The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden

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The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden
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Live album by LCD Soundsystem
Released April 19, 2014 (2014-04-19)
Recorded April 2, 2011
Venue
Genre
Length 188:00
Label
Producer James Murphy
LCD Soundsystem chronology
London Sessions
(2010)London Sessions2010
The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden
(2014)
American Dream
(2017)American Dream2017
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
The 405 8/10[2]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
The Line of Best Fit 8.5/10 stars[4]
Mojo (6/10)[5]
Pitchfork 8.1/10[6]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[7]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]

The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden (stylized as the long goodbye (lcd soundsystem live at madison square garden)) is a live album by the New York City dance-punk band LCD Soundsystem. It is a near-unedited live record, comprising what was billed at the time as their "final" show, held at Madison Square Garden in 2011. Like the show, the record runs approximately three hours and presents 28 songs divided into five LPs. The record follows the live in studio record London Sessions, also from 2011.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Dance Yrself Clean" 9:48
2. "Drunk Girls" 3:40
3. "I Can Change" 6:23
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Time to Get Away" 4:08
2. "Get Innocuous!" 6:53
3. "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House" 5:15
4. "Too Much Love" 4:42
Side C
No. Title Length
1. "All My Friends" 7:20
2. "Tired/Heart of the Sunrise" 2:58
3. "45:33" (part 1) 1:50
4. "45:33" (part 2) 4:58
Side D
No. Title Length
1. "Sound of Silver" 4:58
2. "45:33" (part 4) 10:25
3. "45:33" (parts 5 and 6) 9:22
Side E
No. Title Length
1. "Freak Out/Starry Eyes" 10:25
2. "Us V Them" 9:21
Side F
No. Title Length
1. "North American Scum" (featuring Arcade Fire) 5:20
2. "Bye Bye Bayou" 4:42
Side G
No. Title Length
1. "You Wanted a Hit" 7:47
2. "Tribulations" 4:51
3. "Movement" 4:16
Side H
No. Title Length
1. "Yeah (Crass Version)" 12:35
2. "Someone Great" 6:32
Side I
No. Title Length
1. "Losing My Edge" 8:48
2. "Home" 7:07
3. "All I Want" 5:54
Side J
No. Title Length
1. "Jump Into the Fire" 7:16
2. "New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down" 9:55

Personnel[edit]

LCD Soundsystem

  • James Murphy – vocals, percussion, synthesizer, organ, keyboards, piano, kalimba
  • Tyler Pope – bass, samples, synthesizer, percussion, organ
  • Pat Mahoney – drums, synth pads, vocals
  • Nancy Whang – synthesizer, vocals, piano, organ, samples, Wurlitzer
  • Gavin Russom – synthesizer, percussion, piano, Wurlitzer, clavinet, vocals, vocoder
  • Matthew Thornley – guitar, percussion, percussion [electronic percussion], bass, synthesizer, electric piano, samples
  • Al Doyle – guitar, vocals, percussion, synthesizer, bass, clavinet, trumpet, organ, glockenspiel

Additional musicians

  • David Scott Stone – guitar
  • Phil Mossman – guitar, vocals
  • Trevor Sellers – piano
  • Colin Stetson – saxophone
  • Carter Yasutake – trumpet
  • Kelly Pratt – trumpet
  • Nick Roseboro – trumpet
  • Janine Rostron – vocals
  • Lizzy Yoder – vocals
  • Shannon Funchess – vocals
  • Tiffany Roth – vocals

Production

  • Bob Weston – mastering
  • James Murphy – producer, mixing
  • Matthew Thornley – mix engineer
  • Gunnar Bjerk – mix engineer, programming
  • Colt Steele – mix assistant
  • Josh Harris – mix assistant
  • Matthew Shaw – mix assistant
  • Nelson Nuñez – mix assistant
  • Christina Moon – recording
  • Steve Revitte – recording
  • Michael Vadino – art direction, design, photography
  • Ruvan Wijesooriya – photography
  • Vivan Thi Tang – photography

References[edit]