David Bowie 1983-06-08 Paris ,France Hippodrome d’Auteuil (Source 2 VHS) –
Sound Quality Rating
01. JEAN GENIE INTRO.flac
04. WHAT IN THE WORLD.flac
05. GOLDEN YEARS.flac
07. LET’S DANCE.flac
08. BREAKING GLASS.flac
09. LIFE ON MARS.flac
11. CAT PEOPLE.flac
12. CHINA GIRL.flac
13. SCARY MONSTERS.flac
14. REBEL REBEL.flac
15. WHITE LIGHT WHITE HEAT.flac
16. CRACKED ACTOR.flac
16. STATION TO STATION.flac
18. ASHES TO ASHES.flac
19. SPACE ODDITY.flac
20. BAND INTRODUCTION.flac
21. YOUNG AMERICANS.flac
25. JEAN GENIE .flac
26. MODERN LOVE.flac
Label : No label
Audio Source : audience
Lineage : DVD source
Total running time : 1:30:51
Sound Quality : Much noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Attendance : 59.200
Artwork : JTB Art work
Note :Hang On To Yourself (missing)
This concert was a great succes
For the first time in this tour a screen was hung over the stage – as was sometimes done in ’74 – for simultaneous projection of the concert. A perfect solution: now people did not have to depend so much on their binoculars.
At 6pm there was first some French band which was not much of a hit,and was soon whistled down. At 7pm Dexys Midnight Runners who did have some succes with the audience up to the moment when singer Kevin Rowland said : “David Bowie is full of shit!”. What a nerve to say such a thing before 60,000 fans of the idol! He called Bowie a bad copy of Bryan Ferry (!) and later he told the British press: “We only agreed to the show because France is an important market for us – not because I have any respect for Bowie”. Instantaneously the group were drowned in whistling and showe red with tins and other missiles and they left the stage.
At 9. 15pm at last the concert started; the three carneramen were doing a good job,but it was another thirty minutes before the daylight had gone and the projections on the screen became quite visible.
This concert was a great succes; like the shows in Lyon and Frejus it was much praised in the press. After the concert there was a party to celaebrate the succes. Bowie was seen with Grace Jones and many papers showed pictures of the pair.
In one week’s time 60,000 tickets were sold,according to promotor Albert Koski. Not really exceptional in comparison with other countries,but for France this was a record!
Of this concert Bowie must have been quite nervous ,for this was his first time to perform for such an immense crowd (apart from the US Festival).
Tour band 1983 – The Serious Moonlight World Tour :
• David Bowie – lead vocals, guitar, saxophone
• Earl Slick – guitar
• Carlos Alomar – guitar, backing vocals, music director
• Carmine Rojas – bass guitar
• Tony Thompson – drums, percussion
• Dave Lebolt – keyboards, synthesizers
• Steve Elson – saxophones
• Stan Harrison – saxophones, woodwinds
• Lenny Pickett – saxophones, woodwinds
• George Simms – backing vocals
• Frank Simms – backing vocals