RELEASE
July 14, 2009
LABEL
EMI Music Distribution
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock, Art Rock

Album Review

VH1's sadly short-lived series Storytellers was ideal for an old charmer like David Bowie, giving him an intimate platform to spin stories both old and new. When he appeared on the show on August 23, 1999, he was a few months away from releasing Hours..., an album where he comfortably came to terms with his past, so it fits that he's looking back fondly here, telling stories about the Mannish Boys and Iggy Pop, sliding the new tunes "Thursday's Child" and "Seven" in between "Life on Mars?" and "Drive-In Saturday," plus "Can't Help Thinking About Me," a single he released with the Lower Third in 1965. These are all good, relaxed, unplugged readings, but the chief attraction of VH1 Storytellers is, appropriately enough, those stories Bowie tells, as they not only offer a glimpse into the creation of these songs, they do what great stories should do: they entertain. [VH1 Storytellers is available as a CD/DVD package, with the CD containing a mere eight songs and the DVD containing a full program of 12 tunes, adding "Always Crashing in the Same Car" and Tin Machine's "I Can't Read" into the mix.]
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Life on Mars?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Rebel Rebel [Truncated]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Thursday's Childhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Can't Help Thinking About Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. China Girlhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Sevenhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Drive-In Saturdayhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Word on a Winghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Life on Mars? [DVD]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Rebel Rebel [DVD]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Thursday's Child [DVD]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Can't Help Thinking About Me [DVD]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. China Girl [DVD]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Seven [DVD]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Drive-In Saturday [DVD]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Word on a Wing [DVD]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Survive [DVD][*]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. I Can't Read [DVD][*]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Always Crashing in the Same Car [DVD][*]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. If I'm Dreaming My Life [DVD][*]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vh1-storytellers-audio-version/id731935064?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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