When the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival first launched, the idea of canonizing an iconic album with a track-for-track live performance was still a novel concept. A decade later the album-recreation bit has become another salable gimmick for non-ATP acts trading on nostalgia to line their post-prime coffers, and even ATP has on occasion conferred the honor of total replication on LPs of questionably classic status. But still, as their hailed (if underattended) New York installments have proven time and again, All Tomorrow’s Parties is the single most immersive, unique, and satisfying party corporate-sponsor-free money can buy. And to that we tip our caps, and were glad to send photographers Elena Morelli and Andrea DiCenzo to capture the proceedings at the Ten Years Of ATP blowout at the Butlins resort in Minehead. The lineup was typically spectacular, instead of Steve Albini schooling you in poker Kelley Deal was on hand to school you in crocheting, and Crispin Glover was on hand for some readings and film sessions. Magic. Congrats ATP. Enjoy the spread of photos, and if you’re interested in a DVD memorializing all yesterday’s parties — 10 years worth via 50 minutes of full-length performances, a 40 page booklet, and etc. — head to warpfilmstore.com.
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