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Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 04 Oct 2018, 11:11
by Sam Stone
DP

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 04 Oct 2018, 12:00
by Geezee
Diamond Dog wrote:http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/david-bowie-glastonbury-2000/

Glastonbury show released - CD/Vinyl/DVD

"stunning performance at the Glastonbury Festival at the beginning of the new millennium is to be issued on audio and video formats for the first time. Glastonbury 2000 is due at the end of November.

Bowie performed on the Sunday night headline slot on 25 June 2000 at the famous festival and this new release includes the entire 21 song set which was full of ‘hits’ and, in Bowie’s words, “a couple quirks”. Even better, only 30 minutes was ever shown on TV, so the 2CD+DVD set is a must, with video of the full performance.

The audio is newly mastered and is also available on 3LP vinyl and as a 2CD set (without the DVD). Also this set features new artwork from Jonathan Barnbrook and notes from Caitlin Moran."

Track Listing :

CD 1
Introduction (Greensleeves)
Wild Is The Wind
China Girl
Changes
Stay
Life On Mars?
Absolute Beginners
Ashes To Ashes
Rebel Rebel
Little Wonder
Golden Years

CD 2
Fame
All The Young Dudes
The Man Who Sold The World
Station To Station
Starman
Hallo Spaceboy
Under Pressure
Ziggy Stardust
“Heroes”
Let’s Dance
I’m Afraid Of Americans


Incredible/crowdpleasing setlist of course but the pacing/sequencing of that set seems quite strange - maybe it works.

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 04 Oct 2018, 13:39
by ConnyOlivetti
Would love to get an official release of the 50th birthday concert, audio and visual (dvd)
Best thing I ever seen from the man.
But guess there would be a struggle with all involved to release that one
Have old recording from the telly broadcast (audio and video)
quality ok, but would sure sound and look better with a proper release

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 08 Jan 2019, 15:45
by Tom Waits For No One
Warner Music Group squeezing a few more quid out of people

http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/ ... ore-146635

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 08 Jan 2019, 16:37
by The Prof
ConnyOlivetti wrote:Would love to get an official release of the 50th birthday concert, audio and visual (dvd)
Best thing I ever seen from the man.
But guess there would be a struggle with all involved to release that one
Have old recording from the telly broadcast (audio and video)
quality ok, but would sure sound and look better with a proper release


I guess that's what I have. 8 tracks, some with various other bands. Quality sounds OK. Must have been a download from somewhere.

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 09 Jan 2019, 06:51
by ConnyOlivetti
The Prof wrote:
ConnyOlivetti wrote:Would love to get an official release of the 50th birthday concert, audio and visual (dvd)
Best thing I ever seen from the man.
But guess there would be a struggle with all involved to release that one
Have old recording from the telly broadcast (audio and video)
quality ok, but would sure sound and look better with a proper release


I guess that's what I have. 8 tracks, some with various other bands. Quality sounds OK. Must have been a download from somewhere.


Well, mine is almost the whole concert, at least what was broadcast on swedish telly
its 18 tracks

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 09 Jan 2019, 23:39
by Jimbly
Anyone downloaded the David Bowie Is app? My iPad doesn't meet the minimum specs :-(

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 15:48
by Minnie the Minx
Three years eh.
I enjoyed a Bowie’s birthday party on Saturday and it was a blast - notably no sadness, just freaking and funking out.

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 18:11
by Minnie the Minx

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 12 Jan 2019, 21:23
by The Modernist
A friend posted this on his timeline and it made me smile.

Image

I miss him.. :(

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 29 Jan 2019, 12:14
by Tom Waits For No One
David Bowie: Rare Ziggy Stardust footage hailed as the 'holy grail' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47040202

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 29 Jan 2019, 18:24
by Jimbly
The David Bowie Is app.

Anyone?

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 11 Feb 2019, 09:41
by Sam Stone
Anybody watch the third and final of Frances Whately's three Five Years films on Sat night? Still up on iPlayer if you didn't.

For me, it's the best of the three in many ways as it shows Bowie while he was struggling to make it.

Aside from the extraordinary amount of rare or unseen music promos and film footage (who says videos only started with MTV?), the most remarkable thing about the whole film was how much support DB was given by various record companies. Kudos to Gus Dudgeon who stuck by Bowie from the Laughing Gnome onwards.

While - home recording/filming and social media aside - there's obviously no way that would happen now, it's hard to think of a time when talent was given that much creative scope and financial rope*.

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 11 Feb 2019, 09:58
by The Modernist
Bowie's case was extreme, but not totally unusual. A number of other 70s stars had a similar pre fame struggles in the 60s - Bolan, Rod Stewart, Elton John. As you say it wouldn't happen now, indeed it didn't happen after the mid seventies when record companies became far more ruthless in their treatment of artists.
On the programme itself I enjoyed it a lot, although some things were puzzlingly brushed over. Not much was said about Hunky Dory, which is odd given it contains some of Bowie's best known songs ( I don't think Life on Mars was even mentioned). Would have liked to hear more about the Beckenham Arts Lab and free festival Bowie organised. The latter is important because it crystallised his disillusionment with the 60s and made him pursue a different direction. For the documentary to not even mention it was quite an error I thought.

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 11 Feb 2019, 10:25
by Sam Stone
The Modernist wrote:Bowie's case was extreme, but not totally unusual. A number of other 70s stars had a similar pre fame struggles in the 60s - Bolan, Rod Stewart, Elton John. As you say it wouldn't happen now, indeed it didn't happen after the mid seventies when record companies became far more ruthless in their treatment of artists.
On the programme itself I enjoyed it a lot, although some things were puzzlingly brushed over. Not much was said about Hunky Dory, which is odd given it contains some of Bowie's best known songs ( I don't think Life on Mars was even mentioned). Would have liked to hear more about the Beckenham Arts Lab and free festival Bowie organised. The latter is important because it crystallised his disillusionment with the 60s and made him pursue a different direction. For the documentary to not even mention it was quite an error I thought.


Pretty sure the film maker covered Hunky Dory in the original Five Years film - seem to remember RIck Wakeman talking about the complexity of the keyboard chords for Life On Mars.

Think you're right about the free festival - as immortalized in his flop follow up to Space Oddity, Memory of a Free Festival - which I don't think got a mention at all (if it did, it was probably a blink and you'll miss it moment so may have been in the bathroom or making tea).

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 13 Feb 2019, 14:16
by Minnie the Minx
I was just reading some PAOTD stuff and he reckons that Blackstar was meant to be structured in the same way and ‘mirror’ Station to Station.. something that had never really entered my head.

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 13 Feb 2019, 15:51
by Robert
d.p.

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 13 Feb 2019, 15:54
by Robert
caramba wrote:
The Modernist wrote:Bowie's case was extreme, but not totally unusual. A number of other 70s stars had a similar pre fame struggles in the 60s - Bolan, Rod Stewart, Elton John. As you say it wouldn't happen now, indeed it didn't happen after the mid seventies when record companies became far more ruthless in their treatment of artists.
On the programme itself I enjoyed it a lot, although some things were puzzlingly brushed over. Not much was said about Hunky Dory, which is odd given it contains some of Bowie's best known songs ( I don't think Life on Mars was even mentioned). Would have liked to hear more about the Beckenham Arts Lab and free festival Bowie organised. The latter is important because it crystallised his disillusionment with the 60s and made him pursue a different direction. For the documentary to not even mention it was quite an error I thought.


Pretty sure the film maker covered Hunky Dory in the original Five Years film - seem to remember RIck Wakeman talking about the complexity of the keyboard chords for Life On Mars.

Think you're right about the free festival - as immortalized in his flop follow up to Space Oddity, Memory of a Free Festival - which I don't think got a mention at all (if it did, it was probably a blink and you'll miss it moment so may have been in the bathroom or making tea).


Wasn't that about the chord sequences being unusual rather than complex?

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 13 Feb 2019, 15:59
by Count Machuki

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 13 Feb 2019, 19:24
by Tom Waits For No One
The picture on the reverse of Pin Ups needs to be moved slightly to the left for full comedic spindle effect.