In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall

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In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
Opeth In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall CD-DVD cover.jpg
Live album / Video by
Released20 September 2010 (2010-09-20)
Recorded5 April 2010
VenueRoyal Albert Hall, London, UK
Genre
Length165:17
LabelRoadrunner
ProducerJens Bogren
Opeth chronology
The Wooden Box
(2009)
In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
(2010)
Heritage
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork6.3/10[2]

In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall is a live double album by Swedish progressive metal and progressive rock band Opeth. The DVD was recorded on 5 April 2010. It was released on 20 September 2010 in Europe and on 21 September 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.[3]

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".[3]

Track listing[edit]

DVD[edit]

Observation One – Blackwater Park
No.TitleLength
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.TitleAlbumLength
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.TitleLength
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.TitleAlbumLength
1."Forest of October"Orchid17:12
2."Advent"Morningrise15:03
3."April Ethereal"My Arms, Your Hearse10:22
4."The Moor"Still Life12:12
Disc three
No.TitleAlbumLength
1."Wreath"Deliverance12:24
2."Hope Leaves"Damnation6:48
3."Harlequin Forest"Ghost Reveries13:11
4."The Lotus Eater"Watershed11:09

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall - Opeth". AllMusic. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  2. ^ Breihan, Tom (September 22, 2010). "Opeth Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall Pitchfork review". Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  3. ^ 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.