Arcade Fire stopped by the Triple J Studios in Sydney, Australia to play a few songs acoustic style. In total, the band performed three songs: "Normal Person," "Joan of Arc," (both of which are from their most recent album, Reflektor) and "My Body Is A Cage," the dark, anthemic track from their 2006 LP Neon Bible. Below, watch "Normal Person" and "My Body Is A Cage." Along with the band interview, you can hear the performance of "Joan of Arc" in the SoundCloud audio.
Directly above is the interview with Arcade Fire and also the recording of the band's punk rock-influenced track, "Joan of Arc." The song begins at twenty minutes and thirty seconds, but I highly recommend listening to the interview itself, as well.
After hearing this track for the first time, it didn't seem like the type that would lend itself well to an unplugged version. Dead wrong. The major difference here is that in place of the piercing electric guitar that occurs at the start of each chorus, there two violins.
My Body Is A Cage:
Another interesting choice to perform unplugged, and the changes are far more prominent than in "Normal Person." This originally grand, room-filling track is subdued here; interestingly, the most powerful element is the background background vocals.
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