Live & Off the Record

Live & Off the Record

by Shakira

Overview

Buying time while she preps a follow-up to 2001's Laundry Service, Shakira released the CD/DVD combo Live & Off the Record in the spring of 2004. This is standard practice for her -- between each of her studio albums, she's released collections of remixes or live material. One of those, 2000's Unplugged, was excellent, capturing the diva on the rise and revealing another side of her musical personality. In contrast, Live & Off the Record doesn't offer any such revelations -- it captures the big-budget spectacular of her stadium shows. As such, the DVD is preferable to the CD, since it has it all: the light shows, a 90-minute program that's close to a full concert, and, of course, footage of Shakira herself, singing, playing guitar, and dancing, all of which is worthwhile for hardcore fans. On record, this same material, cut from 15 songs to ten, is enjoyable -- more so than other live albums from dance-pop divas, since Shakira sings live and the arrangements are longer and occasionally different than their studio versions -- but it's not as absorbing as the visual experience. Overall, it's not bad and it will surely be of interest to hardcore fans -- who themselves will be the only ones who have the patience to sit through the hourlong documentary on the DVD, filled with footage of Shakira touring the world and doing such fun things as blowing bubbles, getting massages, and being serenaded by a mariachi band -- but it's ultimately not much more than a stopgap release between original albums.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/30/2004
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969110928
catalogNumber: 91109

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Ojos Así
  3. Si Te Vas
  4. Ciega, Sordomuda
  5. The One
  6. Mongoose & Snake (Interlude)
  7. Back In Black
  8. Rules
  9. Inevitable
  10. Estoy Aquí
  11. Underneath Your Clothes
  12. Octavo Día
  13. Ready For the Good Times
  14. Poem to a Horse
  15. Band Introductions
  16. Objection (Tango)
  17. Whenever, Wherever
  18. Documentary Video 54:40

Disc 2

  1. Ojos Así
  2. Si Te Vas
  3. Underneath Your Clothes
  4. Ciega, Sordomuda
  5. The One
  6. Back In Black
  7. Poem To a Horse
  8. Objection (Tango)
  9. Whenever, Wherever

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shakira   Primary Artist
Tim Mitchell   Guitar,Musical Direction
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Rita Quintero   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Dan Rothchild   Bass
Albert Sterling Menendez   Keyboards
Brendan Buckley   Drums
Adam Zimmon   Guitar
Pedro Alfonso   Violin

Technical Credits

Gloria Estefan   Composer
Ramiro Aguilar   Video Director
Glen Ballard   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Lester Mendez   Composer
Tim Mitchell   Composer,Producer
Angus Young   Composer
Malcolm Young   Composer
Shakira   Composer,Producer
Dillon O'Brian   Composer
Pablo Flores   Composer
Javier Garza   Composer
Luis Fernando Ochoa   Composer
Jeff Bender   Cover Photo
Richard Wilkinson   Engineer
Dominic Morley   Engineer
Neil Tucker   Engineer
Ian Cuttler   Art Direction
Frank Carbonari   Graphic Design
Matt Vaughan   Engineer
Estefano Salgado   Composer
Richard Robson   Engineer
Dana Austin   Producer
Gonzalo Agulla   Executive Producer
José Arnal   Executive Producer
Maria P. Marulanda   Art Direction

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Live & Off the Record 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This isn't just a CD+DVD for the die-hard fans. It shows Shakira in a way that she hasn't showed to the world yet. The documentary is about Shakira's ideas about the media, about the world of music. It's not just a docu following her one day or something like that. She expresses her feelings and doubts about her life, but also the splendid moments she had. Shakira's much better live that on the record. She's just the type of artist that prefers to be on stage, not all by herself in a recording studio. I would absolutely recommend this item, and if you prefer a DVDcase, that also exists. I bought it a week ago, and i'm still exited about it. Even my friends, who aren't really fond of shaki, like it. A must have !!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love shakira, and this one have to be one of the best i have seen in a long time, she is without a doubt a great performer.