Bowie At The Beeb

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Oct 3, 2000
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. This might not necessarily qualify as an archival record filled with unexpected revelations, but it is filled with wonderful music that deepens appreciation of Bowie's first great blast of creativity. Needless to say, any true fan needs it in their collection...
  2. Bowie at the Beeb isn't just a historic document; it's a fascinating portrait of a man ascending to the height of his musical powers.
  3. 80
    The quality of both performances and recordings is exceptional for the time, with elegant versions of Starman and Oh! You Pretty Things affirming the confident new direction of Bowie's pop sensibility, and muscular renditions of Suffragette City, Queen Bitch and Changes.
  4. Q Magazine
    80
    The songs here are rougher, louder, and often more exciting than their "official" versions. [Nov 2000, p.123]
  5. The peerless BBC archive continues to yield heaven-sent live performances, and none is more enjoyable than this two-disc set surveying David Bowie's early appearances on the British network.
  6. These discs offer a fascinating glimpse into the years when he transformed his words into a persona: Ziggy Stardust, the first anti-rock star.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. KarimaK
    Apr 6, 2005
    10
    fantastic album! bonus disk is just as amazing as the other 2
  2. PeterB
    Sep 17, 2003
    9
    FINALLY ALL THOSE GREAT TRACKS I'VE LISTNED TO FOR MANY MANY YEARS IN VARIOUS QUALITY'S NOW IN GOOD QUALITY!