David Bowie Rock am Ring festival
Glass Spider Tour
Nürburgring (Germany), Rock am Ring festival
7 June 1987
Author: Little Wonder65
Video Source: audience recording on VHS
=> excellent VHS (that has a sticker 'master copy') => Panasonic standalone recorder harddisc (XP mode => FR mode) => DVDR => PC => DVD-Lab Pro (no re-encoding)
Menu: yes / song access; music: "Time" (Ottawa 1987) mp2 192 Kbps
Chapters: yes / song access
Transfer Rate: 3963 kbps/s
Format: PAL / 25fps
Audio: AC3 / 256 Kbps stereo
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Number of Discs: 1
Disc Type: DVD5
Total Running Time: 2h 10m 51s
Sorry, no artwork yet
I received the wonderful VHS from kind mindwarp pavillion member Eevard. Thanks a lot, Ed.
The VHS plastic has a sticker 'master copy'and the quality of the recording is indeed
very nice. This may have been taped by Ludo W. from Holland, according to Eevard, who
got the tape from Ludo.
Unlike the Hamburg DVD that I uploaded, the taper was standing at a certain distance from the stage but had a good view, apparently from a higher position.
Because of this distance, the people on the stage look slightly fuzzy. IMO, this is the biggest disadvantage about this recording.
The tape hasn't deteriorated and the colours are very nice, though, and the picture is steady. The video gives a good impression of the show since most of
or a larger part of the stage is shown most of the time.
The sound is sometimes slightly distorted but it's definitely listenable.
There are a couple of drop-outs in video or audio (e.g. at the very beginning, during Day-In Day-Out, all The Madmen and Big Brother
and New York's in Love. It's not too ennoying, IMO. Considered the fact this is from 1987, I would even say it's another great DVD.
I was at this gig, in fact it was my first Bowie concert ever. There may have been 45,000 people or more at this festival. Bowie was headlining and they had built up the 'glass spider' stage, all the
other artists were playing on the regular festival stage. I have just found my ticket of this and a sheet of paper that we received at the festival
and that has the running order of artists: According to that, Bowie started at 10.15 p.m. I remember that I thought the show was really big.
Never Let Me Down was my least favourite Bowie album (actually made me lose interest in Bowie for quite some time) but the concert was still
really good. It is interesting that he played a 2 h 10 min show inspite this being a festival gig.
Amongst other artists performing at this festival in 1987 were:
(on 6th June) Chris Isaak, Echo + the Bunnymen, Thompson Twins, U 40, Bob Geldof, Bruce Hornsby, headliners: Eurythmics
(on 7th June) China Crisis, Heinz Rudolf Kunze, Udo Lindenberg, Wolfgang Niedecken, and headlining: David Bowie
So Bowie was playing after a couple of German acts had played.
1) Up The Hill Backwards
2) Glass Spider
3) Up The Hill Backwards
4) Day-In Day-Out
5) Bang Bang
6) Absolute Beginners
7) Loving The Alien
10) Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
11) All The Madmen
12) Never Let Me Down
13) Big Brother
14) ‘87 And Cry
16) Time Will Crawl
17) Beat Of Your Drum
18) Sons Of The Silent Age
19) New York's in Love
20) Dancing With The Big Boys
22) Let’s Dance
25) Blue Jean
26) Modern Love
Uploaded to Mind-Warp PaVilion by LittleWonder65 on 16th September 2007