Daft Punk – Alive 1997 (New Vinyl)
New sealed copy. 2022 reissue on 180 gram black vinyl.
Alive 1997 is the first live album by French electronic music duo Daft Punk, released on 1 October 2001 by Virgin Records. It contains a 45-minute excerpt of a live performance recorded during Daftendirektour at Birmingham's Que Club on 8 November 1997. The album was generally positively received by critics, and peaked at number 25 on the French Albums Chart.
The album was initially released online as part of the Daft Club service. Early pressings of the Daft Punk album Discovery contained a card that would allow access to the Daft Club website containing remixes and the live recording. The Daft Club service ended in 2003. The performance at Birmingham's Que Club was considered by Daft Punk to be one of their favorite live sets at the time of its release.
Alive 1997 prominently features elements of "Daftendirekt", "Da Funk", "Rollin' & Scratchin'", "Revolution 909" and "Alive" from their Homework album. There are also prominent elements of Armand Van Helden's "Ten Minutes of Funk" remix of "Da Funk". The live performance also contains elements of what would later become the track "Short Circuit" featured in Discovery.
Alive 1997 contains the 45-minute excerpt as a continuous track. The physical releases contain no tracklisting. The CD and vinyl packaging included a set of Daft Punk stickers. The layout for the album was done by Åbäke, and the photography by Serge Paulet. In 2022, the album was reissued for the 25th anniversary of Homework.
A Alive 1997 (Part 1)
B Alive 1997 (Part 2)