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sassybritches

bowie's 2007 reissue of young americans

i know a few of you must have it. how is it? i didn't even know it was released until just now. last i knew there were numerous setbacks and date changes for its release.

young americans is one of my favorite bowie releases, surely the most accessible of my favorites compared to low, lodger, or scarey monsters.

is this worth the money? i have the 1991 (check the year in that one, not too sure) reissue already. how does this differ?
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Reply #1 posted 10/08/07 11:05am

JoeTyler

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sassybritches said:

i know a few of you must have it. how is it? i didn't even know it was released until just now. last i knew there were numerous setbacks and date changes for its release.

young americans is one of my favorite bowie releases, surely the most accessible of my favorites compared to low, lodger, or scarey monsters.

is this worth the money? i have the 1991 (check the year in that one, not too sure) reissue already. how does this differ?



I would KILL for a Station to Station reissue...
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Reply #2 posted 10/08/07 11:09am

PFunkjazz

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JoeTyler said:

sassybritches said:

i know a few of you must have it. how is it? i didn't even know it was released until just now. last i knew there were numerous setbacks and date changes for its release.

young americans is one of my favorite bowie releases, surely the most accessible of my favorites compared to low, lodger, or scarey monsters.

is this worth the money? i have the 1991 (check the year in that one, not too sure) reissue already. how does this differ?



I would KILL for a Station to Station reissue...


I would kill you for the same!!!
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Reply #3 posted 10/08/07 11:12am

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PFunkjazz said:

JoeTyler said:




I would KILL for a Station to Station reissue...


I would kill you for the same!!!


And I would do it as well cool
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Reply #4 posted 10/08/07 11:15am

PFunkjazz

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JoeTyler said:

PFunkjazz said:



I would kill you for the same!!!


And I would do it as well cool



What the hell was "TVC 15" about anyway?
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Reply #5 posted 10/08/07 11:25am

JoeTyler

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PFunkjazz said:

JoeTyler said:



And I would do it as well cool



What the hell was "TVC 15" about anyway?


A song Bowie wrote about one of Iggy Pop's bad trips, in which a girlfriend died devoured by her own Tv or something like that lol
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Reply #6 posted 10/08/07 11:28am

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yea? I remember him staring in to a b&w TV at his own reflection, but "devoured"? Sheesh!!!
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Reply #7 posted 10/08/07 11:29am

JoeTyler

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PFunkjazz said:

yea? I remember him staring in to a b&w TV at his own reflection, but "devoured"? Sheesh!!!


Maybe not literally devoured but abducted? like the Poltergeist film...

Odd lyrics, though.
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Reply #8 posted 10/08/07 11:43am

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JoeTyler said:

PFunkjazz said:

yea? I remember him staring in to a b&w TV at his own reflection, but "devoured"? Sheesh!!!


Maybe not literally devoured but abducted? like the Poltergeist film...

Odd lyrics, though.


I remember the rhythm was so tight on that! UH OH!
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Reply #9 posted 10/08/07 11:45am

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PFunkjazz said:

JoeTyler said:



Maybe not literally devoured but abducted? like the Poltergeist film...

Odd lyrics, though.


I remember the rhythm was so tight on that! UH OH!


nod One of Bowie's funniest of all time!
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Reply #10 posted 10/08/07 12:27pm

Shapeshifter

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JoeTyler said:

sassybritches said:

i know a few of you must have it. how is it? i didn't even know it was released until just now. last i knew there were numerous setbacks and date changes for its release.

young americans is one of my favorite bowie releases, surely the most accessible of my favorites compared to low, lodger, or scarey monsters.

is this worth the money? i have the 1991 (check the year in that one, not too sure) reissue already. how does this differ?



I would KILL for a Station to Station reissue...



Young Americans was originally scheduled for a 2005 30th anniversary release, but was put on hold. Station to Station - expanded to include the whole of the "Thin White Duke" concert - was due to be released in 2006, with Low and Heroes coming out this year.

Corporate buy outs and restructuring put the kibosh on the plans, and there will be no further expanded editions in the forseeable future because the rights to Bowie's back catalogue have reverted from EMI to him. He is apparently in talks with Ryko (who initially reissued expanded versions of his albums on CD)to reissue the albums. Whether or not they'll include bonus tracks is up for devate. I always thought the EMI reissues were very light on bonus tracks.

TVC 15 was based on a story Iggy Pop told Bowie about a woman being eaten by her tv set.
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Reply #11 posted 10/08/07 2:42pm

MikeMatronik

I hope "Toy" gets released soon...the only tracks I have from it are the reworked tunes on Heathen and the b-sides that came with the 5 tracks cd single of Slow Burn!

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Reply #12 posted 10/08/07 3:20pm

noepie

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sassybritches said:

how is it?
is this worth the money? how does this differ?


It's got the Dick Cavett show as a bonus DVD, so it's worth it for that alone.
And then you also get the bonustracks, which are more or less the same as the Ryko re-issue and also the album in 5.1 DTS.
Oh yeah, and the whole thing was remastered by Tony Visconti
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Reply #13 posted 10/08/07 3:24pm

MikeMatronik

noepie said:

sassybritches said:

how is it?
is this worth the money? how does this differ?


It's got the Dick Cavett show as a bonus DVD, so it's worth it for that alone.
And then you also get the bonustracks, which are more or less the same as the Ryko re-issue and also the album in 5.1 DTS.
Oh yeah, and the whole thing was remastered by Tony Visconti


Listening to "Win" in 5.1 DTS must be heavenly! drooling
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Reply #14 posted 10/08/07 3:29pm

Najee

TRIVIA: Another note of interest is one particular song on David Bowie's "Young Americans" helped launched the career of another superstar. Who is that artist?
[Edited 10/8/07 15:30pm]
THE TRAFFIC JAMMERS, The Org's house band: VAINANDY -- lead singer; NAJEE -- bass; THE AUDIENCE -- guitar; PHUNKDADDY -- rhythm guitar; ALEX de PARIS -- keyboards; Da PRETTYMAN -- keyboards; FUNKENSTEIN -- drums. HOLD ON TO YOUR DRAWERS!
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Reply #15 posted 10/08/07 3:31pm

MikeMatronik

Najee said:

TRIVIA: Another note of interest is one particular song on David Bowie's "Young Americans" helped launched the career of another superstar. Who is that artist?
[Edited 10/8/07 15:30pm]


Luther Vandross?

I know Bowie's Fascination was born from a Luther Vandross tune that I can't remember...
[Edited 10/8/07 15:33pm]
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Reply #16 posted 10/08/07 3:33pm

Najee

MikeMatronik said:

Najee said:

TRIVIA: Another note of interest is one particular song on David Bowie's "Young Americans" helped launched the career of another superstar. Who is that artist?


Luther Vandross?


That's right:



Luther Vandross co-wrote "Fascination" and later sang background on David Bowie's "Young Americans" tour.
THE TRAFFIC JAMMERS, The Org's house band: VAINANDY -- lead singer; NAJEE -- bass; THE AUDIENCE -- guitar; PHUNKDADDY -- rhythm guitar; ALEX de PARIS -- keyboards; Da PRETTYMAN -- keyboards; FUNKENSTEIN -- drums. HOLD ON TO YOUR DRAWERS!
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Reply #17 posted 10/08/07 3:35pm

MikeMatronik

Najee said:

MikeMatronik said:



Luther Vandross?


That's right:



Luther Vandross co-wrote "Fascination" and later sang background on David Bowie's "Young Americans" tour.


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Reply #18 posted 10/08/07 3:41pm

noepie

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MikeMatronik said:

Najee said:

TRIVIA: Another note of interest is one particular song on David Bowie's "Young Americans" helped launched the career of another superstar. Who is that artist?
[Edited 10/8/07 15:30pm]


Luther Vandross?

I know Bowie's Fascination was born from a Luther Vandross tune that I can't remember...
[Edited 10/8/07 15:33pm]


That tune was Funky Music

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