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Uncut JANUARY 2022 - by Peter Watts

DAVID BOWIE: BRILLIANT ADVENTURE

From Jump They Say to Toy, the story of David Bowie 1992-2001

Bowie's '90s revival gets the big box treatment with this 12CD/18LP monster that includes the studio albums Black Tie White Noise, The Buddha Of Suburbia, Outside, Earthling and Hours - each one worth exploring if you are unfamiliar with their occasionally awkward charms. This was Bowie rediscovering his exploratory and experimental instincts after Tin Machine, while also delving into his past for inspiration. Alongside the studio albums is Re: Call 5, which rounds up singles, B-sides, collaborations, alternative takes and songs recorded for soundtracks and other one-offs. But the pick of the bunch are the two recordings made in 2000. The first is a live set recorded shortly after Glastonbury at the BBC Radio Theatre featuring Bowie's well-drilled band, on a post-Glasto high, working through the hits. The second is Toy, the previously unreleased album of Bowie revisiting his n1960s material that deserves much and belated love.

EXTRAS: 8/10 Unique books with rare and unpublished photos, producer/contributor notes and memorabilia


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