Opeth - Live DVD/CD Details

Fap away gentlemen, Opeth have revealed that their new live album In Live Concert At The Royal Albert Hall will be released through Roadrunner on September 20th. When you're done, you can read the entire press release below.

As part of the ongoing celebration of their 20th anniversary, Sweden's Opeth is releasing live footage and audio from the band's recent performance at London's famed Royal Albert Hall. In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, due out 9/21/10, is a fierce testament to Opeth's continued success in the progressive metal community.

Twenty years and nine records into their legendary career, Opeth's "progressively creative spirit" (ARTISTdirect) remains unwavering, propelling the band through the "Evolution XX: An Opeth Anthology" tour, which brought the Swedish titans to six of the world's most unique venues, and now, with the release of In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, into the homes of their fans.

The performance at the Royal Albert Hall (recorded on the 5th of April, 2010) includes two sets, the first consisting of the band performing 2000's now-classic, breakthrough epic, Blackwater Park in its entirety, and the second, a chronologically arranged selection of material from the rest of Opeth's extensive catalogue, totaling almost three hours of music. It is, like the rest of Opeth's greatest work, "purposefully warped in all the right places" (Decibel). The front cover artwork concept pays tribute to Deep Purple´s Concerto for Group and Orchestra, underlining the band's longstanding love for their prog-rock roots.

Thinking back to the concert, frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt says: "Opeth had a magical night playing the Royal Albert Hall. It was a dream come true, and now afterwards, it still feels like a dream. We got it all on film, and this, our third live recording and DVD might be my personal favorite. One couldn't help to think of all the fantastic artists that played there over the years. Looking back at this night of celebration brings me fond memories of our 20th anniversary—this package is the delayed birthday present. Enjoy!"

The release will be available as three very special configurations:

Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set, which includes:

  • Double-DVD set of Opeth's performance at the legendary Royal Albert Hall, in its entirety, including bonus features.
  • A set of four 180-gram LP's of the concert's live audio in its entirety. The vinyl is housed in black poly lined inner sleeves which are packaged as 2 double gatefold set with exclusive artwork. Vinyl only available in this box set.
  • Exclusive, numbered lithograph with artwork designed by Mikael Åkerfeldt and longtime Opeth designer, Travis Smith.
  • 20-page, LP sized booklet printed on coated paper stock that chronicles the night's events in photos.
  • Expanded, exclusive artwork and more.

    5-disc set that consists of 2-DVD and 3 CD's. The set not only includes the legendary evening captured on video, but the concert's live audio in its entirety as well.

    Double-DVD set of Opeth's performance at the legendary Royal Albert Hall, in its entirety, including bonus features.

    In Live Concert At The Royal Albert Hall [cover art] tracklist:

    Set I

    01. The Leper Affinity
    02. Bleak
    03. Harvest
    04. The Drapery Falls
    05. Dirge For November
    06. The Funeral Portrait
    07. Patterns In The Ivy
    08. Blackwater Park

    Set II

    01. Forest Of October
    02. Advent
    03. April Ethereal
    04. The Moor
    05. Wreath
    06. Hope Leaves
    07. Harlequin Forest
    08. The Lotus Eater

    Source: metalhammer.co.uk
    Band profile: Opeth
    Posted: 22.07.2010 by Thryce

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    23.07.2010 - 18:26
    It was such a great concert! I'll be sure to get the dvd to remember that great evening!
    24.07.2010 - 20:51
    Underpaid M.D.
    Effing nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnniiiiiiiiceeee!

    The setlist is quite cool and the cover artwork is great, it reflects very well the band's Rock background (or something like that )
    "Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"
    25.07.2010 - 13:41
    Bad English
    Album art look slike typical late 60's early 70's live album arts
    Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

    Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

    I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
    28.07.2010 - 23:16
    I fancy the DVD and the artwork
    Li'ed - Prog-Metal from Jerusalem
    03.08.2010 - 05:37
    LOL best title ever and a funny as hell homage to Deep Purple haha

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