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The Best of David Bowie 1980/1987 (Remastered)

February 10, 2009 | Format: MP3

$11.49
Also available in CD Format
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4:26
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Track for track you're not going to find a better summary of Bowie's flawed 1980s. This compilation convincingly refutes those who say that Bowie did nothing of value during those years. That's not to say it's a checklist of every charting single; this wisely leaves the embarrassing duet with Mick Jagger on Dancing In The Street on the cutting room floor. That's on a couple other packages anyway. Oh, as a fan I'd argue for the duet with Iggy Pop on Dancing With The Big Boys which would render the Tonight album unnecessary, and a couple other substitutions, but for the casual buyer this is stone cold perfect.

Seriously, every Bowie song you'd want from this time period is on this disk, and it's an excellent collection. Be aware that in order to fit nineteen songs on one disk the single versions are used, with the odd exception being the seven minute album version of "Loving the Alien". There may be Bowie fans who would cry "Blasphemy!" for my saying this - but for the most part the edits don't matter. Sure, it'd be nice to have album versions of "Ashes to Ashes", "Fashion" and "Scary Monsters", and the longer soundtrack version of Cat People (Putting Out Fire), but this set targets the casual buyer rather than the fan.
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Excellent summary of Bowie's output during the 80s. By this time in his career, Bowie was a bona-fide super star, based partly upon some of the songs that are on this compilation. This includes the 4 excellent songs from Lets Dance, as well as his best singles from other albums of the period (which were not really all that good as a whole), as well as A sides from various other projects. Collection includes a number of songs from Scary Monsters and Super Creeps, which should be purchased anyway because it is excellent. Nice touch to have the dvd of the videos, as this is where Bowie's talents for "sound and vision" came to fruition. Too bad that after nearly 2 decades of producing excellent music, Bowie lost his "mojo" after this.
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If you love Bowie, you will like this greatest hits compilation. If you only want the hits, then just get a few songs individually.
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It's Bowie at his best...but then again, he's always at his best on any CD he released. I bought it to complete my collection.
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I remember DB from the MTV video days - 3 or 4 songs that got airplay over and over again. I got it for that- cheap enough - nothing else is worth much. My favorite is "Cat People" because of it's catchy and of it's connection to the movie starring Malcolm McDowell of Clockwork Orange fame and hot Nastasia Kinsky who briefly was Polanski's under aged(?) lover. Anyway, DB's music has not held up well over time - get this for nostalgia of his preening moments from the past - don't expect anything more.
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gone but not forgotten
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