A predominately instrumental compilation album, a companion piece to 'Everything And Nothing', this release also featured a number of remixes and previously unreleased material. The original 2002 limited edition release also included a remix of the 'Plight and Premonition' CD. Limited edition comes in a digipack with a bonus CD. Beautiful packaging. 'Booklet' is a fold-out poster, with a magnificent picture by Kevin Westenberg. Album is dedicated to David's manager and best friend, Richard Chadwick and to Declan Colgan. Design of the artwork is (of course) by Russell Mills, with assistance of Michael Webster.
Rare and exclusive versions of 18 classic David Bowie songs. This one is for Joe Strummer, Mickey Finn, Maurice Gibb & Penny Valentine. Given away free with Uncut Magazine #3, 2003. So whaddya know? Turns out I do have some Culture Club in my house. More surprisingly, it's a good song. Madame George's "Starman" is just one example of what turns out to be a better album than I remembered it to be. Sure, there are too many different styles trying to fight it out for one album, but taken piecemeal, it's a good listen. There are some duds, no doubt: Midge Ure's contribution is a tad too Marilyn Manson-1985 for me, and nobody should ever, by law, be allowed to cover "Heroes", something Blondie should have had the humility to know.
From Preface to the first edition:
"During the months following the appearance of our first article 'Evidence for Greek dialect in the Mycenaean archives' (JHS, 73, 1953, pp. 84-103) we received several invitations to discuss the results of our decipherment at book length. Our first reaction was to regard the writing of such a book as premature, in view of the uncertainty and incompleteness of much of the interpretation; but since 1953 there have been a number of changes in the situation: …