David Bowie's 1974 Soul Tour Released On Vinyl For Record Store Day 2020

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David Bowie's 1974 Soul Tour Released On Vinyl For Record Store Day 2020

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David Bowie, 1974 (Photo by Ron Pownall/Corbis/Getty Images)

In addition to the previously announced Record Store Day 2020 release of CHANGESNOWBOWIE,  the unearthing of never before heard recordings of David Bowie in concert circa 1974 in the form of I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) will be released on 2LP and 2CD.

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.  

The Soul Tour was a radical mid-tour departure from Bowie’s 1974 Diamond Dogs theatrical extravaganza. During a three week break in late 1974, the Diamond Dogs Tour’s elaborate Hunger City stage set was drastically stripped back, and the tour’s setlist overhauled to include as-yet-unreleased tracks from the Young Americans sessions. The Soul Tour also featured a revamped band, augmented to include musicians and vocalists from those sessions, and rechristened The Mike Garson Band. 

The artwork for both the 2LP and 2CD releases is based on the original design for the programs available at venues for dates on The Soul Tour.  The Soul Tour has taken on a mythical status among Bowie fans, as the tour only visited 17 cities in the East and South of US. This is the first time that any audio from this incarnation of the tour has ever been officially released.

Get it ONLY in independent bricks and mortar record stores on Record Store Day, April 18th.

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