An updated and revised edition of this book, which was originally, published a couple of years back.
All of Bowie’s studio albums are covered, but live releases are excluded. Each release is given a reasonably in depth chapter, including critical analysis of the material as well as quotes from Bowie and interviews with key players such as Visconti and Eno. It also includes contemporary reviews from the music press, in an attempt to place each album in the context of the time it was released. A key part of the book is the extensive array of photographs, which are as important as the text in charting Bowie through the decades. The appendix gives a comprehensive discography of studio, live and soundtrack albums.
Length of Read:Medium
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
Other books on Bowie or music books generally.
One thing you’ve learned
Paolo Hewitt is a decent writer. An enjoyable read for the Bowie fan, although I would have liked a bit more detail in some instances. Well worth checking out though.