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Outside [CD]

David Bowie Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 Sep 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B0000AKP2I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,961 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1. Outside not just for the Insider 20 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I first bought this album when it came out in 1995 as a cassette tape and as many other posters mention, intially found it somewhat unapproachable and only gradually started to like it by which time my old tape machine had given up the ghost. When I ordered Bowie's superb new album The Next Day, I added 1. Outside as it was one of the few albums of his that I did not have in my CD collection. I am so pleased that I did! Having not heard it for at least 15 years, it has been an absolute joy to be re-acquainted with what must be one of DB's most innovative and interesting works and I've been playing it continuously for the last 10 days!

Together with his other albums from the late '90's (Earthling & Hours), it takes a few plays to get into but it is so worthwhile perservering with all of them as they are excellent despite being either overlooked or dismissed by the critics at the time.

When 1. Outside first came out I was not too keen on the segues as I thought they were an unneccessary distraction from the music but I've got used to them and actually like them now. I guess if Bowie had gone ahead with his intention of producing two further albums on the same Nathan Adler Diaries Hate Crime theme, these interludes would have made more sense.

There is some excellent musicianship here and I think that the criticism from some quarters that Reeves Gabrels brought an unwanted heavy, industrial guitar influence to Bowie's work of the period is unjust. The contribution of previous collaborators such as Eno, Mike Garsen and Carlos Alamor is very welcome as is the emergence of Sterling Campbell as Bowie's favoured drummer.

David Bowie has been responsible for such an extraordinary and varied body of work over the years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A true masterpiece! 8 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD
This astonishes me the more I listen to it.Like other reviewers I found some of it a bit impenetrable at first,but repeated listens reveals its countless strengths.The musicians on it are top class and the music unique challenging and brave.His vocals are truly great,how on earth he can sing WishfulBeginnings is beyond me!To me this is up there with Ok Computer and Dark Side Of The Moon as a true great.If only the other 2 had been produced,not that his later albums werent brilliant too.Wonder if he will bring out another work that would be so good!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A compelling and disturbing ride... 20 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is an ablum that has to be persevered with, yet will reward those who allow it to. There are many dark and wonderful moments - but, to be honest, it's the overall tone that is most arresting. I find that I go through phases of playing this album over and over again, back-to-back, which is something I very rarely do. It is certainly disturbing, serving up a girl's mutilated body, and then loosely weaving a vague story around it. The segues take a little getting used to, but I have to say, the victim's line, "Something's going to be horrid", as "Hello Spaceboy" opens up lingers long after "Strangers When We Meet" has faded away. It is at times chaotic, rambling, bafflingly opaque, and is all the better for it. Deserves much more recognition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Genius 22 Nov 2008
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Probably one of the hardest Bowie albums to get into (and thats saying something) but actually one of the most rewarding too. It took me 2 or 3 listens before everything started to fit together, and once it did, it really took hold. It is then that you truely begin to appreciate just what a god Bowie is. Now, if only I could say the same for Never Let Me Down....
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5.0 out of 5 stars moody, dark and rhythmic 1 Mar 2011
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Outside is an album inspired by a morbid age of death in the name of art and art in the name of death. It is not a "song" album, so if you like things to hum or whistle to then buy some of Bowies earlier albums. This album is setting a mood and making a sad reflection of events. I find myself commenting on the production of CD,s quite a lot these days as I have too many albums which are ruined by sloppy mixing and mastering. Top marks to Bowie and Eno who produced this as they really have done an excellent job, it sounds fantastic through the hi fi. This is one to bathe alone in-get rid of the kids and your partner, open a bottle/can and let it take you to a very dark place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deranged 29 Jun 2013
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1. Outside is not a particularly commercial album and you may find it takes a while to get into. There are a number of reasons for this.

It was originally supposed to be the first part of a trilogy and since part 2 & 3 were never released (at the time of writing this review) it is trying to tell a story that doesn't go anywhere

The segues that pop up occasionally detract from the overall flow of the album so it can feel a little jarring. Weirdly; although this narrative intrudes into the feel of the album, there is not enough of it to explain where you are in the overall story.

I originally purchased this album this album, listened to it a couple of times, went back to Ziggy / Aladdin Sane / Heathen and promptly forgot about it.

So in conclusion, It has a story that is not complete, it doesn't flow well and is (on first listen) confusing.

This doesn't matter a bit though because despite these flaws, it is utterly brilliant.

It contains some of Bowies best tracks. I'm Deranged, Thru these architects eyes, I have not been to oxford town and No Control stand out. So does Hallo SpaceBoy which is very different to the Pet Shop Boys Remix that you will find on the "Best of Bowie" album but just as good.

Once you have listened to it a few times, the story makes sense and the music/spoken words fit into the overall narrative.

Most importantly (for a Bowie album) it is not mainstream or middle of the road. It challenges the listener and stands up to repeat listening.

It took me a few further attempts to get into this album and it is now one of my favourites. I prefer it to that benchmark for later releases (scary monsters) and would advise anyone to persevere with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed it.
Published 2 months ago by K T Carpenter
5.0 out of 5 stars outside
one of Bowie's more challenging releases. still love it tho especially as I enjoy it the more I listen to it - which makes for a cost effective purchase.
Published 14 months ago by sarah howard-jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Bow to Bowie.
I have nearly all of David Bowie's albums. This cd is particularly good and sounds as fresh today as it did when it was first released. Read more
Published 14 months ago by christopher knell
5.0 out of 5 stars on top of his game
this is bowie on top form there are some great tracks some catchy some not but all in all there is an interesting storyline through the whole thing ,weather you understand it or... Read more
Published 16 months ago by william a barry
2.0 out of 5 stars I or One Outside
David is pretty "Out-There"on this album in extreme mood with lots of self-mutilatory references - buy it and listen at your peril!
Published 16 months ago by Richie
1.0 out of 5 stars David Bowir
I did not like this at all David. Sorry. the only song worth listening to is HOTEL. That, is great. The rest is weird, strange in the extreme. Read more
Published 17 months ago by S. Knowles
5.0 out of 5 stars Way Outside
An excellent album with a great story woven throughout. Bowie sure knows how to express the dark and more outside concepts but at the same time remains entertaining. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Miss Heather Morgan
3.0 out of 5 stars OUTSIDE.
Published 19 months ago by NIDGE
2.0 out of 5 stars A story that should never have been told.
The return of ENO and I was so excited about this forthcoming release. I get the cd, put it on and... what the eck was that. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Mr Paul Savory
5.0 out of 5 stars A contender for greatest comeback album
This was unexpected from Bowie fans at the time of it's release in 1995 but now,in retrospect,its clear that Bowie had been building or at least trying to edge close to the... Read more
Published on 5 Nov 2011 by Richard Johns
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