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Diamond Dogs

21 Aug. 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 6 Sept. 1999
  • Release Date: 21 Aug. 2006
  • Label: EMI UK
  • Copyright: 1999 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC This Label Copy information is the subject of Copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 1999 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 38:19
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  • ASIN: B001IQ729W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,737 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Oct. 2001
Format: Audio CD
A dark and moody album where distorted guitar and sax are magically interwoven to produce an all time classic from Bowie. Not at all like Aladdin Sane which has an almost pop feel, nor like Ziggy which is acoustic-based, this album is far more complex and mature.
One of the interesting things about this music is the band - or lack of it! This album was recorded in 1974 just after the spiders had disbanded. Bowie therefore had a far greater input into this album than any previous, one would imagine. Evidence of this is the number of instruments he plays - accompanied by a drummer and occasional pianist and guitarist.
Get this it will grow on you with time and stay with you for ever.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By trendy on 30 Jan. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Tracks 3 to 5, 'Sweet Thing', 'Candidate' and 'Sweet Thing Reprise' are so astoundingly perfect that the rest of the album is almost an anti-climax, even though everything is at genius level. 'Sweet Thing' fades in beautifully, the shrieking vocal is beyond belief, and the lyrical quality and depth so superior that this could be studied for a degree in English literature. The seedy filth of the drug-run city we all dread is perfectly encapsulated by a wall of sound and introspection of the highest order.
'Is it nice in your snowstorm ... freezing your brain?
Do you think that your face looks the same?
Well then indeed ... it's all I ever wanted ...
It's a street with a deal .. and a face,
It's got claws, it's got me, it's got .... you!'
How do you even begin to give a shade of constructive criticism to that?
On top of this, the man played every instrument himself.
Bowie rises above the limits of human creativity. The level of his talent is beyond ordinary human comprehension.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By fatsovonchubby on 17 Oct. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Diamond Dogs is my favourite Bowie album. I can't directly measure or directly explain why it comes in first before other greats in the Bowie back catalogue - it just does. The imagination, diversity of style, background unease of a bleak social chaos sprinkled throughout - it all cooks together marvellously to serve up a punchy, fragrant banquet of classics. My only criticism of the album is that it begins to flag a wee bit in in the middle before the final few songs deliver the best of finishes - and I think that one less song could have made it perfect. Nevertheless - DD is a firm favourite.

There's no point echoing the rest of the comments that have preceded mine. Bowie could have disappeared altogether after Aladdin Sane - but he managed to conjure up 3 of his best albums in Diamond Dogs, Young Americans and Station To Station.

Diamond Dogs was daring, different, and for the lack of another D word - absolutely bloody fantastic. There's nothing else quite like it - so give it a try if you don't own it as it's a bargain at today's prices.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By derek@jmacd.freeserve.co.uk on 12 Dec. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Yes, it was originally supposed to be for a musical based on 1984. At the end of the day though it stands alone on the strength of the songs. This is, on occasion, my favourite Bowie album - although a great many of his albums have also held that spot. It starts with the spoken Future Legend which Bowie later made the mistake of trying to emulate on the Glass Spider. It sets the tone for one or two fairly dark moments - notably the Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise) section. This for me is the highlight of the whole album - strong both lyrically and musically. While some of the songs link obviously to the 1984 theme, these fit in feel unlike the rather more obvious 1984 and Big Brother. All in all a strong album which benefits from being listened to as a whole. If you want to hear some interesting cover versions of some of the tracks - try to find the Wedding Present doing Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family or Rickie Lee Jones doing Rebel Rebel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By markr TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Jan. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I remember as a teenager hearing this for the first time on the day it was released- I was, and remain, a huge Bowie fan but the first time i heard this album, i didn't warm to it at all. And that's the point really; this is not easy music and it requires several listens to realise just how good it is. And it is very good indeed, containing the quite wonderful Rebel, Rebel, and the outstanding Sweet Thing - one of the best tracks Bowie, or anyone else, ever wrote. There are numerous great tracks though, with 1984, We are the Dead, and Rock 'n' Roll with Me also amongst the standouts.

Here were the first signs of the soul sounds which would form Bowie's next album, Young Americans: Remastered, but in Diamond Dogs they are blended with more conventional rock music to great effect

A wonderful album - well worth the listens if you don't absolutely love it immediately.

Highly recommended
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Rafferty on 8 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
After sacking the Spiders this is really Bowie's first solo album since his ill-fated 1967 debut. Despite that, this album has to be in anybody's top 5 Bowie recordings. After being denied permission by Orwell's widow to do a musical rendition of the book 1984 Bowie could have abandoned ship and consigned the demos to the archive. What he in fact did was add his own ideas to the mix to end up with something a lot better. The original concept would have ended up a bland retelling of Orwell's nightmare, but freed from this narrative Bowie excels himself. The album opens with a Stones influenced scene-setter but really takes off with the `Candidate/Sweet Thing/Candidate' triptych which, far from dragging the album down, is surely Bowie's greatest 15 minutes on record. It climaxes with the unforgettable rock'n'roll exclamation "We'll buy some drugs and watch a band, then jump in a river holding hands!"- were it released today Wallmart shoppers would never see it. Side one ends with perhaps his best known riff, `Rebel Rebel'; a top 10 hit knocked off almost as an afterthought. I have never understood why `Rock'n'Roll' with Me, the opener of side two, is so maligned. It's a classic Rock'n'roll anthem which any other artist would have given their back teeth for. `We Are the Dead' though is the true highlight of the album: at once a superficial account of Winston's doomed love affair in the original novel but more tellingly a world-weary account of the rock business and Bowie's thinly veiled contempt for exploitative management. It is here that the true concept behind this concept album becomes apparent - it's not about a dystopian future but about the death of Rock'n'Roll.Read more ›
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