Alive 2007

Live by released in 2007
Alive 2007's tracklist:
Robot Rock / Oh Yeah
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Touch It / Technologic
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Television Rules the Nation / Crescendolls
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Too Long / Steam Machine
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Around the World / Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
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Burnin' / Too Long
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Face to Face / Short Circuit
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One More Time / Aerodynamic
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Aerodynamic Beats / Gabrielle - Forget About the World (Daft Punk remix)
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The Prime Time of Your Life / The Brainwasher / Rollin' and Scratchin' / Alive
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Da Funk / Daftendirekt
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Superheroes / Human After All / Rock'n Roll
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Alive 2007 review

The power of Daft Punk's most successful works

There should be no doubt that after the ten years of performing outside native Paris Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have been warmly welcomed at their jubilant live concert at Palais Omnisports in June 2007. It was one of those impressive shows when afterwards the viewers only remember two strangely dressed guys who made go crazy a many thousand crowd. The dance music of Daft Punk has been always standing out against the numerous albums of the genre, and the best way to make sure of it is only being present at one of its concerts which are never dull or monotonous. The recording of the performance in the native city this June is the best confirmation to it. Of course Alive 2007 lacks the visual impression that is so necessary when dealing with the unique electronic duo, but even the audio recording is so rich in the band's favorite hooks and new surprises that it is substantial enough to appreciate the power of Daft Punk's most successful works that are presented here.

The recording of historic concert Alive 2007

The tracks on the album Alive 2007 directly correspond to the way they have been performed at the concert, gradually flowing one into another. The record opens with Daft Punk's classic songs Robot Rock/Oh Yeah the first being based on one guitar chord and the second presenting something vibrating, both sound as fresh as many years ago. The inclusion of such loud tunes as Touch It/Technologic is pleasing, and one of the most impressive is combination Television Rules The Nation/Crescendolls although quite a short one, it can even shock someone with its acuteness. Track called Too Long/Steam Machine is one of the longest here and offers a changed version of the last album's song, that used to be a bit restrained and has now gained absolutely unruly energy. Another piece of old hits Around The World/Harder Better Faster Stronger is the shortest track here, preparing the listener for a continuous wild ride on Burnin'/Too Long where the bass line prevails over the robot like audio effects. Compositions Face To Face/Short Circuit have become the most danceable moments of the concert, and famous One More Time/Aerodynamic passing to Aerodynamic Beats/Forget About The World add some strange technological noises to the flow which is already all electronic. Finally after the insistent beat and broken texts of Da Funk/Daftendirekt there comes climax in the form of Superheroes/Human After All/Rock 'N' Roll, where the recording of historic concert finds its logical ending.

French electronic monsters

Original in everything it does Daft Punk has refused to release a video disc with the recording of its show sticking only to Alive 2007. As Thomas Bangalter has stated the amateur video recordings which can be found on the internet on well-known sites are much more eloquent than any licensed video version of the concert. Yet even record Alive 2007 is quite enough to feel the atmosphere that these French electronic monsters create around them. The crowd's shouting and the live sound give unforgettable emotions providing the presence effect. This concert offers everything that the audience likes so much about Daft Punk's dance music, and also unexpected DJ's hooks, new songs versions with the noises of unexplainable origin applied and many other things. Listening to Alive 2007 one unwillingly realizes why this duo has become an example for a huge number of newly formed bands, and made the genre of electronic music extremely popular. Responding to the hot welcome at their home the guys have put out strength as much as they could charging a huge amount of people with an unconceivable portion of energy the greatest part of which is definitely present on the record as well.

Alexandra Zachernovskaya (23.11.2007)
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