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Welcome To The Blackout (Live London '78)

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After completing Low and Heroes, the first two albums of his Berlin trilogy, David Bowie spent most of 1978 touring the world. During this huge tour, baptised as Isolar II, he sang in front of a million people across 70 concerts in 12 countries! The star was free from his addiction problems which up until then had seen him go on stage only after having ingested astronomical quantities of cocaine… Recorded in April and May 1978 and released in September the same year, the live Stage album showed a Bowie in full transition, struggling with his glam beginnings, his soul music future and his present new wave. First published for the occasion of the Record Store Days in April 2018, Welcome To The Blackout (Live London'78) also captures this period. Recorded at Earls Court in London on June 30th and July 1st 1979 by Tony Visconti, this is a previously unreleased double live album offering more energetic versions than those on stage. The fascinating tracks from Low and Heroes lose some of their eccentricity on stage. And the “old hits” like Rebel Rebel and Ziggy Stardust gain in luxury what they lose in violence, even if on Suffragette City the singer does seem totally possessed. Finally, the lead guitarist Adrian Belew and rhythmic guitarist Carlos Alomar knit together stunning interventions to accompany the Thin White Duke. An unmissable document for Bowie fans. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
Warszawa (Live)
00:06:27

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Brian Eno, Writer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Mixer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - David Richards, Mixer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

2
Heroes (Live)
00:07:33

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Brian Eno, Writer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

3
What In The World (Live)
00:04:01

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Mixer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - David Richards, Mixer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

4
Be My Wife (Live)
00:02:45

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

5
The Jean Genie (Live)
00:06:34

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Backing Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Mixer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - David Richards, Mixer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Backing Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

6
Blackout (Live)
00:03:42

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

7
Sense Of Doubt (Live)
00:03:25

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

8
Speed Of Life (Live)
00:02:37

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

9
Sound And Vision (Live)
00:03:10

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - John Prestage, MixingEngineer - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

10
Breaking Glass (Live)
00:03:31

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Writer, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion, Writer - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

11
Fame (Live)
00:03:52

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Writer, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - John Lennon, Writer - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

12
Beauty And The Beast (Live)
00:04:58

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

DISC 2

1
Five Years (Live)
00:06:08

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

2
Soul Love (Live)
00:02:51

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

3
Star (Live)
00:02:30

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

4
Hang On To Yourself (Live)
00:02:39

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

5
Ziggy Stardust (Live)
00:03:24

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, Masterer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Mixer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - David Richards, Mixer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

6
Suffragette City (Live)
00:03:50

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Mixer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - David Richards, Mixer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

7
Art Decade (Live)
00:03:08

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

8
Alabama Song (Live)
00:03:58

Kurt Weill, Writer - Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Bertolt Brecht, Writer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

9
Station To Station (Live)
00:11:08

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

10
TVC 15 (Live)
00:04:17

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Backing Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, Masterer - Adrian Belew, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Backing Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

11
Stay (Live)
00:06:58

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

12
Rebel Rebel (Live)
00:03:51

Roger Powell, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer - Carlos Alomar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals - George Murray, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Dennis Davis, Drums, Percussion - Ray Staff, MasteringEngineer - Adrian Belew, Lead Guitar, Background Vocals - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, MixingEngineer - David Richards, MixingEngineer - Jeremy Allom, RecordingEngineer - Simon House, Electric Violin - Sean Mayes, Piano, Background Vocals, Ensemble - Ken Capper, RecordingEngineer

© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ℗ 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

Album Description

After completing Low and Heroes, the first two albums of his Berlin trilogy, David Bowie spent most of 1978 touring the world. During this huge tour, baptised as Isolar II, he sang in front of a million people across 70 concerts in 12 countries! The star was free from his addiction problems which up until then had seen him go on stage only after having ingested astronomical quantities of cocaine… Recorded in April and May 1978 and released in September the same year, the live Stage album showed a Bowie in full transition, struggling with his glam beginnings, his soul music future and his present new wave. First published for the occasion of the Record Store Days in April 2018, Welcome To The Blackout (Live London'78) also captures this period. Recorded at Earls Court in London on June 30th and July 1st 1979 by Tony Visconti, this is a previously unreleased double live album offering more energetic versions than those on stage. The fascinating tracks from Low and Heroes lose some of their eccentricity on stage. And the “old hits” like Rebel Rebel and Ziggy Stardust gain in luxury what they lose in violence, even if on Suffragette City the singer does seem totally possessed. Finally, the lead guitarist Adrian Belew and rhythmic guitarist Carlos Alomar knit together stunning interventions to accompany the Thin White Duke. An unmissable document for Bowie fans. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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