- Date : 25.04.2014
- Package : DVD Digipack
- Running Time : 80:12 + 30:37 Bonus
- Video Format : DV D 9/NTSC
- Audio Format : PCM Stereo
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…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Live At Rockpalast 2009
In February 2009, the groundbreaking American rock group …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead released their sixth LP, The Century of Self. Many observers considered that album’s 13 songs to be the best work by this border-crossing formation since their breakthrough with Source Tags & Codes seven years earlier.
By this point, the project which had originally formed as a duo in the mid-90s had transformed into a six-piece ensemble devoted to large-scale, uncompromising sounds – music that had as much in common with progressive and art rock as with indie or punk. In an interview during the world tour in support of the album, founding member Jason Reece spoke about the absolute commitment behind their live shows. “We play until we’re bleeding. Every band I’ve seen in my life that just stands around and takes up your time and is boring – I think of that band before we play and how I never want to be that way. It’s a very aggressive approach and we’ve always been that way.”
The concert filmed for Rockpalast on 14 May 2009 at the Live Music Hall in Cologne, Germany leaves no doubt about this statement. For more than 80 minutes, the six members of …AYWKUBTTOD leave it all onstage – like a boxer trying to knock out his opponent with multiple body blows before he collapses from exhaustion himself.
Not a single minute of it can be classified as easy listening. It’s no secret that …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead resides at the other end of the artistic spectrum. In fact, one has to look long and hard to find anything comparable to their monumental walls of sound in contemporary rock music.
Live at Rockpalast shows that reaching such heights is only possible with blood, sweat and tears.
01. Intro 02:04
02. The Giants Causeway/ The Far Pavilions 06:24
03. It Was There That I Saw You 03:41
04. Isis Unveiled 06:22
05. Homage 03:20
06. Bells Of Creation 05:44
07. Will You Smile Again? 06:43
08. Relative Ways 05:17
09. Caterwaul 04:49
10. Another Morning Stoner 05:19
11. Claire De Lune 03:54
12. Totally Natural 12:37
13. Mistakes And Regrets 04:40
14. A Perfect Teenhood 09:56
2. The Giants Causeway/The Far Pavilions
3. It Was There That I Saw You
4. Isis Unveiled
6. Bells Of Creation
7. Will You Smile Again?
8. Relative Ways
10. Another Morning Stoner
11. Claire De Lune
12. Totally Natural
13. Mistakes And Regrets
14. A Perfect Teenhood
2. Rheinkultur Musikfestival 2005
3. Melt! Festival 2006
4. In My Room (Backstage with Gringo Starr)