Review: In 1997, to celebrate David Bowie's 50th birthday, the Thin White Duke was granted a BBC Radio special. It featured nine new versions of some of his favourite songs, all of which were recorded during the rehearsals for a celebratory show in New in late 1996. Happily, these recordings have now been made available for the very first time via ChangesNowBowie, a kind of alternative greatest hits collection. Much of the material is stripped-back and pared down, with Bowie delivering either lo-fi rock revisions (see 'Repetition' and the rip-roaring 'White Light/White Heat'), semi-acoustic translations ('Shopping For Girls', 'Aladdin Sane' and 'The Man Who Sold The World') or slightly orchestrated interpretations ('Quicksand'). It's Bowie as you've never heard him before, and that's got to be a good thing.