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Tonight [Import]

David Bowie Audio CD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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1. Loving the Alien
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6. Blue Jean
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8. I Keep Forgettin'
9. Dancing With the Big Boys

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D'un côté, Tonight apparaît comme la suite logique de Let's Dance. De l'autre, il obéit à une démarche musicale différente, en particulier grâce au rôle majeur conféré aux synthétiseurs et aux arrangements de cordes signés Arif Mardin. Si le fidèle Carlos Alomar est venu prêter main forte à la star anglaise, c'est l'ami de longue date Iggy Pop qui se taille la part du lion, lequel a écrit ou coécrit cinq des neuf titres de l'album (dont la chanson éponyme enregistrée avec Tina Turner). Parmi les autres plages il faut mentionner "Blue Jean", "Loving The Alien" ainsi que "God Only Knows" et "I Keep Forgetting" par lesquelles Bowie rend un hommage sincère aux Beach Boys et au tandem de songwriters Leiber & Stoller. --Philippe Margotin

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1.0 out of 5 stars beavis was wrong. you can polish a turd May 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
As many of the other reviewers i am a long time bowie fan. i saw him on the sound + vision, outside, and current reality tours. i have every scrap he has ever released commercially (and a few bootlegs as well.) this album along with never let me down are the nadir of his career. he admits that he wasn't very into making music in the mid 80s and it shows. this album suffers from the 80s synth-pop gloss and very uninspired songwriting. i must admit a guilty affection for the cover of "god only knows." other than "blue jean" the rest of the album is unlistenable to me. i never replaced my cassette copy and doubt that i ever will.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Document of it's time Feb. 3 2004
By Larry
Format:Audio CD
This is generally considered to be one of bowie's worst albums, and for good reasons. That isn't to say there's nothing enjoyable on "Tonight". There's the fine opener "Loving the alien", the flawless pop of "Blue jean", and the rocking (albeit in a 80-ish fashion) "Neighborhood threat". But the album suffers heavily of a overall lack of inspiration; in production, songwriting, and instrumentation. It almost completely consists of recycled Iggy Pop collaborations(eg.,the earlier mentioned "Neighboorhood Threat")and covers (eg.,an absolutely horrifying version of "God only knows"),all done in that typical eighties synth-pop way. But since every album is a document of it's time, for a truly comlete reconstruction of Bowie's career even "Tonight" is a necessity. Just don't expect to find more than (very)vague hints of Bowie's genius as a songwriter and singer on this one.
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Format:Audio CD
When I first borrowed this album on vinyl, it got off to a pretty promising start. "Loving the Alien" is more "Bowie" than a good deal of the stuff on Let's Dance (though that album is still a good pop album). "Blue Jean" is the only other decent song on this album; the rest, unfortunately, is incredibly bland. It IS better than Never Let Me Down, the album that followed it, but that's not saying much....if you do want to buy it, get it used for a decent price (under $10). If you're not too keen on `80s Bowie and don't want to buy the entire album, find a US copy of the Rykodisk Singles set (it's not in print anymore)--it includes "Blue Jean," the special single version of "Loving the Alien," and some other singles-only songs that are well worth getting (plus, of course, tons of `70s singles, though they sound tinny compared to the more recent Virgin/BMI remasters).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated - "Tonight's Ressurgence!" Jan. 7 2007
By Odo
Format:Audio CD
This album is quite satisfying, certainly better than Bowie's dabbling with Tin Machine in the 90's.

It's not a "groundbreaking" album per say, yet "Loving the Alien" certainly is something special, though a bit too long (the single version is an appropriate length.

Most of the songs are really catchy, fun tunes, especially "Neighborhood Threat".

"Tumble and Twirl" is also very well-crafted and fun.

"Tonight" the title track is a little too simplistic for Bowie, and the album certainly suffers for being named after it. - Maybe "Loving the Alien" should have been the album's title.

"Blue Jean" I also find a bit tedious and droning.

That said, the album as a whole deserves 5 stars for being so underrated by grouchy shmucks out there who hated the "80's sound".
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2.0 out of 5 stars intresting, yet wasted bowie effort July 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
2 decades ago, david bowie released Tonight, the follow up to his blockbuster classic, 1983's let's dance. But by the time his Let's Dance / Tonight period arose, his songwriting began to slip.
Sadly, Tonight equals none of the material on Let's Dance, with the exception of the single "Blue Jean". Loving the Alien and I Keep Forgettin' come close, but the rest of the album seems unnecessarily moapy compared to the enthusiasm and sonic textures of Let's Dance. Producer Hugh Padgham has a different sound that fits Genesis (and Phil Collins) far more naturally than Bowie. "Neighborhood Threat" for example, feels more like a lost b-side to Genesis' self titled effort in 1983. That's not to say that Let's Dance had some sort of important theme or historical signifance, but the music "seemed" more important.
If anything good can be said about it, Tonight is one of Bowie's more interesting albums, like an attempt to limit the size of his audience.
Many critics tossed off Tonight as an album constructed of too many song covers.
Only die hard Bowie fans will care to own Tonight. Although it's undoubtedly an influential album for modern punk and industrial crowds, Tonight is really unmemorable, as it presents us with Bowie in his weakest form.
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5.0 out of 5 stars God only knows why this is so horribly underrated Aug. 28 2003
Format:Audio CD
David Bowie is an artist with Class.whatever he makes he puts his own style in it and he's making it one of a kind.
"Let's dance" was a classic Pop album ,so is "Tonight".
There are some more rhytmical tracks with roaring bass ("Tumble and twirl","dancing with the big boys"), but whole album is more calm than "let's dance".The big hit from here is the title track - a charming reagge duo woth Tina Turner...
There's only one track simmilar to more typical bowie style - dark and mysterious "Loving the alien"
This is a dissapointing album for those Bowie fans that like more experimental periods in his career ("Low","Herous","earthling").But for all of you that like good eighties music and are apreciating other's work putted into this album to sound so good as it sounds will really like "Tonight". Enjoy!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad at all, as an album on it's own (3.5 stars)
It's interesting to see what rumours can do to an album. It's only a few years since I got in touch with Bowie, and have been a fan ever since, virtually running out the house to... Read more
Published on June 27 2004 by Johncagebubblegum
5.0 out of 5 stars Polished
One of many good studio albums of this opalescent musician. Some of the songs David Bowie has written together with Iggy Pop. Read more
Published on Jan. 29 2003 by Oswald Muerner
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 80's Bowie for Bowie fans
My first introduction to David Bowie was with this album and Let's Dance, so there's sentimental value for me in Tonight. Read more
Published on April 11 2002 by Daniel J. Hamlow
3.0 out of 5 stars LOST BUT LISTENABLE
As other reviews here put - this album represented Bowie's lost years in the 80s. The days when he would go into studio and perform but show none of his edge except for a few good... Read more
Published on Sept. 22 2001 by Ace Jones
2.0 out of 5 stars Not too flash at all, really
Whoa. Don't get me wrong. David Bowie is my idol. The man paved the way for contemporary rock and roll, and has always had a weird ability to set musical trends, rather than follow... Read more
Published on Dec 11 2000 by M. Packham
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear.
I'm a Bowie fan, I really am. I'm so much of a fan in fact, that I liked not only Tin Machine, but even (gasp) Tin Machine 2. Read more
Published on Sept. 8 2000 by Tintin
3.0 out of 5 stars TWO GREAT SONGS
Tonight, the duet with Tina Turner, is a classic soulful song and worth the price of the album. Blue Jean is Bowie at his best, breathy vocals and a great catchy riff. Read more
Published on July 10 2000 by Pieter Uys
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