Hours has it all though. The singles from the album are exceptional and stand up with most of Bowie's catalogue and to my ears a lot of the material harks back to Hunky Dory in style. Seven especially would have fitted somewhere between Quicksand and Bewlay Brothers quite nicely.
The album release saw Bowie playing some TV gigs, notably at the Beeb and these hinted at what could have been a great tour much in the same way as a Scary Monsters Tour would have been superb.
Seven - below from the storytellers DVD
Thursdays Child - a fantastic video
The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell
Skip the instrumental!
Sutrvive VH1 Storytellers Version
Thursdays Child - one of his best videos