Tuesday, November 10, 2020

David Bowie continues 1990s live series with Birmingham concert release

David Bowie will release a 1995 concert from Birmingham, UK as the second project in a six-part series of 1990s concert recordings billed as “Brilliant Live Adventures (1995-1999).”

Due November 20, “No Trendy Réchauffé (Live Birmingham 95)” captures the iconic rocker in performance at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on December 13, 1995.

The event marked the final show of the Outside tour and was the first night of a five night festival promoted as "The Big Twix Mix Show”. Bowie’s set list features rare live versions of “Jump They Say” and “Strangers When We Meet” – the latter featuring lyrics that inspired the album’s title.

The project also delivers two versions of “Hallo Spaceboy,” the second of which was filmed as “Spaceboy” and was intended to be the project’s next single at the time; the video was never completed, as the track was subsequently remixed by the Pet Shop Boys for single release and an alternative promotional video made.

Excerpts from the show were broadcast by the BBC, and “Moonage Daydream” and “Under Pressure” were mixed by David Richards for release on the “Hallo Spaceboy” CD single. Both versions on this album are previously unreleased, included here as played and mixed on the night they were performed.

The live series – which sees albums issued individually, on vinyl and CD – was launched with the October 30 release of “Ouvrez Le Chien (Live Dallas 95)”. David Bowie
“No Trendy Réchauffé (Live Birmingham 95)”

Release date: November 20

Look Back In Anger
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)
The Man Who Sold The World
Hallo Spaceboy
I Have Not Been To Oxford Town
Strangers When We Meet
Breaking Glass
The Motel
Jump They Say
Teenage Wildlife
Under Pressure
Moonage Daydream
We Prick You
Hallo Spaceboy (version 2)

See also:

David Bowie livestream tribute concert announced
David Bowie announces 1990s live album series
David Bowie to release The Man Who Sold The World 50th anniversary edition
David Bowie to release Young Americans 45th anniversary gold vinyl edition
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