Monday, June 26, 2017

David Bowie The Savage Jaw Archives Volume 1

The Savage Jaw Archives.

The official SITA project in cooperation with Ziggy In Concert and Mind-Warp PaVilion.

Towards the end of the 1990's affordable home computers, CD copiers and internet connections forever changed the way that many music collectors traded their recordings. It became so much easier to contact other collectors from around the world without having to wait weeks for replies to letters, trades to be agreed and tapes to be copied, dispatched and delivered. Contacts could be made quickly and copies could be sent out quickly too. Unfortunately, the mail was still quite slow but it was all a big improvement in the opinion of many of us.

A group of traders would hang out at Ziggy In Concert forum and from there would get to know each other, arrange trades and generally have some fun whilst waiting for the mail to arrive. 
(  or  for a little stroll down memory lane)

Move the clock forward to 2004 by which time many of us had "super quick" 512kbps home "broadband" and had become familiar with BitTorrent which enabled us to get recordings sometimes in hours rather than weeks. The focus for music collectors had moved once again. We were crying out for a Torrent site which specialised in the artist whose music had brought us all together, namely David Bowie.

Goodness only knows how much work went on behind the scenes but on April 1st 2004, Savage Jaw opened it's doors, inviting everyone in to join the swarm and enjoy David Bowie "At The Atlantis". Not everybody saw this development as a good thing but the vast majority welcomed the site and the recordings with open arms. Throughout it's relatively short lifespan, Savage Jaw operated strictly to the motto "Where Quality Counts". Everything available through the site was the very best available to us. Sadly, Savage Jaw as a Bowie Torrent site closed it's doors around August 2005 but left a legacy of which those involved can be justifiably proud.

Rather than forget about this legacy a fitting tribute was put together in the form of The Savage Jaw Archives.

Vol. I
A Portrait In Flesh 2xCD - Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles 5th September 1974
Fuck You All Night Long 1xCD - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California 19th & 20th October 1996. See also The Benefit 1996
Live In Japan 2xCD - Nippon Budokan Hall, Tokyo 8th March 2004
Luck Of The Irish 3xCD - The Point, Dublin 23rd November 2003
Toronto Reality 2xCD - Air Canada Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1st April 2004
Welcome To MY Show 2xCD - NEC Arena, Birmingham, England 19th November 2003


1 comment:

  1. Brilliant Post !!!
    Thank You So Much !!!

    (Do I Guess A Volume 2 ?)