David Bowie 2004-04-01 Toronto ,Air Canada Center ,Canada - SQ 8,5

David Bowie 2004-04-01 Toronto ,Air Canada Center ,Canada – SQ 8,5

01 intro music.flac
02 Rebel Rebel.flac
03 Modern Love.flac
04 New Killer Star.flac
05 Fame.flac
06 Cactus.flac
07 All the Young Dudes.flac
08 China Girl.flac
09 Never Get Old.flac
10 The Loneliest Guy.flac
11 The Man Who Sold the World.flac
12 Hallo Spaceboy.flac
13 Sunday.flac
14 Heathen.flac
15 Under Pressure.flac
16 Days.flac
17 Slip Away.flac
18 Looking for Water.flac
19 Ashes to Ashes.flac
20 Hang On To Yourself.flac
21 Quicksand.flac
22 I’m Afraid of Americans.flac
23 “Heroes”.flac
24 Starman.flac
25 Five Years.flac
26 Suffragette City.flac
27 Ziggy Stardust.flac

Label: No label
Audio Source: audience > DPA4011 mics > Sony PCM-M1 DAT
Total running time: 2:11:23
Note: Good quality audience recording – I’d give it SQ 8,5
Attendance: . . . . . . .
Artwork: None.

Review : Chuck Mogat
Back in 1990, a forward-looking David Bowie vowed to blow out his old songbook one last live time with the hit-laden Sound + Vision tour. A decade-and-a-half later, the erstwhile “thin white duke” seems to have come to terms with the fact that, collectively, his back catalogue remains bigger than he ever was, or is ever likely to be again. Accordingly, the set list for Bowie’s ongoing Reality tour relies heavily on the shape-shifting, genre-melding artist’s material of yore. While Bowie has trotted out the oldies on occasion since 1990, those efforts to mine the velvet goldmine haven’t been nearly as extensive as they are this time out. In fact, were it not for the tour’s moniker, even those particularly devoted fans in attendance could have been forgiven for being unaware that Bowie had a new disc in the offering. But whereas Sound + Vision was effectively a “greatest hits” tour, this latest trek presents more of a “best of” package, as curated by someone well versed in the deeper, slightly more obscure recesses of Bowie’s musical oeuvre. Sure, there was plenty to satisfy meat and potato fans (like show-opener “Rebel Rebel” and Let’s Dance tracks “Modern Love” and “China Girl), but even the fat guy dressed up like the wizard from Labyrinth must have been at least a little surprised and delighted to hear Dave turn in a rare rendition of the Hunky Dory epic “Quicksand,” or re-establish his claim to “All the Young Dudes” and the Queen co-written “Under Pressure.” A glossed-up version of the Pixies’ “Cactus” served as another of the set’s higher points of interest, along with at least half of the tracks from Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust. In stark contrast to the pretence of that era, though, this was Bowie at his most casual and relaxed, sharing laughs with the audience and carrying on between songs. That backyard barbecue vibe, compounded with an undeniably uplifting set by show-opening happy cult the Polyphonic Spree, and a ubiquitous curtain of pot smoke, helped to deliver the feel-good concert experience of the year.

April 1, 2004, at Air Canada Centre:
“He opened his set with a storming Rebel Rebel and kept it buzzing early on with an anthemic All the Young Dudes and a slightly anemic Fame,” wrote The Globe’s Simon Beck, about Mr. Bowie’s make-good concert after a 2003 postponement. “But this was not the greatest-hits show it was hyped up to be. And not for nothing. During every new song, the audience patiently sat through while waiting for Major Tom to reorbit, it was clear Mr. Bowie was most in his element. His energy level seemed to surge in reverse relation to the crowd’s familiarity with the songs.”

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