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Man Who Sold the World
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock & Metal
The Man Who Sold the World might be the sleepiest of Bowie's sleepers. It's got some great, quiet moments, like "All the Madmen," with its flutes and violins and midsong poetry reading ("Where can the horizon lie when a na... more »
The Man Who Sold the World might be the sleepiest of Bowie's sleepers. It's got some great, quiet moments, like "All the Madmen," with its flutes and violins and midsong poetry reading ("Where can the horizon lie when a nation hides its organic minds in the cellar, dark and grim....") and "After All," which is hauntingly beautiful. It's got songs that are several different songs at once (for example, "Width of a Circle"). What it doesn't have is a "Heroes" or a "Rebel Rebel" or a "Jean Genie" or a "Boys Keep Swinging"--no immediately accessible standout stand-up-and-dancers in the face of experimental weirdness. Instead, this CD kind of stands on you. Its dark, sometimes violent lyrics knock you off your feet, and the frantic, heavy bass lines hold you down. "Don't set me free, I'm as heavy as can be ... give me some good old lobotomy." OK! --Dan Leone
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I laughed and shook his hand.
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 01/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This album by David Bowie was released in 1970. The album suffers from a murky overall sound (even on CD), but guitarist Mick Ronson's power-chord sting connects with Bowie's emerging persona(s) on the title track, "Black Country Rock" and the perverse epic "Width of a Circle". The rest of the songs on the album are less successful.
This version of the CD adds four bonus tracks. "Lightning Frightening" is a previously unreleased track from 1970. "Holy Holy" was a non-hit single from 1970. "Moonage Daydream" and "Hang Onto Yourself" were released as a single under the name Arnold Corns in 1971, although they were actually sung by David Bowie. Both these songs were later re-recorded for Bowie's classic Ziggy Stardust album."
Heavy and nightmarish
Pieter | Johannesburg | 07/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Man Who Sold The World from 1970 is Bowie's heavy metal album with Mick Ronson and Tony Visconti. It is a dark work with some outstanding songs like the title track, All The Madmen, Black Country Rock, Width Of A Circle and The Supermen. There are nightmarish imagery and some of the aforementioned songs have their sublime moments, but overall the album lacks memorable tunes and hooks. It is thus an atypical work that would appeal only to devoted fans and those into late 1960s/early 1970s hard rock.