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David Bowie – The Jean Genie (1974)

January 9th, 2017 | by nick

David Bowie – Jean Genie – Live 1974 – Excerpt. A Nacho edit.

Jean Genie was originally released as a single, in November 1972. It was later included on the album, Aladdin Sane, which was released in April, 1973.

This audio used here is a live version from the Diamond Dogs tour. It was recorded at the Tower, Philadelphia in July 1974, and is included on the 2005 remastered David Live album.

Please note: Due to the nature of the footage, I have taken the liberty of butt-jointing together different sections of the track, to try to create an enjoyable and somewhat coherent little video.

The footage, is likely from the same series of shows, at the Tower. I have taken the footage from the new BBC David Bowie documentary, The Last Five Years, that screened in the UK last Saturday evening. If you haven’t seen the documentary yet, you really should try to.

So the documentary only showed a few brief scenes of Jean Genie, and talking heads mostly obscured the audio. The footage seemed so great to me, and I became very curious to see how it would be, synced to an audio source. Some sections I could recognize, and sync correctly, others I just guessed.

It’s just a quickie!

This was only intended as a quick video for me, and as a surprise for a friend. Then I noticed today that social media is very enthusiastic and intrigued about the footage, as I was. I don’t usually upload partial songs, but this footage seems too important, so I’ve decided to share.

Hope you dig it!

Do me an’ yerself a favor – watch it in the H’est D available, with the sound UP LOUD!

If anyone has any other footage, or ideas for another video project, of material from Bowie’s classic period, do please get in touch:

Putting this video together was another huge labour of love, made with respect for the source.

I don’t own the rights, and I’m not making any money out of this etc. Just a fan making videos for other fans.

Nacho. January 9th, 2017.

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