Every so often it all comes together. Band, crowd, venue and the music itself. Always the music. But each element has its own part to play. Without one the rest is nothing. Alchemy, they sometimes call it. They also sometimes call it a great show. When Placebo took to the stage on October 18th 2003, before 16,000 up-for-it-fans. Everyone just knew. There was something in the air, along with several thousand arms. The ensuing hour and a half journey through the band's career moved effortlessly from the anthemic europhoria of favourites Pure Morning, The Bitter End and Taste In Men to the cathartic drama of tracks such as Peeping Tom and Protege Moi. The latter managing to achieve a poignant, vulnerable intimacy, despite or quite possibly because of the vastness of the surroundings. By the time Frank Black arrived on stage for the show-stopping finale Where Is My mind - nobody wanted the night to end. Least of all Brian Moloko, Stefan Olsdal and Steve Hewitt. Everyone was relieved that the whole thing had been captured on film: a permanent, lasting record - one in which soulmates never die.
Tracklisting: - Bullet Proof - Allergic - Every You Every Me - Bionic - Protege Moi - Plasticine - Bitter End - Soulmates - Black-eyed - I'll Be Yours - Special Needs - English Summer Rain - Without You I'm Nothing - This Picture - Special K - Taste in Men - Slave to the Wage - Peeping Tom - Pure Morning - Centrefolds - Where is My Mind?