Label: Virgin Records
Known as much for their music and technical innovation as their groundbreaking and elaborate visual universe, which centered around their irrepressible and mysterious Robot personas, the idea for Daft Punk's first live album, Alive 1997, started when the duo happened upon a live recording captured from a stellar performance in Birmingham, UK in November 1997 during their first European tour. After listening to the recording, they decided that it was their best live performance ever and wanted to share it with Daft Punk fans worldwide. Issued in 2001, Alive 1997 is comprised of 45 minutes of non-stop live mixing that showcases Daft Punk's unique and influential DJ style. Alive 1997 served as the group's second release of 2001, coming on the heels of the critically acclaimed album, Discovery, which spawned the #1 dance/club hit, "One More Time."