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Christmas has come early for You Am I fans.
On the back of a hugely successful 20th anniversary concert tour in 2013 which saw the band perform seminal albums 'Hi Fi Way' and 'Hourly Daily' back to back, You Am I will once again treat fans with the release of Live Electrified. Recorded at The Enmore Theatre in July 2013, Live Electrified is a strictly limited three LP deluxe box set of the concert. The live LPs come packed in a heavy duty box accompanied by a slip-mat, badge, tour laminate, lanyard, photo book, tee shirt transfer, download card and the entire concert film on DVD. This one-off deluxe box set will be strictly limited to 1000 numbered editions only, and will not be available for re-print. All 3 albums will be available as digital downloads.
One of Australia's most beloved bands, You Am I have never been ones to do things by halves and Live Electrified is no exception. In a lengthy statement, lead singer Tim Rogers said of Live Electrified
“I was alerted, once again, to a contemporary, well-established, yearning fop of a musician (albeit one I rather enjoy) bemoaning "rock and roll music". That "four blokes with guitars and posturing. How hackneyed and old."
I cannot help but agree.
It is hackneyed and old.
Like gut laughing.
Like falling in love.
Like hatred and disdain.
“And yet why would we keep doing it? Keep employing instrumentation and forms used for decades to fling around battered and exalted forms of our emotional porridge? If I did not have the privilege of turning left, then right, then behind me and see the faces of my best friends whilst making this unholy racket, maybe I wouldn't. But I'd sure as hell dance to it. Though the songs we've written and recorded have an intentioned delicacy at times, we're excitable, and for whatever reason our limbic systems respond to our version of rock'n'roll, to live without it would render us flipping miserable.”
So we choose joy instead.
And the rest.
Thanks for giving us a life.
Live Electrified arrives just in time for Christmas and is available for pre-order here
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