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Beyoncé's surprise Homecoming album includes unexpected bonus tracks

Beyoncé's surprise Homecoming album includes unexpected bonus tracks

Beyonce has released a surprise live album on the same day a documentary about her Coachella headlining show is released. This time, the documentary captures the conception and execution of her star-studded, HBCU-theme Coachella set, which made her the first Black woman ever to headline the festival. Beyonce included a studio cover of Frankie Beverly and Maze's 1981 song, "Before I Let Go", which she covered while in Destiny's Child back in 1997.

Homecoming: The Live Album was released overnight across streaming platforms such as Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music and Tidal. Beyoncé's two hour performance-which featured members of her former girl-group Destiny's Child, Jay-Z, her sister Solange, over 100 backup dancers, and a brass band-received rave reviews.

The live album features the full setlist from Beyoncé's iconic Coachella performance, including tracks like "Crazy in Love", "Formation", "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) and "Drunk in Love".

"Rewatching it on film a year later, "high water mark in 21st century entertainment" actually nearly feels like it's underselling it".

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The highly-anticipated film presents behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from before, during and after the show.

Fans were similarly enthusiastic, with A Wrinkle In Time director Ava DuVernay writing on Twitter: "Gah!" "There were days I thought I would never be the same", she says, according to The Hollywood Reporter. So many moves to try in one's mirror.

"The singing superstar announced the news by tweeting a picture of the album cover and writing simply: "#HOMECOMING out now".