Adele is finally officially releasing a live album and DVD!
Adele has had a massive year, with the biggest album of the year, 21. She rose from an indie-underground sweetheart to a world-wide phenomenon, garnering acclaim from absolutely everyone.
The release features a full 90 minute concert recorded at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London. All her hits will be included, as well as her marvelous covers of Bonnie Raitt‘s “If I Can’t Make You Love Me” and The Steeldrivers“If It Hadn’t Been For Love”.
Of course there will be additional backstage footage, hopefully capturing Adele’s candid sense of humor and personality.
Here’s an unofficial sneak peak at “Someone Like You”:
Prior to this release, there have only been a smattering of official live releases from Adele, including a limited re-release of 19 which had her whole Hotel Cafe set (which was fantastic to witness live), as well as two iTunes Live EPs (iTunes London 2011 video).
I’ve been fortunate to have seen Adele perform three times in the past four years – and it’s definitely a treat. This CD/DVD will not compare to experiencing the power of her voice, but it’ll serve as a fantastic reminder of the nights, and possibly a consultation to those who were not able to attend shows that were cancelled or rescheduled.
What a way to cap off a massive year for Adele! Well done!