Previously unreleased David Bowie live album ‘Ouvrez Le Chien’ announced

Parlophone Records have announced that they will be releasing a previously unheard live album from the one and only David Bowie.

The album, originally recorded in Dallas in 1995, is due out in July.

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A previously unheard live album from David Bowie is set to hit streaming services early next month, with one track already available ahead of the release.

Ouvrez Le Chien (Live Dallas 95) was recorded at Texas’ Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre in October 1995 during Bowie’s Outside Tour with Nine Inch Nails. The album cover was shot by Bowie’s wife, Iman, during the tour.


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IMAN’S COVER SHOT FOR OUVREZ LE CHIEN “Well, how come you only want tomorrow…” This is the front cover of the forthcoming DAVID BOWIE OUVREZ LE CHIEN (LIVE DALLAS 95), see previous story. It seems David Bowie’s wife, @the_real_iman, was comfortable on both sides of the camera, as evidenced by this wonderful photograph she took of her husband on the Outside Tour in 1995. DAVID BOWIE OUVREZ LE CHIEN (LIVE DALLAS 95) will be made available on all streaming services from 3rd July. TEENAGE WILDLIFE (LIVE DALLAS 95) from the album, is available to stream from 26th June…which it already is for many of you reading this. ( (Temp link in bio) #BowieDallas95

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According to a press release, “The phrase ‘ouvrez le chien’ (translating from the French to ‘open the dog’), originally appeared in the song All The Madmen from The Man Who Sold The World (which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year), albeit without the z. Bowie also used the phrase for his 1993 song Buddha Of Suburbia, once again spelling “ouvre” without a Z. The Z was added when the phrase and its English translation were prominently featured in the stage set of the 1995 Outside Tour.”

Ahead of the release, a track from the album, Teenage Wildlife, has been made available. Check it out below, along with the full tracklist.

Ouvrez Le Chien (Live Dallas 95) is due out on streaming platforms on July 3. Head here for more info.

Ouvrez Le Chien (Live Dallas 95) Tracklist

  1. Look Back In Anger
  2. The Hearts Filthy Lesson
  3. The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)
  4. I Have Not Been To Oxford Town
  5. Outside
  6. Andy Warhol
  7. Breaking Glass
  8. The Man Who Sold The World
  9. We Prick You
  10. I’m Deranged
  11. Joe The Lion
  12. Nite Flights
  13. Under Pressure
  14. Teenage Wildlife
  15. Moonage Daydream* (Bonus Track)
  16. Under Pressure* (Bonus Track)

*Both recorded live at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, 13th December 1995.

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