This is a official David Bowie Release. EMI Import-only release, a unique and eclectic collection of nine remixes either specially commissioned for this project or have only previously been available on limited club vinyl formats. All are appearing on CD for the first time ever. A collection of hard-to-get and new remixes. Import-only release, a unique and eclectic collection of 9 remixes either specially commissioned for this project or have only previously been available on limited club vinyl formats. This remix album is surprisingly good and the remixes are tasteful and consistent, a rarity for many remix albums.
As if the flood of compilations called Best of Bowie in 2002 weren't confusing enough – there was a different track listing for each territory around the world, all bearing the same name and album cover – in 2004, a double-disc version of Best of Bowie was released in U.S., which was different than the "bonus CD" edition released in North America in 2002. It's not too different – a slightly different sequencing, it's a track longer, it has a couple different songs (and there's an edition with a bonus CD containing remixes) – but even if the details are slightly different, the overall gist remains: this is an excellent double-disc overview of Bowie's '70s and '80s peak.
Rare and exclusive versions of 18 classic David Bowie songs. This one is for Joe Strummer, Mickey Finn, Maurice Gibb & Penny Valentine. Given away free with Uncut Magazine #3, 2003. So whaddya know? Turns out I do have some Culture Club in my house. More surprisingly, it's a good song. Madame George's "Starman" is just one example of what turns out to be a better album than I remembered it to be. Sure, there are too many different styles trying to fight it out for one album, but taken piecemeal, it's a good listen. There are some duds, no doubt: Midge Ure's contribution is a tad too Marilyn Manson-1985 for me, and nobody should ever, by law, be allowed to cover "Heroes", something Blondie should have had the humility to know.
Ornette Coleman's epic 1959 LPs The Shape of Jazz to Come and Change of the Century were pivot points in modern post-bop jazz and early creative music. This recording is a prelude to those epics, a live two-night engagement in October of 1958 at the Hillcrest Club in Los Angeles. The Coleman quintet, with trumpeter Don Cherry, bassist Charlie Haden, and drummer Billy Higgins, plus a then-young pianist Paul Bley, sets up that new shape of jazz. This eight-selection set features three of Coleman's signature originals, two standards, and three lesser-known, fairly rare pieces that Coleman did at the time.
Jeff Beck is no stranger to Friday Music. We continue to strive to bring the fans his greatest music ever recorded in both 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl and now on remastered compact disc collectors editions…..Jeff Beck Live At B.B. King Blues Club is such a wonderful performance, and this unique session fortunately was captured at this intimate setting. Hearing the Guitar Shop trio once again is a thrilling event to behold as you hear shredder delights like Angel, People Get Ready, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, material from Blow By Blow, There And Back…..he plays them all. SHREDDERS UNITE!
In 1972, at the height of David Bowie's newly ignited fame, former label Pye unlocked the vault and produced an EP, the aptly subtitled "For the Collector – Early David Bowie," reprising four of the six songs Bowie recorded during 1965-1966. Since that time, those four (plus their two companions) have established themselves among the most frequently revisited songs in his entire catalog, reissued so frequently, and in so many different formats, that there truly cannot be a single Bowie fan left out there who doesn't own them at least three times over.