Thursday, March 31, 2016

NEW: David Bowie live in Austin 1983 - 2CD - August 20

David Bowie
Frank Erwin Center-Austin, Texas
August 20, 1983

Recording: Sony Mic (ECM939T) > Sony D6 > Maxell XLII

Disc One

01 The Jean Genie Intro > Star
02 Heroes
03 What In The World
04 Golden Years
05 Fashion
06 Let's Dance
07 Breaking Glass
08 Life On Mars
09 Sorrow
10 Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
11 China Girl
12 Scary Monsters
13 Rebel Rebel
14 White Light White Heat

Disc Two

01 Station To Station
02 Cracked Actor
03 Ashes To Ashes
04 Space Oddity
05 Young Americans
06 Fame
07 TVC15
08 Stay
09 The Jean Genie
10 Modern Love

David Bowie (vocals, guitar, saxophone)
Carlos Alomar (guitar)
Earl Slick (lead guitar)
Carmine Rojas (bass)
Tony Thompson (drums)
Dave Lebolt (keyboards)
Steve Elson, Stan Harrison, Lenny Pickett, Frank Simms and George Simms (backing vocals)

Back to the closet archives and my master audience tapes, we find David Bowie touring behind "Serious Moonlight" and putting on a high energy show in Austin, Texas.
I taped 2 back to back nights during this tour, this show and Dallas on August 19th.  I don't remember a lot about these shows 23 years later except that I enjoyed them at the time.  It was a hits driven show for the most part which the big arena crowds loved, Stevie Ray Vaughan had dropped out before the tour even started and by this point Earl Slick had total command of being the lead guitarist.

I can't recall anything about the taping location but quality is quite good in my opinion with no cuts or splices, after taping the night before I knew the pacing of this show and were the tape flips should take place.

This is the first time this has been transferred to CD directly from the master tapes and I offer it here for any and all to enjoy.


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