NICK Cave is hitting fans with a double whammy after confirming the release of a new live album plus a special nationwide cinema release of an acclaimed concert film.

Following the extraordinary response to the online streaming event in July, audiences will have another chance to experience Idiot Prayer, Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace as it screens in cinemas from November 5.The cinematic release will be followed by an album on November 20, available on vinyl, CD and streaming services worldwide.

Idiot Prayer, Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace was recorded in June 2020 as the UK slowly emerged from lockdown, and was conceived as a reaction to the confinement and isolation of the preceding months. Initially imagined as an online only event, fans will now be able to see the film in cinemas as an extended cut featuring four unseen performances. The music will be released as a double album of the same name featuring all 22 songs from the original film on vinyl, CD and streaming.

In Idiot Prayer, Cave plays his songs alone at the piano in a rarely seen stripped back form, from early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen. Nick, who lives in Brighton, said: “I loved playing deconstructed versions of my songs at these shows, distilling them to their essential forms. I felt I was rediscovering the songs all over again.”