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David Bowie (Deluxe Edition)

25 Jan. 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2010
  • Release Date: 25 Jan. 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Decca - Pop
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Decca Music Group Limited
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  • Total Length: 2:34:37
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  • ASIN: B0031BRKDA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,985 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Realcooltraders on 17 Jan. 2010
Format: Audio CD
For those Bowie fans who have the original vinyl, reissued vinyl, cassette, CD, Deram Anthology CD etc - the great news is the re-mastering and overall sound on this is CD is STUNNING...

Much has been written about the style of this album over the last 44 years which I will not regurgitate (Anthony Newley mimic, Pink Floyd influenced, Tommy Steele wannabee). What is valid is that it splits the Bowie fan base like Marmite - people seemingly love it or hate it which is probably down to the fact that he is largely backed by an orchestral arrangement.

At the time of writing this album (and the included "bolt-on" songs) Bowie was being persuaded by his manager to write music from what he was observing rather than the "Love, love, love" route of the Beatles. He had been handed a copy of the Velvet Underground album and this influence is clear to hear throughout and on the bonus tracks (yes, Laughing Gnome has a similar riff to "Waiting for the Man"!)

The result is each song is a small cleverly woven story with a subject matter featuring stress or isolation (Uncle Arthur, Rubber Band, She's Got Medals, Little Bombardier, Maid of Bond Street), childhood simplicity (There is a Happy Land, Silly Boy Blue, Come and Buy my Toys, When I Live my Dream) or the simply bizarre.

Bowie's vocal accents change throughout the album (South London, American, upper crust English) and it's the first time he takes on different personas to get his clever lyrics over.

The album can have that "What the...?" on first listening but most people that I know that own it grow to love it on repeated listening, mainly because the songs come to life and undoubtedly could have gone on to form concept albums of their own.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Fletch-a-sketch TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Jan. 2010
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The first `David Bowie' Album not to be confused with the second `David Bowie' album also known as `Space Oddity' also recently reissued and available on Amazon.
This album draws together all but one item I can think of from the period when he was on the DERAM label. The item missing is surprisingly Space Oddity a version of which was on the DECCA anthology from a few years ago (So no need to get rid of that yet).
This version grabs together Stereo and for the first time on CD Mono versions of this album and then a whole host of material from the archives B sides and BBC recordings as well as new versions of some songs created from the original multi track tapes.
The Mono version of the album like many of the period has a different feel to the stereo album in some places it feels a lot tighter and more together. The stereo is much like the original Stereo CD only a little louder as is the modern way.
The bonus material is revealing at times, while its reasonable to understand why `Laughing Gnome' never made the LP it's bizarre that `London By Ta Ta' never did, a great lost song which we now have 3 versions of one on this and twoon the other `David Bowie' reissues.

Overall I am very pleased with this and the sound quality and this is a bargain given the amount of unreleased or unavailable on CD before material on the discs.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Frendo on 31 Mar. 2010
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I first started listening to Bowie with the accompaniment of my eldest sister bellowing/screeching out from her room -(she had a portable record player and collected all the Bowie vinyl back in the early 80's imports 'n' all - often pretending to be Ziggy herself as well as claiming to be bionic)!

My first Bowie album was Hunky Dory on cassette and most of the other albums followed (my father considered it a plague and my friends too were 'infected')! Two albums collected much later; 'Love You Till Tuesday' and 'Another Face' were also purchased on cassette. I can't remember which tracks were listed on which particular album but one song (In The Heat Of The Morning) stuck in my head and became a firm favourite of the early stuff. The sound quality of my 'sound system' in those days wasn't very good; my crummy 3rd hand tape recorder (missing the cassette door) squeaked through the tape reels as best it could until the tape became either broken or chewed and thus discarded - aaaw?

I often thought about purchasing a full album just to hear my favourite early song again and came across this particular album before it's release - considering it a good buy with a staggering number of tracks included.

To be fair some tracks may seem a little child-like for some, but if you can tweak your ear and listen you'll hear bowie as he really sounded in the 60's and hear him clearly! The sound quality (as another reviewer has mentioned) has been given 'space to breathe'. Sometimes (with other re-mastered albums for CD) in an attempt to reduce noise the gate really gets in the way and the slightest imperfections are ironed out with quite a hefty boot or the hiss is cancelled down along with the high end of everything else - but not here!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Norman Prebble on 8 Feb. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Whilst this album will not be to everybody's tastes due to it's sheer eccentricity and whimsy, best explained in other reviews here, I have to say that this is a superb repackage. The sound quality is excellent. The remastering is of the highest order - no unnecessary pumping or squashing of the dynamics that is sadly inflicted on too many albums today in order to make them "louder" hence the music here breathes as it should. It was always a very well recorded album thanks to producer Mike Vernon and legendary engineer Gus Dudgeon. So this really does sparkle.

The accompanying booklet is richly detailed with recording dates and a most interesting timeline that helps place this album and singles into the context of the times. It's great to finally have the early BBC sessions and the new stereo remixes are brilliant. After 43 years, the Gnome finally laughs in true stereo!

I give this 5 stars because this is how such reissues should be done. Genuine time and care went into making this the final word on this album. The music may indeed not be everybody's cup of tea but I guess if you're reading this, then you are interested and have knowledge of how strange this album is. Great value for money. Couldn't ask for anything more from a reissue.
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