Live from the Royal Albert Hall

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall
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Live album by The Killers
Released 9 November 2009
Recorded 5–6 July 2009, Royal Albert Hall
Genre Indie rock[1]
Length 78:18
Label Island
The Killers chronology
Day & Age
(2008)Day & Age2008
Live from the Royal Albert Hall
(2009)
(Red) Christmas
(2011)(Red) Christmas2011
Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Video by The Killers
Released November 9, 2009
Recorded 5–6 July 2009: Royal Albert Hall
Genre Alternative rock, post-punk revival, new wave
Length 2:40:00
Label Island
Director Dick Carruthers
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Starpulse5/5 stars[3]
IGN4.5/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[5]
Contact Music(Very Favourable)[6]
The A.V. Club(Favourable) [7]

Live from the Royal Albert Hall is a live album and DVD by American rock band The Killers. It was released on November 10, 2009 in the UK, Canada and the US.[8] The album is pulled from two nights the band performed at the Royal Albert Hall in July 2009, and also includes footage from festival dates the band headlined during the middle months of 2009.[8][9] A CD of live material accompanies the DVD as part of the package.[8] The artwork resembles the artwork for the band's third studio album, Day & Age, and was designed by artist Paul Normansell.[10]

Brandon Flowers said the decision to film the band's first live DVD at the Royal Albert Hall was because "London’s always been very good to us. They opened their arms to us before anybody else did. And Royal Albert Hall is a very iconic and special place. I grew up watching Morrissey videos that he had filmed there. So it was really exciting to be a part of it."[11]

Live from the Royal Albert Hall was nominated for Best DVD at the 2010 NME Awards.[12]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalogue #
United States November 3, 2009 Island iTunes
United Kingdom November 9, 2009 Mercury DVD/CD
United States November 10, 2009 Island DVD/CD B0013632-50 (6 02527 17740 3)
Blu-ray B0013634-59[13]

Track listings[edit]

DVD and Blu-ray disc
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Enterlude"Brandon FlowersSam's Town 
2."Human"Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, Ronnie VannucciDay & Age 
3."This Is Your Life"Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, VannucciDay & Age 
4."Somebody Told Me"Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, VannucciHot Fuss 
5."For Reasons Unknown" (extended)FlowersSam's Town 
6."The World We Live In"Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, VannucciDay & Age 
7."Joy Ride"Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, VannucciDay & Age 
8."I Can't Stay" (plus piano reprise)Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, VannucciDay & Age 
9."Bling (Confession of a King)" (extended)Flowers, StoermerSam's Town 
10."Shadowplay" (Joy Division cover)Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard SumnerSawdust 
11."Smile Like You Mean It"Flowers, StoermerHot Fuss 
12."Losing Touch"Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, VannucciDay & Age 
13."Spaceman" (extended)Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, VannucciDay & Age 
14."A Dustland Fairytale" (plus reprise)Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, VannucciDay & Age 
15."Sam's Town" (acoustic)FlowersSawdust 
16."Read My Mind"Flowers, Keuning, StoermerSam's Town 
17."Mr. Brightside"Flowers, KeuningHot Fuss 
18."All These Things That I've Done"FlowersHot Fuss 
19."Sweet Talk"Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, VannucciSawdust 
20."This River Is Wild"Flowers, StoermerSam's Town 
21."Bones"Flowers, Stoermer, VannucciSam's Town 
22."Jenny Was a Friend of Mine"Flowers, StoermerHot Fuss 
23."When You Were Young"Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, VannucciSam's Town 
24."Exitlude"FlowersSam's Town 
25."Tranquilize" (Bonus Footage Live from Oxegen Festival 2009)Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, VannucciSawdust 
26."Human" (Bonus Footage Live from Hyde Park, London)Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, VannucciDay & Age 
27."Mr. Brightside" (Bonus Footage Live from Hyde Park, London)Flowers, KeuningHot Fuss 
28."Smile Like You Mean It (50/50)" (Bonus Footage Live from V Festival 2009)Flowers, StoermerHot Fuss 
29."When You Were Young" (Bonus Footage Live from V Festival 2009)Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, VannucciSam's Town 
  • The DVD also includes behind-the-scenes footage, including interviews with crew and fans.
  • Although it was not announced by the band, they also released a Blu-ray version of the concert, although this does not include the live CD.[14]
CD
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Human"Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, Vannucci5:29
2."This Is Your Life"Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, Vannucci3:38
3."Somebody Told Me"Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, Vannucci3:21
4."The World We Live In"Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, Vannucci4:24
5."I Can't Stay" (plus piano reprise)Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, Vannucci4:51
6."Bling (Confession of a King)" (extended)Flowers, Stoermer6:28
7."Shadowplay" (Joy Division cover)Curtis, Hook, Morris, Sumner4:04
8."Smile Like You Mean It"Flowers, Stoermer4:18
9."Losing Touch"Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, Vannucci4:10
10."Spaceman" (extended)Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, Vannucci5:24
11."A Dustland Fairytale" (plus reprise)Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, Vannucci4:57
12."Sam's Town" (piano version)Flowers4:03
13."Read My Mind"Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer4:22
14."Mr. Brightside"Flowers, Keuning3:53
15."All These Things That I've Done"Flowers5:55
16."Jenny Was a Friend of Mine"Flowers, Stoermer4:27
17."When You Were Young"Flowers, Keuning, Stoermer, Vannucci4:43
Total length:78:18

Limited Edition formats[edit]

The Killers announced that they will be offering exclusive Limited Edition packages for the album.[15]

Collector's Package
  • The album in DVD/CD or Blu-ray
  • Poster promoting the original concerts
  • Poster of the band and cover art
  • 12" picture discs of "Human" and "Spaceman"
  • 7" white vinyl of "Human"
  • LP version of Day & Age
  • iPod friendly "When You Were Young" video
Fan Package
  • The album in DVD/CD or Blu-ray
  • Poster promoting the original concerts
  • iPod friendly "When You Were Young" video

Formats[edit]

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

Critical response to Live from the Royal Albert Hall was positive. Starpulse said the release was "quite possibly the best live album and video since Elvis and his 'Aloha From Hawaii' some 36 years ago. It's nothing less than rock and roll at its greatest," and gave it five stars out of five. Rolling Stone gave it four-out-of-five stars and claimed "Brandon Flowers doesn't sing: he testifies."[16] Entertainment Weekly put the DVD on its "Must List", remarking "When Brandon Flowers et al. explode into closing number "When You Were Young," and the fans start to sing (and then jump) along, it's a wonder those 138-year-old walls stay standing."[17]

Commercial[edit]

Live from the Royal Albert Hall was the 4th best selling music DVD in the UK in 2009, selling 84,000 copies in the UK in the 7 weeks following release,[18] and has gone on to sell over 505,000 units worldwide to date.[citation needed]

Album chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Certification Sales
Dutch Album Chart[19] 35 10.000+
Mexico Albums Chart[19] 5 Gold 35.000+
German Album Chart[20] 60
Spanish Album Chart[21] 42 10.000+

DVD chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Certification Sales
Brazil - ABPD[22] 7 Gold 25.000+
UK Music DVD Chart[23] 2 2x Platinum 100.000+
UK DVD Chart[24] 12 ^ ^
Irish Music DVD Chart[25] 1 Platinum 10.000+
Australian ARIA Music DVD Chart[26] 5 Platinum 15.000+
US Music DVD Chart[27][28] 1 Platinum 150.000+
Year end charts (2009) Position
UK Music DVD Chart of 2009[29] 4
Australia ARIA Music DVD Chart of 2009[30] 49

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