'Live at the O2 Arena' was recorded on 8th November 2008 during Katie's 'Pictures' world tour. In a live review of the concert The Times wrote "her voice was rarely short of astounding" and this live recording leaves the listener in no doubt as to what a unique and extraordinarily perfect voice Katie Melua has. Katie opened the concert, with just her electric guitar for accompaniment, singing 'Piece By Piece' - the title track of her second album - and 'Lilac Wine' before taking a seat at the grand piano to play the Georgian folk song 'Yellow Leaves' (or Qviteli Potlebi).
The concert was a celebration of the remarkable success that Katie has enjoyed since the release of 'Call Off The Search' in 2003. Joined by her 6 piece band Katie weaved her way through her three multi-platinum selling albums including her debut single 'Closest Thing To Crazy', the international hit single 'Nine Million Bicycles' and the more recent singles from her third album 'Pictures'.
After a mesmerising cover of Janis Joplin's 'Kosmic Blues' Katie closed the show as she began, unaccompanied, to sing the heartbreaking 'I Cried For You'.