“With my lightnin’ bolts a glowin’”
Cool double-page spread in the April edition of Q regarding David Bowie’s appearance with Arcade Fire, live at Fashion Rocks at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in September 2005.
As you may remember, it was an emotionally charged event, not only because it was Bowie’s return to the stage after the previous year’s health scare, but also because the music itself was so good.
DB and AF performed Life On Mars?, Wake Up and Five Years which were all released a couple of months later as an iTunes only digital Live EP.
The partnership reconvened the following week to perform Wake Up once more at the New York, Central Park SummerStage, as the encore for an AF gig there.
Sadly, the Live EP no longer seems to be available on iTunes, but you can watch the Fashion Rocks performance of Wake Up over on the Q site.
Trivia buffs may like to know that the other CD illustrated here (next to the Live EP) is the rare promo CD of the same version of Wake Up.