Red, White and Bruised: The Midnight Live

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Red, White and Bruised: The Midnight Live
Live album by
Released
  • April 22, 2023 (Record Store Day)
  • September 1, 2023
Recorded2022
Genre
  • Synthwave
  • Electronic
  • Rock
Length
  • 39:22 (Vinyl edition)
  • 81:57 (Expanded edition)
LabelCounter Records
ProducerRoyce Whittaker
The Midnight chronology
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Heroes

(2022)
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Red, White and Bruised: The Midnight Live

(2023)
Singles from Red, White and Bruised: The Midnight Live
  1. "Heroes"
    Released: August 15, 2023

Red, White and Bruised: The Midnight Live is the first live album by The Midnight. It was initially released on April 22, 2023, exclusively to independent record stores as part of Record Store Day 2023,[1] before getting a widespread release on September 1, 2023.[2]

Background

On February 13, 2023, a short soundbite of Tyler Lyle from a live show was shared to the band's socials, with a cryptic date of February 16 given.[3] On that day, Red, White, and Bruised: The Midnight Live was officially announced with a small trailer and was slated for release on April 22, exclusively on vinyl through independent record stores as part of Record Store Day 2023.[4] The songs on the record were recorded throughout various shows during The Midnight's 2022 tours in North America and Europe.

Lyle performing on RSD 2023

1300 copies of Red, White, and Bruised: The Midnight Live were pressed across three different colors - red, white, and blue - with the color not being known until opening the record.[5][6] The album was promoted with a live acoustic performance by Lyle at Criminal Records in Atlanta, GA on the day of release.[7][8] It was hinted that the album would be made available again at some point in the future.[8][9]

On August 15, 2023, it was revealed that Red, White, and Bruised: The Midnight Live would have a full release on all platforms on September 1.[2] Heroes was released as a single from the album on the same day and was accompanied by a corresponding live music video. In addition to vinyl, the album was also available in cassette form for the first time. The digital and cassette versions contain eight new tracks in addition to the eight included on the original vinyl release.

Singles

Heroes
August 15, 2023

Tracklist

Red, White and Bruised: The Midnight Live
No.TitleLength
1."Neon Medusa (Live)"4:19
2."Days of Thunder (Live)"4:14
3."Lost Boy (Live)"4:23
4."Deep Blue (Live)"4:52
5."Heart Worth Breaking (Live)"5:12
6."Good in Red (Live)"4:55
7."Vampires (Live)"4:38
8."Sunset (Live)"6:49
Total length:39:22
Expanded edition - digital and cassette
No.TitleLength
9."Heroes (Live)"6:11
10."Change Your Heart or Die (Live)"3:13
11."Brooklyn. Friday. Love. (Live)"4:08
12."Gloria (Live)"4:39
13."The Comeback Kid (Live)"5:38
14."Heartbeat (Live)"4:33
15."Shadows (Live)"6:37
16."Los Angeles (Live)"7:36
Total length:81:57

Release history and variants

Digital release history for Red, White, and Bruised: The Midnight Live
Date Edition
September 1, 2023 Expanded
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Contains an additional eight songs that were not present on the original Record Store Day release.
Physical release history for Red, White and Bruised: The Midnight Live
Year Format Color/Design
2023 LP Red, White, or Blue
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First vinyl variants, initially available to buy only at independent record stores starting April 22 as part of Record Store Day 2023. 1300 copies were pressed for the RSD release, with the color being either red, white, or blue. The color is not known until removing the record from the sleeve. Additional copies were available beginning in September 2023 as part of the wider release of the album.
2023 Cassette Red, White, or Blue
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COUNTCAS253-MUP-RED.webp

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First cassette variants, which released in September 2023. Like the vinyl version, the tape color is random and will be either red, white, or blue. Contains the expanded edition of the album.

References

  1. "the midnight on Twitter". Twitter. February 16, 2023. Retrieved February 16, 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "the midnight on Twitter: "Our live record is available to preorder today on LP and cassette, out on September 1st in case you missed out on the RSD release! "Heroes (Live)" is also out today along with a live video you can watch here: " / X". Twitter. August 15, 2023. Archived from the original on August 15, 2023. Retrieved August 15, 2023.
  3. "the midnight on Twitter: "Something's happening… " / Twitter". Twitter. February 13, 2023. Archived from the original on June 25, 2023. Retrieved June 25, 2023. {{cite web}}: |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch; June 26, 2023 suggested (help)
  4. "the midnight on Twitter: "Announcing 'Red, White and Bruised: The Midnight Live! Available April 22nd exclusively as part of this year's @recordstoreday in the US and the UK! Our first ever live album was recorded over the course of our 2022 tours in the US, Canada and the UK." / Twitter". Twitter. February 16, 2023. Archived from the original on June 26, 2023. Retrieved June 26, 2023. {{cite web}}: |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch; June 27, 2023 suggested (help)
  5. "SpecialRelease | RECORD STORE DAY". Record Store Day. April 22, 2023. Archived from the original on March 20, 2023. Retrieved June 26, 2023.
  6. "the midnight on Twitter: "Our live album Red, White & Bruised is out tomorrow exclusively at indie record stores for @recordstoreday. Each copy was randomly pressed on red, blue or clear vinyl w/ foil covers & gatefold packaging. We hope you love it as much as we did playing for all of you & making it. " / Twitter". Twitter. April 21, 2023. Archived from the original on June 26, 2023. Retrieved June 26, 2023.
  7. "the midnight on Twitter: "Hey Atlanta! I'm (Tyler) playing a Midnight solo set at @CriminalRecords for Record Store Day! I'll bring some sharpies, you buy our new live record, we'll take selfies and wait for Ben Folds. It'll be a blast❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥" / Twitter". Twitter. April 7, 2023. Archived from the original on June 26, 2023. Retrieved June 26, 2023. {{cite web}}: |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch; June 27, 2023 suggested (help)
  8. 8.0 8.1 "the midnight on Twitter: "Thank you to everyone who picked up a copy of Red, White and Bruised this weekend, and to those who came out to @criminalrecords on Saturday! The LP is sold out, but please don't buy copies from eBay or Discogs if you missed out — more will be available soon 👀💜" / Twitter". Twitter. April 24, 2023. Archived from the original on June 26, 2023. Retrieved June 26, 2023. {{cite web}}: |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch; June 27, 2023 suggested (help)
  9. "Tyler Lyle on Twitter: "No one buy this on eBay (please). These copies will be available post RSD. Also, if you come to our VIP in the fall and want this record signed, Tim and I will gladly do it. We aim to make autograph abundant bc this sucks for fans & it sucks for us." / Twitter". Twitter. April 23, 2023. Archived from the original on June 26, 2023. Retrieved June 26, 2023. {{cite web}}: |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch; June 27, 2023 suggested (help)