Title - 'David Bowie [2 CD Deluxe Edition]'
Artist - David Bowie
As a long time David Bowie fan, many of the titles I own are on vinyl or cassette--and my primary motive in obtaining this 2 CD 'David Bowie' (German import) was to have core, fan favorites in a digital format. In most all respects, I was very pleased with the collection--but I would have liked to have heard some other recalled alternate versions -- some that I can recall from back when this eas first release, that don't appear here (mysteriously).
Anyway, enough of that -- David Bowie's 1967 debut album for Decca finally receives the Deluxe Edition treatment -- and thank God for that! Disc One features the original stereo and mono mixes of the album stunningly remastered by Peter Mew and Tris Penna at Abbey Road Studios . This is the first time that the mono mix has been available in any format since the late '60s and is obviously the first time on CD.
Disc Two features the singles, unreleased stereo mixes, the legendary unreleased single "London Bye Ta-Ta" and 5 Previously Unreleased tracks recorded for John Peel's Top Gear programme in 1967. All in all, there are a total of 53 tracks over the two CDs with 26 appearing on CD for the very first time! Sleeve notes by Tris Penna and Kevin Cann.