- Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first; this UK copy is killer from start to finish
- Bowie handles sax, Mellotron, and Moog duties on the album, and plays practically all of the electric guitar parts (!)
- It’s ridiculously tough to find even passable sonics for the album – you’ll be blown away by the size and weight of this one
- Great songs including the title track, Rebel Rebel, 1984, Sweet Thing, Big Brother, Rock & Roll With Me and more
The sound on this UK pressing is nothing short of KILLER. It’s big and open with tons of space around the instruments and wonderfully present vocals. Super rich, full and Tubey Magical yet still clean, clear and spacious — good luck finding another copy with sound remotely as good.
Both sides are really rich and sweet with especially Tubey Magical guitars. 1984 (a favorite of ours on David Live) sounds great here. In addition to singing, the man handles sax, Mellotron, and Moog duties on the album, and, most surprisingly, plays practically all of the electric guitar parts.
The title song of course sounds quite good. Rebel Rebel unfortunately does not — we get the feeling that the master tape for that song was used for the single and the album version was made from a dub. Still, it’s better here than it would be elsewhere.
Sweet Thing (Reprise)
Rock & Roll With Me
We Are the Dead
Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family