For those that never got the chance to see David Bowie live, Glastonbury 2000 (Live) is the closest thing we will ever get to seeing and hearing the wonder of the legend in perhaps what was his greatest performance ever.
Coming in a double disc combo of 22 tracks from a nearly 2 hour set, Glastonbury 2000 (Live) captures the essence of being in the claustrophobic crowd. With a brief introduction from Mike Garson, the piercing screams from fans, the whistling and applause and the anticipation awaiting Bowie as he steps onto the stage is much too real, before the band launch into ‘Wild Is The Wind’, an unexpected opener for punters awaiting the classics.
The set list for this extraordinary performance is a mixed bag from Bowies catalogue. And what a catalogue he has- from ‘China Girl’, ‘Changes’, ‘Under Pressure’, ‘Heroes’ and ‘Ziggy Stardust’ to ‘Stay’, ‘Halo Spaceboy’, ‘Golden Years’ and ‘Absolute Beginners’. It’s hard to believe that the musical genius had been “struck down by laryngitis earlier [that] week”, as he shows off his vocal abilities, always delivered with that trademark dramatic styling. Bowie offers insight into song release dates as mid song commentary, which serves as reminder of how long we have loved these songs and how relevant and well received they still were in 2000, and are still today.
Glastonbury 2000 allows you to experience and relive the magic of David Bowie; what more could you want!
By Tammy Walters