28-12-72 Manchester


David Bowie live 1964-2004

28. December 1972

Manchester, Hardrock Club







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New Musical Express (January 1973):


IT'S THE big return and Bowie's out there suggesting 'Let's Spend The Night Together', though his offer is more innocent than the sinister sexuality of Mick Jagger's version. There's our lad in glitter jacket and tight, tight, red knee-length pants, yelling out something about schoolkids and urging "I believe in education - educate me!" before thrusting into 'Spiders From Mars', 'Superman' and 'Changes', all effort and little subtlety, with Mick Ronson playing guitar much as a Dowager Duchess might play with her beads, good twiddles here, mucho padding there.


But Bowie's pleased to be back, anxious to be adored, and he delivers the rest of the set with a zest that actually drains onlookers and it's the crowd who finally stagger out into the street feeling knackered but ready to face '73.





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Let's Spend the Night Together

Hang on to Yourself

Ziggy Stardust



Life on Mars

Five Years

Width of a Circle

John I'm Only Dancing

Moonage Daydream

Jean Genie

Suffragette City


Rock'n'Roll Suicide



Collectors section


Live tape:

60 minutes, poor sound quality

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