The Age of Bowie

  • by Paul Morley
  • Narrated by Paul Morley
  • 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"A handsome six footer with a warm and engaging personality, Davie Jones has all it takes to get to the show business heights including...talent." (David Bowie at 17 in May 1964, writing his own press biography)
Respected arts commentator Paul Morley, one of the team who curated the highly successful retrospective exhibition for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, David Bowie Is..., constructs the definitive story of Bowie that explores how he worked, played, aged, structured his ideas, invented the future, and entered history as someone who could and would never be forgotten. Morley captures the greatest moments of Bowie's career, from the recording studio with the likes of Brian Eno and Tony Visconti to iconic live performances from the 1970s, '80s, and '90s as well as the various encounters and artistic relationships he developed with rock luminaries John Lennon, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop. And of course discuss in detail his much-heralded and critically acclaimed comeback with the release of Black Star just days before his shocking death in New York.
Morley will offer a startling biographical critique of David Bowie's legacy, showing how he never stayed still even when he withdrew from the spotlight, how he always knew his own worth, and how he released a dazzling plethora of mobile Bowies into the world with a bloody-minded determination and a voluptuous imagination to create something amazing that was not there before.

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You already need to know - not a biography

The book was difficult to follow and the language used was somewhat obscure.
(One funny detail was how the author pronounces "br". )

Author assumes you know all about Bowie already, so this is not a biography. Also, this was more like a self opinion, not studied and researched fact telling.
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- Rene

Compelling Tour de Force

This really got into the feeling of being Bowie and being a Bowie fan. It captured the span of rock through Bowie's 50 years in the business and even though he's gone he still seems the freshest thing out there. Paul Morley has written an extraordinary book that does justice to its elusive subject.
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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2017
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK