Come Close To Saosin In Your Livingroom
The DVD features 15 tracks recorded in hi-definition on November 3 at Philadelphia's The Theater of Living Arts. Highlights include a rousing performance of "Voices," the emotional "Bury Your Head" and the heart-aching yet equally uplifting "You're Not Alone," which Saosin dedicated to U.S. Troops in Iraq on Veterans Day. The band sent out a video message with the song to the soldiers through their MySpace and email list, encouraging them to put together their own Fliptrack video that expressed messages of hope, love and support for loved ones serving abroad. To date, the video Posted on fliptrack.com has received almost 1.5 million page views.
In addition to concert footage, the DVD includes the music videos for "Voices" and "You're Not Alone," video intros for each and "AOL Music Sessions Under Cover – Time After Time."
The audio CD on Come Close features five songs from the Philadelphia concert -- "It's Far Better To Learn," "It's So Simple," "Voices," "You're Not Alone" and "I Never Wanted To" – along with the bonus tracks; piano versions of "3rd Measurement in C" and "You're Not Alone" and the acoustic song "Mookies Last Christmas."
As a gesture to their fans, Saosin launched the "Come Close to Saosin" Contest in early January, in which the band's fans could have their name included in the end credits of the CD and DVD. To enter the contest, which was launched with the mobile marketing company, Mozes, fans text-message SAOSINDVD to 66937 and joined Saosin's Mob (mobile list) by entering their first and last name to be included in the DVD credits. The contest runs through January 25 and Saosin hope to include as many fans in the credits as space permits.