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EXTREME to release Live DVD and CD
Here's the press release from the band:
Frontiers Records to release the new EXTREME Live DVD and CD
âTAKE US ALIVEâ WILL BE RELEASED APRIL 23rd IN EUROPE & MAY 4TH IN THE USA
Â Napoli (March 8, 2010) â EXTREME is releasing their âTake Us Aliveâ live CD and DVD on Frontiers Records world-wide April 23rd in Europe & May 4th In USA. In 2008, following a 13 year hiatus, the band returned to the stage for their âTake Us Aliveâ world tour, which encompassed 75 cities and multiple continents in support of their new and groundbreaking record, Saudades de Rock.
This recording captures EXTREME at the peak of their game with a renewed enthusiasm led by Gary Cheroneâs spellbinding stage performance and powerful vocals, Nuno Bettencourtâs ferocious guitar, Pat Badgerâs flawless bass and Kevin Figueiredoâs pounding drums not to mention the Extreme trademark, spot on, back up vocals.
This brilliant performance was recorded on the last night of their tour at the House of Blues August 8, 2009 in EXTREMEâs hometown of Boston, MA .Â âWe wanted to do something really special for our hometown fans that were there for us since the beginningâ¦ the club days,â states Nuno.Â âIt was the last night of the tour and we couldnât think of a better way to celebrate than by bringing it back to where it all startedâ¦ Boston.â
The concert showcases material from all 5 EXTREME albums and exhibits the bands broad stylistic abilities. Features include a blistering rendition of the Zeppelin-minded âComfortably Dumb,â the scorching âPlay With Me,â the funked-up âCupidâs Deadâ as well as the anthemic âGet The Funk Out.â Songs like their #1 hit âMore Than Wordsâ and the top 5 âHole Hearted,â highlight the crowds enthusiasm and loyal support their fan base has had for this beloved foursome. âAs much as we enjoy recording, for me, Iâve always loved playing live for the fans,â Cherone says. âWe couldnât wait to get out there and play for our fans.â
The DVD will contain 4 unreleased bonus videos from their latest record Saudades de Rock. Videos include the songs âKing of the Ladiesâ, âInterfaceâ, âRunâ and âGhost.â The videos were produced by Nuno Bettencourt. âThis DVD/CD is a culmination of all the years we played together and the chemistry the four of us put out live,â explains Bettencourt.Â
Concert Track Listing
Decadence Dance, Comfortably Dumb, Rest in Peace, It ('s a Monster), Star, Tell me Something I Donât Know, Medley - Kid Ego - Little Girls -Teachers Pet, Play With Me, Midnight Express, More Than Words, Ghost, Cupidâs Dead, Take us Alive, Flight of the Wounded Bumblebee, Get the Funk Out, Am I Ever Gonna Change, Hole Hearted.Â
Bonus Music Videos (DVD only)
King of the Ladies, Interface, Run, Ghost
Â About EXTREME:
To date, the Grammy-nominated EXTREME have released five albums, plus a greatest hits setâselling over 10 million records worldwide. They also achieved a #1 hit single, âMore Than Wordsââfrom their 1990 multi-platinum album Extreme II: Pornograffittiâon the Billboard Hot 100, which they followed with the Top Five âHole Hearted.âÂ Although these two acoustic hits brought the band great mainstream success, the bandâs trademark sound has always been more a mix of hard rock funkâfueled by guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourtâs signature style, Gary Cheroneâs resonant vocals and socially conscious lyrics, Pat Badgerâs rock solid bass, and the hard hitting Kevin Figueiredo on drums.