Everything tastes nice...
This low-priced 12-track compilation CD isn't really aimed at you, the serious Bowie fan, but more at the casual listener who perhaps owns The Best Of Bowie but now wants to delve a little deeper.
Nevertheless, I am duty-bound to report on this rather cool tatser anyway, so here goes...David Bowie - The Collection is released through EMI Gold on April 18th with a recommended retail price of Ã‚Â£5.99, a bargain at around 60p per track.
The CD features what are considered by the compilers to be "The Best Of The Album Tracks", a claim bound to be hotly-debated on the message boards, though it has to be said there are some crackers on here.
If the likes of Teenage Wildlife and Sweet Thing don't convert the listener into a fully-fledged Bowie fan, then frankly, they are beyond all hope of redemption!
Here's that track listing in full...
01 Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed ~ From Space Oddity
02 The Width Of A Circle ~ From The Man Who Sold The World
03 Andy Warhol ~ From Hunky Dory
04 Soul Love ~ From The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
05 Cracked Actor ~ From Aladdin Sane
06 Sweet Thing ~ From Diamond Dogs
07 Somebody Up There Likes Me ~ From Young Americans
08 Word On A Wing ~ From Station To Station
09 Always Crashing In The Same Car ~ From Low
10 Beauty And The Beast ~ From "Heroes"
11 Repetition ~ From Lodger
12 Teenage Wildlife ~ From Scary Monsters
We will run a competition for copies of David Bowie - The Collection nearer the release date, aimed at the completists among us who simply must have EVERYTHING!
As you've probably noticed from the image above, the cover isn't even finished yet. But, rest assured, you'll be the first to see it when it is. Well, not literally the first, the designer would have to be blind for that, (Hi Darren) but you know what I mean.