David Bowie 1978-06-04 Gothenburg ,Scandinavium (blackout) - SQ 8+

David Bowie 1978-06-04 Gothenburg ,Scandinavium (blackout).
Sound Quality Rating

1-01 WARSZAWA.flac
1-02 “HEROES”.flac
1-03 WHAT IN THE WORLD.flac
1-04 BE MY WIFE.flac
1-05 THE JEAN GENIE.flac
1-06 BLACKOUT.flac
1-07 SENSE OF DOUBT.flac
1-08 SPEED OF LIFE.flac
1-09 BREAKING GLASS.flac
1-10 FAME.flac
1-11 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.flac
2-12 INTRODUCTIONS.flac
2-13 FIVE YEARS.flac
2-14 SOUL LOVE.flac
2-15 STAR.flac
2-16 HANG ON TO YOURSELF.flac
2-17 ZIGGY STARDUST.flac
2-18 SUFFRAGETTE CITTY.flac
2-19 ART DECADE.flac
2-20 MOON OF ALABAMA.flac
2-21 STATION TO STATION.flac
2-22 STAY.flac
2-23 TVC-15.flac
2-24 REBEL REBEL.flac

Label: Blackout
Audio Source: audience
Lineage: TDKSA90 2nd Gen Tapes –> Sony Home Minidisc Unit HDJ320
Total running time: 1:48:54
Sound Quality : very good. Equals record or radio apart from a slight noise and some dullness.
Attendance: 7.000
Artwork: by Nathan Adler.

Background: So here’s the story on this one. Years ago, a friend I traded with mentioned he received this tape of Gothenburg and it was supposedly “from the master.” This would make this copy 2nd generation…..we talked about it, kicked it around, and decided it was a possibility.
At the time, Another Stage was out, and I was told this was a different recording because Station To Station breaks in the middle (tape flip?) on this recording.

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In listening to Another Stage a bit last night I noticed a couple of things. First Another Stage is a bit quicker than this recording, by that I mean a bit. Second is on my recording the first few seconds (very few) of Fame are garbled (“tape wobble”) and on Another Stage, the wobbling portion is instead removed in favor of a fade in. So, eureka? Was Another Stage made from this tape? In any event, the quality of this is superb as is Another Stage. I’m sure you already heard the samples.
I’d love to know who recorded this, and on what equipment. Old Bowie fans know that this originally appeared as a vinyl boot called “Scandinavium ’79” or something like that, but that was a far inferior quality recording. So, let the comparing begin, the remastering, the stories behind this tape and its origins, and most of all the listening. From the Blackout archives and my favorite tour, although I was far too young to see it personally.

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