Cracked Actor was originally a song from David Bowie's 1973 album, "Aladdin Sane". It was subsequently performed on the 1974 "Diamond Dogs" tour, and was included on the David "Live" album.
Like most of the older material played on that tour, "Cracked Actor" was rearranged to suit Bowie's new "Soul Man" direction. Some of the rearrangements fared better than others, in my opinion. In the case of Cracked Actor, I love what they did with it, especially when the performance aspect is seen.
The first is Cracked Actor (Live in Los Angeles 1974), the first official release of his Philly Dogs Tour show from September 1974, which partly featured in Alan Yentob’s BBC documentary, Cracked Actor. The tracks were mixed by long time Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti.
The full concert will be released on a triple vinyl with the last side reserved for an etching of the Diamond Dogs era Bowie logo. The packaging also features newly commissioned artwork with rare and unseen photographs. Never picked it up, which was stupid, hoping to find it on the way forward.
Enjoy today's tune "Cracked Actor" where the clip is filmed Live at the Universal Amphitheatre - 09/05/1974
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