Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bowie Fett, Sep 4, 2019.
David Bowie Conversation Piece 5CD box due November — David Bowie
Wow, a bit of a curveball. I wasn’t expecting this, I’m not sure a lot of the forum members were.
Welp, I guess we can kiss our hopes for a 2019 6th box from 1989-1994 goodbye now. But, hey, can't have too many versions of "When I'm Five". I guess.
This was a conversation piece tonight when I told my wife how disappointing this news was.
How about a more descriptive thread title so its clear this is about a coming 5CD box set? I thought this was just a thread about the song.
As far as the box, this is the least interesting period for Bowie imo. I'll be sitting this out for sure.
Kind of disappointed not to see another box set in the series, but this is potentially pretty decent. Mainly going to be a question of price point for me. If they go the Pink Floyd (or previous vinyl set) route with this, I'm out.
Something more reasonable around $45 could do the trick for me though.
I'd rather have a half-decent box for each year rather than those abominations they have been releasing. I'll just skip the remixes.
Happy to get these demos officially and on CD.
I like the sound of the 1969 stereo mix of Space Oddity if that means an original analogue transfer like Station To Station 2010 or just any other remaster than the 2015 mess. But how could they not include Memory Of A Free Festival Parts 1 and 2?! I just ordered a copy of the 40th anniversary edition funny enough so I think i'll stick with that since this box will likely be on streaming services as well unless it offers something better.
$99.98 at the moment on Amazon.
I was just thinking this looks great until you pointed out the Memory of a Free Festival 45 being missing.
The only reason I can think of is that they are planning on doing a similar The Man Who Sold The World set next year. That single was the first to feature Mick Ronson so they could start with it.
I do like that 40th anniversary edition.
Good point and they're also included on the Five Years boxset. The Man Who Sold The World is my favorite of his albums but I don't think they'd have enough content to make a boxset out of unless they combine it with Hunky Dory.
What would make it great would be finding a better quality copy of the BBC concert, but I don't think that's too likely. It could be possible for them to include Hype and Arnold Corns material. TMWSTW is one of my favourite Bowie albums too. As good as any.
The market really has been saturated since Bowie died, but I'd love to see a DVD / Blu Ray set of his TV appearances, especially with the My Death Russell Harty clip recently being found.
If Conversation Piece was originally dropped from the album lineup due to vinyl time constraints, why is there enough room on the vinyl for it now?
Yeah, they're going to have to cut that by a few 10s before I bite.
Not exactly a fan of this news, but at the very least an individual CD for the 2019 David Bowie mix sounds promising. If it does something in the line of the 2017 Sgt. Pepper remix, I might just grab it over the 2015 remaster. That said, Conversation Piece is one set I'll be ignoring, both because of the high price tag and because 90% of it just doesn't interest me.
I’m a massive Bowie and normally I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this, but because Parlophone have been so exploitative it’s given me pause for thought.
I bought the 7” boxes of Spying Through A Keyhole and The Clareville Grove demos. And I already own the 40th anniversary CD set, the 2-CD version of the Deram album and Bowie At The Beeb. Which means I have a substantial part of this new set already.
If Parlophone had not released all those dubious vinyl sets earlier in the year I’d have been in like a shot. But behaviour like this is exactly what drives me and other fans to alternative options for hearing the material.
And let’s do some maths. If you’d bought both 7” boxes of demos, the massive Mercury demos LP box and the double 7” of the Space Oddity single from earlier this year you’d have already paid (according to the list prices on What Records) £178!
Glad I didn’t buy the vinyl boxes earlier this year now!
But it’s still a kick in the teeth to all those who did. Very sneaky of Parlophone to keep quiet about this set when they were pushing the hugely overpriced sets of 7” singles...
It’ll be interesting to hear the 2019 mix of Space Oddity but I suspect it’ll be another one of those things I’ll only bother to play once.
I love this period of his development but I know that if I got this, I'd only listen to it once, then file it. So I won't be forking out all that money for this. Maybe my local record library will get it?
Are all the songs written by David or is that "Animal Farm" a cover of The Kinks' song?
aka "Perfectly in line with recent DB reissues"!
Here's yer f00kin 90's box: David Bowie - Outside / Earthling / Hours / Heathen / Reality
Looks like I will have to buy the Buddha of Suburbia reissue.
I assume a Bowie original. Pin Ups put a stake through Kinks' covers, even retroactively.
Maybe this will help?
Codpiece would be a better title!
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