Live Nassau Coliseum '76 album coverRecorded: 23 March 1976
Producer: Harry Maslin
Engineer: Dave Hewitt

Released: 10 February 2017


David Bowie: vocals
Carlos Alomar, Stacey Heydon: guitar
George Murray: bass guitar
Tony Kaye: keyboards
Dennis Davis: drums


Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 is a double live album, recorded during David Bowie’s Isolar Tour. It was initially released in 2010 as part of deluxe and special editions of Station To Station, and was given a wider release in 2017.

The concert took place at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, on 23 March 1976. It was the penultimate date of the North American leg of the tour, which stopped at New York’s Madison Square Garden on 26 March before continuing in Europe in April.

Station To Station‘s producer, Harry Maslin, recorded the Nassau Coliseum concert using a mobile studio owned by the Record Plant studios. The full show was broadcast live on the King Biscuit Flower Hour show on FM radio, and was soon bootlegged under titles including The Thin White Duke and Resurrection On 84th Street.

The release

The first recordings from the concert to be officially released were ‘Word On A Wing’ and ‘Stay’, which were included as bonus tracks on the 1991 Rykodisc/EMI reissue of Station To Station.

Another performance from the show, ‘Queen Bitch’, was included on the semi-official album RarestOneBowie in 1995.

Parlophone released the full concert as part of the special and deluxe editions of Station To Station in 2010. This was a newly-remixed version, spread over two discs, and did not include the two previously-released mixes.

The multi-track tapes of the songs ‘Five Years’ and ‘Life On Mars?’ were lost, so the release included second-generation masters. It also contained an edited version of ‘Panic In Detroit’, which omitted much of Dennis Davis’s 13-minute drum solo. The full version was made available as a digital download.

The 2010 mixes were included in the Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976) box set, released in 2016 on vinyl, compact disc and as a digital download. The album was given a standalone release the following year.

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