David Bowie
Area2 Festival Jones Beach Theatre, Long Island, NY
2 August 2002

OK, another one from the Archives. Originally recorded to mini-disc, converted to the mac with Amadeus back in the day and now finished up as exported to flac with the current Amadeus Pro 2. Fingerprints created with xACT; Torrent file ands upload facilitated with Transmit.

This was a festival created by Moby who played along with Bowie and Busta’ Rhymes and a couple of other acts. This is the Bowie set and it is pretty cool. Well payed, David sounds great and the set list if cool. Some Bowie classics and some really cool covers.

I hope you Enjoy!

01 LIfe On Mars?
02 Ashes To Ashes
03 Cactus
04 Slip Away
05 China Girl
06 Fame
07 I've Been Waiting For You
08 I Would Be Your Slave
09 Band Intros
10 I'm Afraid of Americans
11 Changes
12 5:15 The Angles Have Gone
13 Heroes

PS: Please Don't Sell This

PSS: For the inevitable requests;
I’m really sorry but I can’t offer other bit depths. There is only so much time in the day and I love to contribute music to this venue and hope that folks enjoy these shows too. So I put to the best of what I have and hope users will take a little effort to get the output files they need. It should be a one step process, I know it is with the Mac based software recommended below. I hope it is just as easy with the windows options.

On the Mac I think XLD is great; you give it a batch of files and it will out put pretty much what ever you need and will easily convert these 24bit flacs to 16bit AIFFs you can burn to CD. It will also allow you to clean up the metadata if you roll that way. Right click to apply to batch. While definitely worth a donation it is totally free, check it out. http://tmkk.undo.jp/xld/index_e.html

For windows, I would love to hear more current suggestions but I have always heard great things about Traders Little Helper. http://tlh.easytree.org/ But I do not use it nor am I 100% sure that it will take a 24bit flac and give your a 16bit wav in one motion. I have also heard good things about http://www.foobar2000.org/ I also had http://www.voxengo.com/product/r8brain/ recommended as a straight bit conversion for free that will take what I gave and give you swell CD quality. GO!

As with all of this windows stuff all the same caveats apply - I don’t use it and have not tried it. Still I would continue to welcome any current confirmation or commentary to help make this note more helpful.