We’re continuing our periodic look at digital-only titles we might otherwise have missed with a peek at a previously unreleased concert from David Bowie and Tin Machine!
Thirty years ago, the ever-mercurial David Bowie embarked on a new phase of his career with his new band Tin Machine. After several commercial-leaning albums in the earlier part of the decade, Bowie joined up with the then-unknown guitarist Reeves Gabrels and former Todd Rundgren associates Tony and Hunt Sales to form Tin Machine. The objective? To create music that was more authentic than Let’s Dance and Never Let Me Down, music that pointed away from the mainstream.
On June 25, 1989, Tin Machine played a gig at the 1,000-person Parisian theatre La Cigale. It was only their eighth show, comprised of material from their debut (then only a month old) and covers of John Lennon’s “Working Class Hero” and Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm.”
Late in summer, the eight songs that Bowie selected for release were gathered together as a digital release: Live at La Cigale Paris, 25th June, 1989. Released to digital and streaming providers, the set includes the previously released B-sides “Baby Can Dance,” “I Can’t Read,” and “Maggie’s Farm,” alongside five previously unreleased performances. Live at La Cigale was mixed by Tin Machine co-producer Tim Palmer and was specially mastered to tie in with the album’s 30th anniversary.
Could this be part of a grander celebration of the Tin Machine era? Well, time will tell and The Second Disc will be there to report when the moment is right! In the meantime, fans can download the set or stream it on Spotify below!
02 Heaven’s In Here
03 Sacrifice Yourself
04 Working Class Hero
05 Maggie’s Farm *
06 I Can’t Read *
07 Baby Can Dance *
08 Under The God
TIN MACHINE LIVE AT LA CIGALE PARIS 1989“Go, go, go, It’s amazing…“Eight tracks from Tin Machine’s 1989 performance at La Cigale in Paris are available for download and streaming from today: https://lnk.to/TinMachine-LaCigaleFA Keep reading for the press release.Kevin Armstrong Reeves Gabrels Hunt Sales Tony F. Sales Tim Palmer – Producer/Mixer #TinMachine1 #TinMachineLive+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – +TIN MACHINE LIVE AT LA CIGALE PARIS, 25TH JUNE, 1989 EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL ONLY LIVE SET FEATURING UNRELEASED TRACKSRELEASED ON PARLOPHONE 30th AUGUST, 2019 “No oldies, no encores and no apologies”- Rolling StoneOn Sunday 25th June, 1989, Tin Machine played at the 1000 capacity La Cigale in Paris for what was only their eighth show. The band played a cracking set comprised of tracks from their debut album, which had been released just a month previously, including covers of both John Lennon’s Working Class Hero and Bob Dylan’s Maggie’s Farm. Here, together, for the first time are all the songs chosen by David from that performance, including five previously unreleased recordings, as well as select tracks previously released as B-sides of Tin Machine singles. Live at La Cigale was mixed by Tin Machine co-producer Tim Palmer and has been specially mastered to tie in with the album’s 30th anniversary. TIN MACHINE – LIVE AT LA CIGALE PARIS, 25TH JUNE, 1989 01 Amazing 02 Heaven’s In Here 03 Sacrifice Yourself 04 Working Class Hero 05 Maggie’s Farm * 06 I Can’t Read * 07 Baby Can Dance * 08 Under The God Tin Machine:David Bowie – vocals, guitarsReeves Gabrels – guitarsKevin Armstrong – guitars, vocalsTony Sales – bass, vocalsHunt Sales – drums All songs written by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels except ‘Working Class Hero’ written by John Lennon and ‘Maggie’s Farm’ written by Bob Dylan.Produced by Tin Machine and Tim PalmerMixed by Tim Palmer at Swan Yard Recording Studios, LondonAssisted by Elliot NessMastered by Justin Shturtz at Sterling Sound, June 2019* Originally (P) 1989, remaster 2019 and all other tracks (P) 2019 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd.
Posted by David Bowie on Friday, August 30, 2019