Bowie's mid-90s revival might not have been appreciated by everyone but he really kicked into touch the commercial doldrums of his mid-80s period. This box comprises the challenging industrial-influenced 'Outside', the frenetic drum & bass driven pop of 'Earthling' (don't believe the critics, no one at the time released a record that sounded like this), the low-key, stripped back material on 'Hours' and the critcally acclaimed 'Heathen' and 'Reality', which saw him re-united with former producer, Tony Visconti (whose credits included 'Diamond Dogs', 'Scary Monsters' and 'Low' from Bowie's most glorious period). But the real bargain is the extras. For a box that rings in at under £30.00 there is some lovely extra material. The 'Basquiat' version of 'A Small Plot of Land' and the 'American Psycho' mix of 'Something in the Air' even knock the originals into a cocked hat, while additional material such as 'Pallas Athena', 'Nothing To Be Desired', 'We Shall Go To Town', 'Shadow Man' and 'When the Boys Go Marching In' indicated that Bowie could still leave great tracks off his albums altogether! Diamond Dave is ripe for a comeback. I strongly recommend this to all but the most hardcore fans who'll have the material anyway. But at £29.99 you can't go wrong!