125 Songs, 9 Hours 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rarities, essentials, and live albums from Bowie’s commercial peak.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rarities, essentials, and live albums from Bowie’s commercial peak.

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4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings
Ben Kenon

Come For The Remasters...

Stay For “Never Let Me Down 2018...”

Even if it’s only “new” Bowie, it’s still new Bowie. The Never Let Me Down revision is a lot of fun, even if that record is better than people remember it being, and it’s nice to see the Labrynth songs and singles remastered. #Bowie4Ever

Tonyawojo

Never Let Me Down (2018)

This box set contains some really nice live pieces from Bowie’s Glass Spider tour and Serious Moonlight tour. Additionally, the 2018 remaster of Never Let Me Down is brilliant! It’s very pleasant to listen to and I highly recommend it (shout-out to Zeroes).

That One Guy!

The new mixes are a bit off...

Bowie's music is definitely 5-STAR, but a lot of these remixes sound a little off to me, as if the EQ is a bit off on some of them. It seems like they toned down that '80s "sound" on some of the songs too. As for the new re-recorded version of the "Never Let Me Down" album, I like 4 of the songs on it, but they still don't surpass the originals. And yes, the Re:Call section of this compilation is more encompassing than the 3 previous Re:Calls, but it still forgot "Too Dizzy" - yes, I know Bowie didn't like that song, and it's not great, but it should still be here (only ditch the sax at the beginning). Also, where is Bowie's demo version of "Chilly Down"? And where is the 1988 version of "Look Back In Anger"? I hope that one is at least on the next compilation set since it was Bowie and Gabrels' first recording together and they started recording the first Tin Machine album in 1988.

About David Bowie

Everyone has a David Bowie that they fell in love with first—the otherworldly outsider Ziggy Stardust, the electronic adventurer, the wild-eyed glam pioneer, the enigmatic storyteller. But it was Bowie's ability to reinvent himself so vividly that captivated us again and again. Driven by boundless imagination, David Bowie was a multifaceted music icon, a social provocateur, a force in fashion, and a gifted actor whose unique personas and perspectives traveled with him through the decades. From the moment his homesick astronaut captured the spotlight in the late ‘60s to his exploratory, jazz-influenced Blackstar almost 50 years later, he excelled and innovated with turns in pop, glam, punk, soul, hard rock, and electronic music. And even though Bowie released vital albums throughout his life—and will forever embody the most artful edge of rock ’n’ roll—he was more than just the music he made. Bowie's fearlessness inspired us to celebrate the complexity and beauty of being completely ourselves.

HOMETOWN
Brixton, London, England
GENRE
Rock
BORN
January 8, 1947

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