‘Nothing Has Changed’ set spans David Bowie’s lengthy career

David Bowie‘Nothing Has Changed’
David Bowie (Columbia Legacy)
4 stars out of 5

David Bowie has been a fixture on the popular music scene for almost half a century and has justifiably earned a reputation as one of the all-time great musical chameleons for his ability to reinvent himself every few years. Latest project “Nothing Has Changed” is one of the most ambitious undertakings of the 67-year-old’s Hall of Fame career.

David Bowie CDThe three-CD set brings together a whopping 59 tracks that span Bowie’s career from 1964 to 2014. It includes new single “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime),” which launches the four-hour set and shows (along with last year’s “The Next Day” full-length) that The Thin White Duke still has plenty of gas left in the tank.

The essential Bowie tracks are here — “Blue Jean,” “Modern Love, “Let’s Dance,” “Fashion,” “Young Americans,” “Under Pressure,” “Heroes,” “Golden Years,” “Fame,” “Diamond Dogs,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “The Jean Genie” — as are dozens of deeper cuts and a handful of previously unreleased songs.

Additional standouts include 1971 outtake “Shadow Man,” the James Murphy remix of “Love Is Lost,” a previously unreleased version of “All the Young Dudes,” a 2003 Ken Scott remix of “Life on Mars?”, the original single mix of “Starman” and the Pet Shop Boys remix of “Hallo Spaceboy.” This set is a must for any hard-core Bowie fans. (Jeffrey Sisk)

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