Nothing Has Changed

Nothing Has Changed

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by David Bowie
     
 
Nothing Has Changed is a bit of a cheeky title for a career retrospective from an artist who is known as a chameleon, and this triple-disc compilation has other tricks up its sleeve. Chief among these is sequencing the SuperDeluxe 59-track set in reverse chronological order, so it opens with the brand-new, jazz-inflected "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" and

Overview

Nothing Has Changed is a bit of a cheeky title for a career retrospective from an artist who is known as a chameleon, and this triple-disc compilation has other tricks up its sleeve. Chief among these is sequencing the SuperDeluxe 59-track set in reverse chronological order, so it opens with the brand-new, jazz-inflected "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" and concludes with David Bowie's debut single, "Liza Jane." On paper, this seems a bit like a stunt, but in actuality it's a sly way to revisit and recontextualize a career that has been compiled many, many times before. Previously, there have been single discs, double discs, and triple-disc boxes, but the largest of these was Sound + Vision, a box released in 1989, and the most recent was 2002's The Best of Bowie, which featured slightly different track listings in different territories but generally stopped in the late '90s. The two-CD version of Nothing Has Changed resembles this 2002 set -- there are absences, notably "John, I'm Only Dancing," "Diamond Dogs," and "TVC15," but they're not noticed among the parade of standards -- but it's easily overshadowed by the triple-disc SuperDeluxe set. This version of Nothing Has Changed touches upon nearly every phrase of Bowie's career, bypassing Tin Machine but finding space for early pre-"Space Oddity" singles that often don't make Bowie's comps, and naturally it samples from his fine Y2K records, plus his 2013 comeback The Next Day. This expansiveness alone would be noteworthy, but when it's combined with the reverse sequencing the compilation forces listeners to reconsider an artist whose legacy seemed so set in stone it appropriately was enshrined in museums. Obvious high-water marks are undersold -- there's not as much Ziggy as usual, nor as much Berlin -- so other eras can also enter the canon, whether it's the assured maturity of the new millennium or the appealing juvenilia of the '60s. The end result is something unexpected: a compilation that makes us hear an artist we know well in a whole new way.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/2014
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0888750309723
catalogNumber:
503097
Rank:
20459

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Space Oddity
  2. The Man Who Sold the World
  3. Changes
  4. Oh! You Pretty Things
  5. Life on Mars?
  6. Starman
  7. Ziggy Stardust
  8. Moonage Daydream
  9. The Jean Genie
  10. All the Young Dudes
  11. Drive-In Saturday
  12. Sorrow
  13. Rebel Rebel
  14. Young Americans
  15. Fame
  16. Golden Years
  17. Sound and Vision
  18. Heroes
  19. Boys Keep Swinging
  20. Fashion
  21. Ashes to Ashes

Disc 2

  1. Under Pressure
  2. Let's Dance
  3. China Girl
  4. Modern Love
  5. Blue Jean
  6. This Is Not America
  7. Dancing in the Street
  8. Absolute Beginners
  9. Jump They Say
  10. Hallo Spaceboy
  11. Little Wonder
  12. I'm Afraid of Americans
  13. Thursday's Child
  14. Everyone Says "Hi"
  15. New Killer Star
  16. Love Is Lost
  17. Where Are We Now?
  18. Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Bowie   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals
Freddie Mercury   Vocals
Jay Anderson   Bass
Scott Robinson   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Contrabass Clarinet
Brian May   Guitar
Roger Taylor   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Frank Kimbrough   Piano
Maria Schneider   Conductor
John Deacon   Bass Guitar
Greg Gisbert   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Tony Kadleck   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ben Monder   Guitar
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
Rich Perry   Tenor Saxophone
Donny McCaslin   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
David Richards   Piano
George Flynn   Bass Trombone,Contrabass Trombone
Mark Guiliana   Drums
Ryan Keberle   Trombone,Soloist
Marshall Gilkes   Trombone
Mike Rodriguez   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Augie Haas   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
David Pietro   Clarinet,Alto Flute,Soprano Saxophone
Jesse Han   Flute,Alto Flute,Bass Flute

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Freddie Mercury   Composer
Nine Inch Nails   Producer
Iggy Pop   Composer
Queen   Producer
Pat Metheny   Composer,Producer
Brian May   Composer
Clive Langer   Producer
Nile Rodgers   Producer
Mick Ronson   Arranger
Roger Taylor   Composer
Ken Scott   Producer,Engineer
Maria Schneider   Arranger,Composer
Carlos Alomar   Composer
Derek Bramble   Producer
Bob Clearmountain   Engineer
John Deacon   Composer
Brian Eno   Composer,Producer
Bob Feldman   Composer
Reeves Gabrels   Composer,Producer
Jerry Goldstein   Composer
Richard Gottehrer   Composer
Ivy Jo Hunter   Composer
Kevin Killen   Engineer
Harry Maslin   Producer
Lyle Mays   Composer
Mike Moran   Engineer
Hugh Padgham   Producer,Engineer
Brian Rawling   Producer
Trent Reznor   Producer
Gary Tole   Engineer
Tony Visconti   Producer,Engineer,Remixing,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer,Guitar Engineer,Guitar Producer
Alan Winstanley   Producer
Mark Plati   Composer,Engineer
Danny Lohner   Producer
Brian Pollack   Engineer
David Richards   Producer,Engineer
Paul Bateman   Composer
Keith Hillebrandt   Producer
Bob Bhamra   Composer
Steve Schapiro   Photo Courtesy
Gary Miller   Programming,Producer
Charlie Clouser   Producer
Mario McNulty   Engineer
Andrew Grassi   Engineer
Dave "Rave" Ogilvie   Producer
William Stevenson   Composer
Jimmy King   Back Cover Photo
Jon Golberger   Engineer

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Nothing Has Changed 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love david bowie.this cd collection is perfect when you're  driving in the car or chchilling at home. i love that it has two disks!the first disk has his more popular songs.i also love the cover art.young bowie and now bowie.