Sound + Vision [2014]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sound + Vision is a triple-disc box set designed to introduce Rykodisc's extensive reissue program of David Bowie's RCA albums. As a result, it has a number of idiosyncrasies that prevent it from becoming a definitive box set. Conceptually, the set was intended to showcase Rykodisc's remastering expertise, as well as the rarities lying in the vaults. Consequently, the song selection is targeted toward hardcore Bowie fans, ignoring such hits as "Jean Genie," "Starman," "Golden Years," and "Fame," among many others. However, there is an abundance of terrific rare material, including the demo for "Space Oddity," the Man Who Sold the World outtake "London Bye Ta ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sound + Vision is a triple-disc box set designed to introduce Rykodisc's extensive reissue program of David Bowie's RCA albums. As a result, it has a number of idiosyncrasies that prevent it from becoming a definitive box set. Conceptually, the set was intended to showcase Rykodisc's remastering expertise, as well as the rarities lying in the vaults. Consequently, the song selection is targeted toward hardcore Bowie fans, ignoring such hits as "Jean Genie," "Starman," "Golden Years," and "Fame," among many others. However, there is an abundance of terrific rare material, including the demo for "Space Oddity," the Man Who Sold the World outtake "London Bye Ta Ta," an alternate "John, I'm Only Dancing," the soulful Young Americans outtake "After Today," and a single version of "Rebel Rebel," which arguably is better than the more familiar version. However, such rarities and unpredictable selections "Red Sails" but not "D.J." from Lodger, live versions of "Sufragette City," "Station to Station," and "Breaking Glass" mean that the set is neither a good introduction nor a compliment to Changesbowie. Instead, it's a good, if frustrating, curio piece for collectors. [The initial pressings of Sound + Vision included a bonus disc that contained a CD-video of "Ashes to Ashes," as well as three live tracks. It was replaced in 1995 with a CD-ROM of the same material.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2014
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 825646237784
  • Catalog Number: 462377
  • Sales rank: 9,713

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Space Oddity (5:08)
  2. 2 Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (4:57)
  3. 3 The Prettiest Star (3:11)
  4. 4 London, Bye, Ta-Ta (2:37)
  5. 5 Black Country Rock (3:35)
  6. 6 The Man Who Sold the World (3:58)
  7. 7 The Bewlay Brothers (5:23)
  8. 8 Changes (3:34)
  9. 9 Round and Round (2:43)
  10. 10 Moonage Daydream (4:40)
  11. 11 John, I'm Only Dancing (2:44)
  12. 12 Drive in Saturday (4:31)
  13. 13 Panic in Detroit (4:27)
  14. 14 Ziggy Stardust (3:23)
  15. 15 White Light/White Heat (4:23)
  16. 16 Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (4:16)
  17. 17 Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (3:07)
  18. 18 Sorrow (2:53)
  19. 19 Don't Bring Me Down (2:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 1984/Dodo (5:29)
  2. 2 Big Brother (3:23)
  3. 3 Rebel Rebel (3:00)
  4. 4 Suffragette City (3:46)
  5. 5 Watch That Man (5:08)
  6. 6 Cracked Actor (3:31)
  7. 7 Young Americans (5:13)
  8. 8 Fascination (5:46)
  9. 9 After Today (3:49)
  10. 10 It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City (3:48)
  11. 11 TVC15 (5:32)
  12. 12 Wild is the Wind (6:00)
  13. 13 Sound and Vision (3:04)
  14. 14 Be My Wife (2:56)
  15. 15 Speed of Life (2:46)
  16. 16 'Helden' (3:39)
  17. 17 Joe the Lion (3:07)
  18. 18 Sons of the Silent Age (3:18)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Station to Station (8:53)
  2. 2 Warszawa (6:48)
  3. 3 Breaking Glass (3:30)
  4. 4 Red Sails (3:44)
  5. 5 Look Back in Anger (3:06)
  6. 6 Boys Keep Swinging (3:18)
  7. 7 Up the Hill Backwards (3:15)
  8. 8 Kingdom Come (3:45)
  9. 9 Ashes to Ashes (4:24)
  10. 10 Baal's Hymn (4:02)
  11. 11 The Drowned Girl (2:26)
  12. 12 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (6:45)
  13. 13 China Girl (5:32)
  14. 14 Ricochet (5:12)
  15. 15 Modern Love (3:45)
  16. 16 Loving the Alien (7:07)
  17. 17 Dancing With the Big Boys (3:34)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Blue Jean (3:12)
  2. 2 Time Will Crawl (4:19)
  3. 3 Baby Can Dance - Tin Machine (4:58)
  4. 4 Amazing - Tin Machine (3:04)
  5. 5 I Can't Read - Tin Machine (4:57)
  6. 6 Shopping For Girls - Tin Machine (3:45)
  7. 7 Goodbye Mr Ed - Tin Machine (3:24)
  8. 8 Amlapura - Tin Machine (3:49)
  9. 9 You've Been Around (4:44)
  10. 10 Nite Flights (4:37)
  11. 11 Pallas Athena (4:21)
  12. 12 Jump They Say (4:25)
  13. 13 Buddha of Suburbia (4:27)
  14. 14 Dead Against It (5:48)
  15. 15 South Horizon (5:25)
  16. 16 Pallas Athena (8:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Bowie Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Alto, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Tambourine, Vocals, Background Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, Mellotron, Tape, ARP, Stylophone, Pump Bass
Rick Wakeman Piano
Adrian Belew Guitar
Peter Frampton Guitar
John Lodge Bass
Earl Slick Guitar
Luther Vandross Background Vocals
Lester Bowie Trumpet
Mike Garson Organ, Piano, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Omar Hakim Drums
Michael Kamen Piano, Oboe, Musical Direction
David Sanborn Saxophone
Gail Ann Dorsey Bass, Keyboards
Kevin Armstrong Rhythm Guitar, Hammond B3
Ava Cherry Background Vocals
Herbie Flowers Bass
Linda Lewis Background Vocals
Roger Powell Synthesizer
Tim Renwick Guitar
Nile Rodgers Guitar
Mick Ronson Guitar, Piano, Strings, Vocals
Robin Clark Background Vocals
Giorgio Moroder Synthesizer
Marc Bolan Guitar
Aynsley Dunbar Drums
Tawatha Agee Background Vocals
Zachary Alford Drums
Carlos Alomar Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Tambourine, Background Vocals
Robert Arron Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Errol Crusher Bennett Percussion
Roy Bittan Piano
Trevor Bolder Bass
Derek Bramble Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar
Paul Buckmaster Cello
John Cambridge Drums
Barry Campbell Bass
Sterling Campbell Drums
Dennis Davis Percussion, Drums
Steve Elson Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Eno Synthesizer, Piano, Trumpet, Horn, Keyboards, Background Vocals, ARP, chamberlain, Mini Moog
Sammy Figueroa Percussion
Ken Fordham Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Juanita "Honey" Franklin Background Vocals
Laurie Frink Trumpet
Robert Fripp Guitar
Reeves Gabrels Guitar
Earl Gardner Trumpet
Mac Gollehon Trumpet
Richard Grando Saxophone
Diva Gray Background Vocals
Stan Harrison Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Richard Hilton Keyboards
Anthony Hinton Background Vocals
Simon House Violin, Electric Violin
Brenda White-King Background Vocals
Antonia Maass Background Vocals
G A MacCormack Background Vocals
Geoff MacCormack Background Vocals
Ralph Mace Synthesizer, Keyboards
Lynn Maitland Background Vocals
Sean Mayes Piano
Sid McGinnis Guitar
George Murray Bass, Piano
Tony Newman Drums
Andy Newmark Drums
Warren Peace Background Vocals
Mark Pender Clarinet, Trumpet, Saxophone
Lenny Pickett Clarinet, Trumpet, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Chris Porter Background Vocals
John Regan Bass
Carmine Rojas Bass
Pablo Rosario Percussion
Philippe Saisse Piano, Keyboards
Hunt Sales Drums, Vocals
Tony Sales Bass, Vocals
Frank Simms Background Vocals
George Simms Background Vocals
David Spinner Background Vocals
Guy St. Onge Marimbas
Richard Tee Keyboards
Fonzi Thornton Background Vocals
Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar
Tony Visconti Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Strings, Background Vocals, Bas Dessus
Larry Washington Conga
Mick Wayne Guitar
Willie Weeks Bass
Brian Wilshaw Saxophone
Mick "Woody" Woodmansey Drums
Roy Young Piano
Mary Visconti Background Vocals
Loni Groves Background Vocals
Diane Sumler Background Vocals
Erdal Kizilcay Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Trumpet, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Lamya Al-Mughiery Background Vocals
Connie Petruk Background Vocals
Michael Riesman Harp, Tubular Bells
David Richards Keyboards
Tony Thompson Drums
John "Hutch" Hutchinson Guitar, Background Vocals
Pugi Bell Drums
Gerado Velez Percussion
Maryl Epps Background Vocals
Nile Rogers Guitar
Rob Sabino Keyboards
Dennis Collins Background Vocals
Curtis King Jr. Background Vocals
Church Hammer Guitar
Ricky Gardener Guitar
Gui Andrisano Background Vocals
Gordeon Gordie Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Kurt Weill Composer
David Bowie Arranger, Composer, Producer
Roger Daltrey Composer
Iggy Pop Composer
Lou Reed Composer
Bruce Springsteen Composer
Tin Machine Producer
Pete Townshend Composer
Luther Vandross Composer
Tom Verlaine Composer
Nile Rodgers Producer
Mick Ronson Arranger
Giorgio Moroder Composer, Producer
Bertolt Brecht Composer
Ken Scott Producer, Engineer
Derek Bramble Producer
Bob Clearmountain Engineer
Dennis Davis Composer
Eno Composer
Bob Feldman Composer
Jon Goldberger Engineer
Jerry Goldstein Composer
Richard Gottehrer Composer
Stan Harrison Sax Technician
Harry Maslin Producer
Sean Mayes String Ensemble
Peter Mew Remastering
Mike Moran Engineer
Dominic Muldowney Composer
George Murray Composer
Hugh Padgham Producer, Engineer
Tim Palmer Producer
Gary Tole Engineer
Tony Visconti Producer, Remixing
Justin Shirley-Smith Engineer
Kurt Loder Liner Notes
Greg Gorman Cover Photo
Steve Rooke Remastering
David Richards Producer, Engineer
John "Hutch" Hutchinson Producer
Scott Minshall Redesign, Repackaging
Andrew Grassi Engineer
Johnnie Dee Composer
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