Live from Metropolis Studios

Live from Metropolis Studios

by Public Enemy


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Recorded live in a studio in a suburb of London, Live from the Metropolis Studios appeared just a few months after Public Enemy's muscular 2015 studio effort Man Plans, God Laughs, so there's nothing from that album here. That said, this double-disc live album -- which is accompanied by a longer home video release, including a documentary -- isn't fixated on the past. To be sure, PE thread in their big hits -- "911 Is a Joke" and "Welcome to the Terrordome" come early, "Night of the Living Baseheads" and "Fight the Power" show up later -- but there are sharp selections from deep in the catalog (including the title track to Spike Lee's "He Got Game"), and the proceedings conclude with "Harder Than You Think," the 2007 single that became their biggest-ever hit in the U.K. What impresses is both the depth of the songbook plus the vigorous, sinewy attack. As they bear down on their 30th anniversary, Public Enemy may no longer sound like young men but they're canny, muscled survivors, a group intent to preach thegospel until they die with their boots on.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2015
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0602547228840
catalogNumber: 4722884
Rank: 238895

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Public Enemy   Primary Artist
Chuck D   Group Member
Davy DMX   Guest Appearance
Flavor Flav   Group Member
DJ Lord   Guest Appearance
Khari Wynn   Guest Appearance
Pop Diesel S1W   Guest Appearance
James Bomb   Guest Appearance
T-Bone Motta   Guest Appearance
Brother Mike   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Steve Stills   Composer
Ed Barton   Camera Operator
Chuck D   Composer
Cerwin Depper   Composer
Gary G-Wiz   Composer
Stuart Robertz   Composer
Keith Shocklee   Composer
Hank Shocklee   Composer
Eric Sadler   Composer
Carlton Ridenhour   Composer
Norman Lee Rogers   Composer
Luke Smith   Producer
William Drayton   Composer
Jason Tregoe Newman   Composer
Dan Massie   Camera Operator
Brent Dixon   Composer
Roger McNair   Composer
Xavier Stephenson   Engineer
Luquantumleap   Composer
Ian Brenchley   Executive Producer
Pacal Alejandro Bayley   Composer
Gary Rinaldo   Composer,Management
Sam Wheat   Live Mixing
Mark Sunderland   Live Sound
Ramy Dance   Director,Camera Operator
Richard Osbourne   Authoring
Greg Johnson   Management
Matt Posner   Producer
Ben Coughlan   Director
Frederic Cook   Colorist
Christopher John Moss   Composer
Jonny Epstein   Artwork,Layout
Sy Turnbull   Camera Operator
Sam Saville   Monitor Engineer
Murray Gibb   Camera Operator

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