Tuesday, October 2, 2018

David Bowie: Glastonbury 2000 live package due this fall

David Bowie’s full set at the Glastonbury Festival in 2000 will see its release for the first time on November 30.

Available in multiple editions including 2CD/DVD, 3LP, 2CD and standard and high resolution digital formats, "Glastonbury 2000" documents Bowie’s legendary Sunday night headline performance at the annual UK event.

The package includes the full 21 song greatest hits set and for the first time, a DVD of the entire show (only 37 minutes of which has ever been broadcast on TV) including the Glastonbury performance of “Heroes”, a highlight of the record-breaking ‘David Bowie Is…’ exhibition and the only track that has been previously released.

All formats feature the singer’s diary, originally written for Time Out, which documents him preparing for the show in his own inimitable manner:

“As of 1990 I got through the rest of the 20th century without having to do a big hits show,” he writes. “Yes, yes, I know I did four or five hits on the later shows but I held out pretty well I thought…big, well known songs will litter the field at Glastonbury this year. Well, with a couple of quirks of course.”

“I often get asked what the best set I've seen here at Glastonbury is, and Bowie's 2000 performance is always one which I think of first,” says Glastonbury co-organizer Emily Eavis. “It was spellbinding; he had an absolutely enormous crowd transfixed. I think Bowie had a very deep relationship with Worthy Farm and he told some wonderful stories about his first time at the Festival in 1971, when he stayed at the farmhouse and performed at 6am as the sun was rising. And he just played the perfect headline set. It really was a very special and emotional show.”

Emily’s father Michael, the founder of the festival who first met David at Glastonbury in 1971 adds: “He’s one of the three greatest of all-time: Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and David Bowie.”

Ahead of the Glastonbury release, Bowie’s team will issue an expansive box set entitled “Loving The Alien (1983-1988)” on October 12.

Highlighting the late musician’s work throughout the 1980s, the 11-CD or 15-LP package presents three studio albums from Bowie’s most commercially-successful period – 1983’s “Let’s Dance”, 1984’s “Tonight” and 1987’s “Never Let Me Down” – alongside a previously-unreleased 1983 live album, “Serious Moonlight”, the vinyl debut of "Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87)", the new remixes compilation “Dance”, and the non-album/alternate version/b-sides and soundtrack music compilation “Re:Call 4.”

David Bowie
“Glastonbury 2000”

Release date: November 30

2CD/DVD edition

CD 1

01. “Introduction (Greensleeves)”
02. “Wild Is The Wind”
03. “China Girl”
04. “Changes”
05. “Stay”
06. “Life On Mars?”
07. “Absolute Beginners”
08. “Ashes To Ashes”
09. “Rebel Rebel”
10. “Little Wonder”
11. “Golden Years”

CD 2

01. “Fame”
02. “All The Young Dudes”
03. “The Man Who Sold The World”
04. “Station To Station”
05. “Starman”
06. “Hallo Spaceboy”
07. “Under Pressure”
08. “Ziggy Stardust”
09. “Heroes”
10. “Let’s Dance”
11. “I’m Afraid Of Americans”


“Introduction (Greensleeves)”
“Wild Is The Wind”
“China Girl”
“Life On Mars?”
“Absolute Beginners”
“Ashes To Ashes”
“Rebel Rebel”
“Little Wonder”
“Golden Years”
“All The Young Dudes”
“The Man Who Sold The World”
“Station To Station”
“Hallo Spaceboy”
“Under Pressure”
“Ziggy Stardust”
“Let’s Dance”
“I’m Afraid Of Americans”

See also:

David Bowie streams Beat Of Your Drum 2018 remix
David Bowie streams Loving The Alien unboxing video
David Bowie: First demo recording unearthed and headed to auction
David Bowie: Loving The Alien box set highlights 1980s era
Search David Bowie at hennemusic