DJ Shadow - Live In Manchester

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DJ Shadow has shared footage from his new album and film, Live In Manchester: The Mountain Has Fallen Tour

The film was recorded at a sold out show at Albert Hall in Manchester, England in October 2017, towards the end of Shadow's most ambitious, extensive worldwide tour ever, and finds the producer blasting through a career-spanning set. 

The news follows the recent announcement of DJ Shadow’s podcast, DJ Shadow Presents Find, Share, Rewind, broadcast on Manchester-based radio station and music platform, MCR Live.  The first episode hit number 1 in Apple's music podcasts chart, and episodes broadcast so far are available here.    

A Note From DJ Shadow about Live In Manchester: The Mountain Has Fallen Tour

It's been a long road since In Tune And On Time (my first live album, recorded in 2002), and the show has evolved in numerous profound ways. Back then, displaying visuals was an emerging and challenging concept, especially for a DJ on a budget. The projectors were dim and heavy, and HD was a distant pipe dream. CD turntables had just come out, but vinyl was still king...Serato and Ableton Live weren't quite ready for prime time. Yet despite all of the technological advances, a successful DJ Shadow show has always come down to the same important concept: represent the music well. Give the program some motion, let things build. Play the "hits," but also the sleepers people might have missed. Don't dwell on the past, but don't indulge exclusively in the new...represent all eras and styles equally. And, just as important, make the visuals more than just wallpaper...use them to enhance and amplify the emotional resonance of the music. These are always my goals, and to varying degrees, I've been proud of all of my shows. Nonetheless, it's taken 16 years to release another live album; and if I'm honest with myself, I think it's because I finally feel as though I got it right (or as close as I'm ever likely to get).

With gratitude, DJ Shadow  

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