Live at Madison Square Garden (Shawn Mendes album)

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Live at Madison Square Garden
Live at Madison Square Garden (Shawn Mendes album).jpg
Live album by
ReleasedDecember 23, 2016 (2016-12-23)
RecordedMadison Square Garden
September 10, 2016
GenrePop rock
Length62:33
Label
Shawn Mendes chronology
Illuminate
(2016)
Live at Madison Square Garden
(2016)
MTV Unplugged
(2017)

Live at Madison Square Garden is the first live album by Canadian singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes. The album features the hit singles "Mercy", "Treat You Better", Stitches" and "Life of the Party" alongside special medleys of other songs. The album was released worldwide, digitally on December 19, 2016.

Background and release[edit]

On 10 September 2016, Mendes recorded his one-night-only Madison Square Garden show which was a part of his Shawn Mendes World Tour which took place across North America and Europe throughout 2016. The album serves to document the singer-songwriter's first-time ever headlining the historic New York City venue. The album was announced on 19 December 2016 and released 4 days later.[1]

Following the performance Mendes' second album, Illuminate, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in September. He headlined Radio City Music Hall and performed on Saturday Night Live in December 2016. [2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic said; "Live at Madison Square Garden is a digital-only document of Shawn Mendes' September 10, 2016 concert in New York City... The crowd was primed for Mendes, who delivered earnest renditions of his hits, a couple of medleys, and teasers from the new record (Illuminate). If the record isn't especially kinetic, it's nevertheless sincere and Mendes relies on the same increasing sense of craft that made his second record stronger than his debut, which helps make this a nice little souvenir for fans."

Track listing[edit]

Live at Madison Square Garden[4]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Weight"3:56
2."Treat You Better"
4:17
3."Lights On"
4:32
4."I Don't Even Know Your Name / Aftertaste / Kid in Love / I Want You Back"7:16
5."Bad Reputation"
  • Mendes
  • Harris
  • Warburton
5:12
6."Ruin"
  • Mendes
  • Zimishlany
  • Harris
  • Warburton
  • Zubin Thakkar
7:53
7."Life of the Party"
  • Mendes
  • Harris
3:19
8."Three Empty Words"
  • Mendes
  • Harris
  • Warburton
  • Zmishlany
4:05
9."Don't Be a Fool"
  • Mendes
  • Harris
  • Warburton
4:51
10."Mercy"
4:23
11."Never Be Alone / Hey There Delilah"
6:12
12."Stitches"
  • Mendes
  • Geiger
6:37

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 99
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[6] 67
US Billboard 200[7] 200

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref
Worldwide December 23, 2016 (2016-12-23) Digital download [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shawn Mendes to release 'Live At Madison Square Garden' Album". AXS. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Shawn Mendes Gifts Fans Early: 'Live at Madison Square Garden' Coming Friday". Billboard. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  3. ^ Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "Live at Madison Square Garden - Shawn Mendes". AllMusic. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "Live at Madison Square Garden". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Shawn Mendes – LIVE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Shawn Mendes – LIVE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "Shawn Mendes Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "Live at Madison Square Gardens". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 7 June 2017.