18 classic bowie songs, perfect!
M. A. Rodriguez | Fort Worth, TX United States | 10/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let me start by saying that David bowie is, along with the Beatles, one of the most influential artists in popular music history. This 1990 compilation collects bowies most important songs from 1969 to 1984, you couldn't really name any other classic bowie song after Blue Jean, these songs trace bowie's amazing journey from the folkie-psychedelic start to glam-rock icon, from british soul singer to pre new wave pioneer to finally pop superstar in the 1980's.
Some reviewers have written that the most recent EMI collection "best of bowie" is better than this Rykodisc edition, well, if you talk about the single disc edition this is a lot better, and cheaper, option. This compilation includes two songs that the other one doesn't, "john Im only dancing" and "diamond dogs", I would take these songs any day over "dancing in the streets" and even "under pressure" wich is more appropiate in a Queen collection (this song appeared on Queen's hot space).
The other argument is the remastering, even tough this is a 1990 compilation it was digitally remastered back then, so in that aspect they are even.
Finally there's the fact that on the new collection some songs have been edited, like "young americans".
So the final veredict is that this is better than the single disc edition of "best of bowie", but I never said than the double disc option, wich is more comprehensive and it covers the latter years, but it's going to cost you more money, so if you want a single disc introduction to bowie, this is the best way to go."
BOWIE KEEPS SWINGING
Jukebox Dave | RECORD TOWN, USA | 12/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"DAVID BOWIE-CHANGESBOWIE: If ever a word aptly described the former David (Don't call me a Monkee!) Jones, the title of his early classic CHANGES would be it. From the beautifully eerie SPACE ODDITY and wham-glam of SUFFRAGETTE CITY, to the neo-soul of YOUNG AMERICANS and the calculated club cut LET'S DANCE, Bowie has seldom repeated himself. A seamless combination of the CHANGESONEBOWIE and CHANGESTWOBOWIE anthologies, here is most everything you could ask for hit-wise, the lone downer being a less than necessary remix of FAME. Throughout his career, the Thin White Duke has partnered with a long line of stellar guitar foils, including Mick Ronson, Earl Slick, Carlos Alomar, Robert Fripp, even a pre-fame Stevie Rave On, yet it is Ziggy himself who is always the Starman. RATING: FIVE OH BOWIES!