I had no idea, how exciting :D
I got one of those package deals on pre-order, still waiting...
for a few weeks now. It's actually fucking awesome. Live albums are usually pretty dire in my opinion - but they've done a fantastic job of getting the mix right, and the setlist is spot on. Mogwai Fear Satan never gets any less magnificent.
Burning is bloody brilliant too - only criticism is that I wish it was a bit longer.
I think Pitchfork gave the package 8.2. Dis review soon?
I've done the DiS review - should be up any day now...
you can stream it here:
you can go and get your signed copy from Monorail. Which is awesome for two reasons;
1- You have a signed copy of a Mogwai release.
2- You have given Stephen Pastel your money rather than HMV or something.
Rather good it was too.
And I was just getting ready to call it a night. I guess will be able to watch Burning on my iPod?
I think Burning will be the most boring thing on earth though. I think I'd rather watch footage of Mogwai recorded by somebody standing with a camera at the side of the stage or something rather than a load of arty farty nonsense.
I really like the film (which I didn't expect) - the tracklist is different and I think better than on the CD.
Fear Satan is awesome throughout though (on the CD and two different versions on the DVD). I think the moments just before and just after the final quiet/loud transition are amongst my favourite ever in live music, and this comes across well.
Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home
New Paths To Helicon Pt 1
Thank You Space Expert
There seems to be a general consensus that those of us who pre-ordered Special Moves via Mogwai's website have received our downloads without too much hassle, but I've yet to find anyone who ordered 'direct' and has received the physical boxset.
I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who has received their boxset (again, can I restate that I'm only interested in folks who ordered via Mogwai's website) as there appears to be major distribution issues at present.
DiS review here: http://drownedinsound.com/releases/15617/reviews/4140829
Government Commissions, do I NEED this one as well?
But Burning/Special Moves has MFS on it thus you need it