David Bowie / Serious Moonlight Budokan 1983 / 2CD

David Bowie / Serious Moonlight Budokan 1983 / 2CD / Helden

Budokan Hall, Tokyo Japan October 24, 1983 Digitally Remastered

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The Serious Moonlight Tour, which began on May 18, 1983 in Brussels, resulted in the largest, longest and most successful tour in Bowie’s history. Bowie was famous for rock fans until then, but it was probably during this time that it became famous to the general public. The number of tours actually counted 96 performances. Initially, the tour was planned to be centered around a medium-sized venue with about 10,000 people, but due to sales that far exceeded the expectations of the album “Let’s Dance”, tickets became a battle for competition, so a large stadium and The outdoor venue will be set up on the schedule. And even in Japan, venues of various sizes were selected, from arenas to stadiums. The schedule for the 1983 Serious Moonlight Tour performance in Japan is as follows.

October 20, 1983 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
October 21, 1983 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
October 22, 1983 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
October 24, 1983 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
October 25, 1983 Yokohama Stadium
October 26, 1983 Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
October 27, 1983 Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
October 29, 1983 Nagoya International Exhibition Center
October 30, 1983 Osaka Expo Memorial Park
October 31, 1983 Kyoto Prefectural Gymnasium

The scale is a large scale not found in the conventional Bowie, and Yokohama has the largest number and mobilization number, including 4 consecutive Budokan performances, reflecting the popularity at that time, such as stadium performances. And this work is a complete recording of the Nagoya performance on October 29, 1983 with high sound quality. Many songs are played for the first time live, and the songs included in the album “Scary Monsters” are the first live version of this tour, and there are also important numbers such as “Ashes To Ashes” which will be indispensable on Bowie’s stage later. .. The bright air that covers the whole song makes the atmosphere of the song different from the conventional one, although the arrangement has not changed significantly. Perhaps the reason why I get this impression is that the band including the horn is more luxurious and larger than before. Fashionable, handsome, blonde-haired Bowie sings on a gorgeous stage. There is no doubt that it is a fun stage where the cheerfulness of the 80’s is fully transmitted.

This work is a complete recording of the final day of the 1983 Budokan performances on October 24th with high sound quality. A press board with beautiful picture disc specifications for permanent storage.


1983年10月20日 東京日本武道館
1983年10月21日 東京日本武道館
1983年10月22日 東京日本武道館
1983年10月24日 東京日本武道館
1983年10月25日 横浜スタジアム
1983年10月26日 大阪府立体育館
1983年10月27日 大阪府立体育館
1983年10月29日 名古屋国際展示場
1983年10月30日 大阪万博記念公園
1983年10月31日 京都府立体育館

規模としては従来のボウイにない大規模なもので、武道館4連続を含め、横浜はスタジアム公演など、当時の人気を反映して本数や動員数ともに最大のものとなっている。そして本作は1983年10月29日名古屋公演を高音質で完全収録している。ライヴで初めて演奏する曲も多く、アルバム『スケアリー・モンスターズ』収録曲などはこのツアーが初めてのライヴ・バージョンであるし、後にボウイのステージでは欠かせない「Ashes To Ashes」など重要なナンバーもある。それよりも全体を覆う明るい空気が、アレンジこそ大幅なチェンジがないものの、曲の雰囲気を従来のものと異なるものにしている。このような印象を受けるのはホーンを含めたバンドが従来に比べて豪華で大人数だからであろうか。オシャレでイケメン、ブロンド髪のボウイが華やかな舞台で歌う。80年代の陽気さが十二分に伝わってくる楽しいステージであることは間違いない。


01. Look Back In Anger
02. “Heroes”
03. What In The World
04. Golden Years
05. Fashion
06. Let’s Dance
07. Breaking Glass
08. Life On Mars?
09. Sorrow
10. Cat People
11. China Girl
12. Scary Monsters
13. Rebel Rebel
14. White Light White Heat

01. Station To Station
02. Cracked Actor
03. Ashes To Ashes
04. Space Oddity
05. Member Introductions
06. Young Americans
07. Fame
08. Star
09. Stay
10. The Jean Genie
11. Modern Love

Helden. DEN-134/135

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