Live On Earth - Collectors Box Set - New Release Feb 2009 - Signed by the band
Order your special limited edition collectors’ box set here. Only 2000 of these are being made and they will be individually numbered. The box set includes both the ‘Live At The Bowl’ double DVD and ‘Live On Earth’ double CD, a passport style travelogue (written by Ryan Monro), a signed set list, 4 fan badges and an empire organic satchel, inside an exclusive limited edition (numbered) box. *Note: We cannot guarantee which number you will receive, but it will be somewhere under 2000!
Live On Earth (Double CD) - New Release Feb 2009
The Latest release from THE CAT EMPIRE, LIVE ON EARTH features 22 live recordings from shows all over the world, in gorgeous double-disc packaging. Melbourne, Montreal, Paris, London, New York and more...Wherever you are in the world... order your copy here. Check out the track list in the MULTIMEDIA section of this site.
Live At The Bowl (Double DVD)
Welcome to the SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL MELBOURNE where the weather is perfect, the stage is set, the lights, sound and production are second to none, and Harry has worn a gold tapestry suit for the occasion. This special concert event features THE CAT EMPIRE along with THE EMPIRE HORNS, THE EMPIRICAL STRINGS (4 piece string section), Sergio Ercole guest guitar, NOMADIC FUNK – four incredible hip-hop dancers dancing up a storm, and a troupe of FLAMENCO musicians and dancers who bring their elegance and passion to the stage.
We take you where the fans are dying to go – backstage with The Cat Empire. A special behind the scenes view with Will (drummer) and Ryan (Bass) who give you guided tours of life on the road, including tour buses, a rangers view (they are the rangers!) of bears in Canada, and what Glastonbury Festival is really like – dirt and all. This disc also features highlights from a selection of other shows the band has performed in recent years, and rare footage from the very first show they ever played as a six piece. Expertly mixed in 5.1 surround sound. (Encoded to play in All Regions).
Track list disc one:
So Many Nights
Til The Ocean Takes Us All
In My Pocket
No Longer There
The Wine Song
So Many Nights
SO MANY NIGHTS was recorded in Melbourne (at Sing Sing Studios) and the overdubs were done in Malibu, while the band was in town to perform on Jay Leno.
The house and studio where we lived in Malibu overlooked the Pacific Ocean. Worth over 10 million USA $'s, it was owned by a guy who made his money Producing Karaoke tunes.
This record is the result of music written and developed on the road, and is perhaps a tribute to the many many nights we have played in hundreds of cities throughout the world.
Produced by John Porter (Ryan Adams, The Smiths, Los Lonely Boys), this is the first time The Cat Empire has recorded an album with a Producer. John Porter, who was a guitarist for bands such as Roxy Music and Eric Claptons band, performs Guitar on Panama, and Slide Guitar on No Longer There.
The experience of recording and staying in Malibu was at the extreme end of the spectrum from recording the previous record in Cuba. The result is a more pristine production, and the next chapter in the story of The Cat Empire
No Longer There CD Single
Cities- The Cat Empire Project - Limited Release
This project is somewhere in between a tribute to our own city and an experiment in sounds that we've found abroad.
The approach to this record was far less precious than it was for our debut and two shoes. It was a kind of surprise record we almost didn't expect to make. We wrote the material very quickly, and had an excellent and robust few weeks recording it.
The record is some ways serious and in some ways stupendous. There are ethnics, locals, sad songs, adventure songs, musical chorus', screamers, and a collection of soul references. There are strings sections, Sitars, Tablas, horn sections, short punchy arrangements as well as some excellent solos.
It is the kind of recording people might get to hear a different side of The Cat Empire, but it's still soulful, strange, humorous, whimsical, sometimes sad, sometimes delirious, mis-placed and undoubtedly Catempiracle as well.
TWO SHOES - Recorded in Havana Cuba, at the famous Estudio Egrem where legends such as The Buena Vista Social Club, Irakere, Ruben Gonzalez and many others have found themselves recording. This album was made the old school way, playing live in a room over the course of 28 days in Nov/Dec 2004. Produced by Jerry Boys, Felix Riebl and The Cat Empire, it is an album we are proud of, one which survived food poisoning, blackouts, freighting hundreds of kilos of equipment across the world, and many other stories which will all be revealed in time. We are proud of it, and hope you will enjoy...
The Cat Empire Album - Self Titled
The Cat Empire emerged as a live band. We all grew up playing around Melbourne and we are always most comfortable on a stage.
We would always finish gigs and people would say that the energy of the live show was what they wanted to take home on a CD. Alongside this, we wanted to produce a recording that would get our music on radio and other streams that could access a larger audience.
So the challenge was to create something that was energetic, vibrant, and alive, but also subtle and decisive. This concept passed by a few different models, but in the end we aimed for simplicity.
We recorded all the tracks live, then spent time re-doing vocal takes, and some other additions. We had Andy Baldwin on our team, who was the perfect co-producer and engineer. This album took us 8 months to make, with different parts of it being added in Byron over summer, in Melbourne at studios, at Andy's house and anywhere else we found ourselves. We are pretty happy with the final product.
Make up your own minds by getting your hands on a copy.
On The Attack DVD
On The Attack offers an insight into life on the road with The Cat Empire. Made by the band & friends, it features live footage & recordings from their March/April 2004 tour of Australia, including the Flamenco version of The Rhythm, L'Hotel Californie live at Triple J, road tripping, band antics & backstage interviews. Also including a photographic collage of The Crowd, The Chariot & Hello video clips, & footage from early overseas trips set to previously unreleased tracks The Sun & Two Shoes. Accompanied by an 8 track bonus disc of live and in-studio recordings.
Two Shoes 70min DVD
For those fans who have already bought Two Shoes, we are offering you the opportunity to just buy the dvd. The dvd comes in a heavy quality cardboard slipcase, with full cd art. It is a 70 min dvd featuring live show footage of Lullaby and The Car Song (filmed at The Forum Melbourne), a documentary of the making of the album in Cuba, the original video clips from the album, and behind the scenes of The Cat Empire Two Shoes video clip shoot."