David Bowie: The Thin White Duke in New York, 1976

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This is secretly the greatest live album Bowie never released*, this legendary bootleg captures Bowie in transition, moving from his plastic soul phase to the European electronic music he would create with his immanent relocation to Berlin.

David BowieThe Thin White Duke in New York, 1976 mp3

This concert was recorded live at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA on March 23, 1976 and is one of his most famous and finest live performances ever.

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The set list for this tour stayed more or less the same for all the dates throughout the White Light or Isolar tour, combining atmosphere and intensity. Listen out for the moment when Bowie saunters onto the stage, four-and-a-half minutes into the opening track Station to Station, as the crowd erupts. There are numerous stand out tracks including, ‘Word On A Wing’, ‘Fame’, ‘Changes’, ‘Jean Genie’, a blistering ‘Panic In Detroit’ and a brilliant extended version of ‘Stay’.

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The playing is excellent by one of the best groups of musicians Bowie ever assembled including the formidable rhythm section of Dennis Davis, George Murray and Carlos Alomar, and of course vocals by the Thin White Duke himself.

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TRACKS

  1. Station To Station
  2. Suffragette City
  3. Fame
  4. Word On A Wing
  5. Stay
  6. Panic In Detroit
  7. Changes
  8. TVC15
  9. Diamond Dogs
  10. Rebel Rebel
  11. Jean Genie

Running time: 1 hour 7 minutes

David Bowie – Vocals
Carlos Alomar – Guitar
Stacey Heydon – Guitar
Tony Kaye – Keyboards
George Murray – Bass
Dennis Davis – Drums

*This bootleg recording would eventually see an official release as part of his timeless Station to Station 2010 reissue box set. The presentation of this concert is the most controversial aspect of the box set; the sound is loud and apparently heavily compressed, to the ire of many audiophiles. Still, if the mastering choice is questionable, the electricity of the reinvented Bowie’s performance makes it a welcome addition to the box set.

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10 Responses to David Bowie: The Thin White Duke in New York, 1976

  1. Compared to the other two bootlegs, this is a very short setlist. But still anything live from Bowie is a must.

  2. paolomeccano says:

    Thanks for sharing. How many tracks are there supposed to be from this concert? Your tracklisting has eleven, but the file has fifteen, numbered from 7 to 21.

  3. Hmmm, I may have upped the wrong one. How am I going? Let me check…

    • paolomeccano says:

      I think I’ve figured it out: your upload matches the tracklisting of the official Nassau release (apart from the numbering), but all in one place instead of across two discs.

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  7. Brandy says:

    I always identified with TheThinWhiteDuke. I always will. Most see him- even Bowie said it- as a “nasty character”- I see him as a very alienated&isolated person,lonely while seeking love, but not quite giving all of himself in love especially ; transformative while in transformation &transition,never dying,fading in,fading out,as needed for his survival. Day in,day out, TheThinWhiteDuke is Bowie’s most poignant,scary,&identifiably honest alter- perhaps the true Bowie he hid most,as they say,He Never Died. TheThinWhiteDuke corrals,keeps safe,& snips at all of Bowie’s alters,as Bowie himself. All creatives are selfish- but can be so giving as well. Bowie embodied the contrary in The Duke that way. Protecting what he held most dear-even while often shying away from the Duke- I know he was the Duke,& beyond… No one can ever penetrate Bowie’s,& in his own essence,The Duke’s, veil of mystery,charity,vivisection, honesty parody,& need to belong while shunning the masses&sometimes his closest- Bowie& the Duke were more the same than any other alter. We’re waiting for your resurrection, Duke of Bowie .

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