Includes Many Of Bowie's Greatest Hits On 2CD!
Parlophone Records in association with BBC Studios and Glastonbury Festivals Ltd. are proud to announce DAVID BOWIE GLASTONBURY 2000 on 2CD, documenting Bowie's legendary Sunday night headline performance on June 25 at the most famous festival on earth.
The package includes the full 21 song greatest hits set and Bowie's diary, originally written for Time Out, which documents him preparing for the show in his own inimitable manner:
"As of 1990 I got through the rest of the 20th century without having to do a big hits show. Yes, yes, I know I did four or five hits on the later shows but I held out pretty well I thought...big, well known songs will litter the field at Glastonbury this year. Well, with a couple of quirks of course."
In addition to newly mastered audio, DAVID BOWIE GLASTONBURY 2000 features new artwork from Jonathan Barnbrook (who worked with Bowie on the sleeves for Heathen, The Next Day, & Blackstar) and notes from the renowned author and Bowie fan Caitlin Moran, who reviewed the show for The Times.
The package features photos of Bowie resplendently dressed in a 3/4 length one-of-a-kind Alexander McQueen frock coat, the pattern of which was made to echo the hat (the famous 'bipperty-bopperty hat' mentioned in the song "Queen Bitch") and worn by Bowie at his Glastonbury Fayre debut in 1971.
Glastonbury co-organizer Emily Eavis commented, "I often get asked what the best set I've seen here at Glastonbury is, and Bowie's 2000 performance is always one which I think of first. It was spellbinding; he had an absolutely enormous crowd transfixed. I think Bowie had a very deep relationship with Worthy Farm and he told some wonderful stories about his first time at the Festival in 1971, when he stayed at the farmhouse and performed at 6am as the sun was rising. And he just played the perfect headline set. It really was a very special and emotional show".
Emily's father Michael, the founder of the festival who first met David at Glastonbury in 1971, said "He's one of the three greatest of all-time: Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and David Bowie."
"Not only the greatest Glastonbury headline performance but the best headline slot at any festival ever" - NME
• Newly mastered audio
• Bowie diary
• New artwork from Bowie collaborator Jonathan Barnbrook
• Notes from author and Bowie fan Caitlin Moran
• Official release
1. Introduction (Greensleeves)
2. Wild Is The Wind
3. China Girl
6. Life On Mars?
7. Absolute Beginners
8. Ashes To Ashes
9. Rebel Rebel
10. Little Wonder
11. Golden Years
2. All The Young Dudes
3. The Man Who Sold The World
4. Station To Station
6. Hallo Spaceboy
7. Under Pressure
8. Ziggy Stardust
10. Let's Dance
11. I'm Afraid Of Americans