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5.0 out of 5 stars Bowie's finest Moment?, 6 Dec 2005
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This review is from: Diamond Dogs: 30th Anniversary 2CD Edition (Audio CD)
Diamond Dogs is, for me, Bowie's finest moment - forget "Ziggy" as this is where he shines brightest.
It's a very dark album - almost brooding in places, and is all that ever surfaced from the ill-fated musical version of Orwell's "1984" that was planned but stopped by Orwell's relatives.
It starts off with a very alternative rendition of "Bewitched" from South Pacific being played on a distant sounding guitar with a nightmare scenario being described setting the scene for the post apocalyptic setting of the record.
The title track, with it's very under rated hookline, kicks in after this and then goes into the "Sweet Thing" extravaganza, and finally amongst some of the nastiest feedback lines ever played drops neatly into "Rebel Rebel".
Side two is the surviving material from 1984, and is Bowie at the peak of his songwriting (at least, as far as I'm concerned).
If you don't already own this - then the reissue is worth getting. If possible though, try to track down the earlier Ryko reissue that is just a single disc as to my ears, none of the 30th Anniversary editions have been remastered particularly well.
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