This DVD delivers on all counts. No one can really complain about the songs (as you get plenty)or thier quality. From the rousing Rebel Rebel as an intro to the legeddary Ziggy Stardust at the end it's a roller coaster ride through Bowie's well known and not so well known songs. A highlight is the mighty overlooked re-worked Loving The Alien.
Like other reviewers have stated there really are so many gems on here including:
All The Young Dudes- an audience rousing of singing and general euphoria.
Under Pressure - a song I was not ever that keen on has a new dimension with the wonderful voice of Gail Ann Dorsey bowies' bassist.
Life on Mars - just sublime even now.
Heathen - how this has become an audience favourite is beyond me (dont get me wrong I love it) but its tingling.
The Reality songs hold up very welll best for me being New Killer Star.
The Man Who Sold the World as it should be played.
A truly fantastic rendition of of Sister Midnight even as good as Iggys'
The obligatory Heroes but I wouldnt have it any other way.
The Ziggy finale to top it all off. We really do get to get our cake and eat it on this one.
This concert demonstrates the incredible strength of Bowie as a performer and also the strength of songs from all his periods. His performance of "Loving the Alien" shows that also songs from some of his belittled 1980s albums have terrific potential. Including some of the great songs he has written for others artists to record ("All the Young Dudes"/Mott the Hoople and "Sister Midnight"/Iggy Pop) gives you a rare opportunity to hear them performed by Bowie. "Sister Midnight" is fantastic. Recent songs like "Slip Away" and "Reality" shows that Bowie, unlike some others that have been around as long as he has, is as creative today as in the earlier years of his career. Bowie is old enough to be my dad - but what a cool dude he is! "Bring Me The Disco King" is even better in this live version than on the album.
Instead of making the concert a 'greatest hits' line-up Bowie has chosen a set that really has range from classics like "Changes", "Fame" and "Under Pressure" to less known songs like the wonderful "Fantastic Voyage" and "The Motel". The catch is that great classics like "Time", "Young Americans", "Golden Years", "Stay", "DJ", "Fashion", "Lets Dance" and "China Girl" are not included, but I think it sill makes for the more interesting and better concert.
It is hard to put your finger on something that is not good about this DVD. The only detail would be: Why is the menu music mixed so much louder than the concert itself?
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