David Bowie / Showgrounds / 2CD

David Bowie / Showgrounds / 2CD / Helden

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Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia, November 24, 1978. Digitally Remastered


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The latest work of HELDEN label is the title which recorded Sydney performance November 24 from the world tour of Bowie 1978. On this tour where there is no sound board’s complete board, super high sound quality audience recording comparable to it. Rather, it is wonderful sound quality that it is not an overstatement to say that the sound source of this work surpasses the sound spreading and the presence feeling, the closeness of sound more than anything, etc. than the dry sound board. There are several performances of good audience recording from this tour, but this work is one of them.

In 1978, the world tour was the most popular as it was a tour that took place along with a nameplate that occupies an important position in Bowie’s careers such as “STATION TO STATION”, “LOW”, “HEROES” One of tours. I wonder if there are many fans who came to Japan performance. The appearance that Bowie’s popularity in Japan at that time was overheated considerably from the magazines and newspapers, articles etc at the time, but contrary to such glamorous coverage, the actual concert is calmer starting from “Warsaw” dark and heavy I am surprised. It was probably because the album “STAGE” which recorded this tour was originally an opening that was different from the image of the rock concert at the time too, as it was recorded with the actual concert and the latter half replaced. Of course, now the evaluation of this age has also settled, and it is as you know that it is completely recorded along the actual order of the songs.

The attention in this work is its sound quality. Spreading clear and wonderful audience recording is one of the best on this tour. Ultra high-quality sound source of the tour of 1978. It is one of the titles representing this tour. A permanent preservation press plate of a beautiful picture disk.


『STATION TO STATION』、『LOW』、『HEROES』といった、ボウイのキャリアでも重要な位置を占める名盤に伴って行なわれたツアーということもあって、1978年のワールド・ツアーは最も人気のあるツアーのひとつ。日本公演に臨場したファンも多いのではないだろうか。当時のボウイの日本での人気がかなり過熱していた様子が当時の雑誌や新聞、記事などから伺えるが、そんな華やかな報道とは裏腹に、実際のコンサートは暗く重苦しい「ワルシャワ」から始まる落ち着いたものに驚かされる。このツアーを収録したアルバム「STAGE」が当初は実際のコンサートと前後半を入れ替えて収録されたのも、あまりに当時のロック・コンサートのイメージとは異なるオープニングだったからであろう。もちろん現在ではこの時代の評価も固まり、実際の曲順に沿って完全収録されているのはご存知の通りである。


01. Warszawa *
02. Heroes
03. What In The World
04. Be My Wife
05. The Jean Genie
06. Blackout
07. Sense Of Doubt
08. Breaking Glass
09. Fame
10. Beauty And The Beast
11. Band Introductions
12. Five Years
13. Soul Love
14. Star

01. Hang On To Yourself
02. Ziggy Stardust
03. Suffragette City
04. Art Decade
05. Moon Of Alabama
06. Station To Station
07. TVC15
08. Stay
09. Rebel Rebel


Helden. DEN-101/102

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