David Bowie’s Rare Album Released Wide for First Time: Stream

Capturing the legendary performer's "Earthling Tour" from 1997

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David Bowie’s “Earthing Tour”, photo via Tumblr

    Today, artists using the Internet to surprise release music, make listeners jump through digital hoops to get new songs, or otherwise connect with fans is commonplace. But back in the early aughts, David Bowie was at the forefront of the interconnected age with his very own dial-up Internet service provider, BowieNet. In 1999, subscribing to the ISP was the only way to get your hands on Bowie’s live album Fast forward to now, and the rare collection is being released commercially for the very first time. Stream it below via Apple Music and Spotify.

    In addition to the original 10 songs, the commercial edition of includes a pair of bonus tracks: “Pallas Athena” and “V-2 Schneider”, the latter of which is named after Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider, who passed away earlier this month. The recordings were captured during Bowie’s 1997 “Earthling Tour”, which saw Bowie pulling from that year’s Earthling and 1995’s 1. Outside. Represented on the live album are selections coming from shows in New York, Amsterdam, Rio De Janeiro, and at the UK’s Phoenix Festival.

    Available now from Parlophone Records, stream in full below.

    The new live LP arrives a month after ChangesNowBowie, which features nine previously unreleased acoustic tracks recorded in New York in 1996. That album was accompanied by the never-before-seen video for Bowie’s 1997 version of “Repetition”.

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    David Bowie LiveAndWell Tracklist:
    01. I’m Afraid Of Americans (New York, Radio City Music Hall, October 15, 1997)
    02. The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Long Marston, Phoenix Festival, July 18, 1997)
    03. I’m Deranged(Amsterdam, Paradiso, June 10, 1997)
    04. Hallo Spaceboy (Rio de Janeiro, Metropolitan, November 2, 1997)
    05. Telling Lies (Amsterdam, Paradiso, June 10, 1997)
    06. The Motel (Amsterdam, Paradiso, June 10, 1997)
    07. The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty) (Rio de Janeiro, Metropolitan, November 2, 1997)
    08. Battle for Britain (The Letter) (New York, Radio City Music Hall, October 15, 1997)
    09. Seven Years In Tibet (New York, Radio City Music HallYork, October 15, 1997)
    10. Little Wonder (New York, Radio City Music HallYork, October 15, 1997)
    11. Pallas Athena (Amsterdam, Paradiso, June 10, 1997)
    12. V-2 Schneider (Amsterdam, Paradiso, June 10, 1997)

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