David Bowie 2004-01-11 Minneapolis ,Target Center (Master) (off Source 1 The Fridge AKA Alzeppelin) SQ 8,5

David Bowie 2004-01-11 Minneapolis ,Target Center (Master) (off Source 1 The Fridge AKA Alzeppelin) SQ 8,5
Taper: “The Fridge” aka: alzeppelin
Location: Floor 1 (Earl Slick side) Row 14 Seat 4

101 Mr. Fridge Intro.flac
102 Intro Music.flac
103 Rebel Rebel.flac
104 New Killer Star.flac
105 Reality.flac
106 Fashion.flac
107 Hang On To Yourself.flac
108 Fame.flac
109 Cactus (Pixies Cover).flac
110 All The Young Dudes.flac
111 China Girl.flac
112 Fall Dog Bombs The Moon.flac
113 The Man Who Sold The World.flac
114 Hallo Spaceboy.flac
115 Sunday.flac
116 Under Pressure.flac
117 Life On Mars.flac
201 Battle For Britain (The Letter).flac
202 Ashes To Ashes.flac
203 Changes.flac
204 Panic In Detroit.flac
205 Im Afraid Of Americans.flac
206 “Heroes”.flac
207 Pablo Picasso (Modern Lovers Cover).flac
208 Be My Wife.flac
209 Fantastic Voyage.flac
210 White Light White Heat (Velvet Undergound Cover).flac
211 Five Years.flac
212 Suffragette City.flac
213 Ziggy Stardust.flac
214 Setlist Please.flac

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.”

Info Taper The Fridge:
My first time seeing the Thin White Duke in concert and it was definately not the last.
Bowie put on an excellent show and was very talkative and energetic given it was very early in
the American leg of the Reality tour. He messes around with the band during the 1st try at China Girl
then makes them start it over which I don’t think happens very often.

You can really tell how some artists sincerely enjoy performing live and Bowie is no exception. The
concert was a steal at $60 for a 2 and a quarter hour show…my what a difference a few years
makes. 🙁

The recording turned out superb since I was located very close to the stage left PA and was
blessed with respectful and SOBER audience members on all sides of me. I love it when all the
factors come together for a great sounding tape!

Included are copies of the actual setlist I received from the soundman after the show and a scan
of my original ticket for the show.

Source: 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

Musicians:
David Bowie, vocals, guitar, harmonica
Earl Slick, guitar
Gerry Leonard, guitar
Gail Ann Dorsey, bass, backing vocals
Sterling Campbell, drums
Mike Garson, piano
Catherine Russel, guitar, percussion,backing vocals

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