"If we're going to film a DVD anywhere, this is the place to
do it. I know it, you know it and they (the film crew) know it!"
DB and film crew at the Point Depot, November 22nd 2003.
He's in the best selling show...
We told you about the David Bowie - A Reality Tour DVD last month, (07.27.2004 NEWS: EXCLUSIVE DUBLIN DVD COVER AND DETAILS) well, further details have now been announced via a press release which is to be distributed to the world's press tomorrow...but you can read the whole thing in its entirety in the press release section now. (See link at top of page)
We also warned that there was no fixed release date in last month's news piece, and indeed, David Bowie - A Reality Tour has been put back from our original estimate of late September to October 19th world-wide. Anyway, here's the main meat of the press release for those too busy to click over to the press release section:
DAVID BOWIE will release "DAVID BOWIE - A REALITY TOUR" DVD October 19 (ISO/Columbia) to commemorate his first major world tour in nearly a decade. Filmed last November 22 and 23 in front of emotionally charged audiences at the Point Depot in Dublin, Ireland, the DVD marks the influential rock legend?s first concert film in over 15 years. 30 songs spanning BOWIE?s illustrious career--including "Five Years" and "Hang On To Yourself," which BOWIE hasn?t played live in over 20 years--are featured in a riveting state-of-the-art sound and light stage production that was conceived by BOWIE and utilizes enormous LED screens and animation. The program runs 140 minutes, and a ten-page booklet filled with amazing live photos from the event is included in the package.
Feeding off the overwhelming response from the Dublin audience, BOWIE said on the first night: "If we're going to film a DVD anywhere, this is the place to do it. I know it, you know it and they (the film crew) know it!" "DAVID BOWIE - A REALITY TOUR" is produced by Blink TV, edited by Emmy Award winner Guy Harding and the Creative Director is Marcus Viner. The DVD?s 5.1 surround sound mix was engineered by Tony Visconti, BOWIE's long-time producer of such classic albums as THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD, YOUNG AMERICANS and HEROES; Visconti also co-produced with BOWIE his most recent critically revered albums HEATHEN (2002) and REALITY (2003).
Armed with a rotating list of 60 songs, BOWIE and his band ? Gerry Leonard (band leader/guitar/vocals), Sterling Campbell (drums/vocals), Earl Slick (guitar), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass guitar/vocals), Catherine Russell (keyboards/vocals/percussion/guitar) and Mike Garson (keyboards) ? made their mark with shows constituting what many described as one of the best treks in his career. The hugely successful and critically acclaimed "A Reality Tour" began last October in Europe, visiting countries all over the world while attracting over 700,000 fans and earning the tour #1 top-grossing honors for the first half of 2004, according to Billboard Boxscore. It was also hailed as "Best Tour: #2 (after Radiohead)" in the "Critics? Picks" section in the ROLLING STONE "Music Awards 2003" poll (2/5/04).
"DAVID BOWIE - A REALITY TOUR" mixes an array of classics and deep album cuts with songs from BOWIE?s most recent works, HEATHEN and REALITY, both of which critics ranked among his best works. HEATHEN entered the top 15 in 14 countries, including the U.S., while REALITY claimed the #1 position on Billboard?s Pan European chart, debuting in the Top 10 in 15 countries. BOWIE truly continues to raise the standard for ongoing adventurousness and artistry in popular music.
We'll hopefully be able to give BowieNetters a sneak preview of some of the content of David Bowie - A Reality Tour ahead of the release.