Daft Punk ‎– Alive 1997

Virgin ‎– CDV2952, Virgin ‎– 724381113929, Virgin ‎– 7243 8111392 9
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Alive 1997 (45:30)
1a WDPK (Part I)
1b Da Funk
1c Rollin' And Scratchin'
1d WDPK (Part II)
1e Alive

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Subtitle on sticker: 45 minutes live in Birmingham November 1997

Recorded live in Birmingham, 8th of November 1997
All trax written and produced for Daft Life
Published by Zomba Music for world excluding France, Delabel Editions / Daft Music for France.

(P) 2001 Daft Life (C) 2001 Daft Life Ltd. under exclusive license to Virgin Records Ltd.
Made in EU.

Printed in EU.

Comes with an 12x12 cm sheet of 9 stickers.
ALIVE 1997 is a live recording from Daft Punk's DaftenDirekt Tour following the release of their debut album 'Homework'.

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  • Barcode (Text): 7 24381 11392 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724381113929
  • Label Code: 03098
  • Price Code: PM521
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): EMI UDEN 8111392 @ 1 1-1-4-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 1502
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): EMI UDEN 8111392 @ 1 1-1-2-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 15F9
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): EMI UDEN 8111392 @ 1 1-1-12-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 15F0
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): EMI UDEN 8111392 @ 1 1-1-5-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi 15BF

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V2952, 724381113912 Daft Punk Alive 1997(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V2952, 724381113912 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
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March 23, 2017
Alive 1997 is an excerpt taken from their full set during the Daftendirektour at the Burmingham Que club. It's A shame we probably wont ever get to hear the full set, but what we got is amazing! Alive 1997 is definitely one of their best works. It is an amazing listen to, and the set still holds up to live sets of today's DJ's.


November 11, 2014
edited over 6 years ago
The vinyl is getting a repress, along with Alive 2007!!!



January 27, 2012
edited over 9 years ago

I echo the thoughts of the previous reviewer. This isn't really mainstream house, it's heavily remixed, heavily manipulated, and at times its just raw beats and basslines. A very underground sound to the CD overall. There are releases like this one that get too experimental, too self-absorbed, too obnoxious and cheeky, and when that happens, it turns into utter crap. But Daft Punk manage to control themselves, they do not go overboard with the complexity, and they keep a good amount of melody in there.

Moreover, 45 minutes is the ideal length for a CD such as this one. Any shorter, and its not really a complete mix, and any longer, and it will probably become an annoying headache - I don't necessarily mean that in a bad way, but that's just the nature of the type of music being spun - it's on the harder side of house music. I'd say this is worth 5 stars because of the technical prowess that went into mixing this.


April 8, 2011
Alive 1997 has the distinct pleasure of being from a fairly mainstream group but having an almost bootleg-like underground sound to it.


March 30, 2011
There Is A Sample at Part 3 (Rollin N Scratchin part) of the song , it sampled : Never Seen Before (Acapella) by EPMD


October 18, 2004
edited over 16 years ago
I was there! The Que Club, Birmingham 1997. A converted church with 2000 capacity in the main room with stained glass windows at the back and enourmous organ pipes behind the stage. You think the roar that goes up when the main riff of 'Da Funk' kicks off is good on CD then you should been a few rows from the front. This CD was released because Daft Punk themselves reckon it was there favourite ever performance, not that youd know though, they didnt so much as look up from their keyboards allnight.
I also remember the cover version of 'French Kiss' by Lil Louis and having huge projections of all the people mentioned in 'Teachers'.
And this might be wishful thinking, but I *think* I can hear myself of the record. Listen at about 2min 43sec just before the kick of 'Da Funk' starts up, you can hear someone shout something.


March 2, 2004

I saw Daft Punk play live in 1997 and it changed my life. I know that's a corny thing to say, but it's true - up until then I thought that dance/electronic music was a basic, formulaic, repetitive load of boom-tish crap that anyone could put together 'by numbers'. But hearing what Daft Punk did to their stuff live completely blew me away. It was like having my brains picked out and put in a blender - all screaming acid noise, thumping techno, chopped-up disco melodies, warped samples, and only the occasional bit of French-style house. Beats would drop in odd places, basslines would creep up into the mix without you even noticing, tracks would disintegrate just as you figured they were getting going, and sounds would reappear 10 minutes after you thought the track had finished.

This live CD captures the balls-out, stomping, twisted madness of Daft Punk live, but it's such a tragic shame that it's only 45 minutes of the set. When it fades out in the middle of 'Alive' it makes me just want to cry. I pray that they play live again sometime in the future and pump out incredible stuff like this, and don't change their live show into a disco-house club set.