2016 Remastered Edition Originally Included In David Bowie's Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976 Box Set
Driven by an entirely deeper dynamic than most pop artists, David Bowie inhabited a very special world of extraordinary sounds and endless vision. Unwilling to stay on the treadmill of rock legend and avoiding the descent into ever demeaning and decreasing circles of cliché Bowie continually evolved blurring genres and identities while remaining artistically radical and relevant throughout his trailblazing career.
In May 1974, Bowie's proto-Bladerunner project Diamond Dogs debuted full of tension and angst standing in stark contrast to the disco music that was beginning to crowd the airwaves. That summer, he undertook his greatest US tour yet, with an enormous set and choreographed tableaus. The album David Live was recorded in Philadelphia's Tower Theatre, and serves as both a souvenir of this tour and his first official live album. Largely comprised of material from Diamond Dogs and Aladdin Sane plus select favorites from Ziggy Stardust, it's 2005 remixed edition is presented here on triple 180g vinyl.
""The props were spectacular and effective. But the real moments, the screams and the hysterical assaults of the stage, were powered by Bowie himself and his mercurial parade of personalities - the empty, pretty-boy movie star, the playful, lascivious bar crawler singing the legend of "The Jean Genie," and especially the unadorned, spontaneous David Bowie-as-entertainer with his audience in the palm of his hand." - Rolling Stone