Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74). Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) is a live album by David Bowie. It was released posthumously as a Record Store Day release on 22 April 2017 through Parlophone record label. Produced by Bowie and mixed by Tony Visconti, it was recorded on the Diamond Dogs Tour in September 1974, some material from which appeared in the BBC documentary Cracked Actor.
The show took place after Bowie had fired the Spiders From Mars (and therefore different from David Live) and replaced them with many of the studio musicians with whom he had, that summer, begun work on Young Americans, including guitarists Earl Slick and Carlos Alomar, saxophonist/flutist David Sanborn and background singer Luther Vandross.
Cracked Actor the album and Cracked Actor the film draw on the same recordings, as if each were miming shadow puppets against a common light. Fans have bootlegged the show for almost three decades now-anyone could make this material sound better than David Live. Hearing drums here distinct from murk, you can tell how complex the rhythm of 1984 was, its groove swerving in circles to welcome every new element. Bowie spent the mid-‘70s obsessed with power, wielding it through deeper and deeper timbre, until his seductions seemed purged of emotion: a ballad sung by a vampire.
Album · 2017 · 20 Songs. Nothing Has Changed (The Best of David Bowie). The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (2012 Remastered Version).
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If Bowie hadn’t been hobbled by Mainman’s excesses, he might well have elected not to release a post- Diamond Dogs /pre- Young Americans live record at all, but if he had, this stunning performance from LA’s’ Universal Amphitheater (recorded in September ‘74 for Alan Yentob’s Cracked Actor BBC documentary) would’ve provided ideal source material. Bowie’s fans largely concur that the show’s less-than-legal Strange Fascination incarnation represents the best live show out there, but why is it so good? It was, after all, recorded a shade under two months after David Live.
|Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise)||7:41|
|All The Young Dudes||4:09|
|Rock 'N' Roll With Me||4:54|
|Knock On Wood||3:16|
|It's Gonna Be Me||7:11|
|The Jean Genie||5:45|
|Rock 'N' Roll Suicide||5:10|
|John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)||8:41|
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