Alive 1997

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Alive 1997
Live album by Daft Punk
Released 1 October 2001 (2001-10-01)
Recorded 8 November 1997
Genre House
Length 45:30
Label Virgin
Daft Punk chronology
Alive 1997
Daft Club
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]
Hot Press (positive)[3]
NME (8/10)[5]
Q 3/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1.5/5 stars[7]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[8]
Uncut 3.5/5 stars[6]

Alive 1997 is a live album by Daft Punk released in 2001. It contains a 45-minute excerpt of a live performance recorded at Birmingham's Que Club on 8 November 1997.


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 Birmingham performance was selected by Daft Punk themselves for release, as they considered it to be their favorite from their Daftendirektour.

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". The live performance also contains elements of what would later become the track "Short Circuit" featured in Discovery. There is also a sample mix that people hear after "Revolution 909" that influenced music duo Retro/Grade to recreate the segment as their own music track, titled "Pulsar". 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.


Chart (2001) Peak
French Albums Chart[9] 25


  1. ^ Alive 1997 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  3. ^ Hot Press review(subscription required)
  4. ^ Q (11/01, p.118) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...45 minutes of breathless electronic excitement..."
  5. ^ NME review
  6. ^ Uncut (12/01, p.101) - 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "...Pulled straight from the mixing desk, this has a shrill rawness that vividly captures a night of sweat-stained gymnastics..."
  7. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide
  8. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  9. ^ "Daft Punk - Alive 1997". French Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved on May 22, 2012.

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