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David Bowie


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2.82 | 202 ratings

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2 stars On this album, Bowie foregoes playing the sax himself, and gives the job over to David Sanborn. That, and the big band he assembled for this release gives this album a sound reminiscent of the Saturday Night Live Orchestra playing Philadelphia soul. Bowie does okay on the two his here, Young Americans and Fame (the latter with the assistance of some guy named John Lennon), but the rest of the tracks are completely forgettable, including the three bonus tracks on the Rykodisc release.

And prog? No, there's not a hint of it to be found here.

If you want to hear a white guy singing Philly soul, get a Todd Rundgren album.

Evolver | 2/5 |


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