New York, NY—With the recent release of the second Baby shambles album, Shotter’s Nation, bad boy rock star Pete Doherty, formerly of The Libertines, has made good on a promise to fans…to stay alive long enough to record and perform at an all-out level. To that end, the Nov. 13 Eagle Vision release of Live In Manchester by Baby Shambles is visual proof-positive that Doherty got a good start, and was, at least at the time of this show, alive and well enough to riproar through 18 songs in 89 minutes [retail: $14.98].
Shot in September of 2004, Live In Manchester captures the British garage band in all its youthful zeal at one of its first gigs, performing material mainly from their Down With Albion debut as well as Libertines tracks and otherwise unreleased gems. Singer/songwriter Dot Allison shares the stage for six songs.
The handsome packaging comes complete with some Doherty behind-the-scenes antics as well as solo acoustic performances and clips from other shows.