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Bowie, David - Bowie At The Beeb (4 x LP) - Vinyl Record LP - 1

Bowie, David - Bowie At The Beeb (4 x LP)

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An amazing collection of Bowie's performances on the BBC from 1968-1972! Originally release in 2002, this is the first time the package has been available on vinyl! 2016 reissue on 180g vinyl! 2016 reissue on 180g vinyl.

Description

Some collectors might complain that the double-disc Bowie at the Beeb, the first official collection of David Bowie's BBC Radio sessions, isn't complete, yet they likely have bootlegs of this material. All other fans are in for a real treat. Spanning from 1968 to 1972, these recordings find Bowie, if not in his prime, at least at a peak, as he developed from a swinging Carnaby Street pop crooner to swaggering glam rock star. BBC Sessions makes this era come alive. Opening with the lovely, florid "In the Heat of the Morning," the sessions spend time with David the Dandy before he delves into his dramatic heavy rock of the early '70s. That's where guitarist Mick Ronson made his public debut with Bowie at the session that comprises the middle of disc one. This is lean, powerful, terrific music, not as pummeling as The Man Who Sold the World, but it's slightly overshadowed by the session that concludes the first disc. It contains the bulk of rarities here, including the never-released "Looking for a Friend," a rollicking cover of Chuck Berry's "Almost Grown," a version of "It Ain't Easy" where Bowie trades verses with Geoffrey Alexander and George Underwood, and a performance of the exquisite "Bombers." After a pair of songs by just Bowie and Ronson, the second disc finds the Spiders From Mars forming and quickly hitting their stride. Since this disc is largely devoted to recordings from 1972, it's a bit more consistent than the first, and it results in a live Spiders album better than any yet officially released. BBC Sessions may not be revelatory, yet this set is filled with wonderful music that deepens appreciation of Bowie's first great blast of creativity. Any true fan needs it in his collection.

-All Music

Tracklist

A1     –David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra     In The Heat Of The Morning     3:01
A2     –David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra     London Bye Ta Ta     2:34
A3     –David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra     Karma Man     2:59
A4     –David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra     Silly Boy Blue     4:36
A5     –David Bowie & Junior's Eyes     Let Me Sleep Beside You     3:16
A6     –David Bowie & Junior's Eyes     Janine     3:01
B1     –David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio     Amsterdam     2:56
B2     –David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio     God Knows I'm Good     3:10
B3     –David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio     The Width Of A Circle     4:50
B4     –David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio     Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed     4:54
C1     –David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio     Cygnet Committee     8:16
C2     –David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio     Memory Of A Free Festival     3:17
C3     –David Bowie & The Hype     Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud     4:42
C4     –David Bowie & The Hype     The Supermen     3:19
D1     –David Bowie & Friends*     Bombers     2:53
D2     –David Bowie & Friends*     Looking For A Friend     3:08
D3     –David Bowie & Friends*     Almost Grown     2:16
D4     –David Bowie & Friends*     Kooks     3:02
D5     –David Bowie & Friends*     It Ain't Easy     2:51
E1     –David Bowie With Mick Ronson     The Supermen     2:50
E2     –David Bowie With Mick Ronson     Oh! You Pretty Things     3:15
E3     –David Bowie With Mick Ronson     Eight Line Poem     2:52
E4     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Hang On To Yourself     2:48
E5     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Ziggy Stardust     3:23
E6     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Queen Bitch     2:57
F1     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     I'm Waiting For The Man     5:22
F2     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Five Years     4:21
F3     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     White Light/White Heat     3:46
F4     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Moonage Daydream     4:56
G1     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Hang On To Yourself     2:48
G2     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Suffragette City     3:25
G3     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Ziggy Stardust     3:22
G4     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Starman     4:03
G5     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Space Oddity     4:13
H1     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Changes     3:28
H2     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Oh! You Pretty Things     2:55
H3     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Andy Warhol     3:12
H4     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Lady Stardust     3:19
H5     –David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars*     Rock 'n' Roll Suicide     3:08

Original Release Year: 2000

Label: Parlophone

Catalog #:  DBBBCLP6872

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: New

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