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Earl's Court Concert 1973
Earl's Court Arena, London, UK on 12 May 1973
|Source: Audience||Sound Quality: CCC||Art Work: CCC|
|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|
|The Jean Genie|
|The Width Of A Circle|
|Let's Spend The Night Together|
|Drive In Saturday|
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.