DAVID BOWIE – ” Cracked Actor Live In Los Angeles 1974 and Bowpromo ” Record Store Day Releases

Posted: March 11, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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rsd cracked actor 1000sq Rare and unreleased David Bowie albums coming for Record Store Day

Two unreleased David Bowie albums will be unearthed as part of this year’s Record Store Day on April 22nd.

 Cracked Actor (Live in Los Angeles 1974) marks the first official release of a Philly Dogs Tour show from September 1974 at Los Angeles’ Universal Ampitheatre. The full concert is documented on the triple-LP, five-sided album, with a sixth side featuring an etching of the Diamond Dogs era Bowie logo. It was mixed by longtime Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti, The album features a different set-list from David Live and a new band line-up which included Luther Vandross on vocals (he would go on to contribute vocals to Young Americans and indeed gets a co-writing credit for Fascination).

The second release is a recreation of the ultra rare 1971 pressing Bowpromo. Featuring alternate mixes of some songs that eventually wound up Hunky Dory, Bowie’s manager Tony Defries originally had 500 copies of the promotional album made in order to secure the singer a new record deal. The Record Store Day version adds five exclusive Bowie prints and new sleeve notes, while it leaves off the five B-side tracks by fellow GEM artist Dana Gillespie. Bowpromo is largely comprised of alternate versions of songs that would later appear on Hunky Dory, as well as a version of “It Ain’t Easy”, which would eventually appear on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.


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