FULL-LENGTH LIVE DVD WITH 22 SONGS SPANNING ALL 4 KILLERS ALBUMS PLUS 5 BONUS FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES FILMED IN HD AND 5.1 SOUND
2nd disc bonus CD unavailable elsewhere of live songs from The Royal Albert Hall
DVD bonus content also includes behind-the-scenes documentary feature
(October 15, 2009 New York, NY) Now The Killers know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall. On July 5-6th, during their 8-country European festival tour, the multi-platinum VMA Award-winning, Grammy-nominated band performed two historic nights at the legendary Kensington venue. LIVE FROM THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL, The Killers’ first official DVD release, is a spectacular 22-song live concert experience filmed in HD (with Fan’s Eye View’ alternative camera angle) and full 5.1 sound. The package, with live performances on the DVD plus a 17-song live CD from the shows (unavailable elsewhere), will be released November 10th in regular and Blu-Ray editions on Island Records.
Killers fans will appreciate how faithful LIVE FROM THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL is to the band’s sight and sound onstage. Moreover, the songs cut across all four of the Killers’ album releases, from their debut Hot Fuss (“Somebody Told Me,” “Smile Like You Mean It,” “Mr. Brightside,” “All These Things That I’ve Done,” “Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine”); to Sam’s Town (“For Reasons Unknown,” “Bling (Confessions Of A King),” “Sam’s Town (acoustic),” “Read My Mind,” “The River Is Wild,” “Bones,” “When You Were Young”); to Sawdust (“Shadowplay,” “Sweet Talk”); and Day & Age (“Human,” “This Is Your Life,” “The World We Live In,” “Joy Ride,” “I Can’t Stay,” “Losing Touch,” “Spaceman,” “A Dustland Fairytale”).
The DVD, who’s running time is over 2 hours, is packed with bonus extras starting with an additional five songs from the festival tour: “Tranquilize” (live at the Oxegen Festival in Ireland, July 12th); “Human” and “Mr. Brightside” (from Hyde Park in London on June 26th); and “Smile Like You Mean It” and “When We Were Young” (from the V Festival in August). A behind-the-scenes documentary, including interviews with crew and fans, rounds out the bonus content on the DVD.
The 78-minute live CD was mastered by British producer Stuart. Price’s work with the band began with his 12-inch remix ( Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duke Mix’) of “Mr. Brightside” in 2004. He later remixed (again as the Thin White Duke) “When You Were Young,” the first single from Sam’s Town. Price produced two tracks, “Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf” and “Sweet Talk,” re-recorded for the B-sides album, Sawdust, which also included the “Mr. Brightside” remix. He went on to produce The Killers’ third studio album, Day & Age, and created an extended remix (as the Thin White Duke) of its lead single “Human.” In addition to the Killers, Price has worked with Madonna, Missy Elliott, Gwen Stefani, Keane, and others.
LIVE FROM THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL was produced by Jim Parsons and directed by Dick Carruthers, whose credits include The Who Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2000), and long-form live performance DVDs with Oasis, Noel Gallagher, Keane, Van Morrison, Kaiser Chiefs, Bryan Adams, Aerosmith, White Stripes, and many others.