november 2009 // live albumshop mixtaped
Released in 2010, Mixtaped was the first live album by No-Man, consisting of a double DVD, with a live performance filmed at the London’s Bush Hall on 29 August 2008, and a retrospective documentary titled Returning directed by award winning journalist Richard Smith. The DVD takes its name from a song in Schoolyard Ghosts.
Disc one comprised a live performance of the band recorded at a sold-out Bush Hall show on 29 August 2008 – one of the three first live concerts No-Man played in 15 years – plus a live photo gallery with photos from all three concerts, with an exclusive audio track of the song “Housekeeping” (recorded live in Düsseldorf).
The second disc consisted of a retrospective documentary covering the entire band career including previously unseen footage, photos and images, and interviews with No-Man different live and studio members from past and present (including Tim Bowness, Steven Wilson, Ben Coleman and Chris Maitland). The DVD also featured videos for the songs Colours, Sweetheart Raw, The Ballet Beast and Back When You Were Beautiful, a No-Man chronology and deleted scenes.
Having sold out of its initial pressing, the band decided to delete the title.