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David Bowie

Midnight Special / Dick Cavett Show / Cher Show

<b>The Midnight Special
The 1980 Floor Show</b>
Recorded: 18, 19 & 20 October 1973
US Broadcast: 16 November 1973
Venue: The Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, London & television studios.

01: Opening titles (*missing from original seed*)
02. 1984/Dodo
03. Sorrow
04. Carmen - Bulerias (*missing from original seed*)
05. Everything's Alright
06. Space Oddity
07. I Can't Explain
08. As Tears Go By - Marianne Faithfull (*missing from original seed*)
09. Time
10. Wild Thing - The Troggs (*missing from original seed*)
11. The Jean Genie

Note: Rock 'n' Roll Suicide, which should appear here, was not broadcast due to censorship reasons

12. 20th Century Blues - Marianne Faithfull (*missing from original seed*)
13. I've Got You Babe (duet with Marianne Faithfull)
14. End credits (*missing from original seed*)

Duration: 48m 38s (previous 'Bowie Only' seed ran 35m 58s, with instances of duplicated ad break material)


<b>The Dick Cavett Show</b>
Recorded in New York
US Broadcast: 4 December 1974 - [NBC TV US]

01. Intro (from original torrent)
02. 1984
03. Young Americans
04. Interview
05. Footstompin' (from original torrent)

Duration: 31m 18s

Main source material is from the Dick Cavett Show US DVD, with the additional (now allegedly 'lost') lower quality footage taken from the original Mind-Warp PaVillion DVD torrent. Picture and Audio quality has been significantly improved on the newly sourced replacement footage.


<b>Cher Show</b>
CBS TV programme, US, 15 min.
US Broadcast: 23 November 1975

01. Fame
02. Can You Hear Me (duet with Cher) - there is a glitch during this piece
03. Young Americans medley (duet with Cher):
Ain't No Sunshine / Blue Moon / Doo Doo Ron Ron / Day Tripper / Maybe Baby / Only You / Song Sung Blue / Temptation / Wedding Bell Blues / Youngblood

Duration: 14m 16s
Source: VHS

Picture and audio quality is far from perfect, but will suffice until something of better quality surfaces.

NOTE: If anybody has access to better quality source material or audio, let me know and I'll gladly upgrade the edit and re-seed.


All VHS sourced sequenes were captured into Final Cut Pro via Canopus DV Bridge, edited in Final Cut Pro, de-interlaced and exported to MPEG2 via Compressor using high quality 2 pass VBR MPEG-2.

DVD authored with Apple's DVD Studio Pro.

Video Attributes:
Menu: Yes, Main and per show
Chapters: Yes
Video compression mode: MPEG-2
TV system: 525/60 (NTSC)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Source picture resolution: 720x480 (525/60)
Frame Rate: 30.00
Bitrate: 6 Mbps average

Audio Attributes:
Audio Coding mode: Dolby Digital
Sampling Rate: 48 kHz
Number of Audio channels: 2 (mono)
Bitrate: 192 Kbps
Number of Audio streams: 1

Download part 1 here
Download part 2 here
Download part 3 here
Download part 4 here
Download part 5 here
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