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Wednesday March 25, 2015
For today's #DiggingDeep, where we highlight album cuts from a particular artist, we feature The Man himself: David Bowie.
Please Mr. Gravedigger from the 1967 LP David Bowie
Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise) from the 1974 LP Diamond Dogs
Try Some, Buy Some from the 2003 LP Reality
He evidently planned on a follow-up to PinUps in the mid-70s that never happened. He revived one song slated for it, George Harrison's lost classic "Try Some Buy Some," for 2003's Reality. Not coincidentally Harrison had died of cancer the year before and this homage is fitting. Its anti-materialism message is in line with his Beatle track "I Me Mine" but it also has a bit Harrison spiritualism mixed in there too. The best part is the melody, which Bowie brings to the forefront with his majestic voice.
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