Daft Punk’s June 14, 2007, show in its Paris hometown forms the basis of “Alive 2007,” due this wek via Capitol. The album will be available as a single-disc set or a two-disc edition that features the encore and a 50-page book.
Music from the group’s three studio albums is sliced and diced on the album, which chronicles Daft Punk’s acclaimed summer tour. The outing has been described as one of the best live presentations of electronic music tours of all time.
“The thing we focused on is what you get out of the show: an intense experience of music, lights and robots, with a thin line between fiction and reality,” Daft Punk principal Thomas Bangalter says. “That is really the concept of this tour, which was not the concept of the stuff we were doing 10 years ago.”
Still, amid Daft Punk mania, Bangalter and de Homem-Christo are being careful to retain the mystique they’ve worked so hard to build. For one, despite the overwhelming visual aspect of the recent tour, there will not be a live DVD to accompany “Alive 2007.” (“That’s the way we want to leave it right now,” Bangalter says). For another, the pair won’t put a timetable on when it will play more shows or return to the studio to begin work on a fourth album.