Documentary following five years of Bowie's early career, from the late 1960s through to the on-stage death of Ziggy Stardust in 1973 and features never seen before archive interviews with some of Bowie's earliest collaborators.
In a career chock full of "you've never seen him like this" moments, you've never seen David Bowie as you will in A Reality Tour. The rock legend and his ace band blaze through stunners ... See full summary »
The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy From... See full summary »
David Bowie's masterful music video performing one of his greatest hits of the 1980's "Modern Love". Bowie's sing and dance act is followed along a great band in front of an enthusiastic ... See full summary »
The title "Five Years" is also the title of the opening song to Bowie's Ziggy Stardust album. See more »
Incomplete, like any abridged work, but a fine production
First of all I wanted to mention one thing -- during one scene, a sort of a cappella version of "Starman" is part of the soundtrack. If somebody knows where I can find a copy of that beautiful remix, I would be most grateful! Still I almost doubt it was ever done to completion.... I hope I'm wrong because it is truly sublime.
I enjoyed watching this mainly for the clips of David Bowie himself, as tends to be the case. I wasn't thrilled by the omission of certain eras, but the media tends to focus most heavily on the Ziggy Stardust stuff anyway. I thought the production quality was really fine, and I enjoyed the relatively quick summary of his career. Really a great thing for an introduction to him as an artist, but not a whole lot of new information for anyone who has seen video clips online, read about him, and pieced together the personal history from their own "research."
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