XL Recordings is pleased to announce the release of Adele’s “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” concert film. Available on Blu-ray and DVD, the package features the entire 90 minute, 17-song set from her Sept. 22nd performance at the historic British venue.
Live At The Royal Albert Hall also includes the mini documentary: You, Me and Albert featuring behind the scenes and backstage footage shot throughout that day. The packages also contain an exclusive live CD of the entire show with a 16 page booklet.
This is the first time fans will be able to hear all of Adele’s hits and most beloved songs on one CD/DVD, including her #1 single “Rolling In The Deep”, the global smash “Someone Like You”, “Turning Tables”, her stunning covers of Bonnie Raitt’s “If I Can’t Make You Love Me” and The Steel Drivers “If It Hadn’t Been For Love”, and the track that started it all, “Chasing Pavements.”
It has been an incredible year for Adele. Her sophomore release “21” is the biggest selling album in the world this year with 12 million copies sold and counting. Touring globally in support of 21, including sold out appearances in Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver, Adele has received rave reviews for her live performances and “Live At The Royal Albert Hall”, recorded at the height of this amazing year, showcases exactly why Adele has become one of the most sought after live performers in the world.
Live acclaim for Adele
“All Adele had to do was open her mouth, and no further explanation or proof was needed as to why she is one of hottest singers of the day. Less than two weeks past her 23rd birthday, the woman legally known as Adèle Adkins regaled all ages, shapes and persuasions with the singular magnetic force of her voice and songcraft”. – Toronto Star
“Even in such a large room, Adele’s voice soared with a rich, fluid sound that filled the ACC all the way to the rafters. She was helped by the packed house, whose voices echoed back to her all night. For an artist who has become famous for singing about heartbreak, Adele sure knows how to lift a crowd. She makes sorrow look and sound like something gorgeous”. – The National Post
What Adele gave to the sold-out Greek crowd was entertainment pure and simple, the old-fashioned kind that combines humor, good cheer, honesty, drama, emotion and the occasional double-fingered gesture to punctuate the end of a song. Over the course of 16 tracks — the singer presented Los Angeles with a disarmingly open and, at times, thrilling, show”. – LA Times
21 manages to blend pop, soul, R&B and country in a masterful way, but It was clearly evident Tuesday night it’s Adele’s genuine persona and her empowering message that make her a true pop star”. Vancouver Sun
“Adele is a winning combination of awkwardness and aplomb. But as soon as she started to sing, she was fully in command of a big, supple, emotive voice, joining the lineage of British soul and pop singers like Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Alison Moyet and Annie Lennox”. – New York Times