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David Bowie


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4 stars This is an absolutley brilliant collection of Bowie singles. I would recomend this as an introduction to Bowie, as it was mine. You will be introduced to many facets of his musical personality. Most of the material on here is on Bowie studio albums with a few exceptions. 'John, I'm Only Dancing', a single accompanying one of Bowie's Ziggy-era albums (can't remember which one), is a great glam rock tune. 'Under Pressure', the famous collaboration with Queen, and can be found on a Queen album, is excellent. 'Alabama Song', of which The Doors version may be familiar to you. Nothing special about that one. 'This is Not America', a collaboration with Pat Metheny, should not be missed. 'Dancing in the Streets', a charity single with Mick Jagger, is missable. 'Absolute Beginners' can be found on the soundtrack of the same name, and is a top quality ballad. Everything else can be found on Studio albums (plus one on a live album), by Bowie, so people who already own most of his 70s and 80s material shouldn't have a lot of use for this, apart from completion's sake. It is, however, great for anyone wishing to discover Bowie's legacy for the first time. In fact, for those people it would be an excellent addition for their prog collection, justifying four stars for this excellent compilation.
burtonrulez | 4/5 |


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