David Bowie CONVERSATION PIECE

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bowie Fett, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. jpmosu

    jpmosu a.k.a. Mr. Jones

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    Has anyone posted an Amazon US link? I can’t find the set yet...
     
  2. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    Looking forward to not buying this. They seem to be really scraping the barrel here.
     
  3. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys

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    Don't forget some also bought the Paul Smith designed SO album too.
     
  4. cartologist

    cartologist Not the world's foremost expert

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  5. TMegginson

    TMegginson Forum Resident

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    LOVE the song "Conversation Piece," but I'm not buying this.

    I already made the mistake of paying for SPAK, out of foolish sentimentality.

    Pre-1970 DB just isn't good enough to trigger my fanboy completism. Been there, done that, in the '90s with grey-market and bootleg CDs.

    I would, however, buy an official (standalone) Toy in a heartbeat.
     
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  6. TMegginson

    TMegginson Forum Resident

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    Holy CRAP! I didn't notice that. It's essential proto-Spiders.

    I'm so glad I still have my Rykodisc of DB/MOWMOM/SA.
     
  7. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

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    A 2 or 3 CD anniversary issue would be enough for this material: the original album (new version) on one CD and another CD or two of the best/most interesting demos & alternates.
     
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  8. TMegginson

    TMegginson Forum Resident

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    Maybe there's more Arnold Corns stuff sitting in the vault.
     
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  9. billy1

    billy1 Forum Resident

    Best box for me so far, not having bought any of the previous ones due to not needing to and refusal to pay for those rip off singles etc. Nice to see the remix Space Oddity available separately on vinyl.
     
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  10. blastfurniss

    blastfurniss Forum Resident

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    Mentioned this on the Bowie box set speculation thread but this one is going to be a hard pass for me. It would probably end up being a conversation piece at my house though. "What's that box set collecting dust on the shelf?" I think I'd listen once and never return to it. I've purchased enough copies of this album and the extras don't interest me at that price. Hunt Sales has derailed a Tin Machine release but I do hope they resume the collected box sets starting with Black Tie, White Noise but it looks like these anniversary editions are what we can expect to see. Maybe some RSD releases thrown in.
     
  11. TMegginson

    TMegginson Forum Resident

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    I think David Jones spent most of 1965 trying to be Ray Davies
     
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  12. jerrygene

    jerrygene Forum Resident

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    Track listing & details
    Track Listings

    Disc: 1
    1. April's Tooth Of Gold (Home Demo) - By David Bowie
    2. The Reverend Raymond Brown (Attends the Garden Fête on Thatchwick Green) [Home Demo] - By David Bowie
    3. When I'm Five (Home Demo) - By David Bowie
    4. Mother Grey (Home Demo) - By David Bowie
    5. In the Heat of the Morning (Home Demo) - By David Bowie
    6. Goodbye 3d (Threepenny) Joe [Home Demo] - By David Bowie
    7. Love All Around (Home Demo) - By David Bowie
    8. London Bye, Ta-Ta (Home Demo) - By David Bowie
    9. Angel Angel Grubby Face (Home Demo Version 1) - By David Bowie
    10. Angel Angel Grubby Face (Home Demo Version 2) - By David Bowie
    11. Animal Farm (Home Demo) - By David Bowie
    12. Space Oddity (Solo Home Demo Fragment) - By David Bowie
    13. Space Oddity (Home Demo Version 1) - By David Bowie
    14. Space Oddity (Home Demo Version 2) - By David Bowie
    15. Space Oddity (Home Demo Version 3) [2019 Remaster] - By David Bowie
    16. Lover to the Dawn (Home Demo) - By David Bowie
    17. Ching-a-Ling (Home Demo) - By David Bowie
    18. An Occasional Dream (Home Demo) [2019 Remaster] - By David Bowie
    19. Let Me Sleep Beside You (Home Demo) - By David Bowie
    20. Life Is a Circus (Home Demo) - By David Bowie
    21. Conversation Piece (Home Demo) - By David Bowie
    22. Jerusalem (Home Demo) - By David Bowie
    23. Hole In The Ground (Home Demo) - By David Bowie
    Disc: 2
    1. Space Oddity (with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson) ['Mercury' Demo] - By David Bowie
    2. Janine (with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson) ['Mercury' Demo] - By David Bowie
    3. An Occasional Dream (with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson) ['Mercury' Demo] - By David Bowie
    4. Conversation Piece (with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson) ['Mercury' Demo] - By David Bowie
    5. Ching-a-Ling (with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson) ['Mercury' Demo] - By David Bowie
    6. I'm Not Quite (aka Letter To Hermione) [with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson] - By David Bowie
    7. Lover to the Dawn (with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson) - By David Bowie
    8. Love Song (with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson) ['Mercury' Demo] - By David Bowie
    9. When I'm Five (with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson) - By David Bowie
    10. Life Is a Circus (with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson) [Mercury Demo] - By David Bowie
    Disc: 3
    1. In The Heat Of The Morning (Mono) - By David Bowie
    2. London Bye, Ta-Ta (Deram Version) - By David Bowie
    3. In the Heat of the Morning (John Peel - Top Gear) [Recorded 13.5.68] - By David Bowie
    4. London, Bye, Ta-Ta (John Peel - Top Gear) [Recorded 13.5.68] - By David Bowie
    5. Karma Man (John Peel - Top Gear) [Recorded 13.5.68] [2000 Remaster] - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra
    6. When I'm Five (John Peel - Top Gear) [Recorded 13.5.68] [2000 Remaster] - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra
    7. Silly Boy Blue (John Peel - Top Gear) [Recorded 13.5.68] [2000 Remaster] - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra
    8. Ching-A-Ling (Full Length Version) [Stereo Mix] - By David Bowie
    9. Space Oddity (Morgan Studios) [Alternative Take] - By David Bowie
    10. Space Oddity (UK Mono Single Edit) [2015 Remaster] - By David Bowie
    11. Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud (Mono) [2015 Remaster] - By David Bowie
    12. Janine (Mono) [2015 Remaster] - By David Bowie
    13. Conversation Piece (2015 Remaster) - By David Bowie
    14. Let Me Sleep Beside You - By David Bowie & Junior's Eyes
    15. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed (BBC Radio Session D.L.T. Show) - By David Bowie
    16. Janine (Dave Lee Travis Show - Recorded 20.10.69) - By David Bowie & Junior's Eyes
    Disc: 4
    1. Space Oddity (2009 Remaster) - By David Bowie
    2. Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (inc. Don't Sit Down) [2009 Remaster] - By David Bowie
    3. Letter to Hermione (2009 Remaster) - By David Bowie
    4. Cygnet Committee (2009 Remaster) - By David Bowie
    5. Janine (2009 Remaster) - By David Bowie
    6. An Occasional Dream (2009 Remaster) - By David Bowie
    7. Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud (2009 Remaster) - By David Bowie
    8. God Knows I'm Good (2009 Remaster) - By David Bowie
    9. Memory of a Free Festival (2009 Remaster) - By David Bowie
    10. Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud (Single B-side Stereo Mix) [2019 Remaster] - By David Bowie
    11. Letter to Hermione (Early Mix) - By David Bowie
    12. Janine (Early Mix) - By David Bowie
    13. An Occasional Dream (Early Mix) - By David Bowie
    14. Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (2015 Remaster) - By David Bowie
    Disc: 5
    1. Space Oddity (2019 Mix) - By David Bowie
    2. Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (2019 Mix) - By David Bowie
    3. Letter To Hermione (2019 Mix) - By David Bowie
    4. Cygnet Committee (2019 Mix) - By David Bowie
    5. Janine (2019 Mix) - By David Bowie
    6. An Occasional Dream (2019 Mix) - By David Bowie
    7. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (2019 Mix) - By David Bowie
    8. Conversation Piece (2019 Mix) - By David Bowie
    9. God Knows I'm Good (2019 Mix) - By David Bowie
    10. Memory of a Free Festival (2019 Mix) - By David Bowie
    11. Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud (2019 Mix) - By David Bowie
    12. Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (2019 Mix) - By David Bowie
    Product information
    Label Rhino/Parlophone
    Number of discs 5
    ASIN B07XBZRXFK
     
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  13. Halloween_Jack

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    Scraping the barrel. Fleecing the fans.

    Hard pass!
     
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  14. Etienne Hanratty

    Etienne Hanratty Forum Resident

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    I am enormously disappointed. I don’t need another copy of Space Oddity and I’ve mostly stopped buying CDs now. Really quite irritated that they haven’t officially announced the career-spanning box sets have been cancelled or postponed so I can’t spend the money I’d put aside for volume 6 to get something else.
     
  15. Jon LaRose

    Jon LaRose Active Member

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    I missed out on the Paul Smith 50th anniversary space colored vinyl. That would've been amazing. It's not for lack of effort. Never seen an album sell out so fast. I tried to order within 24 hours! I digress. I noticed on the David Bowie site that there is going to be a limited run of colored vinyl for the 2019 remix of Space Oddity. I believe the comments suggest this is for the individually sold vinyl copies. Does anyone know for sure? I'd really like to get a silver or gold copy. Here are the comments from DavidBowie.com .

    The 2019 mix of the Space Oddity album will also be released separately and individually on CD, standard digital, 96/24 digital and vinyl. The various vinyl configurations will be randomly distributed worldwide with a mixture of hand-numbered labels; numbers 1 to 1969 on silver vinyl numbers and 1970 to 2019 on gold vinyl, with the remainder being black vinyl.

    It's priced at $18.97 so I did preorder just the individual vinyl... not the conversation piece set.
     
  16. Django216

    Django216 Forum Resident

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    MMMM a lot of people seem to be really dissapointed by this set.

    It's actually a nice set that gives the hardcore fans finally Demos and a lot of unreleased Stuff.

    My only problem: I don't like this Album very much and really don't need to listen to those demos over and over again. So I guess I will check this out on Spotify and MAYBE get this next year for a very good price.

    Also I am very, very dissapointed that it seems like we have to wait quite awhile until we get Tin Machine and the 90ths Album rereleased...

    I wouldn't mind if they do a set like this for all the 50th anniversarys from now on, but it would be very sad to end the career spanning box sets because of that...
    I guess Parlophone looked a bit too long at the 50th anniversary Releases of the Beatles and Tony Visconti wants too hard to Remix EVERY Bowie Album...
     
  17. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

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    Five (?) more years of Parlophone for Bowie fans apparently.

    I pity the fool who compiles these box sets, because they're shooting themselves in the foot again. And I pity the fans who purchased all the $$ and $$$ vinyl singles and lp box sets of demos; Spying, Clareville, Mercury plus the anniversary Space Oddity single set and even the Paul Smith silly vinyl '69 album. They now discover they overpaid for an incomplete set of demos and the new unreleased ones aren't issued on vinyl.

    Who's willing to buy new unreleased Bowie material when it's not simultaneously released on all types of media ?

    The Estate are acting pennywise and poundfoolish by trying to rob Hunt Sales of his 25% bandmember fees. Hurting him, Tony, Reeves, us fans and themselves in the process. So estate/Parlo won't release TM albums in either box set without Hunt and the three TM members won't release a full blown TM box set without the Estate's approval. Another fine mess they've gotten us into.

    But you have to hand it to them ... they're undeniably continuing years of inconsistent releases. Still forcing us to always buy the same studio albums we already own multiple times in a new package deal. And how about that artwork ?

    As soon as I read the news I got into town for an extra brand new copy of the Tin Machine 2 album I knew a shop still had; a neighboring shop had a used VG JPN for EU RCA cd for € 6 :righton:

    Yes kids it's time to get your missing Tin Machine albums and live material. At the moment this is the cheapest uncensored not damaged Tin Machine 2 cd on Discogs.

    Run, run, run, run
    Run run run
     
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  18. nedison

    nedison Peter Blegvad's #1 Fan

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    Thoughts? Beautiful track as always, but did it need a remix? To my ears, this is a much more spacious mix, which maybe makes it fit in more with the other tracks on SO, but something of the intimacy of the original version is lost. Curious how the rest of the 2019 mixes will sound...
     
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  19. Sorry to rain on everyone’s parade but I’ve happily preordered this and the 2019 Space Oddity disc. :targettiphat:
     
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  20. Rigsby

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    Sounds like I’m the only person looking forward to this set. I held off with all the tat vinyl single boxes because I assumed something like this was coming. Already preordered now it’s here. An era I love with lots of songs I’ve yet to hear. Cool.
     
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  21. DBMethos

    DBMethos Forum Resident

    Passing on this one. I bought the Spying... 7" set, but none of the others they put out this year...milking cows, scraping barrels, etc.

    Still curious as to why the 2009 SO remaster is on here rather than the 2015...is that a tacit admission of failure? :laugh:
     
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  22. EdwinM

    EdwinM Grumpy old man

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    Bought TM2 and Oh Ye Vey recently when rumours started
     
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  23. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Sheik Madeir

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    Which album?
     
  24. MHP

    MHP Lover of Rock ‘n Roll

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    Do yer maths...
    The single was the first release with Mick Ronson and was both recorded and released during the year 1970.
    Which re-release do you think it will appear on?
     
  25. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

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    Not spectacular - Changestwo - but would you have left it there ? It was still missing while I'm collecting my second complete EU RCA cd set.
     
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