Sigur Rós Reveal Details of Live Film and Double Album
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:10:50
Sigur Rós will release their first-ever live film and double live album in the form of Inni in North America on Nov. 15 on XL Recordings. A free audio download of "Festival" is also available now via Sigur Rós' website by going here.
Upon release on Nov. 15, Inni will be available in a plethora of formats:
*Double CD + DVD (includes 4 extra songs not featured on the live album)
*Double CD + Blu Ray (includes 4 extra songs not featured on the live album)
*Clear 150 gram vinyl (3 LPs)
Recorded and shot over two nights at London's Alexandra Palace at the close of the 2008 world tour around their fifth full length album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, Inni sees the band at the peak of their powers, captured on film for the first time as a core four-piece since they were joined by string section amiina at the start of the century. Directed by Vincent Morisset (Arcade Fire's Miroir Noir), with film manipulations by Godspeed You! Black Emperor visual collaborator Karl Lemieux, Inni is Sigur Rós' second live film following 2007's hugely-celebrated tour documentary Heima. Whereas that film positioned the enigmatic group in the context of their Icelandic homeland, providing geographical, social and historical perspectives on their otherworldly music, Inni focuses purely on the band's performance, and stands as a stark counterpoint to Heima's kaleidoscopic richness. Filmed in a manner that invites both intimacy and claustrophobia, Inni cocoons the viewer in a one-on-one relationship with the band, eschewing the audience for closeness, depicting how it feels for both band and fan to experience Sigur Rós live.
The live album Inni – a first for the band – is comprised of the full set from Alexandra Palace, played in order with just one omission, and clocks in at one-and-three-quarter hours. Recorded by Sigur Rós' in-house studio engineer Birgir Jón Birgisson, Inni's live audio recording is far and away the best way of replicating the full-force effect of standing in front of one of the world's most extraordinary bands for an evening.
A full track listing for Inni's live album component is below. In addition to songs from the show, Inni features a previously unreleased song called "Lúppulagid" which is used over the credits of the film and as the final non-live track on the album.
Við Spilum Endalaust
Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
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