Eagle Rock Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray Morrissey 25 Live on October 22. 25 Live is a legacy concert film marking 25 years of the solo career of one of the world's most iconic and enigmatic performers.
This is the first authorized Morrissey live concert video in 9 years and it features classic tracks from across his career including "You Have Killed Me," "Let Me Kiss You," "Everyday Is Like Sunday," "Meat Is Murder," "Irish Blood, English Heart," "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris," "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side," "Alma Matters" and many more.
Shot in high definition during Morrissey's most intimate gig in decades at the Hollywood High School in Los Angeles on March 2, 2013, the film opens with fans divulging their unwavering allegiance to the singer and the unique appeal of this unusual venue – a striking contrast to the sold out arena concert at the Staples Center on the previous night. Tickets to the concert in the 1,800-seater school auditorium had sold out in 12 seconds and this now legendary concert became Morrissey's penultimate performance on the US Tour.
Bonus features on 25 Live include four exclusive tracks recorded in a studio session: "The Kid's A Looker;" "Scandinavia;" "Action Is My Middle Name" and "People Are The Same Everywhere". There's also a mini feature shot "Behind The Scenes At Hollywood High" plus also a segment entitled "Grissle Bandage Present Lord Mudslide" which features Russell Brand's introduction to the Hollywood High School show.
Featuring many classic tracks from the artist's prolific repertoire, in a setting that most fans could only dream of, Morrissey 25 Live is a fantastic career-spanning event, one that cannot be missed by fans worldwide.
1) Alma Matters
2) Ouija Board, Ouija Board
3) Irish Blood, English Heart
4) You Have Killed Me
5) November Spawned A Monster
7) You're The One For Me Fatty
8) Still Ill
9) People Are The Same Everywhere
11) That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
12) To Give Is The Reason I Live
13) Meat Is Murder
14) Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
15) Action Is My Middle Name
16) Everyday Is Like Sunday
17) I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
18) Let Me Kiss You
19) The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
And I agree, there needs to be more Blu-ray releases for eighties and nineties alternative music, from Britpop to post-punk. I hate how Blur released neither their retrospective documentary (No Distance Left to Run) nor their August 2012 concert film (Parklive) in high definition.
I would also love to see a live David Bowie Blu-ray.