LCD Soundsystem’s Electric Lady Sessions and Live Studio Albums
LCD Soundsystem released Electric Lady Sessions last Friday. The album is a live studio recording, meaning, the band played the songs together the way they would at a show, the show just happens to take place in a studio (Jimi Hendrix’s famed Electric Lady Studios).
The album captures the energy of a live performance and the evolution of the songs since they were first released — without the crummy live mix and crowd noise that often accompanies a live recording. I’d like to see more bands release recordings like this. LCD Soundsytem has done this once before with London Sessions in 2010, which I totally missed.