Arcade Fire fans pumped at the prospect of a new studio album release this spring can fill the immediate void with an upcoming new two-disc DVD set. The Grammy winners will release “The Reflektor Tapes + Live at Earl's Court” in DVD and Blu-ray formats on Jan. 27 via Eagle Rock with a digital edition to follow on Feb. 17.
The set features the 2015 British documentary “The Reflektor Tapes” about the making of the Montreal indie-rocker's chart-topping 2013 studio album Reflektor on one disc along with the multi-platinum seller's June 4, 2014 concert in London at Earl's Court on the second disc. Fans are treated to a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at the creative process behind the making of Reflektor via Kahlil Joseph's insightful film, combined with the opportunity to relive memories from Arcade Fire's massive 2014 Reflektor Tour via “Live at Earl's Court.”
Initially premiering at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, “The Reflektor Tapes” offers viewers insight into the multi-Juno winner's creative process and artistry via recording sessions held in Montreal and Jamaica, as well as at an impromptu concert in Tahiti and on tour in 2014. Joseph employs band interviews, live concert footage, as well as candid clips to trace the album's genesis from its conception to its triumphant live staging during the hugely successful Reflektor Tour.
“Live at Earl's Court” captures Arcade Fire strutting their stuff on Reflektor hits like the title track, “Afterlife” and “We Exist” along with chestnuts from the past like “The Suburbs” and “Ready to Start.” Fans can get a taste of the action from a live Earl's Court performance of the album's hit title track “Reflektor” above.
Other perks include Arcade Fire's "Here Comes the Night Time" TV special, promo clips for "Reflektor" and "We Exist,” a performance of "Afterlife" at the YouTube Awards, as well as a five “Director's Cut” tracks. 'The Reflektor Tapes + Live at Earl's Court' is available for pre-order here.
Arcade Fire are currently working on their as-yet-untitled fifth studio, which will likely be released this spring. The band recently released their first new song in two years “I Give You Power” featuring Mavis Staples and have a number of 2017 headline festival appearances confirmed, including appearances at Isle of Wight and Primavera Sound. For all the latest details on Arcade Fire, click here.