This album is not the only Bowie announcement of 2020 as Is It Any Wonder? has been released song by song over the past five weeks and ChangesNowBowie is also slated for a Record Store Day release…
Parlophone Records have proudly announced that the never before heard recordings of David Bowie in concert circa 1974 is coming to vinyl for Record Store Day (April 18) in the form of I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74). The new tracks were unearthed from recently discovered sources in The David Bowie Archive.
I’m Only Dancing was recorded mostly during Bowie’s performance at the Michigan Palace in Detroit on 20 October 1974; only a soul track was missing from the full set – Diamond Dogs. To make up for the missing song—it was only part recorded in Detroit—it was decided to include the encores from the 30 November performance at the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville. The album sounds like a fuller and more complete picture of The Soul Tour with this inclusion, allowing access to tracks like Knock On Wood and the Foot Stompin’ / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate medley.
The Soul Tour has taken on a mythical status among Bowie fans, as the tour only visited 17 cities in the East and South of the US. This is the first time that any audio from this leg of the tour has ever been officially been released.
I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) will be available 18 April. For a full tracklisting, click here.