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Classic Box Set Review: David Bowie | Sound + Vision

A box set aimed at the more discerning Bowie fan. Like there’s any other kind.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


DISCS: Four.

TRACKS: 70.

YEARS: 1969 – ’97.

LOWDOWN: Ch-ch-ch-changes. David Bowie has spent decades reinventing himself. Now he’s reinvented his 1989 box set Sound + Vision. Or at least renovated it. Along with streamlined new packaging, The Thin White Duke has added about two dozen newish cuts — mostly odds and ends from his early ’90s releases — to go along with old favourites like Man Who Sold The World, Young Americans and Ashes To Ashes. Which is not to say that this is even close to a definitive hits package. In fact, with its preference for album tracks, outtakes and rarities, Sound + Vision is aimed at the more discerning Bowie fan. Like there’s any other kind.

NEW STUFF: A few of the new tracks are rare alternate mixes, but nothing is totally new.

EYE CANDY: A gorgeous designed 96-page book full of text and pictures; a large fold-out poster of the cover; four-colour cardboard inserts; individual plastic sleeves for the CDs.

DAMAGE: About $75.

 

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