On 27 January 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment release “The Reflektor Tapes” by Arcade Fire released on 2 disc DVD and 2 disc Blu-ray [Cat Nos. EREDV1272, ERBRD5319 respectively]. Details regarding Digital Video release to follow. “The Reflektor Tapes” is a visually stunning and hypnotic documentary about the making of Arcade Fire’s hugely successful 2013 studio album “Reflektor” by director Kahlil Joseph (who also directed Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” film). The “Reflektor” album itself claimed the No.1 position in the UK charts and was indeed a global hit. As well as the film, this release also includes a stunning full live show which includes: Reflektor, No Cars Go, Rebellion (Lies), Neighborhood # 3 (Power Out), The Suburbs, Wake Up, Afterlife, Ready To Start and many more.
“The Reflektor Tapes” received its premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. This compelling and illuminating documentary captures recording sessions, live performances and the band’s time in Haiti, a country with which they have a long-standing relationship. The second disc in the set features Arcade Fire’s full length live concert from Earl’s Court in London on 6th June 2014, filmed of course during the “Reflektor” tour, which perfectly complements the documentary. “The Reflektor Tapes” offers over four hours of entertainment.
Disc One – The Reflektor Tapes (documentary)
Disc Two – Live At Earl’s Court: 1) Reflektor 2) Flashbulb Eyes 3) Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) 4) Rebellion (Lies) 5) Joan Of Arc 6) Rococo 7) The Suburbs 8) Ready To Start 9) Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) 10) Neighborhood #2 (Laika) 11) No Cars Go 12) Haiti 13) We Exist 14) My Body Is A Cage 15) Afterlife 16) It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus) 17) Sprawl II 18) Normal Person 19) Here Comes The Night Time 20) Wake Up
As well as the film and the live concert, this release also comes packed with extensive bonus features offering alternate versions of key tracks:
Disc One – Here Comes The Night Time Special / Promo Videos: (1) Reflektor (2) We Exist (3) Afterlife / Afterlife from YouTube Awards
Disc Two – Director’s Cut Tracks: (1) Flashbulb Eyes (2) Here Comes The Night Time (3) Reflektor (4) Sprawl II (5) The Suburbs
“The Reflektor Tapes” is a must for all fans of Arcade Fire, capturing not only the creative process that lay behind this hugely important and compelling album, but also the magic on stage as the band perform it live. Unmissable.