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David Bowie – Stage (2005) [DVD-AUDIO ISO]

David Bowie – Stage
Artist: David Bowie | Album: Stage | Style: Rock | Year: 2005 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 48kHz/24Bit, DTS 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, LPCM 2.0 48kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 20 | Size: 6.65 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: only front | Release: Virgin Records Us / EMI / DTS Entertainment (72438-63436-9-7), 2005 | Note: Not Watermarked

The second of two inessential double live albums David Bowie released in the ’70s, 1978’s Stage is a different beast than its 1974 predecessor, David Live. That album captured Bowie in a transitional phase, sliding from glam to stylized soul, while Stage was recorded in the thick of his Berlin phase with producer/collaborator Brian Eno, and Stage is an attempt to translate that sleek, angular, arty studio-bound sound to the live arena. This means not only are Low and Heroes given live treatments, but about half of both Ziggy Stardust and Station to Station are given new arrangements here. On these older tunes, the new flair — the synthesizers and Adrian Belew’s tangled, mathematical guitar — doesn’t sound sleek, it sounds chintzy and cheap, not quite fully formed. The newer songs suffer from this, too, and that’s because the performances are too direct and the recording is too crisp and clear, removing the dark, foreboding mystery and assuredness that made Low and Heroes thrilling, compelling listens. Consequently, Stage winds up as a curiosity, and not a very interesting one at that.

01. Warszawa
02. “Heroes”
03. What in the World
04. Be My Wife
05. Blackout
06. Sense of Doubt
07. Speed of Life
08. Breaking Glass
09. Beauty and the Beast
10. Fame
11. Five Years
12. Soul Love
13. Star
14. Hang On to Yourself
15. Ziggy Stardust
16. Art Decade
17. Alabama Song
18. Station to Station
19. Stay
20. TVC15

Recorded by Tony Visconti with the RCA Mobile Unit
Produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti
Mixed by Tony Visconti
Original Live Sound Mixed by Buford Jones
5.1 and ProTools engineer – Mario J. McNulty
Sean Mayes – Piano, Vocals (Background), String Ensemble
George Murray – Bass, Vocals (Background)
Carlos Alomar – Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals (Background)
Dennis Davis – Percussion, Drums
Simon House – Violin (Electric)
Adrian Belew – Guitar, Vocals (Background)
David Bowie – Producer, Chamberlin


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