THE LEGENDARY TRIDENT SESSIONS
Label & nr:
7172-0
Cover: printed full colour cover Records: 1 CD Released: 1998
Venue: London, Trident Studios summer 1972; Glasgow, Green's Playhouse 05.01.73*.
Bonus: 4 page front cover, b&w picture disc

The Legendary Trident Sessions

SONGS: ALL THE YOUNG DUDES / IT'S ALRIGHT / HENRY & THE H-BOMB / SWEET JANE / SHAKIN' ALL OVER / PLEASE DON'T TOUCH / SO SAD / HANG ON TO YOURSELF* / ZIGGY STARDUST* / CHANGES* / THE SUPERMEN* / FIVE YEARS* / LIFE ON MARS?* / JOHN, I'M ONLY DANCING* / MOONAGE DAYDREAM* / SUFFRAGETTE CITY* / THE WIDTH OF A CIRCLE* / ROCK'N'ROLL SUICIDE*.

COMMENTS: Wow! Amazing stuff! A rumour has been circulating that Lou and David joined Mott at at least one session during the recording of the "All The Young Dudes" album, while they were recording Lou's "Transformer" album. Here is the proof. Bowie sings ALL THE YOUNG DUDES and Lou sings SWEET JANE. They also participate on most of the other songs, playing guitar, sax or singing back up vocals. I had a tape of this session before, and I can't understand why the running order has been changed? The sound quality is excellent, but a little bit distorted (just as on the original tape!). The Glasgow show is remastered, and the sound quality is actually very good! The boring thing is that it isn't complete, and according to the cover the cuts between the songs comes from the the original tape. That isn't true! I have the tape and it doesn't feature any other cuts than the cut between side A and B. I also doubt that ROCK'N'ROLL SUICIDE is from the Glasgow show? I have never heard of any tape that lasts longer than SUFFRAGETTE CITY. Even the songs are roughly cut on the CD, not only the space of time between them! There are two missing songs, and they are LET'S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER / THE JEAN GENIE / THE WIDTH OF A CIRCLE should have come after FIVE YEARS. Anyway, because of the Mott session this is a great disc.