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1 Five Years
2 Soul Love
3 Moonage Daydream
4 Round & Round
6 Hang Onto Yourself
7 Ziggy Stardust
8 Velvet Goldmine
9 Holy Holy
11 Lady Stardust
Just been having a little read through some stuff, and this has intregued me for years now. I think this is a much more striking album than the finished one... what do you think? Compile it, have a listen.
(I'm sure there has been a thread about this before, but I've had a cider and feel strangely romantic / nostalgic)
Ive had 3 Ciders, and can `burp` concur, thats a fine little album.
Would it have had the impact that Ziggy did ?? I dont know.
Even tho its tenuous, the released Ziggy recieved a lot of mileage out of its `supposed` concept.
The longtime Bowie fans seem to find "Lady Stardust" simply average. Why that is, I'll never know. To me it ranks not too far below "Life On Mars?," "'Heroes,'" "The Buddha of Suburbia" and "All The Young Dudes" in terms of the more fully-formed, anthemic songwriting area of David's output.
The demo version on the Ryko Ziggy only confirms it for me. This song is grand while still being delicate, sweeping and touching at the same time. A tough combination to pull of, these qualities give "Lady Stardust" it's own unique place in Bowie's catalog.
I really liked the mix the BBC recently did to advertise their radio shows, the Jonathan Ross Sound and Vision one. Does anyone know where I can get a download of that for free? Sorry if a link or whatever has already been posted I must have missed it!
i stayed up late drinking.....even had a puff off a "funny cigarette" ......watched one of chris judes bowie compilations.....this one focused around the promotional stuff he did for heroes.....i was served a timely reminder of just how brilliant he was back then,height of his creative powers and yet to besmirch his reputation. best of all,this morning i have absolutely no hangover which is a real bonus when you are fifty.
I'd like to add that if this had stood and the later Trident session songs (RNRS, SC etc) had gone onto the next Bowie album (say late '72 with JIOD and the first US tour recordings (JG, Time, TPS rerecording) We'd be looking at ZS being spread over two albums and the ZS Myth would be rather more 'solid' than the flimsy one that we have.
Good isn't it? A different shape tot he album - ending optimistically ready for the VOL 2 in my alternate history:
"I'd like to add that if this had stood and the later Trident session songs (RNRS, SC etc) had gone onto the next Bowie album (say late '72 with JIOD and the first US tour recordings (JG, Time, TPS rerecording) We'd be looking at ZS being spread over two albums and the ZS Myth would be rather more 'solid' than the flimsy one that we have."