David Bowie 1983-11-19 Sydney ,R.A.S. of N.S.W. Showgrounds (Blackout) SQ 7+

David Bowie 1983-11-19 Sydney ,R.A.S. of N.S.W. Showgrounds (Blackout) SQ 7+

David Bowie 1983-11-19 Sydney ,R.A.S. of N.S.W. Showgrounds (Blackout)
Sound Quality Rating

01. Look Back In Anger.flac
02. “Heroes”.flac
03. What In The World.flac
04. Golden Years.flac
05. Fashion.flac
06. Let’s Dance.flac
07. Breaking Glass.flac
08. Life On Mars.flac
09. Sorrow.flac
10. Cat People.flac
11. China Girl.flac
12. Scary Monsters.flac
13. Rebel Rebel.flac
14. White Light White Heat.flac
15. Station To Station.flac
16. Cracked Actor.flac
17. Ashes To Ashes.flac
18. Space Oddity.flac
19. Band Introductions.flac
20. Young Americans.flac
21. Fame.flac
22. Star.flac
23. Stay.flac
24. Jean Genie.flac
25. Modern Love.flac

Label : From the Blackout archives
Audio Source : audience
Lineage : TDK SA60 Tapes
Total running time : 1:50:42
Sound Quality : Much noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Attendance : 30.900
Artwork : None

Not the best quality, a bit overmodulated in places, really a party tape.
Sounds like it was recorded close with actives around the microphone. Overall I would say listenable but not the first one you’ll throw on around your fellow Bowiephiles. Funny how the apparent well is pretty dry from the Australian leg of the 1983 tour. I was looking through the Concert Tapes book and nothing from Perth has ever surfaced for 1983 or Adelaide. Just surprised for such a mammoth tour. This recording is complete, there are several small interruptions between songs which I have tightened up, the full encore break is included.

The audience were extremely Ilysterical,though unfortunately agressively rather than enthusiastically hysterical. From the very moment Bowie came on the crowd started pressing forward, jumping, etc. ,which resulted in people being thrown forward and backward,from left to right,so that finally it got really dangerous to find oncself in the area near Lhe stage. Gradual­ly,when more and more people decided not to risk their lives but to keep some distance from the stage and watch the concert on the video screen,the atmosphere got slightly calmer. In spite of all this Bowie tells them the Australian audience is great; hopefully he does not include this Sydney audience in his praise,for it would certainly make me doubt Bowie’s since­ rity: For,everyone knows Bowie hates a violent audience. But I suppose it’s primarily the audiences at his prevjous coneerts that he has ill mind,when quite neutrally he mentions the ‘Australian audience’.

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
backing vocals
• George Simms – backing vocals
• Frank Simms – backing vocals

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

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