Digital Versatile Doom

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Digital Versatile Doom
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Live album by HIM
Released 29 April 2008[1]
Recorded Live at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles
Genre Rock
Label Sire, Warner Bros.
Producer Tim Palmer
HIM chronology
Uneasy Listening Vol. 1 & 2
(2007)
Digital Versatile Doom
(2008)
Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, Chapters 1–13
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Digital Versatile Doom: Live at the Orpheum Theatre XXXVII A.S. is a live double album by Finnish band HIM. The DVD was directed by Meiert Avis in Los Angeles at the Orpheum Theater between 14 and 15 November 2007. The DVD features the live performance, as well as behind the scenes look at the show. Also featured on the DVD is the winner of HIM's biggest fans competition go to Seattle, Washington to meet the band. A special edition was available for pre-order on 1 February 2008, which comes with a limited edition 6" X 4" hand-numbered flipbook limited to 3500 copies in North America and 500 in the UK. The imagery is from HIM's live performance of "Sleepwalking Past Hope" at that concert.[3]

An unspecified delay occurred during the release of the product to the market, with the release date being changed from 31 March to 29 April, and further to 17 May for Australian listeners.[1]

On 8 May, the album made its chart debut at #59 on the Swedish Albums Chart. It also debuted at #48 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Ville Valo except were noted

  1. "Passion's Killing Floor" – 5:14
  2. "(Rip Out the) Wings of a Butterfly" – 3:31
  3. "Buried Alive by Love" – 4:52
  4. "Wicked Game" – 4:28 *
  5. "The Kiss of Dawn" – 4:35
  6. "Vampire Heart" – 4:25
  7. "Poison Girl" – 5:05
  8. "Dead Lovers' Lane" – 4:17
  9. "Join Me in Death" – 3:30
  10. "It's All Tears (Drown in This Love)" – 4:21 **
  11. "Sleepwalking Past Hope" – 10:41
  12. "Killing Loneliness" – 4:30
  13. "Soul on Fire" – 4:23
  14. "Your Sweet 666" – 4:03
  15. "Bleed Well" – 4:22
  16. "Right Here in My Arms" – 5:26 1
  17. "The Funeral of Hearts" – 4:43
  18. "V.D.O. (Venus Doom Outro)" – 4:06 1

1 iTunes version only
* Written by Chris Isaac
** Features sample of Monster Magnet's song "Wall of Fire"

DVD[edit]

  1. "Intro (Blood Theme)"
  2. "Passion's Killing Floor"
  3. "Rip Out the (Wings of a Butterfly)"
  4. "Buried Alive By Love"
  5. "Wicked Game"
  6. "The Kiss of Dawn"
  7. "Vampire Heart"
  8. "Poison Girl"
  9. "Dead Lovers' Lane"
  10. "Join Me in Death"
  11. "It's All Tears (Drown in This Love)"
  12. "Sleepwalking Past Hope" (Extended time on the DVD)
  13. "Killing Loneliness"
  14. "Soul On Fire"
  15. "Your Sweet 666"
  16. "Bleed Well"
  17. "Right Here in My Arms"
  18. "The Funeral of Hearts"
  19. "V.D.O. (Venus Doom Outro)"

Bonus features[edit]

  1. "Ville Valo Interview" - 44:43
  2. "Fan Videos"
  3. "Fan Club Photo Gallery"

Personnel[edit]

In media[edit]

  • The intro, "Blood Theme", is used in the soundtrack and the closing credits for the awarded Showtime show Dexter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kerrang! HIM delay live CD/DVD package". .kerrang.com. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  2. ^ Fulton, Katherine (26 February 2008). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  3. ^ Digital Versatile Doom Live From The Orpheum Theater XXXVII A.S. w/Flipbook | HIM