David Bowie 2004-01-11 Minneapolis ,The Target Center (Master) (off Source 1 The Fridge AKA Alzeppelin).
Sound Quality Rating
101. Mr.Fridge (taper) Intro.flac
102. Intro Music.flac
103. Rebel Rebel.flac
104. New Killer Star.flac
107. Hang On To Yourself.flac
109. Cactus (Pixies Cover).flac
110. All The Young Dudes.flac
111. China Girl.flac
112. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon.flac
113. The Man Who Sold The World.flac
114. Hallo Spaceboy.flac
116. Under Pressure.flac
117. Life On Mars.flac
201. Battle For Britain (The Letter).flac
202. Ashes To Ashes.flac
204. Panic In Detroit.flac
205. Im Afraid Of Americans.flac
207. Pablo Picasso (Modern Lovers Cover).flac
208. Be My Wife.flac
209. Fantastic Voyage.flac
210. White Light White Heat (Velvet Undergound Cover).flac
211. Five Years.flac
212. Suffragette City.flac
213. Ziggy Stardust.flac
214. Setlist Please.flac
Label : No label
Audio Source : Audience recording
Lineage : off DAT master
Taping Gear : Sony D8 -> 7 Pin -> Coax Digital Cable -> Echo Mia Soundcard -> Cooledit Pro
Taper: The Fridge AKA Alzeppelin
Recording Location: Floor 1 (Earl Slick side) Row 14 Seat 4
Total running time : 2:22:13
Sound Quality : Good. Equals record or radio/TV apart from a slight noise and some dullness.
Attendance : 5.500
Artwork : None
Playing for 5,500 fans, Bowie was “very comfortable in his own skin,” reported Bream. He encouraged the crowd to sing along on “All the Young Dudes” and took a mulligan on the opening of “China Girl.” He was still in great voice — in fact, wrote Bream, “in concert, he is a better singer than on CD/record — more intense, more dynamic, with more range and power. He sang as if the songs mattered to him as much as they obviously did to his fans.”
Bowie played for about 135 minutes, with a set about evenly divided among hits, deep tracks, and new material. Among the numbers he pulled out were the then-new “Reality,” “Life On Mars,” “Suffragette City,” “Fashion,” and “I’m Afraid of Americans,” which had been his calling card at Roy Wilkins seven years prior. “The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had enough arena-anthem choruses to keep the crowd rocking,” wrote Bream, “and enough genre-expanding experimentation to please the aging hipsters.”
On HowWasTheShow.com, David de Young wrote that it was “unquestionably a great rock show, but not for the reasons commonly cited. Neither the music nor the production were over the top. No new musical ground was broken. Instead, this show stands out because it was such pure David Bowie.”
At Target Center, Bowie also met his entire local audience — at least, in a manner of speaking.
“Saying he didn’t know our names,” wrote de Young, “he asked us to each introduce ourselves starting with the guy in the first seat, first row stage right. As this would have taken a while in a venue that seats up to 15,000, Bowie decided to have us all scream our names at once. Even those of us who might not normally do such things gladly participated, and I must say it was a cathartic as well as proud experience for me to scream, ‘DAVID!!!!!’ at the top of my lungs.”
Info Taper The Fridge:
My first time seeing the Thin White Duke in concert and it was definately not the last.
Bowie put on an excellent show and was very talkative and energetic given it was very early in the American leg of the Reality tour. He messes around with the band during the 1st try at China Girl then makes them start it over which I don’t think happens very often.
You can really tell how some artists sincerely enjoy performing live and Bowie is no exception. The concert was a steal at $60 for a 2 and a quarter hour show…my what a difference a few years makes. 🙁
The recording turned out superb since I was located very close to the stage left PA and was blessed with respectful and SOBER audience members on all sides of me. I love it when all the factors come together for a great sounding tape!
Included are copies of the actual setlist I received from the soundman after the show and a scan of my original ticket for the show.
Source: Coresound High-end Binaurals > Bass Roll-off Box > Sony D100 > Master 48 khz DAT
Transfer: Master DAT > Sony D8 > 7 Pin > Coax Digital Cable > Echo Mia Soundcard -> Cooledit Pro (downsample, normalize levels) > CDWAV (track splits) > FLAC
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