Bowie RSD double CD "I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74)''

Famous when dead

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I know we have some Bowie collectors out there - if there's any interest in the following, I will rip it as I was gifted the 2 CD version, so a digital copy is easy.

Blurb courtesy of davidbowie.com:

DAVID BOWIE - RECORD STORE DAY 2020 - NEVER BEFORE HEARD 1974 LIVE RECORDINGS UNEARTHED:

"I’M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74)'' (2LP / 2CD) LIMITED EDITION RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE

In addition to the previously announced Record Store Day 2020 release of CHANGESNOWBOWIE, Parlophone Records are proud to also announce the unearthing of never before heard recordings of David Bowie in concert in 1974 in the form of I’M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) on 2LP and 2CD.

Taken from recently discovered sources in The David Bowie Archive®, I’M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) was recorded mostly during David’s performance at the Michigan Palace, Detroit on 20th October, 1974, with the encores taken from the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville on 30th November, 1974. The only song missing from the full set on the 20th October performance is ‘Diamond Dogs’ which was unfortunately only recorded in part. To make up for that it was decided to include the encores from the 30th November performance which featured ‘Diamond Dogs’ but also enables a fuller representation of the set from The Soul Tour including such numbers as ‘Knock On Wood’ and the ‘Foot Stomping / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate’ medley.

The Soul Tour was a radical departure from the first part of the 1974 Diamond Dogs theatrical extravaganza. During a three week break in late 1974, the Diamond Dogs Tour’s elaborate six-ton Hunger City stage set was drastically stripped back, and the tour’s set list overhauled to include as-yet-unreleased tracks from the Young Americans sessions at Sigma Sound in Philadelphia. The Soul Tour also featured a revamped band, augmented to include musicians and vocalists from those sessions, and rechristened The Mike Garson Band.

I’M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) follows on from the previous Record Store Day 2 LP release Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles ’74) and is an incredible historical document of a performer and band at the height of their live powers. The artwork for both the 2 LP and 2 CD releases is based on the original design for the programmes available at venues for dates on The Soul Tour. The Soul Tour has taken on a mythical status among Bowie fans, as the tour visited fewer than twenty cities in the East and South of US. This is the first time that audio from this incarnation of the tour has ever been officially released.

DAVID BOWIE - I’M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) (2LP / 2CD) TRACKLISTING

CD 1

LP Side 1

1. Introduction - Memory Of A Free Festival

2. Rebel Rebel

3. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)

4. Sorrow

5. Changes

6. 1984

LP Side 2

1. Moonage Daydream

2. Rock ’n’ Roll With Me

3. Love Me Do / The Jean Genie

4. Young Americans

CD 2

LP Side 3

1. Can You Hear Me

2. It’s Gonna Be Me

3. Somebody Up There Likes Me

4. Suffragette City

LP Side 4

1. Rock ’n’ Roll Suicide

2. Panic In Detroit

3. Knock On Wood *

4. Foot Stomping / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate / Foot Stomping *

5. Diamond Dogs / It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I like It) / Diamond Dogs *

Recorded at the Michigan Palace, Detroit on 20th October, 1974 and * at the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville on 30th November, 1974.

Musicians:

David Bowie - Vocals, 12 string acoustic guitar, harmonica

The Mike Garson Band:

Earl Slick - Guitar

Carlos Alomar - Guitar

Mike Garson - Piano, Mellotron

David Sanborn - Alto sax, flute

Pablo Rosario - Percussion

Emir Ksasan - Bass

Dennis Davis - Drums

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

These recordings have been mastered from the only available sources to provide the best sound quality possible. Any flaws and distortion are inherent in the original sources and we hope the historical importance of the recordings outweighs any such imperfections and does not detract from the enjoyment of the performances.


Regards,
FWD.
 

billybu69

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I'm not a massive fan of live recordings, or this particular Bowie era, but that's one hell of a good recording.
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
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Thanks for this! Is there any chance you scored the ChangesNowBowie and could share?
Apologies, only just saw this post.
I think it was a casualty of me marking all posts as read.
I will upload a FLAC version later tonight when at my PC.
Regards,
FWD.
 
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PT1

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Hi FWD. I bought the vinyl of 'Soul Tour 74' on the day, but it doesn't come with a download code. Would it be possible for me to grab your WeTransfer? The link has expired and wondered if it could be uploaded again. As I say, I'm not after something for nothing - I already bought the vinyl, but would welcome a digital version to listen to.
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
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Hi FWD. I bought the vinyl of 'Soul Tour 74' on the day, but it doesn't come with a download code. Would it be possible for me to grab your WeTransfer? The link has expired and wondered if it could be uploaded again. As I say, I'm not after something for nothing - I already bought the vinyl, but would welcome a digital version to listen to.
Check here in the small hours, will re-up later.
Regards,
FWD.

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Slim Jim

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Thanks so much for helping others enjoy what are otherwise really difficult (or expensive) to obtain. I appreciate this may be massively cheeky but is there any way you might provide a FLAC version of the 'I'm Only Dancing' album as you managed with 'Changes Now', please?
I'd be ever so grateful although I am still very happy and grateful to have an MP3.
Fingers crossed but many thanks in any event...
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
Moderator
Thanks so much for helping others enjoy what are otherwise really difficult (or expensive) to obtain. I appreciate this may be massively cheeky but is there any way you might provide a FLAC version of the 'I'm Only Dancing' album as you managed with 'Changes Now', please?
I'd be ever so grateful although I am still very happy and grateful to have an MP3.
Fingers crossed but many thanks in any event...
I will do a FLAC version later today.
It won't get re-uploaded after the link dies.
I don't keep FLACS of things I own the disc of - space is required for other things.
Regards,
FWD.
 
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