135 Songs, 8 Hours 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This expansive overview focuses on David Bowie's fertile breakthrough, kicking off with his haunting 1969 hit "Space Oddity" and including every studio album up to 1973's Pin Ups, his affectionate Swinging London homage. Tracks from the storming Live Santa Monica '72 also showcase Bowie’s onstage reputation, as he balances rollicking workouts like the scuzzy “Hang on to Yourself” with poignant breathers like “Andy Warhol,” a moving acoustic guitar-led tribute from one pop icon to another.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This expansive overview focuses on David Bowie's fertile breakthrough, kicking off with his haunting 1969 hit "Space Oddity" and including every studio album up to 1973's Pin Ups, his affectionate Swinging London homage. Tracks from the storming Live Santa Monica '72 also showcase Bowie’s onstage reputation, as he balances rollicking workouts like the scuzzy “Hang on to Yourself” with poignant breathers like “Andy Warhol,” a moving acoustic guitar-led tribute from one pop icon to another.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Jfkfifufo ,

RIP

Rest in peace. The best innovator in the world. Thank you for all your music.

SamiSpencer ,

It's David Bowie...

It's cool that he's releasing some re-released stuff after surprising is with TWO new albums in the past few years! Give the man a break. He's amazing.

That One Guy! ,

Missing Some Rare Stuff!

Bowies's music is definitely 5-star, but this compilation only gets 3 stars, because it's missing some great rare songs. I'm glad to see the original Nov. 1970 version of "Holy Holy" (which, until now, I've only been able to find bootleg versions re-recorded straight from the original vinyl single). But where are 1970's version of "London Bye Ta-Ta" and the full version of "Lightning Frightening"? And where are 1971's "How Lucky Are You" and "The Shadow Man"? And where is Bowie's 1973 version of "All the Young Dudes"?

Perhaps I'll change my review once the compilation is finalized and released, but for now, I'm sticking with it.

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