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Best Of Bowie (2 CD SET) Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (Oct. 22 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Warner Music
  • ASIN: B00006JYI7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #501 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Space Oddity
2. The Man Who Sold The World
3. Changes
4. Life On Mars?
5. Moonage Daydream
6. Suffragette City
7. Ziggy Stardust
8. All The Young Dudes
9. The Jean Genie
10. Panic In Detroit
See all 19 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Ashes To Ashes
2. Fashion
3. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
4. Under Pressure
5. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
6. Let's Dance
7. China Girl
8. Modern Love
9. Blue Jean
10. This is Not America
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Product Description

Product Description

38 of Bowie's career-spanning best! Space Oddity; Changes; Suffragette City; Ziggy Stardust; All The Young Dudes; Rebel, Rebel; Fame; Heroes; Fashion; Under Pressure (with Queen); Dancing In The Streets (with Mick Jagger); Let's Dance , and more!

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David Bowie's pop genius lies in his ability to create music that's notable for both its pretension and its accessibility. As ones examines these 38 songs from "Space Oddity" to "Slow Burn" (from 2002's relative return-to-form Heathen), what's surprising is how coherent the songs are when heard one after another over the course of these two discs. For a musician often portrayed as an artistic shape-shifter, Bowie's vision is remarkably consistent; he simply stamps his identity on interesting trends he comes across. Like the Rolling Stones' similarly enjoyable Forty Licks, things do get a bit sticky toward the end of disc two, though there's mercifully nothing from the misbegotten Tin Machine.

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By Ritsa on July 6 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a great album. David Bowie himself might be a little odd. However, I've all ways liked his taste of music.
From Space Oddity to Ziggy Stardust. You'll get allot of good use from this set.
I have several of his CD's. However, this is one of my favorites. It has allot of his good songs on it.
There are just a tun of great choices hear.
Disc: 1
1. Space Oddity
2. The Man Who Sold The World
3. Changes
4. Life On Mars?
5. Moonage Daydream
6. Suffragette City    
7. Ziggy Stardust    
8. All The Young Dudes    
9. The Jean Genie    
10. Panic In Detroit    
11. Rebel, Rebel    
12. Diamond Dogs    
13. Young Americans    
14. Fame    
15. Golden Years    
16. TVC15    
17. Sound and Vision    
18. Heroes    
19. D.J.    
Disc: 2
1. Ashes To Ashes    
2. Fashion    
3. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)    
4. Under Pressure    
5. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)    
6. Let's Dance    
7. China Girl    
8. Modern Love    
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By A Customer on May 9 2004
Format: Audio CD
Whether it be the guitar riff from "Rebel Rebel" or the bass line of "Under Pressure", this compilation of David Bowie's biggest hits is absolutely perfect. I own quite a few greatest hits compilations, and this is, bar none, the best one. While many artists end up sounding long-winded on their compilations (adding songs that aren't actually hits) Bowie gets it right. I have the single-disc version of this CD and it is just perfect.
Every single song is a classic. Starting everything off is the moody "Space Oddity", a perfect lead in. The tracks just keep coming and getting better and better. "Changes". "The Jean Genie". "Ziggy Stardust". "Heroes". "Fashion". "China Girl". I love every song on this compilation. It is frequently in my CD player (on as LOUD as it will go). Buy this CD. It is phenominal.
An interesting side note: My dad was listening to "Modern Love" when he was driving to my parents' wedding. "Get me to the church on time!".
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Its hard to know how to describe Bowie's Music, as it hops across so many genres, that It almost defies categorisation, whether it's the theatrical glam Rock of "Ziggy Stardust", the Rousing Pop chorus of "Starman" or the Synth-Rock of "Fame".....or the 'Queen' collaboration of "Under Pressure", And if the utterly astonishing "The Man Who Sold the World" doesn't move you in some way, then the sheer diversity & range of his music on offer here (Covering key points in the evolution of his music) just simply cannot be ignored, as there's an undeniable piece of musical history here all ignited by the creative touch of Bowie, and David Bowie is as important to the evolution of music as "Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Prince....etc, Unless your not a fan of his music (bear in mind there's something here for virtually everyone...) Moving through genres seamlessly (Experimental Rock, Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Prog-Rock/Art Rock, fusion, Pop/Rock), that everyone will undoubtedly have many favourites to choose from.....then there's no reason not to pick up one of the most definitive compilations ever made. (**Note** make sure you pick up the 2 disk version of this album that is Available)
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I already had a UK import of "The Singles Collection" from a few years ago, but bought this for the remastering and the singles that had been recorded post "Never Let Me Down." So what are the plusses and minuses?
Plusses first: The sound is definitely an upgrade. It's very obvious in the earlier material, such as "Space Oddity" and "Changes." It's also cool to have the darker, moodier soundtrack version of "Cat People" from the 1982 Nastassja Kinski movie bomb. And frankly, from "Outside" on, Bowie's been riding a creative wave that has given us some excellent music.
Minuses: The exclusion of songs like "John I'm Only Dancing," "Day In, Day Out," and "Sorrow." The unforgivable inclusion of the singles edits for "Young Americans," "China Girl" and the tracks from "Scary Monsters." Space limitations probably had more to do with these decisions than artistic merit, so I guess we'll just have to wait for the reissue of the "Sound And Vision" box set to have those corrected. But for covering an artist whose three decades of style chameleon tactics constantly moved the outlines of rock music, these 38 selections have more to offer than dozens of other acts that have come and gone.
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As a long time David Bowie fan, many of the titles I own are on vinyl or cassette--and my primary motive in purchasing this 2 CD "Best of Bowie" compilation was to have core favorites in a digital format. In some respects, I was very pleased with the collection--but I was annoyed to find several key recordings are given in the "single" versions that were popular on the radio rather than in the full length versions that appeared on the albums from which they are drawn.
The abbreviated selections are "Young Americans," "Golden Years," "TVC 15," and "Heroes"--ironically, four of Bowie's most significant releases. Even more annoying, this is not indicated anywhere on the visible CD notes; it wasn't until I had the thing at home and on my DVD player that I realized something was amiss, and a glance at the inside liner notes confirmed my fears.
That said, it would be easy to quibble over what should and should not be included in this collection. If I myself had been programming it, I would have likely included "Lady Stardust" and "Rock and Roll Suicide"--and dropped several other titles in order to present every selection at full length. But the collection does hit all the most obvious choices and then some, even including the full-length and hard-to-find original film version of "Cat People," one of Bowie's most seductive vocals.
All of this said, since he first gained attention Bowie has been quite unlike any other recording artist--a true original whose recordings are still advanced even in comparison to those who followed in his wake. While the abbreviated selections will annoy purists like myself, the collection as a whole is an ideal choice for some one first coming to Bowie. Recommended, but with the stated reservations.
GFT, Amazon Reviewer
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