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Homecoming: The Live Album is Beyonce's fifth live studio album that was released on April 17, 2019 by Columbia Records and Parkwood Entertainment.

The album was recorded in April 2018 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California and features the entirety of Beyonce's performance at the festival.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Welcome (Homecoming Live) 3:16
  2. Crazy In Love (Homecoming Live) 2:47
  3. Freedom (Homecoming Live) 1:54
  4. Lift Every Voice and Sing (Homecoming Live) 2:09
  5. Formation (Homecoming Live) 4:22
  6. So Much Damn Swag (Interlude - Homecoming Live) 0:59
  7. Sorry (Homecoming Live) 6:33
  8. Kitty Kat (Homecoming Live) 0:42
  9. Bow Down (Homecoming Live) 1:27
  10. I Been On (Homecoming Live) 2:40
  11. Drunk in Love (Homecoming Live) 4:14
  12. Diva (Homecoming Live) 2:45
  13. Flawless / Feeling Myself (Homecoming Live) 3:58
  14. Top Off (Homecoming Live) 1:22
  15. 7/11 (Homecoming Live) 3:04
  16. Bug A Boo Roll Call (Interlude - Homecoming Live) 1:57
  17. Party (Homecoming Live) 3:48
  18. Don't Hurt Yourself (Homecoming Live) 4:16
  19. I Care (Homecoming Live) 4:08
  20. Particion (Homecoming Live) 2:18
  21. Yoncé (Homecoming Live) 1:08
  22. Mi Gente (Homecoming Live) 2:56
  23. Baby Boy (Homecoming Live) 1:32
  24. You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) (Homecoming Live) 1:11
  25. Hold Up (Homecoming Live) 0:46
  26. Countdown (Homecoming Live) 1:43
  27. Check On It (Homecoming Live) 1:16
  28. Deja Vu (Homecoming Live) 4:49
  29. The Bzzzz Drumline (Interlude - Homecoming Live) 3:10
  30. Run the World (Girls) (Homecoming Live) 3:53
  31. Lose My Breath (Homecoming Live) 1:30
  32. Say My Name (Homecoming Live) 1:51
  33. Soldier (Homecoming Live) 2:11
  34. Get Me Bodied (Homecoming Live) 4:23
  35. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (Homecoming Live) 3:27
  36. Lift Every Voice and Sing (Blue's Version - Homecoming Live) 1:42
  37. Love On Top (Homecoming Live) 3:47
  38. Shining (Thank You) (Homecoming Live) 2:39
  39. Before I Let Go (Homecoming Live Bonus Track) 4:00
  40. I Been On (Homecoming Live Bonus Track) 2:24

Album BackgroundEdit

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Homecoming: The Live Album" debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 with 38,000 album-equivalent units (including 14,000 in album sales) from only two days of tracking activity.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Homecoming: The Live Album" received widespread acclaim from music critics.

Metacritic assigned the album a weighted average score of 98, based on 5 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim."

Writing for Los Angeles Times, Sonaiya Kelley named the album as "one of the greatest live albums ever" with Makeda Easter adding that the "album is a piece of black history".

Bernadette Giacomazzo of HipHopDX called it an "artistically-sound triumph" as well as a "cultural touchstone and, quite possibly, the live album of a generation".

Giacomazzo describes that what makes the album "so classic is that Beyoncé makes clear" that she is "Black Excellence, personified — and in her performance, she makes the audience believe that they, too, are Black Excellence personified".

Writing for Rolling Stone, Brittany Spanos described the album as "triumphant" and "awe-inspiring". She noticed that the live album successfully felt like a greatest hits collection (reimagined to fit the college homecoming theme and marching band) due to its lack of connection to any specific album.

In a review for Pitchfork, Danielle Jackson praised the album as a "stunning" preservation of Beyoncé's Coachella performance, commending its focus on historical black artists.

She wrote that the performance showcased Beyoncé at her vocal and physical peak, while celebrating "complex, diasporic blackness". She also applauded the album's mixing and engineering, and concluded that the "wondrous, rapturous collage" could serve as one of Beyoncé's most important albums.

AllMusic's reviewer Neil Z. Yeung had similar sentiments, concluding that "Homecoming is a master class in technical prowess, crowd pleasing, and soulful substance. Channeling the spirit of African queen Nefertiti (whose image she adopted for this show), Beyoncé proved to be a ruler in her own right, lording over Coachella for two career-defining nights."

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