Wednesday, August 2, 2017

David Bowie The Savage Jaw Archives Volume 8

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.

A Letter To Hermoine 1xCD - Tracks 1-9 are from the Clairville Grove demo tape made in February 1969 with John "Hutch" Hutchinson on guitar and vocals alongside Bowie. The final 4 tracks are early rarities. See also Life Is A Circus.
A Right Simone And Charly Outfit 2xCD - Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia 23rd February 2004
Aylesbury 1971 1xCD - Aylesbury Friars Club, London 25th September 1971
Holy Unorthodox 2xCD - The Kremlin, Moscow 18th June 1996 / Tel Aviv, Israel 3rd July 1996 / Balingen, Germany 20th July 1996.
The sound is FM Broadcast quality on all three sets.
Shea's Performing Arts Center 2xCD - Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY 25th May 2004
That Damn Curfew 2xCD - Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY 25th May 2004
We Can Be Heroes 2xCD - Stadthalle, Vienna 22nd May 1978


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