Glass Spider Live is a live album by David Bowie recorded from performances on 7th and 9th November 1987 performances in Sydney, Australia.
This is recording when Bowie’s star was waning after his extraordinary success in the 70s when his innovations were so popular.
David Bowie Glass Spider Live
Glass Spider Live Set List
- Intro/Up the Hill Backwards/Glass Spider (Scary Monsters and Super Creeps / Never Let Me Down)
- Day-In Day-Out (Never Let Me Down)
- Bang Bang (Never Let Me Down)
- Absolute Beginners (single and film theme tune)
- Loving the Alien (Tonight)
- China Girl (Let’s Dance)
- Rebel Rebel (Diamond Dogs)
- Fashion (Scary Monsters and Super Creeps)
- Never Let Me Down (Never Let Me Down)
- Heroes (Heroes)
- Sons of the Silent Age (Heroes)
- Young Americans (Young Americans)
- The Jean Genie (Aladdin Sane)
- Let’s Dance (Let’s Dance)
- Time (Aladdin Sane)
- Fame (Young Americans)
- Blue Jean (Tonight)
- I Wanna Be Your Dog (cover of the Iggy Pop & The Stooges song)
- White Light, White Heat (cover of the Velvet Underground song)
- Modern Love (Let’s Dance)
Personally I’m not crazy about the set list. I accept that David Bowie has to move on from his golden period in the 70s but there are too many songs I’d want to hear him play live that are missing from this live album.
The band on the Glass Spider tour was:
David Bowie – vocals
Carlos Alomar – guitar
Peter Frampton – guitar (yes the chap who made Frampton Comes Alive)
Carmine Rojas – bass
Alan Childs – drums
Richard Cottle – synthesizers, saxophone
Erdal Kizilcay – keyboards, congas, violin, trumpet
What Other People Say About The Glass Spider Album
I haven’t seen it in any of the lists of best live albums.
There isn’t much at Amazon either. I don’t think the person who claims this is a bootleg is right.
Buying The Glass Spider Live Album
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Other David Bowie live albums are: Santa Monica 72 – Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture – David Live – Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 – Stage – Glass Spider Live – A Reality Tour – VH1 Storytellers – DVD Serious Moonlight