The Pogues just played 2 concerts in Paris the last two days and are set to release their long-awaited Blu-Ray/DVD/CD “The Pogues in Paris – 30th Anniversary Concert Live at the Olympia.” Besides the Blu-Ray, there will be a CD and DVD versions, bonus content and I believe sold worldwide. Pictures above is the limited edition box set. The band hasn’t really had any concert videos since Live at The Town and Country which featured Joe Strummer and members of the Specials. This is long overdue and can’t wait to get this!
This was taken from Amazon France so translation might be slightly off:
The Pogues in Paris – 30th Anniversary Concert Live at the Olympia
Box (2 CD + 2 DVD Format Book-Disk) Disk-Book Contents:
2 CD live (about 25 titles)
1 DVD with a bonus live document about 15 minutes including exclusive interviews with Ken Casey (Dropkick Murphys), John Sheahan and Eamonn Campbell (Dubliners), Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains) and the Pogues on 30 years of career group
1 DVD Bonus only available in this edition, containing the program Children’s Special Rock Pogues and 1986 AVENUE OF ROCK with live and unreleased interview Pogues recorded in 1986, or about 40 minutes of rare and unreleased
Bonuses will be subtitled in English and French Content of the book:
Photos live at the Olympia (3 photographers on site)
Unpublished photographs taken by Steve Pyke, official photographer of the group from 1982 to 1992 (one of The Rock N Folk, he is)
Various archival documents (concert tickets, blankets fanzines, magazines, flyers, …)
Original text and exclusive Shane MacGowan’s sister, Siobhan Mac Gowan on the beginnings of the group
Original text and exclusive Irish crime writer Ken Bruen, where the author tells us about his relationship with the music of the Pogues
Testimony / memory of each member of the group about their history
Texts and photos of fans who won a contest via Facebook
In other Pogue related news, accordion player James Fearnley recently published his memoirs Here Comes Everybody and I’m currently reading it. It’s fantastic so far so if you’re interested in the band, it’s a must-read!
Check out http://www.pogues.com for further news about the band.