Adele fans won't be seeing the British singer unfurl her tales of heartbreak in person anytime soon, as the 23-year-old is in the middle of "an extended rest period" due to a hemorrhaged vocal chord. In the meantime, Adele's live show will be captured in "Live At The Royal Albert Hall," a concert CD/DVD due out Nov. 29 on XL/Columbia Records.
The DVD and Blu Ray will include Adele's full 90-minute performance from her Sept. 22 show at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The accompanying 17-track album features a mix of the singer's "19" and "21" hits, as well as covers of Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" and The Steeldrivers' "If It Hadn't Been For Love."
November has become a crowded month for live Blu Ray/DVD releases from female music superstars: Lady Gaga's HBO concert special, "Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden," will hit stores on Nov. 21, and Taylor Swift will issue a 2011 tour retrospective, "Speak Now World Tour - Live," on the same day.
Vocal issues caused Adele to postpone 10 U.S. tour dates this month, a little more than a month after performing her ballad "Someone Like You" on the MTV Video Music Awards and sending that song to No. 1 on the Hot 100. "My voice is weak and i need to build it back up," she wrote on her website. "I'm gonna be starting up vocal rehab as soon as, and start building my over all stamina in my voice, body and mind."
"21," Adele's sophomore album released in February, returns to the top spot on the Billboard 200 this week, marking its 13th week at No. 1. With 4.1 million copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, "21" is easily the year's biggest-selling album, and has moved twice as many copies as the runner-up, Gaga's "Born This Way" (1.9 million).
Here is the track list for Adele's "Live At The Royal Albert Hall":
I'll Be Waiting
Don't You Remember
Set Fire To The Rain
If It Hadn't Been For Love
Take It All
Rumour Has It
Right As Rain
One & Only
I Can't Make You Love Me
Make You Feel My Love
Someone Like You
Rolling In The Deep