David Bowie 2004-01-11 Minneapolis ,Target Center (Matrix Aud-IEM) - SQ 8,5

David Bowie 2004-01-11 Minneapolis ,Target Center (Matrix Aud-IEM) – SQ 8,5

01 Intro.flac
02 Rebel Rebel.flac
03 New Killer Star.flac
04 Reality.flac
05 Fashion.flac
06 Hang On To Yourself.flac
07 Fame.flac
08 Cactus.flac
09 All The Young Dudes.flac
10 China Girl.flac
11 Fall Dog Bombs the Moon.flac
12 The Man Who Sold the World.flac
13 Hallo Spaceboy.flac
14 Sunday.flac
15 Band Intros.flac
16 Under Pressure.flac
17 Life On Mars.flac
18 Battle For Britain (The Letter).flac
19 Ashes To Ashes.flac
20 Changes.flac
21 Panic In Detroit.flac
22 I’m Afraid of Americans.flac
23 “Heroes”.flac
24 Encore Break.flac
25 Pablo Picasso.flac
26 Be My Wife.flac
27 Fantastic Voyage.flac
28 White Light White Heat.flac
29 Five Years.flac
30 Suffragette City.flac
31 Ziggy Stardust.flac

Label: No label
Audio Source: audience
Taper: alzeppelin
Location: Floor 1 (Earl Slick side) Row 14 Seat 4

Source 1 : Coresound High-end Binaurals > Bass Roll-off Box > Sony D100 > Master 48 khz DAT
Transfer: Master DAT > Sony D8 > 7 Pin > Coax Digital Cable > Echo Mia Soundcard ->
Cooledit Pro (downsample, normalize levels) > CDWAV (track splits) > FLAC Level 8

Source 2: ICOM Scanner > Sony MZ-R700 Minidisc
Transfer: Master MDs > Sony MDS-NT1 > Harddrive > Cooledit Pro (normalize levels/track splits) >
FLAC Level 8

Total running time: 2:13:42
Note: Good quality audience recording – I’d give it SQ 8,5
Attendance: . . . . . . .
Artwork: None.

Playing for 5,500 fans, Bowie was “very comfortable in his own skin,” reported Bream. He encouraged the crowd to sing along on “All the Young Dudes” and took a mulligan on the opening of “China Girl.” He was still in great voice — in fact, wrote Bream, “in concert, he is a better singer than on CD/record — more intense, more dynamic, with more range and power. He sang as if the songs mattered to him as much as they obviously did to his fans.”

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Bowie played for about 135 minutes, with a set about evenly divided among hits, deep tracks, and new material. Among the numbers he pulled out were the then-new “Reality,” “Life On Mars,” “Suffragette City,” “Fashion,” and “I’m Afraid of Americans,” which had been his calling card at Roy Wilkins seven years prior. “The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had enough arena-anthem choruses to keep the crowd rocking,” wrote Bream, “and enough genre-expanding experimentation to please the aging hipsters.”

On HowWasTheShow.com, David de Young wrote that it was “unquestionably a great rock show, but not for the reasons commonly cited. Neither the music nor the production were over the top. No new musical ground was broken. Instead, this show stands out because it was such pure David Bowie.”

At Target Center, Bowie also met his entire local audience — at least, in a manner of speaking.

“Saying he didn’t know our names,” wrote de Young, “he asked us to each introduce ourselves starting with the guy in the first seat, first row stage right. As this would have taken a while in a venue that seats up to 15,000, Bowie decided to have us all scream our names at once. Even those of us who might not normally do such things gladly participated, and I must say it was a cathartic as well as proud experience for me to scream, ‘DAVID!!!!!’ at the top of my lungs.”

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