Tuesday, July 11, 2017

David Bowie 1990-08-29 Linz-Stadion, Linz, Austria(HUG004DVD)

David Bowie – Linz 1990-08-29, audience dvd

Linz-Stadion, Linz, Austria

Author: steve23yh
Video Source: audience
Lineage: Direct VHS-DVD transfer > Ripped using Ulead DVD Movie Factory V6 > (alternative audience section edited using Sony Vegas Movie Studio V11) > Compiled using Ulead DVD Movie Factory V6
Menu: yes
Chapters: yes
Transfer Rate: 7mb/s
Format: PAL / 25fps
Audio: Dolby Digital Audio, 48 KHz, 2/0(L,R)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Number of Discs: 1
Disc Type: DVD9
Total Running Time: 2:24:53

Notes: More transfers from a Andre James Fantarrow VHS - so believed either first or second gen.  He indicated that at the time, that the main audience recording was quite tricky to get hold of: don't know what the situation is 20-odd years on!  Some of this, at least,  was probably from betty07 (but not all).

Original torrent notes, for main audience recording only:

It's filmed from slightly left of centre, not that far back. Clearly a fairly lively crowd, the cameraman gets a lot of bumps, so it can be shaky at times. When it's steady, however, it's an excellent, clear, sharp picture. Very good audio as well. The final two songs, however (White Light/White Heat and The Jean Genie/Gloria) are both missing.

David dedicates the show to Stevie Ray Vaughan, who'd died two days earlier.


1. Ode To Joy Intro
2. Space Oddity
3. Rebel Rebel
4. Ashes To Ashes
5. Band Introductions
6. Life On Mars?
7. Stay
8. Pretty Pink Rose
9. Blue Jean
10. Let's Dance
11. Sound + Vision
12. Ziggy Stardust
13. China Girl
14. Station To Station
15. Young Americans
16. Suffragette City
17. Fame 90
18. Heroes
19. Changes
20. Panic In Detroit

This release for Bowie Station is an upgrade, and adds three further recordings from the Linz concert:

1. Alternative Audience Recording

Described by bassman thus: "Shot from seating area (right angle) -60% close. Unobstructed and steady. Very good sound. Except* which is a two-camera mix with excellent sound and partly filmed from centre position (feet up close).

Footage of fans before the show (1min)
Space Oddity*
Rebel Rebel (filmed off screen for a couple of seconds)
Ashes To Ashes (filmed off screen for a couple of seconds)
Pretty Pink Rose (very unsteady in places)
Blue Jean
Let's Dance
Heroes (-cut, 2min)
Station To Station (-cut, 1.39min)
China Girl (-cut, 2.36min)
Fame (-cut, 1.20min). (38min)"

Seems accurate enough to me, just to mention that it's quite a quiet audio track.

2. "Pirate TV" Footage

On two separate tapes from Andre, described as "pirate TV", whatever that means".  Only three tracks:

Ode To Joy
Space Oddity
Rebel Rebel

3. "Private" footage of David and band at the hotel

Basically stalker footage, but quite a lot of it.  Blurry and very variable in quality, and not that much of David.  Love it or hate it.

Torrent History:

Uploaded to Mind-Warp PaVilion by steve23yh on 2012-10-28.
Upgraded and uploaded to Bowie Station by steve23yh on 2015-06-04.


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