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In The Heat of The Morning,
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I first started listening to Bowie with the accompaniment of my eldest sister bellowing/screeching out from her room -(she had a portable record player and collected all the Bowie vinyl back in the early 80's imports 'n' all - often pretending to be Ziggy herself as well as claiming to be bionic)!
My first Bowie album was Hunky Dory on cassette and most of the other albums followed (my father considered it a plague and my friends too were 'infected')! Two albums collected much later; 'Love You Till Tuesday' and 'Another Face' were also purchased on cassette. I can't remember which tracks were listed on which particular album but one song (In The Heat Of The Morning) stuck in my head and became a firm favourite of the early stuff. The sound quality of my 'sound system' in those days wasn't very good; my crummy 3rd hand tape recorder (missing the cassette door) squeaked through the tape reels as best it could until the tape became either broken or chewed and thus discarded - aaaw?
I often thought about purchasing a full album just to hear my favourite early song again and came across this particular album before it's release - considering it a good buy with a staggering number of tracks included.
To be fair some tracks may seem a little child-like for some, but if you can tweak your ear and listen you'll hear bowie as he really sounded in the 60's and hear him clearly! The sound quality (as another reviewer has mentioned) has been given 'space to breathe'. Sometimes (with other re-mastered albums for CD) in an attempt to reduce noise the gate really gets in the way and the slightest imperfections are ironed out with quite a hefty boot or the hiss is cancelled down along with the high end of everything else - but not here! It's a really great job and the sound counts for me personally.
I gave the album a full 5 stars for the re-mastering and package alone - initially considering the tracks worthy of 4, but after listening to a youthful Bowie again this morning I conclude;- it's a bargain, - 5 stars!