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Bowie In Berlin by Thomas Jerome Seabrook
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Aug 05, 2011

Fascinating and engrossing, and very easy to read for someone who is new to Bowie and new to a lot of the musical/recording technology terms used. The book provides an incredibly well-researched look into what is widely referred to as the most influential period of Bowie's career. Songs I had heard from either "Low", "Heroes", or "Lodger", which I didn't necessarily /like/, I appreciate so much more: I understand what he was trying to do, and on re-listening to the songs, I can hear and comprehend.

While the book focuses mainly on Bowie's musical evolution, it also looks at his personal transformation during the time period, as is mirrored in the albums, and it's truly inspirational how he managed to pull himself back up out of the pit he was in. And again, this just adds more insight into the songs/albums themselves which helps me to appreciate them even more.

All in all...absolutely fascinating and highly, highly recommended to anyone even slightly interested in David Bowie.
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