David Bowie 1985-07-13 London ,Wembley Stadium – Live Aid – SQ 9,5

David Bowie 1985-07-13 London ,Wembley Stadium - Live Aid - SQ 9,5

David Bowie 1985-07-13 London ,Wembley Stadium – Live Aid –
Sound Quality Rating

01. TVC15.flac
02. Rebel rebel.flac
03. Modern love.flac
04. Band introduction.flac
05. “Heroes”.flac

Label :
Audio Source : FM Broadcast
Lineage : Live broadcast via German radio
Taping Gear : Unknown
Taper: Unknown
Recording Location: Unknown
Total running time : 0:18:06
Sound Quality : Excellent quality! Equals record or radio
Attendance : 72.000
Artwork : None

David Bowie performing at Live Aid in front of 72,000 people in Wembley Stadium, London on the 13th July, 1985. The event was organised by Sir Bob Geldof

David’s performance, sandwiched between those by Queen and the Who, was very strong that day. While I prefer his usual sidemen this statement found in the Salon review (link below) “…it was the energy of this band of newcomers that sold the material this day.
This wasnít an established artist rolling out the parade of hits with nothing to lose. Everyone on that stage was at the top of their A game.
It was a mix of excitement, energy, and sheer terror that combined for a bright, crisp performance that invigorated the crowd at this point in a very long day.*

This is the broadcast mix, which favors Neil Conti’s drms so much that when he hits the tom tom’s for the chorus in “TVC15” you can literally picture the sound waves shaping the sound image inside your head.

“Bowie was supposed to play five songs, but agreed to leave ìFive Yearsî out of the set so that his time could be used to show documentary footage of the famine in Ethiopia instead. Bob Geldof said, ìBowie was sobbingÖhe says, I want to drop a song and introduce this.î ”

The band that day:
David Bowie: vocals
Keys & backing vocals: Thomas Dolby
Guitar: Kevin Armstrong
Bass: Matthew Seligman
Drums: Neil Conti
Percussion: Pedro Ortiz
Sax: Clare Hurst
Backing vocals: Tessa Niles and Helena Springs

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