David Bowie 1974-06-16 Toronto ,O’Keefe Auditorium (afternoon / stereo) - SQ 7,5

David Bowie 1974-06-16 Toronto ,O’Keefe Auditorium (afternoon / stereo) –
Sound Quality Rating Much noise ,dull ,but still good listened to

101 Intro.flac
102 1984.flac
103 Moonage Daydream .flac
104 Sweet Thing.flac
105 Changes.flac
106 Suffragette City.flac
107 Aladdin Sane.flac
108 All The Young Dudes.flac
109 Cracked Actor.flac
110 Rock ‘N’ Roll With Me .flac
111 Watch That Man.flac
112 Drive In Saturday.flac
201 Space Oddity.flac
202 Future Legend-Diamond Dogs.flac
203 Panic in Detroit.flac
204 Big Brother – Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family.flac
205 Time .flac
206 The Width Of A Circle .flac
207 The Jean Genie .flac
208 All The Young Dudes (aft dropout repairs).flac
209 Watch That Man (afteve combined).flac
210 Drive In Saturday (afteve combined).flac

Label: No label
Audio Source: audience
Lineage: copy of off master tape > minidisc > CD-R
Total running time: 1:42:15
Note: Much noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Attendance: 1.750
Artwork: None.

I first heard the ending of ‘Drive in This Saturday’ on the end of a Bowie bootleg tape – it had been recorded over and the ending was all that remained – back in the early 90’s, and I was amazed!
I played it over and over again.

A little later again I was pleased to purchase a recording from the off master tape from a tape collector / trader.

Unfortunately I lost or lent out my tapes of this show a long time ago, and have sadly not been able to replace them.

This is being shared from a minidisc recording as despite several polite requests I have not been able to track down the pre CD-R version of this show. Many of the CD-Rs of Bowie shows are badly afflicted with diginoise and artefacts, and not always from the best sources. The minidisc back ups are all I could find after much searching.

This still sounds magnificient in my opinion though, thankfully!

There is some beautiful playing on this – listen to the piano on Sweet Thing and Changes!…and the organ on Changes, and Rock and Roll With Me is amazing too!

Drive in Saturday, as previously alluded, is amazing, but unfortunately cut in the middle part. And what an enchanting intro Width of a Circle has! One of the best on the whole tour…?

The stereo balance is not perfect – I did my best to correct it a little in Audacity, bringing up the gain in the left or right channel.

I have tacked on the end my own ‘mix’ of the afternoon and evening version of ‘Watch That Man’ and ‘Drive in Saturday’, as both had cuts in the middle.

Particularly bearing in mind the dropouts in All the Young Dudes, and the cuts in Watch That Man and Drive in Saturday, I’d be very interested in what any semi professional could achieve in mixing this gig. I spent 2-3 hours on repairing dropouts and stereo image imbalances (in particular on Space Oddity) alone.

Mike Garson (piano, mellotron), Earl Slick (lead guitar), Herbie Flowers (bass guitar), Tony Newman (drums), Pablo Rosario (percussion), David Sanborn (alto sax, flute), Richard Grando (baritone sax,
flute), Michael Kamen (electric piano, moog, oboe), Geoff McCormack and Gui Andrisano (backing vocals).

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