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Diamond Dogs (1974)

Artist: David Bowie
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Format: CD
Sku: 60360627
UPC: 724352190409
UPC 14: 00724352190409
Release Date: 9/28/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Future Legend ~ David Bowie
2. Diamond Dogs ~ David Bowie
3. Sweet Thing ~ David Bowie
4. Candidate ~ David Bowie
5. Sweet Thing (Reprise) ~ David Bowie
6. Rebel Rebel ~ David Bowie
7. Rock 'N' Roll With Me ~ David Bowie
8. We Are The Dead ~ David Bowie
9. 1984 ~ David Bowie
10. Big Brother ~ David Bowie
11. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family ~ David Bowie

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Composer: David Bowie.
Muze PNote Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, Mellotron, Moog synthesizer); David Bowie; Tony Newman (drums); Alan Parker (guitar); Tony Visconti (strings); Mike Garson (piano, keyboards); Aynsley Dunbar (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: David Bowie; Keith Harwood; Tony Visconti.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Nigel Reeve; Peter Mew.
Muze PNote Audio Remixers: Toby Mountain; Jonathan Wyner.
Muze PNote Recording information: Island Studios, London, England (10/1973-02/1974); Olympic Studio, London, England (10/1973-02/1974); Studio L Ludolf Machineweg, Hilversum, The Netherlands (10/1973-02/1974).
Muze PNote Photographers: Ken Regan; Lee Black Childers.
Muze PNote Arrangers: David Bowie; Tony Visconti.
Muze PNote After George Orwell's widow refused Bowie the right to use 1984 as the title of his forthcoming album, he instead used the novel as a conceptual blueprint for what became DIAMOND DOGS. Accompanied only by keyboardist Mike Garson, bassist Herbie Flowers, and drummers Aynsley Dunbar and Tony Newman, Bowie played guitar, sax, Moog, and Mellotron, in addition to his contributions as vocalist, composer, arranger, and producer of the album. With the Orwellian themes as a loose backdrop, DIAMOND DOGS has much of the apocalyptic sense of future shock that informed ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS.
Muze PNote While the album doesn't have the musical punch or the songwriting strengths of ZIGGY, its gems make it more than worthwhile. The lush strings and dominant wah-wah guitar of "1984" seem like a nod to Isaac Hayes, while Bowie's howls and snarling sax on the title track make it instantly memorable. The glam rock classic "Rebel Rebel," with its edgy guitar riff and strutting 4/4 beat, is the disc's highlight, and one of Bowie's all-time great songs. Amidst the imagery of a gray, totalitarian future, Bowie injected some optimism by including the nostalgic "Rock 'N' Roll With Me," a good time, rootsy number that presaged his next transformation into the blue-eyed soul singer of YOUNG AMERICANS.

Producer: David Bowie; David Bowie

Engineer: Keith Harwood; Keith Harwood

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Mike Garson

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Labyrinth
Muze Music Compilations Pretty Woman
Muze Music Compilations Grosse Point Blank
Muze Music Compilations Trainspotting 2
Muze Music Compilations Diamond Dogs
Muze Music Compilations Darkside
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 3-Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Training Day (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Underworld (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
Muze Music Compilations Christmas Classics
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music: 80's
Muze Music Compilations Now: Classic Rock
Muze Music Compilations Pirate Radio (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Dexter Season 4 (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Kids Are Alright (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Isles Of Wonder:opening Ceremony/2012
Muze Music Compilations Once More With Feeling Singles 95-04
Muze Music Compilations 20 Feet From Stardom (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Guardians Of The Galaxy (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Guardians Of The Galaxy:mix V1 (ost)
Muze Music Compilations While We're Young (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Private Dancer:30th Anniversary Ed

Associated Artists and Works

Belew, Adrian
Classic Rock String Quartet
Classic Rock String Quartet (Th
Labyrinth [1986] ~ Jones, Trevor (Composer)
Time and Place [Digipak] ~ Martin, Claire (Vocals)
Michael Gaither
Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf ~ Original Soundtrack
Labyrinth [1986] ~ Original Soundtrack
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture [30th Anniversa ~ Original Soundtrack
Scumfrog (The)
Scumfrog Vs. David Bowie
Vitamin String Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/06/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1974
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5219040
Music Label Name Label : Virgin
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD
Music UPC UPC : 00724352190409

Professional Reviews

Q (11/99, pp.140-1)
- 5 stars out of 5 - "...all apocalyptic doom and nightmare vision...fueled by cocaine psychosis, Watergate and the three-day week. This slice of literary concept rock has improved with age..."

Uncut (p.118)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "[Y]ou could still argue that DOGS was the first bling bling album; a brutally urban, hardcore artefact."

Mojo (Publisher)
(2/02, p.84)
- "...A melange of rock'n'roll pastiche, Stateside superfunk and outbursts of avant-garde noise...compares well with its more successful, accessible predecessors, ZIGGY and ALADDIN SANE."

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