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David Live

21 Aug. 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 Nov. 2005
  • Release Date: 21 Aug. 2006
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: EMI UK
  • Copyright: 2005 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2005 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:42:41
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  • ASIN: B001J9S6HK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,919 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Format: Audio CD
The 2005 issue of "David Live" is a significant improvement on previous issuings of the album, thanks to the labours of producer Tony Visconti. What we have now for the first time is a complete 1974 Diamond Dogs show. The sound has been genuinely polished up and Bowie's vocals are incredibly strong. The album feels much more 'live' than previous issues. A good example of the improved quality of the recording is 'Sweet Thing' where, for the first time, you hear the echo on Bowie's opening vocals. People in the UK or Europe never had the chance to see this tour, so it's all in your head (helped by the unforgettable images one has from the BBC documentary 'Cracked Actor' of the mid-70s). The album sounded weird when it first came out and still sounds weird today with Bowie classics given an unorthodox musical treatment. It all adds to the strangeness of this album with oboes and flutes working majestically alongside the electrifying guitar work of Earl Slick. The best thing about the new recording, and worth the investment of money alone, is the inclusion of 'Space Oddity'. I am sure that for many Bowie fans this will be the best 1974 recording of the song they now own (here it's even better than the bootleg version from Los Angeles 1974). It's the eeriest live version of the song you'll ever hear and quite stunning. In my opinion this is the best official live album in Bowie's catalogue, superior to 'Stage' as a live album. The sheer energy of the performance is quite extraordinary. For anyone seeking genuine Bowie magic you'll find it in abundance on this live album. "David Live" has consistently been under-appreciated in my view; it's always been one of my favourite Bowie albums, live and un-live. The new edition is an absolute treat - for hardcore fans it's a 'must' buy, for others it will surprise you at every turn. It catches Bowie at a singular and unique moment in his development as a singer and artist.
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Format: Audio CD
I bought the vinyl double set as a 15 year old on its release in 1974.

This is one of my all time favourite live albums. This is a marvellous re-issue, with the running order in the correct sequence that the concert was originally performed at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia.

A highly recommended purchase - it is beautifally packaged as well, in my opinion this is the better of his two official live releases, although Stage is recommended as well. A brilliant re-issue!
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Format: Audio CD
Recorded during the 1974 Diamond Dogs Tour which metamorphosised into the Soul Tour this release is a recording of an artist in a state of change.
Many of the tracks Bowie covers here are as you will never hear elsewhere as songs are completely re-worked and overhauled with a soul tinge. Thus, if you want standard sounding Bowie songs then David Live maybe not for you, but for me you can hear Bowie testing himself as to where he's going next, alongside all the turmoil that was the Diamond Dogs Tour and Bowie's impending collapse!
The cover image is Bowie's soul boy look taken from the same Diamond Dogs/Soul tour not the later Station to Station Thin White Duke style where Bowie sported the 'Aryan look.'
The booklet includes Visconti comments, extra photo's and the release has the tracks in the order the shows were performed with added tracks!!
A fantastic, unusual Bowie live release.
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For many, their choice of favourite David Bowie album is an easy one. Ziggy? Hunky Dory? Let's Dance? For me, though, this 1974 over-the-top, drug-crazed extravaganza is the one. Unfortunately for me, I'm the only Bowie fan I know who can make this claim. Sure, the playing in parts is patchy, the production not always up to the mark, and the set list unfamiliar to many. But the atmosphere of the show permeates everything and Bowie's vocals are superbly dramatic as he wrings every drop of emotion from the performance. This was originally released about the time of the famous BBC documentary about Bowie, just before Young Americans was released, and my own memories of this music are illustrated by scenes from that programme. If you enjoy Bowie-lite, go somewhere else. However, if you prefer your Bowie full-on, this is the CD that repays repeated plays.
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Bought this originally back in 1974 when it was released as a double album. The sound was pretty bad and, being a fan of Ziggy/Hunky Dory/Aladdin Sane Bowie, at the time I didn't like the way he was changing into a more soulful phase. Looking back my taste in music has broadened and, having remained a Bowie fan, I wanted to add this to my CD collection. I bought the 2005 2 CD release and I have to say I was stunned by the improvement in sound quality, Bowie's incredible singing - his best vocal performance on any of his live CDs in my opinion, and the performance of his great band at the time - another reviewer has mentioned the excellent version of "Panic in Detroit", with a brilliant guitar solo from Earl Slick. All the tracks are great, this has become my favourite Live Bowie CD,
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Of everything I own by David Bowie -- which starts with vinyl I bought in the early '70s -- this double-album set, recorded on Bowie's Diamond Dogs Tour (at the Tower, Philadelphia) has been replaced more often than any other item. It was out of print for a long time, and I payed a king's ransom for a slightly-used CD set from overseas.

Now it has all been re-mastered. 'Here Today, Gone Tomorrow', a slower, pensive, theatrical performance of 'Space Oddity', and a barely recognizable 'Panic in Detroit', which were omitted from previous CD sets -- as they were from the vinyl -- are all there. This version of 'Panic in Detroit' has little to recommend it; perhaps it should have been left on the cutting room floor. I find it the dullest stretch of the entire concert.

In terms of concert-material, the tracks are mostly drawn from Diamond Dogs and Aladdin Sane, with 'some extras', such as Bowie doing an unmissable performance of 'All the Young Dudes', made famous by Mott the Hoople (but written by Bowie).

Everything in this concert has more 'musicality'; it comes across more melodic than the studio versions, in large part because of the orchestration for the tour. There is a lot of saxophone, and distinct soul-jazz-blues influences in the arrangements. The presence of a sax, and some funky percussion in the band brings a brighter, jazzier, or low-down-dirtier mood to many of the songs. Many of the flatter-sounding songs, from those two albums are performed here with much more depth and texture. Bowie's vocal style is at it's richest, most theatrical, and most musical. I have always rated this concert as the most consistently sexy music in any one collection by David Bowie. Both from his voice, and from the arrangements, there is a radiant (bi-)sexuality.
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