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A Reality Tour
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Bowie fans can rejoice over the news that A REALITY TOUR is finally being released as a double-CD, an audio remastering of his hugely successful 2004 tour including three previously unreleased tracks from the concert: China Girl, Breaking Glass and Fall Dog Bombs The Moon.
Caught at the very apex of his storied career, fronting a crack band that spotlights guitarist Earl Slick, Bowie cuts loose with "Fame" (co-written with John Lennon); a thrilling audience sing-along version of "All The Young Dudes" (a huge hit Bowie penned for Mott The Hoople); "Under Pressure" (co-written by Bowie and members of Queen, including Freddie Mercury); and "Changes," the Bowie song that all but defines the man's career in a single word. With few exceptions, no other singer in the history of pop music has been around for this long and sounds as exciting now as he ever did!
The album features over 30 classic Bowie songs spanning from The Man Who Sold the World album (1970), all the way to Reality album (2003), along with collaborations such as Sister Midnight (with Iggy Pop) and "Under Pressure" (with Queen), and snippets and teasers of Bowie classics such as "Space Oddity" and "Golden Years" - this is essentially a Greatest Hits Live package!
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Among the highlights are the haunting acoustic version of "Loving the Alien" that finally does the song justice and saves it from its hollow studio take, a slow burning, eerie "Bring Me the Disco King," and a bone chilling "Life on Mars?" where the audience and performer are perfectly in sync. Throughout the show, Bowie is talkative and in great spirits, and you can't help but feel a bit bittersweet when you realize that this was shortly before his heart attack took him largely out of the public eye, save for last year's outstanding comeback "The Next Day."
The sound is impeccable: Bowie's voice bursts with volume and clarity, Earl Slick's guitar cuts like a knife, Mike Garson's piano work sparkles like wine, and the drums sound natural and propulsive throughout. "A Reality Tour" is a wonderful documentation of Bowie at the peak of his powers and having a blast showing them off.
Certainly coming out several years after the actual tour, one would first think that maybe Mr. Bowie is just needing to pay some bills. After all he has been mining the archives a lot lately and is not recording anymore since his health scare. Maybe that was the point. Maybe it isn't. With this live album, who cares becuase it is amazing. David Bowie is a rare musician that can make a live show seem new and fresh every single time after so many years in the game.
It's a great mix of songs and personally I am glad he is paying some special attention to his Berlin trilogy in this set. The songs are energetic, fresh, and as usual compelling. This is a live album you want in your music collection.
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