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OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: soundboard ()
Date: January 13, 2021 01:48

Hi Fellow IORR's,

I finally transferred my cassette recording of Bowie from 1983 - I put it on DIME but thought I would do a direct share for my other favorite community.

Here is a sample:
[vimeo.com]

files here:
[we.tl]

Details below

Enjoy!

Soundboard

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David Bowie * 1983-08-09 * BC Place * Vancouver, B.C. * Never Circulated Audience! * Samples

David Bowie
BC Place
Vancouver, BC, Canada
August 9, 1983
(Never Circulated Audience)

This is a different source recording than the bootleg known as "Take Me To The Fridge" from the same date.

Recorder: 1982 WM-R2 Sony Walkman Cassette Recorder with Built-In Mics
Location: Floor Right Side
Cassette: SONY UCX-S 90 CrO2
Playback: Marantz PMD-300CP USB Cassette Recorder to Audio Hijack.
Tracking in Amadeus Pro

This was a very important show for me and my friends. David Bowie had not toured since 1978, it seemed like an eternity at the time. Finally, he was coming to Vancouver and he was the first big name at the new Stadium. We spent the whole day waiting and meeting girls in the line, got lots of phone numbers, had a 2-4 of EOS beer delivered by some friends and finally after a long wait we were let in for the show. The show got started with The Tubes up first followed by Peter Gabriel. One of our friends has scored free tickets to the show from Peter Gabriel. Our friend was a lifeguard and had actually helped rescue Peter Gabriel after he had drifted out in the bay on a windsurfer and could not get back to shore. Gabriel was super grateful and got tickets as a thank you for our friend. After this brush with fame we were pretty excited about Peter Gabriel as well. We only had enough tape for Bowie though and that’s what we recorded. The crowd on the floor was pretty sparse at the beginning of Bowie. We scouted out a good position and got ready. When Bowie came on the crowd surged forward and we were swept up in this swirl of people. The recorder got jostled and the first two tracks were lost – The Jean Genie intro and Star – we repositioned in time for Heroes and got things going again. You can hear Bowie say to not push too hard in the front we don’t want anyone hurt. We thought that was very cool of him to see what was happening on the floor. There were tape flips just after Cat People and Space Oddity. At the end of the show during Modern Love moon shaped silver balloons dropped from the sky and the show was over too fast. Bowie returned in September to record his Serious Moonlight concert video at the Pacific Coliseum. We went to both of those shows as well, but the BC Place show seemed to have more electricity about it – listening to this you can hear the small differences in vocals that Bowie does compared to the September shows. David Bowie would have been 74 today if he was still with us and it will be 5 years since he passed on Sunday.

~ Soundboard 01/08/2021

There were tape flips just after Cat People and Space Oddity.
Fashion and Let's Dance are almost a medley so they were left as one track.

Line Up:
David Bowie – lead vocals, guitar, saxophone
Earl Slick – guitar
Carlos Alomar – guitar, backing vocals
Carmine Rojas – bass guitar
Tony Thompson – drums, percussion
Dave Lebolt – keyboards, synthesizers
Steve Elson – saxophones
Stan Harrison – saxophones, woodwinds
Lenny Pickett – saxophones, woodwinds
George Simms – backing vocals
Frank Simms – backing vocals

1. Heroes
2. What In The World
3. Golden Years
4. Fashion / Let's Dance
5. Breaking Glass
6. Life On Mars?
7. Sorrow
8. Cat People
9. China Girl
10. Scary Monsters
11. Rebel Rebel
12. White Light White Heat
13. Station To Station
14. Cracked Actor
15. Ashes To Ashes
16. Space Oddity
17. Young Americans
18. Fame
19. TVC 15
20. Stay
21. The Jean Genie
22. Modern Love

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: Vertigo05 ()
Date: January 13, 2021 10:47

Hey soundboard,
great story! Love to read these kind of concert experiences. Thanks for sharing!
Best smiling smiley

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: BOW2007 ()
Date: January 13, 2021 10:47

Thank you very much.
I'm a big fan of Bowie and Serious Moonlight Tour was the first concert a saw in Brussels. I was 16 than and it was like a new world opens to me.

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: hobshobs1 ()
Date: January 13, 2021 11:08

Great post / recording / share. Thank you very much for this new source.

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: January 13, 2021 11:09

Thank you! I saw the next date in Tacoma, WA but Peter Gabriel wasn't on the bill. He played a separate show in a Seattle theater for which I was lucky enough to score third row tickets. Peter actually walked over my chair when he went out into the audience. There's a very good tape in circulation of that show. That was my first Bowie show. I saw him several times in venues from clubs to stadiums. He never disappointed. I got to meet him briefly in 1999. Bragging rights on that one!

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: Fritz4You ()
Date: January 13, 2021 11:30

Thank you.
Great post.

Juergen

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: SKILLS ()
Date: January 13, 2021 11:38

1983 Bowie is untouchable, a total powerhouse, He came and played the biggest crowd at a Gig in the Southern Hemisphere at the time. The Maracana soon took that record.

The thing that guts me is that on the Serious Moonlight VHS/DVD they left off the closing number, Modern Love, although the MTV Video is from the Vancouver concert, it's shame the full show hasn't been released and the US Festival, although I remember there being an issue with him being filmed there, but they must have something, or else what was on the Big Screens

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: ade ()
Date: January 13, 2021 12:24

Cheers.

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: hobshobs1 ()
Date: January 13, 2021 15:42

Thanks again for your great recording. A fantastic listen.

Audio of a small 4 minute news report (Global News) covering the show which may be of interest.
Note: Though Flac format I assume it will be lossy.

[we.tl]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2021-01-13 15:43 by hobshobs1.

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: Dorn ()
Date: January 14, 2021 00:00

that was a great tour, totally different to the previous 1978 tour or even the 1976 one. But that was him - DB.
I had the pleasure to see him at MSG on 25.7., with the same strange opening of "Jean Genie intro / Star", followed by "Heroes". An amazing show but actually i prefer the opening of the later shows with "look back in anger" and "heroes" dropped in at position 5 or 6.

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: StoneZP ()
Date: January 14, 2021 21:22

Many thanks soundboard!
Love on ya!

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: Tonstone ()
Date: January 17, 2021 07:38

Thank you thumbs up.

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: gomper076 ()
Date: January 17, 2021 10:21

Thank you for sharing it here.

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: barbabang ()
Date: January 17, 2021 13:24

Thank you for sharing your recording here. Great story too. Really nice.
I like Bowie's music too. I've seen two shows from David Bowie.
A Glass Spider Concert and a smaller show which was in 1997 i think.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2021-01-17 13:25 by barbabang.

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: stonesmuziekfan ()
Date: January 18, 2021 11:58

thx

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: ProfessorWolf ()
Date: January 21, 2021 02:46

could someone please put this back up on wetransfer I missed it

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: StoneZP ()
Date: January 21, 2021 19:28

Quote
ProfessorWolf
could someone please put this back up on wetransfer I missed it

Posted by: soundboard ()
Date: January 13, 2021 01:48



[wetransfer.com]

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: ProfessorWolf ()
Date: January 23, 2021 21:29

thanks stoneZP this is gonna be great

Re: OT - David Bowie Vancouver 1983 - New to circulation / Remembering Bowie
Posted by: soundboard ()
Date: January 24, 2021 01:41

Thanks for re-upping StoneZP
smileys with beer



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