David Bowie
Hartford Civic Center
Hartford, CT
July 16, 1983
(Two Of Us Master Volume 2)

Recording: Shure Mic > Sony WM-D6C

2020 Transfer: Master Tapes > Nakamichi DR-01 (azimuth adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Audacity > iZotope RX / ozone 5 (mastered) > Peak Pro 6 (post production) > xACT 2.39 > FLAC

01 The Jean Genie Intro
02 Star
03 Heroes
04 What In The World
05 Golden Years
06 Fashion
07 Let's Dance
08 Breaking Glass
09 Life On Mars
10 Sorrow
11 Cat People
12 China Girl
13 Scary Monsters
14 Rebel Rebel
15 White Light White Heat
16 Station To Station
17 Cracked Actor
18 Ashes To Ashes
19 Space Oddity
20 Band Introductions
21 Young Americans
22 Fame
23 TVC15
24 Stay
25 The Jean Genie
26 Modern Love

Known Faults:
-Scary Monsters: 5 seconds patched at the start
-Station To Station: start slightly cut (no patch available)
-TVC15: 27 seconds patched at start / 24 seconds patched in the middle

Welcome to Volume Two of the "Two Of Us" Master Series.

Between 1983 and 1999 there was likely not a taper or taping duo more active than the "Two Of Us". For the better part of a decade and a half they taped over 250 artists with an array being taped multiple times.

If you collect Springsteen then you are already familiar with some of their work, "fmcleanboots" has posted a half dozen or so of their "Tunnel Of Love" tour shows but has decided to pass the baton.

What you don't know is their passion was not just for Springsteen but for music and that passion runs deep. It is astonishing how many artists they taped.

They followed tours taping club shows, theater shows, arena shows, big artists, mid-level artists and local artists. If they were following a tour and the tour had an off night they'd see who else was playing that night to tape.

Always focused on enjoyment of the show as the priority, tickets were for the most part acquired outside of the venue as they worked to obtain the best possible seats, continually trading up until the correct seats were acquired.

The results of this were the captures are uniformly excellent but on occasion the start of the show was sacrificed as a trade-off for the seats. The heavy lifting was done by the Sony WM-D6C and an external Shure Mic before moving to DAT for the last couple of years.

None of their masters have ever been circulated and have been safely stored for the past three to four decades in a climate controlled environment. Tapes transferred so far are in pristine condition.

Though we may do some mini releases of a series of shows in order for one portion of a tour for the most part shows will not be released in order, there are just too many of them.

This will be a very exciting series and we hope along the way we upgrade existing circulating audio and offer up shows that do not have any circulating audio.

We hope you enjoy the ride, this is definitely not a dark ride.


David Bowie was the artist that started it all for "Two Of Us", a favorite artist, Bowie was taped on multiple occasions and are amongst the earliest shows recorded.

This is the 5th night of the North America leg of the tour, as far as I can tell there is one circulating version of this show currently. This should be a nice upgrade for this show, it's recorded close to the stage and has a nice atmosphere and excellent dynamics.

There was a serious screamer near our tapers but fortunately her scream was very high pitched to the level of a whistle. Frequencies at that high on the spectrum are very easy to cleanly remove. Our screamer has all but vanished with very little trace left behind and the music fully intact.

Not nearly as prolific as our taping duo, I taped two shows on this tour and though "Let's Dance" would not be anywhere near the top of my favorite Bowie releases the songs from the release translated tremendously well in concert and it was a fantastic tour.

Two big thank you's here, first to "Two Of Us" and their dedication to capturing all these great shows as well as trusting me to be the presenter of their work. Also, a big thank you to my friend "fmcleanboots" for putting me in touch and laying the groundwork that has resulted in what you hear today and in the future.

Artwork and samples included...

mjk5510 & Two Of Us

Images for all shows as well as full size images for this show.

Images for this show:

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