David Bowie ‘Brilliant Live Adventures’ Series Out Now
The David Bowie Brilliant Live Adventures series of live albums – collecting six concerts recorded between 1995-99 – are available to buy individually on CD and vinyl now.
Overwhelming demand for all six live albums – Ouvrez Le Chien (Live Dallas 95), No Trendy Rechauffe (Live Birmingham 95), LiveAndWell.com (1997), Look At The Moon! (Live Phoenix Festival 97), Something In The Air (Live Paris 99) and At The Kit Kat Club (Live New York 99) – has meant they have been made available again on the Dig! shop. The albums can be bought individually on CD or vinyl through the Dig! store and are also offered in bundles along with a variety of different merchandise.
Ouvrez Le Chien was previously a streaming-only live album and features audio recorded at the Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, 13 October 1995, during the US leg of the Outside tour.
No Trendy Réchauffé (Live Birmingham 95) was recorded at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre on 13 December 1995 as part of the Big Twix Mix Show festival. Excerpts from it were filmed and aired by the BBC, while Bowie’s performances of Moonage Daydream and Under Pressure were included on the Hallo Spaceboy CD single.
The No Trendy Réchauffé setlist boasts rare live performances of Jump They Say and Strangers When We Meet. The live album also includes two versions of Hallo Spaceboy, the second of which was tied to a music video Bowie was set to release for the song at the time, but never did. The track was eventually remixed by the Pet Shop Boys for a single release and an alternative promotional video was made.
DAVID BOWIE LIVEANDWELL.COM is a live album previously released in 2000 in limited quantities to BowieNet subscribers. This expanded edition includes two bonus tracks: Pallas Athena and V-2 Schneider.
Recorded live at The Phoenix Festival, Long Marston, England on 20 July 1997, Look At The Moon! features such previously unreleased rarities as a cover of Laurie Anderson’s O Superman, which the band had also played at their secret show as ‘The Tao Jones Index’ show at the festival the previous day.
Something In The Air (Live Paris ’99) is a 15-track live album, featuring 12 previously unreleased recordings and three B-sides of singles from the ‘hours…’ album. The day of the show was a momentous one for Bowie, as that afternoon he was awarded the Commandeurs of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the highest artistic honour that France can bestow.
And the final album in the series, David Bowie At The Kit Kat Klub (Live New York 99) is a 12-track live album, recorded on 19 November 1999 in front of an invite-only audience of fans and contest winners.
The show was recorded and filmed for webcast the following month via Liveonline.net. The audio from the show was previously only available as a 12-track promotional CD.