RELEASE
LABEL
Rykodisc
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Proto-Punk, Glam Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Hard Rock, Album Rock, Dance-Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Album Review

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.]
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Space Oddity [Original Demo][#]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Wild-Eyed Boy from Freecloud [Rare B-Side Version]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. The Prettiest Star [Single Version]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. London Bye Ta Ta [#]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Black Country Rock [From the Man Who Sold the World]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. The Man Who Sold the World [From the Man Who Sold the World]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. The Bewlay Brothers [From Hunky Dory]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Changes [From Hunky Dory]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Round and Round [B-Side from Ziggy Sessions]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Moonage Daydream [From Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. John, I'm Only Dancing [Aladdin Sane Outtake]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Drive in Saturday [From Aladdin Sane]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Panic in Detroit [From Aladdin Sane]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Ziggy Stardust [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. White Light/White Heat [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Rock & Roll Suicide [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywherehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Sorrowhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Don't Bring Me Downhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. 1984/Dodo [#]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Big Brotherhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Rebel Rebelhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Suffragette Cityhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Watch That Manhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Cracked Actorhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Young Americanshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. Fascinationhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. After Today [#]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City [#]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. TVC 15https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Wild Is the Windhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. Sound and Visionhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. Be My Wifehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  34. Speed of Lifehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  35. Helden [1989 Remix]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  36. Joe the Lionhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  37. Sons of the Silent Agehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  38. Station to Station [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  39. Warszawa [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  40. Breaking Glass [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  41. Red Sailshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  42. Look Back in Angerhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  43. Boys Keep Swinginghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  44. Up the Hill Backwardshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  45. Kingdom Comehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  46. Ashes to Asheshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  47. John, I'm Only Dancing [Live][#]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  48. Changes [Live][#]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  49. The Supermen [Live][#]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  50. Ashes to Ashes [DVD]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-+-vision/id699622205?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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