Review: David Live

Billboard

12th October 1974

This is the long-awaited two-record live set by one of the most influential performers to rock music in recent years. While many live albums fail to capture the true performer, this one presents Bowie in his true form. He covers his entire musical career in the course of this performance. Bowie is capable of bringing the audience up to a musical peak and then crashing them back to earth and then back again in an endless array of flash with class. While some artists fail in live settings, Bowie is the victor with thumbs up. Hopefully one of the live tunes can be picked up on AM radio, because Bowie is long past due for commercial exposure. Best cuts: “1934,” “Changes,” “Aladdin Sane,” “All The Young Dudes,” “Diamond Dogs,” “Jean Genie.” Dealers: Display this in a visible spot because his last name doesn’t appear anywhere on the cover.

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