DAVID BOWIE - Stage - Alternative Rock Live 2LP Vinyl Album

"Stage" is the 1978 double lp live album by the Englis Musician "David Bowie". David Bowie's Stage is a landmark album in his career, representing a transition to a new musical and visual style. The album's live performances capture the energy and intensity of his music, while showcasing his ability to adapt to changing musical trends. Stage remains a testament to Bowie's talent and influence, and it continues to inspire musicians and fans alike.


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Album Description: 

David Bowie was one of the most iconic musicians of the 20th century. His innovative approach to music and performance had a profound impact on popular culture. In 1978, Bowie released his live album Stage, which captured some of his most memorable performances from his "Isolar II" tour.

Stage was Bowie's second live album, following 1974's David Live. However, while David Live was largely a collection of reworked versions of his earlier songs, Stage was a showcase for Bowie's new material from his "Berlin Trilogy" of albums, Low, Heroes, and Lodger. These albums marked a departure from Bowie's previous glam rock sound, incorporating elements of experimental electronic music and ambient sounds.

On Stage, these songs are given a new energy and intensity in their live performances. The album opens with the instrumental "Warszawa," which sets the mood for the rest of the album with its haunting synthesizer melodies and atmospheric sounds. The album then moves into a blistering version of "Heroes," one of Bowie's most iconic songs. The live rendition features a frenzied guitar solo from Adrian Belew, which adds a new dimension to the song's emotional intensity.

Other highlights from the album include "Breaking Glass," which features a driving bassline and Bowie's soaring vocals, and "Station to Station," which includes an extended jam session between Bowie and his band.

Stage was released during a period of transition in Bowie's career. He had just completed his "Thin White Duke" persona, which had been controversial due to its perceived associations with fascism. The "Isolar II" tour represented a new direction for Bowie, both musically and visually. He had adopted a more minimalist style, with understated stage costumes and subdued lighting.

The album also reflected Bowie's interest in electronic music and experimental sounds, which were becoming increasingly popular at the time. The success of albums like Low and Heroes helped to establish Bowie as a pioneer in this genre, and Stage showcased his ability to translate these sounds into a live setting.

The album's release also coincided with a period of political and social change in the UK. The late 1970s saw the rise of punk rock and a growing sense of disillusionment with the establishment. Bowie's music and style were seen as a departure from the excesses of the previous decade, and he became a symbol of the new wave of British music.

Stage was a critical and commercial success, reaching number 5 on the UK charts and number 44 on the US charts. The album helped to cement Bowie's reputation as a live performer, and it showcased his ability to adapt to changing musical trends. It also marked a transition in his career, as he moved away from the theatrics and excess of his earlier work and embraced a more mature and experimental sound.


Music Genre:

  70s Alternative Rock Pop 

Collector's info:

  Gatefold (FOC) cover design.

Album Production Information:

  Produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti

Record Label Information:

  RCA Victor PL 02913

Media Format:

  12" Full-Length Double Vinyl LP 
Album weight: 410 gram  

Year & Country:

  1978 Made in Germany  
Band Members and Musicians on: David Bowie Stage Live 2LP
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • David Bowie vocals, keyboards
  • Carlos Alomar guitar, backing vocals
  • George Murray bass, backing vocals
  • Dennis Davis drums, percussion
  • Adrian Belew guitar, backing vocals
  • Simon House violin
  • Sean Mayes piano, strings, backing vocals
  • Roger Powell synthesizer, keyboards, backing vocals
Track Listing of: David Bowie Stage Live 2LP

The Song/tracks on "David Bowie Stage Live 2LP" are

  • Hang on to Yourself 3:26
  • Ziggy Stardust 3:32
  • Five Years 3:58
  • Soul Love 2:55
  • Star 2:31
  • Station to Station 8:55
  • Fame (Bowie, Carlos Alomar, John Lennon) 4:06
  • TVC 15 4:37
  • Warszawa (Bowie, Brian Eno) 6:50
  • Speed of Life 2:44
  • Art Decade 3:10
  • Sense of Doubt 3:13
  • Breaking Glass (Bowie, Dennis Davis, George Murray) 3:28
  • Heroes (Bowie, Eno) 6:19
  • What in the World 4:24
  • Blackout 4:01
  • Beauty and the Beast 5:08

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Orange Colour RCA VICTOR PL 02913-1 Record Label Details: GEMA , Made in Germany ℗ 1978 Sound Copyright

DAVID BOWIE - Vinyl Discography and Biography

David Bowie Biography

  David Bowie, born David Robert Jones, was a British singer, songwriter, and actor who is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. With a career that spanned over five decades, Bowie continuously reinvented himself, pushing the boundaries of musical genres and styles.

  Bowie was born in 1947, in Brixton, London, England. As a child, he showed an interest in music and began playing the saxophone at a young age. He later learned to play the guitar, piano, and other instruments, and began performing in bands as a teenager.

  In 1969, Bowie released his first hit single, "Space Oddity," which tells the story of an astronaut named Major Tom who becomes lost in space. The song became an instant classic and launched Bowie's career as a solo artist. Over the next few years, Bowie released a series of albums that showcased his ability to blend rock, pop, and other musical styles into a unique and innovative sound.

  In the mid-1970s, Bowie began to experiment with theatricality and gender ambiguity, adopting the persona of Ziggy Stardust, a flamboyant androgynous rock star. This period of his career, which included the albums "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" and "Aladdin Sane," cemented Bowie's reputation as a visionary artist who was unafraid to take risks and push boundaries.

  Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Bowie continued to innovate, incorporating elements of electronic and dance music into his sound. He collaborated with other artists, including Queen, Tina Turner, and Mick Jagger, and released a string of hit albums and singles, including "Let's Dance," "Modern Love," and "Under Pressure."

  In addition to his music, Bowie was also an accomplished actor, appearing in films such as "The Man Who Fell to Earth," "Labyrinth," and "The Prestige." He was also a fashion icon, known for his unique sense of style and his ability to blend different fashion elements into a cohesive whole.

  Bowie's impact on popular culture cannot be overstated. He inspired generations of musicians and artists with his fearlessness, creativity, and willingness to experiment. He was a true original, and his influence can be seen in everything from fashion to film to music.

  Tragically, Bowie passed away in 2016, just two days after his 69th birthday. His death was a shock to the music world and to his legions of fans, who mourned the loss of one of the greatest and most innovative artists of all time.

David Bowie Personal Life:

 David Robert Jones was born in Brixton, Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom on 08/01/1947. He was the second child of Haywood Stenton "John" Jones 21/11/1912 and Margaret Mary "Peggy" Burns 2/10/1913. His only brother was Terence Guy Adair Burns 05/11/1937./p>

 When he was 22 years old, his father Haywood Stenton "John" Jones died (5/8/1969). When he was 54 years old, his mother Margaret Mary "Peggy" Burns died (2/4/2001)./p>

 He married Iman Mohamed "Iman" Abdulmajid in Lausanne, District de Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland. His partner was Lindsay Kemp. His partner was Hermione Farthingale. On 19/3/1970, he married Mary Angela Barnett. He was 23 years old when he married Mary Angela Barnett. He got seperated from Lindsay Kemp in 1968. He got seperated from Hermione Farthingale in 1969. He got divorced from Mary Angela Barnett in Switzerland on 8/2/1980. He had one son with Mary Angela Barnett: Duncan Jones 30/5/1971. He had one daughter with Iman Mohamed "Iman" Abdulmajid: Alexandria "Lexi" Zahra Jones 2000./p>

 On 10/1/2016, he died in New York City, New York County, New York, United States when he was 69 years old.