David Bowie 1997-08-06 Leeds ,Town & Country Club

David Bowie 1997-08-06 Leeds ,Town & Country Club

Setlist
01. Quicksand
02. The Man Who Sold the World
03. Queen Bitch
04. The Jean Genie
05. I’m Afraid of Americans
06. Battle for Britain (The Letter)
07. Fashion
08. Seven Years in Tibet
09. Fame
10. Outside
11. Stay
12. Looking for Satellites
13. Under Pressure
14. The Heart’s Filthy Lesson
15. Hallo Spaceboy
16. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
17. Little Wonder
Encore
18. Dead Man Walking
19. White Light/White Heat
20. O Superman
21. Look Back in Anger

Wednesday the 6th of August 1997, it was; a balmy evening outside, sweltering inside; the sense of expectancy, especially once you had fully absorbed the fact that very soon you would be stood less than 15 feet away from the great man, palpable. Reeves Gabrels on guitar, Gail Ann Dorsey on bass, Zachary Alford on drums and the seemingly perennial Mike Garson on keyboards were already on stage as this ethereal vision appeared to float into view from stage left. Dressed in a brilliant white shirt slashed to the navel, improbably blonde, bronzed and handsome, wreathed in beatific smiles and strumming the opening chords to Quicksand on an acoustic guitar, this really was the man who fell to earth. For all the world this surely was David Bowie stood before us, but it could equally have been some alien from outer space such was the otherworldliness of this being and its presence. In many respects what ensued barely mattered, as this experience could surely never be repeated or bettered. But Quicksand was followed, naturally, by The Man Who Sold The World. And Queen Bitch was then followed by The Jean Genie in what was, and probably still is, the strongest fusillade of four songs to ever open any show. The rest of the performance was dominated by songs from Earthling, the album that the tour was there to promote. I’m Afraid Of Americans was edgy, sinister and paranoid whilst the melody of Hallo Spaceboy was still rattling around in my brain for days afterwards such was the all-consuming power of its thunderous groove. But the entire evening still remains to this very day completely consumed by that grand entrance.

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