David Bowie 1973-03-10 Long Beach ,Arena - (Matrix > 2 Source Mix) - SQ 7,5

David Bowie 1973-03-10 Long Beach ,Arena – (Matrix > 2 Source Mix)
Sound Quality Rating Much noise ,dull ,but still good listened to

01 Ode To Joy.flac
02 Han9 On To Yourself.flac
03 Ziggy Stardust.flac
04 Changes.flac
05 Moonage Daydream.flac
06 Watch That Man .flac
07 Panic In Detroit.flac
08 Alanddin Sane.flac
09 My Dead.flac
10 The Width Of A Circle.flac
11 Time.flac
12 Five Years.flac
13 Suffragette City.flac

Label: No label
Audio Source: audience
Lineage:
Total running time: 0:59:01
Note: Much noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Attendance: 6.200
Artwork & Matrix by Learm.

After Suffragette City Bowie calls out “Thank you,goodnight!”.

On an abnormally cold Saturday evening of March 10 1973, Bowie ventured on stage as Ziggy Stardust and thrilled punters with an adventurous 16 song set list to almost 6,200 fans and curiosity seekers.
At the time Bowie was a genuine one a kind. In an age where most, if not all his contemporaries were denim clad prog rockers the American market was perhaps still not ready for something as diverse as Ziggy Stardust.
It didn’t stop Bowie playing to the larger venues, thanks mainly to shrewd management and marketing

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Digital transfer from 2 bootleg sources (Audience recording):

1. The All American Bowie, DB 542, original running order:
01 My Death
02 Aladdin Sane
03 Five Years
04 The Width Of A Circle
05 Ziggy Stardust
06 Changes
07 Panic In Detroit
08 Time
09 Suffragette City

2. My Radio Sweetheart, Tune In 001, original running order:
10 Ode To Joy
11 Hang On To Yourself
12 Five Years
13 Watch That Man

“Memories are fading. The view we had was pretty good. But by then, Bowie was such a mainstream megastar that the audience was noisy and a bit rowdy, especially compared to the Santa Monica show
of the year before, when the audience was too busy picking their jaws up from the floor to make even a peep. Ronson was the best part of the show, totally on fire. I felt that Bowie was either drugged out
or exhausted, but professional enough to pull off a reasonable performance. By the time he came out to solo for “My Death” I remember him kind of staring out into space as if his mind was on what to eat
from the hotel minibar later. Really not a bad show, but compared to Santa Monica 1972, which still sends electric jolts through my brain 42 years later, it was a bit of a letdown back then.

The funny thing is, Long Beach’s acoustics were so awful that it sounded like listening to the show through an earful of mud. The tape sounded 1000 times better than being there.

By the way, the bootlegger paid $100 for the tape. My understanding is that he butchered it because he, personally, didn’t care for Bowie and didn’t think it was worth putting out the whole concert as a double LP.
That’s how bootleggers were back in the innocent days of the 1970s, when their catalogs were governed more by personal taste than by greed.

Interesting about Cygnet Committee. But the original bootleg had an ugly “arsty-farsty” cover designed by a friend, consisting of a collage of photos (which he took at the show) and lettering cut out from newspapers.
Lord knows where the photos might be now.”

and to a question if he has any other recording of this period:

“Used to have plenty of tapes from many LA 1970s shows. No more. At one point I lost interest, and all my tapes, co-owned by a friend, were in his garage and ruined in a flood decades ago.”

It’s a pity that we obviously will never get the full show or a better version of the recording so grab this one here or get the untouched copies which have been upped to mwp not long ago.

I asked MossGarden if he would like to do a new CD cover for this and he was pleased to create one. The cover (front and back) is attached here and he surely will upload it to the mwp artwork sector.
The used photos are actually from the show.


Complete setlist (recording length 59:06 min.)

01 – Ode to Joy intro (cuts in)
02 – Hang On to Yourself
03 – Ziggy Stardust
04 – Changes
05 – Moonage Daydream
John, I’m Only Dancing*
06 – Watch That Man
07 – Panic In Detroit
08 – Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) (fades in)
09 – My Death (Jacques Brel)
10 – The Width of a Circle
Space Oddity*
The Jean Genie*
11 – Time
12 – Five Years (fades in right after start of song)
Let’s Spend the Night Together (The Rolling Stones)*
Starman*
13 – Suffragette City
Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide*

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