David Bowie 1987-06-21 Cardiff ,Arms Park Rugby Ground - SQ 8

David Bowie 1987-06-21 Cardiff ,Arms Park Rugby Ground – SQ 8

01. Guitar intro.flac
02. Up the hill backwards.flac
03. Glass spider.flac
04. Day in day out.flac
05. Bang bang.flac
06. Absolute beginners.flac
07. Loving the alien.flac
08. China girl.flac
09. Fashion.flac
10. Scary monsters.flac
11. All the madmen.flac
12. Never let me down.flac
13. Big brother.flac
14. ’87 and cry.flac
15. “Heroes”.flac
16. Time will crawl.flac
17. Band introductions.flac
18. Beat on your drum.flac
19. Sons of the silent age.flac
20. Dancing with the big boys.flac
21. Zeroes.flac
22. Lets dance.flac
23. Fame.flac
24. Blue jean.flac
25. Modern Love.flac

Total time – 112:22

Source: VG from audience

Attendance 45.000

A good concert and first time David did a concert in Wales
In 1987, David Bowie embarked on the The Glass Spider Tour in support of the album
Never Let Me Down. The concert tour was the most ambitious by David Bowie surpassing
the previous Serious Moonlight Tour in terms of audience figures and number of performances.
It has been estimated by the conclusion of the tour a total of three million people had
attended beating his previous record set on the 1983 Serious Moonlight Tour

Anyway this show is quite famous as it’s the first rock concert from this venue.
The second was from U2 a month later,and that’s another story.

There are some tape flips, that I have smoothed out, after China Girl,
87 & Cry and Fame. I would split the CD’s after 87 & Cry.

The review
It was simply the biggest and best rock concert Wales has seen. A total of 50,000 people paid £750,000 to see a legend and it was worth every penny.

David Bowie, 40, fit and fantastic, sent the National Stadium in Cardiff wild with excitement with a set of hits, ancient and modern.
A taste of everything from Heroes from 1977 to Zeroes from his latest album, Never Let Me Down, echoed around a stadium more used to the hymns and arias of the rugby multitudes and Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The goal posts at the East Terrace end were replaced with a vast stage enveloped by a giant spider which incorporated a series of looping and stretching antennae.
On either side masking the whole of the daunting 260- speaker cabinet sound system were huge scaffolding towers painted gold.
Suddenly the strains of the Hendrix classic Purple Haze, played incongruously on strings, broke the silence of expectation which had hushed the stadium.
Enter guitarist Carlos Alomar to evoke the huge spider to free its brood and a host of spider -dancers descend followed by the main man himself suspended in a silver throne, speaking on a telephone.
Clad in blood red Teddy-boy style suit he threw himself into new material – Glass Spider , Day In – Day Out – surrounded and almost submerged by superb dancers and video crew.
For Bang Bang, Bowie was joined by a Latin dancer, whose seemingly endless leg draped over his shoulder.
And all the while the spiders – now not of Mars – wound around the web of scaffolding, followed by the roving video cameras, which relayed the action to two giant screens either side of the stage.

Info WalesOnline

Tour band 1987 – The Glass Spider Tour
• David Bowie – vocals, guitar
• Peter Frampton – guitar, vocals
• Charlie Sexton – guitar, backing vocals
• Carlos Alomar – guitar, backing vocals, music director
• Carmine Rojas – bass guitar
• Alan Childs – drums
• Erdal Kızılçay – keyboards, trumpet, congas, violin, backing vocals
• Richard Cottle – keyboards, saxophone, tambourine, backing vocals

Tour dancers
• Melissa Hurley
• Constance Marie
• Spazz Attack (Craig Allen Rothwell)
• Viktor Manoel
• Stephen Nichols
• Toni Basil (choreography)

Tour design
• Allen Branton – Lighting design
• Mark Ravitz – Set design
• Christine Strand – Video director

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foto: WalesOnline

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