Monday, August 14, 2017

FLAC: David Bowie "The Hunky Georgie Tapes volume 10" - 11CD

SO WHAT'S IN VOLUME 10?

Well the highlight is a couple of upgrades from '76 and '78...

HUG076CD Frankfurt 1976-04-13
Source: arcorman. Those of you with a longer memory may remember my Bowie Duffers Challenge a
couple of years back, with clips of my ten worst gigs. Well Frankfurt was right near the top of the pile, the version I'd previously got rating 1½-2/10. Well I'm not pretending that this one's perfect, but I'm more than happy with it.

The sound is variable, the tracks from side 1 of the tape do still have some remnants of hiss that I couldn't shift, and the volume is variable (I'm assuming from it being a stealth recording. But none of it's intrusive, and from Stay onwards, it's a pretty decent recording. SQ around 7½.

By the way, the Linus Band songs were on the other side of the tape. I'm not embarrassing myself by including them here!

HUG077CD Philadelphia 1987-07-30
Source: arcorman. This isn't the most dynamic of recordings, the difference between the tops and bottoms of the wave curves being less than usual. Decent enough recording, no more. SQ 8-8½.

HUG078CD will be in volume 11

HUG079CD Nagoya 1973-04-12
Source: previous torrents (see notes file). Quite simply, this is a clean up of the 2 CD version that was torrented a couple of years back. There was a whacking great chunk of hiss obscuring a very decent recording on that, and I've scraped it away. It reveals some tidal sound on the first half, and quite excellent sound on the second half. SQ 7½-8½.

HUG080CD Berlin 1991-10-17 (Tin Machine)
Source: arcorman. Sounds a little distant and, like the Philly '87 above, perhaps limited dynamics; but decent enough recording that was a new one to me. SQ 8-8½.

HUG081CD Toronto 1978-05-01
Source: Noggin. Another big rescue of a concert with a lousy version in circulation. My existing copy of this was 2½-4½/10: a dog. This one, on the other hand, is a really nice recording. It's perhaps missing a little brightness, but otherwise it's a great listen and a very enjoyable gig. SQ 8-8½.

HUG082CD Philadelphia 1983-07-18
Source: arcorman. Pretty decent Serious Moonlight gig. Excepting slightly muffled sound during Stay (perhaps the taper was hiding his kit under his coat) really nice sound throughout. SQ 8½.

HUG083CD Pensacola 1990-04-29
Source: AndreF. Perhaps a shade down on the quality of other Andre F tapes, both in terms of quality and also the performance from David and the guys. OK sound, but AndreF set quite a high standard. SQ 8 (8½ at a pinch).

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FLAC: David Bowie "The Hunky Georgie Tapes volume 9" - 12CD

SO WHAT'S IN VOLUME 9?

HUG070CD Newcastle 1978-06-14
Source: Noggin. Real curate’s egg this one. As soon as you start listening, you can hear that it’s fantastically close to the source – very lo gen. However, it soon becomes clear that the taper’s kit wasn’t quite up to the volume of the show.

In the end, it does rather depend on where you listen to this one. On my car radio, it’s pretty damned distorted; on the hi-fi, or on the 5-1 surround from my computer’s sound car, it’s pretty good. Try Sense Of Doubt for the true quality of this recording; watch out for Blackout and the end of Station To Station, where it’s at its most distorted. SQ 8 or 7, depending on where you listen!

As stated in the forum (http://www.bowiestation.com/TT2/forums.php?action=viewtopic&topicid=86) my plan had been to provide an upgrade to this concert.  The recording I had with much better sound, however, turned out to be a misdated version of HUG158CD, so was no help (and see further on the re-up of HG19 about the erroneous date on HUG158CD).

I managed to get two further versions of the 14th June gig from Mike Jewell and another taper friend.  In the end, Mike's turned out to be from the same source as HUG070CD, and not quite to the same quality.  The other version was from a different source (no distortion, all of Soul Love present), but the quality was way down - perhaps 6/10 - so simply not usable).

So as it stands, for all its shortcomings, I believe that this is the best quality you're going to get for this concert, until someone turns up with a completely new recording.  It isn't to the usual HG standards, so if that puts you off, skip this one and take the rest of HG9.

HUG071CD Brussels 1990-04-20&21
Source: AndreF. I kid you not when I say I’ve been working on this one since the end of November last year! It was originally slated for HG5, but in the event, I only finished it last weekend!

The issue is on the first concert, from the 20th. I’d have given up long ago, but this is the gig with Amsterdam, so history says it needs to be out there! The tape has some extremely persistent hiss, which it’s been a real chore to shift. As well as iZotope RX, I’ve tried Goldwave, re-recording using Dolby B and C and using an alternative source (arcorman), but with only mixed results. Finally iZotope RX2 with multiple iterations worked.

In the end, the sound quality is a little variable (it’s a rougher recording than usual from AndreF), so I’d give the SQ only 8/10 – but historical significance makes it essential. It’s also worth listening out to the quite extraordinary sounds that one of the taper’s near neighbours makes during the gig!

The concert on the 21st, on the other hand, is a much more typical Andre F tape, with beautiful 1st gen sound. SQ 9/10. Both concerts have material from the soundchecks as well – take it or leave it!

HUG072CD Manchester 1991-11-03 (Tin Machine)
Source: AndreF. Simply just a great quality It’s My Life concert. SQ 9/10.

The tape of this one included a very very extended recording of the concert introduction – hiss from the TV screen, the lot – we’re talking just under ten minutes. IMHO, it’s not a lot of fun to listen to, so I cut it down to the last 1:25. The full intro, however, is also included as track 300 – so if you want all of it, just switch the tracks.

HUG073CD Manchester 2002-07-10
OK, way out of the typical Hunky Geordie zone here, but a special one. If you haven’t been to
Tarquin’s blogspot (http://tarquinlive.blogspot.co.uk/) it’s well worth checking out. He has, however, only listed one Bowie concert, and shortly after it appeared, the Megaupload crash effectively killed it off.

So this is from Tarquin’s DAT master, with minimal tidying up from me. Quite superlative sound in places, touching live album quality on the quieter songs. SQ 9/10 – easy.

HUG074CD Madrid 1987-07-06
Source: Arcorman. Like the Vienna gig last month, beautiful lo-gen recording. SQ 9/10.

So only five bootlegs this month, I’m afraid, but six concerts and some are rather special. This marks a bit of a watershed in the Hunky Geordie project. To this point, I’ve been mostly reliant upon Andre F’s tapes. The back of these, however is broken: whereas the material from Arcorman is plentiful and, in many cases, of a similar quality. So from HG10, you’ll find the balance tilting towards Arcorman (which also means that the spread across the tours will be better as well – more seventies, less 1990.

HG 10 is already put to bed (just to tease, there’s an Aladdin Sane concert and a tricky one from the White Light Tour as well), and the recording up to HG13 all transferred. Expect the first sixer tape to appear in HG11.

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FLAC: David Bowie "The Hunky Georgie Tapes volume 8" - 12CD

SO WHAT'S IN VOLUME 8?

HUG061CD Frankfurt 1990-04-05
Source: AndreF. Nice enough Sound+Vision recording from early in the tour. David in reasonable
chatty form. SQ 9/10

HUG062CD Copenhagen 1978-05-31
Source: Noggin. Hmm, nice. Pimm Jal, while giving this an 8/10 rating, refers to a 90-minute version that’s 10/10. I think this is it: lovely sound. Clearly someone did some good work in Scandinavia on this tour, what with Gothenburg and Oslo as well.

Needed a little cleaning up, and there are a couple of tape wobbles in the Ziggy songs. Being a C90, it runs out just before the end of Station To Station, but someone has been kind enough to edit in the ending plus Stay from another (inferior) source. I’d say it’s an easy 9/10.

HUG063CD Munich 1990-04-10
Source: AndreF. Keeping the Sound+Vision recordings in Germany this time. This is quite superb sound, on a par with the lovely Rotterdam and Docklands Arena recordings. It does get a little loud in places, and it’s a tad distorted from Heroes onwards, but overall fantastic. 9/10. To cap it all, you get four lines of Heroes in German…

HUG064CD Vienna 1987-07-01
Source: arcorman. Keeping up the theme of high quality recordings, this one’s a beaut. Not a master recording, but clearly very close. Easy 9/10.

HUG065CD Dania, FL 1972-11-17
Source: Noggin. OK, a serious recording here. I’ve seen so many names for the venue for this one (I always knew it as the Jai Alai Fronton in Pirate’s Cove, Miami, back in the day) but a thread on Bowie Wonderworld ended the discussion for me by having a scan of an advert for the gig.

Noggin’s copy of this was a lovely recording: much lower gen that I’ve previously heard. It also responded very well to cleaning up with iZotope RX. What this has revealed is a little tidal sound on the early tracks (presumably a tape spool slightly off centre on the master or one of its immediate copies), but not enough to disappoint: and from a little blip during Space Oddity onwards, even that dissipates.

It’s a lovely recording and a fantastic recording: with great atmosphere from the crowd. SQ 8½/10.

Did find a possible upgrade in Graham Mac's tapes.  It would have been a marginal SQ improvement, but it had one gap too many - there didn't seem any value in a marginal change to sound quality in return for losing music.

HUG066CD Capital Radio Interview 1976-77
Source: Noggin. There’s some good stuff this month! When Noggin gave me his tapes, he made
specific reference to the Maggie Norden Capital Radio interview: as he’d never seen anyone else
trading it. So here it is.

Broadcast on 2nd June 1976, this combines a slightly wobbly career retro, plus interviews with David and fans on his arrival at Victoria Station – the legendary day with the press-faked Nazi salute. It’s less than half an hour, so I’ve added Noggin’s tape of Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It with Nicky Horne from 20th October 1977. This one’s an interview and also a fan phone in. The sound on it starts a little growly, but it improves after the first link.

I’m no great fan of interviews, but these are both fascinating items from just the right era. Just to mention, it had been my intention to include Boston 1976 in this batch, but there was some stubborn hiss that just wouldn’t shift on it, so these are here by way of compensation.

HUG067CD Tin Machine: Paris 1991-10-30
Source: AndreF. Don’t be put off by the early tracks on this one. I guess that the taper was either dancing, or standing in the wrong place, so the sound is a little wobbly for the first three or four songs. But then it improves nicely, and it’s great sound for the rest of the recording. SQ: 9/10 once it gets going.

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FLAC: David Bowie "The Hunky Georgie Tapes volume 7" - 13CD

SO WHAT'S IN VOLUME 7?

Slight technical hitch with volume 7. I’d got seven recordings lined up for you, but only room for six. Ah well, we’ll have to see what can be done.

HUG054CD Tin Machine: Brixton Academy 1991-11-10
Source: Source 2. You don’t have to look too hard to find a recording of the magnificent TM gig on 11th November, but the night before isn’t so easy to track down. A hidden gem amongst the source 2 tapes. Not as lo gen as the Andre F tapes, but still pretty low (2nd or 3rd gen I’d guess). SQ: 8½.

But what makes this special is the soundcheck. Over half an hour of it, and playing proper songs as well, not just noodling about and heavy breathing. Good quality and a surprisingly good listen.

HUG055CD Quebec City 1990-03-04
Source: Andre F Arcorman. Special gig this one, in that it was the first night of the Sound + Vision Tour. Good full set. Was going to give you the Andre F recording, which is as near to the master as usual: but unfortunately it wasn’t usable – oversaturated and distorted throughout (and I have a hunch that the master is probably out there and in the same condition). Fortunately there was another version in the arcorman hoard, and while, again, it’s probably 2nd or 3rd generation, it’s still a decent recording. SQ 8½. Quality seems to drop off a little for the encores at the end – perhaps the taper started dancing!

HUG056CD Jordal Stadion, Oslo 1990-08-22
Source: AndreF. Perfectly serviceable recording from the European festival leg at the end of the Sound + Vision tour. Short set, but excellent sound. SQ 9/10.

HUG057CD San Diego Sports Arena, 1974-09-11 [UPGRADE]
Source: nicmac. I make no secret, and offer no apologies, for my love of the Soul Tour. It’s just a shame there are so few tapes in circulation, and of those, how many are rather doggy.

In the original HG7 I upped Noggin's version of this gig.  I compared Graham Mac's version, and it sounds a generation or two lower - good enough to count as an upgrade, if not the ultimate version.  It's still got that whoosh on disc 2 around the hi-hat.

I know that there are versions around that are closer to the master (I know because I’ve received a sample of one), but in the meantime, I believe this is a worthwhile upgrade to the versions that are in “normal” circulation. SQ 7½.

HUG058CD Palais des Sports, Lyon 1983-05-24
Source: Noggin, well mostly. Quite lovely lo gen recording from the Serious Moonlight tour. Only problem was that Noggin only had a C90, so the final two songs were missing. Arcorman to the rescue. With what seems to be a similar-gen recording from the same source, the final two songs are back. Great sound on this, comfortable 8½.

HUG059CD
This is where I ran out of space. Let’s see what the Easter bunny will bring in a day or two…
[Sorry, also working on a possible upgrade to HUG059CD, so that will take longer than a day or two...]

HUG060CD Glasgow Apollo 1978-06-20
Source: Arcorman. Second night at the Apollo. It’s the same source as the Ice On The Cages second volume, but to my ears, with brighter sound. Not wishing to blow my own trumpet too much, but I haven’t been so chuffed with the art for a bootleg in a goodly while! SQ: 7½ to 8.

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FLAC: David Bowie "The Hunky Georgie Tapes volume 6" - 15CD

SO WHAT'S IN VOLUME 6?

There are no less than four upgrades from the original MWP release, read on...

HUG044CD Madison Square Garden, New York 1978-05-09 - UPGRADE
This is the one that held up the re-up of HG6 - I hope you agree it's worth it.  There's one hell of a tale on this one.  Back for the MWP release, I had two single disc versions - one from Noggin that was over-Dolbyed, but had a nice warm feel to it; and one from Arcorman that was higher quality, and which I went with in the end.

Subsequently, learm upped a version of the full concert, and MBF sent me a tape of the whole gig - so an upgrade was a must.  Unfortunately the MBF version wasn't up to the quality of the learm recording, so I had to bale out.  I asked learm if it would be possible to add his to the single-disc version to make it a 3-disc special, and he was happy to let me do that.

Starting work on the new version, however, two things became apparent - that the Arcorman version was simply the first 60% of the learm version, and that the learm version had a fair bit of residual hiss, as well as missing the key band intros.  I made progress with the hiss, so contacted Mike Jewell to see if he could help out with the band intros.  He sent me both of his recordings - both of which ran rings around everything else I'd tried to that date!

So what you have here is the version Mike sent that was on CD (the other was on MD).  It's an absolute beaut - a solid 9/10, and beats any other version of this gig I've heard.  Major major upgrade.  So a big "thank you" to both Mike and learm for their help in this.

About the date...  This concert has always circulated as the 7th May.  For a long time, lists had three New York dates 7th-9th.  When I upped the original, however, betty07 and Mike were both adamantly pointing out that there wasn't a concert on the 7th - and if you check out the tour itinerary in the Stage packaging, it agrees with this.

So until anyone can prove to the contrary, the correct date is 9th May - and it's distinctive by the "Dennis Davis on percussssssssion."

HUG045CD Torhout Festival 1997-07-04
Source: Source 2. Yes you are reading correctly, an Earthling gig. It’s about as late as any of the tapes go, and only source 2 goes this late. Beautiful quality recording, except for Quicksand, which has the backside completely ripped out of it for 32 seconds when the levels go wrong and it’s massively over-saturated. Otherwise a 9/10 in anybody’s money.

HUG046CD Festa Nationale di Modena 1990-09-08
Source: AndreF. HUG028DVD, back in January, was the DVD version of this concert, where David so gloriously loses his temper. It’s a good quality recording, wavering between 8½ and 9 – but what is it about Italian crowds that means they have to chatter. All the time. Whole way through the gig. And by the way, Riccardo, she’s looking for you – OK?

HUG047CD Stadspark “de Goffert”, Nijmegen 1990-08-18
Source: andref. Lovely quality again, hitting 9/10 for me.

HUG048CD Wembley 1987-06-19 UPGRADE
The original HG6 had Noggin's master tape.  I was always a bit haunted by that one however - it was a fairly distant recording, and there were whacking great chunks missing, that I clumsily plugged from another source.

This one's from Source 2, and is simply a more homogeneous recording.  Decent sound the whole way through, no big gaps.  SQ: 8½ and I'm much happier with it!

HUG049CD Wembley 1976-05-08 UPGRADE
HG6 had my old tape in it, which was good quality, but missing Word On A Wing and The Jean Genie.  This one's from Arcorman, and not only does it include the two missing songs, but it's an upgrade in terms of sound quality as well.  A lush 9/10.

HUG050CD Edmonton 1983-08-07 UPGRADE TO SPECIAL EDITION
Original notes:
Source: arcorman. Sounds like a maximum of third gen, possibly second. Nice quality, the only gripes being that Modern Love is missing, and that at the start of disc 2 the taper seems to be wandering around, so the volume goes up and down a little. SQ 8½-9.

Going through the Graham Mac tapes (nicmac) I found Edmonton, and thought I'd check it out.  If anything, slightly better sound (9/10) and clearly from a different source.  Modern Love is present now (unfortunately the band intros aren't).  Two nicely complementary versions.

HUG053CD Boston 1974-11-15
My old tape. No two ways about it, by a country mile my favourite of the batch! There’s some debate about which Boston gig is which, but I’ve been in correspondence with an “old school” collector who got all three direct from the States shortly afterwards. He’s checked carefully, and confirms that the Maloney recording that’s in circulation as a silver (Plastic Soul, etc) has been mislabelled as 15th.  The Maloney gigs are the 14th and the 16th, and the short tape (popularly known as “I’m Only Dancing” is from the 15th).

And that’s what you have here. I’ve not come across a better version than this. OK, so there’s a little jingle in the upper ranges, but it’s got power and swagger. SQ probably only 7½, but simply fantastic.

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FLAC: David Bowie "The Hunky Georgie Tapes volume 5" - 12CD

SO WHAT'S IN VOLUME 5?

HUG037CD Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland 1990-06-19&20
Source: andref. Two absolutely excellent concerts. The only quibble is that there are a couple of places in each gig where there’s a little volume fluctuation, otherwise these are absolutely excellent.

Don’t forget that the 20th features Bono on guest vocals for Gloria. SQ: 9.

HUG038CD TIN MACHINE: Mayfair, Newcastle 1991-11-05
Source: andref. I was ready to up an inferior version of this that andref sent in HG4, when he suddenly came up with an upgrade! I have to say that, while this is very good sound, it’s somewhat disappointing as it could have been quite superb sound. When I first did the track splits the sound blew my socks off – but you do track splits on the quiet bits, and when I heard the loud bits…

You may remember in HG2 that the next night’s concert (in Liverpool) was there, and it was a betty07 recording from one of the first times he used his new rig. Well this is the previous night. So the same issue at the start (two minutes of blare) is here again. What’s a shame, however, is that the left channel remains a little too loud for the whole gig. There’s oversaturation throughout, and I’ve tried to turn the levels right down, but it’s on the source tape. In the end I copied the right channel over with a 0.002 second offset. It sounds really good – but it could have been quite fantastic. SQ: 8½ or 9.

HUG040CD Empire Pool, Wembley 1976-05-05
Source: noggin. Was going to give you my tape from the 8th, but when I heard this one from Noggin, it jumped the queue. Absolutely great sound, lovely recording. SQ 8½.

HUG041CD Werchter Festival 1987-06-02
Source: andref. 1st gen recording, but just remember it’s an outdoor gig. SQ 8 or 8½.

Note that I've got an alternative version of (most of) this concert - expect to see it in the re-up of Hunky Geordie's Slight Seconds, Volume 2.

HUG042CD NEC, Birmingham 1983-06-06
My tape. When I went to see David at Milton Keynes on 2nd July that year, saw the lads outside with the ghetto blasters selling tapes from the earlier gigs. They were playing this one, and I bought it straight away – so I know it’s first gen! Disc one is quite excellent sound. Disc two is a little overcooked for the main part, and the first five minutes of Stay are just blasted. Had a higher gen recording from andref, and it’s exactly the same – clearly on the master. SQ: 9 on disc 1; 8½ on disc 2.

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FLAC: David Bowie "The Hunky Georgie Tapes volume 4" - 13CD

SO WHAT'S IN VOLUME 4?

Excitingly, it included the first transfer from a noggin tape [but ironically, this has now been replaced!]…

HUG030CD Paris Pavillon, 1978-05-25 [UPGRADE]
The original source was from noggin. A sight to strike fear into any collector of older tapes, however – a MEMOREX tape!  Although very nice sound, it was subject to stretch and speed fluctuation.

This upgrade is from nicmac (see later HG batches for who he is).  Sound is easily as good (8 or 8½/10) but it’s good the whole way through and no wobbles.

HUG031CD Maine Road, Manchester, 1987-07-15
Source: andref. The previous night’s gig was in HG3 and I promised that this one was even etter quality. Here you go then – you don’t get many Glass Spider gigs sounding as good as this. SQ 9.

HUG032CD Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD, 1990-07-19
Source: andref. First of two S+V bootlegs that are in very limited circulation due to very apparent flaws. Never come across this one before. It appears that the taper’s batteries were right at the limit: so seven songs recorded which, when played back, ran comically fast; then a loud “phut” and it expires partway into Stay! With speed correction, it’s now really nice sound, but only half an hour of the gig. SQ 9.

HUG033CD TIN MACHINE: The World, New York 1989-06-14 [UPGRADE]
Original source was andref. Alternative recording to the rather tinny “Virgin Tin” of the band’s debut live appearance. Was decent sound, if not spectacular, and I had to take dozens of tiny microphone blips out of the recording.

This upgrade is from Arcorman (see HG5 for who he is) and it’s better (not FM quality, but better).  Beefier sound, and no crap to remove.  SQ between 8 and 8½/10.

HUG034CD Milton Keynes 1990-08-04
Source: andref (interview from source2). Lovely recording of this gig – it’s the day BEFORE the radio one FM recording. It sounds, however, like the taper moved position for the encore (Changes onwards) as the final three songs are comparatively muffled. SQ 9 till then.

And some bonuses. I’ve added in the radio one interview with Mark Goodier, which was recorded on the 4th, but broadcast the following day; and a recording from the soundcheck – which is really good sound, around 8½. The bonus disc is fairly short – it could all fit comfortably onto two CDs, but a three-disc format seems better.

Update from the subsequent feedback from MWP was that this was a betty07 recording, on a Sony Prop Walkman, and that the sound change for the encores happened after changing tapes.

HUG035CD St Louis Arena, 1990-06-10
Source: andref. The second flawed S+V recording. It’s a beautiful recording, if a little on the trebly side, but it appears that the master tape tangled, affecting three songs. I’ve repaired one (Let’s Dance), removed a gap from a second (The Jean Genie) but the first 1:50 of Space Oddity is wrecked.

Once you get past that, however, a really good concert. SQ 8½ (ignoring the tangles).

HUG039CD TIN MACHINE: New York Academy Theatre, 1991-11-29
Source: andref. To finish, a real treat, with an FM recording of Tin Machine. Bowie in a skittish mood, so it’s great fun, as well as a cracking concert.

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FLAC: David Bowie "The Hunky Georgie Tapes volume 3" - 12CD

All transfers from Andre F tapes, except where stated.

HUG013CD  Brussels, Vorst Nationaal  1976-05-11

A lower-gen recording than the "Brussels Vorst Nationaal 1976" bootleg, from which I removed some low-level rumble (tape transporter mechanism) and hiss. Lovely sound on the whole, a little muffled on Station To Station and the second half of Five Years.  SQ: 8-8½/10

HUG017CD  Manchester, Maine Road  1987-07-14

Excellent quality audience recording. Transferred from a 1st gen tape, on which side the start and ends were faded in/out.  SQ: 9/10

HUG018CD  London Docklands Arena  1990-03-27

It's beautiful sound, but...it would appear that the source tape got a little tangled: so there are little tape flutters during Changes and Rebel Rebel (which would have been on side 1 of the source tape) and Young Americans and Fame '90 (presumably on the equivalent places on side 2). Doesn't detract massively, however.  SQ: 9/10

HUG019CD  Milan, Palatrussardi  1990-04-13/14

Both (13th-14th April 1990) at Palatrussardi in Milan. Both nights are excellent audience recordings (usual chatter in the background from an Italian concert!).  SQ: 9/10

HUG021CD  Tokyo, Shinjuku Kosei Nenkin Kaikan  1973-04-08

There are at least two CD version of this around - Miscellaneous of Cats and First Landed Japan (both q.v.), both of which have pretty poor sound.

This is from a much lower gen source (either needledrop from the vinyl version, or source tape for the vinyl). I've corrected the speed and done two passes to remove hiss using iZotope RX denoiser. It's by no means perfect, and some hiss does persist in the middle, but it's now a very listenable recording.  SQ: 8/10

Note, however, that I've since categorised this as one of the Hunky Geordie Problem Tapes (http://www.bowiestation.com/TT2/forums.php?action=viewtopic&topicid=86).  Since upping this, good quality recordings of the full concert have come along (not least in the Japan 1973 boxed set).  I don't have a tape to upgrade this with, so it's retained here for completeness sake, and because it still stands as a restoration of the original source.  If you don't need it, however, I'd suggest skipping this one.

HUG025CD  Radio Tin (Promotional appearances and interviews from 1991)

Sourced from various tapes, from memory mostly from Source 2.  The Paramount City recording (from TV) is a little below par (SQ 9/10) but otherwise FM quality throughout.

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FLAC: David Bowie "The Hunky Georgie Tapes volume 2" - 13CD

David Bowie "The Hunky Georgie Tapes volume 2"

HUG012CD Bercy, Paris 1990-04-02 AND 03
Haven’t seen the 2nd around before. When transferring the andref tape, found it was below the
standard of the other recordings. When subsequently playing it in the car to test it, found it was wholly unsuitable. By a stroke of luck, another copy was in source 2 that was substantially better (and seems to be from a separate taper) – so it’s the source 2 version here. It’s lo gen. There was clearly an issue at the concert with the tom-toms being over-miked (this was an issue on both recordings) which can cause a bit of a throb at times, but otherwise it’s a decent recording. David reports that he and the band have influenza (or laryngitis at one stage) so short set. SQ – around 8½.

The 3rd is an andref tape, and a different source to Visions & Sounds/Paris Au Printemps, so doesn’t tread on the toes of Savage Jaw 11. This is a really sweet recording – the taper’s rig is probably not of as high a standard as the one for SJ and his/her position sounds a bit further away. In return, however, the sound is particularly well-balanced, with a real emphasis on the vocals – putting Belew’s guitar w*nkery lower in the mix. Very enjoyable concert. SQ – around 8½ again.

HUG013CD Still sorting out the sound on this one, so it’s postponed to HG volume 3.

HUG014CD McNichols Arena, Denver, CO 1990-06-02
Andref tape again. Had to do some major speed correction on this one. Too loud at the start, but settles down about a minute into Space Oddity, and turns out to be a very enjoyable concert, David in excellent humour. SQ – again, around 8½, pushing 9.

HUG015CD Earl’s Court, London 1978-07-01
This is one of mine. Got it in a trade back in 1983 – I can’t remember who it was with, but very clearly remember it being AD90 tapes, which suggests that it was a one-off trade. Didn’t particularly think about proximity to the master back then, but it’s clearly pretty damn low. Tidied-up some of the sound and did another speed correction (running too fast) and am very pleased indeed with how it’s come out. Given comments I’ve seen on recordings of this gig of late, I reckon it’s going to be an upgrade for most. SQ – close to 9.

HUG016CD Tin Machine – Liverpool 1991-11-06
Andref tape. Don’t be put off by the first track, where the volume was set incorrectly and the sound absolutely thrashed. Once that’s out of the way, this is a gorgeous recording. SQ – 9, no messing.

HUG020CD Tin Machine – Newport 1989-07-01
Andref tape. This was going to be in volume 3, but I pulled it forward to replace HUG013CD. Once again, volume needs to settle down a bit at the beginning, is fine from around a minute into Amazing. Great, lo-gen recording: but perhaps not on the greatest of kit (have a suspicion it’s mono - see the notes for an update on this). SQ – 8½.

HUG024CD Osaka 1983-10-26
Simply a bonus recording for you all. I checked the size of volume 2 and it seemed a bootleg short, though sort I’d drop this one in. It’s one of mine, and I upped it to dime a couple of years back, but have done some very minor tidying-up and put completely new art in (and not everyone goes to dime). It’s a smashing recording that I speculate wasn’t circulated too widely at the time because the speed was wildly wrong (around 8% too fast). SQ - 9/10.

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FLAC: David Bowie "The Hunky Georgie Tapes volume 1" - 11CD

David Bowie "The Hunky Georgie Tapes volume 1"

HUG070CD - Tin Machine, Wolverhampton Civic Hall, 1991-11-02 - NEW RECORDING.
For me, this is the absolute jewel in this batch. The only copy I had of this concert was my second worst bootleg (SQ 1/10). This is a diamond. Beautiful sound and great atmosphere.

Nevertheless, when I transferred this the first time, I was a bit clumsy with the volume controls and it was too loud, to the point of distortion.  This is a new recording, with some dodgy sound in two songs reworked as well.  SQ 9/10.

HUG080CD - East Berlin, 1990-08-31
A landmark concert, irrespective of what the music's like! I had a fairly average recording of this one before. This one's really lovely sound (SQ 8½-9). Had to do a bit of work to resolve over-saturation on the first two songs, more than happy with the results.

HUG09CD - Iggy and Ziggy, Manchester Apollo, 1977-03-03
This one's one of mine, rather than one of Andre's. I got it in 83 from an Iggy specialist in Stoke, and listening again, I guess it's closer to the master than I ever realised: maybe 3rd or 4th gen. Typical of its age, but a decent, knockabout concert.

HUG010CD - Slane Castle, 1987-07-11
Huge recording (over 900Mb of FLAC). This one required a fair bit of editing and tidying up, and Heroes is a bit of a mess. But overall I'd say it's about an 8½/10, with the second disc a little better than the first.

HUG011CD - Edinburgh, 1990-03-23 AND 24
Two nights at the Royal Highland Exhibition Centre at Ingliston, Edinburgh. For anyone who's got the "Ingliston" bootleg of the first night, this is from a different source tape. The first night had hiss on the tape run-out, which suggested that it may have been a rare higher-gen recording than most of Andre's. It's a decent recording, but needed a couple of major repairs that are a distance from perfect. The second night is the key recording. As well as being the less-frequently seen of the two, it's a really unusual setlist (opens with Blue Jean) and is a beautiful recording.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

FLAC: David Bowie "The Legendary Lost Tapes" - 1CD

David Bowie
The Legendary Lost Tapes

Supposedly, the Trident tracks were recorded when Lou & David took a break from recording "Transformer" and join Mott while they were recording the "All The Young Dudes" album. The Glasgow Ziggy show is not complete and there are cuts between the tracks. It's the Mott session that makes this one worth listening to!



David Bowie with Mott the Hoople,
Trident studio sessions in May 1972:
All The Young Dudes
It's Alright
Henry The H-Bomb

David Bowie with Mott the Hoople,
featuring Lou Reed on guide vocals, Trident studio sessions in May 1972
Sweet Jane

Lou Reed with Mott the Hoople,
Trident studio sessions in May 1972
Shakin' All Over
Please Don't Touch
So Sad

Davis Bowie & the Spiders from Mars,
Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, UK on 5 January 1973:
Hang On To Yourself
Ziggy Stardust
Changes
The Supermen
Five Years
John, I'm Only Dancing
Moonage Daydream
Suffragette City
Width Of A Circle
Rock'n'Roll Suicide

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FLAC: David Bowie "1971 Outtakes" - 1CD

DAVID BOWIE
1971 Outtakes

From low gen tapes > CD-R > Zomb

01 Tired Of My Life
02 Shadowman
03 How Lucky You Are
04 Looking For A Friend
05 Rupert The Riley
06 Rupert The Riley (with effects)

extras
07 The Shadowman (mixed in Audacity to widen the sound image
08 Philadelphia 1971 radio interview

A high quality and nice selection of Bowie outtakes.

I felt it best to leave off I've Got Lightning as it has been released officially.

I added on the Philadelphia radio interview and a widened sound image mix of The Shadowman (using Audacity).

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FLAC: David Bowie & Stevie Ray Vaughan 'Dallas 1983 rehearsal' - 2CD - April 27 - soundboard

David Bowie and Stevie Ray Vaughan - Dallas Moonlight. [RED DEVIL. RD013-1/2]
Recorded live at Las Colinas Soundstage, Dallas, TX, USA - April 27, 1983.
Excellent Soundboard Recording

Disc 1
01. Star
02. Heroes
03. What In The World
04. Look Back In Anger
05. Joe The Lion
06. Wild Is The Wind
07. Golden Years
08. Fashion
09. Lets Dance
10. Red Sails
11. Breaking Glass
12. Life On Mars
13. Sorrow
14. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
15. China Girl
16. Scary Monsters (Super Creeps)
17. Rebel Rebel
18. I Can't Explain
19. White Light White Heat

Disc 2
01. Station To Station
02. Cracked Actor
03. Ashes To Ashes
04. Space Oddity
05. Young Americans
06. Soul Love
07. Hang Onto Yourself
08. Fame
09. TVC15
10. Stay
11. Jean Genie
12. Modern Love
13. Life On Mars (Mess Up)

NOTES: Rehearsals for Bowie's "Serious Moonlight Tour". Soundboard Recording / Stereo.
Total playing time 132 minutes.

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FLAC: David Bowie "LiveAndWell.com" - 2CD - live 1997 soundboard

David Bowie - LIVEANDWELL.COM 2CD 2000

Tracklist:
1-1 I'm Afraid Of Americans 5:14
1-2 The Hearts Filthy Lesson 5:37
1-3 I'm Deranged 7:12
1-4 Hallo Spaceboy 5:12
1-5 Telling Lies 5:14
1-6 The Motel 5:49
1-7 The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction 5:48
1-8 Battle For Britain 4:35
1-9 Seven Years In Tibet 6:19
1-10 Little Wonder 6:16
2-1 Fun (Dillinja Mix) 5:52
2-2 Little Wonder (Danny Saber Dance Mix) 5:32
2-3 Dead Man Walking (Moby Mix 1) 7:32
2-4 Telling Lies (Paradox Mix) 5:11

This album has never been available commercially and could only be acquired by being subscribed to BowieNet at the time or for new subscribers.
The album consists of live recordings from the 1997 Earthling tour and a bonus disk of four rare remixes, one being the song "Fun" which was itself not commercially released.

Tracks 1-1, 1-8 to 1-10: Recorded live at Go Show, New York, October 15, 1997.
Tracks 1-2, 1-5 & 1-6: Recorded live at Paradiso, Amsterdam, June 10, 1997.
Track 1-3: Recorded live at Phoenix Festival, England, July 19, 1997.
Tracks 1-4 & 1-7: Recorded live in Rio, November 2, 1997.

Enhanced content of Disc 2:
- Bowieworld, a 3-D chat programme
- a link to the website www.liveandwell.com
- a link to download Bowie I.D. frame, a web browser.

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FLAC: David Bowie "Acoustically High" - 1CD - live 1996 - 1997

David Bowie - Acoustically High (1996-97) Flac [1cd]
Various Dates & Locations
Excellent Sound Quality
Artwork Included

Lineage: TradeCDR--> EAC(secure)--> Flac(level.8)-->Hungercity-->YOU

"A Collection Of rare acoustic performances at various locations and dates,
edited and improved from the original "Unplugged" version."

Disc

1. Scary Monsters  (Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, 8th April 1997)
2. Seven Years In Tibet  (Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, 8th April 1997)
3. Superman (Part)  (Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, 8th April 1997)
4. The Jean Genie  (Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, 8th April 1997)
5. I Can't Read  (Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, 8th April 1997)
6. Quicksand  (BBC Radio One 8th January 1997)
7. Aladdin Sane  (BBC Radio One 8th January 1997)
8. The Man Who Sold The World  (BBC Radio One 8th January 1997)
9. Supermen  (BBC Radio One 8th January 1997)
10. Andy Warhol  (BBC Radio One 8th January 1997)
11. Repetition  (BBC Radio One 8th January 1997)
12. Lady Stardust  (BBC Radio One 8th January 1997)
13. White Light White Heat  (BBC Radio One 8th January 1997)
14. Shopping For Girls  (BBC Radio One 8th January 1997)
15. Rosie Girl  (Rosie O'Donnell Show 3rd March 1997)
16. Fuck You All Night (Bridge Benefit 19th October 1996)

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FLAC: David Bowie "Smiling Through The Darkness" - 2CD - 1987 soundboard collection

David Bowie
August - November 1987
"Smiling Through The Darkness"

Soundboard compilation - EX Stereo

CD-R > PC > TLH > FLAC

01 Intro / Up The Hill Backwards - Ottawa 28Aug87
01 Up The Hill Backwards - Ottawa 28Aug87
02 Glass Spider - Ottawa 28Aug87
03 Day In Day Out - Ottawa 28Aug87
04 Bang Bang - Ottawa 28Aug87
05 Absolute Beginners - Ottawa 28Aug87
06 Loving The Alien - Ottawa 28Aug87
07 China Girl - Ottawa 28Aug87
08 Rebel Rebel - Ottawa 28Aug87
09 Fashion - Ottawa 28Aug87
10 Scary Monsters - Ottawa 28Aug87
11 All the Madmen - Sydney 3Nov87
12 Never Let Me Down - Sydney 3Nov87
13 Big Brother  - Sydney 3Nov87
14 drum solo - Sydney 3Nov87
15 87 and Cry - Sydney 3Nov87

CD 2

16 Heroes - Sydney 3Nov87
17 Sons of the Silent Age - Sydney 3Nov87
18 Time Will Crawl - Sydney 3Nov87
19 Young Americans - Sydney 4Nov87
20 The Jean Genie - Sydney 4Nov87
21 Let's Dance - Sydney 4Nov87
22 Fame - Sydney 4Nov87
23 Time - Sydney 4Nov87
24 I Wanna Be Your Dog - Sydney 4Nov87
25 White Light / White Heat - Sydney 4Nov87
26 Modern Love - Sydney 4Nov87

This is from a CD-R set I have, compiled from three shows - Ottawa 28th August 1987, Sydney 3rd November 1987, and Sydney 4th November 1987

Loving The Alien is particularly good here - nice flute at start + echo on Bowie's voice. Never Let Me Down and Big Brother seem worthy of mention too as standouts here too.

There is a sign of a little disc rot here and there - most noticeably as Modern Love starts. But it's a good compilation, and the 4th November 87 tracks seem harder to find - from what I've seen - than the rest here.

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FLAC: David Bowie "The Year Of The Spiders" - 1CD - 1972 radio shows

David Bowie- The Year Of The Spiders (1972) Flac [1cd]
BBC Sessions Various Dates & Location
Excellent Recording Quality
Switch On! (Devil KWSK99-03)
Artwork Included

Lineage:  SilverCD--> EAC(secure)--> Flac(level.8)--> YOU


A very nice Japanese issue from the former DANCING HORSE label, now called SWITCH ON!.
The sound quality is excellent, and the songs are probably recorded from the original BBC tapes.
I don't think that the sound quality can get any better.
These tracks should have been on the never released BBC series Volume 2 & 3.
-BASSMAN


Disc

THE SOUND OF THE SEVENTIES WITH BOB HARRIS (18th May 1972)
[Maida Vale Studios, London, UK]
01. Hang Onto Yourself
02. Ziggy Stardust
03. Waiting For The Man
04. Queen Bitch
05. Five Years

TOP GEAR TV SHOW WITH JOHN PEEL (16th May 1972)
[Maida Vale Studios, London, UK]
06. White Light White Heat
07. Making Believe
08. Hang Onto Yourself
09. Suffragette City
10. Ziggy Stardust

THE JOHNNY WALKER SHOW (22nd May 1972)
[The Aeolian Hall, London, UK]
11. Starman
12. Space Oddity
13. Changes
14. Oh You Pretty Things

THE SOUND OF THE SEVENTIES WITH BOB HARRIS (23rd May 1972)
[Maida Vale Studios, London, UK]
15. Andy Warhol
16. Lady Stardust
17. White Light White Heat
18. Rock'n'Roll Suicide

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FLAC: David Bowie live in London 1999 - 1CD - October 9 - soundboard

David Bowie
Net Aid, Wembley Stadium, London
9th October 1999

EX Stereo pre FM

From the Dead Dreams silver CD

01 Life on Mars
02 Survive
03 China Girl
04 The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell
05 Drive In Saturday
06 Rebel Rebel

Nice set, excellent sound quality.

China Girl is particularly good, as it often was in the live 1999 performances.

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FLAC: David Bowie live in Budapest 1997 - 1CD - August 14 - soundboard

David Bowie
Student Island Fest; Budapest 14th August 1997 [SBD]

Sound Quality : Soundboard

Length : 74.02

01. Quicksand
02. Queen Bitch
03. Waiting For The Man
04. The Jean Genie
05. I'm Afraid Of Americans
06. Battle For Britain
07. The Man Who Sold The World
08. Fashion
09. Seven Years In Tibet
10. Fame
11. Stay
12. Looking For Satellites
13. Under Pressure
14. Hallo Spaceboy
15. Scary Monsters

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FLAC: David Bowie live in New York 1997 - 2CD - January 9 - soundboard

David Bowie - Save The Children (1997) Flac [2cd]
50th Birthday Benefit Concert
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, US
9th January 1997
Very Good Sound Quality
Artwork Included

Lineage:  Silver CD--> EAC(secure)--> Flac(level 8)


The second release of the birthday concert, and the best one too! The two bonus tracks are also very nice, even if they are available elsewhere The cover also gives a short description of the show and some of the songs performed. A very nice issue with excellent sound quality!
-BASSMAN

One day after his 50th Birthday, david played a special birthday celebration concert at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. Invitated guests were Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, The Cure's Robert Smith, Lou Reed and Billy Corgan with the opening act being London band, Placebo. Proceeds from the concert went to the "Save The Children" foundation.


Disc 1

01. Little Wonder
02. The Hearts Filthy Lesson
03. Scary Monsters (w/ Frank Black)
04. Fashion (w/ Frank Black)
05. Telling Lies
06. Hallo Spaceboy (w/ The FooFighters)
07. Seven Years In Tibet (w/ The FooFighters)
08. The Man Who Sold The World
09. The Last Thing You Should Do (w/ Robert Smith)
10. Quicksand (w/ Robert Smith)
11. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
12. The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)
13. I'm Afraid of Americans (w/ Sonic Youth)
14. Looking For Satellites


Disc 2

01. Under Pressure
02. "Heroes"
03. Queen Bitch (w/ Lou Reed)
04. Waiting For The Man (w/ Lou Reed)
05. Dirty Boulevard (w/ Lou Reed)
06. White Light White Heat (w/ Lou Reed)
07. Moonage Daydream
08. Happy Birthday
09. All The Young Dudes (w/ Billy Corgan)
10. The Jean Genie (w/ Billy Corgan)
11. Space Oddity
12. Little Wonder (Recorded In Paris, Canal+ 17th February 1997)
13. Telling Lies (Recorded In Paris, Canal+ 17th February 1997)

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FLAC: David Bowie live in Dublin 1995 - 2CD - November 24 - soundboard

Date: 1995-11-24
Venue: Point Depot
City: Dublin
Country: Ireland

Source: Soundboard

CD1:

01 The Motel
02 Look Back In Anger
03 The Heart's Filthy Lesson
04 Scary Monsters
05 The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)
06 I Have Not Been to Oxford Town
07 Outside
08 Andy Warhol
09 The Man Who Sold the World
10 A Small Plot of Land
11 Boys Keep Swinging
12 Strangers When We Meet
13 Jump They Say
14 Hallo Spaceboy

CD2:

01 We Prick You
02 Band Introductions
03 Nite Flights
04 My Death
05 DJ
06 Teenage Wildlife
07 Under Pressure
08 Moonage Daydream

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FLAC: David Bowie live in Rio de Janeiro 1990 - 2CD - September 20 - soundboard

Artist: David Bowie
Date 1990-09-20
Venue Sambodromo, Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil
Type SBD

Band Line-Up

David Bowie: vocals guitar saxophone
Adrian Belew: guitar backing vocals
Erdal Kizilcay: bass backing vocals
Rick Fox: keyboards backing vocals
Michael Hodges: drums


Set List:

Disc 1

01 Space Oddity
02 Rebel Rebel
03 Ashes To Ashes
04 Introduction
05 Life On Mars
06 Stay
07 Pretty Pink Rose
08 Blue Jean
09 Lets Dance
10 Sound And Vision
11 Ziggy Stardust

Disc 2

01 China Girl
02 Station To Station
03 Young Americans
04 Fame
05 Heroes
06 Changes
07 Modern Love
08 The Jean Genie (Medley)

Total Running Time:

1:28:11

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FLAC: David Bowie live in Tokyo 1990 - 2CD - May 16 - soundboard

David Bowie
TVC 1990
Venue: Tokyo, Dome May.16.1990

Quality: 10, Soundboard

CD 1:
01 Ode To Joy
02 Space Oddity
03 Changes
04 TVC 15
05 Rebel Rebel
06 Be My Wife
07 Ashes To Ashes
08 Starman
  Fashion
09 Life On Mars?
10 Blue Jean
11 Let's Dance
  Stay
12 China Girl

CD 2:
01 Sound & Vision
02 Ziggy Stardust
  Station To Station
03 Young Americans
04 Suffragette City
05 Fame
06 "Heroes"
  Panic In Detroit
  Pretty Pink Rose
07 Modern Love
08 The Jean Genie - Gloria
09 Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Bonus:
01 Fashion *
02 Station To Station *
03 Stay #
04 Panic In Detroit #
05 Pretty Pink Rose #


Source info:
CDRs (from ebay) --> EAC --> FLAC
Bonus:
* original silver CD ("Live in Japan") --> EAC --> FLAC
# traded CDR ("Tour 1990 - Disc 4") --> EAC --> FLAC

Cover art is included.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

FLAC: David Bowie "Rehearsing Sound + Vision" - 1CD - 1990 rehearsal - soundboard

David Bowie
"Rehearsing Sound + Vision"
Tour Rehearsals
New York(?)
February 1990(?)

Label: None
Lineage: DAT > CDR > EAC > FLAC
Source: Soundboard
Disc: 1
RUn Time: 1:07:19

Artwork included.

Space Oddity
Changes
TVC15
Rebel Rebel
Golden Years
Be My Wife
Ashes To Ashes
John, I'm Only Dancing
Queen Bitch
Fashion
Life On Mars?
Blue Jean
Ziggy Stardust
Stay
Sound And Vision
Station To Station
Alabama Song
Pretty Pink Rose

This is a little more than one hour from the Sound + Vision tour rehearsals taken directly from the soundboard. The date and venue are unknown, but generally thought to be New York in the winter of 1990. This is the so called "DAT version" of the recording, and is much better quality than the material used on the silver "Overtures And Beginners" CD.

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FLAC: David Bowie live in Ottawa 1987 - 3CD - August 28 - soundboard

David Bowie
Lansdown Park, Ottawa
28th August 1987
"Son of the Circus" CD-R

Download > Zomb

CD 1

01 Intro / Up The Hill Backwards
02 Glass Spider / Up The Hill Backwards
03 Day In Day Out
04 Bang Bang
05 Absolute Beginners
06 Loving The Alien
07 China Girl
08 Rebel Rebel
09 Fashion

CD 2

01 Scary Monsters
02 All The Madmen
03 Never Let Me Down
04 Big Brothe
05 87 & Cry
06 Heroes
07 Sons Of The Silent Age
08 Time Will Crawl

CD 3

01 Young Americans
02 Beat Of Your Drum
03 The Jean Genie
04 Let's Dance
05 Fame
06 Time
07 Blue Jean
08 Modern Love

Excellent stereo soundboard recording.

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FLAC: David Bowie live in Tokyo 1978 - 1CD - December 12 - soundboard

David Bowie - Hoping For A Little Romance
Released: 1992
Venue: Tokyo, Nihon Budokan 12.12.78.

Source: Silver--> EAC--> FLAC--> YOU

Disc One
01 Warszawa
02 Heroes
03 Fame
04 Beauty And The Beast
05 Five Years
06 Soul Love
07 Star
08 Hang Onto Yourself
09 Ziggy Stardust
10 Suffragette City
11 Station To Station
12 TVC 15
13 Special Interview

A small selection of tracks from the Tokyo Budokan show on the 12th December 1978.
The sound quality is very good, better than the boot Wild Mutation, which features the same tracks.
The 9 minute interview is from Japanese television.

Source: Broadcast

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FLAC: David Bowie live in Montreal 1983 - 2CD - July 13 - soundboard

David Bowie - Serious Moonlight
Montreal, Canada July 13, 1983

Label: Swingin' Pig Records TSP-CD-221-2
Audio Source: Soundboard

Lineage:
Silvers > EAC > Flac Lev 8
Fingerprint files included. All FLAC Files tested
Artwork Included

Tracklisting:

Disc One
01: Look Back In Anger (3:23)
02: Breaking Glass (2:50)
03: Scary Monsters (3:24)
04: Rebel Rebel (2:12)
05: "Heroes" (4:56)
06: What In The World (3:49)
07: Life On Mars? (4:12)
08: Sorrow (2:41)
09: Golden Years (3:22)
10: Fashion (2:42)
11: Lets Dance (4:29)
12: Red Sails (3:25)
13: China Girl (5:10)
14: White Light White Heat (4:44)

Disc Two
01: Station To Station (8:56)
02: Cracked Actor (3:16)
03: Ashes To Ashes (3:48)
04: Space Oddity
05. Band Intro
06: Young Americans (5:08)
07: Cat People (4:01)
08: TVC15 (3:48)
09: Fame (6:07)
10: Star (2:57)
11: Stay (7:59)
12: The Jean Genie (5:57)
13: I Can't Explain (5:10)
14: Modern Love (4:44)

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FLAC: David Bowie live in Seattle 1976 - 2CD - February 3

Artist: David Bowie
Date: 1976-02-03
Location: Seattle, WA
Venue: Seattle Center Coliseum
Source: Audience
Sound: EX- Crisp, good separation.
Lineage: Master Reels @ full track mono>Tandberg Model 11>Wavelab 96/24 1ch mono>wav 44.1/16 2ch mono>flac
Taping Gear: Tandberg Model 11 R2R deck, Sony ECM-22P mic
Taped and Transferred By: JEMS

Band Members:
Thin White Duke
David Bowie - vocals, saxophone

Raw Moon
Carlos Alomar - rhythm guitar
Stacey Heydon - lead guitar
Dennis Davis - drums, percussion
George Muray - bass
Tony Kaye - keyboards, synthesizers

Setlist:
01. Intro
02. Station To Station ->
03. Suffragette City
04. Im Waiting For The Man
05. Word On A Wing
06. Stay
07. TVC 15
08. Sister Midnight
09. Life On Mars? ->
10. Five Years
11. Panic In Detroit (inc. Drum Solo)
12. Fame
13. Changes
14. The Jean Genie
15. Queen Bitch
16. Rebel Rebel

Length: 90:18

Notes:
JEMS master recording. Excellent sounding recording and performance. This recording captures Bowie on the second night of his Isolar world tour in support of the album Station To Station. This was Bowie at his most rocking before he would switch directions and move towards more experimental electronic music of the Berlin Trilogy to follow.

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FLAC: David Bowie "Vancouver Rehearsals 1976" - 2CD - February 2 - soundboard

David Bowie - Vancouver Station - 02-02-1976 rehearsals - SBD

David Bowie - Rehearsals 1976 (2nd February 1976)
The Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Very Good Soundboard Recording Remastered By Captain Acid

Disc ONE

1 STATION TO STATION
2 SUFFRAGETTE CITY
3 WAITING FOR THE MAN
4 WORD ON A WING
5 STAY
6 TVC 15
7 SISTER MIDNIGHT
8 LIFE ON MARS?
9 FIVE YEARS

Disc TWO

10 PANIC IN DETROIT
11 FAME
12 CHANGES
13 THE JEAN GENIE
14 QUEEN BITCH
15 REBEL REBEL

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FLAC: David Bowie live in Los Angeles 1974 - 2CD - September 5 - soundboard

DAVID BOWIE - Strange Fascination
Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, USA
5th September 1974

Liberated Bootleg
Label - Tom 001/002 CD
Artwork Included

Silver Discs > EAC > Flac

2xCD - 106 Minutes Approx

CD 1
Introduction
1984
Rebel Rebel
Moonage Daydream
Sweet Thing
Changes
Suffragette City
Aladdin Sane
All The Young Dudes
Cracked Actor
Rock And Roll With Me

CD 2
Knock On Wood
It's Gonna Be Me
Space Oddity
Diamond Dogs
Big Brother
Time
The Jean Genie
Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
John I'm Only Dancing (Again)
Voice Of Promoter

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FLAC: David Bowie live in Tokyo 1973 - 1CD - April 11

David Bowie

Shinjuku Koseinenkin Kaikan

Tokyo, Japan


April 11, 1973


"Ziggy Goes To East" (Trystar)


AUD B+


01 Intro (4:18)
02 Hang On To Yourself (2:50)
03 Ziggy Stardust (3:23)
04 Changes (3:39)
05 Moonage Daydream (6:35)
06 John, I'm Only Dancing (2:53)
07 Watch That Man (4:18)
08 The Width Of A Circle (12:22)
09 Space Oddity (5:13)
10 Let's Spend The Night Together (3:24)
11 Time (5:24)
12 Five Years (4:42)
13 The Jean Genie (8:01)
14 Suffragette City (5:48)
15 Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (5:05)


TT - 77:59


Quite a good audience recording for the time.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RE-UP: David Bowie "TV Appearances 1995 - 1999" - 2DVD

TV Appearances 1995-1999

Various TV appearances, mostly from the Outside era
2 disc set

Disc 1

.Bastille, Paris, MTV broadcast, 11/12/1995: Look back in anger / The voyeur of utter destruction (As beauty) / Under pressure / The man who sold the world /
 Hallo spaceboy / Strangers when we meet (30 min)
.NEC,Birmingham,13/12/1995,broadcasted on Twix Mix UK programme: Hallo spaceboy / The man who sold the world / Under pressure (12 min)
.The White Room, Channel 4 program, UK, 14/12/1995: Under pressure / The voyeur of utter destruction (As beauty) / Hallo spaceboy /
 Boys keep swinging (18 min)
.Later With Jools Holland, BBC 2 program, UK, 2/12/1995: Intro (Mike Garson & Jools jam / Hallo spaceboy / Interview + clip from ?Cracked actor? /
 The man who sold the world / Strangers when we meet (24 min)
.Top Of The Pops, BBC 1 program, UK, 10/11/1995: Bowie introduces the show / Strangers when we meet (live on the vocal)(5 min)
.European Music Awards, MTV show filmed at Le Z?nith, Paris, 23/11/1995: The man who sold the world (5 min)
.Sample, audience recording, NEC,Birmingham, 13/12/1995

Disc 2

.Jack Docherty Show,Channel 5 program, UK, 18/4/1997: Dead man walking (Acoustic) / Interview / Scary monsters (And super creeps)(23 min)
.Top Of The Pops, BBC 1 program, UK, 25/4/1997: Dead man walking (playback) (4 min)
.VH-1 Fashion Awards, 24/10/1996: Fashion / Little wonder(9 min)
.The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, NBC program, US, 11/2/1997: Interview / Little wonder / Interview (8 min)
.Wetten dass??, ZDF programme, Germany, 22/2/1997: Interview / A stupid bet featuring Bowie (7 min)
.Nulle Part Ailleurs, Canal + TV program, France, 17/2/1997 : Little wonder / Telling lies (11 min)
.Brit Awards, ITV broadcast, UK, 17/2/1999: Bowie footage / 20th century boy (with Placebo) (6 min)
.Outside Press Kit, 9/11/1995. Directed by Jim Gable. (24 min)
.The O-Zone, BBC 2 program, UK,3 0/10/1995
Includes: Interview, clips from Top Of The Pops 14/4/1972 (Starman), clips from Top Of The Pops (?) - 1991 (TM: You belong in Rock ?N? Roll),
excerpts from promo videos (The hearts filthy lesson / Let?s dance / China girl / Modern love / Ashes to ashes / Jump they say / Black tie white noise /
Buddha of suburbia / Miracle goodnight), footage from Bowie?s art exhibition at The Gallery in London,
popstars about Bowie (Chrissie Hynde, Mick Hucknell, Noel Gallagher, Cher, PJ Harvey, Suggs, Jazzie B, Pet Shop Boys,
Damon Albarn, Red Hot Chili Peppers).(15 min)

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Friday, March 31, 2017

NEW: David Bowie live in Lubeck 1997 - 1DVD - June 7

David Bowie
Flughafen Blankense, Lubeck Germany
1997-june-7

The Earthling Premier

pretty good dvd...

Quicksand
V-2 Schneider
Battle For Britain
White Light, White Heat
I'm Afraid Of Americans
Seven Years In Tibet
Fashion
The Motel
Looking For Satellites
Telling Lies
Under Pressure
Hallo Spaceboy
The Jean Genie
Queen Bitch
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
O Superman
All The Young Dudes
Fame
Stay
Little Wonder

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

NEW: David Bowie "Almost Acoustic Christmas 1997" - 1DVD

David Bowie
Almost Acoustic Christmas v2

Almost Acoustic Christmas
Recorded: December 6, 1997
Venue: Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles

1: The Jean Genie
2: Panic In Detroit
3: I'm Afraid Of Americans
4: The Man Who Sold The World
5: Fame
6: Fashion
7: Scary Monsters
8: Little Wonder

Duration: 38m 54s

Notes:
An upgrade of the low generation VHS to DVD.
This audio from the original video has been replaced and resynced with the audo only FM broadcast
version from the same event.
This was done to remove the annoying buzz on the audio track.
Also added a dvd menu.

Audio mastering and speed adjustment performed with Soundforge and Move Edit Pro.
DVD authoring completed with DVD-lab Pro


Video Attributes:
Menu: Yes
Chapters: Yes
TV System: NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Frame rate: 30.00
Bitrate: 5.9 Mbps average

Audio Attributes:
Audio coding mode: Stereo
Sampling Rate: 48KHz
Number of channels: 2
Bitrate: 192 Kbps
Number of audio streams: 1

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

NEW: David Bowie "Watch That Man volume 5 & 6" - 1DVD

DAVID BOWIE – WATCH THAT MAN Vol. 5 & 6

Pro-Shoot (TV Broadcasts) Interactive Menu – Dolby Digital 2.0 – Total Time:  245:25 Min.
Filmography of David Bowie 1974 - 1976

VOLUME 5:  111:01 Min.

CRACKED ACTOR (BBC Documentary, 1974)
01. The Fly
02. Cracked Actor
03. Sweet Thing
04. Moonage Daydream
05. Aladdin Sane
06. Time
07. Space Oddity
08. Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide
09. Diamond Dogs
10. John, I’m Only Dancing
Young Americans TV Commercial (March 1975)
Grammy Award Presentation (Bowie gets a Grammy Award by Lulu, 1.3.1975)
SOUL TRAIN (US TV, 4.11.1975)
01. Interview
02. Golden Years
03. Fame
CHER SHOW (CBS TV, 23.11.1975)
01. Fame
02. Can You Hear Me
03. Young Americans Medley
RUSSEL HARTY PLUS (ITV TV, 28.11.1975)
01. Part 1
02. Part 2

VOLUME 6:  134:24 Min.

DINAH SHORE SHOW (CBS T, 3.1.1976)
01. Introduction
02. Stay
03. Interview
04. Five Years
STATION TO STATION TOUR REHEARSALS (Bowie personal Film, Vancouver, 2.2.1976)
01. Station To Station
02. Suffragette City
03. Waiting For The Man
04. Word On A Wing
05. Stay
06. TVC 15
07. Sister Midnight
08. Life On Mars
09. Five Years
10. Panic In Detroit
11. Fame
12. Changes
13. Jean Genie
14. Queen Bitch
15 Rebel Rebel

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

NEW: David Bowie "The Wembley Wizard" - 1DVD plus bonus

David Bowie
The Wembley Wizard

Wembley may 3 1976

Station to station
Fame
Word on a wing
Stay
Waiting for the man
Queenbitch
Five Years
Panic in Detroit
Band intro
Changes
TVC15
Diamond Dogs
Rebel rebel
The Jean Genie

this is an upgrade from the duke comes home dvd....sound and vision are better :)


Black tie White Noise outtakes

just over 20 minutes of studio outtakes
not the best quality! but a must see :)

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

NEW: David Bowie live in Gothenburg 1996 - 1DVD - January 20

David Bowie 1996-01-20
Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden

(21:40)

The Motel
Look Back In Anger
The Heart's Filthy Lesson
Scary Monsters (incomplete)

PAL 4:3 720x576
LPCM 1536kbps

audience. 2nd gen pal vhs > sa (XP) > dvdr

Transferred by & thanks to DaveMurray.

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NEW: David Bowie "Later With Jools Holland" - 1DVD - 1995, 1999 & 2002

David Bowie - Later With Jools Holland
BBC2 UK / December 2nd 1995 / December 4th 1999 / October 8th 2002

Author: AAM Studios
Video Source:TV broadcast (digital)
Lineage: Trade DVD
Menu:  yes / song access
Chapters: yes / (song access)
Transfer Rate: ~7000mb/s
Format: PAL / 25fps
Audio: AC3 / 384kbps (stereo)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Number of Discs: 1
Disc Type: DVD5
Total Running Time: 1h 09m 50s


Contents:

December 2nd 1995
Hallo Spaceboy
Interview
The Man Who Sold The World
Strangers When We Meet

December 4th 1999
Ashes To Ashes
Interview
Something In The Air
Cracked Actor

October 8th 2002
Rebel Rebel
Interview
5.15:The Angels Have Gone
Heathen

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

NEW: David Bowie live in Dortmund 1990 - 1DVD - April 22

David Bowie Hamburg Sound + Vision Tour PAL DVD
Dortmund (Germany), Westfalenhalle / 22 April 1990

Lineage:
I bought the VHS from the original taper Gamal in  2002 => => Panasonic standalone recorder harddisc => DVDRAuthor: Little Wonder65

Author: Panasonic standalone recorder / VHS transfer: LittleWonder65
Menu: yes / basic
Chapters: yes / auto-chapters
Transfer Rate: 5260 kbps/s
Format: PAL / 25fps
Audio: AC3 / 256 Kbps stereo
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Number of Discs: 1
Disc Type: DVD5
Total Running Time: 1h 47m 44s

Notes:
The VHS showed very little signs of aging. Video is good quality but shot from the distance - Bowie looks very small, and often fuzzy because of that.

The taper was sitting opposite the stage, in this quite large, arena-type venue. The sound is slightly distorted but listenable.

During Heroes, Bowie sings a couple of lines in German: "Nur für einen Tag" (Just for one day";) "Wir sind dann Helden" (Then we will be heroes).


DVD contents:
0) Intro: Ode To Joy
1) Space Oddity
2) Changes
3) TVC 15
4) Rebel Rebel
5) Be My Wife
6) Ashes To Ashes
7) Fashion
8) Life On Mars
9) Blue Jean
10) Let’s Dance
11) Stay
12) China Girl
13) Sound And Vision
14) Ziggy Stardust
15) Station To Station
16) Young Americans
17) Suffragette City
18) Fame
19) Heroes
encores:
20) Panic in Detroit
21) Pretty Pink Rose
22) The Jean Genie

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NEW: David Bowie live in Manchester 1987 - 1DVD - July 14

David Bowie
Maine Road, Manchester, England, UK 1987-07-14

Author: Badvok

Video Source: Audience VHS (right side of stage) Video quality is not the best but worth a watch


Video Lineage: VHS > to PC > ripped using AVS Video Recorder/Editor

Menu: yes
Chapters: yes

Audio:

Format : MPEG Audio
Format profile : Version 1
Duration : 2h 12mn
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz

Video:

Format : MPEG Video
Format version : Version 2
Duration : 2h 12mn
Bit rate mode : Variable
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Standard : PAL

Duration : 2h 12mn

Setlist:

01. Carlos’s Guitar Intro
02. Up The Hill Backwards 1
03. Glass Spider
04. Up The Hill Backwards 2
05. Day-In Day Out
06. Bang Bang
07. Absolute Beginners
08. Loving The Alien
09. China Girl
10. Fashion
11. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
12. All The Madmen
13. Never Let Me Down
14. Big Brother
15. 87 & Cry
16. Heroes
17. Time Will Crawl
18. band introductions
19. Young Americans
20. Beat Of Your Drum
21. The Jean Genie
22. Sons Of The Silent Age
23. Dancing With The Big Boys
24. White Light/White Heat
25. Let’s Dance
26. Fame
27. Time
28. Blue Jean
29. Modern Love

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

NEW: David Bowie "1983 TV Broadcasts volume 1" - 1DVD

ARTIST: David Bowie
TITLE: Bowie '83
LABEL: MCP

BY FANS, FOR FANS
NEVER FOR SALE

1983 TV Broadcasts
1 DVD
180 minutes

From my VHS tapes

South Of Watford
The Don Lane Show
The Tube
Cinevise
Musikszene
Newsnight
The Tube
Friday Night Videos Private Reel
Let's Dance LP Ad
BBC Britons In America
Nojes Maskinen
Swedish Newsreports
Canadian TV Interview

plus these super 8mm films

Dusseldorf 1976 silent 7 minutes
Copenhagen 1978 sound 12 minutes

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

NEW: David Bowie "1993 US TV Shows" - 1DVD

David Bowie
1993-XX-XX
US TV SHOWS

Lineage [what I can remember]
Trade Video Cassette > Panasonic Video Player > Stand alone Panasonic DVD Recorder > Ripped to HDD using DVD De-crypter > TLH > You


Tonight Show w/Jay Leno Broadcast approx 10-05-1993
Night Flights
Black Tie White Noise [duet with Al B Sure]

Arsenio Hall broadcast approx 6-04-1993
Jump [Thet Say]
Black Tie White Noise [duet with Al B Sure]
Pallas Athena

VIDEO
CODEC - MPEG 1/2 - mpgv
Resolution - 780x480
Frame Rate - 30 fps
AUDIO
CODEC - A52 [AC3]
Channels 2 - Stereo
Sample Rate - 48000Hz
Bit Rate - 384 kb/s

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NEW: David Bowie "Diamond Dogs Extras" - 1DVD

David Bowie
The 1974 Tours of America
"Diamond Dogs Extras"

tracklist:
'Diamond Dogs' - Mainman promo reel #1
'Diamond Dogs' - Mainman promo reel #2
'David Live' - 30 second Mainman promo reel
'David Live' - 60 second Mainman promo reel
'Sound & Vision' - Documentary excerpt
'VH1 Legends' - Documentary excerpt
'Dancing In The Street' - Documentary excerpt
'Filmed In Hollywood' - Exclusive 38 minute featurette

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

NEW: David Bowie live in Berlin 1987 - 1DVD - June 6

Date: 1987-06-06
Venue: Platz der Republik
City: Berlin
Country: West Germany

Length 2h27m

Probably recorded by one from the staff at the concert.
1 steady camera filming the entire stage without zooming.

Setlist:

1 Purple Haze
2 Up The Hill Backwards
3 Glass Spider
4 Day In Day Out
5 Bang Bang
6 Absolute Beginners
7 Loving The Alien
8 China Girl
9 Fashion
10 Scary Monsters
11 All The Madmen
12 Never Let Me Down
13 Big Brother
14 87 And Cry
15 Heroes
16 Time Will Crawl
17 Beat Of Your Drum
18 Sons Of The Silent Age
19 New York's In Love
20 Dancing With The Big Boys
21 Zeroes
22 Let's Dance
23 Fame
24 Time
25 Blue Jean
26 Modern Love

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