Alice Russell – Live In Paris

I’ll cut to the chase, this DVD is an absolute must for all Alice Russell fans. Due for general release on 11th June, this 79 minute long presentation shows Alice and pals in all their musical glory. Recorded live in Paris last year it is set in a spacious, yet intimate, venue, jam packed with faithful fans from France (don’t try and say that a few times after some drinks!).

Alice is accompanied by a fantastic band that includes TM Juke, Michael Simmonds, Benjamin Jones and Daniel Swaine and launch straight into things with the mellow Soul Felt. Highlights include; Mean To Me with fantastic fiddle work by Michael Simmonds, a brilliant cover of Andre 3000′s Dracula’s Wedding, and of course the famous cover of Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes. The full set list looks like this…

  1. Soul Felt
  2. What We Want
  3. Humankind
  4. Taking Hold
  5. Mean To Me
  6. To Know This
  7. Something That’s Real
  8. Search The Heaven’s
  9. Munkaroo
  10. High Up On The Hook
  11. Dracula’s Wedding
  12. Hurry On Now
  13. Seven Nation Army
  14. My Baby Just Cares For Me
  15. Fly In The Hand

Alice Russell – Seven Nation Army (feat Nostalgia 77)
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The production quality, on what is amazingly the first ever DVD from Tru Thoughts, is superb. All recorded with three cameras on the night, the final edit is simply sublime. There are no swanky DVD menus and extras, but there doesn’t need to be – a great example of WYSIWYG, the main event is all we need. The good news is that this wont be a one off, expect more DVD releases from Tru Thoughts. Rumour has it the next one will be a live recording of Spanky Wilson and The Quantic Soul Orchestra, so look out for that one later in the year!

Back on subject, Alice and co. clearly show what great entertainers they are on this DVD and give those that have never seen her live the opportunity to see what they are missing, and those that have seen her live a choice reminder of what they have seen previously. Only a few weeks till this one comes out officially, so make sure you remember to pick it up! You can get this directly from the EtchShop or at Amazon.

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  • http://www.gabyu.com gabyu

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  • tom

    She was bloody awful in Leeds last night, not much better than a pub funk band.

    Lord only knows how the drummer got a job, worse than Tony McCarroll used to be in Oasis. Boom, bash, boom, bash, with all the subtlety of a gorilla.

  • tom

    She was bloody awful in Leeds last night, not much better than a pub funk band.

    Lord only knows how the drummer got a job, worse than Tony McCarroll used to be in Oasis. Boom, bash, boom, bash, with all the subtlety of a gorilla.