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(absolute beginner )
07/07/02 06:47 AM

I tried posting this query under a different topic but I guess it was the wrong place, since I didn't get any replies. So here goes again...

I'm a fanatic so if I buy one CD, I have to get them all. I am making progress - especially on my DB collection but it's damn hard finding those old releases with the bonus tracks. Even some of the 90s stuff I've never seen either new or at all: Tin Machine II and Live, Buddha of Suburbia & Black Tie White Noise.

Anyway, all of this is going somewhere. I happened across a copy of Never Let Me Down just with the straight eleven tracks (i.e. with Too Dizzy but without Girls, Julie or When The Wind Blows). Now, I didn't get it because I know it's not the greatest album and it was missing the bonus tracks. However, looking at the illustrated discography, it seems that it either comes with Too Dizzy (or without for the 24 bit series) or those other three tracks. So am I right in thinking that there isn't a single CD with all 14 tracks on it and that, to have a complete collection, I'd have to buy two different versions?

(wild eyed peoploid)
07/07/02 07:33 AM
Re: NLMD new [re: poorsoul]  

I'm afraid that's correct. Bowie banned Too Dizzy's release on anything after the original NLMD, making the worst of Bowie's songs a strange collectible. Apparently the original cd is now fetching higher prices than most of Bowie's cd catalogue since '87. I would get it.
The Ryko's are very hard to find at the moment and they command about 15 quid a pop, so if you see them get them aswell.

07/08/02 00:07 AM
Re: NLMD new [re: poorsoul]  

I believe you are correct. I also looked to a "complete" disc, but was unable to find one. It really is not worth the effort, as the extra songs are not much better than anything on the 11 track disc. If you happen to love NLMD, then I'd buy two copies, otherwise, just get whichever one you can find for the cheapest.

Also, good luck getting TM II, Oy Vey Baby, Buddha, and BTWN...they're all discontinued and pretty damn hard to get your hands on...better try online or second-hand stores.

The crack inside your fucking heart is me

07/08/02 01:03 AM
Re: NLMD new [re: dukewhite]  

In reply to:

the extra songs are not much better than anything on the 11 track disc.

I disagree. I find Julie, Girls and When The Wind Blows to be better than most of NLMD.
NLMD is not a favorite of mine, but as a completest, I have both discs. The one with Too Dizzy and the one with the bonus trks.

I demand a better future - db

(absolute beginner )
07/08/02 07:17 AM
Re: NLMD new [re: dukewhite]  

I probably should've picked up that copy I saw, then. I trust that its reputation is well-deserved (though I do think Tin Machine is often underrated) but I intend to get it, anyway, at least so see how bad it really is. And the advantage of having two of them is that if I decide Too Dizzy is just too painful to listen to, I can just play the other one. I've only heard the singles from it at the moment but I would say that When The Wind Blows is by far the best from that period.

Apart from the really new stuff, just about all of my collection has come from second hand shops. The main exceptions are Space Oddity and Let's Dance, which I managed to find brand new (apparently they'd just been lying around for a few years) and Tonight (as an import). I've been really lucky, though, and I only need 10 more (11 counting the two NLMDs). The only problem is I can't be picky about what to get next. BTWN seems to be pretty common but I don't recall seeing any others twice.

Anyway, thanks for your comments. I plan to venture out later this week and see if it's still there. Chances are it'll still be there - or hopefully I can pick up something better.

(grinning soul)
07/15/02 07:13 PM
Buddha of Suburbia new [re: poorsoul]  

Hey there poorsoul-

I'm not familiar with Australia, but I found a copy of BofS at a music store called Hastings. I was living in New Mexico at the time, but I know the stores pop up occassionally all over the US. I'll see if they might have a web site where you could browse their music selections.

I joined the grave dancers union, I had to file.

(grinning soul)
07/15/02 07:17 PM
Re: Buddha of Suburbia new [re: TalentedChild]  

Here you go-

GoHastings.com. Great selection. Good Luck!

I joined the grave dancers union, I had to file.

(mortal with potential)
07/17/02 03:18 AM
Re: Buddha of Suburbia new [re: TalentedChild]  

I assume they have a better selection in-store than online because their range (and search engine) seems to be quite poor.

Getting back to the topic, though, I went back but I'd missed that copy of NLMD that I'd seen in the city. There is someone selling a Ryko copy on eBay at the moment but it's reached about $US20, so I'll just hold out for now. I did manage to find a first-hand Ryko copy of "Heroes" last night, though, so that's one less to worry about.

Swings through the tunnels
And claws his way
Is small life so manic,
Are these really the days?

(wild eyed peoploid)
07/17/02 05:46 PM
Re: NLMD new [re: poorsoul]  

Right, you need TWO discs to be complete. I even bought the 99 DB remaster, so there are three in my collection.

"Planet earth is blue and there´s nothing I can do"

(wild eyed peoploid)
07/18/02 06:19 AM
Re: NLMD new [re: Alois]  

I bought the original cd, I find that 'Too Dizzy' is not that bad compared to some late 80's songs that I have heard, some just make me want to cry.

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