and Tom Jones
* Cud and Sandie Shaw
* Kingmaker

Gimme Shelter(Rock Version – CD Single)

* Thunder
* Little Angels
* Hawkwind and Samantha Fox

Gimme Shelter(Dance Version – 12″ Single)

* 808 State and Robert Owens
* Pop Will Eat Itself vs Gary Clail vs Ranking Roger vs The Mighty Diamonds vs The On U Sound System
* Blue Pearl (produced and mixed by Utah Saints)

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