DAVID BOWIE - SOUNDBOARD EARL’S COURT 1978 (INCOMPLETE)

June 5, 2013 – 4:47 pm

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DAVID BOWIE
White Light [A ***** Production/2CD, 1DVD, 4LP set - only the 2CDs are shared here]

CDs/LPs: Live at the Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, April 11, 1978; Earl’s Court, London, UK, July 1, 1978. DVD: Dallas Convention Centre, Dallas, TX, April 10, 1978; Nippon Budokan,Tokyo Japan, December 12, 1978. Very good soundboard?

Thanks to GoblinKing for sharing this at Mind-Warp Pavilion. GoblinKing noted:

While I usually let the new vinyl boots come and go without buying them, this release was a little different, and it was for that reason I decided it was worthwhile. You see, most of the new vinyl bootlegs being produced these days are created from material originally torrented online, and that would then make them “2nd gen”.

But this one is different… well, at least partly different. While I haven’t fully examined the DVD, the start of the Dallas Convention Centre concert was certainly VHS sourced, and looks very much like the last upgrade torrented here. The big draw, however was the audio, and you all know that I’m talking about… the supposedly “Soundboard” Earls Court recording. In addition, we have a really nice recording of “Baton Rouge”. I don’t remember “Baton Rouge” being this good, but after digging it out, I think it may be (at least) the same source as the one we’ve always had. Still a great listen, and a bonus for any of you that haven’t heard the “Baton Rouge” CDR release, but I’m convinced it’s not new.

While the Baton Rogue show is presented in full, the July 1, 1978 Earl’s Court show is incomplete.

Back in 2011, majorstardust posted at the David Bowie Wonderworld Message Board: “The first half Of the Earls Court show from 1st July 1978 is in some collectors hands in soundboard quality.” It is likely that this is all that is available.

The tour band remembered that “every show was taped” for Bowie’s private use, and the tapes were carefully guarded by Carlos [Alomar, guitarist]. - wikipedia

The final night of the Earl’s Court, London performance (July 1, 1978) was recorded by the RCA mobile unit with the live performance premiere of the song, “Sound and Vision,” later released on the 1995 compilation album, Rarestonebowie. The song was not performed live again until the 1990 Sound and Vision Tour. However, Rarestonebowie was one in the series of mid-’90s releases by MainMan, Bowie’s former management company during the ’70s (other ones being Santa Monica ‘72 and the Ava Cherry & The Astronettes album People from Bad Homes). All these albums were released without Bowie’s approval and are currently deleted. - wikipedia

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Disc 1
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA - April 11, 1978
Track 101. Warszawa (11.3MB)
Track 102. Heroes (10.9MB)
Track 103. What In The World (7.8MB)
Track 104. Be My Wife (4.6MB)
Track 105. The Jean Genie (10.5MB)
Track 106. Blackout (6.0MB)
Track 107. Sense Of Doubt (4.8MB)
Track 108. Speed Of Life (4.0MB)
Track 109. Breaking Glass (5.9MB)
Track 110. Beauty And The Beast (7.9MB)
Track 111. Fame (6.2MB)
Track 112. Five Years (9.9MB)
Track 113. Soul Love (4.8MB)
Track 114. Star (4.2MB)
Track 115. Hang On To Yourself (4.9MB)
Track 116. Ziggy Stardust (5.6MB)
Track 117. Suffragette City (5.6MB)
Track 118. Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide (7.0MB)
Track 119. Art Decade (4.8MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Station To Station (15.5MB)
Track 202. Stay (11.2MB)
Track 203. TVC15 (6.9MB)
Track 204. Rebel Rebel (7.4MB)

Earl’s Court, London - July 1, 1978
Track 205. Warszawa (10.7MB)
Track 206. Heroes (12.2MB)
Track 207. What In The World (6.6MB)
Track 208. Be My Wife (4.7MB)
Track 209. The Jean Genie (11.1MB)
Track 210. Blackout (6.4MB)
Track 211. Sense Of Doubt (5.8MB)
Track 212. Speed Of Life (4.8MB)
Track 213. Sound and Vision (5.5MB)
Track 214. Breaking Glass (5.5MB)
Track 215. Fame (6.5MB)
Track 216. Beauty And The Beast (8.7MB)

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  1. 58 Responses to “DAVID BOWIE - SOUNDBOARD EARL’S COURT 1978 (INCOMPLETE)”

  2. Thank you so much for posting this!
    This is one of my favorite eras of DAVID BOWIE!

    btw…. do you have any PHILIP GLASS or any GHOST shows you could post?

    By Papa Emeritus III on Jun 5, 2013

  3. I love the conversation going near the taper before “Five Years” during the Baton Rouge show.

    “Fuck you man, I ain’t bogartin’ shit.”

    By JR on Jun 5, 2013

  4. Typical audience recording. Who is it that attempts to perpetrate these obvious audience tapes as snbd? Anyways, it’s a great performance.

    By Timmy on Jun 5, 2013

  5. just cuz ppl will see it here -
    on the 10th monday nite leno and fallon - bad company and black sabbath respectively.
    and tonite 5th wed mellencamp on letterman. goo goo dolls on kelly & michael. same show on 13th with matchbox 20.

    By darth on Jun 6, 2013

  6. oops that should have said googoo dolls on 12th.

    By darth on Jun 6, 2013

  7. http://www.wikipedia-is-wrong.com/

    By mister info on Jun 6, 2013

  8. without using other peoples arguments instead of your own.. back up your argument. show me proof of what u claim. all youre doing here is linking me to what someone else says. u didnt find any inaccuracies. even if u click the final link in the article at hand it doesnt really say anything except to treat the site as u would any encyclopedia. then what else would u do? u shouldnt use it blindly anyway. but the point is when u need some info its a fine place to find it. u have no other sites that are better than wikipedia. any other sites u find are just as trustworthy. theyre all made by humans that are just as fallible. but usually the facts on wikipedia are referenced down below if u look carefully in a sort of bibliography.
    im not sure what u are trying to prove but youre failing terribly. linking to an article that agrees with u doesnt prove a point any more than the obvious fact that anyone can say that they know something is true because they found the info via a google search. thats just common sense. google is a search engine. its not a fact finding site. it will help someone find information on sites that have been posted by other people. that info is no more accurate than the people who researched it and posted it there. the same applies to any site. wikipedia is a fine source for knowledge. i dont know why u or anyone wouldnt use it.
    i agree with professors not wanting their students to use wikipedia as their source for information they use for papers they turn in. they should however if they need to start with wiki continue from there and go further and use it as a starting point. it should be used as a springboard. thats how true learning begins. dont blindly trust the first source of anything u learn. learn to investigate and research things. thats what going to school is all about in the first place. perhaps thats what the teachers are trying to educate the students to do in this day and age of online convenience. we didnt have that option when i went to school.

    By darth on Jun 6, 2013

  9. http://gawker.com/5639455/rush-limbaugh-fooled-by-wikipedia

    By mister info on Jun 6, 2013

  10. here i s what they say at Harvard about using Wikipedia

    http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k70847&pageid=icb.page346376

    By mister info on Jun 6, 2013

  11. but the point is when u need some info its a fine place to find it. u have no other sites that are better than wikipedia.

    you must be the founder or something.
    all the proof you need and you still go off on a tangent .

    By mister info on Jun 6, 2013

  12. ..without using other peoples arguments instead of your own.. back up your argument. show me proof of what u claim. all you’re doing here is linking me to what someone else says…

    that is all you do when you use Wikipedia darth . you can`t have it both ways.
    mister info 1- darth 0

    By mister info on Jun 6, 2013

  13. @mister info - what does this have to do with David Bowie?

    By MrBill on Jun 6, 2013

  14. I agree with MrBill, this has nothing to do with Bowie. Probably just someone wanting to get something started with Darth.

    By nubious on Jun 6, 2013

  15. no its not what i do. the info i am linking to when i link to wiki is info that others have researched in other places and then posted to wikipedia. im not using their arguments to back my argument. that is what u are doing when u posted the link above all by itself. youre saying ‘all the proof’ yet u show none. u have to come up with proof not just say that there is proof. dont u understand the difference?
    lets say for example u were the prosecuting lawyer and giving an opening statement and u say that u will show such n such to prove that the defendant did this or that etc. then comes the trial of course and the jury would then make their decision on whether or not u did as u claimed u would do in your opening statement and whether or not the defense lawyer did a better job than u did in proving u were full of crap lol. right? if u only claim u will come up with proof but u never actually do it during the course of the trial thats not actually good enough. saying u will isnt actually doing it. showing me a statement where others have said the same thing u said again isnt proving your case. yes i have heard these same things u have said before. i asked u to show me these bits of proof tho. u havent come up with any. u are believing what other people have claimed. its mostly rumor. sure there are and have been errors and mistakes just like any other encyclopedia. and as it says if u click on the link at the bottom of the first link u provided by several of the people who commented.. wikipedia should serve as a forum to use as a springboard towards further investigation not the final source of info. just as u would any other source.
    when u did homework in grade school did u copy the encyclopedia word for word and take that to school as your work? i hope not. so why do u look at wikipedia as the final word on all things that way?
    im not suggesting that u should. i didnt even link u to it here. i have used it and when i have i have found it to be very informative and factual and useful. if u dont like it then dont use it. i havent found any errors. neither have u. and if anyone here has it isnt a seriously important one. the vast majority of information u will find on the site for any particular subject in question will be of extreme accuracy. if u have better sources.. use them. usually they will be the same ones that are used for wikipedia.
    u arent making a valid argument. i did.
    darth:2 missinfo:-2

    By darth on Jun 6, 2013

  16. hilarious, you get so worked up over nothing.
    arguing in the ether zone.
    this is a rout, no contest.
    mister info 2- darth 0

    By mister info on Jun 6, 2013

  17. More sad news. Joey Covington, the drummer/co-writer for Jefferson Airplane on some of their stuff, and a founding member of Hot Tuna, has died in a car crash on the freeway at 67. According to the info, he was alone and did not have his seatbelt on.

    By 5yrsnojob on Jun 6, 2013

  18. WOW! Another gem from the mighty BigO…

    By TDC on Jun 6, 2013

  19. phwew!
    . . was juss gonna say I agree with Papa Emeritus II and Timmy about the David Bowie offering . . . but it seems so long ago now . . . . .

    Thanks Big O anyway

    By swappers on Jun 6, 2013

  20. killer show from the Low era…

    By nashtheslash on Jun 6, 2013

  21. evidently a witness tried cpr on joey to no avail. heres one of 2 articles one can read if u wish -
    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/joey-covington-dead/

    By darth on Jun 6, 2013

  22. Tahnk you 5yrsnojob & darth. I met Joey once about 5 years ago, great guy. Had a lot to tell. I like the fact that he didn’t have a seat belt on, because, that’s how I want to go, in more ways than one.

    By Timmy on Jun 6, 2013

  23. I like the fact that he didn’t have a seat belt on, because, that’s how I want to go, in more ways than one.

    moron.

    By a gas named darth on Jun 6, 2013

  24. Timmy, seat belts aren’t infallible. I and the guy in the pickup behind me were rammed by a drunk driver. The seat belt broke in the pu and his chair was ripped away from the floor. He bounced around in the cab. Other than bruises, he was fine. I am hurt worse than he was. I finally had shoulder surgery 6 weeks ago in 3 areas. No solution for 2 compressed discs in my neck, still have loud ringing in ears. The crash happened 15 mos. ago.

    By 5yrsnojob on Jun 6, 2013

  25. “I like the fact that he didn’t have a seat belt on, because, that’s how I want to go, in more ways than one.”

    Wow, Timmy, that would be way cool, dude!

    But that’s no guarantee that you’ll be killed instantly; you could be crippled, or be a paraplegic, and live the rest of your life in constant pain. Or you could die very slowly and painfully at the accident scene, because no one’s around to help you. Maybe your car catches fire with you stuck inside, and you’re still alive, and you slowly burn to death. Cool!

    Timmy dude, maybe you could just die of a heroin OD, like all the coolest rock stars did!

    Asshole.

    By a jerk named timmy on Jun 6, 2013

  26. I love wikipedia. One of the top sites on the net, along with BigO of course!! It may not be 100% accurate, but it’s close and it’s a great source of information…

    By Dave on Jun 7, 2013

  27. THANX for the Earls Court stuff,bought back a few lost memories,check out the Bowie exhibition in London.

    By BLUEFOOD on Jun 7, 2013

  28. Thanks for Posting the Bowie!!

    By DanC on Jun 7, 2013

  29. btw.. the earls court is fm not sbd. it was made available on boot lps nearly immediately after it happened and on the backs of several of them it even says fm brdcst. i dont happen to have any hot wacks laying around but since several people here do i am sure they wont hesitate to jump on the opportunity to look this up and find the details for this.

    By darth on Jun 7, 2013

  30. the best thing about hot wacks darth is the info they give about the history of bootlegs and lionel mapleson.
    you must not have read yours very closely or you would have remembered. I`m looking at mine right now, its all there.Cylinder bootleg recordings.

    By mister info on Jun 7, 2013

  31. I only said: “That’s the way I’d like to go”… How would all you big bad brave duffaces like to go, eh?

    By Timmy on Jun 7, 2013

  32. When I go I hope it’s in my sleep just like my dad. Not screaming my damn fool head off like the people in his car

    By sking on Jun 8, 2013

  33. when i go i hope both blondes get paid by someone.

    By dropkick sarge on Jun 8, 2013

  34. it will most likely be a menage a quatre with kate upton and friends.

    By barth on Jun 8, 2013

  35. “a jerk named timmy” I wanna be around, when they pick up your pieces…

    By Timmy on Jun 8, 2013

  36. You can have a front row seat, Timmy. BTW it’s spelled “doofuses”.
    http://tinyurl.com/3hb9lt7

    By a jerk named timmy on Jun 8, 2013

  37. thanks for this….the first bowie show i saw was EC, dont remember the sound there being that good at the to…well except S to S

    im not a techno novice…but i can play these tracks but not download them ……= tips please

    By reggae rebel on Jun 9, 2013

  38. resolved with thanks and pleasure

    By reggae rebel on Jun 9, 2013

  39. thanks for your fantastic post !
    I am afraid I cannot download track 2 of first cd..
    is there something wrong with the links ?
    THANKS

    By alberto on Jun 10, 2013

  40. t will most likely be a menage a quatre with kate upton and friends.’

    truly lame post and time wasted reading it…

    By barf on Aug 15, 2013

  41. “truly lame post and time wasted reading it…”

    not as lame as u taking over two months to come up with that puerile remark.

    ill save u some time- puerile is an adjective meaning childishly silly and trivial.

    By barth on Aug 15, 2013

  42. yeah barf u should be like barth and sit on the edge of your seat all day long and refresh these pages so u can see if theres anything to comment on or respond to and wait for people to say things that u can jump on. u too could have no life and repeatedly say how youre going to ignore people like me (and never actually do it of course) and keep provoking and instigating and harassing and so on for years. or u could come here every so often and be like a regular person who has a life and wants to dl a concert or two and add stuff to his collection. which will u pick? curtain #1 or door #2 or basement #3? u may not be able to pick the basement.. it seems shithead is in that one. lol

    By darth on Aug 15, 2013

  43. sugere, uos perdiderit, Troglodytarum. the translation is here at the bottom:
    http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=1530

    By barth on Aug 15, 2013

  44. darth: for god’s sake, please shut the fuck up!

    By Constructive Criticism and Friendly Advice on Aug 15, 2013

  45. no.

    By darth on Aug 16, 2013

  46. thNX

    By moodyxadi on Oct 2, 2013

  47. darth, your posts are a real enrichment to this. You are one of a kind. But: how come the world keeps on turning without your verbal diarrhoe? Find yourself another playground, please!

    By Tony Lauber on Nov 13, 2013

  48. I think you all should sit down over a plate of hot sausages and talk this over like civilized human beings. and maybe with a side of pickles.

    By Sausages on Nov 13, 2013

  49. oh is good always to see diskussion

    By Tamir Rupe da Claurg on Nov 13, 2013

  50. Dear Big O…Blackberry Smoke played a show Saturday Night (11/9) on ASX …it was on TV, did somebody grab it? is there a chance we could have it here? thanks in advance!

    By THE Russian Assassin on Nov 13, 2013

  51. Any chance of seeing some HQ Audience Hot Tuna from the 75-77 period….Jorma solo from late 70’s…thanks in advance.

    By James on Nov 14, 2013

  52. Great post!!! Thanks BigO
    Seriously, you guys need to chill about Darth. Nothing he has to say is important enough for this barrage of crap.

    By DanC on Nov 14, 2013

  53. Seriously, you guys need to chill about Darth. Nothing he has to say is important enough for this barrage of crap.

    best advice ever

    By e darth on Nov 14, 2013

  54. Since we can’t comment on Re-starts, I’ll post my thanks to Bigo here for remembering John Tavener. I hadn’t heard he passed. The requiem performance from Liverpool has been a holiday favorite here ever since the original post.

    Interested parties might want to check out The Protecting Veil too, by the composer. RIP John Tavener and thank you for the music.

    By kingpossum on Nov 14, 2013

  55. Second the motion for Blackberry Smoke, I was there Saturday in Denver, fabulous show, would love to see or hear the feed…..

    By Rob on Nov 15, 2013

  56. Dave’s not here.

    By Dave on Nov 15, 2013

  57. No, man, I’m Dave.

    By NAMoosedog on Nov 15, 2013

  58. Insisting again that his bandmates didn’t have the power to ‘fire’ him back in February, Weiland’s statement continued: “First of all they don’t have the legal right to call themselves STP because I’m still a member of the band. And more importantly, they don’t have the ethical right to call themselves Stone Temple Pilots because it’s misleading and dishonest to the millions of fans that have followed us for so many years”.

    By RamondoImran on Feb 1, 2014

  59. Thank you so much for making this available! Long story, but I was supposed to go to the Baton Rouge concert, but didn’t. I’m still kicking my own butt for missing it.

    By Kelly on Jan 30, 2016

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