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|1. Space Oddity (original demo 1969)|
|2. The Wild-Eyed Boy From Freecloud (rare B-side version 1969)|
|3. The Prettiest Star (single version 1970)|
|4. London Bye Ta-Ta (previously unreleased stereo mix 1970)|
|5. Black Country Rock|
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|1. 1984/Dodo (recorded 1973)|
|2. Big Brother|
|3. Rebel Rebel (rare single version 1974)|
|4. Suffragette City (Live)|
|5. Watch That Man (Live)|
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|1. Station To Station (Live)|
|2. Warszawa (Live)|
|3. Breaking Glass (Live)|
|4. Red Sails|
|5. Look Back In Anger|
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|1. Blue Jean|
|2. Time Will Crawl|
|3. Baby Can Dance|
|5. I Can't Read|
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However, let's not throw out the Bowie with the bath water. Any box that is such a stellar collection to include the acoustic "Space Oddity" demo, the vastly superior 45 mix of "Rebel Rebel" (with additional percussion and backing vocals, making the LP mix sound barren), and excellent live versions of tracks like "Cracked Actor" and "Station to Station," has a heads-up on most releases.
Add the resurrection of three live cuts from the abominable "Ziggy Stardust" motion picture for completion purposes, along with a sweeping overview of some superb tracks that are less familiar to the casual U.S. Bowie fan wanting this kind of set ("John I'm Only Dancing," "Fascination," "Wild Is the Wind," "Speed of Life," "Joe the Lion," etc.) and a flyover of more recent work on CD 4, and it's a spotty collection but well worth holding down four slots in the CD changer.
Ultimately, for me, it's the "Space Oddity" demo and the long-lost "Rebel Rebel" remix that make this whole set worth the price.Read more ›
I have been offered 2-3 times what I paid & I will never sell. I didn't buy it for its collector status or to flip it to make $$$.
This set is for the true Bowie fan, I highly recommend it to new & old fans.
Now that the original albums have been reissued to death, this box set is released again. It includes a fourth CD and adds a few more rarities to make it desirable even to those who had bought the original edition. But the "mixed bag" concept is still there and it is totally pointless, now. I'm not complaining about the rarities, but they should have gone for an entirely different approach instead of just releasing an expanded edition of the old box. So casual fans beware: this is by no means a "definitive" Bowie compilation. Apart from the rarities, tracks seem to have been chosen by luck of the draw.
Disc 1 contains unreleased versions of, "Space Oddity (Demo)", "London Bye Ta-Ta", rare B-sides, "Wild Eye Boy From Freecloud", "Round & Round" and cuts from "The Man Who Sold The World", "Hunky Dory", "Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust", "Aladdin Sane" and "Ziggy Stardust: The Movie".
Disc 2 contains unreleased versions of, "1984/Dodo", "After Today", "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City", cuts from "Pin-Ups", "Diamond Dogs", "David Live", "Young Americans" and "Station To Station".
Disc 3 contains the German version of "Heroes" ("Helden"-worth the set alone) and cuts from "Low", "Heroes", "Live From Stage", "Lodger" and "Scary Monsters".
The cuts are all some of Bowie's best and some never made it to single status. This is a really great find for fans and collectors.
Also check out his recent stuff. Bowie hasn't been commercially successful since the late 1980's, but I think Heathen and Reality both count among the best albums he's ever recorded bar none. He has definately bounced back after having a few awful years in the 80's
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This is a very odd re-issue. I have the original. The thing I think is odd is that I believe the original got a Grammy (? Read morePublished on June 16 2004 by MarcS
A David Bowie box set without "Always Crashing In The Same Car"? Did I hear someone whisper: IDIOTS?Published on Jan. 24 2004 by Thomas Thomsen
This was so-so since this 4 CD collection had it's moments and down points! I enjoyed the "Singles Collection: 1969-1993" 2 CD set much better.Published on Jan. 2 2004
I plucked down all this money to get a weird box set that has a big stupid poster and some big post cards that I can't care less about and a thick booklet. Read morePublished on Dec 23 2003 by Cindy Manners
Okay. I just received my anxiously awaited David Bowie Box Set and I have to say, it is not what I expected. Read morePublished on Dec 8 2003 by Martin A Hogan
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