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October 2, 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: December 1, 2003
  • Release Date: October 2, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Copyright: 2007 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2007 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 4:50:53
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  • ASIN: B000VZYTOW
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,400 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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60 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Emilio on February 17, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The problem with this box set is that it is neither a greatest hits collection nor a rarities one. The first edition was released in 1989 as a sort of sampler for the upcoming Rykodisc reissues. Ryko probably chose not to include the best tracks to avoid hurting the sales of the individual albums, when they came out. Yet, at a time when the CD format was booming and the RCA albums had been long out of print, fans were hungry for Bowie's 70's material on CD. So this set was welcomed at the time even though it was a seemingly random selection of tracks with a few rarities thrown in for good measure. These rarities would not reappear as bonus tracks on the regular releases, so they were the very reason for buying and keeping this set.
Now that the original albums have been reissued to death, this box set is released again. It includes a fourth CD and adds a few more rarities to make it desirable even to those who had bought the original edition. But the "mixed bag" concept is still there and it is totally pointless, now. I'm not complaining about the rarities, but they should have gone for an entirely different approach instead of just releasing an expanded edition of the old box. So casual fans beware: this is by no means a "definitive" Bowie compilation. Apart from the rarities, tracks seem to have been chosen by luck of the draw.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Martin A Hogan HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on December 8, 2003
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Okay. I just received my anxiously awaited David Bowie Box Set and I have to say, it is not what I expected. I was hoping for a nice fold-out single piece like the "Moody Blues Time Traveler", or "ABBA's" box set or anything in one piece for the mantle. This is completely different and you may or may not like it.
The box is 11" X 6" and 1" thick covered in a thick plastic see-through like in the photo here. The box slides out and is gray silver. There is a 50 page glossy booklet that covers Bowie's entire history and includes all the song titles with the band members, the date of release, the producers, the publisher, the mixers, the writers (if not Bowie) and the date of the remixes. There is a ton of trivia. Then there are four 6" X 10" 'postcards' of Bowie in collage style through the years that you can - stick on your wall? There is a 24" X 33" glossy poster of the cover with Bowie and all the song titles. AND! Underneath of this stuff in a little cutout are four discs in thin plastic sleeves. Each disc cover has the title of each song on the disc.
Now. What about the sound? Well, you can see what songs are here on the list. They go from 1969 to 1993 and are all remastered and sound fantastic. Sure, its all a remix of the 1986 box set that is so hard to find plus a fourth disc of great songs, but it's still about time. Am I happy? Yup. But, hey, it's all about the music. And it DOES sound great!There are so many hard to find songs here that I am glad to own them ("Helden" is my favorite). However, somehow I feel a bit ripped off for all the extra stuff I don't need and certainly paid for. The booklet is nice, but I'll probably only read it twice and I've already read all this stuff before. In essence, it is a fan collection. It's a good one, but I think I'll just take out the discs and put them in jewel boxes where I can get to them anytime I want. Enjoy!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Martin A Hogan HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on October 5, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is the Canadian Box Set that is so rare and hard to find. Containing 49 songs from 1969 to 1980, there are great cuts, rare B-sides, live recordings, unreleased singles and previously unreleased material. The box itself is a 12" X 12" standard with a 3-D see-through cover and also contains a lengthy booklet with history, notes, and rare photographs. The fourth disc is a CD-ROM with a fun interactive version of "Ashes To Ashes" with a "make your own video" program for the song, "Black Tie White Noise".
Disc 1 contains unreleased versions of, "Space Oddity (Demo)", "London Bye Ta-Ta", rare B-sides, "Wild Eye Boy From Freecloud", "Round & Round" and cuts from "The Man Who Sold The World", "Hunky Dory", "Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust", "Aladdin Sane" and "Ziggy Stardust: The Movie".
Disc 2 contains unreleased versions of, "1984/Dodo", "After Today", "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City", cuts from "Pin-Ups", "Diamond Dogs", "David Live", "Young Americans" and "Station To Station".
Disc 3 contains the German version of "Heroes" ("Helden"-worth the set alone) and cuts from "Low", "Heroes", "Live From Stage", "Lodger" and "Scary Monsters".
The cuts are all some of Bowie's best and some never made it to single status. This is a really great find for fans and collectors.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Brian Hulett VINE VOICE on May 29, 2004
Format: Audio CD
As a Bowie fanatic since 1972, it sure is tempting to quibble over some of the inclusions/exclusions here, as it always is with these mega sets. In fact, I agree with an earlier reviewer that it is unconscionable to not include "Always Crashing In the Same Car." And where's "Heroes" and "Fame"? Overplayed, sure, but still exciting tracks. If they're going to include two "PinUps" tunes in addition to "Sorrow," why not "See Emily Play" and "Friday On My Mind" instead of these two (IMO) less entertaining ones? Even better, how about the "Rosalyn/Here Comes the Night" medley?
However, let's not throw out the Bowie with the bath water. Any box that is such a stellar collection to include the acoustic "Space Oddity" demo, the vastly superior 45 mix of "Rebel Rebel" (with additional percussion and backing vocals, making the LP mix sound barren), and excellent live versions of tracks like "Cracked Actor" and "Station to Station," has a heads-up on most releases.
Add the resurrection of three live cuts from the abominable "Ziggy Stardust" motion picture for completion purposes, along with a sweeping overview of some superb tracks that are less familiar to the casual U.S. Bowie fan wanting this kind of set ("John I'm Only Dancing," "Fascination," "Wild Is the Wind," "Speed of Life," "Joe the Lion," etc.) and a flyover of more recent work on CD 4, and it's a spotty collection but well worth holding down four slots in the CD changer.
Ultimately, for me, it's the "Space Oddity" demo and the long-lost "Rebel Rebel" remix that make this whole set worth the price.
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