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Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture
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From the Back Cover
1. Pass the Wine
2. Plundered My Soul
3. I'm not Signifying
4. Following the River
5. Dancing in the Light
6. So Divine
7. Loving Cup
8. Soul Survivor
9. Good Time Women 10. Title 5
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1) Hang on to yourself
2) Ziggy Stardust
3) Watch that man
4) Medley: Wild eyed boy from Freecloud/All the young dudes/Oh you pretty things
5) Moonage Daydream
7) Space Oddity
8) My death
9) Crack'd Actor
11) Width of a circle
12) Let's spend the night together
13) Suffragette City
14) White light/white heat
15) Rock & Roll Suicide
Leonard Maltin dismisses this film as "practically unwatchable and unlistenable" which would only be true for people who either dislike Bowie or the style of music. Yes, the music is sometimes loud, the focus is blurry here & there, and the strobe lights go crazy, but this is a David Bowie rock concert from the 1970s, isnt that appropriate? Anyone who is interested in either David Bowie or the glam rock era of the 1970s will find this film essential. For one, it is the only film document of David Bowie's Ziggy/glam phase and for another it is the "last concert" with "the Spiders" including Mick Ronson, who was a part of Bowie's band since the 1969 album "Space Oddity" up until '73's "Pin Ups". Bowie would, by 1974, have a new back up band, as well as a new look. This film deserves preservation on DVD as the historical document that it is.
*Look quickly for Ringo Starr talking with Bowie backstage
I was compelled to write after seeing complaints on red lights and guitar solos, which ALMOST convinced me not to get this great documentary on the ONLY time you will see David Bowie as his most famous alter ego, Ziggy Stardust.
Folks, as a casual listener..and lover of old school Bowie music, I have to say this concert is definitely something to see and not a disappointment.
From the backstage conversations to the insatiable energy Mr. Bowie gave off onstage. David Bowie gives you your money's worth..
It bothers me though, the mentioning of Mick Ronson's long solo performances [Note:truly a gifted guitar player..and inspired me to want to play guitar]. To explain, the REASON for such solos is to give Bowie a chance to CHANGE costumes in-between, a practice that Pop and R&B singers do to THIS day, besides if it DOES bother you, there is a 'Fast Forward' button.
Also, the red lighting used gives Bowie's Ziggy Stardust look a TRUE alien feel. It works perfectly, plus you can still see the man's face, besides they have other lighting too...if anyone is curious. Plus you have to remember it was the seventies, not the 2000's...
..and the strobe lighting isn't really noticed at all, if you're focused on the performance and it's only used 3 times[?].
Finally, as for the focus on the fans, I don't know of any video director who has NOT shown fans in the audience, but it doesn't really take away from the performances, besides this concert DVD is about David Bowie, not the audience.
Above all, if you like vintage classics or better yet watched classic concert videos on VH1 classics channel. Then you will have an inkling on what to expect.Read more ›
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Even the image is not so sharp, worth it.
Bowie fan, waiting fot blu ray edition and spanish subtitles
The Moonage Daydream solo alone is worth the price. For Ziggy fans, this is a heaven.Published 2 months ago by R Devlin
From my 1967-75 film blog (By all means follow me!)
http://ianchampion-ianvoicing.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/ziggy-stardust-and-spiders-from-mars. Read more
Every song is great. Can listen to this album over and over.
(I'm reviewing the vinyl and noting that fact because there are others who apparently reviewed a DVD movie instead. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cecil Fleece
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Live Panic In Detroit~ David Live 1974. An excellent live LP from start to finish.
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Jeff Beck won't authorise it.
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