David Bowie / Definitive Los Angles 1974 / 2CD

David Bowie / Definitive Los Angles 1974 / 2CD / Wardour
Live at Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA 5th September 1974 STEREO SBD

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Alongside the official board “David Live” …. No, super masterpiece soundboard “September 5, 1974 Los Angeles Performance” which has transcended to represent “DIAMOND DOGS TOUR”. Its highest peak is in press 2CD.
This sound board is a masterpiece in masterpiece. Not only known as a long-time staple from old days, but also a part of it was adopted as a documentary program “CRACKED ACTOR”, and last year it was officially realized as “CRACKED ACTOR (LIVE LOS ANGELES ’74)” last year. It is an ultra-superb live album that has reigned as a literal official-class sound board. Although it seemed that the function of the boot leg ended just because it was formulated temporarily, in reality it was not so. The official board was greatly cut and it was summarized in about 97 minutes, but the underground version was recorded for more than 10 minutes. This work is one that becomes the highest peak even in such an underground version.
It is quite different from the official board from the moment you pressed the play button. On the official board, cheers of Bowie appear in about 10 seconds, but this work has about 10 minutes recorded SE which was being swept before that. Do not despise “What is SE”. This is a masterpiece. Sounds of cats and dogs and bells, as well as noise of cars, windstorms, crumbling sounds of glass, etc. are flowing out and the reluctant street corners are drawn realistically. This scenery is the desolation feeling of the city that leads to the later “LOW”, a world view completely different from “DAVID LIVE”. Besides, because it is a sound board, you can listen to the detail of SE as detailed as a studio work. You can also judge that it is impossible to get out of the Bowie for 10 minutes in an official work that also covers general listeners, but this is also a masterpiece drawing depicting the turning point of the Bowie. It can be tasted with the highest quality.
Of course, it is not just the length. Quality as the highest peak even in a large classic of many years is also excellent. Truly it was super clear as it involved Tony Visconti too, but its sound was too close to the treble and it was also a sound pressure that emphasized the sharp modern feeling up to the snare’s one shot. In contrast, this work has plenty of rich middle and low tone, the beat with Kosi is really groovy. For example, if you love the natural feeling of LP even in a studio work rather than the latest remaster CD, this work may be more comfortable to hear. Moreover, among such underground grand sources, this work is the highest peak master who carefully selected the leading experts of Bowie research and supervised the mastering. Previous generations have only deviated pitch, but this work is perfect as well. Although it does not deny the vivid (too?) Official record, this work is a super best sound board full of vintage bowie-like charm.
The show drawn with such a sound is also wonderful too. There are many points, but to explain it, let’s first check the position of the show from the whole tour.

“May” DIAMOND DOGS “release”
· June 14 – July 20: North America # 1 (32 performances)
“August” YOUNG AMERICANS “production started”
· September 2 – 16: North America # 2 (12 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
· October 5 – December 1: North America # 3 (34 performances)

This is the schedule of 1974 when it became the big turning point of Bowie. This tour is largely divided into “DIAMOND DOGS TOUR” and “THE SOUL / PHILLY DOGS TOUR”, and the latter is also famous for deepening its inclination towards soul music. This work is “North America # 2” just before that. Actually, this is important. The official “DAVID LIVE” was “North America # 1”, but the set also changed from there. The first half leads to “DAVID LIVE”, but in the latter half it is “It’s Gonna Be Me” “Space Oddity” “Time” “John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)” and famous songs that I could not listen to “DAVID LIVE” Are repeated.
Ensemble is more than that set. The band expanded to 17 large households including the chorus unit and Carlos Aroma also participated in the guitarist. And Bowie himself who opens such a new chapter is wonderful. As a matter of fact, “DAVID LIVE” was a traditional live board, but it was poorly appealing and the impression of one was also strong. However, the Bowie of this work is full of enthusiasm and hears the singing voice of the soul. Although it is less than two months from “DAVID LIVE”, it seems that there is joy of meeting the later ally, it is exactly the turning point of the turning point.

It is the highest peak of a super masterpiece sound board that does not lose its value yet while realizing formalization. One superb album that you can enjoy singing enthusiastically opening new doors with encounters with ally, just before entering the Seoul era. Please, enjoy it forever with the permanent preservation press 2CD.

公式盤『David Live』と並んで……いえ、超越して“DIAMOND DOGS TOUR”を代表してきた超名作サウンドボード「1974年9月5日ロサンゼルス公演」。その最高峰がプレス2CDで登場です。
このサウンドボードは、まさに名作中の名作。古くからの大定番として知られるだけでなく、一部がドキュメンタリー番組『CRACKED ACTOR』に採用され、昨年は遂に『CRACKED ACTOR (LIVE LOS ANGELES ’74)』として公式化も実現。文字通りのオフィシャル級サウンドボードとして君臨してきた超極上のライヴアルバムなのです。一時は公式化されただけにブートレッグの役目も終わったかと思われましたが、実はそうではありませんでした。公式盤は大幅にカットされ、97分ほどにまとめられていましたが、アンダーグラウンド版は10分以上も長く収録されていた。本作は、そんなアンダーグラウンド版でも最高峰となる1本なのです。
再生ボタンを押した瞬間から公式盤とはまるで違う。公式盤では10秒ほどでボウイ登場の歓声が沸きますが、本作はその前に流されていたSEが約10分ほど収録されているのです。「なんだSEか」と侮るなかれ。これが傑作。ネコや犬のいななきや鐘の音、さらには車の騒音音、暴風、ガラスの砕ける音などが流れ出し、うらぶれた街角がリアルに描かれていく。この風景こそ後の『LOW』にも繋がる都会の荒涼感であり、『DAVID LIVE』とはまったく違う世界観。しかも、サウンドボードなのでSEの細部までスタジオ作品のように詳細に聴ける。一般リスナーも対象にした公式作品で10分もボウイ抜きにはできないという判断も分かりますが、これもボウイの転換点を描く傑作テイク。それを最高峰クオリティで味わえるのです。

《5月『DIAMOND DOGS』リリース》

これがボウイの一大転換点となった1974年のスケジュール。このツアーは大きく“DIAMOND DOGS TOUR”と“THE SOUL/PHILLY DOGS TOUR”に分かれており、後者はソウル・ミュージックへ傾倒を深めたことでも有名です。本作は、その直前となる「北米#2」。実は、これが重要。公式『DAVID LIVE』は「北米#1」だったのですが、そこからセットも変更。前半は『DAVID LIVE』に通じますが、後半になると「It’s Gonna Be Me」「Space Oddity」「Time」「John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)」と、『DAVID LIVE』では聴けなかった名曲が連発される。
そんなセット以上なのがアンサンブル。バンドはコーラス隊も含めた17人の大所帯に膨れあがり、ギタリストにもカルロス・アロマーが参加している。そして、そんな新章を拓くボウイ自身が素晴らしい。実のところ『DAVID LIVE』は伝統のライヴ盤ではあっても覇気に乏しく、今ひとつの印象も強かった。しかし、本作のボウイは熱気に充ち満ち、魂の歌声を聴かせてくれる。『DAVID LIVE』から2ヶ月足らずではありますが、後の盟友に出会った喜びがありありとうかがえ、まさにターニング・ポイントの刹那なのです。



Disc 1 (54:48)
1. Intro 2. 1984 3. Rebel Rebel 4. Moonage Daydream 5. Sweet Thing 6. Changes
7. Suffragette City 8. Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) 9. All The Young Dudes
10. Cracked Actor 11. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me

Disc 2 (53:39)
1. Knock On Wood 2. It’s Gonna Be Me 3. Space Oddity 4. Diamond Dogs 5. Big Brother
6. Time 7. The Jean Genie 8. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide 9. Band Introductions
10. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)


David Bowie – vocals Michael Kamen – electric piano, Moog synthesizer, oboe
Mike Garson – piano, mellotron Earl Slick – guitar
Carlos Alomar – rhythm guitar David Sanborn – alto saxophone, flute
Richard Grando – baritone saxophone, flute Doug Rauch – bass
Greg Errico – drums Pablo Rosario – percussion Gui Andrisano – backing vocals
Warren Peace – backing vocals Ava Cherry – backing vocals
Robin Clark – backing vocals Anthony Hinton – backing vocals
Diane Sumler – backing vocals Luther Vandross – backing vocals


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