Sunday, 15 November 2009

Roseland NYC Live - Portishead

The concept of a live album is a risky one as it is usually a hit or miss and unless it is released with bonus DVD footage that happens to be remarkable, the album itself will be a forgotten release as is evident when considering the plethora of live albums released by countless bands.

The only two bands whose truly fantastic live albums/shows I would have sold my soul to have witnessed are Neurosis and Pink Floyd who also happen to be 2 of my favourite bands of all time so it came as quite a surprise when I found myself yearning to be in the audience of a live NYC performance of Portishead's, a band I started properly listening to less than a year ago. Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Portishead have created the perfect live dynamic for their music which, dark and ominous as it is, gives one a feeling of true elation (quite surprisingly).

This record features fantastic and definitive versions of songs (such as "Sour Times") and it would be criminal of you to miss it.

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