Wednesday, December 16, 2015

RE-UP: David Bowie live in Paris 1976 - 2CD - May 18

David Bowie
Pavillion de Paris
Paris
France
May 18 1976
The Station To Station Tour

audience recording

Setlist:
01. Station to Station
02. Suffragette City
03. Fame
04. Word on a Wing
05. Stay
06. Waiting for the Man
07. Queen Bitch
08. Life on Mars?
09. Five Years
10. Panic in Detroit
11. Band Introduction
12. Changes
13. TVC 15
14. Diamond Dogs

Encore
15. Rebel Rebel


Personnel:
David Bowie (vocals and saxophone)
Stacey Heydon (guitar)
Carlos Alomar (guitar)
George Murray (bass)
Tony Kaye (keyboards)
Dennis Davis (percussion)

Last concert from the Station To Station Tour, nice renditions particularly 'Word On A Wing' & 'Five Years'.


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RE-UP: David Bowie live in Brussels 1976 - 2CD - May 11

David Bowie - Brussels 1976-05-11

Vorst Nationaal, Brussels

Audience recording
Number of discs: 1
Artwork: included
Total running time: 86:53

Track listing:

01 Station To Station
02 Suffragette City
03 Fame
04 Word On A Wing
05 Stay
06 Waiting for the Man
07 Queen Bitch
08 Life On Mars?
09 Five Years
10 Panic In Detroit
11 Band Introductions / Changes
12 TVC 15
13 Diamond Dogs
14 Rebel Rebel

Fix Notes:

This recording had intrusive rumble.  I removed this using the denoiser tool in iZotope RX, which nicely removed a modicum of hiss from the higher ranges.
Tape flip during Five Years (Earth was really...opera house).
Note that the muffled sound during Station To Station and following the tape flip in Five Years is on the source tape.

                            

RE-UP: David Bowie live in London 1976 - 1CD - May 3

DAVID BOWIE - Wembley 1976-05-03

Empire Pool, Wembley, London

Audience recording
Number of discs: 1
Artwork: included
Total running time: 73:41

Tracks:

1. Station To Station
2. Suffragette City
3. Fame
4. Word On A Wing
5. Stay
6. Waiting For The Man
7. Queen Bitch
8. Life On Mars?
9. Five Years
10. Panic In Detroit
11. band introductions
12. Changes
13. Rebel Rebel
14. The Jean Genie

Notes

iZotope RX2 used throughout for hiss removal.

3-second gap @ 1:25 in Life On Mars - removed with fade-out/fade-in
Tape flip between Five Years and Panic In Detroit - clean.
Gap between Changes and Rebel Rebel removed - crowd noise only

Left channel volume reduction on Rebel Rebel and The Jean Genie (70%).

                                 

RE-UP: David Bowie live in Zurich 1976 - 2CD - April 17

David Bowie
Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland
April - 17 - 1976

Matrix of 2 different audience recordings from the same show

Both recordings were incomplete as both had several cuts and have quite distinctive differences in sound. As a result of the matrix
the sound is very balanced between frequencies.
To adapt the single bits from either one or the other tape to the overall sound some EQ was necessary. Also I lifted the bass and treble of the combination a bit.

As always the biggest challenge was the differences in speed of both tapes. As usual with such old recordings (and gens) the speed was inconsistent within each track.
So it took quite a while to fix this. I was orientating the speed towards version 2.
Version 1 has some problems with higher levels in sound and so also the matrix is suffering from this a bit.
The concert as such for me sounds very committed. David is in very good mood and after the band introduction he states: "...you are the audience ...and I am David Bowie"
MossGarden has again made some very nice artwork using a photo of Bowie from the trip he went on from Zürich to Moscow the day after the concert which you can find attached here.


disc 1 (length 51:15 min):

100 - introduction
101 - Station To Station
102 - Suffragette City
103 - Fame
104 - Word On A Wing
105 - Stay
106 - Waiting For The Man
107 - Queen Bitch
108 - Life On Mars?
109 - Five Years


disc 2 (length 46:54 min):

201 - Panic In Detroit
202 - band introductions
203 - Changes
204 - TVC 15
205 - Diamond Dogs
206 - Rebel Rebel
207 - The Jean Genie

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RE-UP: David Bowie live in Berlin 1976 - 1CD - April 10

David Bowie - Mit einem Mädchen vom Bahnhof Zoo
10 April 1976
Deutschlandhalle, West Berlin, East Germany

Label: unknown
Audio Source: audience
Number of Discs: 1
Artwork: not included
Total running time: 78m 06s

Notes: This release is a mix of two recordings.
Info: The title of the release comes from the fact that a young junkie from Berlin, the heroin of the book Wir, Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo went to this concert (although the book states that the date was 18 April - what is clearly wrong, since there was only one Bowie's concert in Berlin in 1976, and it's this one). The book was the thing that made me a fan of Bowie's music.

Tracklisting :
01 - Station to Station
02 - Suffragette City
03 - Fame
04 - Word on a Wing
05 - Stay
06 - Waiting for the Man
07 - Queen Bitch
08 - Life on Mars?
09 - Five Years
10 - Panic in Detroit (cut in the middle)
11 - band intro
12 - Changes
13 - TVC15
14 - Diamond Dogs
15 - Rebel Rebel (cut)


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RE-UP: David Bowie live in Rochester 1976 - 2CD - March 20

DAVID BOWIE - Rochester 1976-03-20

War Memorial, Rochester, NY, USA

Audience recording
Number of discs: 1 (90 minute disc)
Artwork: included
Total running time: 87:24

Tracks:

1. Station To Station
2. Suffragette City
3. Fame
4. Word On A Wing
5. Stay
6. Waiting For The Man
7. Queen Bitch
8. Life On Mars?
9. Panic In Detroit
10. band introductions
11. Changes
12. TVC 15
13. Diamond Dogs
14. Rebel Rebel
15. The Jean Genie

Notes

Single pass of iZotope RX denoiser for hiss.
Sundry tweaks to volume, which was very variable throughout.
Running too fast.  Speed adjustment on all tracks to Rebel Rebel with factor of 96%; The Jean Genie speed adjustment at 92%.

Tape flip @ 3:32 in Five Years - fade-out/in, small amount of music lost
Gap (presumably encore break) between Diamond Dogs and Rebel Rebel - removed and smoothed out.
Gap (and virtual fade to zero) between Rebel Rebel and The Jean Genie.  Removed and tidied.

                                  

RE-UP: David Bowie live in Cleveland 1976 - 2CD - February 28

Cleveland 1976
Public Auditorium
Cleveland
28th February 1976

Disc One
01 Intro - Un Chien Andalou
02 Station To Station
03 Suffragette City
04 Fame
05 Word On A Wing
06 Stay
07 Waiting For The Man
08 Queen Bitch
09 TVC 15
10 Life On Mars?
11 Five Years

Disc Two
01 TVC 15
02 Panic In Detroit
03 Changes
04 TVC 15
05 Diamond Dogs
06 Rebel Rebel
07 The Jean Genie

audience recording
artwork included

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RE-UP: David Bowie live in Toronto 1976 - 2CD - February 26

David Bowie - Toronto 1976-02-26 (alternative version)

Venue: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, 1976-02-26
Audio Source: audience

Number of Discs: 2
Total running time: disc 1: 56:32; disc 2: 45:03

Notes: Original tape acquired in early 1983.  Transferred to CD in 1999/2000. Using Goldwave, applied light hiss removal, then used parametric equalizer to boost midrange and reduce bass.

Disc 1:
1. Station To Station
2. Suffragette City
3. Fame
4. Word On A Wing
5. Stay
6. Waiting For The Man
7. TVC 15
8. Life On Mars?
9. Five Years

Disc 2:
1. Panic In Detroit
2. Changes
3. Queen Bitch
4. Diamond Dogs
5. Rebel Rebel
6. The Jean Genie
7. Sister Midnight
8. The Jean Genie (reprise)



Friday, December 11, 2015

RE-UP: David Bowie live in Atlanta 1974 - 2CD - December 1

David Bowie
Omni Arena
Atlanta
GA U.S.A.
December 1 1974

Remix of audience recording - good to very good quality (depending on your judgement).

01 Memory Of A Free Festival (Mike Garson Band)
02 Rebel Rebel
03 John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)
04 Sorrow
05 Changes
06 Young Americans
07 1984
08 Win
09 The Jean Genie
10 Moonage Daydream
11 Band Intro
12 When You Rock 'n' Roll With Me
13 Panic In Detroit
14 Suffragette City
15 Rock 'n Roll Suicide
16 Knock On Wood
17 Footstompin'
18 Diamond Dogs


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RE-UP: David Bowie live in Philadelphia 1974 - 2CD - November 25

David Bowie
Spectrum Theater,Philadelphia,PA,U.S.A.
November 25 1974

Quality : Good. Mixed for a fuller sound, and to reduce some roughness / glitches.

01 Memory Of A Free Festival (Mike Garson Band)
02 Rebel Rebel
03 John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)
04 Sorrow
05 Changes
06 Young Americans
07 1984
08 When You Rock 'n' Roll With Me
09 The Jean Genie
10 Moonage Daydream
11 Can You Hear Me
12 Knock On Wood
13 Suffragette City
14 Rock 'n Roll Suicide
15 Diamond Dogs / Only Rock and Roll But I Like It


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RE-UP: David Bowie live in Philadelphia 1974 - 2CD - November 24

David Bowie - 741124 - Spectrum Theatre Philadelphia

this version is cleaned up a bit and remasterd (but i dont know who did it)
i got it in a trade years ago

Setlist:
1. Memory Of A Free Festival
2. Rebel Rebel
3. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)
4. Sorrow
5. Changes
6. Young Americans
7. 1984
8. Rock N'Roll With Me
9. Love Me Do/The Jean Genie
10. Moonage Daydream
11. Can You Hear Me?
12. Knock On Wood
13. Suffragette City
14. Rock N'Roll Suicide
15. Diamond Dogs

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RE-UP: David Bowie live in Boston 1974 - 2CD - November 15

DAVID BOWIE
BOSTON MUSIC HALL
BOSTON, MA (USA)
NOVEMBER 15, 1974
ARTWORK INCLUDED

AUDIENCE RECORDING

SET LIST:

1: INTRO/MEMORIES OF A FREE FESTIVAL
2: REBEL REBEL
3: JOHN I'M ONLY DANCING
4: SORROW
5: CHANGES
6: YOUNG AMERICANS
7: 1984
8: FOOT STOMPIN
9: ROCK AND ROLL ME
10: LOVE ME DO
11: JEAN GENIE
12: MOONAGE DAYDREAM
13: CAN YOU HEAR ME
14: SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME
15: SUFFRAGETTE CITY
16: ROCK AND ROLL SUICIDE
17: DIAMOND DOGS


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RE-UP: David Bowie live in Detroit 1974 - 2CD - October 20

Artist: David Bowie
Date: 1974-10-20
Location: Detroit, WA
Venue: Michigan Palace
Source: Audience

Band Members:
David Bowie - vocals

The Mike Garson Band
Mike Garson - piano, mellotron
Earl Slick - lead guitar
Carlos Alomar - rhythm guitar
Emir Ksasan - bass
Dennis Davis - drums
Pablo Rosario - percussion
David Sanborn - alto sax, flute
Richard Grando - baritone sax, flute
Michael Kamen - electric piano, moog, oboe
Geoffrey MacCormack aka Warren Peace - backing vocals
Ava Cherry - backing vocals
Robin Clark - backing vocals
Jean Fineberg - backing vocals
Anthony Hinton - backing vocals
Dianne Sumler - backing vocals
Luther Vandross - backing vocals

Setlist:
01. Rebel Rebel (cuts in)
02. John I'm Only Dancing
03. Sorrow
04. Changes
05. 1984
06. Moonage Daydream
07. Rock 'N' Roll With Me
08. Love Me Do ->
09. The Jean Genie
10. Diamond Dogs
11. Young Americans
12. Can You Hear Me
13. It's Gonna Be Me
14. Somebody Up There Likes Me
15. Suffragette City
16. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
17. Panic In Detroit

Length: 80:31

Notes:
Master cassette transfer from the JEMS archives. This recording captures Bowie on the soul/philly dogs tour. He played 5 nights at the Michigan Palace for this stop with this recording coming from the last night. It is mostly complete possibly missing only the opening song(s) which most likely would have been either Memory Of A Free Festival and/or Space Oddity.


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RE-UP: David Bowie live in Detroit 1974 - 1CD - October 19

Artist: David Bowie
Date: 1974-10-19
Location: Detroit, MI
Venue: Michigan Palace
Source: Audience

Band Members:
David Bowie - vocals

The Mike Garson Band
Mike Garson - piano, mellotron
Earl Slick - lead guitar
Carlos Alomar - rhythm guitar
Emir Ksasan - bass
Dennis Davis - drums
Pablo Rosario - percussion
David Sanborn - alto sax, flute
Richard Grando - baritone sax, flute
Michael Kamen - electric piano, moog, oboe
Geoffrey MacCormack aka Warren Peace - backing vocals
Ava Cherry - backing vocals
Robin Clark - backing vocals
Jean Fineberg - backing vocals
Anthony Hinton - backing vocals
Dianne Sumler - backing vocals
Luther Vandross - backing vocals

Setlist:
01. Space Oddity (cuts in)
02. Rebel Rebel
03. John I'm Only Dancing
04. Sorrow
05. Changes
06. 1984
07. Moonage Daydream
08. Rock 'N' Roll With Me (cuts out)

Length: 29:53

Notes:
Master cassette transfer from the JEMS archives. This recording captures Bowie on the soul/philly dogs tour. He played 5 nights at the Michigan Palace for this stop with this recording coming from the 4th night. This one is a partial recording capturing only the 1st half hour of the show.


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RE-UP: David Bowie live in San Diego 1974 - 2CD - September 11

David Bowie
Sports Arena, San Diego, USA
September - 11 - 1974


Audience tape of unknown generation

Tape length 84:24 min.


01 1984 (cuts in)
02 Rebel Rebel
03 Moonage Daydream
04 Sweet Thing -> Candidate -> Sweet Thing Reprise
05 Changes
06 Suffragette City
07 Aladdin Sane
08 All The Young Dudes (small cut after start)
09 Cracked Actor
10 Rock'n'Roll With Me (cut end)
11 Knock On Wood (cuts in)
12 It's Gonna Be Me
13 Space Oddity
14 Future Legend -> Diamond Dogs
15 Big Brother -> Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family
16 Time
17 The Jean Genie
18 Rock'n'Roll Suicide -> band introduction

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RE-UP: David Bowie live in Los Angeles 1974 - 2CD - September 4

David Bowie
Los Angeles, Universal Amphitheatre
4 September 1974

Remix of audience recording:
Very good quality, mixed to give a fuller sound


CD 1
01 1984
02 Rebel Rebel
03 Moonage Daydream
04 Sweet Thing
05 Changes
06 Suffragette City
07 Aladdin Sane
08 All The Young Dudes
09 Cracked Actor
10 When You Rock'n'Roll With Me

CD 2
01 Knock On Wood
02 It's Gonna Be Me
03 Space Oddity
04 Future Legend
05 Diamond Dogs
06 Jean Genie
07 Rock'n'Roll Suicide


I feel this is a significant improvement on this recording...it's still a little on treble-y side,
but muting treble frequencies does suppress nuances in the music so aside from adding a little more
bass I didn't do much there. I gave it a fuller sound as narrow mono can sound pretty awful in
headphones, and I listen to gig recordings in headphones for the most part.

There are some good performances here, in particular It's Gonna Be Me, Space Oddity and Rock 'n' Roll
Suicide...hopefully you will like it too.


                                

RE-UP: David Bowie live in Los Angeles 1974 - 2CD - September 2

David Bowie
The Universal Ampitheatre
Los Angeles, CA, USA
2nd September 1974
Audience Recording
Artwork Included


Disc 1 (Running Time 57:44)

01. 1984
02. Rebel Rebel
03. Moonage Daydream
04. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing
05. Changes
06. Suffragette City
07. Aladdin Sane
08. All The Young Dudes
09. Cracked Actor
10. Rock'n'Roll With Me
11. Knock On Wood
12. Young Americans
13. It's Gonna Be Me

Disc 2 (Running Time 50:19)

14. Space Oddity
15. Diamond Dogs
16. Big Brother
17. Time
18. The Jean Genie
19. Rock'n'Roll Suicide
20. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (1st part only)

Bonus tracks New York (RCMH) 28/10/74
21. Sorrow
22. Footstompin
23. Can You Hear Me?
24. Someboby Up There Likes Me


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RE-UP: David Bowie live in New Haven 1974 - 2CD - July 14

David Bowie - Live At The VMC
The Veterans Memorial Coliseum
New Haven, CT, USA
14th July 1974
Very Good Audience Recording
Artwork Included

Disc 1
01. 1984 (first part missing)
02. Rebel Rebel (cut in the middle)
03. Moonage Daydream
04. Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (reprise)
05. Changes
06. Suffragette City
07. Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)
08. All the Young Dudes
09. Cracked Actor
10. Rock 'n' Roll With Me
11. Watch That Man (cut in the middle / cut at the end)

Disc 2
01. Diamond Dogs
02. Panic in Detroit
03. Big Brother / Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family
04. Time
05. The Width Of A Circle
06. The Jean Genie
07. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide


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RE-UP: David Bowie live in Tampa 1974 - 2CD - July 2

David Bowie
Curtis Hixon Hall Tampa
2nd July 1974

During the journey from Atlanta to Tampa,
a truck driver was stung by a bee and the truck containing most of the stage set ended up in a ditch,
forcing Bowie to do the show without the full stage set-up.

Stage Intro
1984
Rebel Rebel
Moonage Daydream
Sweet Thing
Changes
Suffragette City
Aladdin Sane
All The Young Dudes
Cracked Actor
*
Space Oddity
Diamond Dogs
Panic In Detroit
Big Brother
Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family
Time
Width Of A Circle
The Jean Genie
Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

*Rock And Roll With Me - Watch That Man
These tracks seem to be missing.

artwork included


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