NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – The Abattoir Blues Tour

This tastefully packaged 4 disc set covering The Abattoir Blues Tour consists of a double DVD and double CD.
The two DVDs contain the live performance in London at the Brixton Academy, as well as the Hammersmith Apollo. The total of 20+ songs naturally cover the main cuts from the twin album Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus, but also a couple of essentials and favourites. The performance is the key and you get very little gimmicks and flash accessories like huge video projections or pyrotechnics. So, songs like Hiding All Away, Easy Money, The Lyre Of Orpheus, Nature Boy, Get Ready For Love, Carry Me, God Is In The House, Red Right Hand, The Ship Song, Stagger Lee, Wonderful Life, Nobody’s Baby Now, Bring It On, Sad Waters, Watching Alice, and Wild World all flow with an intense honesty.
The soulful backing singers enhance on many levels, while one of the few disappointments is the absence of the Bad Seeds’ guitar pillar (and Einstürtzende Neubauten kingpin) Blixa Bargeld. He can however be seen in some of the bonus video clips, including ones from the previous Nocturama album - the dancehall booty dancing video for Bring It On and the full (near 20 minute) version of Babe, I’m On Fire (with all of the Bad Seeds dropping their inhibitions and acting the fool in a wide array of costumes). In addition there is a short documentary on the creation of the Abbatoir Blues album and making of Bring It On.
The CDs contain live recordings from Dusseldorf, Manchester, Copenhagen, Paris, Munich, Lausanne, Milan, Amsterdam, and Hamburg. This is where you’ll find songs like Let The Bells Ring, The Weeping Song, Deanna, and Breathless.
This is one incredible alternative release.

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