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A Short Film About A Short Album About Love

The epic concert at the Shepherds Bush Empire in October 1996 was actually filmed. Unlike what some might think, it was not recorded for A Short Album About Love, the rehearsals were used for the album recording.

The tracklist does not include the whole concert. Only about one hour of this historical gig has been kept.

Setanta eventually decided not to release the video, because they’d have to pay the image rights for the musicians. Although the video has never been released, a promo VHS was edited. Parts of it have been projected during the 1998 Black Session, and later a copy has been sold on eBay for very high price (£255).

Finally, it has been released as a DVD in 2020 along the reissue of A Short Album About Love. Since it is a ‘short film’ it included only 50 minutes of the second set of the night. However, the promo VHS included 2 more songs from the first set.