David Bowie 1987-06-21 Cardiff ,Arms Park Rugby ground - Fair Weather Heart - SQ -8

David Bowie 1987-06-21 Cardiff ,Arms Park Rugby Ground – Fair Weather Heart –
Sound Quality Rating

101. Purple Haze.flac
102. Carlos’s Guitar Intro.flac
103. Up The Hill Backwards.flac
104. Glass Spider.flac
105. Up The Hill Backwards.flac
106. Day In Day Out.flac
107. Bang Bang.flac
108. Absolute Beginners.flac
109. Loving The Alien.flac
110. China Girl.flac
111. Fashion.flac
112. Scary Monsters.flac
113. All The Madmen.flac
114. Never Let Me Down.flac
115. Big Brother.flac
116. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family.flac
117. 87 & Cry.flac
201. Heroes.flac
202. Time Will Crawl.flac
203. Band introductions.flac
204. Beat Of Your Drum.flac
205. Sons Of The Silent Age.flac
206. Dancing With The Big Boys.flac
207. Zeroes.flac
208. Let’s Dance.flac
209. Fame.flac
Encore:
210. Blue Jean.flac
211. Modern Love.flac

Label : From The Hunky Geordie Tapes – HUG159CD
Audio Source : audience
Lineage : Maxell XLII C90 x 2 (arcorman) > Denon DRM-500 tape deck
Taper: ???
Recording Location: ???
Total running time : 2:01:07
Sound Quality : noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Attendance : 45.000
Artwork : By Steve23yh

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.

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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

David Bowie 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

David Bowie The Glass Spider Tour Boek part 1 David Bowie The Glass Spider Tour Boek part 2

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foto: WalesOnline

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Notes

iZotope RX2 denoiser minimally used for hiss removal (disc 1 only).
Quite a lot of volume rebalancing required.

Tape flip at beginning of Absolute Beginners – seamless.
Strange tremolo wobble at the beginning of China Girl is on the source tape.
Gap during Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family at 1:50, then a tape flip at 2:31. Both fade-out/in.
Tape flip at start of Fame – seamless.

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