Best of Bowie [Bonus CD]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Yes, there have been numerous collections chronicling the career of rock's greatest chameleon, but seldom has one cut to the chase as effectively as this set, which presents pristinely remastered, punched up versions of Bowie's personal Top 20. Kicking off with his earliest forays into post-cabaret acoustic rock like the still-mystical "Space Oddity", the album skips off the waves of glitter that he surfed on "Suffragette City" and "The Jean Genie" as well as the streets of Philadelphia, which inspired the soul-flaked "Fame" and "Young Americans." While some eras -- like the dark, moody Low period -- are under-represented, Bowie's forays into post-punk "Fashion" and ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Yes, there have been numerous collections chronicling the career of rock's greatest chameleon, but seldom has one cut to the chase as effectively as this set, which presents pristinely remastered, punched up versions of Bowie's personal Top 20. Kicking off with his earliest forays into post-cabaret acoustic rock like the still-mystical "Space Oddity", the album skips off the waves of glitter that he surfed on "Suffragette City" and "The Jean Genie" as well as the streets of Philadelphia, which inspired the soul-flaked "Fame" and "Young Americans." While some eras -- like the dark, moody Low period -- are under-represented, Bowie's forays into post-punk "Fashion" and dance culture "Let's Dance," presented here in the single version, which omits Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar solo are explored fully. This two-disc set connects the dots of Bowie's musical outlines a bit more boldly than its single-disc companion, particularly in chronicling the harder edge of his glam period in songs like "Panic in Detroit" and the bracing experimentalism of the past decade "This Is Not America" and "Under the God," for instance. A triumph of pairing style with substance, David Bowie's best still sounds fresh.
All Music Guide
David Bowie has switched labels so often his catalog is cluttered with hits compilations, all purporting to be definitive. Since he is one of the few major artists with no compunction against putting all his hits on one disc, they're all excellent, and 2002's Best of Bowie is no exception, no matter which country you live in (brief explanation: sensitive to the needs of fans in different markets, Bowie and EMI/Virgin tailored a different Best of Bowie for every country it was released in -- a collector's and cataloger's nightmare, but the basics apply for each variation). Yeah, there are great songs missing, and it loses a little focus toward the end, but all the big, big hits are here, in great sound and logical sequence. Bowie made more than his share of great albums, but if you just want the highlights, this is as good as Changesbowie in capturing them. [The Best of Bowie was also released in the US and Canada as a double disc set and added some of the great songs that were missing from the single disc set. It also added a few more not as great songs but remains a solid collection.]~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2002
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 724354193026
  • Catalog Number: 419304
  • Sales rank: 22,775

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Space Oddity (5:14)
  2. 2 The Man Who Sold the World (3:59)
  3. 3 Changes (3:35)
  4. 4 Life on Mars? (3:53)
  5. 5 Moonage Daydream (4:40)
  6. 6 Suffragette City (3:27)
  7. 7 Ziggy Stardust (3:15)
  8. 8 All the Young Dudes (4:13)
  9. 9 The Jean Genie (4:08)
  10. 10 Panic in Detroit (4:28)
  11. 11 Rebel Rebel (4:31)
  12. 12 Diamond Dogs (6:06)
  13. 13 Young Americans (3:14)
  14. 14 Fame (4:17)
  15. 15 Golden Years (3:29)
  16. 16 TVC 15 (3:35)
  17. 17 Sound and Vision (3:05)
  18. 18 Heroes (3:37)
  19. 19 DJ (4:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ashes to Ashes (3:38)
  2. 2 Fashion (3:27)
  3. 3 Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (3:34)
  4. 4 Under Pressure - Queen (3:57)
  5. 5 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (4:13)
  6. 6 Let's Dance (4:10)
  7. 7 China Girl (4:18)
  8. 8 Modern Love (4:47)
  9. 9 Blue Jean (3:12)
  10. 10 This Is Not America (3:53)
  11. 11 Dancing in the Street (3:22)
  12. 12 Absolute Beginners (5:39)
  13. 13 Time Will Crawl (4:20)
  14. 14 Under the God (4:07)
  15. 15 Jump They Say (3:54)
  16. 16 The Heart's Filthy Lesson (3:34)
  17. 17 I'm Afraid of Americans (V1) (4:26)
  18. 18 Thursday's Child (4:27)
  19. 19 Slow Burn (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Bowie Primary Artist
Charles Clouser Track Performer
Trent Reznor Track Performer
Dave Ogilvie Track Performer
Danny Lohner Track Performer
Keith Hillebrandt Track Performer
Technical Credits
David Bowie Arranger, Composer, Producer
Queen Composer, Producer
Tin Machine Producer
Pat Metheny Producer
Clive Langer Producer
Nile Rodgers Producer
Mick Ronson Arranger
Giorgio Moroder Producer
Ken Scott Producer, Engineer
Derek Bramble Producer
Paul Buckmaster Arranger
Bob Clearmountain Engineer
Charles Clouser Producer
Gus Dudgeon Producer
Brian Eno Producer
Harry Maslin Producer
Peter Mew Mastering
Mike Moran Engineer
Hugh Padgham Producer, Engineer
Paul Weller Composer
Trent Reznor Producer
Tony Visconti Producer, Remixing
Alan Winstanley Producer
Justin Shirley-Smith Engineer
Dave Ogilvie Producer
Danny Lohner Producer
Brian Pollack Engineer
David Richards Engineer
Rex Ray Cover Design
Keith Hillebrandt Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Bowie

    This is a great sampling of all the Best of Bowie. Each track reminds you of what a great artist he is. This is a must buy for any Bowie fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Compilation

    David Bowie is undoubtedly one of the greatest pioneers of rock and this "Best of Bowie" compilation covers the entire spectrum of his career. However, I did notice some of his best songs missing, particularly from his early work (i.e. Starman, etc...). So, I would buy some more of his albums to supplement it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Every Bowie Song You'll Ever Need!

    There are tons of different versions of the 2002 "Best of Bowie" compilation, and this one is the definate best one of all! Every song on here is just an unbelievable hit! Included on here are all of his famous songs, "Space Oddity", "Changes", "Suffragette City", "Rebel Rebel", "Young Americans", "Fame", "Golden Years", "Under Pressure" and "Let's Dance" among others. There are also some songs that I seem to enjoy a lot, including "Life on Mars?", "All the Young Dudes", "Diamond Dogs", "DJ", "Fashion", "China Girl", "Blue Jean", "This is Not America", "Dancing in the Street" (even though it's a cover song), "Absolute Beginners", "Time Will Crawl", "Jump They Say" and "Thursday's Child". Sure there are only a couple of omitted hits, but that's only due to a lack of capacity. If you have not heard a lot of David Bowie's music, listen to this CD! It will leave you begging to hear more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bowie is one of the best of our time

    David Bowie speaks volumes on politics, sexuality, culture, royalty and the masses. Yet he says so in a good-natured semi-sarcastic way while showing off his musical genius. Being one of his, the Beatles', the Stones' generation, a writer and artist myself, I admire his ability to survive and be heard in the present-day climate of dog eat dog. I especially love "I'm afraid of Americans". Being an American yet of a minority racial descent and a woman, I, too, sometimes fear Americans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What is Panic in Detroit by David Bowie about ?

    Any answers ?

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    Posted August 7, 2009

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