David Bowie, 'New Career In A New Town'
Bowie made some of his most visionary and influential music from 1977 to 1982, the period chronicled in the latest installment in Rhino's career-spanning archival series. This eleven-CD box, thirteen-piece vinyl doorstop features the landmark "Berlin trilogy" of Low, Heroes and Lodger, as well as 1982's Scary Monsters. The collection also has a "Heroes" EP (containing German and French versions of the hit), an expanded version of the live album Stage, a new remix of Lodger by co-producer Tony Visconti and Re:Call 3, a compilation of single versions, non-album tracks and B sides. It also includes a hardcover book with insightful, lively liner notes full of behind-the-scenes stories by Visconti, as well as images of handwritten lyrics, alternate album covers and rare and previously unpublished photos galore. $198 vinyl, $107 CD; amazon.com