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Best Of David Bowie (DVD Review),
This review is from: David Bowie: The Best Of [DVD] (DVD)
If there ever was an expansive video anthology arranged in a chronological fashion (Apart from Bruce Springsteen) that showcases the eclectic and eccentric genius of David Bowie, then this is it.
Featuring some of the BEST songs from Bowie's career, one can assuredly be stunned seeing and hearing the wide vistas that the genius has dabbled with, both in music and fantastic video production values. The early 70s a la Ziggy Stardust era sees bright and synthetic sci-fi costumes amidst some amazing classics like Space Oddity and Rebel Rebel. The first 4 songs have been taken from BBC sessions and the only grouse here is that the sound quality could have been tweaked far better than merely ripping it directly from the original tape.
Moving on to the early 80s, a slick Bowie in an even slicker suit goes pop tapping with Ashes To Ashes, Blue Jean (A really cool spooky video), China Girl et al.
Mid-80s sees strong pop influences in Absolute Beginners, Underground (Another eclectic Bowie video), Day In Day Out (Reminds me of Peter Gabriel) with Bowie looking at his charismatic best.
An older Bowie in the 90s reemerges with Jump and a PM-Dawn sorta sounding Black Tie White Noise among others. The late 90s sees a radical Bowie with radical music sentiments and video expressions that are seen from Hearts Filthy Lesson to Im Afraid Of Americans.
In the 1999-released Thursday's Child and Survive, Bowie is definitely at his best. Rest assured the DVD compilation is packed with classics and with songs that will be definite classics in the distant future. All I can say is that Bowie fans as well as the uninitiated definitely need to get this one. More importantly the first timers who want to check out Bowie should do a check on this one!
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Initial post: 17 Jan 2013 12:00:58 GMT
Alonzo Mosely says:
Being a fan of Bowie's 'Outside' and 'Earthling' albums, I have to say that I found his 'Hours...' album very disappointing. A couple of nice songs, but I found them a bit easy on the ears.
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