Tuesday, March 29, 2016

RE-UP: David Bowie "Fresh From Divorce" - 1CD - outtakes & live 1979-1980

DAVID BOWIE - FRESH FROM DIVORCE
(Godfather Records 580)

DATE/VENUE:
Various outtakes and performances from 1979 and 1980

QUALITY:
Excellent quality....for the most

COMMENTS:
This material has been released on several other labels in the past,
but "Godfather" EQ'd it. I think they did it quite well, allthough I am NOT a fan of this label.
Some comments about this bootleg at DIME (an incomplete version was torrented by someone there) said that this was a "great upgrade". You'll be the judge.
But this is my rip - and not the torrent from DIME. So this is the complete version

COMMENTS #2:
Some of the songs here I find even more enjoyable than the official record....for instance "Laser" (Scream Like A Baby).....allthough his official release is a milestone without any doubt
His performance at the Tonight show in 1980 is also absolutely terrific; the performances he gave of "Ashes To Ashes" and "Life On Mars" are still my favourite versions of those 2 songs. Bowie was dressed up like James Dean for the occasion.
That Tonight show performance is among my favourite Bowie moments ever. But maybe it's just me.
(also worth noting that GE Smith is playing the guitar......the ever famous Dylan guitarist of 1988 to 1990)

COMMENTS #3:
This material is a serious must have for Bowie appreciators.....no matter which EQ work you prefer of it.


TRACKLIST:

01. SCARY MONSTERS AND SUPER CREEPS
[alternate take]

02. IT'S NO GAME
[alternate take]

03. TIRED OF MY LIFE
[demo for "It's No Game"]

04. CAMERAS IN BROOKLYN
[early version of "Up The Hill Backwards"]

05. IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY
[early version of "Teenage Wildlife"]

06. LASER
[early version of "Scream Like A Baby"]

07. ASHES TO ASHES
[unreleased disco remix]

08. KINGDOME COME
[alternate take]

09. I AM A LASER
[recorded with the Astronettes - different lyrics]

10. BECAUSE YOU'RE YOUNG
[alternate take]

11. IS THERE LIFE AFTER MARRIAGE
[unreleased]

12. PANIC IN DETROIT
[re-recorded in 1979]

13. CRYSTAL JAPAN
[Japanese only single]

14. ALABAMA SONG
[re-recorded in 1979]

15. ASHES TO ASHES
[from Bowie's performance at the "Tonight show" on September 5th 1980]

16. LIFE ON MARS
[from Bowie's performance at the "Tonight show" on September 5th 1980]

17. THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD
[from Bowie's performance at "Saturday Night Live" on December 15th 1979]

18. BOYS KEEP SWINGING
[from Bowie's performance at "Saturday Night Live" on December 15th 1979]

19. TVC 15
[from Bowie's performance at "Saturday Night Live" on December 15th 1979]

                                  

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