David Bowie 1978-05-27 Marseilles ,Palais des Sports - Marseilles ,Fr ,May 27 ,1978 - SQ -8.

David Bowie 1978-05-27 Marseilles ,Palais des Sports – Marseilles ,Fr ,May 27 ,1978 –
Sound Quality Rating

01. Intro – Warszawa.flac
02. “Heroes”.flac
03. What In The World.flac
04. Be My Wife.flac
05. The Jean Genie.flac
06. Blackout – Sense of Doubt.flac
07. Band introductions – Five Years .flac
08. Soul Love.flac
09. Star.flac
10. Hang On To Yourself (cuts in).flac
11. Ziggy Stardust.flac
13. Fame.flac
14. Beauty And The Beast.flac
15. Alabama Song.flac
16. Station To Station.flac
Encore:
17. Stay.flac
18. Breaking Glass.flac
19. TVC-15.flac
20. Rebel Rebel.flacc

Label : No label
Audio Source : audience
Lineage : 1st generation audience recording > > (prob. cass.) > 1st gen reel (mono)
Taping Gear : Unknown
Taper: French Gentleman
Recording Location: Unknown
Total running time : 1:38:19
Sound Quality : noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Attendance : 7.500
Artwork : by Ethiessen1

Rather an unusual sequence at first sight; most likely you’ll think someone has been funny enough to hustle all the songs, but during this concert something happened. After Blackout the electricity failed and a French girl took a header around Bowie’s neck. Later he would say: “I didn’t know where she came from and I didn’t have time to ask her name,but anyway, there she was suddenly with her arms around my neck,a thigh between my knees and her tongue so far down my throat that I feared I must surely choke or suffocate before she came up forair”.
A forced interval of more than an hour followed, but when it was over,Bowie came on again and after a couple of French words to the audience,he in­ troduced the band. All this ,togethrer with the fact that presumable ,there was not enough time to play all the songs, made Bowie change the sequence.

 David Bowie Marseilles 1978-05-27-fr David Bowie Marseilles 1978-05-27-bk David Bowie Marseilles 1978-05-27-ins-bk

This is another surprise…..the history goes something like this. Bowie played Marseilles in ’78, and the story goes the power went out during Blackout, and after a delay the show started again. Back then I think an hour or so is a good guess as to how long people had to wait. One could speculate that it was the work of a crazy in-house hired hand, right? I mean a blackout right at the end of Blackout? In reality, the power goes out a little into Sense of Doubt, so maybe the crazy hired hand was a little slow on the draw. You can hear it on the tape for just a couple of seconds then it cuts back to the next song, but I have separated Sense Of Doubt even though it’s only a few seconds in that everything goes.

Tour band 1978 – The Low and Heroes World Tour :
David Bowie – vocals, chamberlain
Adrian Belew – lead guitar, backing vocals
Carlos Alomar – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (music director)
George Murray – bass guitar, backing vocals
Dennis Davis – drums, percussion
Roger Powell – keyboards, synthesizer ,Moog Taurus bass pedals ,backing vocals (except 11–14 November 1978)
Dennis Garcia – keyboards, synthesizer (11–14 November 1978 only)
Sean Mayes – piano, string ensemble, backing vocals Simon House – electric violin
Simon House – electric violin.

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