The most recent addition to the “Under Review” DVD series focuses on what would become known as Bowie’s Berlin period from 1976-1979. A particularly fertile period in Bowie’s artistic development, the sessions produced the albums Low, Heroes and Lodger, not to mention Bowie’s production and co-writer credits on Iggy Pop’s albums The Idiot and Lust For Life.

Like all “Under Review” projects, the DVD is made up of insider interviews and old Bowie interview audio commentary. Note: neither Bowie nor Brian Eno (who played a huge role is the sound and direction of this Bowie period) make an appearance here. In essence the two hour affair plays out like an oral history of the era. While not at all essential, it’s still an enjoyable watch and worth adding to your Netflix queue if at all a Bowie fan.

The two tracks below are off of Bowie’s albums Low and Heroes respectively. Nothing from Lodger as I do not own it. Maybe one to pick up in 2007.

MP3: David Bowie :: Speed of Life
MP3: David Bowie :: Heroes
Amazon: David Bowie – Under Review 1976-1979 (DVD)


Seasons Greetings :: Bing Crosby/David Bowie

And what would Christmas be without this unlikely pairing?? That’s right, Bing Crosby paired with David Bowie on “Little Drummer Boy. “ Someone obviously lost a bet on this one.

If you have seen the 1970s television special you will most definitely remember Bowie showing up at Crosby’s home unannounced, in a coke delirium, on Christmas eve in his full-on Ziggy Stardust get up. Just kidding, but wouldn’t that have been great?? Watch a subdued Bowie banter and croon with Bing in the video below via YouTube.

David Bowie & Bing Crosby :: Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy
Video: David Bowie & Bing Crosby :: Little Drummer Boy

Amazon: Bing Crosby & David Bowie – Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy

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