But the Glass Spider would have long gone...
EMI plans to reissue David Bowie's Glass Spider film on DVD next year. Glass Spider is a record of the tour of the same name, filmed at Sydney, Entertainment Center in November 1987.
DVDs of what I believe to be an unofficial nature (see above) have been around for a while, but this is the first time the film will enjoy an official digital release, and will obviously be improved in the digital transfer, as was the recently released Serious Moonlight DVD. That's unlike the pirate versions circulating which are often inferior copies from the original video tape releases.
Here's the full tracklisting for Glass Spider:
01 Glass Spider
02 Day In Day Out
03 Bang Bang
04 Absolute Beginners
05 Loving The Alien
06 China Girl
07 Rebel Rebel
09 Never Let Me Down
11 Sons Of The Silent Age
12 Young Americans
13 The Jean Genie
14 Let's Dance
17 Blue Jean
18 I Wanna Be Your Dog
19 White Light/White Heat
20 Modern Love
21 Glass Spider (Bonus track from Vienna)
The bonus track is Glass Spider live from Prater Stadium in Vienna recorded in July of the same year and originally released on the 1987 video EP, Never Let Me Down - The Videos.
The total running time (including the bonus track) will be approximately 110 minutes. There are also plans for a photo gallery on the DVD.
At the moment we're looking at a release around the second quarter of 2007 to tie in roughly with the 20th anniversary of the start of the original tour.
As the release schedule is sometimes subject to change, I'm reluctant to provide a more definite date, in much the same way that a father is loath to give his children an ETA on a holiday car journey..."How much longer, dad? You said midday!", etc. };-)