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Best Of Bowie CD

David Bowie
Best Of Bowie CD

Though one of rock's most influential figures, David Bowie's accomplishments are pocked by some distinct ironies. His willful efforts at being a musical and visual chameleon spurred triumphs in genres as diverse as folk, glam, new wave, and electronica. Given the dizzying range and success of his '70s incarnations--from Ziggy to the Thin White Duke to the gaunt, goth-cypher of Low and Heroes -he seemed the artist most well-equipped to weather the changing tides of taste and trend, which he did with the unprecedented success he saw in the 80’s with the release of Let’s Dance.

This 20-track compilation delivers an artistically dizzying slate of hits as it skips from one early peak to the next, from evocative cabaret ("Space Oddity," "Changes") through muscular glam-rock ("Suffragette City," "The Jean Genie") to R&B ("Young Americans," "Fame") and post-punk flirtations ("Ashes to Ashes," "Fashion") to the dance-club hits ("Let's Dance," "China Girl," "Modern Love") and '80s one-off duets ("Under Pressure" with Queen, "Dancing in the Streets" with Mick Jagger).  All of Bowie's signature hits are here, as well as Earthling's powerful, underappreciated "I'm Afraid of Americans.”

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Though one of rock's most influential figures, David Bowie's accomplishments are pocked by some distinct ironies. His willful efforts at being a musical and visual chameleon spurred triumphs in genres as diverse as folk, glam, new wave, and electronica. Given the dizzying range and success of his '70s incarnations--from Ziggy to the Thin White Duke to the gaunt, goth-cypher of Low and Heroes -he seemed the artist most well-equipped to weather the changing tides of taste and trend, which he did with the unprecedented success he saw in the 80’s with the release of Let’s Dance.

This 20-track compilation delivers an artistically dizzying slate of hits as it skips from one early peak to the next, from evocative cabaret ("Space Oddity," "Changes") through muscular glam-rock ("Suffragette City," "The Jean Genie") to R&B ("Young Americans," "Fame") and post-punk flirtations ("Ashes to Ashes," "Fashion") to the dance-club hits ("Let's Dance," "China Girl," "Modern Love") and '80s one-off duets ("Under Pressure" with Queen, "Dancing in the Streets" with Mick Jagger).  All of Bowie's signature hits are here, as well as Earthling's powerful, underappreciated "I'm Afraid of Americans.”

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Though one of rock's most influential figures, David Bowie's accomplishments are pocked by some distinct ironies. His willful efforts at being a musical and visual chameleon spurred triumphs in genres as diverse as folk, glam, new wave, and electronica. Given the dizzying range and success of his '70s incarnations--from Ziggy to the Thin White Duke to the gaunt, goth-cypher of Low and Heroes -he seemed the artist most well-equipped to weather the changing tides of taste and trend, which he did with the unprecedented success he saw in the 80’s with the release of Let’s Dance.

This 20-track compilation delivers an artistically dizzying slate of hits as it skips from one early peak to the next, from evocative cabaret ("Space Oddity," "Changes") through muscular glam-rock ("Suffragette City," "The Jean Genie") to R&B ("Young Americans," "Fame") and post-punk flirtations ("Ashes to Ashes," "Fashion") to the dance-club hits ("Let's Dance," "China Girl," "Modern Love") and '80s one-off duets ("Under Pressure" with Queen, "Dancing in the Streets" with Mick Jagger).  All of Bowie's signature hits are here, as well as Earthling's powerful, underappreciated "I'm Afraid of Americans.”

Track Listing:
1.    Space Oddity
2.    Changes
3.    Suffragette City
4.    Ziggy Stardust
5.    The Jean Genie
6.    Rebel Rebel
7.    Young americans (Single Version)
8.    Fame
9.    Golden Years
10.      Heroes
11.      Ashes To Ashes
12.      Fashion
13.      Under Pressure
14.      Let’s Dance (Single Version)
15.      China Girl (Single Version)
16.      Modern Love
17.      Blue Gene
18.      Dancing In The Street
19.      This Is Not America
20.      I’m Afraid Of Americans (v1)