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Platinum Collection [Box set]

David Bowie Audio CD
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The cliché about David Bowie says he's a musical chameleon, adapting himself according to fashion and trends. While such a criticism is too glib, there's no denying that Bowie demonstrated remarkable skill for perceiving musical trends at his peak in the '70s. After spending several years in the late '60s as a mod and as an ... Read more in Amazon's David Bowie Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Feb 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: EMI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,913 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. The Jean Genie (1997 Digital Remaster)
2. Space Oddity (1997 Digital Remaster)
3. Starman (1997 Digital Remaster)
4. Ziggy Stardust (1997 Digital Remaster)
5. John, I'm Only Dancing (Sax Version) (1997 Digital Remaster)
6. Rebel Rebel (1997 Digital Remaster)
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Sound And Vision (1998 Digital Remaster)
2. Golden Years (Single Version) (1998 Digital Remaster)
3. Fame (1998 Digital Remaster)
4. Young Americans (Single Version) (1998 Digital Remaster)
5. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (1998 Digital Remaster)
6. Can You Hear Me (1998 Digital Remaster)
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Disc: 3
1. Let's Dance (Single Version) (2002 Digital Remaster)
2. Ashes To Ashes (Single Version) (2002 Digital Remaster)
3. Under Pressure (1994 Digital Remaster)
4. Fashion (Single Version) (2002 Digital Remaster)
5. Modern Love (Single Version) (2002 Digital Remaster)
6. China Girl (Single Version) (2002 Digital Remaster)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of bowie - and more! 26 Nov 2009
By haunted
Format:Audio CD
There are a lot of Bowie compilations on the market but this is probably the most comprehensive.There are three discs in the collection - 1969-74, 1974-79 and1980-87 and a total of 57 tracks. So there are plenty of examples of his extraordinary talent as a performer and songwriter.

Highlights of the first disc include "Space Oddity", "Changes" and "Life on Mars" but there are also some lesser-known tracks like "Velvet Goldmine" and "Drive in Saturday".

The third disc includes the hits from the "Lets Dance" album as well as "Ashes to Ashes" "Under Pressure" and "Fashion". There are some welcome songs from the post "Lets Dance" period such as "Time will crawl", "This is not America" and "Day in Day out".

The second disc probably deserves a review of its own. It starts with familiar hits like "Sound and Vision", "Golden Years", "Fame". There are then some very interesting if less familiar songs. Cover versions such as "Wild is the Wind", "Knock on Wood". and second version of "John I'm only Dancing". There are also some songs co-written with Brian Eno such as "Heroes", "DJ" and "The Secret Life of Arabia".
On this disc alone we see how Bowie has used so many influences to produce a startling variety of top quality music

So if you have decided to get a compilation to see whether all the fuss about Bowie is justified (it is), I'd highly recommend this one.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
After hearing about David Bowie for ages and not knowing any of his songs other than a select few, I wisely picked this up from one of my local shops for the bargain price of £5, as i didn't really want to explore the unknown for any higher price i was delighted to of found this so cheaply, however, the best bit was when I listened to the discs and oh-my-god this is unbelievable, the first two discs are simply flawless and the third disc only fires a couple of duds, all in all this is the best fiver I have ever spent (bar a particular mixed kebab), i really cant stress enough that if you have any interest in Bowie or are just widening your musical horizon, how much of a worthy purchase this is, since I have bought this I have so far bought four of his albums and am looking to get the whole collection, after this I would strongly advise you to get 'Hunky Dory' or 'Aladdin Sane' not because they are the best of his stuff, but they are easily accesible and massively enjoyable!Happy Bowie hunting people!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE MAN WHO........IS AN ABSOLUTE HERO! 2 Feb 2007
Format:Audio CD
Looking through my vinyl collection recently i came across my old Bowie albums,bought some 20 odd years ago.

After dusting them down i played them again on the old record player and appreciated them a lot more than i did when i was a teenager.

What i found was a real mixture of songs ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous with the album 'Heroes' being the prime example.

I know,i thought,i will treat myself to a cd collection of all David Bowie's best songs and after much deliberation choosing between the numerous collections available,this 'Platinum' collection was the obvious choice,especialy at Amazon's bargain price.

All Bowie's best work is covered here on a 3 disc set ranging from his early work of 1969 to 1974 on disc1,74 to 79 on disc 2 and disc 3 covers 1980 to 87.

Too many great tracks to pick out personal favourites and this collection easily gets a 5 stars rating.....only because it wouldn't allow me to give 10!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A full and comprehensive collection 1969-1987 14 Feb 2007
By Greshon
Format:Audio CD
Bringing together three recent and quality compilations, this compilation covers the same period as 1993's The Singles Collection - from 1969 to 1987. However, this gives a much fuller picture (it's another third again as big), including more sinlges (i.e. 'Up the Hill Backwards', 'Loving the Alien', 'Underground' and 'Time Will Crawl') and also some album tracks (i.e. 'Beaking Glass' and 'The Secret Life of Arabia'). Best of all, it also includes some sinlges that never appeared on albums (i.e. 'John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)' and 'When the Wind Blows'), and desirable oddities such as Bowie's original version of 'All the Young Dudes', which he wrote for Mott the Hoople, and 'Drowned Girl', a strange track from the 1980s, produced by long-time collaborator Tony Visconti.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Collection 13 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
This CD collection contains David Bowie's most beloved songs and also some vergotten masterpieces. It's a good feeling to have this now alltogether.

David Bowie changed his style during his music career, but he always creates gorgeous stuff. He is the starman, the thin white duke and the melancholy Hero. And of course, an unique genius.

This CD collection is a great thing for fans, thos who wanna become one and peoples interested in music.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best at his best 26 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
Bowie: The Platinum Collection is (rather obviously) a collection of David Bowie's greatest songs spanning almost 20 years of his fantastic and inspiring career: 1969-1987 (his better years) across 3 CDs, which is an overall impressive CV.
Disc one contains the majority of his better known hits such as the sublime "Space Oddity", "Rebel Rebel" and "Changes" as well as album tracks from 1969-74 (which, in terms of just 6 years, 20 excellent tracks is extremely impressive).
Disc two contains his greatest songs from 1974-79, which includes the cocaine-influenced "Station To Station" and the "Berlin trilogy" (Low, "Heroes" and Lodger). This disc has a particularly unique and more conceptual feel to it compared to the other 2, but it is perhaps the weakest of the three in my opinion, but still essential to the David Bowie collection-plus it contains the sheer breath-taking "Heroes" (It also includes the excellent "1984", an album track from the brilliant "Diamond Dogs" album).
Disc three is probably my personal favourite disc, it spans 1980-87, ultimately Bowie's weakest years for albums (aside from 1980's "Scary Monsters") but perhaps his strongest era for hit singles, such as "Let's Dance", "Modern Love" and "Ashes to Ashes". This CD also manages to put the minority of great album tracks and singles from perhaps the worst albums "Never Let Me Down" and "Tonight". The final track being "Labyrinth (OST)"'s "Underground" is a great finishing touch to a superb- and essential- collection of the greatest male solo artist's finest work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 12 days ago by Patricia
2.0 out of 5 stars Problem burning to mp3 CD
I burnt the tracks onto an mp3 CD to listen to in the car using itunes. Every track starts with a burst of white noise.
Published 1 month ago by S. Garforth
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good
Published 2 months ago by Jan Skoglund
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
i love it
Published 2 months ago by Peter
5.0 out of 5 stars beautifully made music
His music transcended all generations,an icon of world music.he is important for music as Bob dylon,also s style icon,just a amazing
Published 6 months ago by david alan bridle
4.0 out of 5 stars 2 out of 3 aint bad
Disc 1 is the best by a country mile because it covers his most successful period when he could do no wrong... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good record of Bowie's music
A good compilation of all his greatest hits - took me a long time to buy his greatest hits but I am glad I did.
Published 9 months ago by AJS265
5.0 out of 5 stars David Bowie
Nice easy listening cd. Bowie again knowing his stuff and capturing his following audience. Can't wait for the next realise
Published 11 months ago by georgina devaney
5.0 out of 5 stars All the classics
If you are not a die hard fan, but are just interested, this is the collection for you, I just love it!
Published 12 months ago by ian
5.0 out of 5 stars Bowie at his best
Another collection of David Bowie hits to go along side all others and albums I have. If your looking for a greatest hits/collection I recommend this 3cd collection. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Stephen
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