David Bowie ‎– 50th Birthday Bash

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Madison Square Garden, New York, January 9, 1997

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BPCD 973282-1/2 David Bowie 50th Birthday Bash(2xCD, Unofficial) Not On Label (David Bowie) BPCD 973282-1/2 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
MOONRAKER 231/32 David Bowie 50 Dead Dogs(2xCD, Unofficial) Moonraker MOONRAKER 231/32 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
231/32 David Bowie 50 Dead Dogs(2xCDr, Unofficial) MCD / Pickwick Music 231/32 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
01/02 David Bowie Save The Children(2xCD, Unofficial) Optimum (2) 01/02 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
PBS 17/18 David Bowie Happy Birthday Mr. Bowie(2xCD, Unofficial) Pearls Before Swine PBS 17/18 1998 Sell This Version
AS 43 David Bowie 50th Birthday Concert(DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC, Dua) Apocalypse Sound AS 43 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
SOLID AIR 007 David Bowie Ziggys Birthday(DVD-V, RE, Unofficial, NTSC, Dig) Solid Air (3) SOLID AIR 007 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
SOLID AIR 007 David Bowie Ziggys Birthday(DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC, Dig) Solid Air (3) SOLID AIR 007 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
IMA 104250 David Bowie & Friends* David Bowie & Friends* - Birthday Celebration (Live In NYC)(2xCD, Unofficial) Immortal IMA 104250 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
IMM 940235 David Bowie & Various David Bowie & Various - Birthday Celebration (Live In NYC)(DVD-V, Unofficial, Multichannel, NTSC, All) Immortal IMM 940235 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
EOS-229 David Bowie Telling Lies: 50th Birthday Concert(2xCDr, Unofficial) Eye Of The Storm (2), Pink Crimson Ricordi EOS-229 Mexico 2011 Sell This Version
VP80501 David Bowie & Friends* David Bowie & Friends* - Birthday Celebration (Live In NYC)(3xLP, Unofficial) Vinyl Passion VP80501 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
RR 1958 18 David Bowie Live In New York 1997(2xCD, Unofficial) Rebel Records (38) RR 1958 18 Spain 2016 Sell This Version
JPCD-002/3 David Bowie MSG Birthday Bash 1997(2xCD, Unofficial) Johanna JPCD-002/3 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
none David Bowie Ziggy's Birthday (2xLP, Unofficial, Pin) Hedgehog Records none Europe 2017 Sell This Version
none David Bowie 50th Birthday Concert (VHS, Unofficial) Not On Label (David Bowie) none Unknown Sell This Version
UCE-013 David Bowie Live In New York 1997 - 50th Birthday Concert(DVD-V, Unofficial, Dig) Upperclass Entertainment UCE-013 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
HT-6158 David Bowie Telling Lies - David Bowie And Friends Birthday Celebration(VHS, Unofficial, NTSC) Honey Trap Music Video HT-6158 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

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greatgriffin

greatgriffin

April 26, 2017
referencing Telling Lies: 50th Birthday Concert, 2xCDr, Unofficial, EOS-229
These Mexican "Eye of the Storm" Releases are quite nice...BUT...the Cd's are CD Recordable's made in Mexico (and shipped from Mexico)....Have my reservations on paying for Cd'r...nice for trading...not for selling...IMHO... ;-)
apple4b

apple4b

February 2, 2016
referencing 50th Birthday Concert, DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC, Dua, AS 43
Hello, I'm new here, and would like to buy this DVD.
Please, explain me how to do that... (my email : chee@wanadoo.fr)
neilwilkes

neilwilkes

June 9, 2015
referencing Save The Children, 2xCD, Unofficial, 01/02
This is a truly fantastic edition of what must have been an awesome show, and the sound quality is at least on a par with any official live releases from Bowie and is better than some I could think of - it's honestly that good.
The stereo imaging is very good indeed and the overall quality is outstanding (and it's very easy to forget you are in fact listening to a bootleg release) and whoever did this mix knew their stuff - it's either sourced from multitracks made at the time & mixed later or else it is taken directly from the broadcast truck and is easily one of the best live albums from anybody, never mind just from Bowie himself.
Now, if only someone would roll up their sleeves and sync the audio from this version to the video masters & stick it out on a Blu-ray disc - we would have a winner.

Awesome & highly recommended. If you do not own this one then you are missing out on a superb performance
neilwilkes

neilwilkes

June 9, 2015
referencing Birthday Celebration (Live In NYC), DVD-V, Unofficial, Multichannel, NTSC, All, IMM 940235
Avoid this release completely. I made the fatal mistake of buying it based on the supposed 5.1 version which I was mug enough to believe might be genuine - after all, this was originally a fan club special & a really good 5.1 mix would not have surprised me. Hell, even a halfway decent upmix would be acceptable given how good this show should sound. Please note carefully the words "should sound" there - I have CD versions of this show that are as good as anything ever released officially and unless you knew what you had you would never know it is a bootleg.
This edition is such a turkey it should only come out at Christmas or Thanksgiving. The audio is mono - I kid you not, it is straight mono and the supposed 5.1 is a very bad upmix that sounds to me like it was run through a DPLII decoder and the output recorded back from the mono streams. Terrible, and there is frankly no excuse for this at all given that there are pristine stereo versions available ("Save The Children" comes immediately to mind) and the video quality is the worst version I have seen as well with the one on "Birthday Bash" being at least 1 or 2 generations closer to the master than this appalling effort.
Avoid.
zyrcontwizer

zyrcontwizer

July 25, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Birthday Celebration (Live In NYC), 3xLP, Unofficial, VP80501
mine comes with twice record one (so 4Lp in all).

The concert is pure gold if you like the Earthling album...

...but in my opinion the sound suffers from rather bad EQ applied on the mix prepared for the "mothers" (it is supposed to be a dmm),
they cut nearly ALL the high frequencies,to hide the fact that they took an mp3 to prepare the "mothers",
but you still hear the defects of the mp3,it's very subtle but when you got the chance to hear a crash cymbal/hi hat (Looking For Satellites),it's clear.
pasweeney

pasweeney

March 3, 2014
referencing 50th Birthday Concert, DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC, Dua, AS 43
Just bought this. Phenomenal concert. DVD picture and sound quality very good.
tony129

tony129

July 26, 2013
referencing 50th Birthday Concert, DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC, Dua, AS 43
i want to order this D.V.D. FROM YOU BUT IT COMES UP WITH OTHER 50.TH BIRTHDAY d.v.d.'s - as if it comes through and its not the mixture and (Germany) Breman - i hate trying to get my money as you think that i have 'burnt a copy can you please send instructions on how to get this 2 d.v.d.'s to my e - mail tonysilver23@rocketmail.com