Monday, November 21, 2022

David Bowie [R.I.P.] - Discography [320kbps Bitrate]

 David Bowie  - Discography

Born: January 8, 1947 in London, England
Died: January 10, 2016 in  New York City, NY
One of the greatest stars of the rock & roll era, David Bowie evaded easy categorization throughout his career, operating as the artiest rocker within the mainstream and the most accessible musician on the fringe. Bowie may have trafficked in ideas cultivated in the underground, but he was never quite an outsider as far as rock & roll was concerned. From the outset of his career in the 1960s, he attempted to break into the Top 40, playing British blues, mod rock & roll, and ornate pop before finally hitting paydirt as a hippie singer/songwriter. "Space Oddity" gave Bowie his breakthrough in the U.K., reaching the Top Ten in the summer of 1969 -- the summer of Apollo 11 -- and it belatedly performed a similar feat in America, giving him his first Top 20 hit early in 1973. By that point, Bowie had traded his folkie persona for the glam-rock alien Ziggy Stardust, one of the many shifts of sound and image that came to define his career. Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars were a sensation in Britain and a cult phenomenon in the U.S., the foundation of a decade that would see Bowie attempting blue-eyed soul, avant-pop, and experimental electronic rock recorded with Brian Eno. He had hits during this period -- the sleek disco-rock of "Fame" gave him his first American number one in 1975 -- but he didn't become a superstar until Let's Dance, a stylish dance-rock album recorded with Nile Rodgers and designed with MTV in mind. Stardom achieved, Bowie entered a period of uncertainty, righting himself in the 1990s by reconnecting with his hard rock and art roots. As the 21st century arrived, he had settled into a comfortable schedule of touring and recording, a routine that ended in 2003 as he retreated from public view. After a decade of silence, he re-emerged in 2013, beginning a final act that culminated with Blackstar, an album released on his January 8 birthday in 2016. He designed Blackstar as a farewell to an audience who didn't realize he was dying of liver cancer. Two days after its release, David died, leaving Blackstar as his final grand theatrical gesture.


Manny Kent said...

Great Collection of David Bowie but can I suggest you add either the 'Early On 1964~1966' collection or better still the 2019 Japanese Release "The Early Years", (not to be confused with the Deram 2020 release of the same name), which is more complete, as both those focus on his pre Deram Recordings from 1963~1966. Perhaps surprisingly those are about the only places you will find those recordings. Other than his very first single none of that material seems to have ever been bundled with his later material in an official release albeit it much of it was re-recorded by Bowie this century with those versions appearing on Toy.

The 'Early On' album is readily available online whereas the Japanese release I've yet to find.

Thanks for all the great discographies they really are excellent!

Ozzieguy said...

Manny, I only share what I own personally. So if an album is not shown it means that I do not have it.