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Bowie - Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) album

Bowie - Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) album
Performer: Bowie
Title: Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74)
Genre: Rock / Funk / Soul
Style:Glam, Soul, Pop Rock
Released: 2017
MP3 album szie: 1483 mb
FLAC album size: 1809 mb

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.

Tracklist

Introduction 1:47
1984 2:55
Rebel Rebel 2:31
Moonage Daydream 5:17
Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise) 7:41
Changes 3:47
Suffragette City 3:49
Aladdin Sane 5:01
All The Young Dudes 4:09
Cracked Actor 3:20
Rock 'N' Roll With Me 4:54
Knock On Wood 3:16
It's Gonna Be Me 7:11
Space Oddity 5:23
Diamond Dogs 6:58
Big Brother 4:05
Time 5:44
The Jean Genie 5:45
Rock 'N' Roll Suicide 5:10
John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) 8:41

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
0190295869373, DBRSD 7476 Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) ‎(2xLP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, Ltd) Parlophone, Parlophone 0190295869373, DBRSD 7476 2017
none Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) ‎(20xFile, FLAC, Album, 24-) Parlophone none Europe 2017
none Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) ‎(20xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Parlophone none US 2017
0190295830687, CDDBS 7476 Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) ‎(2xCD, Album, Jew) Parlophone, Parlophone 0190295830687, CDDBS 7476 Europe 2017
CDDBS 7476, 0190295830687 Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) ‎(2xCD, Album, Jew) Parlophone, Parlophone CDDBS 7476, 0190295830687 Brazil 2017
RP5-559537, CDDBS 7476 Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) ‎(2xCD, Album, Jew) Parlophone, Parlophone RP5-559537, CDDBS 7476 US 2017
9029586932, CDDB 7476 Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) ‎(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Parlophone, Parlophone 9029586932, CDDB 7476 Australia 2017
0190295869328, CDDB 7476 Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) ‎(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Parlophone, Parlophone 0190295869328, CDDB 7476 USA, Canada & Europe 2017
CDDBS 7476, 0190295830687 Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) ‎(2xCD, Album, RP, Jew) Parlophone, Parlophone CDDBS 7476, 0190295830687 Brazil 2017
WPCR-17848/9 Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) ‎(2xCD, Album, SHM) Parlophone WPCR-17848/9 Japan 2017
PR2CD3007 David Bowie Live Los Angeles 1974 ‎(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Protus PR2CD3007 Europe 2019
PR2LP3007 David Bowie Live Los Angeles 1974 ‎(2xLP, Unofficial) Protus PR2LP3007 Europe 2019
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Reviews: (70)
Gardall
Gardall
My mam really likes the music on this vinyl release, she says it is of good quality for a live recording and that David is in fine form. However, as she has said several times to me now, they really should have picked a photo of David Bowie that wasn't all blurry for the front cover. Surely EMI and Parlophone must have one they could have used that is in focus? My mam says for that reason, this album is only allowed four stars out of five stars.
Hellmaster
Hellmaster
Seriously, when is this going to get repressed? It sold like hotcakes.
Thetalune
Thetalune
lowest price for the cd is actually 30€ shipping included, and you can make an offer to the seller,it's worth trying , they usually accept if the offer is reasonable, you've got even more chances if you take other records/cds
Oreavi
Oreavi
What is the difference between this and the Ltd digipak version?
Danial
Danial
Sanitised and edited down Super Golden Radio shows bootleg, most Bowie chat now missing and so is street/dork barking intro
Frdi
Frdi
well I finally have it in my hands (and ears) its brilliant!after the experience with Nassau 76 i always worry when a much loved show known to fans in Bootleg form gets the official treatment but this is fantastic! If you're used to the Bootleg I don't think you will suffer a shock when buying the official version, the Bass is still hugebut now the Guitar is back where it belongs.a monster of a show that leaps out of the speakers and erases all bad memories of the anaemic "David Live"
Aria
Aria
re: product description, the 1990 Bootleg Release Strange Fascination is not from the pro source! a Japanese Taper made an audience recording near the speaker stacks and that is the bootleg, the cut in All the young Dudes is caused by the tape flip
from earth
from earth
CD release is due on June 16th 2017 and pre-order price is £14.04 delivered at azn. Vinyl is £43.09 delivered
Gela
Gela
amazon sold the vinyl?? It wasn't supposed to be record stores and speculators only?
Aedem
Aedem
HAHA flag this all you want guys.Every day more of these show up unsold. You guys are going to have drop the price eventually.
FireWater
FireWater
EU and US have different MSRP so the higher price could be the EU price (if the seller is from the EU).
Mori
Mori
I'm looking to buy, not sell a copy of this superb release. However, I have to say your comments are really immature
Mejora
Mejora
Oh hey look the numbers are rolling all of you are trying to get way too much money for this. Give it up guys.
Viashal
Viashal
So is this album better that cd bootleg strange fascination??? Thanks
Samowar
Samowar
The bootleg is an audience recording made by a Japanese taper near the speaker stack, part of all the young dudes is missing because tape flip. The official release is a pro quality Soundboard recording and so it sounds a lot better and all the young dudes is complete
Coidor
Coidor
No it is not.its missing the full intro ..for a start
Yellow Judge
Yellow Judge
yes, but so is the 2 CD so you can save some $ :-)
nadness
nadness
Hi,the sound is excellent (Vinyl Issue), the vinyl has no annoying noises or whatsoever. It's worth to have it and to listen to.
Moonshaper
Moonshaper
Thank you.The cd bootleg is bad recording?? Or sound diferent At cracket actor??.
Whiteseeker
Whiteseeker
Yes this LP it is better than the CD or record of Strange Facination
Talrajas
Talrajas
170000 copies made...Why is this still going for $80-120 USD???This is ridiculous...Already many other RSD releases are coming down.....I'm checking on this one every couple or days or so.
Tejar
Tejar
Are you sure you don't mean 1,700,000 and not 170,000?
Whitebinder
Whitebinder
hi, the thing is that price of this record is high in the start so price on discogs is also even higher because people don't sell it for the price they paid.
Kerdana
Kerdana
Hi i thing that their are 17.000 copies no 170.000But price is too much.
Fearlesssinger
Fearlesssinger
17 000 not 170 000.Not much for Bowie .
Inertedub
Inertedub
The clarity and depth of this one has me floored.Enjoy it very much...other than the middle pocket in the Trifold (which ripped about a quarter of an inch)-Ouch!Beautiful gloss and packaging.
Kieel
Kieel
Saw a copy of this today a week after RSD in Honest Jons Records in London for a reasonable £35. Deffo worth getting. If, like me, you love David Live (I never understood why that album has such a bad rap, in my view its his best live album) you'll like this. Great pressing and packaging as well.
Malodor
Malodor
Erm, I think you'll find £35 is a lot less than most triple albums being released on vinyl these days. Compared to the Bowpromo, which is essentially half an album of barely different versions of previously issued tracks and typically being sold for £45-50 on RSD, this is a steal.
Geny
Geny
Do you think 35£ is reasonable?Why does it cost more than any other triple?
KiddenDan
KiddenDan
I love David Live..I got this last week for RSD..it's an awesome package
Netlandinhabitant
Netlandinhabitant
This is superb.... loving every minute! Just played Space Oddity and literally had goosebumps for the length of the entire song....
Akinozuru
Akinozuru
will wait 6 months for this to come back down to MSRP....
Zolorn
Zolorn
Such a magnificent recording, beautifully remastered and nicely packaged. Shame that it's about the only RSD17 release I bought (and I bought a lot) that doesn't have a download code included. Par for the course with Parlophone who are all about the £££ with the Bowie releases they're working on.
Ces
Ces
Wonder if they are working on eventually releasing this on CD, Digital Download, and streaming services.
Delirium
Delirium
From 55 to 36 listed in a few days, but "never sold"?
Nidor
Nidor
There is a two week delay before statistics get updated.
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ᴜɴɪᴄᴏʀɴ
I believe the sale prices only go on when the sellers settle up their accounts with Discogs so there's a time lag and hence the disparity.
Adaly
Adaly
I'm not so sure the "last sold" figures are up to date.. I bought and completed the purchase of another item entirely about a week ago (paid for, delivered, etc) and it still shows a last sold figure of 6 months ago. So there may be a number selling but not being updated.
Dyni
Dyni
Goodness gracious me ... this is perfection. All three discs were flawless. They transferred -- after a cleaning -- to 24bit/96k flac files for replay and storage and sound like manna from heaven. An 11 out of 10 here.
Xor
Xor
I have no way to sending my vinyl transfers, sorry. Maybe someone else can help.
Iphonedivorced
Iphonedivorced
awesome! do you have a link to download this transfer?
Cenneel
Cenneel
So is this album better than David Live? I hated David Live!
Rigiot
Rigiot
same tour, almost same tracklist and sequence. I expect very similar
digytal soul
digytal soul
there is virtually no dynamic range on this album, so you presumably mean something else.
Qwert
Qwert
In my opinion -- and i have been on the Thin White Duke's bandwagon since '75 -- it is not only a better show, but the fidelity is stellar. Flawless. The dynamic range is breathtaking. So, to answer your inquiry in a word: YES!
Bludworm
Bludworm
If you hated David Live you will not like this album.
Moonworm
Moonworm
Just wait. The Bowie stuff from RSD 2016 is a third of the original price now. Greed makes RSD bigger and will never stop.
Anaragelv
Anaragelv
Not to be disrespectful to the dearly departed, but, its nice that the material that has come out after David left his earth suit and met his Maker, has been top shelf.It always follows after an artist passes that the greedy scramble to release whatever they can, and usually its best left unreleased, but in the case of Bowie, there have been a few releases and not one bad one so far.Good for us.
Prinna
Prinna
hows the pressing? i've had bad luck with bowie rsd releases beforehas Visconti Buried the Guitar like his on his david live remix?
Quphagie
Quphagie
My third disc is fine. I have lots of Bowie concerts on vinyl and I was pretty blown away by this one. Sounds excellent and the arrangements are incredible. This is probably my favorite concert set so far.
Hi_Jacker
Hi_Jacker
My third disc is as flat as a pancake (and just as sweet too). Seems like your store got a bad batch altogether, probably due to… Well it could be any number of things.
elektron
elektron
LP 1 and 2 are fantastic, but the 3rd is really quite warped - I've gotten in contact with the store that I got it from, and we shall see if it's a one-off problem or not.Update: The store put another copy aside for me - we opened it up, exactly the same problem. So unless the particular shipment my store got had the issue, you might all want to open up and start working on flattening your LP3 from this release.
Steelrunner
Steelrunner
3rd LP is flat, but the side wasn't well-cut, making it unplayable on my particular turntable until i sand it off, as it touches the dustcover (which contains the tonearm as well, so i can't leave it off)
Gelgen
Gelgen
Well I'm happy that everyone else got out OK! Mine is currently sitting under a pile of books... We'll see in a week.
Kajikus
Kajikus
I got lucky! I didn't have any issues with any of my LPs in Cracked Actor, but my Bowpromo LP is slightly warped somehow. Still plays fine though.
Nightscar
Nightscar
Double price is the spirit of record store day??? Not
Abandoned Electrical
Abandoned Electrical
there are still copies in the shops, saw at least 5 today...
Gosar
Gosar
Listening to this now. Great packaging, quality vinyl and sound!
Opithris
Opithris
Thanks for that. I was toying with not breaking the seal and keeping it mint, as I have a very good quality CD bootleg of this but your review has convinced me to play it. Sounds a tasty pressing and mix ????
Shaktizragore
Shaktizragore
My lp sounds amazing. I highly recommend you pick this up if you are on the fence.
Rrd
Rrd
Had to hit 4 stores to find one that got this in, but glad I was persistent.... sounds great so far and the discs are beautiful, pristine, thick, and perfect. Package looks great as well.
Mardin
Mardin
39.99 for the USA (extra characters are needed to post this review)! Bowpromo is going for sticker price right now on discogs!
Kefrannan
Kefrannan
MSRP for this release is 39.99 (at least in the US).
Jwalextell
Jwalextell
I paid 51.99 CANADIAN... so likely somewhere in the mid $30's USD
Lesesshe
Lesesshe
What is the MSRP for this? (here are extra characters)
Wen
Wen
damn those flippers! hopefully this will get a general, fair priced release
Lcena
Lcena
Here's the link: http://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/9292 [Random words typed because system is stupid af.]
Kiutondyl
Kiutondyl
Where are you getting 17K? RSD clearly lists only 5K.
shustrik
shustrik
17,000 copies of this album were produced, so prices will likely come down.
Manris
Manris
the original pre recorded long intro has been cut down to under a minute