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16Oct/17Off

David Bowie – Cracked Actor. Live Los Angeles ’74 (2017) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

David Bowie – Cracked Actor. Live Los Angeles ’74 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:37:03 minutes | 2,04 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Parlophone UK

Finally officially released 20-track live performance from Los Angeles in September 1974, including two songs tracks not on the “David Live” album. Recorded in-between the “Diamond Dogs” and “Philly Dogs” tours.

Driven by an entirely deeper dynamic than most pop artists, David Bowie inhabited a very special world of extraordinary sounds and endless vision. Unwilling to stay on the treadmill of rock legend and avoiding the descent into ever demeaning and decreasing circles of cliché, Bowie wrote and performed what he wanted, when he wanted. His absence from the endless list of “important events” has just fuelled interest. Constant speculation about what the guy was up to has even led some to wonder if this is his greatest reinvention ever.

16Jul/17Off

David Bowie – Diamond Dogs (1974/2016) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

David Bowie – Diamond Dogs (1974/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:28 minutes | 1,43 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download   | Front Cover | © Parlophone UK

David Bowie’s 1974 concept album remastered. Diamond Dogs was Bowie’s eighth studio album and features singles “Rebel Rebel,” “Diamond Dogs,” and “1984.”

Diamond Dogs is a concept album by David Bowie, originally released by RCA Records in 1974. Thematically it was a marriage of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell and Bowie’s own glam-tinged vision of a post-apocalyptic world. Bowie had wanted to make a theatrical production of Orwell’s book and began writing material after completing sessions for his 1973 album Pin Ups, but the late author’s estate denied the rights. The songs wound up on the second half of Diamond Dogs instead where, as the titles indicate, the Nineteen Eighty-Four theme was prominent.

4Jun/17Off

David Bowie – Who Can I Be Now? [1974-1976] (2016) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: David Bowie
Title: Who Can I Be Now? [1974-1976]
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2016
Label: Parlophone UK
Duration: 03:49:57
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

The boxed set, which is named after a track recorded in 1974 but not officially released until the 1990s, includes a huge set of studio recordings of some of David Bowie's most memorable tracks. Driven by an entirely deeper dynamic than most pop artists, David Bowie inhabits a very special world of extraordinary sounds and endless vision. Unwilling to stay on the treadmill of rock legend and avoiding the descent into ever demeaning and decreasing circles of clich, Bowie writes and performs what he wants, when he wants. His absence from the endless list of "important events" has just fuelled interest. Constant speculation about what the guy was up to has even led some to wonder if this is his greatest reinvention ever.

Digital Download 192kHz/24bit Boxed Set:
Diamond Dogs (Remastered)
David Live (Original Mix) (Remastered)*
The Gouster*
Young Americans (Remastered)
Station To Station (Remastered)
* Exclusive to WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974-1976)

Parlophone Records are proud to announce David Bowie -- Who Can I Be Now?, the second in a series of box sets spanning his career from 1969. The box set features all of the material officially released by Bowie during the so-called American phase of his career from 1974 to 1976. The boxed set, which is named after a track recorded in 1974 but not officially released until the 1990s, includes a huge set of studio recordings of some of David Bowie's most memorable tracks.

4Jun/17Off

David Bowie – Blackstar (2016) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: David Bowie
Title: Blackstar
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2016
Label: Columbia
Duration: 41:17
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Blackstar (stylised as ) is the twenty-sixth studio album by David Bowie. It was released on 8 January 2016, the date of Bowie's 69th birthday, and features seven songs. The title track was released as a single on 20 November 2015 and was used as the opening music for the television series The Last Panthers. "Lazarus" was released on 17 December 2015 as a digital download and received its world premiere on BBC Radio 6 Music's Steve Lamacq the same day.

4Jun/17Off

David Bowie – Young Americans (1975/2016) [Rock, , FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: David Bowie
Title: Young Americans
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1975/2016
Label: Rhino
Duration: 40:52
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
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Driven by an entirely deeper dynamic than most pop artists, David Bowie inhabits a very special world of extraordinary sounds and endless vision. Unwilling to stay on the treadmill of rock legend and avoiding the descent into ever demeaning and decreasing circles of clich, Bowie writes and performs what he wants, when he wants. His absence from the endless list of "important events" has just fuelled interest. Constant speculation about what the guy was up to has even led some to wonder if this is his greatest reinvention ever.

21Apr/17Off

David Bowie – The Next Day Extra (2013) [Rock, AcousticSounds, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: David Bowie
Title: The Next Day Extra
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2013
Label: Iso/Columbia
Duration: 01:33:52
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: AcousticSounds

The Next Day Extra is the collector's edition of David Bowie's critically acclaimed 2013 album The Next Day. This package includes 24 audio tracks. Included is the original 14 track album, as well as the three tracks from the original deluxe edition of The Next Day, plus four new studio tracks, a bonus track ("God Bless The Girl"), and two new remixes.

One of the remixes is done by famed musician/producer/DJ James Murphy, who reworked "Love Is Lost" into a 10-plus minute epic.

2Mar/15Off

David Bowie-David Live-Remastered-2CD-FLAC-2005-FORSAKEN

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David Bowie-David Live-Remastered-2CD-FLAC-2005-FORSAKEN

Description :

Artist : David Bowie
Album : David Live
Label : EMI
Genre : Rock
Source : CD
Street Date : 2005-03-15
Quality : 875 kbps / 44.1kHz / 2 channels
Encoder : FLAC 1.2.1
Size : 673.57 MB
Time : 102:41min
Url : http://www.davidbowie.com

Disc 1/2

1. 1984 3:23
2. Rebel Rebel 2:42
3. Moonage Daydream 5:08
4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise) 8:35
5. Changes 3:35
6. Suffragette City 3:45
7. Aladdin Sane 4:59
8. All the Young Dudes 4:15
9. Cracked Actor 3:25
10. Rock 'N' Roll with Me 4:18
11. Watch That Man 5:04

Disc 2/2

1. Knock on Wood 3:29
2. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow 3:40
3. Space Oddity 6:27
4. Diamond Dogs 6:25
5. Panic in Detroit 5:41
6. Big Brother 4:11
7. Time 5:22
8. The Width of a Circle 8:11
9. The Jean Genie 5:19
10. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide 4:47

During the supporting tour for 1974's Diamond Dogs, David Bowie
shifted away from the arch camp of glam rock and turned toward a
highly stylized variation of Philly soul -- a transition captured
on the 1974 double live album, David Live. It's an interesting
idea for a record, and certainly one that's fascinating as a
historical footnote, but David Live winds up as one of the true
failures in Bowie's catalog, one of the few records in his
catalog that's a genuine chore to sit through from beginning to
end. Part of the problem is inherent to any live Bowie LP: his
concerts are equal parts visual spectacle and musical concert, so
having just the aural portion of the show misses a crucial part
of the story. Another part of the problem is that the soul
reworkings of Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, and Diamond Dogs
material is intriguing conceptually, but the execution, at least
on this record, is awkward and ham-fisted, nowhere near as sleek
and sexy as the subsequent Young Americans and, especially,
Station to Station albums. And that points out the real problem
with David Live -- the performances are stilted, lacking energy,
and often degenerating into bland groove-oriented vamps. It
doesn't help that the recording is lousy and that no amount of
aural tweaking -- whether on Rykodisc's 1991 CD reissue or
Virgin's expanded 2005 reissue, which is heavily remixed by its
original producer Tony Visconti -- can change the fact that this
is a flat, colorless experience.

6Jan/15Off

David Bowie-Station To Station-(CDP 79 6435 2)-Reissue Remastered-CD-FLAC-1991-SHGZ

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David Bowie-Station To Station-(CDP 79 6435 2)-Reissue Remastered-CD-FLAC-1991-SHGZ

Description :

Artist..: David Bowie
Album...: Station To Station

GENRE: Rock
STYLE: Pop Rock, Experimental, Art Rock, Dance-Rock

LABEL: EMI SCENE: 2015-01-05
BITRATE..: 868 kbps avg STORE: 1991-00-00
ENCODER..: FLAC 1.2.1 -8 -V TRACKS: 8
SIZE: 323.2MB SOURCE: CD

URL..: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Station_to_Station

- TRACKLIST

1 Station To Station 10:13
2 Golden Years 4:02

7 Word On A Wing (Recorded Live At 6:14
Nassau Coliseum, Long Island 1976)
(Bonus Track)
8 Stay (Recorded Live At Nassau 7:33
Coliseum, Long Island 1976) (Bonus
Track)

Total Playtime: 51:59

http://www.discogs.com/David-Bowie-Station-To-Station/release/6152292

1991 reissue of 1976 original - Bonus tracks 7 and 8 are live versions
from the Station To Station tour, recorded 3/23/1976 at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island.

Remastered By [Digital Mastering] Dr. Toby Mountain
Remastered By [Digital Mastering Assistance] Jonathan Wyner
Recorded At Cherokee Studios
Recorded At Nassau Coliseum
Digital mastering at Northeastern Digital Recording.

In just six (long) tracks, Station to Station manages to incorporate almost
everything fantastic about pop music: it's dramatic, stylish, emotional and
danceable. It's not the most celebrated Bowie album that would be The Rise
and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars or Low but it's been
my favourite right from the moment I heard it, aged 16. The sleeve alone has
a huge sense of occasion, with bold red typography that omits the spaces
between the words, and a glorious picture of a drip-thin Bowie emerging from
a spacecraft, a still from his film The Man Who Fell to Earth.

Then there's the mythology. Being a teenager, I was particularly susceptible
to the stories about this record that it was made in a cocaine blizzard in
LA that involved witchcraft, the collecting of Nazi memorabilia and an
exorcism that left a silhouette of Satan stained on the bottom of a swimming
pool. Yet despite the fact that Bowie was at his maddest (he told NME that
Britain needed a fascist leader a few weeks after the album's release in
1976), and so out of it that he can't even remember recording the thing,
Station to Station is almost frighteningly accomplished, with a glittering,
malevolent glamour I've heard on no other record.

Has there ever been a more epic album opener than the title track? The first
minute is just a sound effect - a train travelling counter-intuitively from
the right speaker to the left. There are screams of feedback, and then the
band kick in with a kind of art-rock death march before Bowie finally
announces his presence, operatically declaiming one of the great first lines:
"The return of the thin white duke, throwing darts in lovers' eyes."

The Thin White Duke was Bowie's final persona, a character who embodied the
allure of evil, immaculately dressed in waistcoat and Oxford bags, crooning
rather than rocking out, determinedly European. He's never looked or sounded
better.

As the song reaches the five-minute mark, speeds up and suddenly turns into a
full-on disco number, the Duke shows his decadence in another line that
impressed the 16-year-old me no end: "It's not the side-effects of the
cocaine I'm thinking that it must be love". Narcotically fuelled, dropping
oblique references to Crowley and strange religions, Bowie blasts away his
immediate Philly soul past and speeds into a more experimental future over 10
totally exhilarating minutes. The Berlin trilogy of albums would come next:
as Bowie announces, "the European cannon is here".
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That such a monumental opener doesn't overshadow the rest of the album shows
how much Bowie was on fire. Golden Years a big hit in both the UK and US
refines the "plastic soul" of previous album Young Americans into something
suave and addictive. Stay is savage funk deconstructed by brilliant, if
audibly wired, musicians. I used to feel that TVC15 was rather pedestrian
compared to the rest of the album, but its second half is just inspired,
jet-propelled by hysterical backing vocals, what sounds like a crazed concert
pianist, and feedback that's almost musique concrete. It becomes apparent
over the course of Station to Station that Bowie had found a band that could
do almost anything, from Broadway-style showstoppers to krautrock which is
no doubt why he stuck with them (and vice versa) through the rest of the
decade, Low, Heroes and all.

The two other tracks are ballads that get to the heart of Station to
Station's and Bowie's ultimate appeal. Word on a Wing has a lyric whose
meaning still remains tantalisingly out of reach: is it about a quest for
meaning in life? For God? Is it sincere, or some kind of demonic piss-take?
Then there's Wild Is the Wind, a cover of a song made famous by Nina Simone,
on which Bowie gives a Sinatra-esque vocal performance so earth-shaking that
it would have most other singers waving the white flag.

It's the tension between the artifice and the emotion, the sheer enigmatic
complexity of what's being expressed, and the uncanny feeling that the band
are creating something that's not entirely down to their own consciousness
that has kept me listening to Station to Station for more than 20 years. The
cocaine had one welcome side-effect: the fact that Bowie doesn't remember
making it means it will never be demystified, and the Duke's corrupt glamour
will therefore never fade.

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6Jan/15Off

David Bowie-Low-(CDP 7977192)-Reissue Remastered-CD-FLAC-1991-SHGZ

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Artist..: David Bowie
Album...: Low

GENRE: Rock
STYLE: Electronic, Experimental, Ambient

LABEL: EMI SCENE: 2015-01-05
BITRATE..: 828 kbps avg STORE: 1991-00-00
ENCODER..: FLAC 1.2.1 -8 -V TRACKS: 14
SIZE: 292.6MB SOURCE: CD

URL..: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_28David_Bowie_album29

- TRACKLIST

1 Speed Of Life 2:47
2 Breaking Glass 1:53
3 What In The World 2:23
4 Sound And Vision 3:03
5 Always Crashing In The Same Car 3:33

7 A New Career In A New Town 2:55
8 Warszawa 6:23
9 Art Decade 3:47
10 Weeping Wall 3:28
11 Subterraneans 5:42
12 Some Are (Previously Unreleased Track 3:16
Recorded 1976-79) (Bonus Track)
13 All Saints (Previously Unreleased 3:38
Track Recorded 1976-79) (Bonus Track)
14 Sound And Vision (Remixed Version, 4:40
1991) (Bonus Track)

Total Playtime: 50:24

http://www.discogs.com/David-Bowie-Low/release/55556

Tracks 12 to 14 are bonus tracks not featured on the original LP release
(1977) and were mixed in 1991. Tracks 12 13 were recorded between 1976
1979.

Recorded At Studio Hrouville
Recorded At Hansa Tonstudios
Mixed At Hansa Tonstudios
Mastered At Northeastern Digital

Following through with the avant-garde inclinations of Station to Station,
yet explicitly breaking with David Bowie's past, Low is a dense, challenging
album that confirmed his place at rock's cutting edge. Driven by dissonant
synthesizers and electronics, Low is divided between brief, angular songs and
atmospheric instrumentals. Throughout the record's first half, the guitars
are jagged and the synthesizers drone with a menacing robotic pulse, while
Bowie's vocals are unnaturally layered and overdubbed. During the
instrumental half, the electronics turn cool, which is a relief after the
intensity of the preceding avant pop. Half the credit for Low's success goes
to Brian Eno, who explored similar ambient territory on his own releases. Eno
functioned as a conduit for Bowie's ideas, and in turn Bowie made the
experimentalism of not only Eno but of the German synth group Kraftwerk and
the post-punk group Wire respectable, if not quite mainstream. Though a
handful of the vocal pieces on Low are accessible -- "Sound and Vision" has a
shimmering guitar hook, and "Be My Wife" subverts soul structure in a
surprisingly catchy fashion -- the record is defiantly experimental and dense
with detail, providing a new direction for the avant-garde in rock roll.

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6Jan/15Off

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Artist..: David Bowie
Album...: Heroes

GENRE....: Rock
STYLE....: Electronic, Experimental, Ambient

LABEL....: EMI SCENE.....: 2015-01-05
BITRATE..: 826 kbps avg STORE.....: 1991-00-00
ENCODER..: FLAC 1.2.1 -8 -V TRACKS....: 12
SIZE.....: 277.6MB SOURCE....: CD

URL..: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Heroes%22

- TRACKLIST

1 Beauty And The Beast 3:36
2 Joe The Lion 3:07
3 "Heroes" 6:10
4 Sons Of The Silent Age 3:19
5 Blackout 3:50
6 V-2 Schneider 3:11
7 Sense Of Doubt 3:57
8 Moss Garden 5:04
9 Neukln 4:34
10 The Secret Life Of Arabia 3:47
11 Abdulmajid (Previously Unreleased 3:36
Track Recorded 1976-79) (Bonus Track)
12 Joe The Lion (Remixed Version, 1991) 3:08
(Bonus Track)

Total Playtime: 47:19

http://www.discogs.com/David-Bowie-Heroes/release/4657788

Re-issue of the 1977 original. Tracks 11 and 12 did not appear
on the original.
'Abdulmajid' was previously unreleased and recorded between 1976-1979.
It was mixed in 1991.

Mastered By [Digital] - Jonathan Wyner, Dr. Toby Mountain
Recorded at Hansa by the Wall, Berlin.
Mixed at Mountain Studios, Montreux.
Digitally mastered at Northeast Digital Recording.

*

By Bart Testa - January 12, 1978

Heroes is the second album in what we can now hope will be a series of David
Bowie-Brian Eno collaborations, because this album answers the question of
whether Bowie can be a real collaborator. Like his work with Lou Reed, Mott
the Hoople and Iggy Pop, Low, Bowie's first album with Eno, seemed to be just
another auteurist exploitation, this time of the Eno-Kraftwerk avant-garde.
Heroes, though, prompts a much more enthusiastic reading of the
collaboration, which here takes the form of a union of Bowie's dramatic
instincts and Eno's unshakable sonic serenity. Even more importantly, Bowie
shows himself for the first time as a willing, even anxious, student rather
than a simple cribber. As rock's Zen master, Eno is fully prepared to show
him the way.

Like Low, Heroes is divided into a cyclic instrumental side and a song-set
side. "V-2 Schneider" is an ingeniously robotic recasting of Booker T. and
the M.G.'s---at once typical of Bowie's obsession with pop dance music and a
spectacular instance of an Eno R&B "study" (a going concern of Eno's own
records). "Sense of Doubt" lines up an ominously deep piano figure with Eno
synthesizer washes, blending them into "Moss Garden," an exquisitely static
cut featuring Bowie on koto, a Japanese string instrument. Low had no such
moments of easy exchange; Bowie either submitted his voice as another
instrument for Eno or he pressed Eno to play the part of art-rock keyboard
player.

The most spectacular moments on this record occur on the vocal side's crazed
rock & roll. Working inside the new style Bowie forged for Iggy Pop, "Beauty
and the Beast" makes very weird but probable connections between the fairy
tale, Iggy's angel-beast identity and Jean Cocteau's Surrealist Catholicism,
a crucial source for Cocteau's film of the tale.

For the finale, Heroes explodes into a trilogy of dark prophecy: "Sons of the
Silent Age," "Heroes" and "Black Out." It's a Diamond Dogs set that, this
time, makes it into the back pages of Samuel Delaney's post-apocalypse
fiction, pushed by a brilliant cerebral nova among the players. Bowie sings
in a paradoxical (or is it schizo?) style at once unhinged and wholly
self-controlled. With a chill, the listener can hear clearly through Bowie's
compressed lyrics and the dense sound.

We'll have to wait to see if Bowie has found in the austere Eno a long-term
collaborator who can draw out the substantial words and music that have
lurked beneath the surface of Bowie's clever games for so long. But Eno
clearly has effected a nearly miraculous change in Bowie already.

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