David Bowie 1978-06-16 Newcastle ,The City Hall –
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 Introductions….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
CD2-11- Rebel Rebel.flac
Label : No label
Audio Source : audience
Lineage : C120 tape
Total running time : 1:42:44
Sound Quality : Much noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Attendance : 2.168
Another one of the ‘Camden Market Cassettes’ that I used to purchase back in the early 80’s. This is from a C120 tape that is over 35 years old.
I have played it rarely, if at all. Hopefully time has been kind to it. The Bowie Concert Tapes book rates it as 8 1/2 sound quality. I’d say 8, but it’s all subjective.
There’s a bit of fiddling around with the mic at the start, but once things settle down it’s a consistent, clear sound throughout. I removed a couple of seconds of silence between ‘Blackout’ and ‘Sense Of Doubt’. Not too much loud chatter from the audience, although the tapers friend asks ‘How much left?’ about 13 seconds in to Breaking Glass and just over a minute later, the taper checks the tape. He seemingly ejects it with a second or two remaining of Breaking Glass resulting in a cut at the start of ‘Fame’.
I removed the minor silence between ‘Breaking Glass’ and ‘Fame’. There was also second minor break during ‘Fame’. I can only imagine this was a tape flip. I removed the noise of the tape eject.
There’s some disturbance in sound quality during ‘Rebel Rebel’ but that might be due to everyone clapping along. To be honest it isn’t that intrusive.
Bowie says “Anybody home?” before introducing his band at the start of the second part of the show. This comment is also referred to in the Bowie Concert Tapes book, as are the aforementioned cuts,
which confirms this as the Newcastle show from June 16th. Bowie played three consecutive nights at this venue: 14th/15th/16th, before heading off to Glasgow for a four night stint.
As with the last two updates, I ran it from a Technics cassette deck via a graphic equalizer and a Behringer audio enhancer & processor
to the CDR recorder. If anyone wants to mess around with the sound, feel free. Just don’t mp3 it unless for personal use.
Tour band 1978 – The Low and Heroes World Tour :
David Bowie – vocals, chamberlain
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, synthesizer, backing vocals (except 11–14 November 1978)
Dennis Garcia – keyboards, synthesizer (11–14 November 1978 only)
Sean Mayes – piano, string ensemble, backing vocals Simon House – electric violin