The Bowie Post 2: The Bowiempire Strikes Back

I planned on posting even more Bowie goodies tonight but I’m getting close to my bandwidth limit so I need to spread things out a bit. I’m still looking for a good solution to my bandwidth woes. Right now I get 300GB a month and I usually use about 275-290 of that – so it won’t be long until I have to start cutting back on the amount of files I post. I really don’t want to do that! If anyone knows of a good cheap provider let me know. And if someone recommends a service like Rapidshare or Megaupload I will hunt you down and smite you.

The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Stigmata Film Only Version)
We Shall Go To Town
We All Go Through
No-One Calls
This album is kind of “meh” to me. For every song I love on it there’s another I can’t stand. “Thursday’s Child” is one of Bowie’s worst to me, and I’m also not a real big fan of “Survive” and “Seven”. However, I can never get enough of “The Dreamers”, “New Angels Of Promise” and “The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell” which I think was Bowie’s best rocker since “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps).” This version of “Pretty Things…” is not the one that’s on the soundtrack to Stigmata, its the one that is in the actual movie. Very fast-paced, very-jungle, probably was a version left over from the Earthling sessions. The rest of the tracks I’m including are B-sides. There’s some stuff from Omikron on the disc as well, and I might put that up later.

Wood Jackson
When The Boys Come Marching Home
Baby Loves That Way
You’ve Got A Habit Of Leaving
Shadow Man
Of all the albums featured in the box set this one is my favorite. The dark, somber tone of the album works great and creates a great mood never comes off as boring (something that much of Bowie’s latter-day ballads have sadly done). “Sunday”, “Slow Burn” and “A Better Future” are all stand-out cuts. The covers of “I’ve Been Waiting For You” and The Pixies’ “Cactus” are good too.

The bonus disc for Heathen is the best of the box too if you’re looking for original recordings. Only three of the ten tracks are remixes and the rest are entirely new (or newly recorded) tracks. I put up all of the B-sides, the remixes are kind of bland. Most of the B-sides are good, and “Safe” is so good that I can’t figure out why it was cut off the album.

4 Responses to “The Bowie Post 2: The Bowiempire Strikes Back”

  1. question says:

    are these going to become available again or are they off for good?

  2. davidbowiefan says:

    Have that have all the songs you’ve posted of Bowies so far!



    Thanks for posting them though I needed to redownload a few of them since I couldn’t find my other copies at the moment.

  3. Steve Marine says:


    I have been trying forever to find the import cd single that contained the final two b-sides from HEATHEN I was missing: “Safe” & “Baby Loves That Way”. I was even contemplating buying the box set just to get those two songs. Thank you so much for posting those. I agree with you…”Safe” is amazing and I can’t believe it wasn’t on the album proper. (I feel the same way about “Fly” off of the REALITY cd.) I saw the REALITY tour as well and it was truly amazing. Bowie IS God!!!

  4. AcE says:

    please please I have been looking for several of these songs, and when I thought the search was over I find links are no longer available… could you upload them again please? thx

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