Here is how it breaks down, the concert at Madison Square Garden bidding farewell to LCD Soundsystem? We said yes. The movie? Well, no I think not. A horrible vanity production, I’ll pass out here thank you very much.
And subsequent LCD attractions? Non existent unless you dig DJing, coffee and producing Arcade Fire. So, OK, not nothing, and there was that awesome DFA Records anniversary.
So this is all leading to the five vinyl album The Last Goodbye record release of the MSG gig and while I haven’t heard it, it would certainly be my assumption it is just a matter of time before they digitalize it. The day after the show I wrote: “It was all so celebratory and sad at the same time. Funky horns, full choirs, guest stars and friends, performer heavy stage, howling, rocking beats, along beautiful synth hooks and back beats, banks of computers, overflowing stage, singers and musicians crowding each other. The first song, “Dance Yrself Clean” building and building to Murphy exploding in drums and beats: magnificent, . Murphy’s soaring falsetto and beats against beats against beats, humans vs computers… human computers. A final farewell to one of the great bands of our time.” And I would hope that some of that spirit remains on vinyl. It is odd there is not DVD of the show. I wouldn’t mind watching it again without having to suffer through the stinky “Shut Up And Play The Hits.
So any way here is the tracklist and below that my Spotify version at no extra price to you the reader:
Dance Yrself Clean
I Can Change
Time To Get Away
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
Too Much Love
All My Friends
Tired / Heart Of The Sunrise
You Can’t Hide (Shame On You)
Sound Of Silver
Out In Space
Freak Out / Starry Eyes
Us v Them
North American Scum
Bye Bye Bayou
You Wanted A Hit
Losing My Edge
All I Want
Jump Into The Fire
New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down
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