Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: David Bowie – London, England (07/03/73) “His Masters Voice”

David Bowie - His Masters Voice

David Bowie
His Master’s Voice (David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars’ Last Stand featuring Jeff Beck)
Hammersmith Odeon, London, England. July 3th 1973
Living Legend LRCD 116
soundboard
Lineage: Silver –> EAC –> WAV –> FLAC 8 –> MWP

Download: FLAC/MP3

Notes from the original uploader: The sound quality is quite good, being a soundboard recording from the early seventies. Unfortunately there are a couple of glitches throughout the disc that are on my original.

Interestingly this disc is reviewed on the excellent Bassman site (http://www.algonet.se/~bassman/bootlegs/91/hmv.html) but although the serial number and the artwork are exactly the same and I am absolutely certain I have an original silver, his tracklisting differs from mine. The tracklisting on the depicted artwork there shows the actual tracks on my disc and does include the “orgy instuctions” and not “Rebel Rebel” and “Panic in Detroit” as Bassman claims.

Info: An interesting read about this last Ziggy concert is to be found at The Ziggy Stardust Companion (http://www.5years.com/Retire.htm)
The Jeff Beck tracks were never officially released due to royalty/copyright issues.

Tracklisting:

01) Introduction/Hang On To Yourself 3:16
02) The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud 3:19
03) All The Young Dudes 1:34
04) Oh! You Pretty Things 1:44
05) Moonage Daydream 6:18
06) Changes 3:42
07) Space Oddity 4:47
08) Orgy Instructions*/Time 8:02
09) Suffragette City 3:18
10) The Jean Genie** 4:47
11) Love Me Do**/Farewell Speech 4:05
12) Rock’n’Roll Suicide 4:12

* First 2 minutes is a spoken instruction on how to organize a Wicca Orgy. Don’t ask me why.
** Featuring Jeff Beck

Torrent History:

Uploaded to Mind-Warp PaVilion by Stefan on 20th of June 2007
Uploaded to HungerCity by jallaweb October 23rd 2012

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Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: David Bowie – The Lost Beeb Tapes

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David Bowie
The Lost Beeb Tapes
Various BBC Sessions
Label: The Godfatherecords G.R. 375
Audio Source: radio broadcast
Lineage: Silver –> EAC –> WAV –> FLAC 8
Number of Discs: 1
Artwork: included
Total running time: 79m 22s

Download: FLAC/MP3

Tracklisting:
01 – Love You Till Tuesday
02 – In The Heat Of The Morning
03 – Silly Boy Blue
04 – When I Live My Dream
05 – Little Bombardier
06 – When I’m Five
07 – Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed
08 – Waiting For The Man
09 – The Width Of A Circle
10 – Queen Bitch
11 – The Supermen
12 – Song For Bob Dylan
13 – Andy Warhol
14 – Oh! You Pretty Things
15 – Kooks
16 – Fill Your Heart
17 – Amsterdam
18 – Andy Warhol
19 – White Light, White Heat
20 – Lady Stardust
21 – Right On MOther
22 – Moonage Daydream

Tracks 01-05 – Top Gear (18-12-67)
Track 06 – Top Gear (13-05-68)
Track 07 – Dave Lee Travis Show (20-10-69)
Track 08 – Sound Of The 70’s: Andy Ferris (25-03-70)
Tracks 09- 13 – In Concert : John Peel (03-06-71)
Tracks 14 – 18 – Sound Of The 70’s: Bob Harris (21-09-71)
Track 19 – Sound Of The 70’s: Bob Harris (23-05-72)
Tracks 20-22 – Arnold Corns, Radio Luxemburg Studios (10-03-71)

From the original uploader

From the earliest recordings made in 1967 to the sixteenth session in 2002 Bowie has contributed some fascinating live sets to the BBC archives.

The early recordings of Bowie at the BBC particularly hold great interest and document an artist still trying to find his way in the world with apparent giant leaps in style although if you really study them it’s more of a rapid evolution.

Most of the unofficial recordings have variable sound quality and generally attribute the wrong dates to the various sets Bowie performed up to the early 70s. Pick and mix bootlegs confuse matters still further as do the often repetitive set lists. The official Bowie at the BBC release is by far the best available but is far from complete so this is where this new release from Godfather steps in as in contains many of the important tracks missing from the original release and all in excellent quality.

Okay, the four volumes of The Rise and Rise of Ziggy Stardust are more complete still, but have poor quality on some sessions. So if you have the official release then the Lost Beeb Tapes makes a sensible purchase filling in most of the gaps in great quality.

The first session documents all the tracks from the Top Gear session of 1967. This vaudevillian period is often derided by Bowie fans but in truth the songs reproduced here live are worthy of re-evaluation and Bowies juvenilia is much more refined and developed than many would have us believe. These are clever songs for those with open minds and beautifully played.

When I’m Five is a sentimental monologue from the 1968 Top Gear Session and is the only full studio recording of the song (A rough demo also exists). The Dave Lee Travis Show of 1969 brings us a great version of unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed delivered quite ferociously that in some way could be attributed to the then recent death of Bowie’s father.

The 1970 show offers us Waiting for the man and The Width of a Circle backed by Bowies then band The Hype. Both songs are guitar heavy workouts almost progressive in delivery.

The John Peel show of 1971 is quite an oddity and unique in sound and structure with various guest vocalists and friends helping Bowie fulfill his Warhol-come-Svengali aspirations. The pick of the sessions is the 1971 Bob Harris show featuring just Mick Ronson and Bowie in a stripped down acoustic set of Hunky Dory songs. All the songs are played quite superbly and it’s surprising the whole set didn’t feature on the official release. The 1972 Bob Harris session completes the disc with a full on Ziggy version of the Velvet’s White Light/ White Heat. So it’s a 10/10 for Godfather so far.

Bonus tracks feature three tracks wrongly attributed to Arnold Corns with the exception of Moonage Daydream. Unfortunately more complete and better quality versions of these three bonus tracks are available elsewhere.