Bowie* ‎– Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74)

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Parlophone ‎– 0190295869373, Parlophone ‎– DBRSD 7476
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2 × Vinyl, LP
Vinyl, LP, Single Sided, Etched
All Media, Album, Limited Edition
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Trifold sleeve.

Sticker on shrinkwrap:
Record Store Day Exclusive

A previously officially unreleased live recording from Los Angeles on 5th September, 1974, between the Diamond Dogs tour and the Philly Dogs tour. Produced by David Bowie and mixed by Tony Visconti at Human Studios, NYC in October/November 2016. 3 LP set with etching on sixth side.

Recorded live at Los Angeles Amphitheatre, L.A. California, USA 1974, September 5, as part of the BBC coverage of Bowie's 1974 tour and then current period. Some recordings and footage from the concert were first broadcast in 1975 on the BBC TV special "Cracked Actor". In 1990 the professionally recorded tapes were first made available unofficially in a different mix than the one included on the official release. There is a myriad of releases, including some that contain the full intro (here reduced to less than two minutes), and more of the stage commentary from Bowie himself than is included on the official release. See Bowie* - Strange Fascination for the master release of the unofficial releases.

Record Store Day 2017 available in independent record shops, 3-LP set with etched vinyl. Limited edition of 17,000 copies worldwide (5000 for UK).

Artist name given simply as 'Bowie' (in the style of Diamond Dogs) on front cover, spines, labels, and etching.

D1 is preceded by an (unlisted) pre-recorded tape of 'Future Legend', from Diamond Dogs.

Mastered at Air Mastering, London

Timings not listed on sleeve or labels.

Front cover and centre panel © 1974 The David Bowie Archive
Inside panel and back cover © 1974 Terry O'Neill courtesy of Iconic Images

℗ 2017 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd.
© 2017 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC
© 2017 Parlophone Records Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company
Made in the EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, not given printed): 190295869373
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): BH65424-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): BH65424-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): BH65424-02 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): BH65424-02 D1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E, etched): BH65424-03 E1 0190295869373
  • Rights Society: GEMA / MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 30419

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0190295830687, CDDBS 7476 Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74)(2xCD, Album, Jew) Parlophone, Parlophone 0190295830687, CDDBS 7476 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
CDDBS 7476, 0190295830687 Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74)(2xCD, Album, Jew) Parlophone, Parlophone CDDBS 7476, 0190295830687 Brazil 2017 Sell This Version
none Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74)(20xFile, FLAC, Album, 24-) Parlophone none Europe 2017
WPCR-17848/9 Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74)(2xCD, Album, SHM) Parlophone WPCR-17848/9 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
RP5-559537, CDDBS 7476 Bowie* Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74)(2xCD, Album, Jew) Parlophone, Parlophone RP5-559537, CDDBS 7476 US 2017 Sell This Version

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LesClark

LesClark

July 21, 2017
Sanitised and edited down Super Golden Radio shows bootleg, most Bowie chat now missing and so is street/dork barking intro
Taproom

Taproom

May 13, 2017
CD release is due on June 16th 2017 and pre-order price is £14.04 delivered at azn. Vinyl is £43.09 delivered
ridernyc

ridernyc

May 10, 2017
HAHA flag this all you want guys.

Every day more of these show up unsold. You guys are going to have drop the price eventually.
Stardust70

Stardust70

May 7, 2017
So is this album better that cd bootleg strange fascination??? Thanks
ANGUULO

ANGUULO

May 6, 2017
170000 copies made...Why is this still going for $80-120 USD???
This is ridiculous...Already many other RSD releases are coming down.....I'm checking on this one every couple or days or so.
buzz70

buzz70

April 29, 2017

The clarity and depth of this one has me floored.
Enjoy it very much...other than the middle pocket in the Trifold (which ripped about a quarter of an inch)-Ouch!
Beautiful gloss and packaging.
djrubbersoul

djrubbersoul

April 29, 2017

Saw a copy of this today a week after RSD in Honest Jons Records in London for a reasonable £35. Deffo worth getting. If, like me, you love David Live (I never understood why that album has such a bad rap, in my view its his best live album) you'll like this.
Great pressing and packaging as well.
musicdm60

musicdm60

April 29, 2017
I love David Live..I got this last week for RSD..it's an awesome package

andrewmckim

andrewmckim

April 29, 2017
This is superb.... loving every minute! Just played Space Oddity and literally had goosebumps for the length of the entire song....
tear4eddie

tear4eddie

April 27, 2017
will wait 6 months for this to come back down to MSRP....