Thursday, 25 February 2016

To the seat with the clearest view, and she's hooked to the silver screen



David Bowie received a singularly heartfelt tribute from Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman at the Brit Awards 2016 last night. As if that wasn't great enough, members of Mr Bowie's tour band (including the legendary Earl Slick) were fronted by the latest "big thing", Kiwi songstress Lorde, for a rather poignant version of Life on Mars.

Here's the whole segment:



Tribute, indeed.

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful! But can't help but wonder why Annie didn't do the number. She would have brought the house down!

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    1. You could tell she was terribly emotional, so probably best for her not to do it - however, I do agree it would have been (and would be in any circumstance) wonderful to have Annie Lennox singing Bowie... Jx

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    2. Moving, powerful words from Annie and Gary but I agree that Annie would have been the better choice to sing.

      Actually, I would have preferred that instead of a live cover performance, they would have screened a clip of Bowie singing Life On Mars, large as life.

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    3. If only he were "large as life". Jx

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    1. Whatever you choose to do in the privacy of your own home, my dear... Jx

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  3. I've been without my mac for a few weeks so just catching up now…

    Bowie met/heard Lorde in 2013 and described her as the sound of tomorrow.

    I thought the Brits did Bowie proud - so much more dignified than the Grammys. x

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    1. One wise commenter described GaGa's Grammys appearance as "the Jive Bunny version of a Bowie 'tribute'." Jx

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