Live From Kether to Malkuth
1. Station To Station (1990/08/05- Milton Keynes)
2. TVC 15  (1976/02/28- Cleveland)
3. Golden Years (1983/07/12- Montreal, Canada)
4. TVC 15  (1976/02/28- Cleveland)
5. Word on a Wing (1999/10/14- Paris)
6. TVC 15  (1976/02/28- Cleveland)
7. Stay (1976/04/10- West Berlin)
8. Wild Is The Wind (2000/06/16- New York City, NY, Roseland Ballroom)
For this compilation, I decided to make a live version of my favorite David Bowie album, Station to Station. The title track is mesmerizing, no matter when it was performed, so I went with a blisternig version from the “Sound and Vision” tour. “Golden Years” is well served with the horns and bluster of ’83 pop-star Bowie. “Word on a Wing” only made appearances in ’76 and ’99, and both years are great. This version ultimately won out. “TVC 15” comes from a unique concert, where Bowie started and stopped the song sereveral times, giving the effect of anticipation and the transmission literally weaving throughout, which I tried to replicate by positioning the segments in the same way. “Stay” is the song that evolved the most throughout the years. From the manic 70’s, the bouncy 80’s, industrial 90’s makeover, and finally settling back down in the 00’s. This has to be my favorite. After the main lyrics, Bowie descends into a coldly detached alien desperation, repeating itself as the music continues to its frantic conclusion. Finally, “Wild is the Wind” can never reach the perfection of the studio, but this performance comes closest!
For the cover, I decided to try and invert the original. Instead of the black and white still of Bowie entering the spacecraft in the movie The Man Who Fell to Earth, I took a photo of when Bowie was looking into the mirror, and inserted a diorama I made of the spacecraft wrecked instead on a planet with red oceans and white land. Looking out at a nightmare.
Enjoy the travels of the Thin White Duke!