In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall

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In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
Live album / Video by Opeth
Released September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20)
Recorded April 5, 2010 at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Genre Progressive death metal, progressive rock
Length 165:17
Label Roadrunner
Opeth chronology
The Wooden Box
(2009)
In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
(2010)
Heritage
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall is a live double album by Swedish heavy metal band Opeth. The DVD was recorded on April 5, 2010. It was released on September 20, 2010, in Europe and on September 21, 2010, in the rest of the world. The concert was part of the band's Evolution XX: An Opeth Anthology tour, made in celebration of their 20th anniversary, and was the fourth show of the tour, filmed at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.

Release[edit]

The album is available in three configurations: one double-DVD including bonus features; a five-disc set that consists of two DVDs and three CDs; and a limited-edition vinyl box set which consists of the double-DVD, a set of four 180-gram LPs of the concert's live audio in its entirety, a numbered lithograph with artwork designed by the band's frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt and Travis Smith, and a 20-page booklet of photos of the event and exclusive artwork.[2]

The concert performance was split into two sets for the DVD. The first set consists of the entire Blackwater Park album, while the second features one song from each of their other albums in chronological order, representing the twenty years of evolution in the band's music.

Cover art[edit]

The cover art is purposely similar to that of Deep Purple's Concerto for Group and Orchestra, which was recorded at the same venue in 1969, "underlining the band's longstanding love for their prog-rock roots".[2]

Track listing[edit]

DVD[edit]

Observation One – Blackwater Park
No. Title Length
1. "The Leper Affinity"    
2. "Bleak"    
3. "Harvest"    
4. "The Drapery Falls"    
5. "Dirge for November"    
6. "The Funeral Portrait"    
7. "Patterns in the Ivy"    
8. "Blackwater Park"    
Observation Two – A song from every Opeth album in chronological order.
No. Title Album Length
1. "Forest of October"   Orchid  
2. "Advent"   Morningrise  
3. "April Ethereal"   My Arms, Your Hearse  
4. "The Moor"   Still Life  
5. "Wreath"   Deliverance  
6. "Hope Leaves"   Damnation  
7. "Harlequin Forest"   Ghost Reveries  
8. "The Lotus Eater"   Watershed  

CD[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "The Leper Affinity"   10:07
2. "Bleak"   8:53
3. "Harvest"   6:10
4. "The Drapery Falls"   10:07
5. "Dirge for November"   8:28
6. "The Funeral Portrait"   8:21
7. "Patterns in the Ivy"   2:24
8. "Blackwater Park"   12:32
Disc two
No. Title Album Length
1. "Forest of October"   Orchid 17:12
2. "Advent"   Morningrise 15:03
3. "April Ethereal"   My Arms, Your Hearse 10:22
4. "The Moor"   Still Life 12:12
Disc three
No. Title Album Length
1. "Wreath"   Deliverance 12:24
2. "Hope Leaves"   Damnation 6:48
3. "Harlequin Forest"   Ghost Reveries 13:11
4. "The Lotus Eater"   Watershed 11:09

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall - Opeth". Allmusic. Retrieved September 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Opeth to Release 'In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall' DVD This September". July 21, 2010. Archived from the original on July 23, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2013.