The Complete David Bowie

The Complete David Bowie : Expanded and Updated

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The biggest edition yet - expanded and updated with 35,000 words of new material Critically acclaimed in its previous editions, The Complete David Bowie is widely recognized as the foremost source of analysis and information on every facet of Bowie's career. The A-Z of songs and the day-by-day dateline are the most complete ever published. From the 11-year-old's skiffle performance at the 18th Bromley Scouts' Summer Camp in 1958, to the emergence of the legendary lost album Toy in 2011, The Complete David Bowie discusses and dissects every last development in rock's most fascinating career. * The Albums - detailed production history and analysis of every album from 1967 to the present day. * The Songs - hundreds of individual entries reveal the facts and anecdotes behind not just the famous recordings, but also the most obscure of unreleased rarities - from 'Absolute Beginners' to 'Ziggy Stardust', from 'Abdulmajid' to 'Zion'. * The Tours - set-lists and histories of every live show. * The Actor - a complete guide to Bowie's career on stage and screen. * Plus - the videos, the BBC radio sessions, the paintings, the Internet and much more.
The career of David Bowie has been one of the most colorful and intriguing in modern rock history. Now, in "The Complete David Bowie," Nicholas Pegg chronicles the star's every move--from his first appearance as balladeer Davy Jones in the 60s, and his spectacular, gender-bending debut in the 70s as Ziggy Stardust, which made him an international sensation, to his starring roles in films like "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and his more mature work on albums like "Zion." This definitive reference also includes a detailed production history and an analysis of all of Bowie's albums; hundreds of entries with facts and anecdotes about all his songs, including unreleased rarities; and set lists and histories of every live show. Moving beyond his music, the book charts Bowie's career on stage and screen, his videos, and more. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 169 x 230 x 45.72mm | 1,315g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 6th edition
  • 0857682903
  • 9780857682901
  • 136,828

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"I can't imagine how this book could be better... the definitive read for Bowiephiles." (Uncut) The Complete David Bowie certainly lives up to its title... Pegg's opinionated and witty prose turns it into that rare thing: a reference book that sparkles." (MOJO) "Pegg has a keen critical intelligence." (Sunday Telegraph)"
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About Nicholas Pegg

Nicholas Pegg is an actor, theatre director and writer. This book is the culmination of a lifetime's interest in David Bowie's work.
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