1 featuring Jeff Beck
At the end of the tour to promote Aladdin Sane, Bowie played a show at London's Hammersmith Odeon theatre. It was recorded and filmed by DA Pennebaker, and captures a sparkling performance by a band honed to perfection by years of touring. This is the famous "retirement" show, where Bowie announced his retirement onstage, a secret he had kept from all involved including the rest of the band.
The audio was remixed in 2003 which was a major improvement (Mick Ronson higher in the mix), and finally in 2023 the video (on Blu-Ray) has been remastered and again is a major improvement on what went before. The picture is now pin-sharp and the colours more vibrant. Added to which we finally get all the encores, including Jeff Beck on Jean Genie and Round And Round. What an atmosphere! What a gig!