Bowie, David - Best Of Bowie


Year of Release: 2002
Label: Virgin Records
Catalog Number: 41929
Format: CD
Total Time: 75:55:00

The chameleon of rock music has yet another best of collection. I know what you are thinking ... were do you draw the line? Well, I must say for only one CD of songs this collection does a nice job of capturing the highlights of David Bowie's career thus far. If this is not enough for you, there is a two-disc set available, and all tolled there some 16 different versions available worldwide of this collection to satisfy each territory's distinctive tastes. Do you think it sounds ludicrous that there could be that many versions of one album? I did. Well, primarily you must consider the popularity of Bowie and the vociferous collectors that will be more than happy to seek out every single version of Best Of Bowie. That kind of approach is necessary to satisfy his worldwide fan base. There has not been an all-encompassing collection available until now, and one that so succinctly focuses on this man's career.

The eye-catching cover manages to combine the many faces and facets of this legendary performer into one cover, which is not an easy undertaking. I have heard all of these songs repeatedly and I can honestly say I never tire of them. This kind of collection shows off the variety and talent that Bowie has offered us over the last three decades. I cannot think of any other artist that has reinvented himself so many times and with such tremendous success as David has. He is a very unusual artist and a rock treasure all wrapped into one complete package. The bottom line is ... best of packages do not get any better than this. Even if you have everything he has ever done you will want this CD!


Tracklisting:
(Single-disc version (US)) Space Oddity (5:13) / Changes (3:32) / Suffragette City (3:25) / Ziggy Stardust (3:13) / The Jean Genie (4:06) / Rebel Rebel (2:58) / Young Americans (3:11) / Fame (4:16) / Golden Years (3:29) / Heroes (3:33) / Ashes To Ashes (3:35) / Fashion (3:23) / Under Pressure (w/Queen) (4:09) / Let's Dance (4:08) / China Girl (4:15) / Modern Love (4:46) / Blue Jean (3:10) / Dancing In The Street (w/Mick Jagger) (3:22) / This Is Not America (w/Pat Methany) (3:52) / I'm Afraid Of Americans (4:30)

(Double-disc version (US): Space Oddity (5:13) / The Man Who Sold The World (3:59) / Changes (3:32) / Life On Mars? (3:53) / Moonage Daydream (4:40) / Suffragette City (3:25) / Ziggy Stardust (3:13) / All The Young Dudes (4:13) / The Jean Genie (4:06) / Panic In Detroit (4:28) / Rebel Rebel (2:58) / Diamond Dogs (6:06) / Young Americans (3:11) / Fame (4:16) / Golden Years (3:29) / TVC15 (3:35) / Sound And Vision (3:05) / Heroes (3:33) / D.J. (4:00) / Ashes To Ashes (3:35) / Fashion (3:23) / Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (3:34) / Under Pressure (w/Queen) (4:09) / Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (4:13) / Let's Dance (4:08) / China Girl (4:15) / Modern Love (4:46) / Blue Jean (3:10) / Dancing In The Street (w/Mick Jagger) (3:22) / Absolute Beginners (5:39) / Time Will Crawl (4:20) / Under The God (4:07) / Jump They Say (3:54) / The Heart's Filthy Lesson (3:34) / / I'm Afraid Of Americans (4:30) / Thursday's Child (4:27) / Slow Burn (3:57)

Musicians:
David Bowie - vocals
Charles Clouser, Keith Hillebrandt, Danny Lohner, Trent Reznor, Dave Ogilvie, others?

Discography:
Space Oddity (1969)
The Man Who Sold The World (1970)
Honky Dory (1972)
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust (1972/2002)
Aladdin Sane (1973)
Pin-Ups (1973)
Images 1966-1967 (1973)
Diamond Dogs (1974/2004*)
David Live (1974)
Young Americans (1975)
Station To Station (1976)
Low (1977)
Heroes (1977)
Stage (1978)
Lodger (1979)
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980)
Let's Dance (1983)
Love You 'Til Tuesday (1984)
Tonight (1984)
Never Let Me Down (1987)
Sound + Vision (1989)
Changesbowie (1990)
Early On (1964-1966) (1991)
Black Tie White Noise (1993)
Singles 1969 - 1993 (1993)
Rarest One Bowie (1995)
Santa Monica '72 (1995)
Outside (1995)
Buddha Of Suburbia (1995)
Earthling (1997)
All Saints - Collected Instrumentals 1977-1999 (2001)
Heathen (2002)
Best Of Bowie (2002)
Club Bowie (2003)
Reality (2003)
Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (DVD) (2003)
Inside Bowie And The Spiders (1969-1974)-An Independent Critical Review (DVD) (2004)

Genre: Rock

Origin UK

Added: November 3rd 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Score:
Artist website: www.davidbowie.com
Hits: 524
Language: english

  

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