Something in the Air (Live Paris 99) is third installment in series focusing on singer’s Nineties live work
David Bowie’s rarities-filled 1999 Paris concert will serve as the next installment in an ongoing series of digital releases dedicated to the music icon’s Nineties concert work.(Rolling Stone)
Something in the Air (Live Paris 99) — one of a handful of full-concert promotional performances Bowie made following the release of 1999’s Hours — was recorded October 14th, 1999 at Paris’ Elysée Montmartre.
Parlophone has announced the 3rd in a series of 3 digital live releases from the 90s. DAVID BOWIE SOMETHING IN THE AIR (LIVE PARIS 99) is available to stream from 14th August. DRIVE-IN SATURDAY available 7th August: https://t.co/3UnDIjPHjd Read PR here: https://t.co/cxEUzOlEus pic.twitter.com/qvEfAHaYKh
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) August 6, 2020
Earlier that day, Bowie was awarded the Commandeurs of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France’s highest artistic honor, and that night Bowie responded with a set that journeyed into the less-traveled corners of his catalog.
The 15-song concert featured “Can’t Help Thinking About Me,” a single he recorded in 1965 and hadn’t performed live in over 30 years, plus revived renditions of Station to Station’s “Word on a Wing,” Aladdin Sane’s “Drive-In Saturday” and the live debut of Hours’ “Something in the Air.”
Something in the Air (Live Paris 99) Tracklist
“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”
An unreleased David Bowie concert recording from 1995 will debut on streaming services July 3rd with the release of Ouvrez Le Chien (Live Dallas 95).
The live LP — recorded at Dallas’ Starplex Amphitheater on October 13th, 1995 — captures the late icon midway through his tour in support of 1995’s Outside. The gig’s set list leans heavily on that Brian Eno co-produced album, with tracks like “The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (as Beauty),” “I Have Not Been to Oxford Town,” “I’m Deranged,” and “The Hearts Filthy Lesson.”
Ouvrez Le Chien’ – French for “open the dog” – was recorded during a performance at the Starplex Amphitheatre in Dallas, Texas, October 13 1995. The show was part of Bowie’s Outside tour with Nine Inch Nails in support.
Ahead of the album’s release, ‘Teenage Wildlife (Live Dallas 95)’ from the album has been made available to stream today. Find the full album tracklisting below.
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OUVREZ LE CHIEN STREAMING NEXT WEEK “A real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold…” Parlophone Records is proud to announce that DAVID BOWIE OUVREZ LE CHIEN (LIVE DALLAS 95) (a previously unreleased live album), will be made available on all streaming services from 3rd July. TEENAGE WILDLIFE (LIVE DALLAS 95) from the album, is available to stream from 26th June. (https://lnk.to/DB-TWDallas) (Temp link in bio) OUVREZ LE CHIEN was recorded live at the Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, 13th October, 1995, during the US leg of the Outside Tour. The phrase OUVREZ LE CHIEN (translating from the French to “OPEN THE DOG”), originally appeared in the song All The Madmen from The Man Who Sold The World (which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year), albeit without the z. Bowie also used the phrase for his 1993 song Buddha Of Suburbia, once again spelling “ouvre" without a Z. The Z was added when the phrase and its English translation were prominently featured in the stage set of the 1995 Outside Tour. OUVREZ LE CHIEN also features two bonus tracks Moonage Daydream and Under Pressure recorded live at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, 13th December, 1995. Previously available on the Hallo Spaceboy CD single, both tracks are making their streaming debut. The cover image of OUVREZ LE CHIEN was taken by @the_real_iman during the ’95 tour. DAVID BOWIE – OUVREZ LE CHIEN TRACKLISTING Look Back In Anger The Hearts Filthy Lesson The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction I Have Not Been To Oxford Town Outside Andy Warhol Breaking Glass The Man Who Sold The World We Prick You I’m Deranged Joe The Lion Nite Flights Under Pressure Teenage Wildlife Recorded live at the Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, 13th October, 1995 Bonus Tracks: Moonage Daydream Under Pressure Both recorded live at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, 13th December, 1995. #BowieDallas95
In addition to the Starplex Amphitheater show, a pair of songs from a Birmingham, England, concert from December 13th, 1995 — “Moonage Daydream” and “Under Pressure” — will also be included on Ouvrez Le Chien (Live Dallas 95). Both tracks previously appeared as B sides on the “Hallo Spaceboy” single, but make their streaming debut with this release.