Saturday, August 02, 2008

[P] Portishead live at La musicale

Maybe one of my many wise and insightful readers could explain why someone whose main musical passions are for keyboard and chamber music from Bach to Schubert (especially Schubert) should be so smitten with Portishead. Well, an odd conjunction perhaps, but there it is.

Anyway, for other enthusiasts, here's a really rather stunning series of live performances, recently recorded for French TV in front of a small (and, hooray, during songs, silent) audience. You can watch the videos in high quality too.

  1. Silence
  2. Hunter
  3. Mysterons
  4. The Rip
  5. Magic Doors
  6. Wandering Stars
  7. Machine Gun
  8. Nylon Smile
  9. Threads
  10. Roads
  11. We Carry On
Beth at her best? Enjoy!


Duncan Watson said...

Presumably you're aware of the recording of their live performance with orchestra?

Peter Smith said...

Oh yes! The Live at Roseland NYC disc is surely one of the all-time great discs! And the DVD (which anyone can now see, illegally ripped onto YouTube) is fine too. Though the high point of the CD, the stunning Sour Times with Beth absolutely losing it and screaming "Nobody loves me ..." in a way that send shivers down your spine every time, is sadly replaced with a much tamer version on the DVD.