Label: Virgin / DFA
The London sessions is a unique `john peel session style' nine-track encapsulation of one of today's most acclaimed acts in perhaps their rawest and most original recordings to date. The session itself was recorded in one day at the pool/Miloco studios in south London on June 29th 2010, in the week following this year's triumphant Glastonbury performance. It was locked in order to record tracks for dissemination across the globe through the medium of contemporary rock radio; fans of LCD SOUNDSYSTEM will know that radio sessions are something that have never been a staple of the band's career thus far because of the belief in the necessity to maintain the highest quality of all sonic recordings released into the ether. The set which spans the breadth of their career to date perfectly captures the intuitive live evolvement of LCD as a band. Here nothing is replicated with computers; everything instead is recreated in real time, tougher, looser and less clinically. It features tracks from all of their studio albums to date, as well as long lost b-side classic `yr city's a sucker' and is a must for any fan of the band. The tracks were subsequently mixed by James Murphy in NYC at DFA's plantain studio & mastered by his longtime cohort Bob Weston in Chicago.