Release Date: Nov 30, 2018
Record label: Parlophone
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Art Rock
The afterlife of David Bowie is proving surprisingly rich. The ongoing Five Years boxsets, live albums, reissues, repressings, an EP of unreleased material. And now his 2000 Glastonbury headline performance - unseen and unreleased for 18 years. BBC producer Mark Cooper filmed the show in its entirely but was strictly limited by Bowie to a one-off live broadcast of just seven songs.
According to many British music publications, David Bowie's headlining set at the Glastonbury Festival in 2000 is the greatest performance in the history of the legendary event. (NME, ever effusive, called it "the best headline slot at any festival ever.") But it's greatest that's doing the work here, not performance. It's not individual highlights that make the set so fondly remembered, but the overall gestalt.