In 1987, David Bowie was a superstar - pop icon and movie star. The CD's are the recording of the Montreal concert at the Olympic Stadium on August 30th, 1987. This is a fantastic concert - it is more of a spectacle than any that I have seen before from David Bowie. A combination of the era that it was performed in which is shown in the outfits and style of dancing etc. We have found it to be a thoroughly entertaining show which covers alot of his best songs. Nice bonus…the 'special edition' comes with an AUDIO cd of the concert from a different date…so you get varying versions of the songs (and some songs not in the concert film, tho the 'charlie sexton' and 'iggy pop and the stooges' numbers are not on the cd) Going to upload the dvd later.
David Bowie: In Memoriam. Liveandwell.com is a 1999 limited edition live album by David Bowie. It is not available commercially and could only be acquired by being subscribed to BowieNet at the time. The album is made up of recordings from the 1997 Earthling tour, featuring songs from the albums Earthling (1997) and 1. Outside (1995). A second release of the CD in 2000 came with a bonus disc made up of four rare remixes, one being the song "Fun", which was itself not released commercially.
Recorded live at the North East Art Rock Festival (NEARfest) on Sunday, June 29, 2003. Features the Glass Hammer choir, and a guest appearance by Rich Williams of Kansas performing “Portrait (He Knew).”
This, the third Glass Hammer release, was originally a limited edition run of 1000 copies for the real fanatics who simply couldn’t wait for the next full length GH epic. Featuring live rehearsal tracks from “Perelandra” and “Journey of the Dunadan” as well as unrecorded material from the period just after “Journey of the Dunadan” was released, the album has an irreverent, carefree feel to it and features scorching playing from all concerned.
Far more than a mere treat for the ears, Glass Hammer’s double-DVD set, Live at Belmont, is a veritable feast of both sight and sound. Superbly mixed in 5.1 surround sound, Live at Belmont delivers an experience that transports the viewer right to the front row of a magical live performance. Experience the world’s premier progressive rock band in all its majesty, supported by Belmont University’s 150+ member choir and The Adonia String Trio. As with their studio recordings, Glass Hammer’s Live at Belmont delivers progressive rock music the way it should be: overflowing with excitement, full of personality and emotion, expertly performed, and commanding the attention of all that listen.
Taking its title as a mockery of U2's self-mocking Achtung Baby, Oy Vey, Baby is one last dying gasp of the failed Tin Machine project. Not reaching nearly the appeal that was expected, with many Bowie fans being downright virulent in their dislike of this group, the Machine was unable to support themselves. (Interestingly, the roadies for this group were known to sport T-shirts that read "F*** You, I LIKE Tin Machine.") This is a rough record.
After having spent the the mid-'80s putting on his acting shoes for Absolute Beginners and Labyrinth, Bowie returned to music by grabbing his usual henchmen Carlos Alomar and Carmine Rojas and joining forces with old schoolmate Peter Frampton. NEVER LET ME DOWN found Bowie writing or co-writing everything with the exception of Iggy Pop's "Bang Bang." Songs such as "Day-In Day-Out" and "Time Will Crawl" were perfect Bowie songs that worked opposite ends of the spectrum; the everyday reality of a struggling woman living on the periphery of society versus the ambiguity of time itself.