Recorded live on October 20, 1972 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium during the critically acclaimed Ziggy Stardust tour, this show features 18 Bowie classics including "Ziggy Stardust," "Life on Mars?" "Space Oddity," and "Suffragette City." The first bootlegs of this show surfaced in 1973, but on July 8, 2008, the officially titled David Bowie - Live Santa Monica '72 will be released for the first time. This version is the final chapter in the life of the original Santa Monica bootleg that had many different titles and was released in various formats.

"I can tell that I'm totally into being Ziggy by this stage of our touring. It's no longer an act; I am him. This would be around the tenth American show for us and you can hear that we are all pretty high on ourselves. We train wreck a couple of things, I miss some words and sometimes you wouldn't know that pianist Mike Garson was onstage with us but overall I really treasure this bootleg. Mick Ronson is at his blistering best." — David Bowie (April 2008)

Annotation last modified on 2011-09-05 16:50 UTC.

Album + Live

Santa Monica ’72David BowieCD17
  • JP1994-09-21
MIDI inc.MDCP-40264988034203146
Santa Monica ’72David BowieCD18
Golden YearsGY 0025018766940206
Santa Monica ’72David BowieCD18
Golden Years, Trident Music InternationalGY 0025018766940206
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars “Live”David BowieCD19
Audiophile LegendsAPH 102.8048712177023653
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars ‘Live’David BowieCD19
Santa Monica ’72David BowieCD18
  • -1995
Rarest LiveDavid BowieCD9
  • JP1999-10-20
Rarest LiveDavid BowieCD9
  • JP2001-03-22
MF RecordsBLCY-10204517991110206
Live Santa Monica ’72David BowieDigital Media18
  • US2008-06-30
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)[none]
Live Santa Monica ’72David BowieDigital Media18
  • XW2008-06-30
Live Santa Monica ’72David BowieCD18
  • XE2008-07-22
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)07243-583221-2-5, BOWLIVE 2010720724358322125
Live Santa Monica ’72David BowieCD18
  • JP2008-08-20
EMI Music Japan Inc. (2007-06-30 to 2013-04-01 - record company, do NOT USE as release label - check the back cover or CD surface for the imprint)TOCP-705844988006866119
Live Santa Monica ’72David BowieCD18
  • US2008-10-13
Live Santa Monica ’72David BowieCD18
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)50999-237663-2-75099923766327
David Bowie in Santa Monica ’72David BowieDigital Media18
  • -2022
Live 1972David BowieCD17
Rock ’n’ Roll SuicideDavid Bowie2×CD9 + 8
The Swingin’ Pig RecordsTSP-CD-041-1, TSP-CD-041-2[none]


included in:Five Years 1969–1973
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Wikidata:Q1755796 [info]