Shop now Shop now Shop now Up to 70% off Fashion Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Amazon Fire TV Amazon Pantry Food & Drink Beauty Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now

David Bowie Part 1: 1964-1981

RAB
 
Early On: (1964-1966)
Early On: (1964-1966)
"Fascinating collection of all the mid 60s singles b-sides and demos you could want."
David Bowie
David Bowie
"The first LP. Less naive and embarassing than many have suggested, it has its moments of endearing charm and weirdness- now remastered and sounding far better than ever."
David Bowie: Love You Till Tuesday [DVD] [2005]
David Bowie: Love You Till Tuesday [DVD] [2005]
"Incredible promo film, unseen until the early 80s, featuring the young, wig-wearing Bowie miming Deram-era songs including the dodgy early version of Space Oddity."
Space Oddity 40th Anniversary Edition - Limited Edition
Space Oddity 40th Anniversary Edition - Limited Edition
"The second eponymous album, sometimes dismissed as unfocussed and occasionally twee, but featuring great songs like Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud, and Cygnet Committee."
The Man Who Sold The World
The Man Who Sold The World
"Often seen as Bowie's first essential LP, a heavier, moodier experience thanks to Mick Ronson's lead guitar, Bowie's disturbing lyrics, and the addition of spooky sci-fi synths."
Hunky Dory
Hunky Dory
"A great introduction to Bowie, maybe his most accessible and 'songwriterly' LP, beautifully produced, arranged and performed by all concerned."
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
"Bowie's first big hit LP, following quickly on from Hunky Dory and capitalising on the collective excellence of Ronson, Bolder and Woodmandsey. A must."
Live Santa Monica '72
Live Santa Monica '72
"A much-bootlegged radio broadcast, officially released in the mid 90s, re-released in 2008, and capturing the live brilliance of the Spiders on tour in America."
Bowie at the Beeb [Limited Edition] - 3CD Set
Bowie at the Beeb [Limited Edition] - 3CD Set
"A good selection of BBC sessions tracking Bowie's progress from shaky experimentation to assured confidence and power."
Aladdin Sane: Remastered
Aladdin Sane: Remastered
"Ziggy Stardust's decadent and disturbed younger brother, a stunning collection, including the exquisite Lady Grinning Soul. The debut of Mike Garson and his magnificently overblown piano playing."
David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars [DVD]
David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars [DVD]
"The legendary final performance of Ziggy and the Spiders, grainily filmed but still incredibly powerful, especially in its recently enhanced state."
Pin Ups
Pin Ups
"Slick and entertaining tribute to his 60s favourites, recorded in France and the final LP featuring Ronno as lead guitarist. He takes the opportunity to be ridiculously great."
Diamond Dogs
Diamond Dogs
"Produced by Bowie himself, resulting in a murky, strange and raw sound that is largely an amazing success. Paranoid and creepy, with all-time classic songs such as Sweet Thing and We Are the Dead."
David Live: at the Tower Theatre Philadelphia/Remastered
David Live: at the Tower Theatre Philadelphia/Remastered
"Compelling record of a fraught and uncomfortable time, Bowie's coke-addled comeback tour. Shame there doesn't seem to be a visual record of the show."
Young Americans
Young Americans
"Controversial, but the first big US success, partly thanks to the hit Lennon collaboration Fame. Visconti returns as producer and the result is sumptuous and moving. Remastered edition overdue!"
The Man Who Fell To Earth (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
The Man Who Fell To Earth (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
"Bowie's first and greatest lead film role. Roeg's film is appropriately alienated and alienating but Bowie is compelling."
Station To Station
Station To Station
"Bowie famously claims to have next to no memory of recording this. His persecuted and desparate state of mind combined with one of the best bands ever assembled resulted in another of his classics."
The Idiot
The Idiot
"Bowie's contributions to Iggy's first solo LP are so major, it's worth including it here. The start of the move away from America, an influential LP with appealingly industrial and synthetic sounds."
Low
Low
"Another masterpiece, and another example of a record with no weak moments. Nothing else has sounded like this since, although many have tried. Subterraneans might be the best thing Bowie's ever done."
Heroes
Heroes
"Superficially similar to Low, but not quite so consistent, and characterised by more determinedly crazed lyrics and Robert Fripp's guitar."
Stage: Live/Remastered
Stage: Live/Remastered
"Good but pretty underwhelming live LP. Recently remastered and re-ordered, but there's something about the combination of electric violin and Adrian Belew's guitar playing that is somehow superficial."
Lodger
Lodger
"Admirably experimental, with some classic songs and mad production. Carlos Alomar contributes brilliant rhythm guitar, and songs like Fantastic Voyage and Yassassin are spot on."
Scary Monsters
Scary Monsters
"The return of more carefully constructed lyrics and melodies, a brilliantly produced art-rock LP that lots of people see as the last of the classic Bowie albums. Up The Hill Backwards is stunning!"
Christiane F.
Christiane F.
"Soundtrack to the harrowing German film, finally released on CD relatively recently, and worth getting for the full length Helden."