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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 (6 July 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: NTSC
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B002984APW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,239 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Life On Mars? (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
2. Rebel Rebel (Truncated) (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
3. Thursday's Child (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
4. Can't Help Thinking About Me (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
5. China Girl (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
6. Seven (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
7. Drive In Saturday (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
8. Word On A Wing (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
Disc: 2
1. Life On Mars? (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
2. Rebel Rebel (Truncated) (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
3. Thursday's Child (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
4. Can't Help Thinking About Me (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
5. China Girl (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
6. Seven (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
7. Drive In Saturday (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
8. Word On A Wing (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
9. Survive (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
10. I Can't Read (Live At The Manhattan Center, New York)
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Highly influential and visionary artist David Bowie has a back catalogue that spans four decades and a lifetime's selection of musical styles. His ability to adapt to different sounds so seamlessly is expressed brilliantly in this live collection, captured at The Manhattan Center, New York for VH1.Including hits such as 'Rebel Rebel' and 'Chine Girl', thismesmerising performance from The Thin White Duke is a must for fans and newcomers alike and comes complete with both CDand DVD versions.

5* Uncut Review, August '09
1999 TV Show offers priceless insights and powerful renditions. One can't imagine many stars of his stature spinning self deprecating anecdotes, but the storytellers song-and-chat format was made for Bowie's uniquely thespian charm. Here he recalls seeking a toilet, dressed in full Ziggy regalia, and protesting to the promoter. "My dear man, I can't piss in the sink." The promoter grumbled, "Son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you." He also mentions drunkenly shaving his eyebrows off when Mott The Hoople rejected "Drive In Saturday" ("that taught them a lesson"). He also reveals his vote for "the worst two lines I've ever written." Yet when the music kicks in he's suddenly the airborne trouper again, offering brilliant versions of "Life On Mars?", "China Girl" and "My Cry for Help", "Word On A Wing". The accompanying DVD adds a teased-out "Always Crashing in the Same Car"--Chris Roberts

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 23 May 2009
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It's really nice to have some more Bowie material to listen to now that I guess he's retired for good. This is a lovely little package consisting of a CD/DVD from a 1999 concert at the Manhattan Center, New York to promote (at the time) his 'Hours' album. Overall, between the CD/DVD apart from a handful of 'Hours' tracks and a few obvious classics, there's also a few nice quirks on this which are: 'Can't Help Thinking About Me', 'Drive In Saturday', 'Word On A Wing', 'I Can't Read' and 'Always Crashing In The Same Car'. One to add to the Bowie collection.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Martin from Spain on 22 Aug. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Very nice life performence by David Bowie in 1999. It is an CD and DVD with the same material (the DVD has some bonus-material as well).
The SOUND is very good (the DVD has also 5.1 Sound DOLBY or DTS as well as Stereo).
The quality of the sound is pretty good and definitely not comparible to MP3 quality (as sugested by an other reviewer).
Some of the stories are funny, others just interesting.
The songs are very nice and well preformed.
Especialy the preformance of "China Girl" is very nice and an welcome variation of the original.
I have the CD in the car-stereo for some time now, and it is a joy to listion to the show over and over again.
Recomended to fans of David Bowie.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By K. Alexander on 7 Jun. 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is a complete joy to watch from start to finish, Bowie is on form and very relaxed.The songs are fantastic but what makes this different from other live releases is the fact that Bowie tells a lot of funny stories worth buying for that alone.Buy it you won't regret it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Clack on 29 Jan. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Storytellers is such a great idea,share some of your songs and between tell stories about your career and about the songs.When it comes to this type of idea and with a live audience David Bowie is in his element,he's witty,he's clearly enjoying the experience and one of the most talented and enjoyable performers ever in rock music.The band are superb throughout,good selection of songs with the bonus extra of three more on the DVD.But the stories are what makes this CD/DVD set so great.In Berlin with Iggy Pop,or in UK with Marc Bolan,and the northern town on the Ziggy Stardust tour and his need for a toilet(nothing crude just plain funny).This is David Bowie singing his songs,telling some wonderful stories giving his audience a very special time.This was recorded around the time of the 'Hours' album coming out and the version of 'Thursdays Child' is just stunning,as are all the songs.The concept of Storytellers is brilliant and I've others including Bruce Springsteen and Counting Crows,and every one of them is catching artists relating and contacting with their audience in a way you couldn't do it on major tours.This is a great DB release and is totally recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Lansdowne on 26 Nov. 2010
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Bowie's definately a storyteller. We never know when to believe him, do we, fans? :) I'm waiting for the man to release the 1980 Floor Show. In the meantime this is good enough to keep us sweet. It's just great to watch a real performer doing it with such ease. I read some reviews before buying. One of them kept popping into my head, uninvited, as I watched the DVD the first time. I just kept wondering what was wrong with the sound. Nothing really. This is one of the better Bowie DVDs on sale at the moment. There are some to avoid. Always check the reviews, folks :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nadia on 10 July 2010
Format: Audio CD
Just bought this CD/DVD... I listened to the CD and then watched the DVD (they're exactly the same but obviously the DVD is much better because you can see David Bowie - the DVD also has 4 additional tracks that the CD doesn't have). I stayed glued in front of the TV for the whole performance! Not only are most of the songs classics you don't hear much these days (like Can't Help Thinking About Me) but David Bowie also entertains the audience with recollections from the past. It's an absolute joy to watch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Tetteroo on 11 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
This album makes clear what a nice and funny guy David Bowie is besides a great artist and if you didn't have respect for him yet you will have after watching this dvd. The atmosphere is amazingly relaxing and has such a living room feeling that it's like Bowie is a good friend visiting you, telling some stories and playing some songs of his giant oeuvre. Since this was recorded just before the release of 'Hours...' there are also some tracks of this album played and they sound beautiful.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Yes the 80`s were best! on 11 Aug. 2009
Format: Audio CD
How anyone can give this fantastic c.d. and d.v.d.2 stars is absolutely beyond me...Yes a thousand, thousand stars would be a start..
The reviewer who says the sound is not great entirely misses the point and has really infuriated me.
If this was beamed to us on a piece of string from Mars and we had to amplify it through a million tin cans to even barely hear it , it would be worth selling your soul for.Great stories told with wit and an easy charm by a fabulous artist, many other so called "stars" would struggle to relate to their audience this way and many would probably remain too aloof to do so in their fragile ivory towers.
Im fed up and sick of people Bowie bashing because it has become cool to do so when he has been such an influential,enduring,modern icon.
It`s o.k I feel better now!
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