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Monday 8 February 2021

Filling in the Blanks


I think it's about time that I fill in some of the blanks in my Bowie collection.

While I've no intention of tracking down his entire discography there are some notable gaps which require to be filled.

I have the holy trinity of Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane was well as Lodger, Scary Monsters and Let's Dance and the live album Stage.Oh, and a CD version of Heathen and a couple of compilations.

The ones I feel that I still need are Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Station to Station, Low, Heroes,The Next Day and (Blackstar). So just about half way there.

I've started the process by picking up the 45th anniversary version of Station to Station on red vinyl. What's the thing with coloured vinyl? I'm perfectly happy with black.

I don't really like playing new albums on my USB turntable so here are the abridged versions of two of the songs on the album from The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979.

I'll keep you posted should there be any developments

David Bowie - Golden Years

David Bowie - TVC 15


  1. I had to Google "USB turntable" and I'm impressed.

  2. I'd definitely advise adding Space Oddity and Man Who Sold the World to your 'to get' list. The whole of his output during the 1970s is pretty much unimpeachable.

    1. That's a fun diversion, but probably not as essential as his original stuff.

    2. Not Pin Ups, total nonsense. But you should get Space Oddity

    3. I am enjoying the recent 50th anniversary Man Who Sold The World which has reverted to the original album title Metrobolist. I love Lodger but it makes even more sense when you year Heroes and Low.

  3. Fantastic album - I'd also add Man Who Sold The World to the list as TS has already said. I love the fact that every album gives us something different. Wish he was still here - doesn't it seem that it all went wrong when he left us?

  4. The still used for the album cover is from the film The Man Who Fell To Earth where Bowie played an alien called Thomas Newton. He was a busy chap around that time.

  5. Young Americans is my favourite. Never grows old.