I really like those shorter MP festival gigs – though they're in most cases over after 90-100 minutes. Forces them to concentrate, think about a really powerful, if short setlist that shows the band at its contemporary best, seguing songs into each other even more than usual…
NRK recorded the full show, and are considering using more of the footage for two other programmes (one of them is called Scene) but that means new contracts will have to be made for those. Many bands asked for copies of their footage on Festivalsommer, but NRK are reluctant to share what they call â€˜unpublished materialâ€™. But there are full shows of all artists involved in the archives.
Yes, using NRK recordings can be both expensive and difficult to license, which is why thereâ€™s not a lot of it on Hair Cuts. Going from memory, NRK didnâ€™t record Ã˜ya 2010 on the bandâ€™s request. I believe the band did an audio recording for themselves, but I have no idea if the video feed was recorded/saved.
I know first hand that at one point Motorpsycho wanted to release NRKâ€™s recording of Roskilde â€˜93, but that was also shelved (I donâ€™t know exactly why).