Re: Hypothetical: If Bowie Played Live 8
I don't really know if this would be any good for such a big gig, but it would be interesting for sure.
Aladdin Sane - I really don't think any track from Reality would have been either good or fitting enough to be used on this occasion. This piece segues into... On Broadway - With Karl Bartos (of Kraftwerk fame) guesting on percussion. The piano of this piece then segues into... Ashes To Ashes - The classic to be used instead of "Heroes" (I briefly considered Let's Dance but it might not have been quite fitting for the occasion).
David Bowie - vocals (obviously) Mike Garson - piano Philip Glass - keyboards Carlos Alomar - guitar Mark Plati - bass Matt Chamberlain - drums Karl Bartos - percussion (possibly vocals) on 'On Broadway'