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Second Childhood: David Bowie’s “Toy:Box” Is Arriving For His 75th Birthday

Bowiephiles were abuzz last Friday when the news of his fifth all-encompassing ultrabox covering the years 1992-2001 of his career dropped after years of speculation. These massive boxes were an annual event from 2015-2018, but went on hold for three … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 11]

[…continued from last post] “Streetplayer” was a very hardy track, since it went under the remix knife here and laughed off all attempts to drive it off the rails with the new elements woven into its sturdy DNA. French sound … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 10]

[…continued from last post] Finally, Face 3 had one track which was only in this boxed set. “Something In Your Picture [Alternative Album Mix].” The mix had subtly differing balances and slightly different rhythms and synth touches. The backing vocals … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 9]

[…continued from last post] The fourth single from “Fabrique” was a little scarce. While the first three had been issued worldwide, “Something In Your Picture” only seemed to get a release in the UK and Spain. The “Motor Drive” remix … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 8]

[…continued from last post] While Face 2 replicated [in intent, if not execution] the B-side dub mixes of the “Fabrique” cassette B-side, the third disc here was about rounding up the seven and twelve inch single mixes. We had a … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 7]

[…continued from last post] It was track three of Face 2 [“Fabrique” cassette remixes] that an error manifests in this box. It lists a track called “Mutant Mix Mechanik.” That was a B-side dub mix from the “Streetplayer-Mechanik” 12″ being … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 6]

[…continued from last post] Back in the early 80s, the Walkman® portable tape player was a very popular way to enjoy music [but not with me…that’s another story for another day]. Arista was working that pre-recorded tape action with some … Continue reading

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