Daft Punk - Alive 1997 (Vinyl)

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The album was initially released online as part of the Daft Club service. Early pressings of the Daft Punk album Discovery contained a card that would allow access to the Daft Club website containing remixes and the live recording. The Daft Club service ended in 2003. The performance at Birmingham's Que Club was considered by Daft Punk to be one of their favorite live sets at the time of its release.

Alive 1997 prominently features elements of "Daftendirekt", "Da Funk", "Rollin' & Scratchin'", "Revolution 909" and "Alive" from their Homework album. There are also prominent elements of Armand Van Helden's "Ten Minutes of Funk" remix of "Da Funk".[citation needed] The live performance also contains elements of what would later become the track "Short Circuit" featured in Discovery.

Alive 1997 contains the 45-minute excerpt in one continuous track on CD. The CD and vinyl packaging included a set of Daft Punk stickers. The layout for the album was done by Åbäke, and the photography by Serge Paulet. In 2022, the album was reissued for the 25th anniversary of Homework.

 



Jaw-dropping. This is Daft Punk at their most abrasive and hard-hitting. Although this has a looser feel than Alive 2007, there is still that unbelievable precision that's in all of their work.

Daft Punk are experts at building and releasing tension. There really is not a whole lot of repetition in this album, there are constantly new elements being added or swapped out. Just one batshit insane beat after another. It's also good that this isn't a soundboard recording, the sounds of the crowd losing their minds really adds a whole other level of energy.

By: Kingzz.


1 Alive 1997 (Part 1)
2 Alive 1997 (Part 2)



Recorded live in Birmingham, 8th of November 1997
Duration 45’30”
All Tracy written and produced by Daft Punk for Daft Life
Art direction Daft Arts, photography Serge Paulet, Lay-out Abake, Retouche Janvier
Published by Concorde Music Publishing for World excluding France
Delayed Editions / Daftmusic for France
Barcode (Readable): 0 190296 618116
Barcode (Scanned): 0190296618116