Thoughts on teaching, technology, learning and life in an era of change.

Archive for the ‘ Bowie ’ Category

David Bowie ~ Young Americans reissue
April 20th, 2007

Listened to the re-issue of Bowie’s 1975 album Young Americans. It was remixed by Tony Visconti. It sounds brilliant. I was disappointed with some of the remixing done with the Ryko reissue of Young Americans 15 or so years back. I missed the original rippling stereo saxohpone mix on Win for example. This 5.1 remix is luxurious. Win sounds wonderful. I have mixed feelings about the strings on It’s Gonna Be Me. The video stuff from the Dick Cavett show is nice. Why they left off ‘After Today’ from this special edition is a mystery.

David Bowie’s 58th birthday 8th January, 2005.
January 8th, 2005

David Bowie turned 58 on the 8th January. It was Elvis Presley’s birthday too. Anyway, to celebrate Bowie’s birthday I dug up some old 45RPM singles by a number of different artists including the Beatstalkers, Ronnie Hilton, Peter Noone and Oscar. Bowie had written songs for all of these performers when he was still a struggling artist trying to make ends meet. See the single labels here.