No really, please come back, there is another encore...I'm
going to do 'Low' now...honestly, I'm not pulling your leg!
We're gonna put in some extras tonight...*
David Bowie played the E-Werk in Cologne, Germany, last night, and gave fans at the intimate venue a very special treat. At first the set list was comparable to other recent European shows in terms of content, but after the first encore when he would normally finish the show, David returned to an astonished audience and proceeded to play pretty much all of 'Low', which turned the show into a 30-track epic by the end of the evening!
The concert was being filmed, and 'Everyone Says Hi' was performed twice in the first encore for that very reason. Perhaps that's why fans were treated to 'Low' too.
Whatever, by all accounts it was a special evening, possibly made even more special by David's Stylophone re-working of 'Do-re-mi' from 'The Sound Of Music' soundtrack at the end of 'Slip Away'. Who knows where this may end? 'Sixteen Going On Seventeen' in France tomorrow perhaps? Or maybe 'Edelweiss' in Italy and 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' in Switzerland. Apparently Gerry Leonard also complied with David's wishes for him to perform a little jig from Riverdance!
Mr Bowie wore the ensemble in the live shot above for the entire show, and he performed the following popular tunes from his catalogue:
Life On Mars?
Ashes To Ashes
I Would Be Your Slave
I?ve Been Waiting For You
I?m Afraid of Americans
5:15 The Angels Have Gone
Heathen (The Rays)
Everyone Says Hi
Everyone Says Hi
Speed Of Life
What In The World
Sound And Vision
Always Crashing In The Same Car
Be My Wife
A New Career In A New Town
Click on the poster above to take you to a German review of the show with a couple more pictures. Thanx again to SusanS for her breathless messages on my mobile at the end of each show, and indeed to all of the BowieNutters following Bowie around Europe right now. What a wonderful bunch of loonies you are!
*The first person to tell me what Bowie recording this is from gets another silly random prize!