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Demon Days Live at the Manchester Opera House (also known as Demon Days LIVE) is a recording of the Gorillaz live performance of their 2005 album, Demon Days. The performance took place on 5 November 2005 at the Manchester Opera House in Manchester, England.[1] Along with the live recording of the concert, the DVD also features the visual animations used during the performance.

Personnel[]

Guest collaborators and additional musicians[]

  • Wayne Hernandez - choral director, back vocals
  • Sharlene Hector - back vocals
  • Rosie Wilson - back vocals, vocals on DARE
  • Wendi Rose - back vocals
  • Aaron Sokell - back vocals
  • Demon Days Strings
    • Isabelle Dunn - cello
    • Dan Keane - cello
    • Emma Smith - bass
    • Amanda Drummond - viola
    • Nina Kapinsky - viola
    • Antonia Pagulatos - violin
    • Sally Jackson - violin
  • Royal Northern College of Music
    • Simon Gilks - violin
    • Holly Maleham - violin
    • Zoe Colman - violin
    • Jennifer Berman - violin
    • Kirsty Mangan - violin
    • Gary Pomeroy - viola
    • Deborah Chandler - cello
  • Neneh Cherry - vocals on Kids With Guns
  • Bootie Brown - rap on Dirty Harry
  • Parklands School & Newall Green School childrens choir - vocals on Dirty Harry
  • De La Soul - rap on Feel Good Inc.
  • Ike Turner - piano on Every Planet We Reach Is Dead
  • MF DOOM - rap on November Has Come (archive footage)
  • Roots Manuva - rap on All Alone
  • Martina Topley-Bird - vocals on All Alone
  • Manchester Gospel Choir - gospel choir on White Light, Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head, Don't Get Lost In Heaven & Demon Days
  • Shaun Ryder - vocals on DARE
  • Dennis Hopper - spoken word on Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head
  • Zeng Zhen - guzheng on Hong Kong
  • Ibrahim Ferrer - vocals on Latin Simone (¿Qué Pasa Contigo?) (archive footage)

Release dates[]

  • AUSTRALIA: 26/03/2006
  • UK/EUROPE: 27/03/2006
  • JAPAN: 29/03/2006
  • US: 04/04/2006

Track listing[]

DVD & Digital
No. Title Length
1. 'Intro'   1:11
2. 'Last Living Souls'   3:21
3. 'Kids With Guns'   4:04
4. 'O Green World' (feat. Neneh Cherry) 5:17
5. 'Dirty Harry' (feat. Bootie Brown, The Children's Choir From Newall Green School & The Children's Choir From Parklands School) 4:00
6. 'Feel Good Inc.' (feat. De La Soul) 3:56
7. 'El Mañana'   4:07
8. 'Every Planet We Reach Is Dead' (feat. Ike Turner) 5:30
9. 'November Has Come' (feat. MF DOOM) 2:58
10. 'All Alone' (feat. Roots Manuva & Martina Topley-Bird) 3:52
11. 'White Light' (feat. Manchester Gospel Choir) 2:26
12. 'DARE' (feat. Shaun Ryder & Roses Gabor) 4:38
13. 'Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head' (feat. Dennis Hopper & Manchester Gospel Choir) 3:32
14. 'Don't Get Lost In Heaven' (feat. Manchester Gospel Choir) 2:07
15. 'Demon Days' (feat. Manchester Gospel Choir) 4:52
16. 'Hong Kong' (feat. Zeng Zhen) 6:37
17. 'Latin Simone (¿Qué Pasa Contigo?)' (feat. Ibrahim Ferrer) 3:53
Total length:
1:06:21

Additional Songs[]

Aside from the live versions of the entire Demon Days album, two additional songs were feature in the concert; a live version of Hong Kong and an instrumental performance of Latin Simone (¿Que Pasa Contigo?) accompanied by in-studio recordings of Ibrahim Ferrer. Latin Simone was featured as tribute to Ibrahim, who passed away the August prior to the concert of multiple organ failure at the age of 78.

Versions[]

There are two versions of the DVD; the Standard edition and Deluxe edition. However, both versions of the DVD feature the same digital content.

Standard Edition[]

Gorillaz - Demon Days Live - DVD

The Standard edition disc.

There are two different versions of the DVD that were released; a Standard edition and a Deluxe edition. The Standard edition consists of the disc and the disc box.

Deluxe Edition[]

Demon Days Live - Deluxe DVD

The Deluxe edition disc.

The Deluxe edition features a jewel case for the DVD, an extended booklet, and a black-and-white colored design on the disc instead of the standard red-and-black design.


Digital Album[]

On 25th November 2011, an audio only album of the show was released exclusively on Spotify.[2]

Live Show[]

Gorillaz_Live_at_Manchester_Opera_House_(Full_Show)

Gorillaz Live at Manchester Opera House (Full Show)

Trivia[]

  • Chinese edition excludes 'Intro', 'Kids With Guns', 'O Green World', 'White Light' and 'Hong Kong'.
  • During the live performance, a puppet version of 2-D and Murdoc, created by The Jim Henson CompanyW, sat on the private balcony of the opera house where they made commentaries and comedic banter in between each song performance as well as host the live stream of the concert featured on MSN Music. The two puppets were inspired by the characters, Statler and WaldorfW from The MuppetsW.
  • For unknown reasons, the 2-D and Murdoc puppets are never acknowledged in the DVD, however, they can be briefly seen in some panning camera shots either laughing or having popcorn fights. In addition, footage of the puppet duo and their antics at the concert were not featured on any Gorillaz DVD until the release of the Phase Two: Slowboat To Hades DVD. It is also worth noting that what footage of them present at the concert is completely different from the segments featured as part of the MSN Music stream. The reason as to why the footage of the puppets was not featured with any other official pieces of the band's media is unknown. One theory is that the recorded segments of the puppets were actually from the live performance at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
  • During the performance of "All Alone", Roots Manuva stumbled on most of his verses which he substituted with "clicks" to avoid throwing off the tempo of the song or halting it altogether. Roots Manuva received a reasonable amount of criticism for his performance during the concert as it was the one being recorded for the DVD release.
  • During the credits, the microphones for the concert were left active while audience members exited the building. Turning up the audio volume loud enough, individual conversations and chatter amongst the crowd can clearly be heard.

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