Wednesday, August 2, 2017

David Bowie (R.I.P.) - 1972-08-20 - London, UK (AUD/FLAC)


(Audience FLAC)

Ziggy live at the Rainbow 1972
Recorded live at the Finsbury Park Rainbow Theatre 20th August 1972 (2nd Night)
Artwork: Included
Source: Audience recording

Lineage:
Silver disc --->Soundforge --->Flac 8

01 Ode to Joy
02 Lady Stardust
03 Hang Onto Yourself
04 Ziggy Stardust
05 Life On Mars
06 The Supermen
07 Changes
08 Five Years
09 Space Oddity
10 Andy Warhol
11 My Death
12 Width of a Circle (Cut)
13 Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud
14 Starman
15 Moonage Daydream
16 Queen Bitch
17 Suffragette City
18 White Light White Heat
19 Waiting For The Man

Running time (1:23:11)

Notes:
A phenominal audience recording for the period; from the second night of the famous "Rainbow" shows, rumoured to have been recorded by a mate of Woody Woodmansey.
This was recently sent to me on CDR by Bofinken who asked if I could clean it up a bit and torrent it. To be perfectly honest it was so good I had very little to do. I cleaned off a tiny bit of hiss, removed a few crackles and pops then balanced the volume between tracks and channels. There is a cut in "Width of a Circle", the discs had the missing section badly replaced by a section from the officially released "Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture", this I obviously removed.

In my opinion this is as good if not better than the famous Maloney Boston recording and must rank as one of the best Ziggy audience recordings. Part of this show has been booted as "Rainbow Theatre" and complete as "Rainbow - The Magic Theatre", It is certainly an upgrade on both of these. The recording was also remasterd and torrented a few years back as "Up yours Reg" by Downunder2 (Steve), I haven't heard this but I'd be suprised if this is any worse.

The running time is annoyingly just over that of a standard disc, how you wish to split it is up to you, the artwork suggest after "My death", I actually burnt it complete on a 90 min CDR (Be warned: 90 min discs will play on most PC's but not on most home stereos)

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