New David Bowie Live Album Something in the Air to Be Released on August 14th

Watch video of Bowie performing "Drive-In Saturday" live for the first time in 25 years

David Bowie's Something in the Air live
David Bowie’s Something in the Air (Live Paris 99)

    A new David Bowie live album will be released on August 14th. Entitled Something in the Air (Live Paris 99), the 15-track LP captures an October 14th, 1999 performance at the Elysée Montmarte in Paris, France.

    The concert was notable for a number of reasons. To start, it occurred on the same day Bowie was awarded the Commandeurs of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France’s highest artistic honor. It was also one of only seven shows performed in support of Bowie’s 1999 album, Hours.

    As for the setlist, it saw Bowie dig deep into his back catalog and dust off several songs he hadn’t played in decades, including “Can’t Help Thinking About Me”, “Word on a Wing”, and “Drive-In Saturday”. The concert also featured the live debut of Bowie’s Hours track “Something in the Air”.


    To preview the release, a video of “Drive-In Saturday”, Bowie’s such first performance of the song in 25 years, can be seen below.

    Something in the Air is the latest in a string of Bowie archival releases to surface in recent months. Back in May, the Earthling-era live album received its first wide commercial release. Prior to that, ChangesNowBowie unearthed nine previously unreleased tracks from an acoustic session in New York in 1996.

    Something in the Air (Live Paris 99) Artwork:

    David Bowie's Something in the Air live

    Something in the Air (Live Paris 99) Tracklist:
    01. Life on Mars
    02. Thursday’s Child
    03. Something in the Air
    04. Word on a Wing
    05. Can’t Help Thinking About Me
    06. China Girl
    07. Always Crashing in the Same Car
    08. Survive
    09. Drive-In Saturday
    10. Changes
    11. Seven
    12. Repetition
    13. I Can’t Read
    14 The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell
    15. Rebel Rebl


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