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David Bowie's first concert album, DAVID LIVE, captures a performer legendary for his ch-ch-changes right in the middle of one. Recorded in July 1974 during his support tour for DIAMOND DOGS, the set list is packed with such glam rock anthems as “Suffragette City,” “Rebel Rebel” and “The Jean Genie” (as well as “All The Young Dudes,” which Mott The Hoople had borrowed). But as the cover shot and the venue - Pennsylvania's Tower Theater - suggest, Bowie was on the cusp of a transformation into Philly soul crooner that would soon yield YOUNG AMERICANS. Signs of this new direction can be heard on a version of Eddie Floyd's “Knock On Wood” and in the sultry saxophone work (by David Sanborn and Richard Grando) sprinkled across the double album. The Top Ten, Gold-certified DAVID LIVE illuminates a key transition in the music of rock's greatest chameleon.