Album of unreleased 1974 David Bowie live performances to be released on Record Store Day

Parlophone Records
Parlophone Records

Last month, it was announced that an album of rare 1996 David Bowie recordings titled ChangesNowBowie will be released as part of the 2020 Record Store Day campaign on April 18, and now comes word that a second limited-edition archival collection also will be issued that day.

I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour ’74), which will be available as a two-LP set and a two-CD package, features recently unearthed performances from a pair of Bowie concerts from the fall of 1974. Most of the album is made up of songs from an October 20 concert at the Michigan Palace in Detroit, while the final three tracks come from a November 20 show at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.

The Soul Tour found Bowie continuing to promote his latest album, 1974’s Diamond Dogs, while also showcasing songs from his then-forthcoming 1975 record, the Philadelphia soul-inspired Young Americans. David was accompanied by an expanded group of touring musicians dubbed The Mike Garson Band, led by keyboardist Mike Garson and also featuring guitarists Earl Slick and Carlos Alomar, sax player David Sanborn and six backing singers — among them Luther Vandross and Ava Cherry.

Among the songs featured on I’m Only Dancing are “Rebel Rebel,” “Changes,” “Moonage Daydream,” “Young Americans, “Suffragette City,” a cover of Eddie Floyd‘s “Knock on Wood” and a medley combining “Diamond Dogs” and The Rolling Stones‘ “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It).”

As previously reported, the ChangesNowBowie album is a nine-song collection of previously unreleased tracks Bowie recorded in November ’96 prior to rehearsals for his 50th birthday concert, which was held at Madison Square Garden in January 1997. It will be released as a limited-edition CD and vinyl LP on April 18.

Here is ChangesNowBowie’s just-announced track list:

“The Man Who Sold the World””Aladdin Sane””White Light/White Heat””Shopping for Girls””Lady Stardust””The Supermen””Repetition””Andy Warhol””Quicksand”

And here’s the track list of the two-CD version of I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour ’74):

CD 1“Introduction – Memory of a Free Festival””Rebel Rebel””John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)””Sorrow””Changes” “1984””Moonage Daydream””Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me” “Love Me Do”/”The Jean Genie” “Young Americans”

CD 2 “Can You Hear Me””It’s Gonna Be Me””Somebody Up There Likes Me” “Suffragette City””Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide””Panic in Detroit””Knock on Wood”*”Foot Stompin'”/”I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate”/”Foot Stompin'”*”Diamond Dogs”/”It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)”/”Diamond Dogs”*

* = Recorded at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville on November 20, 1974; all other tracks recorded at the Michigan Palace in Detroit on October 20, 1974.

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