David Bowie 1997-01-09 New York ,Madison Square Gardens – Save The Children –
Sound Quality Rating
One day after his 50th Birthday, david played a special birthday celebration concert at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. Invitated guests were Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, The Cure’s Robert Smith, Lou Reed and Billy Corgan with the opening act being London band, Placebo. Proceeds from the concert went to the “Save The Children” foundation.
101. Little Wonder.flac
102. The Hearts Filthy Lesson.flac
103. Scary Monsters (with Frank Black).flac
104. Fashion (with Frank Black).flac
105. Telling Lies.flac
106. Hallo Spaceboy (with The Foo Fighters).flac
107. Seven Years In Tibet (with The Foo Fighters).flac
108. The Man Who Sold The World.flac
109. The Last Thing You Should Do (with Robert Smith).flac
110. Quicksand (with Robert Smith).flac
111. Battle For Britain (The Letter).flac
112. The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (As Beauty).flac
113. I’m Afraid of Americans (with Sonic Youth).flac
114. Looking For Satellites.flac
201. Under Pressure.flac
203. Queen Bitch.flac
204. Waiting For The Man.flac
205. Dirty Boulevard.flac
206. White Light White Heat.flac
207. Moonage Daydream.flac
208. Happy Birthday.flac
209. All The Young Dudes.flac
210. The Jean Genie.flac
211. Space Oddity.flac
212. Little Wonder.flac
213. Telling Lies.flac
Label : Optimum – 01/02
Audio Source : Soundboard/Broadcast
Lineage : Unknown
Taping Gear : Unknown
Recording Location: Unknown
Total running time : 2:11:02
Sound Quality : very good. Equals record or radio/TV apart from a slight noise and some dullness.
Attendance : Unknown
Artwork : Yes
David Bowie and his contingency of superstar guests blew the big steel doors off of Madison Square Garden on January 9, 1997 during his 50th birthday bash. The supporting cast included such luminaries as Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Robert Smith of the Cure, and Lou Reed.
A very nice issue with excellent sound quality!
During the opening number, “Little Wonder” (from the forthcoming Earthling album),a transparent screen, on which videos were superimposed, hung at stage front. Midway through the song, the screen lifted, allowing a clearer view of the band. Bowie looked elegant as hell, dressed in a knee-length jacket over an otherwise all-black outfit, sporting a well-trimmed goatee and a spiked coif of flaming red hair.
After a couple more songs, among them “Scary Monsters,” the guests started to filter in, including the Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth and Robert Smith. Needless to say, the biggest response was awarded to “the King of New York” (Bowie’s words), Lou Reed.
In 1979, Jean Rook, of the Daily Express, asked him how he would face up to being 50 years old. “I shall welcome it, Lord yes,” Bowie responded. “Pop stars are capable of growing old. Mick Jagger at 50 will be marvelous — a battered old rouÈ — I can just see him.
An aging rock star doesn’t have to opt out of life. When I’m 50, I’ll prove it.”