David Bowie Brilliant Live Adventures
By Classic Pop | February 24, 2021
Parlophone have announced the newest instalment of David Bowie Brilliant Live Adventures, a series of six live albums from various 1990s-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 Warner Music Group’s Dig! store.
The fifth in the series, out 12 March on CD and double vinyl, is Something In The Air (Live Paris 99), 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.
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.
Something In The Air (Live Paris 99) was recorded live at the Elysée Montmartre, 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.
DAVID BOWIE – SOMETHING IN THE AIR (LIVE PARIS 99) CD TRACKLISTING
Life On Mars? (David Bowie)
Thursday’s Child (David Bowie/Reeves Gabrels)
Something In The Air (David Bowie/Reeves Gabrels)
Word On A Wing (David Bowie)
Can’t Help Thinking About Me (David Bowie)
China Girl (David Bowie/Iggy Pop)
Always Crashing In The Same Car (David Bowie)
Survive (David Bowie/Reeves Gabrels)
Drive-In Saturday (David Bowie)
Changes (David Bowie)
Seven (David Bowie/Reeves Gabrels)
Repetition (David Bowie)
I Can’t Read (David Bowie/Reeves Gabrels)
The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (David Bowie/Reeves Gabrels)
Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)
DAVID BOWIE – SOMETHING IN THE AIR (LIVE PARIS 99) LP TRACKLISTING
Life On Mars?
Something In The Air
Word On A Wing
Can’t Help Thinking About Me
Always Crashing In The Same Car
I Can’t Read
The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell