David Bowie / The White Room / 1CD+1Bonus DVDR

David Bowie / The White Room / 1CD+1Bonus DVDR / David Bowie Archive Series
Westway Studios, London, UK 14th December 1995 plus Bonus DVDR “The White Room The Video” STEREO SBD(from Original Masters)

The complete Channel 4 TV recording for “The White Room” music show hosted by Mark Radcliffe

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impact! 】 A new master of the full master of the superb stereo sound board that no one has ever heard has been discovered. It is an emergency release decision with a permanent preservation press CD.
“The shocking master of the marvelous ground was recorded in London, December 14, 1995”. It is not a regular tour live, but a TV program “THE WHITE ROOM” recorded at Westway Studio. At that time, Bowie was also an “OUTSIDE TOUR” that opened up new ground. First of all, let’s look back at the activity and check the position.

● 1995
<< September 25 “OUTSIDE” released >>
・ September 14-October 31: North America # 1 (27 performances)
・ November 14-December 13: UK (16 performances)
・ December 14: THE CHANNEL 4 appearance ← ★ This work ★
● 1996
・ January 17-February 20: Europe # 1 (23 performances)
・ June 4-13: Japan (7 performances)
・ June 18-July 21: Europe # 2 / Israel (20 shows)

This is the overall picture of “OUTSIDE TOUR”. This tour also realized Japan performances, but this work is about half a year before. It was a TV program that appeared on the following day after the tour of my home country that had been held until December 13th. Of course, because it is a program, the pattern was broadcast and has become one of the famous professional shots from that time, but the problem is lengthy. Only 4 songs were broadcast because of the program frame, and only 17 minutes were known. Of course, until now, it was thought that “4 songs are all”, but in the actual field there were 10 songs, about 57 minutes of performance. This work is a stereo sound board recording that makes the whole story more pleasant.
Moreover, the quality is super-perfect and perfect. Usually, new excavation sound boards are often rough, but this work is different. It is carefully mixed due to the fact that it is recorded on TV, and the sound quality, pitch and balance are all perfect. It is a superb sound board that can be officially released as it is without any need for remastering.
The TV performance depicted in that quality is also wonderful. First of all, let’s organize the set including the increase.

● 70s-80s (5 songs)
・ THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD: The Man Who Sold the World
・ LODGER: Look Back In Anger / Boys Keep Swinging (★)
・ SCARY MONSTERS: Teenage Wildlife
・ Others: Under Pressure (★)
● 90s (5 songs)
・ BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE: Jump They Say (★)
・ 1. OUTSIDE: The Heart’s Filthy Lesson / The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty) (★) / Hallo Spaceboy / We Prick You
* “★” marks are the four songs that have been broadcast.

… and it looks like this. It is compact because it is not a concert but a TV appearance, but the essence of “OUTSIDE TOUR” is condensed there. Speaking of 1995, the sound board of the St. Louis performance is famous, but there are also “Boys Keep Swinging” and “Jump They Say” that cannot be heard.
More than that, performance. Although it is not a hall but an in-house studio live, it is like a stage concert to put the heat in front of the audience. As mentioned above, the tour performance has been repeated up to the previous day, so the ensemble is well handled, and the momentum and combination are preeminent. The taste and the taste are different from the performance imaged in TV appearance.
However, there are some scenes that seem to be recorded on television. That is “Under Pressure”. Although it was a performance that did nothing on the TV broadcast version, this was actually a re-shoot. During the performance, the show’s camera crew pulls out Gale Ann Dorsey’s cable. Bowie stopped playing by saying “Wow, wow, wow, the lady’s bass went off”. Try again. Not only is it not possible to make mistakes on the tour, but also chooses to redo recovery immediately without considering the dust. Even the mood unique to such broadcast recordings can be enjoyed with the official super-superior sound.

Whatever the case, there are a number of live performances that will be the first experience and superb quality. The performance that was supposed to be only 4 songs was unreleased for about 40 minutes … Sound board album of shock that can enjoy the panoramic view that only the fans and people concerned were aware of in Kanze official grade quality. Please enjoy the permanent preservation press CD!

★ Only 4 songs are broadcast on TV. Complete version is the first ever

衝撃! これまで誰も聴いた事のなかった超極上ステレオ・サウンドボードの完全版マスターを独自ルートで新発掘。永久保存プレスCDで緊急リリース決定です。
驚天動地の衝撃マスターが記録されたのは「1995年12月14日ロンドン」。通常のツアー・ライヴではなく、ウェストウェイ・スタジオで収録されたテレビ番組“THE WHITE ROOM”です。当時のボウイは新境地を拓いた“OUTSIDE TOUR”でもありました。まずは、その活動全景を振り返り、ポジションを確かめてみましょう。

・12月14日:THE CHANNEL 4出演 ←★本作★

これが“OUTSIDE TOUR”の全体像。このツアーでは日本公演も実現しましたが、本作はその約半年前。12月13日まで行っていた母国ツアーを終わらせ、その翌日に出演したテレビ番組でした。もちろん、番組ですからその模様は放送され、当時から有名プロショットの1つとなってきたわけですが、問題は長さ。番組枠の関係で4曲しか放送されず、17分ほどしか知られてこなかったのです。もちろん、これまでは「4曲がすべて」と考えられてきたわけですが、実際の現場では10曲・約57分のパフォーマンスが行われていた。本作は、その一部始終をつまびらかにするステレオ・サウンドボード録音なのです。

・THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD:The Man Who Sold the World
・LODGER:Look Back In Anger/Boys Keep Swinging(★)
・SCARY MONSTERS:Teenage Wildlife
・その他:Under Pressure(★)
・1. OUTSIDE:The Heart’s Filthy Lesson/The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)(★)/Hallo Spaceboy/We Prick You

……と、このようになっています。あくまでもコンサートではなくTV出演なのでコンパクトですが、そこに“OUTSIDE TOUR”のエッセンスをギュッと凝縮。1995年と言えば、セントルイス公演のサウンドボードが有名ですが、そこでは聴けない「Boys Keep Swinging」「Jump They Say」も披露されています。
とは言え、いかにもテレビ収録っぽいシーンもある。それは「Under Pressure」。テレビ放送版では何事もない演奏でしたが、実はこれは撮り直しだった。演奏中に番組のカメラ・クルーがゲイル・アン・ドーシーのケーブルを引っこ抜いてしまうのです。ボウイは「Wow, wow, wow, The lady’s bass went off(おいおい、彼女のベースが消えたぞ)」と言って演奏を中止。再度やり直すのです。ツアーでは考えられないミスというだけでなく、リカバリーを微塵も考えず即座にやり直しを選ぶ。そんな放送収録ならではのムードまでオフィシャル級の超極上サウンドで楽しめてしまうのです。




01. Introduction
02. Look Back In Anger
03. The Hearts Filthy Lesson
04. The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (as Beauty)
05. Under Pressure [I] TVクルーがベースのケーブルを引っかけて抜いてしまうアクシデント発生
06. Under Pressure [II] やり直し
07. Hallo Spaceboy
08. Boys Keep Swinging
09. Jump They Say
10. We Prick You
11. The Man Who Sold The World
12. Teenage Wildlife

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


The David Bowie Archive Series / DBAS04


David Bowie / The White Room The Video / 1DVDR / Non Label

Westway Studios, London, UK 14th December 1995 PRO-SHOT

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This main press CD is a superb stereo sound board album that reveals a panoramic view of the studio live that no one has ever known. Of course, bonuses are unnecessary for quality and significance, but this performance is for TV programs in the first place. Because it is famous as a professional shot, I want you to enjoy the sight together. For that purpose, it is decided to come with a special bonus.

[December 14, 1995: THE WHITE ROOM (4 songs)] That’s why the performance in the “December 14, 1995 Westway Studio” is the same as the main press CD. A multi-camera pro-shot broadcast on the TV program “THE WHITE ROOM”. Its quality is superb. There is an analog feeling in the texture for the air check master at that time, but there is no dubbing marks or master deterioration. That is exactly the time of the day, with glossy colors on every corner of the screen. It is a masterpiece that is beautiful even with a modern eye familiar with digital images.
The performance depicted in the visual beauty is a great tension. Even if “Under Pressure” was discovered on the main press CD, the performance of folding with “The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)”, “Hallo Spaceboy”, and “Boys Keep Swinging” is not considered a studio. Dissipates heat. Furthermore, the enthusiasm is transmitted more intensely due to the narrowness of the broadcast studio and the repeated bursts of Bowie’s face. Camera work that can only be done on TV with a performance that is unlikely to be a TV performance. Although it is about 17 minutes, the scale is incomparable to the main press CD, but it’s a hot pro shot that makes your hand hurt unexpectedly.

[Delicious bonus video (2 songs)] Although it is such “THE WHITE ROOM”, Shishimuraku is as short as 4 songs. Therefore, in this work, two bonus TV pro shots of the same period were recorded. One is “Strangers When We Meet” of BBC’s famous program “TOP OF THE POPS” recorded on “November 8, 1995”, and the other is “November 23, 1995” MTV Award “award ceremony performance. The former was just before the “UK” tour, the schedule of the main commentary, and the latter was in the “UK” tour.
“This is different from“ THE WHITE ROOM ”, which is just like a studio live. However, on the other hand, the costumes and writing are elaborate by the program. It is also a promo clip style, and it is a video that is drawn into Bowie’s first-class world view.

It is a video work where you can enjoy the superb quality of the perfectionist Bowie who creates a unique world view that is different from the stage. On top of that, it teaches the “other side” of the main press CD, and is one piece that expands the imagination many times. Please enjoy it with the new excavation live album that you can fully enjoy the unknown performances of the “OUTSIDE” era.


【1995年12月14日:THE WHITE ROOM(4曲)】
と言うわけで、本作に収められているのは本編プレスCDと同じ「1995年12月14日ウェストウェイ・スタジオ」でのパフォーマンス。テレビ番組“THE WHITE ROOM”で放送されたマルチカメラ・プロショットです。そのクオリティは極上。当時のエアチェック・マスターのために質感にアナログ感はありますが、ダビング痕やマスター劣化はまるでなし。それこそ画面の隅々まで艶やかで発色も当時そのもの。デジタル映像に見慣れた現代の眼で見ても美しい絶品マスターです。
その映像美で描かれるパフォーマンスは、凄いテンション。本編プレスCDでやり直しが発覚した「Under Pressure」にしても淀みなく、「The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)」「Hallo Spaceboy」「Boys Keep Swinging」と畳みかけていく演奏はスタジオとは思えない熱量を発散している。さらに放送局スタジオの狭さや、ボウイの顔が画面からハミ出す超ドアップの連発のために、その熱気が一層強烈に伝わってくる。TVパフォーマンスらしからぬ熱演にして、TVでしかあり得ないカメラワーク。約17分と、本編プレスCDとは比べものにならない尺ではありますが、グーに握った手が思わず痛くなる熱いプロショットなのです。

そんな“THE WHITE ROOM”ではありますが、惜しむらくは4曲という短さ。そこで、本作ではさらに同時期のTVプロショットを2曲ボーナス収録しました。1つは「1995年11月8日」に収録されたBBCの名物番組“TOP OF THE POPS”の「Strangers When We Meet」で、もう1つは「1995年11月23日」に出演した“MTVアワード”の授賞式パフォーマンス。前者は本編解説のスケジュール言うところの「英国」ツアー直前で、後者は「英国」ツアー中でした。
こちらはスタジオ・ライヴ然とした”THE WHITE ROOM”とは違い、いかにもTV用パフォーマンスといった感じ。しかし、その一方で衣装やライティングが番組独自で凝りっ凝り。プロモクリップ風でもあり、ボウイ一流の作り込んだ世界観に引き込まれる映像です。


1. Introduction
2. Under Pressure
3. The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)
4. Hallo Spaceboy
5..Boys Keep Swinging

Bonus Tracks

BBC Studio, London, UK 8th November 1995

6.Strangers When We Meet

Le Zenith, Paris, France 23rd November 1995

7. The Man Who Sold The World


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