David Bowie 2003-11-23 Dublin ,Point Theatre – Luck Of The Irish – SQ 9
101. Intro Music.flac
102. Rebel Rebel.flac
103. New Killer Star.flac
105. Fame .flac
107. Sister Midnight.flac
109. All The Young Dudes.flac
111. Be My Wife.flac
112. China Girl.flac
113. The Loneliest Guy.flac
114. The Man Who Sold The World.flac
115. Fantastic Voyage .flac
116. Hello Spaceboy .flac
201. Sunday .flac
202. Band Intros .flac
203. Under Pressure.flac
204. Life On Mars.flac
205. Battle For Britain.flac
206. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon.flac
207. Ashes to Ashes .flac
208. The Motel.flac
209. Loving The Alien.flac
210. Breaking Glass.flac
211. 5.15 The Angels Have Gone.flac
212. Never Get Old.flac
301. I’m Afraid Of Americans.flac
302. “Heroes” .flac
303. Bring Me The Disco King.flac
304. Slip Away.flac
305. Heathen (The Rays).flac
306. Five Years.flac
307. Hang On To Yourself.flac
308. Ziggy Stardust.flac
Label: No label
Audio Source: audience
Total running time: 2:47:34
Note: Good quality audience recording – I’d give it SQ 9
Attendance: . . . . . . .
22 and 23 November 2003 at The Point, Dublin
Review: Kevin Courtney
Bowie’s on sale again and, for two nights in a row, the fans are buying. The Point is stuffed on Saturday night for Bowie’s Reality tour, but are we just living out a rock ‘n’ roll fantasy, or does the Thin White Duke still rule?
Happily, Bowie performed plenty of his classic songs from the 1970s, and some of his better hits from the 1980s, but the reality is that he also played a lot of material from latter-day albums such as Earthling, Hours…, Heathen and his most recent platter Reality.
If, however, you went to the bar or the bathroom during these songs, then you missed a whole dimension of Dave, not to mention half the gig.
At 56, Bowie is looking lean, trim but still superbly iconic; his skeletal grin beaming down on the Dublin audience as he attempts to greet us as Gaeilge.”Conas ataw shin?” he asks, very nearly getting it right. “Gurramahagive!” he cries, hitting the mark this time.
Fame gives us a taster of classics to come, but a cover of The Pixies’ Cactus packs more of a sting. China Girl gives guitarists Earl Slick and Gerry Leonard a chance to spar, while The Loneliest Guy lets pianist Mike Garson loose and lets Bowie show some emotion. Under Pressure allows bassist Gail Ann Dorsey to show her vocal prowess, as she handles Freddie Mercury’s part with kid gloves – not my favourite Bowie song but definitely a high point of the show.
Sometimes, the old songs didn’t fit the new band very well; Ashes To Ashes was a pale ember, while Changes seemed to slip like quicksilver into thin air. Life On Mars, however, was triumphant.
Visually, Bowie kept it linear, with one wide screen behind the band, and a second screen above the crowd, giving us close-ups of Bowie’s bone-structure. He strolled suavely along a raised walkway for Bring Me The Disco King, and jumped around on it for Hallo Spaceboy.
This multi-dimensional show ended with a trilogy of Five Years, Hang On To Yourself, and Ziggy Stardust, all from his seminal album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. What a starman