Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough

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Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough
Live album / studio album by Avenged Sevenfold
Released September 16, 2008
Recorded April 10, 2008 (DVD)
2006 - 2008 (CD)
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 102 minutes (including extras) (DVD)
53:44 minutes (CD)
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Adam Cook for Core Entertainment, Inc.
Avenged Sevenfold chronology
Avenged Sevenfold
(2007)
Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough
(2008)
Nightmare
(2010)
Singles from Diamonds in the Rough
  1. "Walk"
    Released: July 17, 2007
  2. "Crossroads"
    Released: February 19, 2008
Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough
Video by Avenged Sevenfold
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock, metalcore
Length 76:49
Label Warner Bros.
Director Rafa Alcantara
Avenged Sevenfold chronology
All Excess
(2007)
Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough
(2008)
This is Bat Country
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
IGN 8.0/10[2]
Kerrang! 3/5 stars[citation needed]
Revolver 3.5/5 stars[citation needed]
Rock Sound 4/10 stars[citation needed]
World of Music 3.5/5 stars[3]

Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough is the first live album and DVD package, and rarities compilation album by American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold released on September 16, 2008 by Warner Bros. Records. The live DVD features the band's April 10, 2008 show at Long Beach Arena headlining the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour, while the CD contains previously unreleased B-sides that were recorded during the making of Avenged Sevenfold, plus covers, and other never-before-heard material.

Production and release[edit]

The DVD was directed by Core Entertainment's Rafa Alcantara, who also worked on the band's critically acclaimed 2007 road documentary All Excess.[4][5]

On August 15, 2008, a trailer was released by Avenged Sevenfold on their YouTube channel. On September 5, 2008, Avenged Sevenfold released the live version of "Seize the Day" from the DVD through their imeem account. "Unholy Confessions" and "Scream" were later streamed before the release as well.

There are two alternate mixes of songs on their self-titled album:

The Rev performs vocals on the tracks Crossroads and Flash of the Blade.

Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. On November 5, 2008, the CD/DVD combo was certified Gold, but has now reached Platinum by selling over 100,000 (Video Longform platinum) copies.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Live in the LBC (DVD)
No. Title Length
1. "Intro"   0:56
2. "Critical Acclaim"   6:06
3. "Second Heartbeat (abridged)"   5:07
4. "Afterlife"   7:33
5. "Beast and the Harlot"   6:00
6. "Scream"   6:24
7. "Seize the Day"   7:55
8. "Walk (abridged and member from the audience on vocals)" (Pantera cover) 2:12
9. "Bat Country"   6:01
10. "Almost Easy"   5:38
11. "Gunslinger"   4:30
12. "Unholy Confessions"   7:25
13. "A Little Piece of Heaven" (Encore) 10:56
Total length:
76:49
Diamonds in the Rough (CD)
No. Title Length
1. "Demons"   6:11
2. "Girl I Know"   4:23
3. "Crossroads"   4:30
4. "Flash of the Blade" (Iron Maiden cover) 4:01
5. "Until the End"   4:44
6. "Tension"   4:50
7. "Walk" (Pantera cover) 5:21
8. "The Fight"   4:07
9. "Dancing Dead"   5:49
10. "Almost Easy" (CLA Mix) 3:53
11. "Afterlife" (Alternate version) 5:55
Total length:
53:44

Personnel[edit]

Diamonds in the Rough[edit]

Avenged Sevenfold
Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Live in the LBC and Diamonds in the Rough - Avenged Sevenfold". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Kaz, Jim (2008-09-25). "Avenged Sevenfold – Live In The LBC & Diamonds In The Rough". IGN. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  3. ^ "musik gesehen". WOM magazin (World of Music) (September 08): 31.  (German)
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "News tagged a7x live dvd cd set be released". Avenged Sevenfold. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  6. ^ [2][dead link]