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Birmingham 83 First Night

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK on 5 June 1983

 

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Source: Audience Sound Quality: CCC Art Work: Not Yet Available

A little intermittent tape hiss

 

Track Listing

 

Disc 1 Disc 2
Intro/The Jean Genie Station To Station

Star

Cracked Actor

"Heroes"

Ashes To Ashes

What In The World?

Space Oddity

Golden Years

Band Intro

Fashion

Young Americans

Let's Dance

Hang On To Yourself

Red Sails

Fame

Breaking Glass

Stay

Life On Mars?

The Jean Genie

Sorrow

Modern Love

Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

China Girl

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

Rebel Rebel

White Light White Heat

 

This was a very good concert but the tape quality is mediocre.  Bowie was quite relaxed and cracked a joke now and then,  The audience often laugh at moments when there is nothing to be heard on tape, only the 11,000 present can tell you what was going on.  'That's the worst world I ever saw', Bowie says just before the band intro.   During the intro he says, 'On trombone, Gregory Ivanovitch. We haven't got a trombone!  It's behind you!'  Just before Young Americans, Bowie teases the audience, 'How about Ride A White Swan?'.