David Bowie / Phoenix Festival 1996 / 2CD+1Bonus DVDR

David Bowie / Phoenix Festival 1996 / 2CD+1Bonus DVDR / Wardour
Phoenix Festival Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK 18th July 1996 plus Bonus DVDR “Phoenix Festival 1996: The Video”. Stereo SBD

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The best stereo sound board recording that has symbolized the “1.OUTSIDE” era has been upgraded. Introduced in 2CD.
There are two types of sound boards included in this work. It is a two-piece set that couples “Performance on July 18, 1996 Phoenix Festival (UK)” and “Performance on July 9, 1996 Live Link Festival (Italy)”. Speaking of the “1.OUTSIDE” era, the bizarre and dark image was brilliant, but the route was refined as the tour progressed. Members and setlists also changed along the way. First of all, let’s check the position of the show from the whole picture of “OUTSIDE TOUR 1995-1996”.

● 1995
<< September 25 “OUTSIDE” released >>
・ September 14-October 31: North America # 1 (27 performances)
・ November 14-December 13: UK (16 performances)
● 1996
・ January 17-February 20: Europe # 1 (23 performances)
・ June 4-13: Japan (7 performances)
・ June 18-July 21: Europe # 2 / Israel (20 performances) ← ★ Here ★
《August “EARTHLING” production》
・ September 6-14: North America # 2 (4 performances)
・ October 19 + 20: Appearance at BRIDGE BENEFIT CONCERT
・ October 24: VH-1 FASHION AWARDS

[Updated the highest peak of the classic stereo sound board] This is Bowie of 1995/1996. The switch point was the Japanese performance in June 1996. From here, Carlos Aromar led several members and became a tight ensemble of five members. With that organization, tours are expanding all over the world, including Russia and Israel. The two performances of this work were both “Europe # 2 / Israel” leg, the main Phoenix Festival was the 18th performance, and the Live Link Festival was the 13th performance.
Both of these performances have long been reigning as “OUTSIDE TOUR 1996”. In particular, the main phoenix festival is literally officially recorded, including “Hallo Spaceboy” on the official compilation board “PHOENIX: THE ALBUM”. After all, it was only one song from the official, but the full board sound board has become a symbol of 1996 as “official substitute for OUTSIDE TOUR”. This work updates the highest peak of such a symbolic sound board. At our shop, we have been supervised by Bowie’s global researchers and have delivered many upgrades of classic sound boards, but this is the latest version. The master selected by the researcher is used and further refined with meticulous mastering. The full potential of the original sound was drawn out. The finish is just perfect. Needless to say that the pitch is accurate, slight distortions and inconsistencies in the original sound were carefully corrected one by one, and the balance of each range and the stereo sense were adjusted. The original sound board that symbolizes the times from the beginning does not go as far as anything else, but there is no way to add more, and if you add it, it will ruin the original sound … is.
The show drawn with the ultimate sound would have been called “90’s masterpiece” if it was officially released. The allied Carlos thought that it was painful, but he also performed “Telling Lies” recorded in “EARTHLING” without any shortage due to the great performance of Reeves Gabrels. The noticeable hunting sensation in the early part of the tour has faded, and it is approaching the original sound of Bowie. Such “1996 edition” show is also famous for “ROCKPALAST” professional shots (you can enjoy the highest sound board in our “LORELEY 1996 (Wardour-195)”), but you can’t listen to it here. He also plays “Strangers When We Meet”. In addition, the ensemble is also a steel wall, and in the “Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)”, Bowie and Gail Ann Dorsey are the lyrics of THE KINKS’s lyrics “Where Have. All the Good Times Gone ”can be added.

[Recorded live link festival at the highest peak] Such a phoenix festival alone is a perfect score, but this work also includes a live recording of the FM sound board of the live link festival. Although it does not reach the Phoenix festival in terms of sound quality, this is also the highest peak version that refines the best master supervised by researchers. A big bonus track that lasts about 55 minutes.
The set is a song that I could listen to at Phoenix Festival, but this show is also known for a little incident. After the 1-hour book set, everyone in the venue was expecting an encore, but in fact it ended. Bowie was leaving the venue early for the hotel, although it was 1 hour 40 minutes in the prior contract. It has not been revealed why Bowie left this contract without expiring, and various speculations were disturbed. According to one theory, only 4,000 people gathered in the stadium where more than 60,000 people enter, and it is also said that the photographer who was allowed only with the first song continued to shoot. There are some documents that “LIVE LINK FESTIVAL” mobilized 80,000 people, but in the first place “Stadio Olimpico di Roma” in the first place is 70,000 people max. There are various theories in this way, but listening to the 55-minute show left in reality, the mystery is deepening because it is a hot performance that seems unlikely to cause problems.

Live link festival that remains in the full sound board of Phoenix Fes, a symbol of the “1.OUTSIDE” era. A superb stereo sound board album that couples both with the highest quality. Along with “LORELEY 1996”, Daimyo board should be officially released. Please enjoy the permanent preservation press 2CD that never loses its shine.

そんな本作に収められているサウンドボードは2種。「1996年7月18日フェニックス・フェスティバル公演(イギリス)」をメインに、「同年7月9日ライヴ・リンク・フェスティバル公演(イタリア)」をカップリングした2枚組です。『1.OUTSIDE』時代と言えば、猟奇的でダークなイメージも鮮烈でしたが、その路線もツアーが進むほどに洗練化。途中でメンバーやセットリストも変化していきました。まずは、そんな“OUTSIDE TOUR 1995-1996”の全体像からショウのポジションを確かめてみましょう。


そんな両公演は、以前から“OUTSIDE TOUR 1996”の大定番として君臨してきたもの。特にメインのフェニックス・フェスは公式コピレーション盤『PHOENIX: THE ALBUM』に「Hallo Spaceboy」が提供されるなど、文字通りのオフィシャル収録。結局、オフィシャルからは1曲止まりでしたが、完全盤サウンドボードは“OUTSIDE TOURの公式代わり”として1996年の象徴となってきたのです。本作は、そんな象徴サウンドボードの最高峰を更新するもの。当店ではボウイの世界的な研究家に監修を受け、数多くの大定番サウンドボードのアップグレード盤をお届けしてきましたが、本作はその最新弾。研究家が選び抜いたマスターを使用し、さらに細心マスタリングで磨き込み。原音の可能性を最大限に引き出した。その仕上がりはまさにパーフェクト。ピッチが正確なのは言わずもがな、原音にあった僅かな歪みや狂いも1つひとつ丁寧に補正され、各音域のバランスやステレオ感覚も整えられた。元から時代を象徴する極上サウンドボードだけに、まるで別物とまでは行きませんが、これ以上は手の加えようがない、加えたら原音を台無しにする……という寸前まで完成度を極めたのです。
その究極サウンドで描かれるショウは、仮にオフィシャルでリリースされたとしたら「90年代の名盤」と呼ばれたであろう素晴らしさ。盟友カルロスが去ったのは痛手かと思いきや、リーブス・ガブレルスの大活躍で不足感なく『EARTHLING』に収録される「Telling Lies」も披露。ツアー序盤に目立った猟奇感が薄れ、ボウイ本来のサウンドに近づいてもいます。そんな“1996年版”なショウは『ROCKPALAST』のプロショットでも有名です(その最高峰サウンドボードは当店の『LORELEY 1996(Wardour-195)』でお楽しみ頂けます)が、本作ではそこでも聴けなかった「Strangers When We Meet」も演奏している。また、そのローレライ公演から場数をこなしていることもあってか、アンサンブルも鉄壁で「Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)」では、ボウイとゲイル・アン・ドーシーがTHE KINKSの歌詞「Where Have All The Good Times Gone」を追加する余裕も見せています。

セット的にはフェニックス・フェスでも聴けた曲ですが、こちらのショウはちょっとした事件でも知られている。1時間の本セットが終わった後、会場の誰もがアンコールを期待していたのですが、実はこれで終了。事前の契約では1時間40分の出演となっていたものの、ボウイは早々にホテルに向かって会場を後にしていたのです。なぜ、この日ボウイが契約を満了せずに去ったのかはこれまで明かされておらず、さまざまな憶測が乱れ飛びました。一説には6万人以上入るスタジアムに4千人しか集まらなかったせいだとも、最初の曲だけで許可されていたカメラマンが撮影を続けたためだとも言われている。資料によっては“LIVE LINK FESTIVAL”には8万人を動員したというものもあるものの、そもそも現場の“スタディオ・オリンピコ・ディ・ローマ”は7万人がマックス……と、諸説紛々なのです。このようにさまざまな説が取りざたされているわけですが、現実に残された55分のショウを聴くと、問題が起きるとは思えないほどの熱演だから謎は深まるばかりなのです。

『1.OUTSIDE』時代の象徴となるフェニックス・フェスのフル・サウンドボードに、いわくも残るライヴ・リンク・フェス。双方を最高峰クオリティでカップリングした極上ステレオサウンドボード・アルバムです。『LORELEY 1996』と共に、本来であれば公式リリースされるべき大名盤。どうぞ、いつまでも輝きを失わない永久保存プレス2CDでお楽しみください。

Disc 1(77:02)
1. Intro
2. Look Back In Anger
3. Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
4. The Heart’s Filthy Lesson
5. Outside
6. Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)
7. The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)
8. The Man Who Sold The World
9. Hallo Spaceboy
10. Breaking Glass
11. Telling Lies
12. Jump They Say
13. Under Pressure
14. “Heroes”
15. Strangers When We Meet
16. Lust For Life
17. All The Young Dudes

Disc 2(70:55)
1. Intro
2. White Light / White Heat
3. Moonage Daydream

Live Link Festival. Curva Sud, Stadio Olimpico. Rome, Italy 9th July 1966
RAI Radio 2 Broadcast

4. Look Back In Anger
5. Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
6. The Hearts Filthy Lesson
7. Outside
8. Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)
9. The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)
10. The Man Who Sold The World
11. Hallo Spaceboy
12. Breaking Glass

13. Telling Lies
14. Jump They Say
15. Under Pressure
16. “Heroes”
17. Closing DJ Comments


David Bowie: Vocals
Gail Ann Dorsey: Bass Guitar / Vocals
Mike Garson: Keyboards
Reeves Gabrels: Guitar
Zachary Alford: Drums



David Bowie / Phoenix Festival 1996 The Video / 1DVDR / Non label
Live at the Phoenix Festival, Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK 18th July 1996 PRO-SHOT

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The main press 2CD is the highest live album of “OUTSIDE TOUR” that the official should have permanently preserved. Originally, it is a decision board that does not require bonuses, but the Phoenix Festival that was the stage is also known for having pro shots left. The more live albums you put in, the more you want to know the spectacle that spreads beyond. Therefore, the highest peak master of the video version is also decided to include a bonus.
Of course, the film was shot at the “Fenix ​​Festival Performance on July 18, 1996”, the same as the main press 2CD. This is a multi-camera pro shot. This video is famous for being broadcasted in Japan, and there are still a number of existing ones, but this work is different. It is the version broadcast on the home and country’s largest and oldest commercial broadcasting station “ITV” and is currently known as the best master. Its quality is truly exquisite. It seems that it is an air check master of the period analog recording, but I cannot believe it in the image in front of me. Vivid colors are extremely vivid and the master’s freshness is overwhelming. Neither color blur nor running noise was seen, so I thought “Is it officially released with a laser disc?” Do you say that it is a full official class at the time of the day standards?
However, this “ITV” version has the disadvantage of being slightly shorter. The Japanese broadcast was about 30 minutes, but the “ITV” version is one song less and only 5 songs. Therefore, this work includes a bonus “Moonage Daydream” from Japanese broadcast. Although only the image quality is slightly reduced, we have made it possible to enjoy all 6 existing songs.
In this work, the scene of “OUTSIDE TOUR”, which had a unique shine in Bowie history, was drawn. Although it is more sophisticated than the beginning of the tour, Bowie is an era known for its strange and hobby hobbies. Bowie, who cuts yellow hair shortly while riding a strange guitar of Reeves Gabrels, sings loudly. The figure is so cool that it is mysterious.

The world of “1.OUTSIDE”, which was originally planned to be a five-part work. The world has been unfinished, but the mysterious view of the world is still true only in video. Although it is a pro-shot of about 30 minutes, the way you hear the main press 2CD is completely different before and after experiencing this work. A superb video work that raises the highest live album of “OUTSIDE TOUR” by several steps. Please enjoy it carefully.

本編プレス2CDは、本来オフィシャルが永久保存すべきだった“OUTSIDE TOUR”の最高峰ライヴアルバム。本来であれば、ボーナスなど不要の決定盤なのですが、その舞台となったフェニックス・フェスティバルはプロショットが残された事でも知られている。ライヴアルバムは優れて入れ優れているほど、その“向こう側”に広がる光景も知りたくなるもの。そこで、映像版の最高峰マスターもボーナス付属決定です。
ただし、この“ITV”バージョンはやや短いのが欠点。日本放送も約30分ほどでしたが、“ITV”版はさらに1曲少なく、実質5曲だけなのです。そこで、本作では日本放送から「Moonage Daydream」をボーナス収録。これのみ画質がやや落ちるものの、現存する6曲をすべて楽しめる仕様にいたしました。
そんな本作で描かれるのは、ボウイ史でも独特な輝きを放っていた“OUTSIDE TOUR”の光景。ツアー序盤より洗練されたとは言え、怪奇・猟奇趣味で知られる時代のボウイは他のどの時代とも違う。リーヴス・ガブレルスの奇っ怪な退廃ギターに乗りながら黄色い髪を短く刈ったボウイが力強く吠え、気だるく歌う。その姿は妖しくも恐ろしいまでにかっこいいのです。

本来は5部作という長大作も予定されていた『1.OUTSIDE』の世界。その世界は未完に終わりましたが、その妖しい世界観は、やはり映像でこそ真価を発揮する。約30分のプロショットではありますが、本作を体験する前と後では、本編プレス2CDの聞こえ方もまるで違ってくる。“OUTSIDE TOUR”の最高峰ライヴアルバムを数段引き上げてくれる極上の映像作。どうぞ、併せてじっくりとお楽しみください。

ITV Broadcast

1. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
2. The Hearts filthy Lesson
3. “Heroes”
4. Hallo Spaceboy
5. White Light, White Heat
6. End Credit (“Heroes”)
7.Moonage Daydream


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