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Trying to collect the individual singles and various versions in which alot of these rarities have appeared on is insane, as well as expensive.
This boxset puts it all together and I consider this a must own for any Bowie fan. If you don't have any of these CD's and are thinking of purchasing them, I suggest that this is the way to go. This is a great deal for the money as well as being a great package.
I consider this era of Bowie music very underrated and overlooked. Upon purchasing this set, I was able to rediscover and enjoy these CD's again and develop a new appreciation for them. The bonus disc's with the rare material and "b" sides was real treat as well. Get it while you can, you won't be sorry.
1st bmd: Outside
What is disappointing about this disc is that Bowie created hours of material for this album that never got released... officially. Instead of hearing all that material, except for the newer tracks 'Nothing To Be Desired' and 'Get Real', all this CD contains are remixes, some good, most not outstanding.
2nd bmd: Earthling
This is another rather uninteresting disc filled with remixes and little else; fortunately, though, there really aren't any b-sides or outtakes from this album, only remixes and edits, so you're not missing out. The 'I'm Afraid of Americans' remixes done by Trent Reznor are incredible, but other than that and the Tao Jones Index performances, this disc is a miss. It also could have included the newer version of the Tin Machine song 'I Can't Read'.
3rd bmd: 'Hours...'
The original album in my opinion was rather dull; some good tracks throughout, it made Bowie sound like he was 80. I especially disliked the track 'If I'm dreaming my life', ugh, that song is so boring. On the other hand, the extra material is awesome! All the remixes are fantastic, including the Beck and Marius De Vries versions. An edit of 'The Pretty things...' is thrown in oddly, but it's actually not a bad edit. The other mixes of this song are good listens as well.Read more ›
Yes, it is a reissue of material that has for the most part, already seen the light of day, but what great new packaging! All of those inconvenient CD singles can now come off the CD rack, clearing up about 10" worth of space and be replaced with this one 2" wide box.
And perhaps even more importantly, instead of having to change CDs to hear 2 or 3 remixes or outtakes contained on the singles every 15-20 minutes, all relevant remix material and outtakes to each of the five most recent David Bowie releases are contained on the second disc of each new double-disc album.
Another advantage is the mini-LP packaging, which can cost anywhere from $20 to $40 each if purchased from Japanese sources. On this new 10-CD box set, the cost works out to $6.10 per disc. Hardly a catastrophic expense for old fans or new-comers (and by the way, recommended to both).
While these albums should have been originally released in this manner, it is certainly welcomed now, again:
 to save CD rack shelf space;
 to be able to hear all the CD singles for each album combined into a single convenient disc; and
 to have all of these albums in neat, collectable mini-LP format.
This is simply a way to obtain the rarer tracks from each album and nothing more. each album is presented in a mini sleeve and contains the same book as was included with each disc individually.
The music is great, and in my opinion worth owning, but it comes down to whether you want to spend the money on the set if you already own all the albums in their single disc forms.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
loved the mastering on the c.d.'s but i wish there was some different "BONUS" stuff then there was. Read morePublished 2 months ago by penpage
This arrived 15 Jan a week after his departure and 2 weeks before the scheduled date. The first thing about this release is that it is the business. Read morePublished 3 months ago by uduwudu
The 90's and 00's has some of Bowie's most interesting and underrated work, and this box set is perfect for both newcomers and collectors. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Shawn Randles
I ran cross this box set randomly on Amazon and decided to get it and so thrilled that I did! I can tell you this box set really is deluxe. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Unquiet American
A lot of people prefer the somewhat "classic" era of Bowie (i.e., "Ziggy ...", Diamond Dogs", "Pin-Ups", etc. Read morePublished on April 4, 2014 by PMFPS
Best Bowie for the price... While The Next Day is his best album in years, this box set is the perfect companion... Hughly recommended...Published on January 24, 2014 by Danny Reddick
Ten great CDs and is a must have for any Bowie follower. Some of the extras are surprisingly better then the songs on the original cd. Read morePublished on June 17, 2013 by Tommy Varekai
Great album for collectors. I found that I already had individual copies of four of these albums, packaged differently, and my copy of Reality already had some of the bonus tracks. Read morePublished on May 5, 2011 by T. W. Arnold
Artist Dimthingshineon recently did a cover of David Bowie songs: "She Shook Me Cold", "All The Young Dudes", and "Something In The Air" on his latest 4 CD project called... Read morePublished on May 8, 2009 by J. Garcia