Plaza of Nations
Vancouver, British Columbia
September 06, 1997
David Bowie - vocals + 12 string guitar + saxophone
Reeves Gabrels - guitar
Mike Garson - piano + keyboards + samples
Gail Ann Dorsey - bass + synthesizer + vocals
Zachary Alford - drums + percussion + samples
The 1st show of the North American leg of the Earthling Tour.
No support act, just a DJ: in Vancouver it was DJ Luke.
The Edgewater Stage at the Plaza of Nations was an outdoor sheltered venue on the north side of False Creek.
General Admission tickets only.
The Man Who Sold The World
Waiting For The Man
The Jean Genie
I'm Afraid Of Americans
Battle For Britain (The Letter)
Seven Years In Tibet
Looking For Satellites
The Hearts Filthy Lesson
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Panic In Detroit
Dead Man Walking
White Light White Heat
Look Back In Anger
All The Young Dudes
Surprisingly clear, given the source & the venue.
This was out for trade in about 2003.
The girl that taped it on an auto-reverse cassette recorder said she bought a new 100min metal tape for the job.
There is quite a bit of tape garble near the beginning, and some level adjustments during Quicksand lose a bit of the 2nd verse. Most of the garbled part clears up after Queen Bitch, and on the flip side, there is some garble during Look Back In Anger.
You can hear the tapers preparing for the tape flip during Fame, and they successfully push the auto-reverse between Fame & Satellites, losing virtually nothing. They don't record the applause, and shut off right after Little Wonder. There are a few other small dropouts, and spot in the beginning of V2 Schneider where the tape gets paused for a moment. Tape runs out in Dudes, but the entire show is essentially here. Great Job!
Unfortuantely, this came from a set of Flacs prepared for JBT called "The Man Who Sold The Eye" and and those had some really bad gaps near the beginning of every track and needed a lot of repair, as removing the silences still left it a bit bumpy. Repairs and retracking were done in Sound Studio. It sounds like a decent master transfer, but better lineage might reveal a slightly-improved version.
A really great performance, with some unusual fills from the band.
No one is bored here.
Vancouver 97 Total Time 120:25
Disc One 55:47
db_1997-09-06_01 Quicksand (some tape garble) 04:22
db_1997-09-06_02 The Man Who Sold The World 03:35
db_1997-09-06_03 Queen Bitch (more tape garble) 03:30
db_1997-09-06_04 Waiting For The Man 04:40
db_1997-09-06_05 The Jean Genie 07:23
db_1997-09-06_06 I'm Afraid Of Americans 05:13
db_1997-09-06_07 Battle For Britain (The Letter) 04:33
db_1997-09-06_08 Fashion 03:39
db_1997-09-06_09 band intro 01:12
db_1997-09-06_10 Seven Years In Tibet 05:39
db_1997-09-06_11 Fame 04:20
db_1997-09-06_12 Stay 07:24
Disc Two 64:55
db_1997-09-06_13 Looking For Satellites 05:24
db_1997-09-06_14 Under Pressure 04:02
db_1997-09-06_15 The Hearts Filthy Lesson 05:04
db_1997-09-06_16 Hallo Spaceboy 05:07
db_1997-09-06_17 Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 05:23
db_1997-09-06_18 Little Wonder 05:51
db_1997-09-06_19 band intro 01:06
db_1997-09-06_20 Panic In Detroit 04:16
db_1997-09-06_21 Dead Man Walking 04:12
db_1997-09-06_22 White Light White Heat 03:55
db_1997-09-06_23 O Superman 09:05
db_1997-09-06_24 V-2 Schneider (small cut) 05:46
db_1997-09-06_25 Look Back In Anger (more tape garble) 04:27
db_1997-09-06_26 All The Young Dudes (cuts off) 01:07
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