David Bowie 1990-08-05 Milton Keynes ,Milton Keynes Bowl – At The National Bowl – (Unicorn 2020).
Sound Quality Rating
01. Space Oddity.flac
02. Rebel Rebel.flac
03. Ashes To Ashes.flac
04. Fashion – Band Introduction.flac
05. Life On Mars.flac
06. Pretty Pink Rose.flac
07. Blue Jean.flac
08. Lets Dance.flac
10. Ziggy Stardust.flac
11. China Girl.flac
12. Young Americans.flac
13. Suffragette City.flac
16. The Jean Genie.flac
17. White Light White Heat.flac
18. Modern Love.flac
Label : Unicorn – UNCD025 (2020)
Audio Source : Stereo Soundboard recording
Lineage : UK FM Broadcast Tapes
Taping Gear : Unknown
Recording Location: Recorded in front of a 65,000 crowd
Total running time : 1:22:38
Sound Quality : Excellent quality! Equals record or radio
Attendance : 65.000
Artwork : Yes
Recorded in front of a 65,000 crowd at the MK National Bowl in 1990, this was part of the worldwide ‘Sound & Vision’ tour that fell inbetween the 2 Tin Machine albums, this recording of the full set is claimed to be ‘available for the first time on this CD’. Given this release is missing 4 tracks (Sound And Vision, Station To Station, Fame & Gloria*) that is at best an exaggerated claim.
* – it could be argued that ‘Gloria’ is not an actual track, as it is medleyed in with ‘The Jean Genie’, but that would be mere semantics IMO.
It was a hot summer’s day back in 1990 that a crowd of 65,000 gathered at the Milton Keynes Bowl to watch David Bowie in concert.
As temperatures soared fans were treated for dehydration, sun burn and heat exhaustion. It was the second time that David Bowie has played Milton Keynes.
It was billed as a farewell as Bowie said it would be the last time he would perform his hit songs of the past three decades. The concert was also attend by fellow musicians Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics and Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama and Shakespeare’s Sister.
“Bowie always someone who’s kept skirting around the edge and because of that you can learn a lot from him.
“He’s always experimenting.”
– DAVE STEWART, MUSICIAN
“I think he’s spawned a whole generation of pop stars. He’s one of my heroes.
“I enjoyed it – I was out there dancing with the rest of them,”
– SIOBHAN FAHEY, MUSICIAN
David Bowie Tour band 1990 – Sound+Vision Tour
Bowie specifically chose a smaller band for the tour, saying in a contemporary interview that “It’s a much smaller sound. It’s not quite as orchestrated as any of the other tours. The plus of that is that there is a certain kind of drive and tightness that you get with that embryonic line-up, where everybody is totally reliant on the other two or three guys, so everybody gives a lot more”
• David Bowie – vocals, guitar, saxophone[
• Adrian Belew – guitar, backing vocals, music director
• Erdal Kızılçay – bass guitar, backing vocals
• Rick Fox – keyboards, backing vocals
• Michael Hodges – drums