Daft Punk - "Alive 2007" CD Review ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Daft Punk - "Alive 2007" CD Review

Daft Punk - Alive 2007 CD ReviewAfter watching the Pink Floyd-ish multimedia spectacle that was last year’s Daft Punk show at Keyspan Park, I had real doubts that the band could pull off releasing just a live CD without an accompanying DVD. Daft Punk’s live shows really seemed to be geared around the visuals and the energy of the crowds. Check out the live video below that was filmed at Keyspan Park.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that Daft Punk captures a lot of their live energy on this disc and it is really a worthwhile experience. This show was recorded last June at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris. Daft Punk really seems to feed off the energy of the 18,000+ capacity crowd.

A number of the songs are tracked together on this disc as the band remixes, mashes-up and segues between songs. The band gets a great roar of approval for tracks like "Television Rules The Nation" and "Around the World". It was a pleasant surprise to hear some of the tracks from "Human After All" take on a fresh life on this disc. Overall, it is a great mix of songs that is fueled by the energy of the crowd.

If you aren't familiar with the band, check out some of the live videos from last year's tour on YouTube and pick up a copy of this CD. You can't help but move to the beat.

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