Live from London (The Pussycat Dolls album)

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Live from London
PCD Live From London Cover.jpg
Live album by The Pussycat Dolls
ReleasedDecember 1, 2006 (2006-12-01)
RecordedJune 26, 2006; Windsor Racecourse (London, UK)
Genre
LabelA&M
Director
  • Jeff Gripe
  • Ginger Ramsey-Grippe
Producer
The Pussycat Dolls chronology
PCD
(2005)
Live from London
(2006)
Doll Domination
(2008)
The Pussycat Dolls video chronology
Live from London
(2006)

Live From London is the first live album by American girl group The Pussycat Dolls. It was directed by Jeff Gripe and Ginger Ramsey-Grippe, and was executively produced by Ron Fair and Jimmy Iovine. It was first released on December 1, 2006 by A&M Records. The DVD features their concert at Windsor Racecourse in London, United Kingdom, as part of the Vodafone TBA secret gigs. It also features six music videos, backstage footage and candid interviews with each member.

Live From London debuted within the top twenty on three national music video charts. The DVD was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association and Music Canada. It was also certified gold by the Brazilian Association of Record Producers and the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.

Background and development[edit]

Live from London was filmed at Windsor Racecourse, London, as part of the Vodafone secret gigs. Most of the songs on Live from London originate from their debut album PCD, but it also contains an interlude titled "Show Me What You Got" which was written by Nicole Scherzinger and Jamal Jones where they engage in a sing-song dance game whilst individually introducing themselves and their talents at hand.[1]

Reception[edit]

Kevin Courtney of the Irish Times gave Live from London two out of five stars critisizing the stage for being "tatty, amateur and, questionably, overtly sexually provocative."[2]

Commercially Live from London debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard Music Video Sales chart which was also its peak.[3] In Australia, Live from London debuted and peaked at number 13 on the Australian Music DVD Chart and was accredited gold certification by the Australian Recording Industry Association for shipments of 7,500 copies.[4] The following year the DVD was certified platinum for shipments of 15,000 copies.[5] Additionally, in 2009, it peaked at number 12 on the Czech Music DVD Chart.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Live from London
No.TitleWriter(s)Director(s)Length
1."Buttons" (live show) 3:54
2."Beep" (live show; featuring will.i.am) 5:53
3."I Don't Need a Man" (live show)
 4:34
4."Feeling Good" (live show) 1:55
5."Stickwitu" (live show)
 4:17
6."Show Me What You Got (Interlude)" (live show)
  • Scherzinger
  • Jones
 2:07
7."Wait a Minute" (live show; featuring Timbaland) 3:10
8."Don't Cha" (live show) 4:51
9."Don't Cha" (music video; featuring Busta Rhymes) Paul Hunter4:44
10."Stickwitu" (music video) Nigel Dick3:34
11."Beep" (music video; featuring will.i.am) Benny Boom4:09
12."Buttons" (music video; featuring Snoop Dogg) Francis Lawrence3:58
13."I Don't Need a Man" (music video) Chris Applebaum3:41
14."Wait a Minute" (music video; featuring Timbaland) Marc Webb3:52
15."Beep" (Behind the Scenes)  2:01
16."Buttons" (Behind the Scenes)  4:02
17."Meet The Dolls - Nicole"  2:17
18."Meet The Dolls - Kimberly"  2:03
19."Meet The Dolls - Melody"  1:43
20."Meet The Dolls - Jessica"  2:02
21."Meet The Dolls - Ashley"  1:53
22."Meet The Dolls - Carmit"  1:51
23."The Rise of The Dolls"  2:57
24."PCD The Music"  4:28
25."Don't Cha" (Karaoke version)  4:37

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australian Music DVD Chart[4] 13
Czech Music DVD Chart[6] 20
US Music Video Sales (Billboard)[3] 12

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[5] Platinum 7,500^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[7] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[8] Platinum 10,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[9] Gold 2,500^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Edited at Cut + Run, Santa Monica, California
  • Bonus content mixed at Lime Studios, Santa Monica, California

Credits adapted from album's liner notes, A&M Records.

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Germany[10] December 1, 2006 DVD Universal Music Group
Netherlands[11]
Australia[12] December 2, 2006
Sweden[13] December 4, 2006
Canada[14] December 5, 2006
United States[15] A&M Records
France[16] December 11, 2006 Universal Music Group

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://repertoire.bmi.com/title.asp?blnWriter=True&blnPublisher=True&blnArtist=True&keyID=8238067&ShowNbr=0&ShowSeqNbr=0&querytype=WorkID[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Carroll, Jim (October 7, 2018). "MUSICDVDs". Irish Times. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Music Video Sales for issue date January 5, 2013 (subscription required)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "The ARIA Report – ARIA Top 40 DVD – Week Commencing 11th December 2006" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 DVD". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-02-23.
  6. ^ a b "TOP 20 Hudební video". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  7. ^ "Brazilian DVD certifications – The Pussycat Dolls – Live From Londo" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  8. ^ "Canadian DVD certifications – The Pussycat Dolls – Live From Londo". Music Canada. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  9. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Albums". Radioscope. 17 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  10. ^ "Pussycat Dolls - Live in London; Amazon.de: Filme & TV" (in German). Amazon.com (DE). Amazon Inc. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  11. ^ "Pussycat Dolls - Pcd Live From London" (in Dutch). Bol.com. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  12. ^ "Live In London (DVD)". Sanity.com. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  13. ^ "Live From London - Musik-DVD - Pussycat Dolls - Musik" (in Swedish). cdon.se. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  14. ^ "Pussycat Dolls - Live in London; Amazon.ca: Movies & TV". Amazon.ca. Amazon Inc. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  15. ^ "Pussycat Dolls - Live in London; Amazon.com: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Amazon Inc. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  16. ^ "Pussycat Dolls - Live in London; Amazon.fr: DVD & Blu-Ray" (in French). Amazon.com (FR). Amazon Inc. Retrieved May 4, 2013.