Price: £15.49
Format: cd/dvd
Artist: Haken
Availability: 22-06-2018
CatNo: 19075848572
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Haken L-1VE cd_dvd
Following the band's much-acclaimed fourth studio album Affinity, L-1VE is Haken’s first ever live album. 
 
Recorded and filmed on the 13th April 2017, at the Melkweg venue in Amsterdam, L-1VE represents the band’s first ever live document and includes tracks from across the bands discography.
 
The band comments: “The release of official live material is a project that is long overdue and we know our existing fans have been crying out for this for some time now. It is largely due to the will of the people that the idea of this project became a reality. Both the band and the label were inundated with emails requesting a live release in some shape or form, and it was actually rather flattering, so giving the people what they wanted just felt like the right thing to do”
 
 The setlist focussed heavily on their 2 most recent critically acclaimed albums Affinity (2016) and The Mountain (2013) with a 22 minute encore of the title track from Visions (2011). However, the centrepiece of the album has to be Aquamedley, which sees the band celebrating and performing excerpts from their debut album Aquarius (2010) - a story of a mermaid born into a corrupt human world.
 
2CD/2DVD in digipak. The DVD includes 4 bonus tracks filmed at ProgPower USA 2016, that also includes Mike Portnoy’s cameo appearance on gong, and all of the official videos from the Affinity album. 
 
The live audio was mixed by Jerry Guidroz, known for his work with Neal Morse and Winery Dogs.
 
The DVDs are NTSC 16:9, Region 0, 16/48 PCM Stereo, Dolby AC3 5.1 Surround.
 
All pre-orders come with a special 'VHS design' postcard.
 
CD 1 - Live in Amsterdam 2017
 
1. affinity.exe/Initiate (6:00)
2. In Memoriam (4:42)
3. 1985 (9:21)
4. Red Giant (6:3)
5. Aquamedley (22:26)
 
CD 2 - Live in Amsterdam 2017
 
1. As Death Embraces (3:50)
2. Atlas Stone (7:12)
3. Cockroach King (8:17)
4. The Architect (15:59)
5. The Endless Knot (6:34)
6. Visions (23:34)
 
DVD 1 - Live in Amsterdam 2017
 
1. affinity.exe/Initiate (6:00)
2. In Memoriam (4:42)
3. 1985 (9:21)
4. Red Giant (6:3)
5. Aquamedley (22:26)
6. As Death Embraces (3:50)
7. Atlas Stone (7:12)
8. Cockroach King (8:17)
9. The Architect (15:59)
10. The Endless Knot (6:34)
11. Visions (23:34)
 
DVD 2
 
Live at Prog Power 2016
 
1. Falling Back to Earth (12:10)
2. Earthrise (5:08)
3. Pareidolia (10:20)
4. Crystallised (20:14)
 
Official Videos
 
5. Initiate (4:16)
6. Earthrise (4:48)
7. Lapse (4:44)