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24 February 2021

David Bowie’s ‘Something In The Air (Live Paris 99)’ Gets Reissue

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The fifth release in David Bowie‘s Brilliant Live Adventures series has been announced and will be Something In The Air (Live Paris 99).

Something In The Air (Live Paris 99) will be released on 12th March on CD and 2LP formats, and contains 12 previously unreleased recordings and three B-sides from the hours… album, which was released on 4th October 1999. The album was recorded live at the Elysée Montmartre in Paris. It was mixed by Mark Plati, and features Bowie backed by Page Hamilton – guitar, Gail Ann Dorsey – bass, vocals, Mark Plati – guitar, Sterling Campbell – drums, Mike Garson – piano, keyboards, synthesisers and Emm Gryner and Holly Palmer –backing vocals.

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.

The Elysée Montmartre performance was one of only seven full shows promoting the ‘hours…’ album. For this special limited run of gigs, Bowie dug deep into his back catalogue making these shows particularly memorable. Standout tracks include Can’t Help Thinking About Me, first released in 1966 and not performed live in over 30 years, Word On A Wing from Station To Station reinstated into the set after a 23-year absence; Drive-In Saturday, performed for the first time since 1974, and hours… track Something In The Air in its first live performance.

This record is the penultimate in the box set of David Bowie live albums. Brilliant Live Adventures is a series of six live albums from various 90s era Bowie performances being released on vinyl and CD as limited one run only pressings. The albums and limited edition boxes for both vinyl and CD to house the full collection will be available only via the David Bowie official store and Dig!

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Previous releases include Look At The Moon (Live Phoenix Festival 97); LIVEANDWELL.COM and No Trendy Réchauffé (Live Birmingham 95)

Something In The Air (Live Paris 99) will be on sale via Dig! and Bowie’s official website on Friday (26th February).

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