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Create a David Bowie 80-minute cd (or a 4-sided 2 lp) to show his wideness and artistic diversement

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MHP, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. MHP

    MHP Lover of Rock ‘n Roll Thread Starter

    Here is mine, interested in seeing yours.

    Side 1:
    1. Space Oddity (where it all started to develop)
    2. Changes (lyrically important for his view of being an artist)
    3. Life On Mars? (no words needed)
    4. Starman (the legend)
    5. Rebel Rebel (a last glam-hit)

    Side 2:
    1. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise) (a mini-opera and a new perspective on his music)
    2. Fame (his first U.S. No. 1)
    3. Station To Station (a magnum opus and a new sound)

    1. Sound And Vision (Berlin and the instrumental parts getting more space)
    2. “Heroes” (no words needed)
    3. Ashes To Ashes (the legend of Major Tom, part 2)
    4. Let’s Dance (a game-changer for him)

    1. Absolute Beginners (the crowning mid-eighties achievement)
    2. I’m Afraid Of Americans (representing the Nineties)
    3. Where Are We Now (the big comeback)
    4. Blackstar (the last big opus)

    Many big favourites, especially from the later era, left out. However, not looking at ‘hits’ here. Focusing on artistic development and highlights of his carrer.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2020
  2. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Yours in really good.
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  3. MHP

    MHP Lover of Rock ‘n Roll Thread Starter

  4. humpf

    humpf Allowed to write something here.

    Well, "his wideness and artistic diversement" - I expected someting like

    Rubber Band
    Letter to Hermione
    Black Country Rock
    Lady Grinning Soul
    Moss Garden
    Red Money
    Magic Dance

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  5. Davido

    Davido Forum Resident

    I'd drop Space Oddity from the starting lineup, and add a Tin Machine song after "I'm Afraid of Americans"... but that's just me.
  6. thekid87

    thekid87 Forum Resident

    The Netherlands
    Great idea and list!
    I'm still working on the 80 minute limit, but I would make a couple changes:

    - The Man Who Sold The World (early classic, made famous by Nirvana)
    - Ziggy Stardust (essential because of the name)
    - Young Americans (soul era)
    - Golden Years (disco)
    - Jump The Say (7", for 90's pop)

    - Sweet Thing (reason for inclusion is already present in StS)
    - Fame (replaced by Young Americans)
    - Absolute Beginners (not that great, replaced by Jump They Say)

    - Let's Dance (7" version)
    - I'm Afraid of Americans (7" version)
  7. markreed

    markreed Forum Resident

    Good idea! Non chronologically I'm going for :

    Sound & Vision
    Five Years
    Let's Dance
    Where Are We Now?
    Under The God
    Little Wonder
    Space Oddity
    I Dig Everything
    Magic Dance
    Rebel Rebel
    Hallo Spaceboy (PSB Version)
    Absolute Beginners
    Young Americans
    I Can't Read (acoustic)

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