Side 1: Station To Station/ Suffragette City/ Fame/ Word On A Wing
Side 2: Stay/ Panic In Detroit
An eBay seller wrote: “Limited to 100 copies” – really?
Among the King Biscuit Flower Hour radio concerts, David’s Nassau Coliseum performance on 23 March ’76 is probably THE 1970s iconic rock show (together with The Who Quadrophenia recordings from December of ’73) but then again I am biased as I like it a lot.
Although this material has since been officially released as part of the Station To Station Deluxe box set, the boots remain the only place to own the drum solo in “Panic in Detroit” as a tangible hard copy. The recording has also been remixed and the audience “contributions” brought down on the official release (it seems for the KBFH engineers there was never such a thing as “too much audience”).
In 1976, Vicky Vinyl’s single LP on multicolor vinyl was the first release of this concert on vinyl but could only present a selection of the material. It has been speculated that a second release was planned as a volume 2 but then Ken was faster by offering his Resurrection on 84th Street double, which presented the complete radio broadcast (but changed the track position for “Word on a Wing”, which had followed “Fame”):
Side 1: Station To Station 11:47 / Suffragette City 3:23 / Fame 4:02
Side 2: Stay 6:52 / Panic In Detroit 13:12
Side 3: Changes 4:02 / Tvc15 5:03 / Diamond Dogs 5:47
Side 4: Word On A Wing 6:07 / Rebel Rebel 4:00 / Jean Genie 6:53
Vicky Vinyl then commissioned a color cover and produced her own version with “Word on a Wing” in the correct place and bonus material from The Cher Show recorded on 23 November 1975 (tracks marked ^ on Side 4):
Exists without and with printed back cover. Bassman’s Bowie Bootlegs page claims “Bonus: multi coloured vinyl” but I was not able to find an image confirming this.
As the release was very popular, it was re-issued several times. Later re-pressings of the Idle Mind title used Ruthless Rhymes labels:
Side 1: STATION TO STATION / SUFFRAGETTE CITY / FAME / WORD ON A WING Side 2: STAY / PANIC IN DETROIT Side 3: CHANGES / TVC 15 / DIAMOND DOGS / REBEL REBEL Side 4: THE JEAN GENIE / CAN YOU HEAR ME^/ YOUNG AMERICANS – MEDLEY^
1978 saw the album’s re-release on the Slipped Disc label, pressed from Idle Mind’s masters:
5 years later and another reissue, this time on a label called Duke Plates:
Matrix / Runout: FWD-1001-A/B/C/D
Supposedly same quality as Idle Mind originals; first release had one red and one yellow disc and re-pressings two red or two yellow discs.
The finally reincarnation of this master came in 1984 – known as the JAG (Just A Gigolo) cover and released on the Bebop label; also supposedly no quality degeneration:
Extremely rare is a picture disc version with all of 15 copies produced in 1983 shown here:
The Rolling Stones title Bring It Back Alive (IMP 1112) can be viewed here.
and IMP 1113 – Kiss Fried Alive here.