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Cracked Actor (Live in Los Angeles ’74) 2CD

David Bowie
Cracked Actor (Live in Los Angeles ’74) 2CD

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Originally released as a triple vinyl album for this year’s Record Store Day, Cracked Actor - Live In Los Angeles will be available as limited edition 2CD digipak, with a twelve page booklet featuring notes from the original LA Amphitheatre show programme and a contemporary piece about the LA ‘Philly Dogs’ shows from Rolling Stone's Richard Cromelin dated 10th October, 1974. Neither of these was featured in the vinyl package. 

Cracked Actor is the first official release of this ‘Philly Dogs Tour’ show from September 1974, some of which was featured in the 1975 BBC documentary ‘Cracked Actor’. All of the 16 track multi track tapes were finally reunited in one place in November of last year and mixed officially for the first time by long time Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti. The live set features newly commissioned artwork with rare photographs from the 1974 Universal Amphitheatre show by Terry O’Neill and Jamie Andrews. The album differs greatly from Bowie’s ‘David Live’ album, also from 1974, as it features a new band line up including soul legend Luther Vandross on vocals. It also features a different set list including tracks that had then just been recorded for the album ‘The Gouster’ which was finally released for the first time last year in the critically acclaimed ‘Who Can I Be Now?’ box set.



1. Introduction (Live)

2. 1984 (Live)

3. Rebel Rebel (Live)

4. Moonage Daydream (Live)

5. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise) [Live]

6. Changes (Live)

7. Suffragette City (Live)

8. Aladdin Sane (Live)

9. All The Young Dudes (Live)

10. Cracked Actor (Live)

11. Rock 'N' Roll With Me (Live)

12. Knock On Wood (Live)

13. It's Gonna Be Me (Live)

14. Space Oddity (Live)

15. Diamond Dogs (Live)

16. Big Brother (Live)

17. Time (Live)

18. The Jean Genie (Live)

19. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (Live)

20. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) [Live]