Portishead release remastered, expanded Roseland NYC Live for 25th anniversary

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Today is the 25th anniversary of Portishead‘s acclaimed live album, Rosleland NYC Live, which was originally released in 1998. Today, for its anniversary, the band has released a newly remastered and expanded edition of the album to streaming services, which includes “Undenied” and “Numb,” which were included on its accompanying concert film but weren’t on the original album, in addition to the full-length performance of “Western Eyes.” The band plans to release the remastered and expanded version of the album on 2xLP vinyl and CD. Details “to follow shortly,” according to the band’s social media. Hear the album in full below.

“I’ve always held the memory of this show which we played before our second album was released,” said Portishead’s Adrian Utley in a statement. “This was the first time an audience had heard the new tunes and it was put together to launch [our second album]. Great care was taken over the orchestrations and look of the filming. It preceded a year long world tour for us. Recorded and filmed in the legendary Roseland Ballroom in New York which unfortunately doesn’t exist any more.”

Roseland NYC Live is featured on our list of the 50 Best Live Albums. Also, read our Treble 100 feature on Portishead’s Dummy.

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