A true icon of the twentieth century, Nico's musical career spanned three decades. beginning with the psychedelic mayhem of the Velvet Underground during the sixties, she reinvented herself as the queen of punk in the mid seventies, finally gaining the recognition she deserved as a great songwriter and performer in her own right during the eighties. It was during the latter period that she settled in the City of Manchester, UK (claiming it reminded her of her home, Berlin) and it was there she seemed to find peace with herself and her music. She became far more experimental, performing songs in a variety of different ways, often changing the arrangement (sometimes line-up) completely on consecutive evenings. Throughout the early part of the decade Nico toured extensively but always seemed most at ease playing either her native Berlin or her adopted home in the Northwest of England. Sadly in 1988 tragedy struck and she died of a brain haemorrhage whilst visiting Ibiza. Her legacy remains peerless. Recently discovered in the archives of Visionary video, this DVD contains two exceptionally rare and unreleased shows, so much so that their origin is somewhat vague. Both were recorded in the early eighties, the latter was definitely recorded at Manchester's Library Theatre. However the venue for the first performance, Incognito, remains a mystery which actually seems strangely fitting. Together the programmes capture Nico's intensity and diversity; perfectly demonstrating why she remains a revered artist to this day. As a bonus there is also one song from Hacienda Club birthday party, along with a rare interview and backstage footage. An inspiring, and enlightening portrait of a legend.
Tracklisting: - One More Chance - Saeta - My Heart is Empty - Sixty/forty - Janitor of Lunacy - Valley of the Kings - Vegas - Purple Lips - All Tomorrow's Parties - Tananore - Femme Fatale - Afraid - The End - Library Theatre 1983 - Vegas - Saeta - Genghis Khan - Janitor of lunacy - Tananore - Afraid - Purple lips - Femme fatale - All tomorrow's parties - No one is there - Frozen warnings - Closing the door - Heroes - Only flight