Celebrating the music of David Bowie continues with the release of a special Record Store Day rarity live album.
A rare live David Bowie album will be released on April 18th, 2020, titled I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74). The album features unreleased tapes from shows in Nashville and Detroit that took place in 1974. The album is a follow-up to a previous release called ChangesNowBowie and according to Parlophone Records, the live album will be available in a 2LP and 2CD format. The artwork for the album is based on the design of the programs that were handed out at the venues during the tour.
In addition to the already announced Record Store Day album CHANGESNOWBOWIE, Parlophone is proud to also announce the release of previously unissued recordings of Bowie in concert in 1974, in the form of I’M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) on 2LP and 2CD: https://t.co/6dKH7p7Lre pic.twitter.com/AEPlkID36O
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“Taken from recently discovered sources in The David Bowie Archive®, I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) was recorded mostly during David’s performance at the Michigan Palace, Detroit on 20th October, 1974, with the encores taken from the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville on 30th November, 1974,” Parlophone Records explains in a statement. “The only song missing from the full set on the 20th October performance is ‘Diamond Dogs’ which was unfortunately only recorded in part.”
The 1974 Soul Tour was considered a “radical departure” from the first part of that year’s Diamond Dogs “theatrical extravaganza.” The tour’s setlist included unreleased tracks from the Young Americans sessions at Sigma Sound in Philadelphia. The Soul Tour featured a revamped band, which included musicians and vocalists from those sessions and The Mike Garson Band.
The album includes tracks like “Changes,” “Rebel, Rebel,” “Moonage Daydream,” “Can You Hear Me,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide,” and more.