David Bowie’s ‘Brilliant Live Adventures (1995-1999)’ Announced
London Parlophone Records has announced the release details for David Bowie Brilliant Live Adventures, a series of six live albums from the 90s which will be released on vinyl and CD as limited, one run only pressings. There will also be special limited edition boxes for both the vinyl and CD, so fans can house the full collection. The albums and boxes will only be available via the David Bowie official store and our Dig! store.
The first three albums, as well as the special limited edition boxes will be release pre-Christmas, while the other three albums will be out early next year.
The first release on CD and 2LP is David Bowie Ouvrez Le Chien (Live Dallas 95), which has previously only been available to stream. The album was recorded live at the Starplex Amphitheater in Dallas on the 13th October 1995, during the US leg of the Outside tour. The title, meaning “open the dog” in French, originally appeared in the song All The Madmen taken from The Man Who Sold The World, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in November of this year. Bowie also used the phrase in the lyrics of his 1993 single Buddha Of Suburbia, once again spelling “ouvre” without a Z. The Z was restored when the phrase and its English translation were prominently featured in the stage set of the 1995 Outside tour.
Ouvrez Le Chien was produced by David Bowie and recorded by Steve Guest. The musicians are David Bowie – vocals and saxophone, Carlos Alomar – rhythm guitar, Reeves Gabrels – lead guitar and vocals, Gail Ann Dorsey – bass and vocals, Zachary Alford – drums, Peter Schwartz – musical director, keyboards and synthesisers, George Simms – vocals, Mike Garson – piano and keyboards.
The cover image of the album was taken by Iman during the ’95 tour.
Ouvrez Le Chien (Live Dallas 95) is available on ISO Records/Parlophone on CD and 2LP, on 30th October.
The full collection of Brilliant Live Adventures will be available exclusively from David Bowie’s Official Store and via Dig! and can be ordered here