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David Bowie recently released David Bowie: Live Santa Monica ’72 in Limited Edition CD and numbered 180-gram double vinyl LP packages. The release is also available digitally.  The physical copies are sold out - and already a collector's item.  If you want a physical copy - I might be able to help! I'll give away a copy of the CD. Just keep reading.

Previously unreleased, the October 20, 1972 concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium was Bowie’s first live U.S. radio appearance, broadcasted by the now-defunct Los Angeles station KMET (“The Mighty Met,” 94.7 FM ). The CD and double vinyl packages include photos taken at the show and a reprint of Robert Hilburn’s original Los Angeles Times concert review.

In 1972, David Bowie set out on his first U.S. tour. He'd recently introduced the world to his Ziggy Stardust persona with his album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and he had completed a hugely successful U.K. tour. Accompanying Bowie on tour were The Spiders From Mars: Mick Ronson – guitar, vocals; Trevor Bolder – bass; Mick "Woody" Woodmansey – drums; and Mike Garson – piano.

David Bowie is also particularly fond of the concert recording, saying, “I can tell that I’m totally into being Ziggy by this stage of our touring. It’s no longer an act; I am him. This would be around the tenth American show for us and you can hear that we are all pretty high on ourselves. We trainwreck a couple of things, I miss some words and sometimes you wouldn’t know that pianist Mike Garson was onstage with us, but overall I really treasure this bootleg. Mick Ronson is at his blistering best.”

David Bowie: Live Santa Monica ’72 

1. Introduction

10. My Death

2. Hang On To Yourself

11. The Width Of A Circle

3. Ziggy Stardust

12. Queen Bitch

4. Changes

13. Moonage Daydream

5. The Supermen

14. John, I'm Only Dancing

6. Life On Mars?

15. Waiting For The Man

7. Five Years

16. The Jean Genie

8. Space Oddity

17. Suffragette City

9. Andy Warhol

18. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

So, by now you're wondering just how you can get a copy of this rare disc. I want you to know this is so rare that I don't have the actual release - just a media sample. If you like 70s Glam, then you already know you need this release. ***If you want David Bowie: Live Santa Monica ’72, simply send an email to saying how Bowie influenced popular 80s Glam bands like Motley Crue and Poison. Please, keep your submissions to 75 words or less. You have until Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 11:59 pm EST to enter. The winner will be notified by email. If you don't receive an email by noon on August 11, 2008 you didn't win. Good luck!

Reader Comments (2)

I had the pleasure of seeing Bowie in 1984(i think) on the Serious Moonlight tour. Wow what an amazing show i believe i was 16 or 17, left a lasting impression for all these years. I still have the tour book.
August 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMonte
I have an original bootleg double vinyl of Bowies October 20 1972 concert at Santa Monica auditorium. It has a trade mark quality stamp and number TMQ72011. I would like to know more about the LP and if it is a collectors item and how much it could be worth.

Many thanks
January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephen Hill

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