A new live album has been announced from the late David Bowie, due out this Friday - July 3 - across digital platforms: Ouvrez Le Chien: Live Dallas 95.
The album features previously unreleased performances from the October 14, 1995 stop on Bowie's Outside Tour, which also featured Nine Inch Nails. While none of the songs that NIN performed with Bowie that night are included here, the track listing features a number of deep cuts and fan favorites from across his career - including "Andy Warhol," "Breaking Glass," "Under Pressure," "Teenage Wildlife" "Joe The Lion," and "The Man Who Sold the World" -- alongside six fresh tracks from 1. Outside, at the time his latest album.
The collection is rounded out by a pair of bonus tracks recorded at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, "Moonage Daydream" and "Under Pressure," and features photography by Iman.
At the time of writing, this live album remains a digital exclusive, due on Parlophone on July 3. While you wait for the 16-track collection to be released, you can enjoy a preview of "Teenage Wildlife," which arrived on Spotify on June 26.
David Bowie, Ouvrez Le Chien: Live Dallas 95 (Parlophone, 2020) (Spotify / Other Streaming Links TBD)
- Look Back In Anger
- The Hearts Filthy Lesson
- The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)
- I Have Not Been To Oxford Town
- Andy Warhol
- Breaking Glass
- The Man Who Sold The World
- We Prick You
- I'm Deranged
- Joe The Lion
- Nite Flights
- Under Pressure
- Teenage Wildlife
- Moonage Daydream
- Under Pressure
Tracks 1-14 recorded live at the Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, TX, October 13, 1995
Tracks 15 and 16 recorded live at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England, December 13, 1995
Jason Michael says
Perhaps you guys could change the name of this site to the Second Download, because many times recently I have clicked on a story here only to find that you are hyping some digital only release. I love physical media. I support physical media. And I am very disappointed when I find out that some "release" is not available in the format I like. I may have to stop visiting here, as your goals are not the same as when I first came to your site a decade or so ago.
Joe Marchese says
Hey Jason. Like it or not, the nature of the business has changed dramatically since we first set up shop in 2010. Our goals are exactly the same, however: to share news and reviews of catalog music (and related) titles. We would be doing our readers a disservice if we ignored digital releases in a world where most of the major labels have - in large or small ways - de-emphasized physical media. Nobody is a bigger proponent of physical media and CDs than I am (and I think I speak for Sam, Randy, and our founder Mike, as well), and I champion it each and every day whether here or through my work for Second Disc Records and various labels. But to ignore the seismic changes in our industry would be disingenuous and irresponsible to our readers. I’m truly sorry if we lose you as a reader, but we’ll continue to report on as many catalog titles as we can - on CD, vinyl, or digital.
I agree w/Jason - up to a point. I also lament the lack of CD or LP releases for a growing number of titles. I don't intend to ignore your site, however, because I still enjoy knowing about the back catalogs. It's still a fun place to hang out.
That said, given the interest in physical media among your readers, I would request - and suggest - that your team ask the companies about any possible plans for subsequently releasing a CD and/or LP.
As you note, the business has changed, but by following up, you could do your readers a service. I'm not the only one here to have read about a digital release and then wondered about a possible CD or LP release.
You might say you know the answer 9 out of 10 times, but by regularly asking the question, you're also signaling to the labels that there really is demand out there for physical media. I don't can't see why you wouldn't want to do this.
Joe Marchese says
Thanks for your comments, Ed. We do specify that information whenever possible (i.e. today's Grateful Dead article) and do inquire about it often. We'll continue to do so and will continue to champion physical media here while not ignoring the sizeable and growing readership that streams or downloads either as their primary or secondary means of consuming music. Hopefully we can offer the best of both worlds; we certainly aim for that.
Brian from Canada says
Was this release done digitally because the April RSD release was pushed to November?
And does this mean that the next boxed set for X-Mas may go up to 1995?