Released: 15 September 2003
Reality (European Edition)
David Bowie: vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, saxophone
Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard, David Torn: guitar
Mark Plati: bass guitar
Sterling Campbell: drums
Gail Ann Dorsey, Catherine Russell: vocals
‘Queen Of All The Tarts (Overture)’ was used as David Bowie’s pre-show music during A Reality Tour in 2003-4.
The song was recorded in New York in early 2003 during the sessions for the Reality album.
The initial release of Reality saw two editions of the album: a single CD, and a double-disc set containing the studio outtakes ‘Fly’, ‘Queen Of All The Tarts (Overture)’, and a 2002 re-recording of ‘Rebel Rebel’.