Hear LCD Soundsystem cover Human League, Chic and Heaven 17 on new 'Electric Lady Sessions' live album
By NME Magazine
The new record also features live versions of some of the band's latest tracks
‘Electric Lady Sessions’ was recorded in the New York studio the record takes its name from and also features live versions of the band’s own original songs.
Included on the 12-song album are renditions of ‘Call The Police’, ‘Oh Baby’, and ‘Tonite’, all taken from LCD Soundsystem’s latest album, ‘American Dream’. The tracklist also includes older fan favourites like ‘Get Innocuous’ and ‘You Wanted A Hit’.
The cover versions featured on the record include Chic’s ‘I Want Your Love’, Heaven 17’s ‘(We Don’t Need This) Facist Groove Thing’ and The Human League’s ‘Seconds’. The album is available now on streaming platforms – listen to it below now.
Electric Lady Sessions, an album by LCD Soundsystem on Spotify
‘Electric Lady Sessions’ is LCD Soundsystem’s third live album, following 2010’s ‘London Sessions’ and 2014’s ‘The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden’. The latter captured what was intended at the time to be the group’s last ever show.
It’s not the first time LCD have covered ‘I Want Your Love’. Last year, the band shared a mash-up of the Chic track with their own song ‘Home’ for a Spotify Singles session.
Meanwhile, the band were revealed to have influenced Nine Inch Nails’ latest tour last year. NIN frontman Trent Reznor explained: “We went to see LCD Soundsystem’s show at the Palladium. You know they could’ve played at the Forum but they chose to play a bunch nights in a smaller room…we left talking about it for a week. We like LCD but we were blown away…it just fucking felt good and it was exciting and it was right there and everybody was into it.
“We thought we want to do something in the world of that, where it feels like, if you get in to see the show, you get a unique experience. You are not in row a million with the security guard bitching at you.”