David Bowie - Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001) [Box set #5]

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Ken_McAlinden, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. Fabrice Outside

    Fabrice Outside Forum Resident

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    Crazy that The Economist wrote a sensible, spot on article on Bowie/Toy in a much better way than most bored music critics.
     
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  2. joe1320

    joe1320 Forum Resident

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    I see Low Orange vinyl been listed on reddit for 14th January
     
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  3. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons to be cheerful Part 1

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    That sounds like the inevitably predictable
     
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  4. saw119

    saw119 Forum Resident

    I too received the dread Amazon email last night. It's really upset me tbh. I'm having a s**t time at the moment and I was really looking forward to it. Pre-ordered it on release day blah blah blah. Oh well seems about right for my life at the moment. Btw Amazon threw me a few quid credit as compensation so if you've had the email it's worth checking. I might put it towards some jazz CDs.
     
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  5. onlyconnect

    onlyconnect The prose and the passion

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    Yes I got it, and the compensation, and the order still says "arriving today", we will see!

    Tim
     
  6. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    45 Years.
     
  7. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    Such an important anniversary to honour. o_O
     
  8. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Well, this is the age of "10th Anniversary" edition. Everybody is constantly celebrating everything. And with a prolific artist like Bowie you've got various anniversaries. Every year. :evil:
     
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  9. saw119

    saw119 Forum Resident

    Yeah, I've just checked and mine says arriving by 8pm. Oh well we'll see. I've spent my credit on some Archie Shepp albums. I think Bowie would have approved.
     
  10. stepeanut

    stepeanut Half way between the HOSPITAL and the JAIL

    Those who control the Velvet Underground’s legacy thought so.
     
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  11. Jimmy Jam

    Jimmy Jam Forum Resident

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    It will always be a stand alone track to me since I first heard this version on a bonus disc with "Heathen" (which I realise as I type this is 20 years old now...somehow)

    I can see why some mightn't like it but I love his vocal on it, mostly very restrained until "and the world...",I'm going to listen to it again now in fact
     
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  12. Jimmy Jam

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    I had a subscription to the Economist at one point, they had/have some great journalists (bit expensive though!).......I don't agree on their views on "Toy" but thats either written by someone who's really done their homework, or who's more of a fan than they're letting on (I suspect the latter).

    They really nail Bowies career and reception over the last 30 years I think. I remember the ridicule he was subjected to in the 90s (mainly in the British press as thats what I would have had access to), I remember NME giving "Earthling" a pretty good review, then....6/10 **** off, it wasn't as good as whatever Britpop rubbish was released the same week of course. I had a feeling then it would take his death for a lot of these idiots to catch up, I think things started to change around 2000 as the article says but it was a slow process that wasn't finally complete until his death imo..... I know people complain about all the bandwagon jumpers and tacky memorabilia since he died but I'm happy to see him reach new audiences tbh, I just wish more people gave him a break while he was here.

    Thanks for sharing the article.
     
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  13. Oogie

    Oogie Forum Resident

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    Hopefully yes
    That it will feature on an
    Upcoming deluxe box set for 71/72.
    Totally unheard it seems.
    So that clarifies it now that the shadowman from the bootlegs we've all heard for many years dates to late 1970. In that case why wasn't it included on the width of a circle boxset which covers the whole year of 1970 recordings?
     
  14. falldog

    falldog Calmer Man

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    Done and done. A shout out to "Sound Knowledge" in Marlborough who have put one aside for me. £25 for the CD set. No idea how many they have.

    It'll take at least all of my lunchtime to go and fetch it and I'll have to pay for parking, but I bet I still get it earlier and with less hassle than Amazon have been giving me with this stuff lately. This will be my go-to MO (read that as "Method of Operation" or "Mail-Order" - either works) from now on. I just wish I'd ordered BA from them as well, now.
     
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  15. Azorbz

    Azorbz Forum Resident

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    I just went to HMV and I picked up a copy. They had a fair few in stock, and I doubt that it will sell out soon. I've now cancelled my Amazon order. It was annoying to have to do this but at least I got to get it before I go back to university.
     
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  16. Mister President

    Mister President Forum Resident

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    I remember hearing a lot of the Toy album tracks when I bought the CD singles from the Heathen album around 2002. Admittingly I didn't like them very much and still don't - plodding, mumbling, tired and dare I say it a little boring. Shadow Man being the best of the bunch, the Unplugged and early version of this is great, but the rest...meh.
     
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  17. Bink

    Bink Forum Resident

    Will head down to my local HMV shortly. Curiously Amazon still says it's expected today, although it's not yet dispatched.
     
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  18. Azorbz

    Azorbz Forum Resident

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    Mine said the same, but, unlike the Glastonbury 2000 (2CD/DVD) and Hunky Dory picture disc that I have coming today, it hasn't been dispatched.
     
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  19. Jmetamatic

    Jmetamatic This is the end of our oxygen supply.

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    Mine says arriving Tuesday, anyway clicked the £3 token and got the price reduced.
     
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  20. bluearmy78

    bluearmy78 Living in real gangster times.

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    l have had an email to say they will have them in stock on the 9th now.
    Spent my £3 on a bed for our dog, well, it cost more than that, but it helped a bit.
     
  21. Bink

    Bink Forum Resident

    Cancelled my Amazon order and bought from my local HMV at lunchtime. Listening to disc 1 now.
     
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  22. Azorbz

    Azorbz Forum Resident

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    I've somehow managed to get a papercut and drip blood all over my Toy:Box already...
     
  23. sonofjim

    sonofjim Forum Resident

    I’m actually happy enough with the 2 LP Toy from the big box. I think I can do without the Toy Box. I’ll be proud of myself if I don’t eventually cave. History suggests I will.
     
  24. pobbard

    pobbard Still buying CDs

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    Getting the 1970 "Shadow Man" as a b-side is a definite surprise, no question, even if it's not "new" to collectors! It also gave me a good excuse to update my Toy:Originals playlist...

    Bowie - Toy: Originals

    This is where I confess that "Shadow Man" has never really done anything for me, in any version, although I was impressed by the Toy gorgeous rearrangement, which really hides the song's Dylan-lite roots. And I am always happy to get a legit release of a genuine Bowie outtake/demo... hopefully many more to come.
     
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  25. dubious title

    dubious title Forum Resident

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    Should one buy the 10" vinyl toy box set? I've decided I'm not springing for the full mega box, too much music I don't especially like. Will be getting the superb Buddha on vinyl and Black Tie as well.

    Heard some samples of Toy and it sounded better than I suspected, wistful, tastefully produced and melodic. The rockier stuff I didn't like as much. Thanks in advance.
     

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