David Bowie 1978-05-01 Toronto ,Maple Leaf Gardens – Gardens – SQ 7+

David Bowie 1978-05-01 Toronto ,Maple Leaf Gardens - Gardens - SQ 7+

David Bowie 1978-05-01 Toronto ,Maple Leaf Gardens – Gardens –
Sound Quality Rating

01. Warszawa.flac
02. “Heroes”.flac
03. What In The World.flac
04. Be My Wife.flac
05. The Jean Genie.flac
06. Blackout.flac
07. Sense Of Doubt.flac
08. Speed Of Life.flac
09. Breaking Glass.flac
10. Beauty And The Beast.flac
11. Fame.flac
12. band introductions.flac
13. Five Years.flac
14. Soul Love.flac
15. Star.flac
16. Hang On To Yourself.flac
17. Ziggy Stardust.flac
18. Suffragette City.flac
19. Art Decade.flac
20. Alabama Song.flac
21. Station To Station.flac

Label: From The Hunky Geordie Tapes – HUG081CD
Audio Source: audience
Lineage: TDK D90 tape (Noggin) > Denon DRM-500 tape deck
Total running time: 1:27:59
Sound Quality : Much noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Attendance: 15.760
Artwork: by steve23yh.

May 1, 1978, at Maple Leaf Gardens: As described by The Globe’s Stephen Godfrey,
“ In a long green windbreaker and light baggy pants similar to waders, Mr. Bowie looked like a fragile fisherman. But the looks are part of the one character that Bowie cannot abandon – that of a vulnerable-looking cadaver – but sings and acts with a confidence and bite that make the looks a mystery. As a culmination of his characters over the years, it couldn’t be bettered.”


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 (music director)
George Murray – bass guitar, backing vocals
Dennis Davis – drums, percussion
Roger Powell – keyboards, synthesizer ,Moog Taurus bass pedals ,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
Simon House – electric violin.


Running too fast – speed correction with factor of 97%

Can be variable volume, needed some balancing
Strange transition between Heroes and What In The World, with sudden dive in volume – adjusted to smoothen
Gap between Speed Of Life and Breaking Glass – removed: basically only crowd noise affected
Gap in the crowd noise in the false ending of Breaking Glass! Removed, OK.

Tape flip at the start of Beauty and the Beast – seamless
Abrupt start to Fame (indicating old edit or stopped tape) is on source tape
Extra erroneous beat in Star intro (sound blip) successfully removed
Abrupt join between Star and Hang On To Yourself is on source tape
Gap between Alabama Song and Station To Station removed. Crowd noise only

Station To Station does cut out before the end.

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