David Bowie / Mountain View 1990 2nd Night / 2CDR

David Bowie / Mountain View 1990 2nd Night / 2CDR / Uxbridge

Live at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, USA 29th May 1990

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The glorious “SOUND + VISION TOUR” that delivered the ultimate Greatest Hits Stage to the world. Introducing a new masterpiece that allows you to experience the scene.
What is recorded in this work is “May 29, 1990 Mountain View Performance”. It is the excellent audience recording. “SOUND + VISION TOUR” is a Greatest Hits tour that was held to seal the blockbuster song when TIN MACHINE started. Aside from that motive, the ensemble with Adrian Belew as a guitarist and the best song selection that fans want are super luxurious. The scale of about 110 performances was the largest tour in Bowie’s life. First, let’s check the position of the show from the schedule.

・ March 4-15: North America # 1 (7 performances)
・ March 19-April 22: Europe # 1 (22 performances)
・ April 27-May 9: North America # 2 (7 performances)
・ May 15 + 16: Japan (2 performances)
・ May 20-July 29: North America # 3 (40 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
・ August 4-September 16: Europe # 2 (24 performances)
・ September 20-29: South America (6 performances)

This is the whole picture of “SOUND + VISION TOUR”. The performance in Japan that realized the Tokyo Dome is a memorable place, but the Mountain View performance of this work is just after that. It was the 7th performance of “North America # 3” about 2 weeks later.
This work recorded at such a show is a truly exquisite audience recording. The most wonderful thing is the super clear atmosphere. Although the tone has a sense of space that is typical of an audience, the core that reaches straight is as clear as a laser beam and there is no sense of distance, and along with that, the details are also clear to the finest parts. It’s a little different from the soundboard-like synchro feeling, but the vivid listening response is like FM broadcasting.
The reason for its beautiful clearness is probably in the venue. “SHORELINE AMPHITHEATER”, which was the site of this work, is an amphitheater with a capacity of 40,000, which is also famous for its mountain view. You may have seen the tent-shaped white roof. That white ceiling is only supported by pillars and has no walls around it. In other words, the sound of the hall is only a slight sensation of pouring down from the sky, and does not wrap around. Because of such a venue, the sound of this work, which has no cloudiness or turbidity of echoes, yet gives a slight sense of scale, is possible. If you add more, the master freshness is also a special mention. It has been digitized directly from the original DAT master recorded with the “Nakamichi 700” microphone, and there is no deterioration. The sound is as fresh as the atmosphere of the site flowing out of the speakers.
Bowie is also in great shape at the full show drawn with such beautiful sounds. The set is very similar because it is close to the Tokyo Dome performance, but it is also a good opportunity so let’s organize it.

・ SPACE ODDITY: Space Oddity
・ HUNKY DORY: Changes / Life On Mars?
・ ZIGGY STARDUST: Ziggy Stardust / Suffragette City
・ ALADDIN SANE: The Jean Genie
・ DIAMOND DOGS: Rebel Rebel
・ YOUNG AMERICANS: Young Americans / Fame
・ STATION TO STATION: TVC 15 / Stay / Station To Station
・ LOW: Be My Wife / Sound And Vision
・ “HEROES”: “Heroes”
・ SCARY MONSTERS: Ashes To Ashes / Fashion
・ LET’S DANCE: Let’s Dance / China Girl / Modern Love
・ TONIGHT: Blue Jean
・ YOUNG LIONS: Pretty Pink Rose

… And it looks like this. Even if the set is close to Japan, the impression I heard is quite different. As anyone who can pay attention to this article knows, Bowie caught a cold at the Tokyo Dome performance, and the show was not in a good condition. However, two weeks have passed since then, and it seems that he has recovered. The intervals between songs are good as well as the vocalization of singing songs one by one. It feels really refreshing, and there are many MCs and he makes light jokes. Not only the gorgeous Greatest Hits, but also Bowie’s tone is a comfortable live album.
It is a masterpiece of a live album with a refreshing sound, performance and mood. Originally, I wanted you to hear such a show in Japan as well. It’s one that can’t be helped even now, and even the complaints of 30 years ago are blurred. Please enjoy this work carefully.


究極のグレイテストヒッツ・ステージを世界中に届けた栄光の“SOUND + VISION TOUR”。その現場を体験できる新たなるマスターピースが登場です。
そんな本作に記録されているのは「1990年5月29日マウンテンビュー公演」。その絶品オーディエンス録音です。“SOUND + VISION TOUR”は、TIN MACHINE始動に際して大ヒット曲を封印するためにあえて行われたグレイテストヒッツ・ツアー。その動機はさておきギタリストにエイドリアン・ブリューを迎えたアンサンブルも、ファンが望む極めつけのベスト選曲も超豪華。約110公演というスケールはボウイの人生でも最大規模という豪奢なツアーとなりました。まずは、そのスケジュールからショウのポジションを確かめてみましょう。


これが“SOUND + VISION TOUR”の全体像。東京ドームも実現した来日公演が思い出深いところですが、本作のマウンテンビュー公演はその直後。約2週間後となる「北米#3」7公演目にあたるコンサートでした。
その端麗なクリアさの要因は、恐らく会場にある。本作の現場となった“SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE”はマウンテンビューでも有名な4万人収容の円形劇場。テント状の白い屋根をご覧になった事がある方もいらっしゃるのではないでしょうか。あの白天井は柱で支えられているだけで周囲に壁がない構造なのです。つまり、ホール鳴りはわずかな天上からの降り注ぎ感のみで、周囲から回り込む事がない。そんな会場だからこそ、反響の曇りや濁りがなく、それでいてほんのりとしたスケール感も感じさせる本作のサウンドが可能だったのでしょう。さらに加えるならマスター鮮度も特筆モノ。”Nakamichi 700”マイクで録られたオリジナルのDATマスターからダイレクトにデジタル化されており、まさに劣化ゼロ。現場の大気がそっくりそのままスピーカーから流れ出てくるような瑞々しいサウンドなのです。

・SPACE ODDITY:Space Oddity
・HUNKY DORY:Changes/Life On Mars?
・ZIGGY STARDUST:Ziggy Stardust/Suffragette City
・ALADDIN SANE:The Jean Genie
・YOUNG AMERICANS:Young Americans/Fame
・STATION TO STATION:TVC 15/Stay/Station To Station
・LOW:Be My Wife/Sound And Vision
・SCARY MONSTERS:Ashes To Ashes/Fashion
・LET’S DANCE:Let’s Dance/China Girl/Modern Love
・TONIGHT:Blue Jean
・YOUNG LIONS:Pretty Pink Rose


Disc 1(57:00)
1. Pre-Show Music
2. Intro
3. Space Oddity
4. Changes
5. TVC 15
6. Rebel Rebel
7. Ashes to Ashes
8. Fashion
9. Life on Mars?
10. Blue Jean
11. Let’s Dance
12. Band Introductions
13. Pretty Pink Rose
14. Stay

Disc 2(54:54)
1. Sound and Vision
2. Ziggy Stardust
3. China Girl
4. Station to Station
5. Young Americans
6. Suffragette City
7. Fame
9. Modern Love
10. The Jean Genie

David Bowie – Vocals, Saxophone, Guitar
Adrian Belew – Guitar, Vocal
Erdel Kizilcay – Bass
Rick Fox – Keyboards
Michael Hodges – Drums

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