January 10, 2017 – 3:57 am

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A Son Of The Circus [no label, 2CD]
Live at
Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; August 28, 1987. Very good soundboard.

In memory of David Bowie
January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016

Singer David Bowie died on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69 following a battle with cancer. The following note was posted at davidbowie.com: “David Bowie died peacefully [January 10, 2016] surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.” The singer only released his latest album Blackstar on his birthday on January 8, 2016. There had been rumours about Bowie’s health for years. His last live performance was at a New York charity concert in 2006. Bowie’s breakthrough came with 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. His hits include Let’s Dance, Space Oddity, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel, Rebel, Life on Mars and Suffragette City. Bowie was a figure in popular music for over four decades, and was known as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His androgynous appearance was an iconic element of his image, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s. - BBC/wikipedia

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Thanks to hrkunze for sharing the show at Dime.

In 1987, Peter Frampton’s career enjoyed a tremendous surge when he was invited by David Bowie to play lead guitar on the latter’s Glass Spider World Tour. Peter had competition for that lead-guitar spot from Carlos Alomar, Bowie’s faithful six-stringer who solos on ‘Fashion’ and ‘Scary Monsters’. Frampton isn’t used to sharing the stage with any guitarist, lead or otherwise. It also helped that Richard Cottle, one of Bowie’s keyboardists, played on Frampton’s ‘Premonition’ and toured with him in 1986 and 1998; and bassist Carmine Rojas worked with Frampton on some unreleased songs from the ‘Premonition’ sessions. - classicbands.com

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro/Up The Hill Backwards 3:53 (9.3MB)
Track 102. Glass Spider/Up The Hill Backwards (reprise) 5:58 (14.3MB)
Track 103. Day In Day Out 4:31 (10.8MB)
Track 104. Bang Bang 4:00 (9.6MB)
Track 105. Absolute Beginners 7:07 (17.1MB)
Track 106. Loving The Alien 7:07 (17.1MB)
Track 107. China Girl 4:54 (11.8MB)
Track 108. Rebel Rebel 3:22 (8.1MB)
Track 109. Fashion 4:57 (11.9MB)
Track 110. Scary Monsters 4:52 (11.7MB)
Track 111. All The Madmen 6:41 (16.0MB)
Track 112. Never Let Me Down 3:55 (9.4MB)
62 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Big Brother 8:56 (21.4MB)
Track 202. 87 And Cry 4:03 (9.7MB)
Track 203. Heroes 5:11 (12.4MB)
Track 204. Sons Of The Silent Age 3:09 (7.6MB)
Track 205. Time Will Crawl 4:07 (9.9MB)
Track 206. Young Americans 5:54 (14.2MB)
Track 207. Beat Of Your Drum 4:33 (10.9MB)
Track 208. The Jean Genie 5:24 (13.0MB)
Track 209. Let’s Dance 4:52 (11.7MB)
Track 210. Fame 6:16 (15.0MB)
Track 211. Time 5:16 (12.7MB)
Track 212. Blue Jean 3:16 (7.8MB)
Track 213. Modern Love 4:41 (11.3MB)
66 mins

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  1. 5 Responses to “DAVID BOWIE - OTTAWA 1987”

  2. woohoo.. I’m the first to comment on this new post :)

    BigO, thank you for sharing this, a great soundboard.

    By FunkyDory on Jan 10, 2017

  3. David’s death got the ball rolling in what has to be one of the worst years on memory for celebrity deaths , First David followed by Glenn Frey , Paul Kantner , Prince , Dan Hicks , Leon Russell , Leonard Cohen among many others , not just musicians as also gone are Muhammad Ali , Debbie Reynolds Carrie Fisher back to back , Alan Rickman and many more 2016 definitely a year to forget ; Unfortunatly , more will come as they are all getting old , See and appreciate them while they are still here , because they can’t be replaced ever

    By Corey M on Jan 10, 2017

  4. As FunkyDory said a great soundboard, thanks so much for this Big O a worthy addition to the collection. The Last Five Years tv show aired again last night here and it it is too too sad. Followed the first time by Roeg’s ‘Man Who Fell To Earth’ which I reflected at the time has dated somewhat with one exception, David Bowie’s performance. Extraordinary.
    Has it been a year? . . . . . . .

    By swappers on Jan 10, 2017

  5. A new Bowie EP just came out today. Has 3 new tracks apparently from Dark Star sessions.

    By JimiCrazed on Jan 12, 2017

  6. Wow! A concert I actually attended! Shame it was an artistic low point for Bowie, but at 17 I was thrilled to see him anyway.

    By Tom Megginson on May 24, 2017

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