The Rolling Stones will release Totally Stripped, a CD and DVD collection of rare studio tracks and previously unreleased live footage that expands on 1995’s Stripped album. The package comes out June 3rd.
“[We took] the best element[s] from [MTV] Unplugged, the intimate thing of it, without actually doing it completely unplugged,” said Mick Jagger at the time. In an exclusive clip, now streaming, the Stones play a rollicking live rendition of the Exile on Main Street favorite “Rip This Joint.” Shot at Amsterdam’s Paradiso, the video offers a sample of the set’s previously unreleased concert footage, taken from three live shows in Europe during the summer of spring and summer of 1995. A deluxe edition of the Totally Stripped DVD includes a revised documentary of the same name, three previously unreleased full-length concerts and a 60-page hard-book set.
The Stones originally released Stripped in 1995 after their Voodoo Lounge tour. The album was designed as a meticulous compilation of signature Stones songs gleaned from studio sessions in Tokyo and Lisbon and a trio of live shows at small venues in Europe. The band intentionally veered away from drawing on larger shows to preserve the intimate, club-like atmosphere on the recording. As Keith Richards said at the time: “There’s something about playing small venues, the immediacy of it. Also we can keep God out the band, because on big gigs he sometimes turns up as rain or wind.”