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5.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for the gift of Dome Vision, 3 May 2011
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I was lucky enough to have seen David at the Milton Keynes Bowl in 1990 as part of his Sound+Vision tour. It was a really great concert and a vast improvement on his previous solo tour - Glass Spider which I also saw live. This time round, Bowie was re-united with guitarist Adrien Belew who had previously played on the "Heroes" tour and the Lodger album. It was a much more stripped down and tighter sounding band than the one David had toured with in 1987, and mostly all the better for it and for obvious reasons the set list was much better. Roughly 21-22 songs were performed. For this Tokyo Dome concert, the fans were lucky enough to have got a 25 song set list - and what a set list! If you get the chance to be able to order this DVD, then it's a no brainer!


Station To Station
Station To Station
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Price: £56.99

27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'll get off at this station, 28 July 2010
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This review is from: Station To Station (Audio CD)
There was to have originally been just a 4-disc Special Edition, but now we get the choice of a 5CD+1DVD+3LP Super Deluxe Limited Edition or this 3CD Special instead. No doubt this will please some, but deeply frustrate and annoy others. I suspect that any fans who are prepared to shell out for the Super Deluxe will also order the Special for easy day-to-day use.

I'll settle for this 3CD set. The music on it speaks for itself - you only have to view the tracklist to see what I mean. The Nassau Coliseum Concert is a triumphant showcase of Bowie's musical career up to this point in '76. An essential purchase!
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A Reality Tour
A Reality Tour
Price: £6.67

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My kind of Reality, 6 Dec 2009
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This review is from: A Reality Tour (Audio CD)
Us Bowie fans will already own the 'A Reality Tour' DVD, so we are aware of what an absolutely cracking tracklist it's got. Soon we will be able to own it on this double CD as well - I can't wait!

With an eclectic tracklist to die for featuring a selection of songs from 'Reality' and 'Heathen', plus a trawl through his vast legendary back catalogue, that features not only many of his well known classics but also some unexpected and very welcome quirks, such as: 'Sister Midnight', 'Be My Wife', 'Fantastic Voyage', 'Battle For Britain' and 'The Motel', plus three bonus tracks, makes this live set of 33 songs a desirable purchase for many (but apparently not all) Bowie fans.
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Benidorm - Series 3 [DVD]
Benidorm - Series 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Johnny Vegas
Price: £6.62

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charmingly funny and moving, 9 Nov 2009
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This review is from: Benidorm - Series 3 [DVD] (DVD)
Hats off to writer Derren Litten for delivering yet another brilliantly scripted series of Benidorm. This time each episode is an hour long which could so easily have backfired and made the episodes tediously drawn out, but it works really well. I guess that in an hour format you can tell more of a story - and it shows.

This third series is crammed full of guest stars, including: Sheridan Smith, Robin Askwith, Tim Healy, Keith Barron (in a respectful nod to Duty Free's influence on Benidorm), Una Stubbs and Stuart McGugan (It Ain't Half Hot Mum) playing a character called "Wink" - which was very appropriate, as he turned out to be a bit of a "winker!". Derren Litten even managed to successfully shoe-horn back in Martin's wife Kate (played by Abigail Cruttenden).

A fabulous, funny and sometimes moving series (we've got to know and care about these OTT! characters) plus more locations featured around Benidorm, and The Oracle finally finds himself a "proper" girlfriend. Thoroughly recommended.


The Best Of Roxy Music
The Best Of Roxy Music
Price: £4.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Class, 31 Aug 2009
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This review is from: The Best Of Roxy Music (Audio CD)
'The Best Of Roxy Music' does exactly what it says on the tin, it just concentrates on classic Roxy Music material. What you get here is fourteen well known classics plus four classic album tracks. The album tracks featured on this are all absolute gems that truly deserve to get discovered by the casual listener. They are: 'Both Ends Burning' (Siren), the wonderful hauntingly hypnotic 'Out Of The Blue' (Country Life), 'Mother Of Pearl' (Stranded) and 'Re-make/Re-Model' (Roxy Music). Also this compilation has been enhanced, which gives these tracks a clearer and richer sound. The cover artwork is also very classy. So there you have it, 18 prime cut tracks of pure class.

* Update - This would make the perfect partnership with 'The Best Of Bryan Ferry' (2009 release).


The Specials
The Specials
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This will wipe that blank expression off your face (4.5 Stars), 26 Aug 2009
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If anyone owns 'The Best Of The Specials' (2008) then you might be thinking that that's enough for me. Well, think again! Because you'll be seriously missing out on the joy of discovering some other real gems, including: 'Do The Dog' and '(Dawning Of A) New Era' (it's the life affirming burst of energy that these two tracks provide), plus the intense build up to 'Too Hot' about Rude Boys carrying guns. Overall, a great album so "do the dog not the donkey" and order yourself a copy now!


Love [Expanded]
Love [Expanded]
Price: £12.98

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love finally gets the remastered treatment it so desperately needed, 25 Aug 2009
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This review is from: Love [Expanded] (Audio CD)
I'm probably the least qualified person to review this, as I'm not a diehard Cult fan, just someone who loved this album in his teenage years - and who still does. Billy Duffy's all powerful guitar-riffs and the soaring vocals of Ian Astbury were a real tour-de-force to be reckoned with. I was also aware back in the day of the riff-tastic hit single Lil' Devil.

There are two versions of this newly remastered cd, this expanded edition (2cd) and The Omnibus Edition (4cd). This edition now does me nicely, and although it's great to have some additional material to listen to including the 12" versions of She Sells Sanctuary, Rain and Revolution, the main thing for me is that Love has finally been remastered which fully brings out the album's sonically powerful sound - as the basic version I owned (until now) didn't do this classic glam goth-rock album justice.


Space Oddity 40th Anniversary Edition - Limited Edition
Space Oddity 40th Anniversary Edition - Limited Edition
Price: £14.03

19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well put together - but hard to get that excited about, 21 Aug 2009
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Anyone who orders this 40th Anniversary Edition of Space Oddity will already own the no thrills version of it so they'll know that this acoustic folk album is a classic Bowie one. It's both beautiful and moving.

Well, that's the formalities out of the way, and nobody could deny that this two-disc edition isn't comprehensive and quite impressive, but let's face it although a lot of fans will buy it (including myself), it's not the most exciting prospect in terms of anniversary or special editions. And I can just imagine myself playing the bonus disc and thinking, yes that was quite pleasant, then hardly ever playing it again and mostly going back to my no thrills copy of Space Oddity. So yes, it's very well put together but there's only so many versions of Memory Of A Free Festival that a fan can cope with.

Something that should interest fans more is the Station To Station Special Edition coming up next year (see comment box below for full details).
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VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
Price: £13.31

38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A welcome addition, 23 May 2009
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This review is from: VH1 Storytellers (Audio CD)
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.


Scary Monsters
Scary Monsters
Price: £6.65

5.0 out of 5 stars A True Bowie Masterpiece, 5 April 2009
This review is from: Scary Monsters (Audio CD)
It's virtually impossible to have just the one favourite Bowie album. But if you had to pick a handful of his very best-ever! studio albums, then 'Scary Monsters' should definitely be one of them.

It's not as synth-laden as 'Low' or 'Heroes' (apart from obviously 'Ashes To Ashes') but overall 'Scary Monsters' is more synthesized than 'Lodger'. Though as has been stated, it is more of a rock album with an intense angular guitar sound - courtesy of Robert Fripp.

I've often thought that the second half of this cd gets a bit overlooked, because in my opinion side two (if it was vinyl) is just as brilliant as side one - but in a different way. Although the first half may rock a lot more, the second half packs more of an emotional punch. So call this Post Punk, New Wave or New Romantic the point is it's a true Bowie masterpiece. Essential!


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