David Bowie 1983-04-26 Dallas ,Las Colinas ,Soundstage ,Tour Rehearsels (SBD RAW remastered) (Blackout) – SQ 8

David Bowie 1983-04-26 Dallas ,Las Colinas ,Soundstage ,Tour Rehearsels (SBD RAW remastered) (Blackout) - SQ 8

David Bowie 1983-04-26 Dallas ,Las Colinas ,Soundstage ,Tour Rehearsels (SBD RAW remastered) (Blackout).
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01. The Jean Genie (Intro).flac
02. Star.flac
03. “Heroes”.flac
04. What In The World.flac
05. Look Back In Anger.flac
06. Joe The Lion.flac
07. Wild Is The Wind.flac
08. Golden Years.flac
09. Fashion.flac
10. Let’s Dance.flac
11. Red Sails.flac
12. Breaking Glass.flac
13. Life On Mars?.flac
14. Sorrow.flac
15. Cat People.flac
16. China Girl.flac
17. Scary Monsters (w/false start).flac
18. Rebel Rebel.flac
19. I Can’t Explain.flac
20. White Light, White Heat.flac
21. Station To Station.flac
22. Cracked Actor.flac
23. Ashes To Ashes.flac

Label : From the Blackout archives
Audio Source : audience – Unknown Generation XLIIS90
Lineage : Soundboard
Total running time : 0:48:26
Sound Quality : noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Attendance : 0
Artwork : Saloca

This rehearsal is the day before the one that commonly circulates, so this dates April 26, 1983. It differs from the other session
(with the ‘Hey Ricky’ version being the definitive one) because the banter is different before Look Back In Anger. Prior to the 27th surfacing,
this was the definitive 1983 rehearsal tape, and yes, it does include Stevie Ray Vaughan. Although the quality is slightly less than the 27th,
this is still a soundboard, with very respectable sound. As a historical monument, it is no less significant.


One of the band counts off and the music starts. “Poor Jean Genie snuck in to the city,strung out on lasers and slash-back blazers,ate all the razors while pulling the waiters,talking ’bout Monroe!” Bowie sings,and without a pause Tony Thompsun drums the. intro to Star. In between numbers une can hear Bowie and the members of the band talk,laugh,and give instructions. After What in the World Carlos Alomar says: “Remember, if you don’t hear the a-a-a-cues – Stan ,your watch has run back and breaks our asses Ok , So remember,the minute we run back that’s a cue full. OK,uhm … Look Back”. The music is almost as good as on the tour tapes,although here and there one can hear that it is not yet perfect.
The band are not yet well adapted to one another and Bowie’s voice needs some warming up – certainly not all that he sings is beautiful. “Love me, love me, love me,say you do. Let me put my arms around you” is Bowie’s firstt phrase of Wild is the Wind.
In Golden Year’s one can hear how Bowie is trying to get the high tones in “Nothing is gonna touch you in these Golden Years – with little suc­cess; therefore,during the tour he sings it in a lower pitch. Before Golden Years one can hear Carlos talking: “What is hap­pening with these two microphunestands – one over here and one over there”. Carlos plays the beginning of china Girl: much out of tune,so he starts allover again. Then comes Scary Monsters,
but it sound shaky: they try again.

What makes this a really special tape is the fact that Stevie Ray Vaughan is still one of the band (in Cracked Actor this is quite evident!). He was to play throughout the tour but then suddenly got fired. One of the reasons was that he demanded more money per concert than had been agreed upon; another, the fact that he wanted to do the pre-programme of some concerts with his band Double Trouble (in order to promote his album Texas Flood). When he would not give in he was fired without mercy,so Bowie and his management had a gigantic. problem on
their hands. Earl Slicks ,the old hand ,was phoned up and he flew to Brussels straight away to start and try to master the entire repertory; this was 14 May: he had only four days for rehear­sing,while the band had four weeks! They must have been at their wits’ end to do this for,should he not manage to give a flawless gui tar performance! 18th May, then this would of
course be extremely counter-procuctive

David Bowie Tour band 1983 – The Serious Moonlight World Tour :
David Bowie – lead vocals, guitar, saxophone
Stevie Ray Vaughan – guitar
Carlos Alomar – guitar, backing vocals, music director
Carmine Rojas – bass guitar
Tony Thompson – drums, percussion
Dave Lebolt – keyboards, synthesizers
Steve Elson – saxophones
Stan Harrison – saxophones, woodwinds
Lenny Pickett – saxophones, woodwinds
George Simms – backing vocals
Frank Simms – backing vocals

David Bowie World Convention 1983
David Bowie – 1983 Souvenir Serious Moonlight Tour

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