LCD Soundsystem Expected to Drop Massive Box Set of Final Concert on Record Store Day

Posted February 27, 2014 by J Matthew Cobb in News

LCD Soundsystem will put full memorable MSG concert on 5-disc LP set; digital version to follow

Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy may have put an end to his rock-punk-disco band three years ago, but the band’s legacy continues to spin heads and ears. After dropping their Shut Up and Play the Hits, a rockumentary focusing on the band’s last days and their sold-out final concert at Madison Square Garden featuring Arcade Fire, fans simply couldn’t get enough.

On Record Store Day this year (April 19), the vinyl-loving Murphy will be cranking out the five-LP box set The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden, which will contain every performance from that special night. The band will also release the set digitally on May 20.

Murphy, who handled the tedious task of mixing the collection, described the lengthy and painstaking ordeal as “comedy of errors.” “The film is mixed for your eye and the record is mixed for your ears,” he told Rolling Stone magazine. “The film is mixed digitally, because you have to watch it in a theater and make little adjustments all the way through for a four-hour film, whereas the record is just mixed analog to tape, the way I normally do. But it took forever, because I’m not really on a label anymore. We had to do artwork, and I was away, and I had to get clearances for everything.”

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