Stage? Really? Throw a stick in the 1970s and you'll hit a better live Bowie album. Honestly Ed, you've managed to pick the worst live Bowie album by a mile (Isolar II was a rubbish tour). Try Santa Monica from '72, the final Spiders from Mars gig in '73, David Live from the first leg of the Diamond Dogs tour, Cracked Actor from the second leg (dubbed the Philly Dogs tour), or Nassau '76 from the Isolar (Station to Station) tour. All are vastly superior and the first two are worthy of admission on the back of Mick Ronson's mighty guitar work alone.
I've got David Live on a 5.1 DVD-A disc, it's one of my favourite Bowie albums. It's the artistic reinterpretation of Bowie's earlier songs that I love, who cares about the quality of the recording? In fact I'm going to listen to it tonight... in lossless 24-bit 48kHz 5.1!If I change it, will you leave me in peace? I can't possibly give you David Live though. Even though there are now 24/96 versions doing the rounds, it sounds like it was recorded by holding a Fisher Price tape recorder up in the direction of the stage and then storing the cassette in a puddle for a few hours.