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Hours (stylised as 'hours. is the 21st studio album by English singer David Bowie. It was released on 4 October 1999 on Virgin Records. This was Bowie's final album for the EMI sub-label. Hours was the first Bowie studio album to miss the US top 40 since his 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and peaked at number 47.

Since David Bowie spent the '90s jumping from style to style, it comes as a shock that Hours, his final album of the decade, is a relatively straightforward affair. Not only that, but it feels unlike anything else in his catalog. Bowie's music has always been a product of artifice, intelligence, and synthesis. Hours is a relaxed, natural departure from this method. Arriving after two labored albums, the shift in tone is quite refreshing. Thursday's Child," the album's engaging mid-tempo opener, is a good indication of what lays ahead.

Loving The Alien (1983 - 1988).

Black Tie White Noise.

(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu). ISO Records, Columbia, Music On Vinyl. David Bowie David Bowie - Survive 3:37. Mavro1, Mr Bojingles.

At this point, David Bowie has done more harm than good to his fans' cochleas. His last few albums have failed in almost every aspect, but not for a lack of trying. Outside, his 1995 "comeback," was a concept album about a futuristic murder case that featured an endless stream of clichés and banal S&M; imagery in lieu of lyrics. His 1997 follow-up, Earthling, attempted mock drum-n-bass, some shoddy reggae- tinged numbers, and a universally- panned tour with Trent Reznor.

You like David Bowie? His early work was a little too jazzy for my taste, but when Hunky Dory came out in '71, I think he really came into the mainstream, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Freddie Mercury and Alice Cooper, but I think Bowie had a far more flamboyant, androgynous sense of style. In '72, Bowie released this, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spider From Mars, his most critically acclaimed album

Band Name David Bowie. Data de lançamento 04 Outubro 1999. Labels Columbia Records. Produced by David Bowie. Estilo de MúsicaRock. Membros têm este álbum32.

Tracklist

Thursday's Child 5:24
Something In The Air 5:46
Survive 4:11
If I'm Dreaming My Life 7:04
Seven 4:04
What's Really Happening? 4:10
The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell 4:40
New Angels Of Promise 4:35
Brilliant Adventure 1:54
The Dreamers 5:14

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7243 8 48158 2 0, CDVX 2900, 48158 2 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Len) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48158 2 0, CDVX 2900, 48158 2 Europe 1999
VJCP-68160, 7243 8 48157 0 7 David Bowie 'Hours...' ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo, Len) Virgin, Virgin VJCP-68160, 7243 8 48157 0 7 Japan 1999
7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie 'Hours...' ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin Records America 7243 8 48157 4 5 US 1999
7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie 'Hours...' ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin Records America 7243 8 48157 4 5 UK & Europe 1999
7243 8 48716 0 4, 7243 8 48157 2 1, VISA 4900 David Bowie Hours... ‎(Box, Ltd + CD, Album + VCD, Single, Enh, Ltd, Prom) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48716 0 4, 7243 8 48157 2 1, VISA 4900 France 1999
7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 1999
848157 2 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album) Virgin 848157 2 Australia 1999
7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 Europe 1999
7243 8 48157 2 1, 7243 84815721 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, 7243 84815721 Indonesia 1999
7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 Europe 1999
7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 Europe 1999
7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 Europe 1999
7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 Argentina 1999
848157 2, 368 848157 2 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 848157 2, 368 848157 2 Brazil 1999
7243 8 48157 2 1 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1 Mexico 1999
7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 Italy 1999
CDVIR WF 442 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, ) Virgin CDVIR WF 442 South Africa 1999
7243 8 48158 2 0 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Enh) Virgin Records America, Inc. 7243 8 48158 2 0 US 1999
7243 8 48157 0 7 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Enh) Virgin 7243 8 48157 0 7 Canada 1999
7243 8 48157 0 7 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Enh) Virgin 7243 8 48157 0 7 US 1999
7243 8 48157 0 7 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Len) Virgin 7243 8 48157 0 7 US 1999
7243 8 48157 0 7 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Len) Virgin Music Canada 7243 8 48157 0 7 Canada 1999
7087 6 14375 0 8, DPRO-14375 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Promo) Virgin, Virgin 7087 6 14375 0 8, DPRO-14375 US 1999
7243 8 48157 0 7 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Promo, Len) Virgin 7243 8 48157 0 7 US 1999
8481582 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Len) Virgin 8481582 Australia 1999
7243 8 48158 2 0, CDVX 2900 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Len) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48158 2 0, CDVX 2900 Europe 1999
VJCP-68160, 7243 8 48157 0 7 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Len) Virgin, Virgin VJCP-68160, 7243 8 48157 0 7 Japan 1999
7243 8 48158 2 0 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin Records America, Inc. 7243 8 48158 2 0 South Korea 1999
CDVDJ2900 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Virgin CDVDJ2900 Europe 1999
VISA 4833 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Virgin VISA 4833 France 1999
CDVDJ2900 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Virgin CDVDJ2900 Germany 1999
BRA 150 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sony Music Media BRA 150 Russia 1999
AP00625 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sony Music Media AP00625 1999
7243 8 48157 2 1 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sony Music , Sony Music Media 7243 8 48157 2 1 Russia 1999
7243 8 48157 2 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 Russia 1999
7 24384 81582 0, 7243 8 48158 2 0 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin , Virgin 7 24384 81582 0, 7243 8 48158 2 0 Russia 1999
BG-R-0165, 7243 8 48157 2 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin , Virgin BG-R-0165, 7243 8 48157 2 China 1999
7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin , Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 Russia 1999
none David Bowie Hours... ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin none US 1999
none David Bowie Hours... ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin none UK 1999
7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie Hours... ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin 7243 8 48157 4 5 Bulgaria 1999
7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie Hours... ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin Records America 7243 8 48157 4 5 US 1999
7243 8 48157 4 5, 7243 84815745 David Bowie Hours... ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin Records America, Virgin Records America 7243 8 48157 4 5, 7243 84815745 Indonesia 1999
7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie Hours... ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin 7243 8 48157 4 5 Ukraine 1999
7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie Hours... ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin Records America 7243 8 48157 4 5 Italy 1999
7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie Hours... ‎(Cass, Album) Gala Records 7243 8 48157 4 5 Russia 1999
TCV 2900, 7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie Hours... ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCV 2900, 7243 8 48157 4 5 Poland 1999
VJCP-68160 David Bowie Hours... ‎(Cass, Album, Promo, "Go) Virgin VJCP-68160 Japan 1999
VJCP-68160 David Bowie Hours... ‎(Cass, Album, Promo, Blu) Virgin VJCP-68160 Japan 1999
DIGITAL Z 172 David Bowie Hours... ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Muzik DIGITAL Z 172 Russia 1999
DBP 48157 TP David Bowie Hours... ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Promo, Unofficial, Gre) Virgin DBP 48157 TP Russia 1999
MDV 2900, 7243 8 48157 8 3 David Bowie Hours... ‎(MD, Album) Virgin, Virgin MDV 2900, 7243 8 48157 8 3 Europe 1999
DPB 48157TP David Bowie 'Hours...' ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Promo, Unofficial, Gre) EMI , Virgin DPB 48157TP Russia 2000
7 24384 81582 0 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin 7 24384 81582 0 Russia 2000
DBPR72438 48157 2 0 David Bowie Hours... ‎(LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial) Virgin DBPR72438 48157 2 0 Germany 2000
5119362000 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 5119362000 Australia 2003
511936 0, COL 511936 0 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 511936 0, COL 511936 0 Russia 2003
CK 92099 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Club) Columbia CK 92099 US 2004
SICP 543 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Sony Records Int'l SICP 543 Japan 2004
SICP 543 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE) Sony Records Int'l SICP 543 Japan 2004
511936 2, 5119362000, COL 511936 2 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia 511936 2, 5119362000, COL 511936 2 Europe 2004
ISO Records, CK 92099 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE) ISO Records, Columbia ISO Records, CK 92099 Canada 2004
511936 9 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Ltd, Dig) Columbia 511936 9 Europe 2004
88697169032C David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RE, Dig) Columbia 88697169032C Europe 2004
CK 92099 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) ISO Records, Columbia CK 92099 US 2004
CK 92099 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) ISO Records , Columbia CK 92099 Russia 2004
MHCP 1344-5 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp, RE + Ltd, Gat) Sony Records Int'l MHCP 1344-5 Japan 2007
FRM-48157 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) ISO Records, Columbia, Friday Music FRM-48157 US 2011
SICP 30153 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Blu) Sony Records Int'l SICP 30153 Japan 2013
MOVLP1400 David Bowie Hours... ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Min) ISO Records, Columbia, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1400 Europe 2015
MOVLP1400 David Bowie Hours... ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu) ISO Records, Columbia, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1400 Europe 2015
FRM-48155 David Bowie Hours... ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Tra) Friday Music FRM-48155 US 2015
MOVLP1400 David Bowie Hours... ‎(LP, Album, RE) ISO Records, Columbia, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1400 Europe 2015
0825646507528 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone, ISO Records 0825646507528 Europe 2016
RP2-553042 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone, ISO Records RP2-553042 US 2016
0825646507528 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone, ISO Records 0825646507528 Brazil 2016
0825646507528 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone, ISO Records 0825646507528 Australia 2016
FRM-48155 David Bowie Hours... ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu) Friday Music, ISO Records, Columbia FRM-48155 US 2019
FRM-48155 David Bowie Hours... ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red) Friday Music, ISO Records, Columbia FRM-48155 US 2019
none David Bowie 'Hours...' ‎(27xFile, AAC, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, 256) Columbia none US Unknown
none David Bowie Hours... ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (David Bowie) none Unknown
7243 8 48157 21, 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE, Hol) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 21, 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 UK & Europe Unknown
none David Bowie Hours... ‎(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Sony Music none US Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Thursday's Child
Backing Vocals – Holly Palmer
5:24
2 Something In The Air 5:46
3 Survive
Mellotron – Mark Plati
4:11
4 If I'm Dreaming My Life
Rhythm Guitar – Chris Haskett
7:04
5 Seven
Drums – Sterling CampbellPercussion – Everett Bradley
4:04
6 What's Really Happening?
Written-By – Alex Grant
4:10
7 The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell 4:40
8 New Angels Of Promise
Drums – Sterling Campbell
4:35
9 Brilliant Adventure 1:54
10 The Dreamers
Drums – Sterling Campbell
5:14

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Unknown (BRA) – BRA 150

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar [12-string] – David Bowie, Mark Plati, Reeves Gabrels
  • Bass, Electric Guitar [12-string], Synthesizer – Mark Plati
  • Drums – Mike Levesque
  • Engineer – Kevin Paul
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Jay Nicholas, Ryoji Hata
  • Guitar [Lead], Rhythm Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar [6-string], Loops [Drum Loops], Programmed By [Synthesizer], Drum Programming – Reeves Gabrels
  • Mastered By – Andy Van Dette*
  • Mixed By, Producer [Additional], Engineer [Additional] – Mark Plati
  • Vocals, Keyboards, Drum Programming [Roland 707] – David Bowie
  • Written-By, Producer – David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels

Notes

2 pages booklet. Jewel case with transparent tray.
No Mastering and Mould SID codes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 4777 7774
  • Barcode (Scanned): 47777774
  • Matrix / Runout: BRA 150

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7243 8 48158 2 0, CDVX 2900, 48158 2 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Len) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48158 2 0, CDVX 2900, 48158 2 Europe 1999
0825646507528 David Bowie Hours... ‎(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone, ISO Records 0825646507528 Europe 2016
MDV 2900, 7243 8 48157 8 3 David Bowie Hours... ‎(MD, Album) Virgin, Virgin MDV 2900, 7243 8 48157 8 3 Europe 1999
MOVLP1400 David Bowie Hours... ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu) ISO Records, Columbia, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1400 Europe 2015
none David Bowie Hours... ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (David Bowie) none Unknown



Gavirim
The cover has terrible art printing. Look really bad. Friday... They are only in it for the money...
Buridora
I agree, horrible cover but one great sounding record . . .
Urreur
This actually sounds really good. The sound is super clean with clear highs and nice bass response. Bowie's voice sounds rich and intimate. The sound is lovely, the synths are delicate yet detailed and the drums are punchy. Nice fullness. Nice separation and wide soundstage. Seems to be a pretty solid 180g pressing but I do have some clicky surface noises here and there, might just need a cleaning. Overall, sounds pretty nice to me, no digital coldness, no unnecessary compression. A fine listening experience for a fine Bowie album, if you ask me.
Eta
This version is engineered and pressed very cleanly. For the ears and the eyes, this is an excellent edition of this album.
Dordred
The internal images are printed fine.Maybe the blurriness of the front and back cover artwork is to recreate the blurriness of the original 1999 lenticular CD covers? Agreed: it is shoddy this Hours front and back cover artwork got through 'quality' control - and for the special limited editions!The Hours album cover artwork is bright and colourful, the typeface is fun. It is intended to 'sparkle' when handled properly - blurring it totally KILLS the intention.
Shakanos
Yes, the cover image is blurry and basically looks like they took the CD cover image and blew it up. But the record itself looks and sounds pretty cool. Recommended!
Ber
Yes, I have the CD of 1995, if you cut the booklet of the original CD, well assembled and photocopied = the cover (front and inside) :)
Mamuro
Ugh. I wish they’d fix that. This isblike the second or third reissue with the same poor quality cover.
Mopimicr
What did they print the cover from? A color photocopy of the CD booklet?
Buzalas
I have the 2015 MOV Mint Green edition and the cover art/photos and 20 page booklet are definitely clear compared to the art I've seen here of these latest re-issues
Mataxe
Cover art definitely looks bad - I thought the MOV version looked bad too but its great compared to this one - The vinyl also has a unique quality to it, its a bizarre release for sure- the tri-fold material feels kind of cheap like it won't be very durable - I guess time will tell.
Vozilkree
Looks like it. The back cover lists the tracks 1-10 like the CD! They just superimposed the Friday Music web address and additional labels on there, lol. I mean, check out the entry on here for the 2015 Music on Vinyl release. Night and day!
Ballardana
Either, the artwork was lost or they didn't try and source it and scanned the CD, I think the MOV had a good cover?
Dorilune
Looks like this is being reissued on January 4, 2019. Friday Music again, so expect the same crappy cover reproduction and cheap-looking center label.Edit: I just got my copy of this 2019 reissue...yup. It looks like a damn bootleg.
Tehn
Same here. Already returned it. FM is really hit-or-miss. Pity.
BlessСhild
Is this a clear splatter vinyl copy of the previous issue? My record store had it and I bought it, but I save these releases sealed.
Kirizan
Available for pre-order now at Friday Music (due Nov 2018 I think). free shipping in the US but still works out cheaper for EU buyers even with p&p
Risteacor
It's true!I think the graphic of this cover needs a new pair of eyeglasses!
Ziena
my copy isn't grey but more like "dark harbor" (dark turkoois) marble
Doomredeemer
let's hope this is rereleased and all you scammers will get screwed up
Quendant
Just released on Friday Music US, limited 180 gram translucent red & orange swirl vinylCheers mate
Thofyn
Whilst I, like many others, heard Bowie's work before The Nomad Soul, it was that game that piqued my interest as prior to that Bowie's work wasn't all that important in my collection.But then 1999 and playing the demo (PC original version), the main credits start to roll and the correct version of New Angels of Promise starts to play. Note what I said there: the correct version as even the second CD just contains a duplicate version of the edit from the original release with the lyrics "suspicious minds" instead of "Omikron", along with a difference in speed and length. From what I can gather, no release after this ever corrected this error. Of course, the game version is available in-game and accompanying a trailer for the game with the full theme (and Windows "ding!" error just about audible roughly half way through), as well as out there on the interwebs.With that elephant in the room (at least for me) dealt with, let's look at the rest of the album. The first three songs from the original release presented on the first CD (Thursday's Child, Something In The Air, and Survive) offer Bowie's style of stories where he channels an introspective mix of sadness; hope; and realisation of the character/hero, all are good but compared to the opener, Something In The Air pulls me more on intensity of the music and Bowie's performance and Survive is the better soulful piece with a more interesting melody than Thursday's Child offers. -- The second CD presents two versions of Thursday's Child, the rock mix and the Omikron version. The rock mix is interesting but Bowie's otherwise excellent vocals are misplaced here and could have done with rerecording back in the day, whereas the Omikron version is virtually identical save for the extra few seconds. Whereas the American Psycho remix of Something In The Air is interesting with the changed intro, additional backing vocals, and piano along with other little tweaks makes it an interesting and worthy addition (although I do prefer the original cut). What is arguably the best of the three originally, Survive fares the worst here with the Marius De Vries mix and adds nothing of value and takes away from the effectiveness of the original.If I'm Dreaming My Life brings us rock and soulful or it at least tries to, but the song doesn't seem to know what it really wants to be and to my mind it is the kind of song that you either think is a work of genius or not and I'm of the latter mind in this. Seven is a return to form with lovely acoustic guitars, Bowie's warmth quality, and a coherent story that overall touches upon being country blues. Not a bad thing at all. -- Seven is represented with four entries: the demo version which is very welcome; a not unlistenable Marius De Vries mix; and two Beck mixes that feel as though you're trying to get a good reception on the radio.Moving on back into rock territory, What's Really Happening? has interesting lyrics but it also manages to be somewhat bland wallpaper pop music. It could be on in the background in a shop and you wouldn't necessarily notice, however it does gain points back if you're looking for a mellow song to relax to at home with the headphones on. On that basis, it's hard to knock What's Really Happening? so take it for what it is.Completely the opposite tonally speaking, The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell goes towards hard rock and is one of the "play it loud or go home" songs. Depending on your persuasion, you may find yourself doing air guitar to this one and/or bouncing about the room. -- The second CD has three versions: the (radio presumably) edit; Stigmata film version that is little changed from the original cut; and the Stigmata film only version that has the repetitve house/trance nonsense drumbeats front and centre, which just ruins the song but no doubt made sense only to those of a teenager mindset that thinks repetitive drumbeat sequences should be in everything.Whilst I've already spoken about New Angels of Promise and the not actually the Omikron version that appears on the second CD, I will only add that I feel it is the most unique song on the entire album and presents we listeners with Bowie's experimental side. As I'm entirely biased, this is my favourite of them all.Brilliant Adventure is an Far East/of the Orient/Oriental sounding ambient instrumental that is remarkably not brilliant and nor is it an adventure, which makes it not a wonder that it didn't make the cut as incidental music and it would not have been missed if it hadn't have been included. Thematically, it has a tenuous link with the final song of the original CD release: The Dreamers which is so named because of the in-game version of Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, and Gail Ann Dorsey being presented as the illegal band The Dreamers within the world of Omikron. The Dreamers as a song is nice enough to listen to, but not one that is necessarily worth a relisten. -- The Dreamers (Omikron longer version) is only longer due to the added windchimes before and after the song, otherwise it's the same.To cover the remaining songs from the second CD: 1917 is a mish-mash of rejigged versions of instrumental music composed for The Nomad Soul that is curious perhaps, but skippable. We Shall Go To Town and No One Calls feel out of place, both are very melachonly songs that have no little life to them at all when compared and contrasted to the rest of the album. Of course, the stand out is We All Go Through AKA what was used for the ending credits for The Nomad Soul and should - in my opinion - have been on the original release (it was on the Japanese release as a bonus track). Back in the day I was annoyed about that and the incorrect version of New Angels of Promise on the original release, but when 2004 came along and this 2CD release came out? Whilst I was doubly annoyed with the aforementioned bungling of New Angels of Promise, I was very happy that I could have We All Go Through on CD at long last.
Jeb
The purple/blue MOV version is perfect. Gorgeous cover and booklet, and the sound is fantastic. Had only heard this album via streaming/iTunes before, and it's like hearing a totally different album. Glad to have read the comments first to make sure I got the MOV and not the Friday Music version.
Modred
I bought the Friday Music version, played it twice and sold it for £10 more than I paid for it. Bought the MOV black vinyl version and the sound is 100% better, the sleeve is better. I can't understand how FM messed up on this and did a great job on 1. Outside.
Sat
The cover is appalling. How can they even think of releasing this??? I have (both) the MOV colored versions and the artwork is beautiful and crisp with accurate colors. The Friday Music cover is blurry, and the titles on the back are terribly re-set in a different font probably because, since they just blew up the cd artwork for this vinyl release, they were pixelated. No booklet included vs, the MOV version. I purchased through Amazon but, had I seen a physical copy in store, I probably would have saved my money. Bad, bad, bad.
Akta
My copy has Matrix / Runout: EMI UDEN 8481572 @ 1 1-1-15 NL.
Androwyn
The black 2015 MOV vinyl is fine to me. Very quiet, and more pleasing than the CD, which sounded way too loud for such a soft album. The cover, however, looks upscaled from the CD version, so it has very obvious JPEG artifacts.Anyway, I guess MOV was given a better (but not perfect) mastering than what we have on CD, so it's probably the best version available today.
Yahm
I agree! The MOV-vinyl version sound incredible! I'm hearing things I've never heard on this album before - and I must have listened to the different CD-versions a thousand times.
adventure time
I've seen the MOV version from a friend and the cover looked beautiful. The Friday Music colored vinyl version looks like dog shit though. Seriously, it looks like a blown up photocopy of the CD art....extremely pixelated. I don't see how they even let it pass for release. It's night & day compared to the MOV version. PLUS there's no booklet in the Friday Music tri-fold version!
Bukelv
I agree with you 100%. I can't believe they let it pass for release either. Truly shocking cover art. Colours are washed out. Definition is terrible too. No sharpness. I was told "this is as good as you'll get, as the original cover art was lost". That's nonsense. The MOV version released at a similar time, looks great. And it makes the Friday Music version look fake.
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