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1978 - "Stage" (AUS/NZ)
Disc One
1. Hang Onto Yourself
2. Ziggy Stardust
3. Five Years
4. Soul Love
5. Star
6. Station To Station
7. Fame
8. TVC-15
Disc Two
1. Warszawa
2. Speed Of Life
3. Art Decade
4. Sense Of Doubt
5. Breaking Glass
6. Heroes
7. What In The World
8. Blackout
9. Beauty And The Beast

Stage synchronized fairly well with the "Oz" portion of the Low/Heroes tour.

The tour kicked off in Adelaide just one month after the album's release and not surprisingly, the Australian longevity of the album was better than the US and UK put together.

The New Zealand success of the album was even more spectacular - hitting the nations top spot in November and achieving Gold status.

While on tour, Bowie completed interviews for Australian music TV show Countdown and current affairs program Willesee.

Country Released Chart Entry Chart HP (WI)
UK Oct 14, 1978   5 (10)
US Oct 14, 1978   44 (13)
AUS   Oct 9, 1978 11 (24)
NZ   Nov 3, 1978 1 (20)

Breaking Glass - Unique Version

To promote the album, 'Breaking Glass' was released as a single in November.

Australia and New Zealand were unique in gaining an extended studio version (2'47" vs. 1'51" on Low) of the characteristically short song.

Australian issue of 'Breaking Glass' (1978).
Backed by 'Art Decade'. Scans sent in by Anthony.


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