Date : 16/06/1974
Lieu : O’Keefe Auditorium, Toronto, ON, Canada.
– CD 1 et 2 : 1er concert (matin)+

– CD 3 et 4 : 2ème concert (soirée)

Label :
Support : 4 cd
Durée : 177:02 mn
Source : Audience
Qualité sonore :
– CD 1 et 2 : 5/10
– CD 3 et 4 : 6/10

Liste des titres :

CD 1 – 40:33

01. 1984
02. Moonage Daydream
03. Sweet Thing
04. Changes
05. Suffragette City
06. Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)
07. All The Young Dudes
08. Cracked Actor
09. Rock ‘N’ Roll With Me
10. Watch That Man

CD 2 – 38:39

01. Space Oddity
02. Future Legend
03. Diamond Dogs
04. Panic In Detroit
05. Big Brother
06. Time
07. The Width Of A Circle
08. The Jean Genie

CD 3 – 43:30

01. Intro
02. 1984
03. Rebel Rebel
04. Moonage Daydream
05. Sweet Thing
06. Changes
07. Suffragette City
08. Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)
09. All The Young Dudes
10. Cracked Actor
11. Rock ‘N’ Roll With Me

CD 4 – 38:39

01. Watch That Man
02. Drive In Saturday
03. Space Oddity
04. Future Legend
05. Diamond Dogs
06. Panic In Detroit
07. Big Brother
08. Time
09. The Width Of A Circle
10. The Jean Genie

Commentaire :  Premiers enregistrements de la tournée 1974 (c’est le troisième concert de la tournée) et première déception. Le coffret est alléchant : deux concerts complets, une set list à tomber par terre et au final : un son pourri et des choix artistiques éranges. Bowie, camé jusqu’à l’os, à la limite de l’overdose à chaque concert, maigre comme un clou (il pesait alors environ 35 kilos!) revisite son répertoire à la sauce funk soul. A mon humble avis, la tournée 1976 est bien meilleure et, pour se faire une meilleure idée des concerts de cette année 1974, il y a deux possibilités : se procurer le Live officiel (titre : David Live) ou bien écouter l’unique bon bootleg que je connaisse : « Wealth and Authority ».

Commentaire supplémentaire sur cette tournée particulière (trouvé sur http://www.davidbowieworld.nl/mijn-bootlegs-2-2/tour-recordings/1974-the-diamond-dogs-tour/attachment/folder-66/) :

« The third concert of this tour. All those of the audience who were dressed as Ziggy felt fooled. “Where is Ziggy? We want Ziggy!” they shouted. They were disappointed and would not make acquaintance with Halloween Jack. The other part of the audience,those who had come to see Bowie,and not Ziggy in particular,thought Halloween Jack smashing. It is mainly these keen ,people that one hears on the tape.
Much yelling during Sweet Thing when Bowie appears in a trenchcoat high above the stage on a movable catwalk. For Suffragette City Bowie had invented some dance-steps performed sitting on chairs,by himself and the two backup singers,Gui Andrisano and Warren Peace. For Aladdin Sane there was mime with a Japanese mask with the Aladdin Sane lightning bolt on it. For Cracked Actor Bowie wears a red cape and goggles. Sitting on a stool he sings to a skull while the two ‘dogs’ are taking shots of him and are powdering his face as if he were a filmstar. Drive in Saturday is done in an acoustic version with only Bowie playing the guitar and David Sanborn the saxo­phone. During Space Oddity he sits in a chair and is raised over the heads of the audience by the lever of a kind of lift truck. Singing through a red telephone micro “For here am I sitting in a tin can”,Bowie is sitting in his chair while the audience are looking up in amasement. After Space Oddity a tape is played with Future Legend,which develops in Diamond Dogs. Gui Andrisano and Warren Peace tie Bowie up with ropes and the same ropes are used to form a boxing ring for Panic in Detroit. At the beginning and the end of the song a tape is run which con­tains hysterical,panicky screaming. Bowie puts on boxing Gloves ,steps into the ring and fights his way trough the panic. For Time a large box covered with mirrors ,a a glass asylum. The box sprang open and a huge black hand covered with diamond glitter appeared. The hand moved down and there was Bowie, singing, sitting in the palm of the hand. In Width of a Circle Bowie performs his well-known act from the Ziggy days.
This is what the Diamond Dogs show looked like; a terrific show which left all the spectators – excepting the disappoin­ted Ziggy Lookalikes – full of amasement and admiration. »

Disponible ici (en mp3) :

early show : http://worldofbowiebootlegs.blogspot.fr/2015/10/re-up-david-bowie-live-in-toronto-1974.html
late show : http://worldofbowiebootlegs.blogspot.fr/2015/10/re-up-david-bowie-live-in-toronto-1974_21.html

Pochette :

1974-06-16-Toronto_16_ jun_74-livret2

1974-06-16-Toronto_16_ jun_74-back2

1974-06-16-Toronto_16_ jun_74-livret3

1974-06-16-Toronto_16_ jun_74-back1

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