As a keen but far from hardcore collector of Bowie music this set has certainly plugged a few gaps in my Bowie collection. Numerous quality B sides that perhaps didn't fit in the flow of the main album. Remixes, however are usually superfluous and it's i've rarely anticipated new Bowie remixes such is the body of his work. Multiple remixes of The Hearts Filthy Lesson or Hallo Spaceboy or Seven listened back to back would only whet the appetite of a demented bowie fan. But rip the lot and then it's worth sifting through and you'll find NIN, Air, and Moby all putting their considerable and distinguished stamps on proceedings. The Heathen bonus disc with several songs from the Toy sessions is the one that stands out almost sounding like a proper album itself. As for the main albums all are creative successes. Heathen and 1.Outside favourably rank with with his classic 70s decade. For me Bowie never "lost it". Only seldom across these 5 albums does he goes creatively astray or too indulgent. The packaging is good quality if not exactly remarkable and fits nicely in the glove compartment. While a follow up to the best of 80-87 collection is notably absent this for under £30 more than makes up for it.
Seriously, with 63 bonus tracks worth buying even if you already own the original albums.
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