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Beyoncé to release 'Live At Roseland' DVD, video anthology

October 26, 2011 |  3:52 pm


Beyoncé seldom seems to miss an opportunity for promotion. Even while expecting her first child, the diva isn’t slowing down for anyone.

Just in time for frenzied holiday shopping, she is issuing a live DVD compilation from her “4 Intimate Nights With Beyoncé” limited engagement shows at Roseland Ballroom, the singer announced on Wednesday.

The string of concerts back in August reportedly sold out in a record 22 seconds, and are the only times she has performed her new album, “4,” in its entirety. It’s also the last set of full shows the singer did before she shocked the MTV Video Music Awards audience by not-so-subtly showing she’d be taking a little maternity leave.

“Live At Roseland” will first see an exclusive Wal-Mart roll out on Nov. 21. Then on Nov. 29 Beyonce will issue a deluxe edition, “Live At Roseland: The Elements Of 4.”

The deluxe package includes a two-disc DVD, with the concert, behind-the-scenes footage, a 20-page booklet and a video anthology that includes the seven videos she filmed in support of “4." Which proves there was a method behind that madness of back-to-back, seemingly rushed release of clips -- the latest, “Party,” premieres Wednesday night.

But we're wondering if fans need to dip into their pockets so quickly? Though there are no plans as of yet, history has shown that each of her past concert DVD releases has ultimately been broadcast as TV specials.


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Photo: Beyoncé performs during her “4 Intimate Nights" limited engagement. Credit: Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records