David Bowie / Brussels 1996 Dat Master / 2CDR

David Bowie / Brussels 1996 Dat Master / 2CDR / Uxbridge
Forest National, Brussels, Belgium 27th January 1996

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Bowie of the “1. OUTSIDE” era that opened up the dark side of the new ground. The best live album that will be the new masterpiece is now available.
It is “January 27, 1996 Brussels performance” that is included in such a work. It is the best audience recording. “OUTSIDE TOUR” was a memorial tour that realized the only Israeli and Russian performances in Bowie’s life, but it is also famous for the change of members and sets on the way. This work is a live album before the change occurs. In order to explain the area, let’s first review the whole image of the world tour and check the position of the show.

● 1995
“September 25” OUTSIDE “sale”
・ September 14-October 31: North America (27 performances)
・ November 14-December 13: UK (16 performances)
● 1996
・ January 17-February 20: Europe # 1 (23 performances) ★ ★ Coco ★
-3 months and a half-
・ June 4-13: Japan (7 performances)
・ June 18-July 21: Europe # 2 (22 performances)

This is a panoramic view of “OUTSIDE TOUR”. The tour will start around the album release, but paused in February 1996. So far, it was a large group of eight people, but here three people, including allies Carlos Allomer, withdrew. It has been reopened from the Japan tour in June to form a five-man formation. The Brussels performance of this work was the concert which is the 7th performance of “Europe # 1” which is just before that.
The record of this show has not been known for a long time, but a master has recently come to defeat that situation. That is this work. Moreover, the quality is excellent again. It is awakened from the original DAT master, and it is super clear anyway. I understand that the audience recording also absorbed the enthusiasm of the site when I listened in the headphones, but the enthusiasm is far from melancholy, and the loud playing sound and singing voice come to the front in front of me. Moreover, the air feel is crystal clear. I do not hide any details, even though the halls are not totally absent. Even though it is a large group of eight people, it separates beautifully, and it is as beautiful as an FM sound board.
In fact, this clear is only for this work. The excavated DAT master itself has also been acclaimed by the core collectors of the world with amazing sound and “A” and “9/10” and so on, but this work is brushed up with even more careful mastering ing. Organize the bones and thick sounds and wipe out the elements that you can feel when you listen to one. The beauty of the sound and the natural feel were kept, but I pulled out the sharpness of the edge that the original sound had.
The show drawn with such a superb sound is also great. Speaking of the first half of “OUTSIDE TOUR”, we have introduced soundboard sound sources such as the rehearsal album “SLINKY SECRETS (Wardour-230)” and “DUBLIN 1995 (Uxbridge 934)”, but they are all from 1995 . This work is “Europe # 1” which went one step from there, and a set also changes. Of course, the axis is the new song group of “1. OUTSIDE”, but there are revivals of classics such as “White Light / White Heat” and “Diamond Dogs”. Both are set from “Europe # 1”, but “Diamond Dogs” is particularly delicious. It is the first resurgence in 20 years since “ISOLAR: 1976 TOUR”, and the delights of the unforeseen audiences can be felt (while far away) well.

The first half of “OUTSIDE TOUR”, which depicts the bizarre world in eight large areas, including allies Carlos Allomer, George Sims and Peter Schwartz. It is a valuable live album that has drawn “Europe # 1” with the best sound, which should be called the end point. Crystal clear two-disc set that refined the DAT master that collectors of the world acclaimed to the highest peak quality. Please enjoy it carefully.

そんな本作に収められているのは「1996年1月27日ブリュッセル公演」。その極上オーディエンス録音です。“OUTSIDE TOUR”はボウイの人生で唯一のイスラエル公演やロシア公演も実現したメモリアルなツアーでしたが、それ以上に途中でメンバーやセットが様変わりした事でも有名。本作はその変化が起きる前のライヴアルバムです。その辺をご説明するためにも、まずはワールドツアーの全体像を振り返り、ショウのポジションを確かめてみましょう。


これが“OUTSIDE TOUR”の全景。ツアーはアルバム発売と前後して開始されますが、1996年2月に一旦小休止。そこまでは8人編成の大所帯だったのですが、ここで盟友カルロス・アロマーをはじめとした3人が脱退。6月の日本公演から5人編成にシェイプアップして再開されました。本作のブリュッセル公演は、その直前となる「欧州#1」の7公演目にあたるコンサートでした。
そんな極上サウンドで描かれるショウがまた素晴らしい。“OUTSIDE TOUR”前半と言えば、リハーサル・アルバム『SLINKY SECRETS(Wardour-230)』や『DUBLIN 1995(Uxbridge 934)』といったサウンドボード音源をご紹介してきましたが、それらはいずれも1995年のもの。本作はそこから一歩進んだ「欧州#1」であり、セットも変化。もちろん軸となるのは『1.OUTSIDE』の新曲群なのですが、そこに「White Light/White Heat」や「Diamond Dogs」といったクラシックスが復活しているのです。どちらも「欧州#1」からセット入りしたわけですが、特に美味しいのは「Diamond Dogs」。“ISOLAR: 1976 TOUR”以来となる20年ぶりの復活であり、予想もしていなかった観客たちの歓喜も(遠くながら)しっかりと感じ取れるのです。

盟友カルロス・アロマーをはじめ、ジョージ・シムズ、ピーター・シュワルツも含む8人の大所帯で猟奇世界を描いていた“OUTSIDE TOUR”の前半。その到達点とも言うべき「欧州#1」を極上サウンドで描ききった貴重なライヴアルバムです。世界のコレクター達が絶賛を寄せるDATマスターを最高峰クオリティに磨き上げたクリスタル・クリアな2枚組。どうぞ、じっくりとお楽しみください。

Disc 1 (61:05)
1. Intro 2. The Motel 3. Look Back In Anger 4. The Heart’s Filthy Lesson
5. White Light White Heat 6. Scary Monsters 7. The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)
8. I Have Not Been to Oxford Town 9. Outside 10. Andy Warhol 11. The Man Who Sold the World
12. A Small Plot of Land 13. Strangers When We Meet

Disc 2 (44:15)
1. Diamond Dogs 2. Hallo Spaceboy 3. Breaking Glass 4. We Prick You 5. Nite Flights
6. Band Introductions 7. Teenage Wildlife 8. Under Pressure 9. Moonage Daydream

David Bowie: Vocals, Saxophone Carlos Alomar: Guitar
Gail Ann Dorsey: Bass, Vocals George Simms: Vocals Mike Garson: Piano
Peter Schwartz: Keyboards Reeves Gabrels: Guitar Zachary Alford: Drums

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