LIMITED 2-LP AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME
ON OCTOBER 11 FROM PARLOPHONE
On August 23, 1999, David Bowie played an intimate set for invited guests at The Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom in New York for the VH1 Storytellers series. 10 years later in 2009, a CD/DVD/download of the evening was released. 20 years later, the most complete version will be released as a limited edition 2-LP set on October 11.
The VH1 Storytellers TV series debuted in 1996 and featured several of music’s biggest names performing in front of a live audience while telling stories about the inspirations and memories associated with each song. Some of the artists the show has hosted are Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Bee Gees, Kanye West, and Steely Dan.
The Bowie set has long been regarded as one of the most memorable episodes in VH1 Storytellers history, with Bowie delving deep into his catalogue to perform tracks such as
“Can’t Help Thinking About Me” for the first time in 33 years, Aladdin Sane’s “Drive-In Saturday” which he had not performed since 1974, and “Word On A Wing,” which received its first outing in 23 years.
Bill Flanagan, executive producer of VH1 Storytellers said, “We were used to dealing with legendary musicians. Still, landing David Bowie was more than a big booking. There's no way to say this without being corny: it was an honor. Bowie has a unique place in rock & roll. He is not only one of the most influential musicians of the era, but he does nothing unless he is fully committed.”
Parlophone Records will release a limited edition 2-LP to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this exceptional show.
1. “Life On Mars?”
2. “Rebel Rebel (truncated)”
3. “Thursday's Child”
1. “Can't Help Thinking About Me”
2. “China Girl”
1. “Drive-In Saturday”
2. “Word On A Wing”
1. “I Can't Read” *
2. “Always Crashing In The Same Car”*
3. “If I'm Dreaming My Life”*
*Bonus recordings not included on the original CD