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Bowie's Hours was a critically acclaimed celebration of some of his most memorable late period EMI work. Comparable in ways to Scary Monsters & Hunky Dory, Hours was a treasure trove of new Bowie music which surely catered to his millions of fans across the world. The long out of print CD includes alternative radio favorites like his global hits "Thursday's Child" and "Survive." Friday Music is honored to present David Bowie's classic Hours: The Collector's Edition. This limited remaster edition CD is now enhanced with 5 bonus tracks & an elaborate 10 panel digipak.
"...as nakedly emotive a collection as anything in his iconic catalog; it's a summary statement from the man who invented postmodern rock & roll....Hours is a testament to the serenity that comes with legend status, maturity and endurance..." --Rolling Stone
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The first time I listened to the whole thing, I was confused as to why so many reviewers seem to find so much fault with it. I will concede it's far from his best recorded vocal performance (he sounds physically tired -- and probably was due to his health at the time), and I will also admit not every song is my cup of tea (not a fan of "New Angels of Promise" or "The Dreamers"). But when has EVERY Bowie song on a specific album ever been my cup of tea? I don't like everything he does, but almost always there is enough or more than enough that I do like to make owning a particular album worthwhile.
I still don't understand why he made a ballad the lead song and I'm not quite sure how it fits with the remaining tracks, but if anything, it's worth purchasing for the remixes, as they may one day become rarities/collectibles. If you're into building upon your already-existing Bowie collection and you like him when he's "toned down" a bit, I think you'll find "Hours" worthwhile. I listen to it now on a regular basis. I have come to really like this album.
Overall another great release by Music on Vinyl.
As for the "Neil Young" punch from an earlier reviewer--- please let it go! I think he looks great here and he always, as Neil Young, has been a master of disquise!!! (Actually both Neil and Bowie have very similiar concepts, too--and are both profound artists)
Get this CD.. put it in during your mobiling.. you'll love it... and again, "SEVEN" will have you mysteriously humming a tune for days after..and you'll wonder.."What am I singing?" When a CD can either mix in with what your doing at a particular time or send you off in another plane it reaches me.. I think it will reach you too.. give it time..listen a few times, brush off those spiders from mars cobwebs in your brain and open your mind to a new sounds.. it's great!
This new release with five new track versions is worth the purchase. "Seven" is pure pleasurable pop, mixed just right and "Something In The Air" seems like a precursor to the "Rapture" (yes, in the Bible), with its ethereal, doomsday insinuations. At the very least, it's all a good collection for a ride in the car.