David Bowie A New Career In A New Town 1977 1982 Boxset 3

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  1. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway Lodger

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    One of my other old favourites also did a very, very good album for me that year, come to think of it. An absolute stonker in their vast catalogue. Pere Ubu (Ray Gun Suitcase).
     
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  2. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway Lodger

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    But would you be able to resist a big fat super deluxe of it... :)
     
  3. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway Lodger

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    Yep. Had enough. They're not getting another penny from me for Bowie or anything else.

    (There have been some not so awful moments, but for this fan at least, it shouldn't IMO be such a struggle to locate and embrace them. Enough is enough for me).
     
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  5. Phillip Walch

    Phillip Walch Forum Resident

    I always thought the title track was playing penguins in the background to the chanting :crazy::evil: maybe I was high. Awesome album, Vacuum in My Head and Folly of Youth are awesome. I've not listened in a while but I always found the guitar very Nirvana-like (back then anyway).
     
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  6. oldturkey

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    I know what you mean. I love Outside as it is, but since I heard the Leon sessions I have an even greater admiration for Bowie. He was so adventurous and when he released Outside he was 49. You've just got to admire what he was trying to do. There's no-one else to compare with what he did over his career IMO.
     
  7. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway Lodger

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    My favourites are Memphis, Red Sky** and (the fabulously titled) My Friend is a Stooge For the Media Priests.

    ** "MARS! :realmad: ..HAS NO WOMEN!"
    Classic David Thomas.

    Er, am off topic. Er...ground control to Major Tom, there we go :)
     
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  8. footprintsinthesand

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    It would be the petition of the century in the entertainment industry:
    Parlophone, we demand you promise us NOT to release any previously released David Bowie material - yes Tin Machine included - for the duration of the contract.
     
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  9. Phillip Walch

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    I do really admire his 'I am too comfortable in this room so lets jump out of the window and see what happens' attitude.
     
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  10. Phillip Walch

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    I think we went 'off program' a while ago. But hey, we have brought this thread back to music. I have not read many complaints in the last couple of pages :)
     
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  11. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway Lodger

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    ch-ch-ch-ch-changes...
     
  12. oldturkey

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    What if they did a total UTurn and came out with the Ernie Johnson tapes or TMWFTE demo ost. Unlikely I know, but they might want to do something to get back on good terms with Bowie buyers. They'd probably still mess it up a bit like they did with the BowPromo.
    You'd have to though.
     
  13. footprintsinthesand

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    If they manage to release an audiophile quality multichannel Eno trilogy set I'll reconsider.
     
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  14. BlueSpeedway

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    We'll see. It would have to be something very special, but I can't foresee it.

    Sometimes you have to draw the line when you really loathe something, even if in some ways you miss out. Not a popular or particularly recommendable position, but it's mine re this lot, as it has been on previous occasions in different contexts.

    Wooo, deep, man :-/ :)
     
  15. Vaughan

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    It's pretty easy to jump out of buying these releases when the next one is so...... well, let me be honest, so underwhelming - and I don't even know what's going to be in it! Just the thought of paying good money for Let's Dance, Tonight, and Never Let Me Down, is enough to cause me to reconsider. Even in the highly unlikely event they put out "audiophile" level releases, the music just doesn't resonate with me. At best I'm going to get half a decent box.

    And yes, I'll be buying it.
     
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  16. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    They should make hype stickers for this new box: "Botched Bowie Circa 2017"
    :laughup:
     
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  17. The Roxy Music box set was superb and universally liked.
     
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  18. BlueSpeedway

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    I think the original Bowie Eno "era" is so iconic nowadays, especially Low and "Heroes", despite my love for Lodger too!, that any company would understandably maximise their sales by issuing them separately as part of giant sets, but I guess we'll see.
     
  19. TonyCzar

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    My plan for some time has been to jump off the train once the RCA refresh was complete.
     
  20. BlueSpeedway

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    Lodger: 2017 Flutter Edition
     
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  21. BlueSpeedway

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    This below is the era (1995-2003) whoever company will have the hardest time selling IMO, because it's already been done to a large extent by Sony. This 10CD thing is out of print now but it was knocking around for years, and very cheaply instores and online to presumably get rid of stock for quite some time before db died, then of course they all disappeared. I'd imagine a lot of deep Bowie fans, of which there's vast amounts in Europe, have this set. But maybe they'd buy another one anyway.

    [​IMG]

    David Bowie (box set) - Wikipedia
     
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  22. jon9091

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    Absolutely agree on the CD version, but the vinyl version was completely different and a total miss. The CD version was a flat transfer (I believe) and sounds stunning, but the vinyl versions were done by Robert Ludwig and cut at Abbey Road. More over compression/limiting and just bad EQ ( big, undefined, boomy bass again). Another frustrating missed opportunity.
     
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  23. BlueSpeedway

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    That vinyl description sounds like the first bunch of Roxy CD reissues/remasters, 1999 was it? They were boomy and weird, I got rid of them all eventually. Maybe they adapted those horrid 1999 files onto vinyl? Shame as you could tell with those 1999s that they used good sources before arsing about with processing. Same as the Bowie 1999s. I listened to Lodger 1999 today on headphones, for the first time in eons. It's trebly as hell, but even after the NR they did, the clarity often is marvellous. It's actually, astonishingly, IMO the best Lodger CD after the old German RCA. I don't use EQ for CDs but the 1999 Lodger with tamed treble on an amp or whatever is I feel certain gonna be better than a Ryko Lodger with some bass added, which I've tried just out of curiosity after reading about people doing that to their Rykos. It was a big improvement, but it still has that kind of indefinable haze that most or all the Rykos have.

    So that's my advice FWIW for anyone who is as pissed off with Lodger original mix 2017 CD as much as me, but unlike some of us doesn't have or have access to the old RCA. Get a 1999 for some cents or pennies and turn your treble down :)
     
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  24. BlueSpeedway

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    On second thoughts, that hype sticker would be underselling it.

    Lodger: 2017 Flutter, Flicker and Chop Edition.

    Scary Monsters: 2017 Good But Not Really Good Enough Edition.
     
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  25. Mistermono

    Mistermono Well-Known Member

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    So far each box has contained at least one remixed or alternate version of a core album. I'm wondering what album would be a candidate for this treatment in box 4. Any guesses?
     
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