Parlophone Records is proud to announce release details for a previously unreleased David Bowie live album DAVID BOWIE SOMETHING IN THE AIR (LIVE PARIS 99), available to stream from 14th August, and DRIVE-IN SATURDAY (LIVE AT THE ELYSÉE MONTMARTRE, PARIS, 14TH OCTOBER, 1999), available to stream or download audio and video 7th August.
SOMETHING IN THE AIR (LIVE PARIS 99) is a 15-track live album, featuring 12 previously unreleased recordings and three tracks used as B-sides for 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 Elysee Montmartre performance was one of only seven full shows performed during the promotion of 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 was reinstated into the set after an absence of 23 years, ‘Drive-In Saturday’ had not been performed since 1974, and ‘hours…’ track ‘Something In The Air’ made it’s live debut at this performance.
SOMETHING IN THE AIR (LIVE IN PARIS 99) was recorded live at the Elysée Monmartre, mixed by Mark Plati, and features Bowie’s 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) 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)