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+1 to all the mentions of Nassau. It rocks so hard. I’d say my favorites are
1. Nassau ‘76
2. A Reality Tour ‘03
3. Glastonbury 2000
4. Stage (2017 mix)
Stage us a bit weird because the songs available elsewhere are generally better elsewhere. But it has some kickass versions of What In The World/Beauty And The Beast/Breaking Glass/etc.
… and there is a killer bootleg from the 1983 tour from Montreal.The official release Serious Moonlight from Toronto misses 8 songs!Quote
David Live is a killer. The songs, the arrangements, the band, Earl Slick on guitar and David Sanborn on saxophone.
The 2009 Version of STAGE is also excellent.A real killer rhythm section (especially George Murray on bass).
A Reality Tour is very good, but for me 2 hours and 40 minutes is a bit too long. Also because there are a few fillers and the sound is a bit too compressed/brickwalled.
If you're feeling perverse there's a live stream of Tin Machine Live at La Cigalle in France available. Underrated band, and underrated era too.
Thank you all for your great recommendations. I spent a lot of today hearing samples of your album recommendations and I have to say that the Nassau show from 76 is my top pick so far. It rocks! (David Live is coming in at a close 2nd!)
Among official releases the below titles stand out :
- A reality tour (2003) for a complete collection of his best songs live
- Glastonbury 2000 - outstanding performance
- Live at Nassau Coliseum (1976) - A personnal favorite of mine. The Station to station tour. It really rocks.
- Welcome to the black out and Stage (1978) for the Low and Heroes tour
- David live and Cracked actor (1974) - Haunted but good performances of the Diamond dogs tour
- Live at Santa Monica and Ziggy Stardust soundtrack for the Ziggy's years.
I saw him five times (1983, 1987, 1990, 2002 and 2003), six times if I include Tin Machine at the Olympia in Paris.
Great memories, particularly in 1983 and 2002/2003.