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Hours / The Collectors Edition [Collector's Edition, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered]

David Bowie Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (4 Jun 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Friday Music
  • ASIN: B006HH5ZM8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,754 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Thursday's Child
2. Something in the Air
3. Survive
4. If I'm Dreaming My Life
5. Seven
6. What's Really Happening?
7. The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell
8. New Angels of Promise
9. Brilliant Adventure
10. The Dreamers
11. Something in the Air (American Psycho Remix)
12. Survive (Marius De Vries Mix)
13. Seven
14. The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell (Stigmata Film Version)
15. We All Go Through

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the great overlooked album 11 Jan 2012
By markr TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
what a pity that this album rarely receives the credit it deserves. Often compared with Hunky Dory, for its musical style, but not given anything like the same positive reaction, this album deserves to be cherished on its own merits.

The music is mostly melodic songs, which are quite wistful in tone, including the quite superb tracks 'Dreaming my life Away, Seven, and Thursdays Child. My personal highlight 'Survive' is a memorable song which stands well within the catalogue of Bowie's best.

Sadly underrated - this album does not deserve to be overlooked. Well worth adding to your collection and playing over and over
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I believe what my mother said ... 11 Nov 2007
By Trendy
As the lyrics go in 'seven' - but if we had to believe what we read in these reviews we'd never trust our own judgements. I agree with the guy who said this will be a classic in years to come. Let's just get one thing straight about 'Hunky Dory'. That album was accepted by a largely cult following and it was ignored by the masses. Now, it is seen as an absolute classic, but only the superstar nature of Ziggy et al made the public look back and buy. The wheel has now gone full circle. Bowie has a cult status. His fans, and I'm his biggest, adore his music as it is now. Will he ever become a superstar again? No way. And I reckon that's fine by him. But on the day that Mr Bowie departs this world - god forbid when it happens - all the little people will get their first taste of what they should have bought years before. They will listen to 'Seven', 'Survive' and the other compostions on this work of art - and think, do you know, I believed what my mother said. She said he was past it. Don't always believe your mothers, as this man deserves to be canonised when he departs. 'Hours' is the work of a genius.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Mr Paul Savory VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Wonderful. Beautiful. Lavish. Not since 1983's Let's Dance can I put on one of Bowie's lps and listen to it without jumping tracks or going off to do something less boring instead. Hours is for me a true gem. Soft rock, pop with hints of many other shades. That is what Bowie is and does - he paints and blends colours into shades, he does the same with his music. Many times the shades have had jagged edges when a smooth finish was required or vice versa. Here, on Hours, the colours are perfect.

The following info is designed to help new-comers to point them in the right direction for their own tastes.
The No. * rating is very personal to me and these ratings have never really changed in all the 33 years I've been listening to Bowie. They are how I rate the whole LP/cd compared to other BOWIE output.
During 1990 and 1991 EMI released digitally remastered cds under the title of "SOUND + VISION". Most had bonus tracks... some tracks are poor but some are worth getting.
The following list is not definitive but points out the most accessible cds to newbies of Bowie.

1967 DAVID BOWIE - try getting the DELUXE EDITION, or DERAM ANTHOLOGY (not as complete but a good collection). 60's pop / whimsical / musical hall / very folk. 2*
1969 SPACE ODDITY - Electric folk / folk / soft rock - just like Hunky Dory 5*
1970 - THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD - Rock / hard rock - not unlike early Black Sabbath. 4*
1971 - HUNKY DORY - Folk / folk rock - just like Space Oddity 5*
1972 - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (aka ZIGGY STARDUST) Rock / glam rock 4*
1973 - ALADDIN SANE - Rock / glam rock 3.5*
1973 - PIN-UPS - 60's cover versions in rock / glam style. 2*
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Faintly dreamy in a sleepy sort of way 22 Feb 2002
Format:Audio CD
Its not his best, but then his best is pretty brilliant, so don't hold that against this album. 'Something in the air' in particular is a beautiful song. Its quite an introspective sounding collection, which I like. His voice doesn't seem to be what it was, but it still holds the songs pretty well. I'd buy other albums first, but if you've got them, head for this. You shouldn't be disapointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Often overlooked, but excellent album 26 Mar 2013
By Vix
Format:Audio CD
Following the release of The Next Day, many have referenced Heathen and Reality, but very few mention Hours. For me, this is one of his better albums in recent years. If you are a Bowie fan, give it a go.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional lyrics and fantastic acoustics 25 Feb 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Bowie's music always has a raw and extremely intelligent appeal, which is a breath of fresh air compared to the boyband/girlband groups around; And unlike some 'live' groups, Bowie sounds magnificent. Obviously, he does employ various engineered mixes to achieve the sound he wants. But this simply enhances already wonderful music.
Never a conformist, Bowie's recent albums have varied considerably in a relatively short period of time, with the energetic(?) music on "Earthling" (a treat on it's own) to more meaningful and lyrically brilliant music on "hours". In particular "Something In The Air" & "Survive" are not to be missed.
How does he do it?
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bowie's most UNDERRATED Album to date 23 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
I've never seen how or why Bowie fans have been so Harsh about "Hours..." in my honest opinion it, it was his "return to form" album, after the average "Outside" & "Earthling", "Hours..." was stripped down, and back to basics, gone were all the electronic industrial beats, just leaving us with Bowie and his guitar, it's admitadly not as good as 2002's "Heathen", but "Hours..." is very accessable, any one of the tracks to could be singles stand out tracks are "Survive", Thursday's Child", "Seven", and "All The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell" I also Love "Brilliant Adventure" it's an instrumental, this album is generally easy listening apart from ATPTAGTH
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Much underrated
Sophisticated and elegant. This album seems to be much underrated and often forgotten. Perfect for another thursdays child like me.
Published 5 months ago by Erebor
5.0 out of 5 stars In the Hours
Bowie's underrated album, This album is actually very good! There are some rocky type of tracks that are just like any of his other albums, personally I think his voice has matured... Read more
Published 9 months ago by August
4.0 out of 5 stars overlooked gem
hours is a very overlooked album there are some excellent tracks on this cd i was very pleased with this purchase all round
Published 11 months ago by william a barry
5.0 out of 5 stars Hours CD Album David Bowie
Fantastic a Album worth getting you will not be disapointed easy listerning lay back and take this great Album in. If you have not got it yet go and get it One of Bowies best work.
Published 13 months ago by Derek
3.0 out of 5 stars some greats
love bowie and love some of these tracks . especially Seven. has to be worth a listen . not one of his best albums though
Published 13 months ago by simon
5.0 out of 5 stars bowie
im a fan of this man and his music ...a must for any fan of bowies music,with the extra tracks,,,a very good purchase
Published 13 months ago by rene
5.0 out of 5 stars One of his best
This is an underrated gem by Bowie and in my opinion is in his top 3. Some of these songs are absolute masterpieces such as "seven" or "survive" and my favorite "Th Dreamers". Read more
Published 20 months ago by josh
5.0 out of 5 stars Phil 'Mitchy' Mitchell.
I grow up with David Bowie and have always insisted that his early stuff was the best 1970-80, after that period I started to lose a bit of intrest in Bowie's music, until I came... Read more
Published 22 months ago by mitchy59
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a fan in general.
I can honestly say I only really bought this as the music was on the Nomad soul game,to be honest it's really good anyway,that's from someone whose been into the more extreme end... Read more
Published on 27 Feb 2010 by Mr. M. L. Hanford
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly lack-lustre album - lots of bonus material for die-hards!
After the relative ferocity of "Outside" and "Earthling" everyone is entitled to a low-key, more chilled-out affair, to balance the books, so to speak. Read more
Published on 21 July 2009 by M. B. Wilson
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