Thursday, 1 February 2018

Nothing Has Changed

Two years before his death in 2016 David Bowie pulled off a masterstroke of curation by placing the tracks on his career spanning 59 track, 3CD Greatest Hits package 'Nothing Has Changed' in reverse chronological order.

Audaciously kicking off with the off kilter 'Sue (or in a Season of Crime)', recorded with Maria Schneider and her Jazz orchestra, the album shines new light on the records he made in the 00's and 90's with improved mixes and edits (thankfully skipping the Tin Machine years) before zipping backwards through each different persona of his 80's and 70's heyday to his breakthrough success 'Space Oddity' in 1969. 

But it doesn't stop there, it continues back to 'Can't Help Thinking About Me', the first track he recorded under the name David Bowie all the way to Liza Jane, credited to Davie Jones and the King Bees. The only misstep is the inclusion of 'Dancing in the Street' with Mick Jagger. I much prefer the musicless version of that one!

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