David Live [DVD AUDIO] DVD Audio, Original recording remastered
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Audio DVD version of the live concert recorded in 1974 as part of Bowie's Diamond Dogs tour. Tracks include classics such as 'Rebel Rebel', 'Moonage Daydream', 'The Jean Genie' and 'Rock 'N' Roll Suicide'.
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Even back then it was a real departure for a live album to be actually live, with minimal overdubs, and it sounded great.
Enter the new Surround reissue - and also enter Tony Visconti back to the mixing duties.
I was a little worried about this one as the suurround mix for the "Reality" DVD-V live album was poor. However, I was very pleasantly surprised as the surround placement gives the impression of really being there - the rear channels are used discretely and not just for ambience.
Bowie's vocal performance on this album is top notch - check out the expressiveness of "All The Young Dudes" here - and the band is as good as it got up until now, with a much younger Earl Slick taking the lead guitar on for the first time - and doing a very fine job too. "Moonage Daydream", "Cracked Actor" and "Width of a Circle" being amongst the best live guitar sounds I have ever heard. Piano duties are mainly from Mike Garson (another player who is also back in Bowie's band 31 years later too!) who even then was displaying the delicate touch that makes him amongst the best in the field - check out the playing particularly on "Aladdin Sane" for a ggod example of what I mean
The album is from the first half of the "Dogs" tour, before the "Young Americans" sessions invoked Bowie's Soul phase and turned the second half of the tour into what came to be called the "Philly Dogs" tour.
Same as for "Stage" really.
1 - 21 tracks, yet only 7 stills.Read more ›
Disc structure is the following
5.1 24bit/48kHz PCM
5.1 24bit/48kHz DTS
2.0 24bit/48kHz LPCM
I have to correct the previous reviewer though - the stereo mix on the DVD Vid layer is merely a downmix of the 5.1 version (again it's in the linear notes).
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In 1974, David Bowie did a six-night concert series in Philadelphia and this 5.1 surround mix by Tony Visconti is nothing short of amazing. Read morePublished on 11 Sept. 2009 by Marty From SF
an absolute cracker for bowie fans! finally the complete concert,digitally remastered by visconti,as originally played live.in 5. Read morePublished on 4 Mar. 2009 by Mrs. S. A. Knibbs