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HAARP
Live album by Muse
Released 17 March 2008
Recorded 16 June 2007 at Wembley Stadium, London
Genre Alternative rock, electronic rock, progressive rock, new prog
Length 71:58
Label Helium-3, Warner Bros.
Producer Muse
Professional reviews
Muse chronology
Black Holes and Revelations
(2006)
HAARP
(2008)
The Resistance
(2009)
HAARP
Video by Muse
Released 17 March 2008
Recorded 17 June 2007 at Wembley Stadium, London
Genre Alternative rock, progressive rock, new prog
Length 99:25
Label Helium-3, Warner Bros.
Producer Muse
Muse video chronology
Absolution Tour
(2005)
HAARP
(2008)

HAARP is a live album and video by English alternative rock band Muse, released on 17 March 2008 in the United Kingdom[1] and April 1, 2008 in the United States.[2] The CD documents the band's performance at London's Wembley Stadium on 16 June 2007, while the DVD contains 20 tracks from the performance on 17 June. The album is named after the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, of which vocalist Matthew Bellamy (known for his interest in conspiracy theories which influences the band's music) holds suspicion.[citation needed] The total number of audiences on June 16th and June 17th of 2007 at Wembley Stadium was 90,000 (75,000 seated and 15,000 standing).

Contents

Release and promotion

In the build-up to the release of the recordings, the band released a number of web-format clips from the DVD. The full performance of "Unintended" was added to the band's official website on Christmas Eve, 24 December 2007,[3] dubbed as a "little taste of things to come".[4] On 11 January 2008, a microsite at www.he-3.mu was announced,[5] featuring a grid of six boxes representing thumbnails of short clips from the DVD. As of 17 March, all six clips have been filled, featuring short clips from "Knights of Cydonia", "Supermassive Black Hole", "Feeling Good", "New Born", "Blackout" and the outro riffs of "Stockholm Syndrome". "Feeling Good" was also released in full to radio and television stations shortly afterwards, although it was not advertised on the official website.[6] Vue cinemas held special screenings of the concert in high definition on 11 March 2008 at selected cinemas.[7]

A special edition of HAARP was released in addition to the regular CD/DVD, which features additional backstage footage and bonus postcards showing pictures of the three band members.[8] The HAARP microsite is available for visitors to download iPod- and iPod Touch-/iPhone-formatted videos and mp3s of "Knights of Cydonia", "Supermassive Black Hole", "Unintended" and "Plug In Baby" featured on the DVD for free. Included is a bonus video of "Micro Cuts" and an mp3 of "Soldier's Poem" from the performance on the 16 June.

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Matthew Bellamy, except where noted.

CD (HEL3007CD)
  1. "Intro" ("Dance of the Knights", written by Sergei Prokofiev) – 1:44
  2. "Knights of Cydonia"[1] – 6:37
  3. "Hysteria" – 4:19
  4. "Supermassive Black Hole" – 4:01
  5. "Map of the Problematique"[2] – 5:22
  6. "Butterflies and Hurricanes" – 5:56
  7. "Invincible" – 6:15
  8. "Starlight" – 4:13
  9. "Time Is Running Out" – 4:23
  10. "New Born"[3] – 8:16
  11. "Unintended" – 4:36
  12. "Micro Cuts" – 3:47
  13. "Stockholm Syndrome" – 7:37
  14. "Take a Bow" – 4:42
iTunes edition
  1. "City of Delusion" – 5:08
DVD (HEL3007DVD)
  1. "Intro" – 1:50
  2. "Knights of Cydonia" – 6:29
  3. "Hysteria" – 4:11
  4. "Supermassive Black Hole" – 4:12
  5. "Map of the Problematique" – 5:08
  6. "Butterflies and Hurricanes" – 6:13
  7. "Hoodoo" – 3:32
  8. "Apocalypse Please" – 4:45
  9. "Feeling Good" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 3:46
  10. "Invincible" – 5:49
  11. "Starlight" – 4:14
  12. "Improv." – 0:52
  13. "Time Is Running Out" – 4:30
  14. "New Born" – 9:16
  15. "Soldier's Poem" – 2:19
  16. "Unintended" – 4:42
  17. "Blackout" – 5:02
  18. "Plug In Baby" – 4:27
  19. "Stockholm Syndrome" – 8:06
  20. "Take a Bow" – 5:24
  21. Closing credits ("Blackout" instrumental) – 4:36
Notes
1. ^ "Knights of Cydonia" incorporates elements of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", written by John Williams
2. ^ "Map of the Problematique" incorporates elements of "Maggie's Farm" as performed by Rage Against the Machine, originally written and performed by Bob Dylan
3. ^ "New Born" incorporates elements of "Microphone Fiend" as performed by Rage Against the Machine, originally written and performed by Eric B. & Rakim and containing elements of "School Boy Crush", written by Hamish Stuart, Steve Ferrone, Alan Gorrie, Roger Ball, Molly Duncan and Onnie McIntyre and originally performed by the Average White Band

Charts

Chart (2008)[9] Peak Certification
UK Albums Chart 2 Silver[10]
Australian Album Charts 13 Gold
Belgian Albums Chart 3
Danish Albums Chart 12
Dutch Albums Chart 4
Finnish Albums Chart 9
French Albums Chart 3
German Albums Chart 27
Irish Albums Chart 5
Italian Albums Chart 5
Mexican Albums Chart 2
Norwegian Albums Chart 2
New Zealand Albums Chart 2
Portugese Albums Chart 10
Spanish Albums Chart 24
Swedish Albums Chart 36
Swiss Albums Chart 6
US Billboard 200 46 Gold

Credits

Muse

Additional musicians

Additional personnel

  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • Thomas Kirk - directing, editing, screen visuals
  • Tommaso Colliva – assistant mixing
  • Justin Gerrish – assistant mixing
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • Mark Santangelo – assistant mastering
  • Ben Curzon – artwork
  • Hans-Peter Van Velthoven – photography

References

External links

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