Live Santa Monica '72

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Live Santa Monica '72
Santa Monica - David Bowie.jpg
Live album by
Released30 June 2008 (2008-06-30)
Recorded20 October 1972 (1972-10-20)
VenueSanta Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
GenreGlam rock
Length74:21
LabelEMI
David Bowie chronology
David Bowie
(2007)
Live Santa Monica '72
(2008)
iSelect
(2008)
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LiveAndWell.com
(1999)
Live Santa Monica '72
(2008)
VH1 Storytellers
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
NME8/10[2]
Pitchfork Media7.7/10[3]
Rolling Stone[4]

Live Santa Monica '72 is a live album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie. It was released on 30 June 2008 (2008-06-30) in the United Kingdom and 22 July 2008 (2008-07-22) in the United States. It is the official release of KMET FM's radio broadcast, then bootleg album and – later – semi-legal release Santa Monica '72, recorded at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium during the Ziggy Stardust Tour.

By November 2008 the album had sold 10,000 copies in US.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Bowie except where noted.[6][7]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Introduction" 0:13
2."Hang On to Yourself" 2:46
3."Ziggy Stardust" 3:23
4."Changes" 3:27
5."The Supermen" 2:55
6."Life on Mars?" 3:28
7."Five Years" 4:32
8."Space Oddity" 5:05
9."Andy Warhol" 3:50
10."My Death"Jacques Brel, Eric Blau, Mort Shuman5:51
11."The Width of a Circle" 10:44
12."Queen Bitch" 3:00
13."Moonage Daydream" 4:53
14."John, I'm Only Dancing" 3:16
15."Waiting for the Man"Lou Reed5:45
16."The Jean Genie" 4:00
17."Suffragette City" 4:12
18."Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" 3:01

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Mike Moran – recording engineer
  • Grover Hesley – mixing engineer
  • B. Mitchel Reed – KMET announcer
  • Bob Griffin – KMET engineer
  • Bill Fure – KMET engineer
  • Bill Calucci – KMET studio tape editor
  • Richard Kimball – KMET producer
  • Ted Jensen – mastering engineer

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[8] 81
French Albums (SNEP)[9] 118
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[10] 37
Italian Albums (FIMI)[11] 98
Scottish Albums (OCC)[12] 66
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 40
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 61

References[edit]

  1. ^ Live Santa Monica '72 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Thornton, Anthony (1 July 2008). "David Bowie – 'Live: Santa Monica '72' review". NME. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  3. ^ "David Bowie: Five Years 1969–1973 Album Review – Pitchfork". Archived from the original on 6 February 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Rolling Stone Music | Album Reviews". Rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  5. ^ admin (21 November 2008). "Ask Billboard: Girls Aloud, David Bowie, Brits". Billboard. Archived from the original on 12 May 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Live in Santa Monica '72". allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 5 July 2008.
  7. ^ David Bowie. Live Santa Monica '72 (EMI, 2008).
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – David Bowie – Live Santa Monica '72" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – David Bowie – Live Santa Monica '72". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 2016. 5. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – David Bowie – Live Santa Monica '72". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – David Bowie – Live Santa Monica '72". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 November 2021.

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