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Earl's Court Concert 1973

Earl's Court Arena, London, UK on 12 May 1973



Covers Available


Source: Audience Sound Quality: CCC Art Work: CCC


Track Listing


Disc One Disc Two
Ziggy Stardust Quicksand/Life On Mars?/Memory Of A Free Festival
Watch That Man Panic In Detroit
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud/All The Young Dudes/Oh! You Pretty Things Suffragette City
The Prettiest Star Rock'n'Roll Suicide
Cracked Actor
Moonage Daydream
Space Oddity
The Jean Genie
The Width Of A Circle
Let's Spend The Night Together
Drive In Saturday
Aladdin Sane


There are a few cuts in this historic recording.  Historic you say...why?  Well, this was the beginning of a long tour through the UK and it was a downright disaster.  Since it was a ground level stage most people were unable to see Bowie and The Spiders come on.  While Bowie was playing people were getting up from their seats and pressing forward, trying to secure a spot with a better view.  This resulted in quite a stampede, with people being trampled under foot and fights breaking out.  From the galleries, one had a slightly better view but the sound was rotten too: only nearby could music be heard.  At the back and on the galleries it was not much more than a vague rumbling.  All this upset Bowie and after a couple of numbers he left the stage in total frustration.  A member of the road crew was left to appease the audience.


This concert is also available from Old Gold Records and is know as The Earl's Court Disaster.