David Bowie 2003-11-23 Dublin ,The Point Theatre – Luck Of The Irish –
Sound Quality Rating
101. Intro Music.flac
102. Rebel Rebel.flac
103. New Killer Star.flac
105. Fame .flac
107. Sister Midnight.flac
109. All The Young Dudes.flac
111. Be My Wife.flac
112. China Girl.flac
113. The Loneliest Guy.flac
114. The Man Who Sold The World.flac
115. Fantastic Voyage .flac
116. Hello Spaceboy .flac
201. Sunday .flac
202. Band Intros .flac
203. Under Pressure.flac
204. Life On Mars.flac
205. Battle For Britain.flac
206. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon.flac
207. Ashes to Ashes .flac
208. The Motel.flac
209. Loving The Alien.flac
210. Breaking Glass.flac
211. 5.15 The Angels Have Gone.flac
212. Never Get Old.flac
301. I’m Afraid Of Americans.flac
302. “Heroes” .flac
303. Bring Me The Disco King.flac
304. Slip Away.flac
305. Heathen (The Rays).flac
306. Five Years.flac
307. Hang On To Yourself.flac
308. Ziggy Stardust.flac
Label : No label
Audio Source : Audience recording
Lineage : Unknown
Taping Gear : Unknown
Recording Location: Unknown
Total running time : 2:47:34
Sound Quality : very good. Equals record or radio/TV apart from a slight noise and some dullness.
Attendance : 12.000
Artwork : yes
Note: Also known as Irish Reality
The second of two nights at the venue. 36 songs and just under three hours – that’s why the Irish were lucky.
Oh no…. no no no… Bowie! What!!! such a loss… Ziggy Stardust… Major Tom… I have tears flowing tonight… and I don’t cry easily, and not for celebrities. But this… this is my youth! Always an inspiration! The Man Who Fell To Earth! Labyrinth…. I am sooo glad that I saw him in concert, the China Girl tour… it was fantastic! Rough Trade opened… Good Bye David Bowie, thank you for the hours and hours and hours of dancing frenzy… so much fun… Let’s Dance… China Girl… all of them… Thank you, may you rest peacefully in an ocean of love. Good night.
22 and 23 November 2003 at The Point, Dublin
Review: Kevin Courtney
Bowie’s on sale again and, for two nights in a row, the fans are buying. The Point is stuffed on Saturday night for Bowie’s Reality tour, but are we just living out a rock ‘n’ roll fantasy, or does the Thin White Duke still rule?
Happily, Bowie performed plenty of his classic songs from the 1970s, and some of his better hits from the 1980s, but the reality is that he also played a lot of material from latter-day albums such as Earthling, Hours…, Heathen and his most recent platter Reality.
If, however, you went to the bar or the bathroom during these songs, then you missed a whole dimension of Dave, not to mention half the gig.
At 56, Bowie is looking lean, trim but still superbly iconic; his skeletal grin beaming down on the Dublin audience as he attempts to greet us as Gaeilge.”Conas ataw shin?” he asks, very nearly getting it right. “Gurramahagive!” he cries, hitting the mark this time.
Fame gives us a taster of classics to come, but a cover of The Pixies’ Cactus packs more of a sting. China Girl gives guitarists Earl Slick and Gerry Leonard a chance to spar, while The Loneliest Guy lets pianist Mike Garson loose and lets Bowie show some emotion. Under Pressure allows bassist Gail Ann Dorsey to show her vocal prowess, as she handles Freddie Mercury’s part with kid gloves – not my favourite Bowie song but definitely a high point of the show.
Sometimes, the old songs didn’t fit the new band very well; Ashes To Ashes was a pale ember, while Changes seemed to slip like quicksilver into thin air. Life On Mars, however, was triumphant.
Visually, Bowie kept it linear, with one wide screen behind the band, and a second screen above the crowd, giving us close-ups of Bowie’s bone-structure. He strolled suavely along a raised walkway for Bring Me The Disco King, and jumped around on it for Hallo Spaceboy.
This multi-dimensional show ended with a trilogy of Five Years, Hang On To Yourself, and Ziggy Stardust, all from his seminal album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. What a starman
David Bowie Tour band 2003-2004 A Reality Tour
A Reality Tour was a worldwide concert tour by David Bowie in support of the Reality album. The tour commenced on 7 October 2003 at the Forum Copenhagen, Denmark, continuing through Europe, North America, Asia, including a return to New Zealand and Australia for the first time since the 1987 Glass Spider Tour. Bowie retired from performing live in 2006, making this tour his last.
The tour grossed US$46 million, making it the ninth-highest-grossing tour of 2004.
The Tour band
• David Bowie – vocals and acoustic guitar
• Earl Slick – lead guitar
• Gerry Leonard – guitar, backing vocals
• Gail Ann Dorsey – bass guitar, vocals
• Sterling Campbell – drums, percussion
• Mike Garson – keyboards, piano
• Catherine Russell – backing keyboards/backing vocals
Start date 11 June 2002
End date 23 October 2002