Bowie* ‎– I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74)

Parlophone ‎– DBRSDCD 2020, Parlophone ‎– 0190295301477
2 × CD, Limited Edition

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1-1 Introduction - Memory Of A Free Festival
Written-By – David Bowie
1-2 Rebel Rebel
Written-By – David Bowie
1-3 John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)
Written-By – David Bowie
1-4 Sorrow
Written-By – Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer
1-5 Changes
Written-By – David Bowie
1-6 1984
Written-By – David Bowie
1-7 Moonage Daydream
Written-By – David Bowie
1-8 Rock 'N' Roll With Me
Written-By – David Bowie, Warren Peace
1-9 Love Me Do / The Jean Genie
Written-By – David BowieWritten-By [Love Me Do] – John Lennon & Paul McCartney*
1-10 Young Americans
Written-By – David Bowie
2-1 Can You Hear Me
Written-By – David Bowie
2-2 It’s Gonna Be Me
Written-By – David Bowie
2-3 Somebody Up There Likes Me
Written-By – David Bowie
2-4 Suffragette City
Written-By – David Bowie
2-5 Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
Written-By – David Bowie
2-6 Panic In Detroit
Written-By – David Bowie
2-7 Knock On Wood
Written-By – Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper
2-8 Foot Stompin' / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate / Foot Stompin'
Written-By [Foot Stompin'] – Aaron CollinsWritten-By [I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate] – Armand Piron*
2-9 Diamond Dogs / It’s Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It) / Diamond Dogs
Written-By – David BowieWritten-By [It’s Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)] – Mick Jagger & Keith Richards*

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Recorded at The Michigan Palace, Detroit, 20th October 1974 (CD1, track 1 to CD2, Track 7) and The Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, 30th November, 1974 (CD2, track 7 and encores 8-9).

Record Store Day 2020 exclusive release, 29th August 2020 RSD Drop 1. CD version limited to 5000 copies.
Sold and distributed in several countries.

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© 2020 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC © 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd.
Made in the E.U.

The title is stylised on the front cover as "i'monlydancing(thesoultour74)", on the CD faces as "I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74)", and on the spine as "i'monlydancing - thesoultour74".

The barcode is printed on a sticker attached to the shrinkwrap.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text (Sticker)): 0 190295 301477
  • Barcode (Scanned (Sticker)): 0190295301477
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Label Code: LC30419
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 0190295301477-01 AK96417-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L577
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 9710
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 0190295301477-02 AK96418-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L577
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 9710

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October 7, 2020

Simply awful. You're listening to a man trying to kill himself.


September 22, 2020
Bowie's voice is pretty roached but the band is red hot! My copy is badly warped and LP 2 is unplayable. Luck of the draw and no remedy since it came from a small retailer I don't want to burden with the return...for which they are unlikely to receive any compensation.


September 14, 2020
Sounds like it WAS the side-effects of the cocaine after all.


September 10, 2020
edited 20 days ago

I'm really pleased with this
i'm glad there was no attempt to "fix" things. Its a nice raw soundboard
it doesn't rock as hard as Cracked Actor as Earl Slick is mostly lower in the mix but its full of nice touches
and its great to have an early show with Dennis Davis & Carlos Alomar. there's a great funky coda on sorrow which gives a flavour of what was to come on Station to Station. I loved all the dubby echo effects especially when listening on headphones.
I skip the Young Americans tracks - hey i know what i like!
some of my favourite moments are when Carlos is in the left channel and Slick is in the right and the 2 guitars are playing off each other- Station to Station style
I wish the official Nassau 76 release was done like this, instead of the pro tooled mess we got.
when this release was announced the thing that excited me most was hearing a late 74 Panic In Detroit and it was worth the wait. its a lot like the Vancouver 76 rehearsal version but with sax playing the lead.
regarding the Sax Bowie stated in the liner notes to some compilation that he enjoyed Sanborn's Echoplex experiments, saying something like "i hoped he'd continue in this style, but he made a lot of money instead".

hopefully future Bowie fans will start their exploration of 1974 with this or Cracked actor and not be turned off by David Live like i was.

well i think this is going to be my album of 2020, i'll be very surprised if anything energises me like the live version of Diamond Dogs-It's only Rock 'n'Roll has done.
it sounds from the recording that the Nashville show was even more "on fire" than the Detroit show, it was a good choice to complete the release

edit: after much listening I retract the comment about it not rocking as hard as cracked actor, Diamond Dogs for instance rocks like beast!


September 8, 2020
Reading all the comments, first I was afraid, I was petrified. But, listening to it, I must confess that the sound is not so terrible at all. It's quite even good for a 74 live, and does not look like some muddy bootleg I was beginning to think about.


September 3, 2020

Bowie's voice sounds rough and hoarse. The recording quality is somewhat disappointing with today's technical possibilities. Light rustling in the background.


September 1, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
Loving the sax! In fact I am trying to find a way to mute the rest of the group and Bowie.


September 1, 2020
Is there a way to mute the abhorrent sax? Good lord, it's abysmal.


August 31, 2020
I would have thought Parlophone could have cleaned it up a bit, the audience can't be heard on 99% of it, which spoils a live LP.


August 30, 2020

It is not out of preference, but I love how messy this album sounds. This tour was meant as a break from a larger one, so there is less fuss involved. It's also of when Bowie and his band were probably dying to try out a new sound, so it isn't necessarily refined. The eagerness revamps the older songs in the setlist with so much energy as well! Perhaps these unique arrangements deserved
a cleaner (or actual) mix, but the album is a welcome surprise. Every Bowie fan must listen to it!