Play guitar along with David Bowie in this useful package, with lyrics, music and a specially-recorded CD to help you recreate the essential Bowie sound. Songs include 'Fame', 'Rebel Rebel', 'Ziggy Stardust' and 'Heroes'. The CD contains two specially recorded backing tracks of each song. The first is a full demo with guitar, showing you how it should sound, and a backing for vocals. The second is a backing track without guitar for you to play along with on your guitar. Both versions are without vocals and have instrumental cues so you can sing along too, with or without guitar.
This is a fantastic book and a "must have" for any serious Bowie fans. I've really enjoyed learning these songs and my guitar playing has improved because of it. One of the things I like about this book is the technical range of the songs. Rebel Rebel and Fame are easily mastered, Ziggy Stardust and Suffragette City require more work but are well worth the effort, and Jean Genie and Moonage Daydream push you to increase your chops while being rewarded with some great licks. The backing CD is superb and I've often just listened to it while driving in the car. The only bad thing I can say is that more would be better but eight songs sure beats six. Also if you really want to get that original Bowie sound you'll need an Auto-Wah on Fame and a Wah-Wah on Ziggy. No big deal but they do sound better with the right pedals. The 'Play Guitar With' books have always been ahead of the rest and this is another great hit in the series.
Sean O'Connor - (USA)