David Bowie 1972-07-08 London ,Royal Festival Hall – A Star is Born – (Wardour-287).
Sound Quality Rating
01. Kenny Everett Introduction.flac
02. Ode To Joy.flac
03. Hang Onto Yourself.flac
04. Ziggy Stardust.flac
05. Life On Mars.flac
06. The Supermen.flac
09. Five Years.flac
10. Space Oddity.flac
11. Andy Warhol.flac
13. I Feel Free.flac
14. Moonage Daydream.flac
15. White Light White Heat.flac
16. Waiting For The Man.flac
17. Sweet Jane.flac
18. Suffragette City.flac
Label: Wardour – 287
Audio Source: audience
Total running time: 1:17:50
Sound Quality: Much noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Upgrade: (2 Source Mix with Speed Corrected.
Kenny Everett is the host and introduces Bowie: “…you are about to witness the next biggest thing to God…”
This concert was organised by The Friends of Earth in order to raise funds to save the whale from extinction. Bowie was the main act of the show; he was preceded by Marmelade and the jSD Band. The latter had had some sound trouble and when Bowie started this had not yet been resolved completely. On coming on Bowie says: “I’m David Bowie and these are the Spiders from Mars,we can have a wonderful system in a minute but this is something about you” and Ronson bursts into Hang on to Yourself.
Bowie introduces the majority of the numbers in extenso ,but most of what he says is unintelligible. Andy Warhol he introduces with a long story about Andy Warhol being a New York painter,and on Amsterdam. he explains that a Belgian wrote the song and an American translated it into English. The audience listen to Bowie’s words with great attention and in complete silence. There is a surprise after Moonage daydream when Bowie announces Lou Reed: “He’s still playing and he’s now in England.and this is his very .very,very first apperance anywhere in England.ladies and gentlemen:Lou Reed”
received with enthusiasm.and White light,White Heat,Waiting for the Man and Sweet Jane,All the three sung by Lou Reed,are given a big hand; yet the audience do not fotget it was Bowie the have come for.As a matter of act ,Reeds singing is difficult to hear.
Suffragette City is played as extra and at the end of the concert the audience were presented with promotion posters and photographs.
This was a great concert and it got lots of reviews. All quite positive! The magazine Disc wrote: “David Bowie oust be coming up for the ‘Most Reviewed Act In The Shortest Time’ award.Each reviewer feels he or she has discovered something newtand probably has.Bowie and the Spiders cause compulsive penscraping”. Melody Maker:.
David Bowie vocals, guitar, harmonica
Mick Ronson guitar, vocals
Trevor Bolder bass
Mick “Woody” Woodmansey drums
Robin Lumley piano