David Bowie 1983-05-27 Fréjus, Les Arènes (source 2) .
Sound Quality Rating
02 Jean Genie – Star.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 Station To Station.flac
17 Cracked Actor.flac
18 Ashes To Ashes.flac
19 Space Oddity.flac
20 Band Intro.flac
21 Young Americans.flac
22 Hang On To Yourself .flac
25 The Jean Genie.flac
26 Modern Love.flac
Label : No label
Audio Source : audience
Lineage : probably bootleg LP > Trade Tape > CD Recorder Sony RCD-W3
Total running time : 1:37:40
Sound Quality : noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Attendance : 14.460
Artwork : None
The audience are highly enthusiastic and Bowie sounds cheerful so it is a good concert.
Bowie sings through his nose or at least has a gigantic cold ,and the audience sound like a troop of whining biddies!
It often happens that a tape has the wrong speed owing to the use of inferior apparatus during re-taping.
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
I bought these tapes around 1985 : at this time the guy had two versions of this show, a very low gen one and the one who came from the bootleg version which was called ”Serious Moonlight 83”. I asked him the best version of the two, the low gen one but now, listening to it carefully after all these years I have doubts whether this is really the one I asked for, or if these tapes were used to make the LP…
Anyway, as I was listening to it maybe two years later, I accidentaly erased the introduction to it. Fortunately, I myself had the opportunity later to buy a version of that famous bootleg LP, “Serious Moonlight 83” from a guy that sold his bottleg collection. I grabbed the intro from it and edited my old tape, filling the blank in a very artisanal way counting the seconds not to erase more from it !
As you can imagine, the job was far from perfect : first the recording from the LP wasn’t running at the same speed, then the sound wasn’t as loud as on the tape. Finally there was a big noise which figured the transition between the two.
Thirty years later, here comes my job with Audacity : finally editing the band intro coming from my bootleg LP and joining it the best I could with my old tapes.
The resulting you have it now.