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Life Beyond Mars (Bowie Covered)


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  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   Oh! You Pretty Things Au Revoir Simone  
  2   Loving The Alien Heartbreak  
  3   Magic Dance (Harold and Baby O in Italy version) Kelley Polar  
  4   Ashes To Ashes Leo Minor  
  5   Looking For Water Carl Craig presents Zoos Of Berlin  
  6   Sweet Thing Drew Brown  
  7   Sound & Vision Matthew Dear  
  8   Golden Years Susumu Yokota  
  9   Repetition The Emperor Machine  
  10   A New Career In A New Town Joakim & The Disco  
  11   Be My Wife Richard Walters & Faultline  
  12   Life On Mars The Thing  


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In 2006, Rapster Records released the acclaimed Exit Music album featuring adventurous new covers of Radiohead songs by artists as diverse as Sa-Ra, Matthew Herbert and Mark Ronson, whose version of ‘Just’ has endured as one of his most indemand tracks.

In 2007, as David Bowie turned 60, Rapster embarked on a follow-up, seeking out electronic artists that have been heavily influenced by the legacy of the Thin White Duke. The brief was open. The selected artist could choose any track from his catalogue and create their own fresh interpretation, however faithful, or different, to the original. The result is a fascinating range of interpretations by some of the leading players in today’s electronic music from Detroit’s Matthew Dear and Carl Craig to Joakim, Kelley Polar, Susumu Yokota and Au Revoir Simone, all tapping into the cryptic, expressionist core of Bowie’s originals.
Bowie’s Low, one of the famed ‘Berlin Trilogy’ produced by Brian Eno, and the pre-Eno R&B and electronics of Station To Station both loom large as an obvious root source to the machine music of 2008. “It was devoid of spirit,” said Bowie of Station To Station. “Even the love songs are detached.” Elsewhere, the new versions reference Ziggy Stardust’s cosmic glam and the cinematic low art of Hunky Dory. Even less acclaimed Bowie albums are re-visited including the Labyrinth soundtrack from 1989 and the dramatic stylings of Tonight from ’84.

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Artist: Various Artists
Album: Life Beyond Mars (Bowie Covered)
Cat #: rr0077cd
Date: 04/08/2008
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Rapster Inc
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Genres: Compilations , Electronic
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