1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
From Hunky Dory through to Scary Monsters (with the exception of Pinups) Bowie produced a run of 10 stunning albums. Whilst The Next Day doesn't quite match my all time favourites (Hunky, Ziggy, Low & "Heroes") it comes pretty damn close! Which in my book is a fine achievement for an artist's 24th album and their first new work in nearly 10 years!
At different times the listener is reminded of Hunky Dory, Scary Monsters & Heathen ... but the album does not sound dated at all.
Some long-time Bowie collaborators such as Tony Visconti, Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick & Sterling Campbell are all present along with some serious guests such as Tony Levin and David Torn (who… Read more
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3 incredibly talented musicians making music that they love & believe in with a few well chosen guest appearances. Superbly written, performed & recorded ...
What's not to like!?!?
The music may have it's roots in classic rock from the 70's but this album sounds bang up to date. I use the term Classic Rock rather than Prog as these days the latter label tends to be synonymous with widdly noodly 'look how fast and clever I can play!' boll*cks rather than actual melodies.
The members of Lifesigns are undoubtedly incredibly talented BUT the playing is 100% focused on the music.
Oh, I've thought of something I don't like ... I think the cover looks… Read more
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Having read all the original Conan Doyle stories, watched all the Jeremy Brett adaptations and loved every second of Sherlock I was a little cautious about buying this book. I needn't have worried; Horowitz has done a fantastic job.
Horowitz very wisely drew up a set of rules (outlined at the end of the book) for himself before writing this story; a very important one being NOT to mess with the formula.
Dr. John Watson narrates the tale whereby several seemingly unconnected threads of stories are cleverly woven together. I read this whilst on holiday and it was a real page turner.
The only bad point is that Horowitz says he has no plans to write another… Read more