David Bowie 1974-07-20 New York ,Madison Square Garden (Matrix) – SQ -8.

David Bowie 1974-07-20 New York ,Madison Square Garden (Matrix) - SQ -8.

David Bowie 1974-07-20 New York ,Madison Square Garden (Matrix).
Sound Quality Rating

02. Rebel Rebel.flac
01. 1984.flac
03. Moonage Daydream.flac
04. Sweet Thing.flac
05. Changes.flac
06. Suffragette Cit.flac
07. Aladdin sane.flac
08. All The Young Dudes.flac
09. Cracked Actor.flac
10. When You Rock’n’Roll With Me.flac
11. Watch That Man.flac
12. Knock On Wood.flac
13. Space Oddity.flac
14. Future Legend.flac
15. Diamond Dogs.flac
16. Panic In Detroit.flac
17. Big Brother.flac
18. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family.flac
19. Time.flac
20. The Width Of A Circle.flac
21. Jean Genie.flac
22. Rock’n’Roll Suicide.flac

Label: Ego & From The Krw_co Archives
Audio Source: audience
Lineage: low generation audio cassette & Lineage grape analog master cassette to reel to reel 1e generation
Taping Gear : Sony TC-126 stereo cassette recorder & Sony mic
note: This is a mono recording the right channel was cloned into the left using acl
Taper: Unknown
Recording Location: Unknown
Total running time: 1:39:56
Sound Quality : Much noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Attendance: 9.800
Artwork: By Jamiel.
Note: The final show of the Diamond Dogs tour:
Matrix by Learm: Of 2 different audience recordings of the same show
Source –> 1974-07-20 New York ,Madison Square Garden – Class Of 74 Vol 2 – SQ 7,5
Source –> 1974-07-20 New York ,Madison Square Garden – SQ 8

Same as Toronto ,but Drive in Saturday Bowie replaces by Knock on Wood; Rock & Roll Suicide is missing. This is the last concert of the tour, performed in this sold out Madison Square Garden. The two con­certs had originally been planned for Radio City Music Hall, but because of the overwhelming demand for tickets they had been moved to the Garden which is three times as big. For Bowie it was an important thing that these two concerts were booked up,because it placed him on a level with a couple of other very popular artists. The amount of money grossed for both shows was $260 and both shows were videotaped.

“Good evening New York!” Bowie cries before All the Young Dudes, and the enthusiastic audience respond by cheering. “Thank you,we are pleased to be here. This is a song I wrote for some friends of mine called Mott the Hoople”.
This is a great con­cert,and a great tape. Earl Slick’s guitar dominates and at places it drowns the other instruments,but this sounds rather good,actually. Slick plays beautifully and songs like Sweet Thing,Time and Panic in Detroit are performed to perfection.

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Tour band 1974 (June – July)
• David Bowie – vocals
• Michael Kamen – electric piano, Moog synthesizer, oboe, music director
• Earl Slick – guitar
• Mike Garson – piano, mellotron
• David Sanborn – alto saxophone, flute
• Richard Grando – baritone saxophone, flute
• Herbie Flowers – bass
• Tony Newman – drums
• Pablo Rosario – percussion
• Gui Andrisano – backing vocals
• Warren Peace – backing vocals

Photos to be found here: Getty Images

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Processing of Matrix:
wav files of both versions -> Samplitude 11 Silver -> Matrix -> wav files -> Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab (edit/remaster) -> flac (16/44,1)

Vg+ sound after some EQ was done. Speed and pitch of source 1 corrected to fit to source 2. Sound level adjusted. Source 1 is inferior in sound to source 2 and has several gaps (mainly audience noise between songs). The last 2 tracks of source 1 are even more inferior in sound, so I decided not to use them for the matrix. Source 2 is almost complete and only is missing the first 11 seconds of track 10.
The sound of source 2 is very clear but is lacking of bass. The matrix has more bass and also the guitar sound and Bowie’s voice are much more accentuated than in the single source 2. On the other hand there is more background noise and hiss in the matrix caused by source 1.
All in all I decided to prefer the matrix because of the better accentuation.

The show itself is very nice and Bowie seems to enjoy the venue of his later home town, especiall documented during the start of All The Young Dudes when he interrupts the song at the start and shouts enthousiastically “Good evening New York” followed by “Thank you,we are pleased to be here. This is a song I wrote for some friends of mine called Mott the Hoople”.
Earl Slick’s guitar dominates and at places it drowns the other instruments, but this sounds rather good, actually. Slick plays beautifully and songs like Sweet Thing, Time and Panic in Detroit are performed to perfection. After Rock & Roll Suicide “Thank You” Bowie Says.

Also it was the final show of the Diamond Dogs tour.
Ziggy Stardust was dead, and when Bowie returned to town for his first performances at the Garden, it was with the insanely ambitious Diamond Dogs tour, which featured a full theatrical set (including a catwalk and a cherry picker hoisting Bowie over the audience) and choreography (by none other than Toni Basil). Diamond Dogs was meant to be Bowie’s vision of Orwell’s 1984, having come about after his attempts to create a musical based on the book were blocked by the author’s widow. But Bowie’s own post-apocalyptic creation was plenty bleak on its own. These MSG shows — the final concerts on this leg — were filmed by Bowie’s management for release, but although audio is out there, the video has never surfaced.

The two concerts had originally been planned for Radio City Music Hall, but because of the overwhelming demand for tickets they had been moved to the Garden which is three times as big. For Bowie it was an important thing that these two concerts were booked up, because it placed him on a level with a couple of other very popular artists.

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