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On Bowie Audio CD – Ungekürzte Ausgabe, 28. Juni 2016
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, a thoughtful and loving meditation on the life of the late David Bowie that explores his creative legacy and the enduring and mutual connection he enjoyed with his fans
Innovative. Pioneering. Brave. Until his death in January 2016, David Bowie created art that not only pushed boundaries, but helped fans understand themselves and view the world from fantastic new perspectives.
When the shocking news of his death on January 10, 2016 broke, the outpouring of grief and adulation was immediate and ongoing. Fans around the world and across generations paid homage to this brilliant, innovate, ever evolving artist who both shaped and embodied our times.
In this concise and penetrating book, featuring color photographs, highly regarded Rolling Stone critic, bestselling author, and lifelong Bowie fan Rob Sheffield shares his own feelings about the passing of this icon and explains why Bowies death has elicited such an unprecedented emotional outpouring from so many lives.
- Herausgeber : DEY STREET BOOKS; Unabridged Edition (28. Juni 2016)
- Sprache : Englisch
- Audio CD : 1 Seiten
- ISBN-10 : 1504754921
- ISBN-13 : 978-1504754927
- Abmessungen : 13.72 x 1.78 x 14.73 cm
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He does however make a valid point that not everyone likes all of Bowie's phases, but to dismiss Outside as a dull Eno collaboration and to favour the rather sterile Stage over the raw emotion of David Live is questionable.
I rather lost interest after he devoted a disproportionate amount of time to Space Oddity and raved on inexplicably about the German novelty hit Major Tom (Coming Home).
I'm sure to some folks this book is . For me it's not
My love and indeed obsession with music came (like most) in my teen years and it was then that I discovered Bowie the musician not Jareth the Goblin King. Bowie wasn’t and still isn’t someone that you can listen to passively. His music dictates that you give him your full attention. Likewise this is what I gave to Rob Sheffield when I read his book On Bowie. The book was written in light of Bowie’s death in January and released a few months after and what I loved about it is that the biography (I feel weird calling it this) mixes moments from David Bowie’s life and shows the resonance that Bowie had on his audience. How what he did and how he did it impacted people. That is what, in my humble opinion, makes Rob Sheffield’s writing really exciting. You see it in his previous books and you definitely see it in On Bowie. It is the book that makes you shout “Yes! You get it. That is exactly how I feel.”
If you love Bowie then read On Bowie. If you love music then read On Bowie. And if you love it when an author just gets it then read On Bowie.
On Bowie by Rob Sheffield is available now.
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