So we have re-mastered copies of David Bowie (or Space Oddity if you prefer), The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane along with live albums the Pin Ups cover album and various oddities and rare tracks.
Thankfully I was able to play them through Spotify as the actual physical CDs cost a massive £98. Admittedly they do come in a fine package with booklets and information etc but can that justify the price tag when many artists are now having five albums bundled for anything down to a tenner?
There seems to be a rift between the "let's bundle them up and sell them cheap" and "these are superior artists who you need to pay for."
Mind you to my mind there are only three artists that have brought out five albums of complete excellence in a row and they are Pink Floyd and the Beatles. Of course you may disagree. But to be that good over a five year period is some achievement. I forgot just how sombre some of Bowie's early work was with the subject of madness never far from the surface.