Diamond Dogs

Performers David Bowie

Virgin | October 1, 2013 | Compact Disc

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David Bowie's exploration of his and the world's anxieties on Diamond Dogs stood well out from the prevalent disco releases of 1974. This is the album with the anthemic "Rebel, Rebel," another of Bowie's career highlights. Instead of the trendy feel-good vibe of disco, Bowie chooses to champion the non-conformist underdog whose "face is a mess." The title track rambles along even though Mick Ronson was no longer recording with Bowie. Enhanced to link listeners from the disc to the Bowie's Web site and remastered for a cleaner sound, this disc is a treasure anew.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 1, 2013

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1999

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 724352190409

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Diamond Dogs

Diamond Dogs

Performers David Bowie

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 1, 2013

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1999

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 724352190409


Title Track Time
1.Future Legend --
2.Diamond Dogs --
3.Sweet Thing --
4.Candidate --
5.Sweet Thing (reprise) --
6.Rebel Rebel --
7.Rock 'N' Roll With Me --
8.We Are the Dead --
9.1984 --
10.Big Brother --
11.Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family --

Editorial Notes

Includes two bonus tracks which did not appear on the original release of DIAMOND DOGS. DIAMOND DOGS is an enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, saxophone, Moog synthesizer, Mellotron); Alan Parker (guitar); Tony Visconti (strings); Mike Garson (piano); Herbie Flowers (bass); Tony Newman, Aynsley Dunbar (drums). Recorded at Olympic and Island Studios, London; Studio L Ludolf Machineweg 8-12, Hilversum, Holland. After George Orwell's widow refused Bowie the right to use 1984 as the title of his forthcoming album, he instead used the novel as a blueprint for what became DIAMOND DOGS. Accompanied only by keyboardist Mike Garson, bassist Herbie Flowers and drummers Aynsley Dunbar and Tony Newman, Bowie played guitar, sax, Moog and Mellotron as well as singing, composing, arranging and producing the whole thing. Bowie used a broad sonic palette to interpret Orwell's nihilistic view of the future. With its lush strings and dominant wah-wah guitar, "1984" could have easily been written by Isaac Hayes. Bowie's snarling sax on the title track and his simplistic-yet-effective guitar playing on "Rebel Rebel" turned both songs into instant glam classics. Amidst the imagery of a grey and totalitarian future, Bowie injected some optimism by including the nostalgic "Rock 'N' Roll With Me." Following the high-brow conceptualism of DIAMOND DOGS, Bowie's next transformation would be into blue-eyed soul singer on YOUNG AMERICANS.
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