Such was the case with the release of 'Stage' by David Bowie. The album was recorded over a handful of dates on a tour that took him around the globe, and came at the end of a now legendary string of studio albums that turned any notion of there being a "Bowie formula" on its head.
Only a few short years before, Bowie, in the Ziggy Stardust persona, was the center of attention in the rock world. In between the final Ziggy show in and the release of 'Stage' in September of , there had been many changes.
The theatrical drama of 'Diamond Dogs' and the accompanying tour cast him in an ever larger spotlight, and the white soul of 'Young Americans' and 'Fame,' gave him his biggest success yet in the US.
Always the wandering spirit, Bowie took a slight left turn with 'Station To Station' in , and then sped off the road with 'Low' and ' Heroes. The touring band brought on board for the tour included some familiar Bowie associates such as guitarist Carlos Alomar, bassist George Murray and drummer Dennis Davis, and some new faces such as the then unknown Adrian Belew and Roger Powell, on loan from Utopia.
Released as a two-LP set featuring 17 tracks, the bulk of the material on 'Stage' features highlights from Bowie's more recent albums, but one entire side is devoted to songs from 'Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. Hang on to Yourself. David Bowie. Ziggy Stardust. Five Years. Soul Love. Station to Station. TVC Track Listing - Disc 2. Speed of Life. Art Decade. Sense of Doubt. Breaking Glass. What in the World.
Beauty and the Beast. Alabama Song. Hang on to Yourself David Bowie. Spotify Amazon. He said that the improvements in sound carried out by Tony Visconti and the addition of "Stay" and "the brilliant 'Be My Wife'" made the new version of Stage "essential for Dave-freaks, anyway". All tracks written by David Bowie , except where noted. Stage has been rereleased on CD four times to date, the first being in by RCA Records , then in by Rykodisc containing a bonus track , later in by EMI , and most recently in by Parlophone also on vinyl.
The running order of the and editions reflects the actual performance, removing fades between tracks, and including previously unreleased performances as bonus tracks.
The rerelease on CD catalogue number PD contains the same running order as the original LP, and comes on two discs despite the double-LP release being short enough to fit on a single CD unaltered. Some of the European-distributed CDs were manufactured in Japan, but cover and assembling were made in Europe. Most of the CDs were made in Germany. The CD reissue features a new running order, reflecting the original setlist of the concerts as performed. Two previously unreleased performances were included on the album as bonus tracks.
In , the album was included, in two versions, in the A New Career in a New Town — box set released by Parlophone. One version contained the original mix and the same list and ordering of tracks that had appeared on the original vinyl album; the other was a new version of the album, based on the edition but including two previously unreleased songs from the concerts.
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