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TalentedChild
(grinning soul)
07/13/02 05:08 PM
Rare album new  

How hard is it to find a copy of the Rare album released back in...'83 or '82 (I don't remember which exact)?
I found a tape copy at a used music store a couple years ago. Was this particular album in high rotation, is it a rarity??????

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WildWind
(acolyte)
07/13/02 07:24 PM
Bowie not-so-Rare new [re: TalentedChild]  

Bowie Rare was released in 1983. I don't know the distribution details, but I do know that I have seen exactly two copies of it available for purchase in my 20 years of purchasing Bowie. One was a cassette copy and one was a vinyl copy. I bought them both, and indeed, I cherish them. It was never released on CD.

That said, I don't believe it's actually "worth" anything, so to speak. Anything is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, and a cassette copy of Bowie Rare wouldn't command a mint. For one thing, people generally don't shell out for cassette copies of anything, but more importantly, most of the Bowie Rare tracks are available on CD elsewhere. "Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola" is a very nice track to have and it isn't otherwise available.

So, in short, it's a nice recording to have for your own collection, for completeness sake and to have "Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola" (and other tracks if you don't have the Rykos or Christaine F.). But it's a recording you should own for your own pleasure; do not consider it an investment.

WW

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Vicious
(kook)
07/13/02 07:42 PM
Re: Rare album new [re: TalentedChild]  

Hi TC,

Wild Wind is quite right - it's not so rare. probably depends where you are, but in Oz it's "ten a penny"... I see them around all the time. One to pick up as a catch up purchase, not a special item, or for the cover pic .

Cheers ~ Vic

Congratulations. You're fat Elvis.

davidsontrent
(wild eyed peoploid)
07/14/02 00:49 AM
Re: Rare album new [re: Vicious]  

I must agree with you Vicious, Melbourne definitley is the place to come for copies of RARE.. I couldnt tell you how many i've seen around, at least 8 or so different ones in the past 5 years



Vicious
(kook)
07/14/02 06:51 AM
Dixon's on Brunnie street for a start, LOL! new [re: davidsontrent]  

Hi Trent!

Wish the damned Slow Burn single was as easy to find, hey.

Cheers ~ Vic

Congratulations. You're fat Elvis.

kingsteved
(kook)
07/14/02 09:05 AM
Re: Dixon's on Brunnie street for a start, LOL! new [re: Vicious]  

I bought a copy of Rare on record a couple of months ago for $7.99 at a discount record store in Boston. It's nice to have because it has the Italian version of Space Oddity on it as well as a great version of Panic in Detroit - from the 74 tour. I don't know if they are available on any other official- or semi official releases. I thought it was a good price. The album's a bit hard to find.



martyn
(electric tomato)
07/15/02 03:43 AM
Re: Dixon's on Brunnie street for a start, LOL! new [re: kingsteved]  

Rare was never officially released on Cd but there is a nice CD bootleg of it floating around.



TalentedChild
(grinning soul)
07/15/02 06:57 PM
Thanks much, WildWind new [re: WildWind]  

I love how you just burst with Bowie album knowledge. I own it, mainly for "Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola" and "Helden." I was wondering though if the version of "Round and Round" on Bowie Rare was ever released on anything else?

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globule2
(kook)
07/15/02 08:16 PM
Re: Thanks much, WildWind new [re: TalentedChild]  

Reading this thread, one would think that some of you don't know 7" vinyl 45s ever existed.
All the songs mentioned first appeared on 45 and are available in the same way that the Rare LP is.
PID and R&R were even re-released on the 'Lifetimes' series of UK PSs in the '80s.
The Italian SO was pirated and is available on coloured vinyl, to boot.



WildWind
(acolyte)
07/15/02 08:31 PM
Bowie doing Berry new [re: TalentedChild]  

Hi TalentedChild,

"Helden," or more specifically "Heroes/Helden" is a must-own for a Bowie fan, and was very tough to find before Christaine F. was re-released. Rare is a good purchase for that alone!

Regarding "Round and Round," it's on the Sound + Vision box set, which I understand is not a particularly easy find these days either. It's also on a Sound + Vision promo CD press release that I paid way too much for at Camden Market, but it looks nice on my shelf, anyway.

WW

I'm not even supposed to be here today!

WildWind
(acolyte)
07/15/02 08:33 PM
And I just heard the song "45," too... new [re: globule2]  

In reply to:

Reading this thread, one would think that some of you don't know 7" vinyl 45s ever existed.


Really, globule2, you're so old fashioned.

Actually, to be honest, I did forget that 45s existed. How embarassing.

WW

I'm not even supposed to be here today!

jray
(absolute beginner )
07/21/02 05:49 PM
Re: Rare album new [re: TalentedChild]  

i got u want it



SoulLoveChild
(crash course raver)
07/22/02 02:04 AM
huh? new [re: globule2]  

In reply to:

PID and R&R were even re-released on the 'Lifetimes' series of UK PSs in the '80s.


You telling me the 1974 LIVE version of Panic in Detroit (best version ever imho) was found on a 7" single? I have a few of those lifetimes singles but don't remember that one at all.

Does Christiane F (which I dont' own) have the full version of "Helden/Heroes"? Sound and Vision box set had the shortened version with only the German section and not the full version that you find on Rare.

I used to LOVE Rare! I have many of the singles updated on cd now but in the 80's I just loved it. I do prefer the longer version of "John I'm Only Dancing (again)" on the Ryko issue of Young Americans though, got that super extended funky bit on the end .

Get Bowie to Australia.
G.B.A - All The Way


Earthling7
(wild eyed peoploid)
07/22/02 02:30 AM
Re: huh? new [re: SoulLoveChild]  

Christiane F. had the long (dual language) version of Heroes.

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dukewhite
(electric tomato)
07/22/02 02:51 AM
Re: Thanks much, WildWind new [re: TalentedChild]  

I got a nice bootleg of tons of Bowie's rare stuff the other day called "Alternative Biography". It is 2 discs and contains Helden (Christine F. version) as well as Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola and a great Italian track from Absolute Beginners Sdtrk. called Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu) among most other unreleased Bowie songs and alternative versions of regular songs.

Intelligence is the ever-ellusive mirage on the horizon of the desert of ignorance

poorsoul
(mortal with potential)
07/22/02 08:03 AM
Re: Rare album new [re: davidsontrent]  

> I must agree with you Vicious, Melbourne definitley is the place to come for copies of RARE.. I couldnt tell you how many i've seen around, at least 8 or so different ones in the past 5 years <

I just saw two today. I was considering buying one of them but I'm a little uncertain about adding vinyl to my collection. Of course, it'd be cool to have but I don't know if it's really worth it looking for a few LPs just to fill in the gaps the CDs don't fill. The other one I was looking at was the Baal album but it had a tear in the cover so I wasn't going to pay $15 for it when I've seen better copies on eBay for about the same.

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

globule2
(kook)
07/22/02 10:23 AM
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Re: huh? new [re: SoulLoveChild]  

In reply to:

You telling me the 1974 LIVE version of Panic in Detroit (best version ever imho) was found on a 7" single? I have a few of those lifetimes singles but don't remember that one at all.


Every single song on RARE first law the light of day on 7" vinyl.
PID came accompanied by Knock on Wood or Rock'N'Roll With Me, depending on country of issue.
Furthermore, if you have the Lifetimes 'John, I'm Only Dancing', I'll tradecha for the *live* PID.

<--- here's what you can get!



SoulLoveChild
(crash course raver)
07/22/02 06:24 PM
hmmmm [re: globule2]  

I'll have to ask my brother Globule (he has the 7" vinyl in Melbourne of our collection), but if my memory serves me ok I think I DO have John I'm only Dancing! I don't mind trading it but I may have trouble persuading him to though! I'll let you know .

Get Bowie to Australia.
G.B.A - All The Way


sondra
(cracked actor)
07/31/02 08:29 AM
I found it on Ebay! new [re: TalentedChild]  

I've been buying Bowie for 18 years now and got my Rare LP on Ebay 2 years ago. I have not seen it very often at all. I paid $6.95 for it, although when I received it, it had an import sticker price of $10.00 on it. It is one I enjoy very much when I'm in the mood to listen to it.

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