Intro: David Bowie has to be one of my all time favorite artists, If not the #1 then he would be in my top 3 easily. His career that has spanned 6 decades he has brought his fans a wide range of music. One thing that I love about his music is the fact is he was not afraid to try something new. From the Self Titled album in the 60s that was very folksie in sound to The Next Day that was very rock driven. David Bowie was a musical explorer, and even still his death still feels unreal but he will live on through his music.
Track Listing:
1) Uncle Arthur (2:07) 2) Sell Me a Coat (2:58) 3) Rubber Band (2:17) 4) Love You Till Tuesday (3:09) 5) There Is a Happy Land (3:11) 6) We Are Hungry Men (2:58) 7) When I Live My Dream (3:22) 8) Little Bombardier (3:24) 9) Silly Boy Blue (4:36) 10) Come and Buy My Toys (2:07) 11) Join the Gang (2:17) 12) She's Got Medals (2:23) 13) Maid of Bond Street (1:43) 14) Please Mr. Gravedigger(2:35)
Band/Artist:
David Bowie

Album Name:
David Bowie
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (Vocals, Guitar, Saxophone, Arrangement), Derek Boyes (Organ), Dek Fearnley (Bass), John Eager (Drums)
Year: 1967 Label: Deram Rating: 5/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
Considered by some as not being an official release but I consider it a release nonetheless especially since back in the early days Bowie worked with alot of the bootleggers (from my reading) but most of those "Unofficial" releases can only be found on Vinyl now a days. Anyways this release probably the first full release since one Davy Jones changed his name to David Bowie. It is nothing like the releases that he would be famous for. If anything this album is very folksie in sound, Consider the times though, Its a must have for any true David Bowie fan. I got mine for 8 bucks in a music shop in Piegon Forge, TN. Funny thing is the first time I was in Pigeon Forge there was a stack of them for 8 dollars. I didn't buy it then I was mad at myself because this isn't an easy release to score. So I made it a point to go back the next time I was in the area. Which ironically was one year later and lo and behold it was still on sale for 8 bucks and there was still a small stack of them.
Track Listing:
1) Space Oddity (5:15) 2) Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (6:55) 3) (Don't Sit Down) (0:39) 4) Letter to Hermione (2:28) 5) Cygnet Committee (9:33) 6) Janine (3:18) 7) An Occasional Dream (2:51) 8) Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (4:45) 9) God Knows I'm Good (3:13) 10) Memory of a Free Festival (7:05)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Space Oddity
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (Vocals, 12 String Guitar, Stylophone, Kalimba, Electric Chrod Organ), Mick Wayne (Guitar), Tim Renwick (Guitar, Flute, Recorder), Keith Christmas (Accoustic Guitar), John Lodge (Bass), Tony Visconti (Bass, Flute, Recorder), Herbie Flowers (Bass), John Cambridge (Drums), Terry Cox (Drums), Paul Buckmaster (Cello), Benny Marshall & Friends (Harmonica)
Year: 1969 Label: Phillips / Virgin Rating: 5/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
This was the third Bowie CD Ive ever owned, The second Real Bowie Album, considering the First CD was Man Who Sold The World, only to hear the Original version of the song that Nirvana covered so very well. I gave this album a 5 because of 2 songs which is one of my favorite Bowie Songs which is the title track Space Oddity and Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed One thing about all the Bowie CDs I own The more I listen to them the more I like them and the more new songs i find I like.
Track Listing:
1) The Width of a Circle (8:05) 2) All the Madmen (5:38) 3) Black Country Rock (3:32) 4) After All (3:51) 5) Running Gun Blues (3:11) 6) Saviour Machine (4:25) 7) She Shook Me Cold (4:13) 8) The Man Who Sold the World (3:55) 9) The Supermen (3:38)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Man Who Sold The World
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie – (vocals, guitar, Stylophone) Mick Ronson – (guitar, vocals) Tony Visconti – (bass, piano, guitar, producer) Mick Woodmansey – (drums, percussion) Ralph Mace – (Moog synthesizer)
Year: 1971 Label: Mercury/Virgin Rating: 6/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
The First Bowie CD I ever owned. From what I've read and researched, this album cover caused some contraversy as David Bowie is dressed in a woman's dress, something now a days that is not shocking but back in 1971 is another story. I bought it to hear the Original version of the title track that Nirvana made famous in their 1993 MTV Unplugged Performance. To me The Original Is great. Favorites also include Saviour Machine
Track Listing:
1) Changes (3:37) 2) Oh! You Pretty Things (3:12) 3) Eight Line Poem (2:55) 4) Life on Mars? (3:53) 5) Kooks (2:53) 6) Quicksand (5:08) 7) Fill Your Heart (3:07) 8) Andy Warhol (3:56) 9) Song for Bob Dylan (4:12) 10) Queen Bitch (3:18) 11) The Bewlay Brothers (5:22)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Hunky Dory
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (Vocals, Guitars, Alto & Tenor Saxophone, Piano), Mick Ronson (Guitars, Vocals, Mellotron), Trevor Bolder (Trumpet, Bass), Rick Wakeman (Piano), Woody Woodmansey (Drums)
Year: 1971 Label: RCA Rating: 6/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
Personally I felt this album was alright. I will probobly have to spin it a few more times to see how exactly I feel about it. But this section isnt just my opinion Its thoughts and what not on the CD. I don't dislike this album but trying to get Bowie's entire catalog this would probobly be considered a Filler CD to me. Favorite songs include Changes Most likely this will be re-edited down the road..
Track Listing:
1) Five Years (4:43) 2) Soul Love (3:33) 3) Moonage Daydream (4:35) 4) Starman (4:16) 5) It Ain't Easy (2:56) 6) Lady Stardust (3:20) 7) Star (2:47) 8) Hang on to Yourself (2:37) 9) Ziggy Stardust (3:05) 10) Suffragette City (3:19) 11) Rock 'n' Roll Suicide (2:57)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (Vocals, Guitars, Saxophone), Mick Ronson (Guitar, Piano, Vocals), Trevor Bolder (Bass), Mick Woodmansey (Drums), Dana Gillepsie (Backing Vocals on "It Ain't Easy")
Year: 1972 Label: RCA/Virgin Rating: 11/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
one of David Bowie's most famous Albums, A Sci-Fi Concept Album and In my opinion a work of creative genuis. Favorites Include Ziggy Stardust, Suffragette City, It Ain't Easy

Track Listing:
1) Watch That Man (4:25) 2) Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) (5:06) 3) Drive In Saturday (4:29) 4) Panic in Detriot (4:25) 5) Cracked Actor(2:56) 6) Time (5:09) 7) The Prettiest Star (3:26) 8) Let's Spend The Night Together (3:03) 9) The Jean Genie (4:02) 10) Lady Grinning Soul (3:46)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Aladdin Sane
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (Vocals, Harmonica, Keyboards, Guitar, Saxophone), Mick Ronson (Guitar, Piano, Vocals), Trevor Bolder (Bass), Mick Woodmansey (Drums)
Year: 1973 Label: RCA Rating: 5/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
"Ziggy Goes To America" its been referred to as, I was expecting alot from this album and was a bit disappointed but its still a Bowie disk. Favorites include Drive-In Saturday, The Jean Genie, Let's Spend the Night Together
Track Listing:
1) Rosalyn (2:27) 2) Here Comes the Night (3:09) 3) I Wish You Would (2:40) 4) See Emily Play (4:03) 5) Everything's Alright (2:26) 6) I Can't Explain (2:07) 7) Friday on My Mind (3:18) 8) Sorrow (2:48) 9) Don't Bring Me Down (2:01) 10) Shapes of Things (2:47) 11) Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (3:04) 12) Where Have All the Good Times Gone (2:35)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Pin-Ups
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, tenor and alto sax, harmonica, arrangements, backing vocals, Moog synthesizer ), Mick Ronson (Guitar, Piano, Vocals), Trevor Bolder (Bass), Aynsley Dunbar (Drums)
Year: 1973 Label: RCA Rating: 5/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
Bowie's Covers album, This album has yet to grow on me, but favorites song on this disk is Rosalyn and See Emily Play, this song is a Syd Barrett Era Pink Floyd tune. Love this song and generally David Bowie doing covers don't sit well with me but this is by far the best cover In my opinion he's ever done.
Track Listing:
1) Future Legend (1:05) 2) Diamond Dogs (5:56) 3) Sweet Thing (3:39) 4) Candidate (2:40) 5) Sweet Thing (Reprise) (2:31) 6) Rebel Rebel (4:30) 7) Rock 'n' Roll with Me (4:00) 8) We Are the Dead (4:58) 9) 1984 (3:27) 10) Big Brother (3:21) 11) Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family (2:00)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Diamond Dogs
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (Vocals, Guitars, Saxophone, Moog synthesizer, Mellotron), Mike Garson (Piano), Alan Parker (Guitar on 1984), Herbie Flowers (Bass), Tony Newman (Drums), Anysley Dunbar (Drums), Tony Visconti (Strings)
Year: 1974 Label: RCA Rating: 10/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
I liked this album Instantly. Something about it, maybe because it comes off in the same vein as Ziggy Stardust but in my reading I've learned that Bowie was quoted in saying that this is probobly his most political album to date. It was inspired by his trip to Russia. But in listening to this CD It has a very sci-fi ish feel much like Ziggy did. Favorite Songs include Future Legend, Diamond Dogs, Rebel Rebel, Sweet Thing, Canadate, 1984, Rock N Roll With Me.
Track Listing:
1) Young Americans (5:10) 2) Win (4:44) 3) Fascination (5:43) 4) Right (4:13) 5) Somebody Up There Likes Me (6:30) 6) Across the Universe (4:30) 7) Can You Hear Me? (5:04) 8) Fame (4:12)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Young Americans
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (Vocals, Guitars, Piano), John Lennon (Vocals, Guitar), Earl Slick (Guitar), Mike Garson (Piano), Carlos Alomar (Guitar), Emir Kassan (Bass), Dennis Davis (Drums), Ralph McDonald (Percussion), Pablo Rosario (Percussion), Larry Washington (Conga), Andy Newmark (Drums), Willie Weeks (Bass), David Sanborn (Sax), Ava Cherry (Background Vocals), Robin Clark (Background Vocals), Luther Vandross (Background Vocals), Jean Fineburg (Background Vocals), Jean Millington (Background Vocals)
Year: 1975 Label: RCA Rating: 8/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
This album definitly sounds like Bowie's attempt at Soul. I don't say Attempt in a bad way the album was decent, The Beatles cover of "Across the Universe" was decent not what I was expecting but still decent. Favorite songs include I Win, Across the Universe, Fame, Young Americans
Track Listing:
1) Station to Station (10:14) 2) Golden Years (4:00) 3) Word on a Wing (6:03) 4) TVC 15 (5:33) 5) Stay (6:15) 6) Wild Is the Wind (6:02)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Station to Station
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie – (vocals, guitar, tenor and alto saxophone, Moog synthesizer, Mellotron, producer) Carlos Alomar – (guitar) Roy Bittan – (piano) Dennis Davis – (drums) George Murray – (bass) Warren Peace – (backing vocals) Earl Slick – (guitar)
Year: 1976 Label: RCA/Virgin Rating: 8/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
Station to Station In my opinion does not measure up to Ziggy Stardust, However there are still some good songs on this CD Favorites include Station to Station, Golden Years, Word on a Wing
Track Listing:
1) Speed of Life (2:46) 2) Breaking Glass (1:52) 3) What in the World (2:23) 4) Sound and Vision (3:05) 5) Always Crashing in the Same Car (3:33) 6) Be My Wife (2:58) 7) A New Career in a New Town (2:53) 8) Warszawa (6:23) 9) Art Decade (3:46) 10) Weeping Wall (3:28) 11) Subterraneans (5:39)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Low
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, piano, strings, cello, horns, keyboards, saxophone, xylophone, vibraphone, chamberlin, synthesizer), Carlos Alomar (Guitar) , Dennis Davis (percussion) , Brian Eno (vocals, synthesizer, guitar, piano, keyboards, chamberlin) , Ricky Gardiner (Guitar) , Peter Himmelman (piano) , Mary Hopkin (vocals) , Eduard Meyer (cello) , George Murray (Bass) , Ricky Murray (Bass) , Iggy Pop (vocals, piano, organ) , Mary Visconti (vocals) ,Roy Young (piano, organ)
Year: 1977 Label: RCA Rating: 11/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
This is one of my all time favorite David Bowie albums, I love the entire album I believe only 2 other Bowie albums get a 10 one of them being Ziggy Stardust and the other being Diamond Dogs Favorites include Always Crashing The Same Car, Speed of Light, Be My Wife, Sound & Vision
Track Listing:
1) Beauty and the Beast (3:32) 2) Joe the Lion (3:05) 3) Heroes (6:07) 4) Sons of the Silent Age (3:15) 5) Blackout (3:50) 6) V-2 Schneider (3:10) 7) Sense of Doubt (3:57) 8) Moss Garden (5:03) 9) Neuköln (4:34) 10) The Secret Life of Arabia (3:46)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Heroes
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie – (vocals, keyboards, guitars, saxophone, koto, background vocals) Carlos Alomar – (rhythm guitar) Dennis Davis – (percussion) George Murray – (electric bass) Brian Eno – (synthesizers, keyboards, guitar treatments) Robert Fripp – (lead guitar) Tony Visconti – (background vocals) Antonia Maass – (background vocals)
Year: 1977 Label: RCA Virgin Rating: 6/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
Heros I originally bought because Beauty & The Beast was covered by my all time favorite Metal band Deliverance, After hearing the Original I also found another song I got instantly hooked on that being Heros
Track Listing:
1)Fantastic Voyage (2:55) 2) African Night Flight (2:54) 3) Move On (3:16) 4) Yassassin (Turkish for Long Live) (4:10) 5) Red Sails (3:43) 6) DJ (3:59) 7) Look Back in Anger (3:08) 8) Boys Keep Swinging (3:17) 9) Repetition (2:59) 10) Red Money (4:17)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Lodger
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie – (vocals, backing vocals, piano, guitar, synthesizer, Chamberlin, producer), Carlos Alomar – (guitar, drums), Dennis Davis – (percussion, bass), George Murray – (bass), Sean Mayes – (piano), Simon House – (violin, mandolin), Adrian Belew – (guitar, mandolin), Tony Visconti – (backing vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass, producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer), Brian Eno – (synthesizers, ambient drone, prepared piano, cricket menace, guitar treatments, horse trumpet, eroica horn,piano), Roger Powell – (synthesizer), Stan – (saxophone)
Year: 1979 Label: Rycodisk / EMI / Virgin Rating: 6/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
Favorites include DJ, and Boys Keep Swinging NO LONGER HAVE A PHYSICAL COPY OF ALBUM, DIGITAL COPY ONLY,
Track Listing:
1) It's No Game (No. 1) (4:15) 2) Up the Hill Backwards (3:13) 3) Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)(5:10) 4) Ashes to Ashes (4:23) 5) Fashion (4:46) 6) Teenage Wildlife (6:51) 7) Scream Like a Baby (3:35) 8) Kingdom Come (3:42) 9) Because You're Young (4:51) 10) It's No Game (No. 2) (4:22)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie – (vocals, keyboards, backing vocals, producer), Dennis Davis – (percussion), George Murray – (bass), Carlos Alomar – (guitars)
Year: 1980 Label: Rycodisk / EMI / Virgin Rating: 7/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
They say Bowie is a Musicial Chameleon, this CD was his 80s phase. Much like Young Americans is his Motown phase. Favorites include Ashes to Ashes and Fashion
Track Listing:
1) Modern Love (4:46) 2) China Girl (5:32) 3) Let's Dance (7:38) 4) Without You (3:08) 5) Ricochet (5:14) 6) Criminal World (4:25) 7) Cat People (Putting Out Fire)(5:09) 8) Shake It (3:49)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Let's Dance
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (Lead vocals, Saxophone, Guitar, Keyboards), Carmine Rojas (Bass guitar), Omar Hakim (Drums), Tony Thompson (Drums), Nile Rodgers (Guitar), Stevie Ray Vaughan (Lead Guitar), Rob Sabino (Keyboards), Mac Gollehon (Trumpet), Robert Aaron (Tenor Saxophone, Flute), Stan Harrison (Tenor Saxophone, Flute), Steve Elson (Baritone Saxophone, Flute), Sammy Figueroa (Percussion), Frank Simms (Background Vocals), George Simms (Background Vocals), David Spinner (Background Vocals)
Year: 1983 Label: EMI Rating: 4/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
A big hit for Bowie, Wikipedia calls this album a "Post Disco" Album, I'm inclined to agree with that assessment, In my opinion the strongest tracks are Modern Love, Let's Dance and China Girl, A few noteables with this album is China Girl was written by both David Bowie and Iggy Pop, and both perform this song in their works. Personally I perfer Bowie's version but Iggy's is not bad either. However I perfer the single version over the album version, Another noteable with this album is Stevie Ray Vaughn plays Lead Guitar on this album. Personally I like the first 3 tracks of the album but would have to say that this would be one of my least favorites in the Bowie catalog.
Track Listing:
1) Loving the Alien (7:11) 2) Don't Look Down (4:08) 3) God Only Knows (3:06) 4) Tonight (3:50) 5) Neighborhood Threat (3:12) 6) Blue Jean (3:08) 7) Tumble and Twirl (5:00) 8) I Keep Forgettin' (2:34) 9) Dancing With the Big Boys (3:52)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Tonight
Website: Official Website Line-up: Carlos Alomar: (Guitars) Derek Bramble: (Bass guitar, Guitar, Synthesizer, Background Vocals) Carmine Rojas: (Bass guitar) Sammy Figueroa: (Percussion) Omar Hakim: (Drums) Guy St. Onge: (Marimba) Robin Clark, George Simms, Curtis King: (Vocals) David Bowie, Tina Turner: (Vocals on Tonight) David Bowie, Iggy Pop: Vocals on Dancing With The Big Boys
Year: 1984 Label: EMI/Virgin Rating: 7/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
I bought this CD because every song from the samples I heard Sounded very decent. Not to mention it is a David Bowie album, Cool thing is Tina Turner and Iggy Pop make appearances on this album, Favorites include Loving the Alien, God Only Knows, Tonight, Blue Jean, Dancing with the Big Boys In my opinion this album is quite under-rated
Track Listing:
1) Day In, Day Out (5:35) 2) Time Will Crawl (4:18) 3) Beat of Your Drum (5:03) 4) Never Let Me Down (4:03) 5) Zeros (5:44) 6) Glass Spiders (5:30) 7) Shinin Star (Makin' My Love) (5:04) 8) New York's In Love (4:32) 9) 87 & Cry (4:18) 10) Too Dizy (3:58) 11) Bang, Bang (4:28)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Never Let Me Down
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie – (vocals, guitar, keyboards, tambourine, background vocals) Carlos Alomar – (guitar, guitar synthesizer, tambourine, background vocals) Erdal Kizilcay – (keyboards, drums, bass, trumpet, background vocals, violins) Peter Frampton – (lead guitar) Philippe Saisse – (piano, keyboards) Carmine Rojas – (bass) Earl Gardner – (flugelhorn) Crusher Bennet – (percussion) Stan Harrison – (alto saxophone) Laurie Frink – (trumpet) Steve Elson – (baritone saxophone) Lenny Pickett – (tenor saxophone) Robin Clark, Loni Groves, Diva Gray, Gordon Grodie – (background vocals) Sid McGinnis – (lead guitar on Bang Bang, Time Will Crawl and Day-In Day-Out) Mickey Rourke – (mid-song rap on Shining Star (Makin' My Love))
Year: 1987 Label: EMI Rating: 7/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
I remember being very impressed with this CD, Some places I had read regarded this album as a flop, Id need to give it some more spins but as it stands I'm giving it a 7/10, Favorites include Day In, Day Out, Never Let Me Down, Beat of Your Drum
Track Listing:
1) Heaven's in Here (6:01) 2) Tin Machine (3:34) 3) Prisoner of Love (4:50) 4) Crack City (4:36) 5) I Can't Read (4:54) 6) Under the God (4:06) 7) Amazing (3:06) 8) Working Class Hero (4:38) 9) Bus Stop (1:41) 10) Pretty Thing (4:39) 11) Video Crime (3:52) 12) Run (3:20) (Not on vinyl version) 13) Sacrifice Yourself (2:08) (Not on vinyl version) 14) Baby Can Dance (4:57)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Tin Machine
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (Vocals, Guitar), Reeves Gabrels (Lead Guitar), Hunt Sales (Drums, Vocals), Tony Sales (Bass, Vocals), Kevin Armstrong (Rhythm Guitar)
Year: 1989 Label: EMI Rating: 5/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
This actually was a hard album to find, the lineup is definitly cut down from the typical Bowie albums, this feels more like a band than a man with a backing band. Which is true, it was inspired by sessions with Guitarist Reeves Gabrels. Tin Machine was to be a back to basics album for David Bowie, with a hard rock guitar driven sound. It was an alright album, I'll be honest it hadn't grown on me like I had hoped it would. Though Bowie or I should say Tin Machine covers one of my favorite John Lennon songs "Working Class Hero" it was a decent version. For me this is more of a filler for my collection of Bowie. Something tells me that I am going to have to spend some time giving this album and it's follow-up more spins.
Track Listing:
CD one
1) Space Oddity (Demo version) 2) The Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud (includes spoken intro) 3) The Prettiest Star (Single version) 4) London Bye Ta-Ta (previously unreleased stereo mix) 5) Black Country Rock 6) The Man Who Sold the World 7) The Bewlay Brothers 8) Changes 9) Round and Round (alternate vocal) 10) Moonage Daydream 11) John, I'm Only Dancing 12) Drive-In Saturday 13) Panic in Detroit 14) Ziggy Stardust (Live) 15) White Light White Heat (Live) 16) Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (Live) 17) Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere 18) Sorrow 19) Don't Bring Me Down
CD two
1) 1984/Dodo 2) Big Brother 3) Rebel Rebel 4) Suffragette City (Live) 5) Watch That Man (Live) 6) Cracked Actor (Live) 7) Young Americans 8) Fascination 9) After Today 10) It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City 11) TVC 15 12) Wild Is the Wind 13) Sound and Vision 14) Be My Wife 15) Speed of Life 16) Helden 17) Joe the Lion 18) Sons of the Silent Age
CD three
1) Station to Station (Live) 2) Warszawa (Live) 3) Breaking Glass (Live) 4) Red Sails 5) Look Back in Anger 6) Boys Keep Swinging 7) Up the Hill Backwards 8) Kingdom Come 9) Ashes to Ashes 10) Baal's Hymn (Kurt Weill) (from Baal, 1982) (previously unreleased on CD)(4:00) 11) The Drowned Girl" (Bertolt Brecht, Weill) (from Baal, 1982) (previously unreleased on CD) (2:24) 12) Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (Bowie, Giorgio Moroder) (from Cat People Original Soundtrack, 1982)(6:41) 13) China Girl (Bowie, Iggy Pop) (from Let's Dance, 1983)(5:32) 14) Ricochet (from Let's Dance, 1983) (5:14) 15) Modern Love (Live) (from "Modern Love" b-side, 1983) (previously unreleased on CD)(4:47) 16) Loving the Alien (from Tonight, 1984) (7:10) 17) Dancing with the Big Boys (Bowie, Pop, Alomar) (from Tonight, 1984)(3:34)
CD four
1) Blue Jean (3:10) 2) Time Will Crawl (4:18) 3) Tin Machine: Baby Can Dance (4:57) 4) Tin Machine: Amazing (3:04) 5) Tin Machine: I Can't Read (4:54) 6) Tin Machine: Shopping for Girls (3:44) 7) Tin Machine: Goodbye Mr. Ed (3:24) 8) Tin Machine: Amlapura (3:46) 9) You've Been Around (4:45) 10) Nite Flights (previously unreleased, original version from Black Tie White Noise, 1993) (4:35) 11) Pallas Athena (4:21) 12) Jump They Say (4:22) 13) The Buddha of Suburbia (4:28) 14) Dead Against It (5:48) 15) South Horizon (5:26) 16) Pallas Athena (Live) (B-side) (8:18)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Sound & Vision
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie Rest NA
Year: 1989 Label: EMI Rating: 9/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
A must have for any Bowie fan. I admit this took some doing to find this box set, and when we did (my wife and I) we got it for a very good price both of us being David Bowie fans there was no arguing on whether to get it or not. This treasure is packed full with Live versions, B-sides, Tracks spanning most of his career. Like I said its a MUST HAVE for any fan
Track Listing:
1) Space Oddity (5:16) 2) John, I'm Only Dancing (2:49) 3) Changes (3:36) 4) Ziggy Stardust (3:13) 5) Suffragette City (3:28) 6) The Jean Genie (4:09) 7) Diamond Dogs (6:06) 8) Rebel Rebel (4:31) 9) Young Americans (5:13) 10) Fame '90 (3:40) 11) Golden Years (4:01) 12) Heroes (3:38) 13) Ashes to Ashes (4:25) 14) Fashion (4:49) 15) Let's Dance (4:10) 16) China Girl (4:17) 17) Modern Love (3:59) 18) Blue Jean (3:10)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: ChangesBowie
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie Rest NA
Year: 1990 Label: EMI Rating: 9/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
I got this because it had one song I did not have on any other Bowie release, and that is "John I'm Only Dancing" a song originally released as a single back in the 70s, very controversal at the time. Other than that this is just a Greatest Hits type release with alot of the Bowie Classics that I know and Love
Track Listing:
1) Baby Universal (3:18) 2) One Shot (5:11) 3) You Belong in Rock n' Roll (4:07) 4) If There Is Something (4:45) 5) Amlapura (3:46) 6) Betty Wrong (3:48) 7) You Can't Talk (3:09) 8) Stateside (5:38) 9) Shopping for Girls (3:44) 10) A Big Hurt (3:40) 11) Sorry (3:29) 12) Goodbye Mr. Ed (3:24) 13) Hammerhead (0:57)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Tin Machine II
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (Vocals, Guitar), Reeves Gabrels (Lead Guitar), Hunt Sales (Drums, Vocals), Tony Sales (Bass, Vocals), Kevin Armstrong (Rhythm Guitar),Tim Palmer (Percussion, Additional Piano)
Year: 1991 Label: Victory Music Rating: 5/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
Like the first Tin Machine album It was a very hard album to find. Though I have not given this as much attention as I have the first one, I have to say much like the first one its mostly a filler for my Bowie collection *DIGITAL COPY ONLY*
Track Listing:
1) The Wedding (5:04) 2) You've Been Around (4:45) 3) I Feel Free (4:52) 4) Black Tie, White Noise (4:52) 5) Jump They Say (4:22) 6) Nite Flights (4:30) 7) Pallas Athena (4:40) 8) Miracle Goodnight (4:14) 9) Don't Let Me Down & Down (4:55) 10) Looking For Lester (5:36) 11) I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday (4:14) 12) The Wedding Song (4:29)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Black Tie, White Noise
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie – (Vocals, Guitar, Sax, Dog alto, production) Nile Rodgers – (production) Jon Goldberger, Gary Tole, Andrew Grassi, Mike Greene, Louis Alfred III, Dale Schalow, Lee Anthony, Neal Perry, Andy Smith – (engineering) Pugi Bell, Sterling Campbell – (drums) Barry Campbell – (bass) Nile Rodgers – (guitar) Richard Hilton – (keyboards) John Regan – (bass) Michael Reisman – (harp, tubular bells) Dave Richards, Philippe Saisse, Richard Tee – (keyboards) Gerado Velez – (percussion) Fonzi Thorton, Tawatha Agee, Curtis King, Jr., Dennis Collins, Brenda White-King, Maryl Epps – (background vocals) Al B. Sure! – (vocal duet on "Black Tie White Noise") Fonzi Thorton, Tawatha Agee, Curtis King, Jr., Dennis Collins, Brenda White-King, Maryl Epps, Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner, Lamya Al-Mughiery, Connie Petruk, David Bowie, Nile Rodgers – (choir on "I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday") Mick Ronson – (Guitars on "I Feel Free") Lester Bowie - (Trumpet on "You've Been Around", "Jump They Say", "Pallas Athena", "Don't Let Me Down & Down", "Looking For Lester")
Year: 1993 Label: Savage Rating: 5/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
I gave this a few spins and I remember digging it, I would need to give it a few more to really give an accurate rating, Favorites include Black Tie, White Noise
Track Listing:
1) Leon Takes Us Outside (1:25) 2) Outside (4:04) 3) The Hearts Filthy Lesson (4:57) 4) A Small Plot of Land (6:34) 5)(Segue) – Baby Grace (A Horrid Cassette) (1:39) 6) Hallo Spaceboy (5:14) 7) The Motel (6:49) 8) I Have Not Been to Oxford Town (3:47) 9) No Control (4:33) 10) (Segue) – Algeria Touchschriek (2:03) 11) The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (as Beauty) (4:21) 12) (Segue) – Ramona A. Stone/I Am With Name (4:01) 13) Wishful Beginnings (5:08) 14) We Prick You (4:33) 15) (Segue) – Nathan Adler (1:00) 16) I'm Deranged (4:31) 17) Thru' These Architect's Eyes (4:22) 18)(Segue) – Nathan Adler (0:28) 19) Strangers When We Meet (5:07)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: 1.Outside
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie: (Vocals, Saxophone, Guitar, Keyboards) Brian Eno: (Synthesizers, Treatments, Strategies) Reeves Gabrels: (Guitar) Erdal Kizilcay: (Bass, Keyboards) Mike Garson: (Grand piano) Sterling Campbell: (Drums) Carlos Alomar: (Rhythm guitar) Joey Baron: (Drums) Yossi Fine: (Bass) Tom Frish: (Additional guitar on Strangers When We Meet) Kevin Armstrong: (Additional guitar on Thru' These Architect's Eyes) Bryony, Lola, Josey and Ruby Edwards: (Background vocals on The Heart's Filthy Lesson and I Am With Name)
Year: 1995 Label: Artista/BMG Rating: 7/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
Bowie reunites with Brian Eno, Very industrial sounding once again showing Bowie's ability to Adapt Favorites include Strangers When We Meet, Heart's Filthy Lesson, Hallo Spaceboy
Track Listing:
1) Little Wonder (6:02) 2) Looking For Satalites (5:21) 3) Battle For Britian (The Letter) (4:48) 4) Seven Years in Tibet (6:22) 5) Dead Man Walking (6:50) 6) Telling Lies (4:49) 7) The Last Thing You Should Do (4:57) 8) I'm Afraid of Americans (5:00) 9) Law (Earthlings on Fire) (4:48)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Earthling
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie – (vocals, guitar, alto saxophone, samples, keyboards) Reeves Gabrels – (programming, synthesizers, real and sampled guitars, vocals) Mark Plati – (programming, loops, samples, keyboards) Gail Ann Dorsey – (bass, vocals) Zachary Alford – (drum loops, acoustic drums, electronic percussion) Mike Garson – (keyboards, piano)
Year: 1997 Label: BMG Rating: 7/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
A Really great album, The only Quipe I have is that the Nine Inch Nail's collaboration with Bowie on I'm Afraid of Americans isn't on the album, Its on the Best of Bowie CD, and on Various Reissues of the album. Though favorites include Little Wonder, Looking For Satalites, Seven Years in Tibet, Dead Man Walking, I'm Afraid of Americans
Track Listing:
1) Thursday's Child (5:24) 2) Something in the Air (5:46) 3) Survive (4:11) 4) If I'm Dreaming My Life (7:04) 5) Seven (4:04) 6) What's Really Happening? (4:10) 7) The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell (4:40) 8) New Angels of Promise (4:35) 9) Brilliant Adventure (1:54) 10) The Dreamers (5:14)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Hours
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie: (Vocals, Keyboards, 12 string acoustic guitar, Roland 707 drum programming.) Reeves Gabrels: (Electric guitar and acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, Drum loops and programming, Synth.) Mark Plati: (Bass guitar, Acoustic & electric 12 string guitar, Synth and drum programming, Mellotron on "Survive") Mike Levesque: (drums) Sterling Campbell: (Drums on "Seven", "New Angels of Promise" and "The Dreamers") Chris Haskett: (Rhythm guitar on "If I'm Dreaming My Life") Everett Bradley: (percussion on "Seven") Holly Palmer: (Backing vocals on "Thursday's Child")
Year: 1999 Label: Virgin Rating: 8.5/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
This is a solid album to me it just shows that Bowie can keep on making them and I'll keep on loving them. Favorites include Thursdays Child, What's Really Happening?, Seven, Brilliant Adventure, Survive
Track Listing:
1) Thursday's Child (5:24) 2) Something in the Air (5:46) 3) Survive (4:11) 4) If I'm Dreaming My Life (7:04) 5) Seven (4:04) 6) What's Really Happening? (4:10) 7) The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell (4:40) 8) New Angels of Promise (4:35) 9) Brilliant Adventure (1:54) 10) The Dreamers (5:14)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Best of Bowie
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (Rest NA)
Year: 2002 Label: Virgin Rating: 9/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
This used to be the Most heavily played Bowie CD in my Collection It contains all his Greatest Hits and Not a Filler song on this CD at all I say used to because when I play Bowie I play a mix of he popular stuff and obscure stuff spanning the entire catalog. The Deluxe double disk album has a nice collection of obscure stuff nothing previously unreleased though.
Track Listing:
1) Sunday (4:45) 2) Cactus" (Black Francis) (2:54) 3) Slip Away (6:05) 4) Slow Burn (4:41) 5) Afraid (3:28) 6) I've Been Waiting for You (3:00) 7) I Would Be Your Slave (5:14) 8) I Took a Trip on a Gemini Spaceship (4:04) 9) 5:15 The Angels Have Gone (5:00) 10) Everyone Says 'Hi' (3:59) 11) A Better Future (4:11) 12) Heathen (4:16)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Heathen
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie: (Vocals, Keyboards, 12 string acoustic guitar, Roland 707 drum programming.) Reeves Gabrels: (Electric guitar and acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, Drum loops and programming, Synth.) Mark Plati: (Bass guitar, Acoustic & electric 12 string guitar, Synth and drum programming, Mellotron on "Survive") Mike Levesque: (drums) Sterling Campbell: (Drums on "Seven", "New Angels of Promise" and "The Dreamers") Chris Haskett: (Rhythm guitar on "If I'm Dreaming My Life") Everett Bradley: (percussion on "Seven") Holly Palmer: (Backing vocals on "Thursday's Child")
Year: 2002 Label: ISO/Columbia Rating: 5/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
I Have not really given this a full attentive listen, Ive spun it a few times, One thing I love about this album is that Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters plays guitar on this album for one song Will have to update this after ive given this album a full attentive spin
Track Listing:
1) New Killer Star (4:40) 2) Pablo Picasso (4:06) 3) Never Get Old (4:25) 4) The Loneliest Guy (4:11) 5) Looking for Water (3:28) 6) She'll Drive the Big Car (4:35) 7) Days (3:19) 8) Fall Dog Bombs the Moon (4:04) 9) Try Some, Buy Some (4:24) 10) Reality (4:23) 11) Bring Me the Disco King (7:45)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Reality
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie – (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion, saxophone, stylophone, synthesizer) Sterling Campbell – (drums) Gerry Leonard – (guitar) Earl Slick – (guitar) Mark Plati – (bass, guitar) Mike Garson – (piano) David Torn – (guitar) Gail Ann Dorsey – (backing vocals) Catherine Russell – (backing vocals)
Year: 2003 Label: ISO/Columbia Rating: 6/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
Another album I am not overly familiar with however favorites include New Killer Star, Bring Me The Disco King, The Lonliest Man
Track Listing:
1) Life on Mars? (4:22) 2) Rebel Rebel (truncated) (3:15) 3) Thursday's Child (6:43) 4) Can't Help Thinking About Me (6:31) 5) China Girl (6:48) 6) Seven (5:01) 7) Drive-In Saturday (5:22) 8) Word on a Wing (6:35)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: VH1 Storytellers
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (Rest NA)
Year: 2009 Label: EMI Rating: 9.5/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
Bowie's VH1 Storytellers performance, this release comes with a CD with the performance and the DVD and on the DVD has extras that did not show in the initial airing, during this performance Bowie gets down and person telling stories behind the songs he sang, mostly from the Hours album which at the time of the recording was his forthcoming album, he did songs spanning his entire career including Station to Station's Word on a Wing and Cant Help Thinking About Me which was originally released in 1965 in fact this song was the very first release David Bowie released after changing his name from Davy Jones. It's a great live album as far as Live albums go. The DVD has unreleased performances of Survive, I Can't Read, Always Crashing In The Same Car, If I'm Dreaming My Life
Track Listing:
1) The Next Day (3:27) 2) Dirty Boys (2:58) 3) The Stars (Are Out Tonight) (3:56) 4) Love Is Lost (3:57) 5) Where Are We Now? (4:08) 6) Valentine's Day (3:01) 7) If You Can See Me (3:15) 8) I'd Rather Be High (3:53) 9) Boss of Me (4:09) 10) Dancing Out In Space (3:24) 11) How Does The Grass Grow? (4:33) 12) (You Will) Set The World On Fire (3:30) 13) You Feel So Lonely You Could Die (4:37) 14) Heat (4:25) 15) So She (2:31) 16) Plan (2:02) 17) I'll Take You There (2:41) 18) God Bless The Girl (4:11)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: The Next Day
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (Rest NA)
Year: 2013 Label: ISO/Columbia Rating: 10/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
After several years since the release of Reality , The Next Day is David Bowie returning with a vengence. This rock driven album shows the world that Bowie is back and that he still has it. The Entire album is rock and upbeat with the exception of the single Where Are We Now? As this song is a bit of the slow and slightly meloncoly in sound. Being the Big David Bowie fan I am , I remember having a bad day and getting news that this album was forthcoming really made my day. I had been waiting years for a new David Bowie album and here it was. I have to admit that the album cover to me was a cop out by altering the cover used for Heroes But knowing this is David Bowie and everything he puts out there is art I just simply dont understand why. I got the Deluxe version as it had more tracks. I had hoped he would tour but as always Mr. Bowie remained a recluse. Little did I know that this album would be the twilight of his legacy. Favorites include well essentially the entire album. No fillers here.
Track Listing:
1) Blackstar (9:57) 2) Tis a Pity She Was a Whore (4:52) 3) Lazarus (6:22) 4) Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) (4:40) 5) Girl Loves Me (4:51) 6) Dollar Days (4:44) 7) I Can't Give Everything Away (5:47)
Band/Artist: David Bowie
Album Name: Blackstar
Website: Official Website Line-up: David Bowie (Rest NA)
Year: 2016 Label: ISO/RCA/Columbia/Sony Rating: 9.5/10
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
Blackstar is the follow up to the Next Day released on David Bowie's birthday, January 8th. However this album would also be his farewell as only 3 short days after it's release David Bowie, the Starman left this world after a 18 month battle with cancer. One source I read said it was Liver cancer. However he is gone and he left behind such a legacy and inspired so many people with his art. Blackstar was his parting gift to his fans though he had hoped he had a little more time as he had done demos on six songs for an album that was to follow this one. In my reading he had also been planning several anthologies to be released after his death. Just by the music and lyrical theme of this album you knew he was singing about his impending death, a man coming to terms with his own mortality. "Look at Me Im In Heaven" the opening line of the song Lazarus, or "Something Happened on the Day He Died" taken from the title track. At the beginning of recording this album his own band did not even know. Of course he told them before they started recording. He kept this very tight lipped. The album itself is spectacular and I'm not saying that because its a David Bowie album. Blackstar in musical style reminds me of Reality but mellower. More jazz elements in this album. It is also the first Bowie album to ever have a parental advisory sticker. Favorites on this album include Blackstar, Lazarus, Girl Loves Me I am sad that this is the last David Bowie album but I am thankful that I Live in a time where I could hear his genuis first hand. RIP Starman, your fans will keep your memory and legacy alive