David Bowie 1983-08-27 Landover ,Washington DC ,Capital Center (Source 4) (Lake Ogleton)
Sound Quality Rating
01. Look Back in Anger.flac
03. What in the World.flac
04. Golden Years.flac
06. Lets Dance.flac
07. Breaking Glass.flac
08. Life On Mars.flac
10. Cat People.flac
11. China Girl.flac
12. Scary Monsters.flac
13. Rebel Rebel.flac
14. White Light White Heat.flac
15. Station to Station.flac
16. Cracked Actor.flac
17. Ashes to Ashes.flac
18. Space Oddity.flac
19. band intros.flac
20. Young Americans.flac
22. TVC 15.flac
25. The Jean Genie.flac
Label : No labe
Audio Source : audience
Lineage : off master cassette > cassette (1st gen copy)
Total running time : 2:02:00
Sound Quality : noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Attendance : 14.736
Artwork : None
Audio Source: audience > audience master cassette > cassette (1st gen copy)
Total running time: 2:02:00
Note: Good quality audience recording ,Pretty nice given the lousy acoustics of The Capital Centre ; I’d give it SQ -8
Attendance: your typical 19,000+ seat basketball/hockey arena. Capacity for basketball was 18,756
This is a real fantastic concert
“Ladies and gentlemen,on stage at the Capital Center for the firsT time in over five years – David Bowie and his band !”
During the band intro there is again quite some jabbering by Bowie, the only intelligible words being; “Just a little something we have in here to screw up. By the way thank you very much for coming. In 1976 I made an album called Young Americans“,which is followed by a cheerful version of the title song thereof. “1976” he says; oh well, dates have never been his forte; whenever he mentions dates he is usually one or two years off the mark. “All the way from Washington” Bowie sings,and ofcourse the audience respond to that!
On the way to the show I had a car break-down.
We had to hitchhike about 60 miles in from Delaware. Good thing we left early.
A kind 18-wheeler driver picked me and my girlfriend up on the side of the road and went out of his way to drop us off, literally, at the door of the Spectrum. Cool.
The music video for Modern Love was shot at the Spectrum the following evening.
Bowie played three nights in Philly. That’s about 50,000 seats total.
This is a very well-documented tour with lots of shows circulating.
I don’t know if this Landover show is a rare one, but this is, to the best of my knowledge,
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
The Borneo Horns:
• Steve Elson – saxophones
• Stan Harrison – saxophones, woodwinds
• Lenny Pickett – saxophones, woodwinds
• George Simms – backing vocals
• Frank Simms – backing vocals