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Two special Bowie releases for RSD anniversay

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on March 09, 2017

 

“Crack baby crack, show me you're real”

 

TWO VERY SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION DAVID BOWIE RELEASES TO CELEBRATE RECORD STORE DAY’S 10th ANNIVERSAY ON 22nd APRIL 2017

 

~ CRACKED ACTOR (LIVE IN LOS ANGELES 1974) 3 x LP SET

 

~ BOWPROMO SINGLE-SIDED ALBUM BOXSET FEATURING ALTERNATE MIXES OF HUNKY DORY ERA TRACKS AND EXCLUSIVE PRINTS IN A PRESENTATION BOX

 

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day on April 22nd, Parlophone will be releasing two limited edition David Bowie albums, CRACKED ACTOR (Live In Los Angeles 1974) and a facsimile of the ultra-rare Hunky Dory era promo album BOWPROMO.

 

The former is the first official release of this Philly Dogs Tour show from September 1974, some of which was featured in Alan Yentob’s BBC documentary, Cracked Actor. The full concert is documented on this triple vinyl five-sided album. The sixth side features an etching of the Diamond Dogs era Bowie logo.

 

All of the multi-track tapes were finally reunited in one place in November of last year and mixed officially for the first time by long time Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti. The packaging features newly commissioned artwork with rare and unseen photographs from the 1974 Universal Amphitheatre show by Terry O’Neill and Jamie Andrews in a gatefold sleeve.

 

The album differs greatly from Bowie’s David Live album (also from 1974), as it features a new band line up including soul legend Luther Vandross on vocals. It also has a different set list including two tracks that had just been recorded for the album The Gouster, which was finally released for the first time last year as part of the critically acclaimed ‘Who Can I Be Now?’ box set.

 

 

DAVID BOWIE - CRACKED ACTOR (LIVE LOS ANGELES ’74) (3 LP SET)

 

Side 1:

Introduction

1984

Rebel Rebel

Moonage Daydream

Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing

 

Side 2:

Changes

Suffragette City

Aladdin Sane

All The Young Dudes

Cracked Actor

 

Side 3:

Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me

Knock On Wood

It’s Gonna Be Me

Space Oddity

 

Side 4:

Diamond Dogs

Big Brother

Time

 

Side 5:

The Jean Genie

Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)

 

Side 6:

David Bowie logo etching

 

Recorded live at Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles on 5th September 1974. Produced by David Bowie. Mixed by Tony Visconti at Human Studios, NYC in October/November 2016.

 

Musicians:

 

David Bowie - vocals, guitar, harmonica

Earl Slick - guitar

Carlos Alomar - guitar

Mike Garson – piano, Mellotron

David Sanborn - alto sax, flute

Pablo Rosario - conga

Doug Rauch - bass

Greg Errico – drums

Backing vocals - Warren Peace, Anthony Hinton, Luther Vandross, Ava Cherry, Diane Sumler and Robin Clark.

 

 

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BOWPROMO was originally pressed in very small quantities in 1971 and it features alternate mixes of some of the songs that would eventually be released on the Hunky Dory album.

 

The A-side contained seven Bowie tracks, relatively new material at the time, five of which would appear on Bowie’s next album, Hunky Dory. On the B-side were five tracks recorded by another artist on the GEM roster, Dana Gillespie.

 

This RSD, one-sided release faithfully replicates the original promo featuring Bowie's seven tracks plus five exclusive Bowie prints and new sleeve notes regarding the original promo, all housed in a special presentation box.

 

BOWPROMO SINGLE SIDED BOXSET LP

 

1. Oh! You Pretty Things (3.18)

2. Eight Line Poem (2.59)

3. Kooks (3.01)

4. It Ain’t Easy (3.04)

5. Queen Bitch (3.21)

6. Quicksand (5.09)

7. Bombers / Andy Warhol Intro (3.39)

 

Produced by Ken Scott (assisted by The Actor), mixed by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London.

 

Musicians:

 

David Bowie – vocals, guitar, piano, phased piano

Mick Ronson – guitar, vocal

Trevor Bolder – bass

Woody Woodmansey – drums

Rick Wakeman – piano on Kooks and Quicksand

 

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#BowieRSD  #RSD2017  #BowieVinyl  #CrackedActor  #BOWPROMO  

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    9 March 2017
    Two special Bowie releases for RSD anniversay

     

    “Crack baby crack, show me you're real”

     

    TWO VERY SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION DAVID BOWIE RELEASES TO CELEBRATE RECORD STORE DAY’S 10th ANNIVERSAY ON 22nd APRIL 2017

     

    ~ CRACKED ACTOR (LIVE IN LOS ANGELES 1974) 3 x LP SET

     

    ~ BOWPROMO SINGLE-SIDED ALBUM BOXSET FEATURING ALTERNATE MIXES OF HUNKY DORY ERA TRACKS AND EXCLUSIVE PRINTS IN A PRESENTATION BOX

     

    To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day on April 22nd, Parlophone will be releasing two limited edition David Bowie albums, CRACKED ACTOR (Live In Los Angeles 1974) and a facsimile of the ultra-rare Hunky Dory era promo album BOWPROMO.

     

    The former is the first official release of this Philly Dogs Tour show from September 1974, some of which was featured in Alan Yentob’s BBC documentary, Cracked Actor. The full concert is documented on this triple vinyl five-sided album. The sixth side features an etching of the Diamond Dogs era Bowie logo.

     

    All of the multi-track tapes were finally reunited in one place in November of last year and mixed officially for the first time by long time Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti. The packaging features newly commissioned artwork with rare and unseen photographs from the 1974 Universal Amphitheatre show by Terry O’Neill and Jamie Andrews in a gatefold sleeve.

     

    The album differs greatly from Bowie’s David Live album (also from 1974), as it features a new band line up including soul legend Luther Vandross on vocals. It also has a different set list including two tracks that had just been recorded for the album The Gouster, which was finally released for the first time last year as part of the critically acclaimed ‘Who Can I Be Now?’ box set.

     

     

    DAVID BOWIE - CRACKED ACTOR (LIVE LOS ANGELES ’74) (3 LP SET)

     

    Side 1:

    Introduction

    1984

    Rebel Rebel

    Moonage Daydream

    Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing

     

    Side 2:

    Changes

    Suffragette City

    Aladdin Sane

    All The Young Dudes

    Cracked Actor

     

    Side 3:

    Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me

    Knock On Wood

    It’s Gonna Be Me

    Space Oddity

     

    Side 4:

    Diamond Dogs

    Big Brother

    Time

     

    Side 5:

    The Jean Genie

    Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

    John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)

     

    Side 6:

    David Bowie logo etching

     

    Recorded live at Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles on 5th September 1974. Produced by David Bowie. Mixed by Tony Visconti at Human Studios, NYC in October/November 2016.

     

    Musicians:

     

    David Bowie - vocals, guitar, harmonica

    Earl Slick - guitar

    Carlos Alomar - guitar

    Mike Garson – piano, Mellotron

    David Sanborn - alto sax, flute

    Pablo Rosario - conga

    Doug Rauch - bass

    Greg Errico – drums

    Backing vocals - Warren Peace, Anthony Hinton, Luther Vandross, Ava Cherry, Diane Sumler and Robin Clark.

     

     

    *************************************

     

     

    BOWPROMO was originally pressed in very small quantities in 1971 and it features alternate mixes of some of the songs that would eventually be released on the Hunky Dory album.

     

    The A-side contained seven Bowie tracks, relatively new material at the time, five of which would appear on Bowie’s next album, Hunky Dory. On the B-side were five tracks recorded by another artist on the GEM roster, Dana Gillespie.

     

    This RSD, one-sided release faithfully replicates the original promo featuring Bowie's seven tracks plus five exclusive Bowie prints and new sleeve notes regarding the original promo, all housed in a special presentation box.

     

    BOWPROMO SINGLE SIDED BOXSET LP

     

    1. Oh! You Pretty Things (3.18)

    2. Eight Line Poem (2.59)

    3. Kooks (3.01)

    4. It Ain’t Easy (3.04)

    5. Queen Bitch (3.21)

    6. Quicksand (5.09)

    7. Bombers / Andy Warhol Intro (3.39)

     

    Produced by Ken Scott (assisted by The Actor), mixed by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London.

     

    Musicians:

     

    David Bowie – vocals, guitar, piano, phased piano

    Mick Ronson – guitar, vocal

    Trevor Bolder – bass

    Woody Woodmansey – drums

    Rick Wakeman – piano on Kooks and Quicksand

     

    Swipe/scroll (or click on little dots) for more images

     

    #BowieRSD  #RSD2017  #BowieVinyl  #CrackedActor  #BOWPROMO