The Australian alternative rock icon’s solo show at Alexandra Palace will be released as a 22-track double album, starting November 20. The set will be available on vinyl, CD and streaming services worldwide.
Before that, the Idiot prayer The concert film will be released in theaters around the world on November 5 thanks to a collaboration with Trafalgar Releasing. Cinephiles will be entitled to an extended cut, with four new performances.
Until now, the Cave’s solo concert has been available as an online event only.
For the special performance, Cave played a stripped-down piano ensemble, returning to early works by Bad Seeds, and more recent songs from his Australian Music Prize nominated Grinderman project. Ghosteen album.
Reflecting on the past few months, Cave says that the silence of the lockdown sparked “the idea of not only recording the songs, but also filming them.”
On June 19, he recounts, “Surrounded by Covid officers with tape measures and thermometers, masked gaffers and cameramen, nervous-looking technicians and buckets of hand gel, we have created something very strange and very beautiful that spoke of those uncertain times, but was in no way curved.
Cave continues: “This is the album from that film. It is a prayer in the void – alone at Alexandra Palace – a memory of a strange and precarious moment in history. I hope you like it. ”
Recorded in Ally Pally’s cavernous West Hall during the lockdown, the Cave setting was filmed by cinematographer Robbie Ryan, edited by Nick Emerson, and the audio was recorded by Dom Monks.
Tickets for the film go on sale September 10, with the exception of the United States where details will be announced in due course.
Hall of Famer ARIA and its Bad Seeds will take their show on the road for a pan-European tour in the spring and summer of 2021, which kicks off on April 10 at Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium.