David Bowie: 1947 - 2016

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie... Plenty has been written and said about David Bowie today, I cannot add much more. Musically his work has been exceptional. As Beehive Candy is just about music, a few personal words on David Bowie the singer, composer and musician.

Many years ago a friend managed to get me a ticket to see David Bowie at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon (UK). The following concert at Hammersmith, London, was sold out, the concert where David Bowie 'retired' his Ziggy Stardust persona. I can still remember that Croydon concert, the excitement, atmosphere and being right up the front for the encore and being totally absorbed in the moment.

I went on like so many growing up with David Bowie's music. Musically he became some sort of reference point for me, I didn't always find his work to my taste, but I could not go without giving all of it, a fair listen. There are very few others that fall into that category for me. I went on to see him in concert on a number of occasions, always a showman he entertained and certainly on the gigs I went to, made his recorded material even more special.

As I said, we are just about music on Beehive Candy, so thank you David for being so generous with yours. Below is a 2002 David Bowie concert, we updated in June 2015 on Beehive Candy, it's just a moment in his history, enjoy.


David Bowie - Live In Berlin - 2002

This is a revision of the original feature we ran on David Bowie - Live in Berlin 2002, back in 2007, edited and with additional material.

Circulated both as an audio CD and DVD bootleg, the source material was from  a television broadcast by German satellite TV channel SAT1, on the 9th February 2003.

The CD bootleg is often called 'Come To Daddy' and along with the DVD, was recorded as part of David Bowie's 'Heathen Tour'. The concert was recorded at the Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany, on the 22nd September 2002.

On 11 February 2002, it was announced that Bowie had accepted the role of Artistic Director at the Meltdown Festival, an annual music and arts event held at the South Bank complex in London, England. David Bowie's Meltdown 2002 run from 14 to 30 June, with a schedule of concerts and events including performances by The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Coldplay, The Waterboys and a London Sinfonietta performance of Philip Glass's Low and Heroes symphonies. The closing night was billed as The New Heathens Night with Bowie headlining the event with support by The Dandy Warhols followed by a DJ set from Jonathan Ross.

The Heathen Tour proper began at the Meltdown Festival with Bowie embarking on a series of European performances including a link-up with Moby for the 12-date North America Area:2 Festivals with a return to Europe for a further six performances. Before returning again to North America to perform a final seven shows with the first five in each of New York City's five boroughs, dubbed The New York Marathon Tour by Bowie, who quipped; I could get home from all the gigs on roller skates.

It may be the case that David Bowie has a bitter - sweet affinity with Berlin, having produced some of his most intriguing music there, along with facing up to his personal addictions of that period.

Set list (broadcast element):

01 - Cactus
02 - Slip Away
03 - I'm Afraid Of Americans
04 - 5-15 The Angels Have Gone
05 - I've Been Waiting For You
06 - Heroes
07 - Heathen (The Rays)
08 - Rebel Rebel
09 - Survive
10 - Alabama Song
11 - Afraid
12 - Everyone Says Hi
13 - Hallo Spaceboy

Line Up:

David Bowie - vocals, guitar, saxophone, harmonica, stylophone
Earl Slick - guitar
Gerry Leonard - guitar
Mark Plati - rhythm guitar, bass guitar, keyboards
Gail Ann Dorsey - bass guitar, backing vocals
Sterling Campbell - drums
Mike Garson - keyboards
Catherine Russell - keyboards, percussion, backing vocals

Sound quality: Very good - stereo broadcast.

TV Video Version:

We have two audio versions, the first is the CD bootleg version including artwork, that excludes track 10 (Alabama Song). The second is the TV audio rip which has all tracks and runs as one continuous mp3.

Download links (two) in comments below.


Gunboy 3 said…
Thanks so much...
Anonymous said…
Firstly thank you very much! Excellent show. But I terribly miss the 10th song- The Alabama Song. Do you have it or is it possible to get it? I love the video on youtube.
Anonymous said…
Thank You...been looing for this version of Heroes
Anonymous said…
Beehive Candy said…
Download Links: CD bootleg version: http://www.mediafire.com/download/1su3ipl4z5ygbae/BCDBB02-0615.7z

Password: bigreup15-073#

TV audio version: http://www.mediafire.com/download/5pppdxj03k4tzp7/BCDBB02B-0615.7z

Password: bigreup15-073B#

Reloaded - 04/June/2015

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Anonymous said…
Do you have newer passwords for these files? I'm getting a message after downloading that says the passwords are invalid. I tried downloading both files and tried both passwords. Thanks so much making this available. I found this recording to be so personally moving and I'd really love to be able to listen to it!