Placebo To Release MTV Unplugged Performance

European alternative rock band Placebo on August 19th performed an Unplugged set for MTV at London Studios in London, England. Presently, it is aimed for release on Nov 27th, 2015, just in time for the holidays. The band included several tracks from their recent album Loud Like Love, but included fan favorites from older albums like “Without You I’m Nothing”, “Every You Every Me” and “Slave to the Wage”. The album is available for pre-order here and includes several combos and denominations, including a Super Deluxe Edition Bundle (includes) 32 page booklet + t-shirt), Super Deluxe Edition (includes 32 page booklet), DVD and BluRay editions of the concert, CD and double vinyl editions and digital download formats.

Recently, reporting on Frances Bean Cobain’s thoughts on Adele’s new singles, AlternativeNation noted that on her Twitter she also lately had posted pictures of Placebo’s first two albums, Placebo and With out You I’m Nothing, signed by the band:

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Placebo just this year acquired new drummer Matt Lunn after their drummer from Steve Forrest quit the band amicably. Matt Lunn is known for his work in New York band Colour of Fire and has accompanied Placebo for the MTV Unplugged performance. Other live members include Billy Lloyd on keyboards, Fiona Brice on cello and Nick Gavrilovic on additional guitar. Below, you can watch the closing song to their MTV Unplugged performance, a song from the album Sleeping With Ghosts, “The Bitter End” and the show’s setlist:

Setlist

JACKIE (Sinead O’Connor cover)
FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH
36 DEGREES
BECAUSE I WANT YOU
EVERY YOU EVERY ME (Feat. Majke Voss Romme AKA Broken Twin)
SONG TO SAY GOODBYE
MEDS
PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT (Feat. Joan as police woman)
LOUD LIKE LOVE
TOO MANY FRIENDS
POST BLUE
SLAVE TO THE WAGE
WITHOUT YOU I’M NOTHING
HOLD ON TO ME
BOSCO
WHERE IS MY MIND? (Pixies cover)
THE BITTER END

  • Chris Hobbs

    MTV still do unplugged? Is it still the 90’s?

  • Felonious Punk

    This is pure cash grab crap. I like Placebo — or at least, I like pre-2004 Placebo — but this is obviously a rush job to make some fast cash for the holidays.

    A deluxe edition that comes with a coffee table book? A t-shirt for an unplugged performance? This was obviously conceived with haste, and guaranteed to fetch like $100+