David Bowie - Preludes Of Greatness  [Boot]
Here we have a bit of a rare bootleg. Yes I know - More Bowie. Well if you don't like it..why?
He is, after all one of the greatest contributors to the world of popular music that ever there was so it's about time you did like it.
The thing about this bootleg is that I can't find a damn thing about it online!
Apart from at the site I downloaded the torrent from. Which gives some basic information like...
It was recorded in 1969 and was recorded at Clairville Grove, Chelsea. UK I presume. That however, is it. Nothing else to tell you.
So what does it sound like..?
Well the quality is a bit amatuer but it adds to that feeling that you are listening in to something wonderful. Something from the past. You can't miss this one.
He introduces the first track 'Space Oddity' by saying this is a bad tape recorder and microphone but we're going to play some songs we are doing at the moment, some say they are single material but we'll let you decide'. We all know what Space Odditiy became soon afterwards..
It's a nice touch that he introduces each track, giving you a short summary of how the song came about or what it's about.
It's a nice collection and starting from that first track you are kind of hypnotised by the fact that the playing is so tight but also there's that feeling I mentioned, that you are getting to hear the great Bowie, before he was great. He plays acoustic guitar and his voice sounds excellent though pretty different to that familiar mature tone he has today.
I won't tell you why you should download it. I would have though it pretty obvious.
The files were originally FLAC files but as we are an MP3 site, I encoded at a rate of 192-320Kbps Variable Bitrate. The sound is pretty much as it was before re-encoding.
Remember, this came from an old cassette and has already undergone some speed correction but there are moments when you can hear the speed is fluctuating but hey, this a fucking piece of history here so it's no competition for exact-ness.
Enjoy it. Listen out for the BEST version of JANINE I have heard yet!
The neighbours around here are doing my fucking head in. I sense a rant coming on soon... thick bastards. Wy don't they move? Mind you, whoever took their place would be just as bad I bet. Noisy illiterate twats that are only qualified to shit, eat and watch TV(usually all done from the comfort of their sofa) and even then they are underqualified.