Devin Townsend has unveiled another live clip for his new live recording.
Townsend debuts a live clip of his performance of the song ‘Why?’ Friday. Its debut comes a week ahead of the release of Townsend’s latest live recording, Order of Magnitude: Empath Live Volume 1. Additionally, the clip’s debut comes a week after Townsend debuted a teaser for the documentary that accompanies the live performance in its Blu-ray presentation.
The ‘Why?’ live clip is the third from Order of Magnitude: Empath Live Volume 1 and is one of the most comical moments from the performance, highlighting Townsend’s famous oftentimes light on-stage presence. It shows why he is such a favorite of fans. The clip follows the premiere of the live clips of ‘War‘ and ‘Genesis.’
Townsend talked about the latest clip and the recording in whole in prepared statement.
“So once upon a time, in a land not much different than the one we’re living in now, there used to be things called ‘concerts’ where a bunch of human beings would assemble to watch awkward performances and get s***faced on overpriced beer,” he said. “Tour managers would solve problems while simultaneously hitting on women, and musicians would complain about not being home (until getting home, where they would then complain about not being on tour). During one of these ‘tours’, I myself assembled 10 brilliant people, confident enough to play challenging material, while simultaneously acting like goofs with me onstage. This is from the upcoming Order Of Magnitude DVD, and the song is called ‘Why’.”
Kudos to Diego for being able to pull off a full symphony with only 4 limbs, and the rest of the band for not batting an eye when I presented the ideas I had for this show,” he added. “Che, Samantha, Anne and Arabella came to me and said ‘look, if we have to wear this stuff, you have to as well…’ so my Tutu was a show of solidarity with band members, but as the saying goes ‘I’ve seen better legs hanging out of a nest.’ ‘I look forward to a time where we get to do this again, but if that’s not meant to be, I loved this, so thanks to everyone involved.”
The concert featured in Order of Magnitude: Empath Live Volume 1 was recorded in December 2019 in London, UK. The concert was the penultimate show in Townsend’s tour in support of Empath. Empath was re-issued June 5 through InsideOut Music with a bonus disc and two Blu-ray discs.
The first Blu-ray features a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of Empath crafted by Townsend himself, with visuals for the entire album, plus a stereo visualizer. The second Blu-ray contains a bonus live performance titled Acoustically Inclined — Live in Leeds. the concert, captured during Townsend’s April 2019 acoustic tour, features performances of some of Townsend’s most beloved songs, such as ‘Love?,’ ‘Deadhead,’ and ‘Things Beyond Things.’
Order of Magnitude: Empath Live Volume 1 will release on a limited deluxe 2CD/Blu-ray/DVD artbook; Limited edition 2CD/DVD package; Blu-ray; gatefold 3LP/2CD vinyl box, and digital album. The Blu-ray features the noted behind-the-scenes documentary and 5.1 surround sound mix. The DVD features a 5.1 surround sound mix. Pre-orders are open now.
The recording’s track listing is noted below.
The track-listing is as follows:
9.Ain’t Never Gonna Win
14.Spirits Will Collide
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