David Bowie 1978-06-29 London ,Earl’s Court Arena –
Sound Quality Rating
CD1-03- What In The World.flac
CD1-04- Be My Wife.flac
CD1-05- The Jean Genie.flac
CD1-07- Sense Of Doubt.flac
CD1-08- Speed Of Life.flac
CD1-09- Breaking Glass.flac
CD1-11- Beauty And The Beast.flac
CD2-01- Band Intro….flac
CD2-02- Five Years.flac
CD2-03- Soul Love.flac
CD2-05- Hang On To Yourself.flac
CD2-06- Ziggy Stardust.flac
CD2-07- Suffragette City.flac
CD2-08- Art Decade.flac
CD2-09- Alabama Song.flac
CD2-10- Station To Station.flac
CD2-14- Rebel Rebel.flac
Label : No label
Audio Source : audience
Lineage : C120 tape
Total running time : 1:50:48
Sound Quality : Not good ,much Noise ,very dull
Attendance : 18.000
Artwork : None
Another one of the ‘Camden Market Cassettes’ that I used to purchase back in the early 80’s. Like the Newcastle show, this is from a C120 tape that is over 35 years old.
Again, I have played it rarely, if at all. Hopefully time seems to have been kind to it too. The Bowie Concert Tapes book rates it as 8+ sound quality. As with the Newcastle tape, I’d say 8, but it’s all subjective.
This is the 29th. I have the 30th as well and the most obvious ‘tells’ are at the start of each part of the show. On the 30th, before ‘Warszawa’ Bowie says ‘This is a piece of music called ‘Warszawa’.
On the 29th, there is just a brief bit of tuning. Before the band intros at the start of the second part of the show on the 30th (sometimes passed off as part 2 of the 29th), Bowie says
“They grow on you don’t they?”. Apparently some red roses were thrown directly at him. His comment was a reference to the old “Cadbury’s Roses” UK commercials from the 60s and early 70s…….
The phrase in the old commercials was “Cadbury’s Roses…..They Grow on you don’t they”. On the 29th he just says “I’d like to introduce you to my band”. There are no specific comments regarding
cuts or comments in the BCT book, so I cannot say if there is a version without most of ‘Rebel Rebel’ being cut. If only the recorder had paused the tape after ‘Station To Station’…
As with the previous upload, I ran it from a Technics cassette deck via a graphic equalizer.
to the CDR recorder. If anyone wants to mess around with the sound, feel free. Just don’t mp3 it unless for personal use.
David Bowie -Vocals
Adrian Belew – Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Carlos Alomar – Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals
George Murray – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Dennis Davis – Drums & Percussion
Roger Powell – Keyboards/Synthesizers
Sean Mayes – Piano
Simon House – Electric Violin