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Best of Bowie [Bonus CD]

Best of Bowie [Bonus CD]

by David Bowie

CD(Remastered / Bonus CD)

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Yes, there have been numerous collections chronicling the career of rock's greatest chameleon, but seldom has one cut to the chase as effectively as this set, which presents pristinely remastered, punched up versions of Bowie's personal Top 20. Kicking off with his earliest forays into post-cabaret acoustic rock (like the still-mystical "Space Oddity"), the album skips off the waves of glitter that he surfed on "Suffragette City" and "The Jean Genie" as well as the streets of Philadelphia, which inspired the soul-flaked "Fame" and "Young Americans." While some eras -- like the dark, moody Low period -- are under-represented, Bowie's forays into post-punk ("Fashion") and dance culture ("Let's Dance," presented here in the single version, which omits Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar solo) are explored fully. This two-disc set connects the dots of Bowie's musical outlines a bit more boldly than its single-disc companion, particularly in chronicling the harder edge of his glam period (in songs like "Panic in Detroit") and the bracing experimentalism of the past decade ("This Is Not America" and "Under the God," for instance). A triumph of pairing style with substance, David Bowie's best still sounds fresh.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/22/2002
Label: Parlophone (Wea)
UPC: 0724354193026
catalogNumber: 419304
Rank: 5099

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Bowie   Primary Artist
Charles Clouser   Track Performer
Trent Reznor   Track Performer
Dave Ogilvie   Track Performer
Danny Lohner   Track Performer
Keith Hillebrandt   Track Performer

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Queen   Composer,Producer
Tin Machine   Producer
Pat Metheny   Producer
Clive Langer   Producer
Nile Rodgers   Producer
Mick Ronson   Arranger
Giorgio Moroder   Producer
Ken Scott   Producer,Engineer
Derek Bramble   Producer
Paul Buckmaster   Arranger
Bob Clearmountain   Engineer
Charles Clouser   Producer
Gus Dudgeon   Producer
Brian Eno   Producer
Harry Maslin   Producer
Mike Moran   Engineer
Hugh Padgham   Producer,Engineer
Paul Weller   Composer
Trent Reznor   Producer
Tony Visconti   Producer,Remixing
Alan Winstanley   Producer
Justin Shirley-Smith   Engineer
Dave Ogilvie   Producer
Danny Lohner   Producer
Brian Pollack   Engineer
David Richards   Engineer
Rex Ray   Cover Design
Keith Hillebrandt   Producer

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Best of Bowie 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Ashleysue_91 More than 1 year ago
I love this CD, one of the best especially for the car! David Bowie was such a great talent. There are a couple really great songs missing, but otherwise this is perfect for any Bowie fan!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband has all the Bowie CDs ever released, but I wanted one for my car that had the top hits. This CD filled the bill for me. We recently saw Bowie in concert in Los Angeles and he rocked the house. There are a few songs missing, but otherwise this CD is excellent!
Guest More than 1 year ago
No question that the most popular items are here. I would have preferred to substitute the pop-ish Dancing in the Streets with Lady Grinning Soul from Aladdin Sane, as it's a much better composition - and a bit of a divergance for Bowie - plus, if you'd like to see an excellent rendition of This is Not America, get a hold of the Pat Methany DVD, We Live Here - Live in Japan - its beautiful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the best of bowie david bowies collection of hits is truly awesome and is a winner. got all the classics/space oddity/ziggy stardust lets dance blue jean and lots of others. this cd is a must for any david bowie fan
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