David Bowie 1983-11-20 Sydney ,RAS Showgrounds – Who Can Be To Be Forgotten? –
Sound Quality Rating
102. Look Back In Anger.flac
104. What In The World.flac
105. Golden Years.flac
107. Let’s Dance.flac
108. Breaking Glass.flac
109. Life On Mars.flac
111. Cat People.flac
112. China Girl.flac
113. Scary Monsters.flac
114. Rebel Rebel.flac
115. White Light White Heat.flac
201. Station To Station.flac
202. Cracked Actor.flac
203. Ashes To Ashes.flac
204. Space Oddity.flac
205. band introductions.flac
206. Young Americans.flac
210. The Jean Genie.flac
211. Modern Love.flac
Label : From The Hunky Geordie Tapes – HUG199CD
Audio Source : audience
Lineage : TDK D60 x 2 (lo gen)
Total running time : 1:55:20
Sound Quality : very good. Equals record or radio apart from a slight noise and some dullness.
Attendance : 30.900
Artwork : By steve23yh
Bowie was in the right mood for this concert,he joked with the banu and was quite gay – it was a real good concert,and the audience were calmer and less agressive than the night before. Yet,the area near the stage remained a hazardous place. This tape was taken from there: as early as Look Back in Anger there is fighting galore: “Get out of there” a man screams, “fuck off!” someone else. There is so much screaming and yelling that it,almost drowns the music. “Don’t hit me,for God’s sake,don’t hit me!” a man is yelling hysterically (and I mean: hysterically!) as if he feels his last minute has come. It is not known to me whether this person has survived.
“Terrific” Bowie calls out after Space Oddity. “You’re lovely. Very sad to say that this is the last gig of our Australian tour and we can’t say how much we’ve enjoyed it. It’s been very good and we are coming back”.“Yeaaaaah!” the audience reply,and after the band intro: “And YOU! So what are your names. All at once … one-two-three” which is followed by a confusion of 30,000 tongues!
At the beginning of Stay,just when Bowie starts singing, something happens: the musicians are not in harmony,and for a second they don’t know what to do. One fears they must stop and start anew,but it is not quite as bad as that; it’s amazing how quickly they recover!
Tour band 1983 – The Serious Moonlight World Tour :
• David Bowie – lead vocals, guitar, saxophone
• Earl Slick – guitar
• Carlos Alomar – guitar, backing vocals, music director
• Carmine Rojas – bass guitar
• Tony Thompson – drums, percussion
• Dave Lebolt – keyboards, synthesizers
The Borneo Horns:
• Steve Elson – saxophones
• Stan Harrison – saxophones, woodwinds
• Lenny Pickett – saxophones, woodwinds
• George Simms – backing vocals
• Frank Simms – backing vocals
Light hiss removal using iZotope RX2 denoiser.
A bit lightweight, so lower frequencies boosted using the Goldwave Equalizer tool, bass boost preset.
Legacy tape flip between Life On Mars? and Sorrow – removed – seamless.
Muted bit in crowd noise after Space Oddity (4:59) – removed cleanly.
Tape flip between Young Americans and Fame – seamless.
SBEs fixed using TLH.