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This is the first official Green Day DVD with live footage! It's been 17 years that the band played its first concert and, except on bootlegs, you couldn't find any before.
Title: Bullet In A Bible
Release date: Monday, November 14, 2005 in Europe and Tuesday, November 15, 2005 in the US
Content: Documentary showing Green Day around the city as they visit various pubs and discuss the making and meaning of Idiot, along with live footage from the Milton Keynes concerts. From VH1.com: "It's a concert film based around the first stadium gigs we've ever played and kind of what it takes to go into it," Armstrong explained. "[The movie ventures] inside our personalities and the stresses and the excitement of putting on pretty much the biggest punk show of all time."
Media: The film is available from Reprise Records on DVD, as well as UMD for PSP (Universal Media Disc for Playstation Portable) and audio CD.
Producer: RSA Films (Ridley Scott Associates)
Editor: Samuel Bayer
Cover artwork: See here on the right, and click to get it full size (300 dpi)
Track listing: Uncomplete concert. Tracks on the DVD are:
01 American Idiot
02 Jesus Of Suburbia
03 Holiday
04 Are We The Waiting
05 St. Jimmy
06 Longview
07 Hitchin' A Ride
08 Brain Stew
09 Basket Case
10 King for A Day / Shout
11 Wake Me Up When September Ends
12 Minority
13 Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
14 Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Trailer: Windows Media Video stream | Real Video stream
Green Day - Bullet In A Bible
News
July 18, 2006: Here's an interview of the band at the red carpet event for the DVD release:
Download Video (MPEG, 19.62 MB, 3 min 18 sec)
Download Audio ♫ (MP3, 1.51 MB, 3 min 19 sec)
Source: LTN LA television.
February 15, 2006: The sales of Bullet In A Bible have been quite successful so far. The DVD peaked at #8 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart on December 3, 2005. It also went #1 for some time in the Billboard Music DVD chart.
November 15, 2005: The DVD is now released worldwide! You can download right away the entire DVD on iTunes as high quality video files. Specific songs can also be purchased separately.
October 13, 2005: The entire Bullet In A Bible DVD will be shown two weeks prior to its release in select theaters, and in the US only. On November 1, 2005 at 7:30 PM, and this is the only date. Tickets go on sale on Sunday October 22, 2005.
October 2, 2005: Added the cover artwork and movie trailer.
August 16, 2005: "The tentative street date is 11/14 Europe and 11/15 US. It will be a CD/DVD combo. At this time, I'm not sure which night will make cut." Source: Warner, contacted by e-mail.
July 22, 2005: "Samuel Bayer is currently editing a full-length concert film of the band Green Day". Source: rsafilms.com.
June 17, 2005: Green Day Shoot American Documentary In British Suburbia, article on mtv.com.
The Milton Keynes concerts
65,000 people attended each concert, on Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19, 2005. Set lists were different both nights. 20 songs on the first show: American Idiot, Jesus Of Suburbia, Holiday, Are We The Waiting, St. Jimmy, Longview, Hitchin' A Ride, Brain Stew, Jaded, Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover), Basket Case, She, King For A Day, Shout (Sister Act cover), Wake Me Up When September Ends, Minority, Maria, Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, We Are The Champions (Queen cover) and Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life). One song less on Sunday, with Homecoming after Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, instead of Maria and We Are The Champions. Here are some concert reviews:
Photos: 22 pictures. Source: BBC Radio 1.

Three pictures of the stage, from the second night, by David Ramone (click to enlarge):


Picture of the stage, from the second night, by Phil Murphy (click to enlarge):
Audio: Seven songs ♫ (RealAudio, 8.8 MB, 33 kbps, 37 min): American Idiot, Jesus Of Suburbia, Holiday, Basket Case, She, Wake Me Up When September Ends and Boulevard Of Broken Dreams. Source: BBC Radio 1.

Billie Joe interview + American Idiot ♫ (MP3, 6.3 MB, 5 min 28 sec): Source: BBC Radio 1.
Where to buy
Links to online shops selling the DVD, in no special order:
  • amazon.com
  • Green Day - Bullet In a Bible (Live) [Video Version] (download the entire DVD or choose individual songs if you prefer; includes free 30 sec preview of every song) - Requires the free iTunes software, for Windows and Mac. Screenshots from the Mac version - click to enlarge:

Your comments
It's bloody brilliant, the first ever live performance Green Day have put on DVD. The best part has to be American Idiot, play it with surround sound and you feel as you are there. Really good views of Mike playing the bass. I wonder how many drum ticks Tré Cool goes through. With Billie singing and putting in a great atmosphere to the crowd. It's the best Music/Video DVD I have ever watched. There really can't be a single Green Day fan not enjoying it. If you have not seen it, watch it. [Kitt Knight, 01/07/2006]
Definitely Green Day at their best, no doubt about it. This is a must have DVD for all Green Day fans. It captures the raw power and energy that is Green Day. With Billie Joe and Mike Dirnt rocking on their guitars and Tre Cool pounding those drums like a mad man, it makes for a spectacle that words cannot describe. You would have to be a real American Idiot not to buy Bullet In A Bible. [Gerardo Guzman, 12/29/2005]
Green Day's "Bullet in a Bible" is an extraordinary concert DVD. If one of you Green Day fans have not been able to see one of their shows, this is a DVD you must purchase to live the experience. Not only is the two day concert at the Milton Keynes, but it also includes a documentary between songs on how the band came about their 2004 album "American Idiot". The band comments on how they were about to give up Green Day, but Billie Joe Armstrong tells viewers what characters encouraged the album with the question "Who is the American Idiot?" This led to the theme of the album and this spectacular Audio/DVD with such great performances. Overall, this DVD is a must for any Green Day fan, 10 out of 10. [Raul Gomez, 12/06/2005]
This DVD is an A++ all around. Oakland Calafornia's best has done it again. This is what Green Day fans all across the world have waited for. The band that wrote the book on punk music preforming live in their most memorable concert yet. This show was by far the best concert I have ever, EVER seen. It is a must have for any Green Day and or punk music fan. Bullet in a Bible is sure to send a "bullet" into the hearts of Green Day fans, where it will last forever. I couldn't keep my eyes off the television. This DVD will have you glued to your seat and at the end have you begging for more. When listening I just had to blast the sound and rock out because Green Day really just ran rampid over England and tour the stadium down. The footage is so good that you will feel like you are there. Bullet in a Bible. #1 DVD from the #1 band. [Matt Matthew, 11/19/2005]
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