David Bowie: Fresh from Divorce, The Scary Monsters Cronicles. (The Godfatherecords :: G.R. 580 )
Recorded at Various Venues, Various Dates - 1979-1983.
Studio & Soundboard Recording :: Silver CD :: CBR 320 kbps & FLAC.
01. Scary Monsters & Super Creeps (alternate Take)
02. It's No Game (alternate Take)
03. Tired Of My Life (demo For "it's No Game")
04. Cameras In Brooklyn (early Version Of "up The Hill Backwards")
05. It Happens Everyday (early Version Of "teenage Wildlife")
06. Laser (early Version Of "scream Like A Baby")
07. Ashes To Ashes (unreleased Disco Remix)
08. Kingdom Come (alternate Take)
09. I Am A Laser (recorded With The Astronettes - Different Lyrics)
10. Because You're Young (alternate Take)
11. Is There Life After Marriage? (unreleased)
12. Panic In Detroit (re-recorded)
13. Crystal Japan (re-recorded)
14. Alabama Song (re-recorded)
15. Ashes To Ashes ("tonight" T.v. Show, Usa, 5 September 1980)
16. Life On Mars ("tonight" T.v. Show, Usa, 5 September 1980)
17. The Man Who Sold The World ("saturday Night Live", T.v. Show, Usa, 15 December, 1979)
18. Boys Keep Swinging ("saturday Night Live", T.v. Show, Usa, 15 December, 1979)
19. Tvc15 ("saturday Night Live", T.v. Show, Usa, 15 December, 1979)
Total Time: 01:19:35 hour/s.
Notes: David Bowie’s divorce from his wife Angela became final on February 8th 1980 and the following week he was in New York starting work on Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps),the first album after the “Berlin Triology.” Working with producer Tony Visconti and the Alomar/Davis/Murry backing band, they laid down instrumental tracks for the songs that would appear on the album for two and a half weeks. Only “It’s No Game (No. 2)” would be completed. Two months later they would reconvene at Good Earth Studios in London to complete the album. Mixing would be finished by April and the album would be released on September 12th. The album would reach #1 in the UK and climb as high as #12 in the US. It received rave reviews when first released and has since been used as a benchmark.
The liner notes point out : “The album was very well received, peaking at No. 1 in the United Kingdom with U.K. music magazine Melody Maker called it ‘an eerily impressive stride into the ’80s’ and Billboard reported that it ’should be the most accessible and commercially successful Bowie LP in years.’ Another magazine, Record Mirror, going so far as to laud it with seven stars out of five!”.
Fresh From Divorce collects together relevant documents surrounding the creation of the album including alternate versions and demos. And since this was during Bowie’s longest hiatus from live performance (after the Stage tour in 1978 he wouldn’t tour again until 1983), included are two television appearances which are rare live outings from this period.<-(Info taken from original nfo file).