Black Tie Live

Black Tie Live

Joined: January 7th, 2007, 9:59 am

March 3rd, 2017, 7:13 pm #1

Can't stop watching/listening to this. Just imagine what the tour could have been like for this period (BTWN, BoS, All the movie songs etc). Stunning live version of one of my fave Bowie songs and albums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=305_hZVmkcI

Jx


"there'll be some blood no doubt about it"

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Joined: October 15th, 2003, 8:16 am

March 3rd, 2017, 7:16 pm #2

The song works better live than in the studio
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"Suspected of being a shoulder surfer
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About challenge response systems"

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Joined: October 25th, 2016, 7:09 am

March 3rd, 2017, 8:26 pm #3

Can't stop watching/listening to this. Just imagine what the tour could have been like for this period (BTWN, BoS, All the movie songs etc). Stunning live version of one of my fave Bowie songs and albums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=305_hZVmkcI

Jx


"there'll be some blood no doubt about it"
I would loved at tour at this point i think When the wind blows would have made it on to the set list along with Real cool world those song live would be unreal
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Joined: November 28th, 2006, 3:27 am

March 3rd, 2017, 9:30 pm #4

Can't stop watching/listening to this. Just imagine what the tour could have been like for this period (BTWN, BoS, All the movie songs etc). Stunning live version of one of my fave Bowie songs and albums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=305_hZVmkcI

Jx


"there'll be some blood no doubt about it"
Who are the musicians behind him on these performance ?
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Joined: October 1st, 2010, 10:23 pm

March 3rd, 2017, 9:36 pm #5

I would loved at tour at this point i think When the wind blows would have made it on to the set list along with Real cool world those song live would be unreal
when the wind blows could have been amazing live. I always hoped he would do it around 1999/2000 tours.
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Joined: October 11th, 2003, 8:21 pm

March 3rd, 2017, 10:23 pm #6

Who are the musicians behind him on these performance ?
yea - on the album, the song just sounds so... "cluttered"

like there are parts where there's simply too many samples going on at the same time, and the timing on the vocals doesn't quite work

but it definitely sounds much better live

I also quite like the "Extended" mix of the song (it's not just a longer version of the album mix) - I just wish there was a short version of the Extended Mix
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Joined: April 20th, 2014, 4:04 pm

March 4th, 2017, 12:00 am #7

Embarrassing , reminds me of Ebony and Ivory, his worst moment, well sung by Bowie though , who the hell was Al B Sure?
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Joined: October 7th, 2004, 2:51 pm

March 4th, 2017, 1:16 am #8

I think the single mix is the superior edit. Sounds less messy to me than the album track.

I love the video as well. Those colours.
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Joined: July 16th, 2006, 2:02 pm

March 4th, 2017, 2:03 am #9

Yeah, seen these around for a long time. Always
very invigorating
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLS3HLEEiWw
.. who IS that band and them bad ass backing vocals.
Is that his real horn playing.. yes or no its super to watch
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Joined: July 16th, 2006, 2:02 pm

March 4th, 2017, 2:05 am #10

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Joined: October 11th, 2003, 8:21 pm

March 4th, 2017, 6:13 pm #11

yea... I wonder how/ why he got of "Al B Sure!" because I certainly never heard of him before (or since!)

I also agree - the lyrics, or at least portions of the lyrics are cringeworthy and very much like "ebony & ivory"
...I've always meant to do an edit of the "Extended Mix" which removes the "we hold each other's hands" bit (and maybe also the call back to Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On?")

BUT - the video is great. It's the only time where I've thought that the video itself was better than the song. Like, you could take a still from almost any scene, and it'd be a proper photographic piece of art.

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Joined: January 7th, 2007, 9:59 am

March 4th, 2017, 8:23 pm #12

I very much think Bowie is being ironic in the lyrics. If you read the lyrics he is saying how complicated the issue is.
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Joined: July 16th, 2006, 2:02 pm

March 5th, 2017, 2:50 am #13

A spirit message just occurred to me to research AL B Sure.
I'll report tomorrow on the goings-on of the fellow. In honesty
I hope he's flush and well.
Beep (as the the kids all say)
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Joined: October 15th, 2003, 8:16 am

March 5th, 2017, 4:27 am #14

that rythym guitar is very funky here.
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"Suspected of being a shoulder surfer
But he didn't know from shit
About challenge response systems"

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Joined: September 14th, 2007, 8:06 pm

March 5th, 2017, 10:04 am #15

Exactly halfway through I realised there was a mirror, not another 10 musicians.
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Joined: December 23rd, 2013, 4:58 pm

July 8th, 2017, 5:29 pm #16

Love this
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