Review: While David Bowie's talents were many, it was his skills as a musician, a composer and a performer which were, and indeed remain, the most celebrated of the great man's gifts. But Bowie was a self-taught intellectual too, a thinker of unparalleled originality and, quite probably, the best-read rock star of all time. He was also a talented speaker, an enormously absorbing conversationalist and someone you just know you could have had a damn good chat with, if only the opportunity had arisen. When these faculties are combined, as they are throughout the recordings here, some of the most stimulating archive film available on the boy from Beckenham is revealed. This double DVD set concentrates on David Bowie's spoken word video recordings, collating as it does more than 3 hours of the Thin White Duke in interview, in conversation, in conference and when simply having a bit of a natter! Intriguing and enthralling throughout, this set features both classic and rare footage, which all at once make it a must-have compilation for Bowie fans the world across.
The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty) (4:53)
I Have Not Been To Oxford Town (4:20)
Andy Warhol (3:53)
Breaking Glass (3:44)
The Man Who Sold The World (3:43)
We Prick You (4:20)
A Small Plot Of Land (6:37)
Nite Flights (6:20)
Under Pressure (3:56)
Review: During the U.S leg of his 1995 Outside tour, David Bowie was supported by Nine Inch Nails. Trent Reznor and company not only opened the shows, but also joined forces with the legendary musican on joint performances of some of his songs. Now, some 24 years later, a recording of one of these legendary collaborative performances has finally been released. It's hugely evocative and atmospheric, with many of Bowie's great songs - particularly "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)", "Hallo Spaceboy", "The Heart's Filthy Lesson", "The Man Who Sold The World" and "Under Pressure" - benefitting from Nine Inch Nails' low-end grunt and razor-sharp guitars.
Notes: A deluxe box set containing three DVDs focusing on David Bowie's life and career. The set features the following DVDs, which are the complete, unabridged versions including all original extras, set up features and menus. Disc 1- David Bowie- The Calm Before The Storm: This enticing documentary covers the period which began with Bowie's first forays into the music industry in the mid-1960s, until the point at which he became a household name following the release of his Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars LP. Disc 2- . David Bowie In His Own Words. Featuring a host of recorded interviews and press conferences given during Bowie's career, where he reveals all about his life, his music and his hopes and dreams, which together form the most concise collection of the great man's thoughts yet to emerge. Disc 3- David Bowie The Berlin Briefings. Covering the period when David Bowie recorded and released the albums which came to be known as The Berlin Trilogy, during which he lived and worked in the titular city, this film covers one of the most creative and productive period in all of the Thin White Duke's Career.