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David Bowie: The Plastic Soul Review
David Bowie The Plastic Soul Review
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2007     1hr 1min

This DVD examines Bowie's Plastic Soul Era... An era just as creative, magnificent and popular as any other during his life so far, yet one rarely considered as a stand-alone and separate entity within his complete body o...  more »


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Bowie, David, Classic Rock
Studio: Video Music, Inc.
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/07/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 1min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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"Some clips are not so rare but the ones that are rare are worth the purchase for collectors and diehard fans. I was really impressed with the quality of interviews and clips they show in this review of David Bowie. I enjoyed most stories from the people who worked with him and saw him perform regularly back in the years 1974-80. I, too, love the early years because there is so much turmoil in his life through the last half of the 70s that it is the best work that has come out of him in his career.

The trivia game is really a treat if you can get all the answers correct. Some answers are in the movie. Some are not, but try to answer the questions before watching the film and then after the film see how well you do but do look at the answers and answer them all correctly to see the final ultimate rewarding message. The message flashes by too fast, unfortunately. The text design in the package could have been more screen friendly. You need very good eyes to read the text of the trivia game's answers.

There are some parts that are apparent that the producers of the DVD could not get footage so I was disappointed that for one song there was an empty dancefloor with lights just providing some texture; not so creative. Songs from Diamond Dogs [ECD] should have been played a little longer but are briefly mentioned. There are excellent biographies (The David Bowie Story StarDust) about him (Alias David Bowie: A Biography) that have covered what the Diamond Dogs tour was like and how it drained him financially.

When they talk about the level of darkness on the album Station to Station, it is this period of time that his personal life is at his lowest, including the fact that he was losing money every day while he was attached to the deal he made with Mainman's Tony DeFries, the manager.

I think one of the best treats is hearing John Lennon talk about doing a song with Bowie. There's no Bowie of current time discussing his "Plastic Soul" work with a great deal of reflection, but that's likely the hardest footage to gain access to these days if not directly having an interview with the man especially for such a DVD."