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The Platinum Collection

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Diving into a new David Bowie collection is all about comfort. The listener should land somewhere between the reliable pool of radio staples like "Golden Years," "Suffragette City," and "Let's Dance" and the deep water of fan favorites like "TVC 15" and "Look Back in Anger." EMI's three-disc Platinum Collection does an awfully good job of placating fans of both reservoirs, focusing on the Thin White Duke's mercurial 1969-1987 offerings. Each disc covers an era -- 1969-1974, 1974-1979, and 1980-1987 -- allowing time for both classics "Starman" and obscurities "Velvet Goldmine". The Platinum Collection gets high marks for the inclusion of oft-overlooked gems such...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Diving into a new David Bowie collection is all about comfort. The listener should land somewhere between the reliable pool of radio staples like "Golden Years," "Suffragette City," and "Let's Dance" and the deep water of fan favorites like "TVC 15" and "Look Back in Anger." EMI's three-disc Platinum Collection does an awfully good job of placating fans of both reservoirs, focusing on the Thin White Duke's mercurial 1969-1987 offerings. Each disc covers an era -- 1969-1974, 1974-1979, and 1980-1987 -- allowing time for both classics "Starman" and obscurities "Velvet Goldmine". The Platinum Collection gets high marks for the inclusion of oft-overlooked gems such as "All the Young Dudes" and "Wild Is the Wind," but it's the appearance of soundtrack nuggets like "When the Wind Blows," from the animated nuclear war fable of the same name, "Underground" from Labyrinth, and "Drowned Girl" from the play Baal that sets this anthology apart from others.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/10/2006
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 094633130425
  • Catalog Number: 313043
  • Sales rank: 13,873

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Jean Genie (4:08)
  2. 2 Space Oddity (5:15)
  3. 3 Starman (4:18)
  4. 4 Ziggy Stardust (3:16)
  5. 5 John, I'm Only Dancing (2:42)
  6. 6 Rebel Rebel (4:30)
  7. 7 Let's Spend the Night Together (3:07)
  8. 8 Suffragette City (3:27)
  9. 9 Oh! You Pretty Things (3:14)
  10. 10 Velvet Goldmine (3:11)
  11. 11 Drive-in Saturday (4:29)
  12. 12 Diamond Dogs (6:05)
  13. 13 Changes (3:34)
  14. 14 Sorrow (2:55)
  15. 15 The Prettiest Star (3:14)
  16. 16 Life on Mars (3:52)
  17. 17 Aladdin Sane (5:10)
  18. 18 The Man Who Sold the World (3:56)
  19. 19 Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (3:00)
  20. 20 All the Young Dudes (4:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sound and Vision (3:05)
  2. 2 Golden Years (3:29)
  3. 3 Fame (4:14)
  4. 4 Young Americans (3:15)
  5. 5 John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (7:00)
  6. 6 Can You Hear Me (5:07)
  7. 7 Wild Is the Wind (6:00)
  8. 8 Knock on Wood (3:00)
  9. 9 Tvc 15 (3:34)
  10. 10 1984 (3:29)
  11. 11 It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City (3:49)
  12. 12 Look Back in Anger (3:08)
  13. 13 The Secret Life of Arabia (3:48)
  14. 14 DJ (4:02)
  15. 15 Beauty and the Beast (3:36)
  16. 16 Breaking Glass (1:53)
  17. 17 Boys Keep Swinging (3:20)
  18. 18 Heroes (3:33)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Let's Dance (4:07)
  2. 2 Ashes to Ashes (3:36)
  3. 3 Under Pressure (4:05)
  4. 4 Fashion (3:26)
  5. 5 Modern Love (3:58)
  6. 6 China Girl (4:17)
  7. 7 Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (3:32)
  8. 8 Up the Hill Backwards (3:15)
  9. 9 Alabama Song (3:52)
  10. 10 Drowned Girl (2:26)
  11. 11 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (4:12)
  12. 12 This Is Not America (3:51)
  13. 13 Love the Alien (7:08)
  14. 14 Absolute Beginners (5:37)
  15. 15 When the Wind Blows (3:34)
  16. 16 Blue Jean (3:11)
  17. 17 Day-in Day-Out (4:11)
  18. 18 Time Will Crawl (4:18)
  19. 19 Underground (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Bowie Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Dimitri Tiomkin Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
David Bowie Arranger, Composer, Producer
Steve Cropper Composer
Eddie Floyd Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
John Lennon Composer
Freddie Mercury Composer
Iggy Pop Composer
Queen Producer
Bruce Springsteen Composer
Pat Metheny Composer, Producer
Brian May Composer
Clive Langer Producer
Nile Rodgers Producer
Mick Ronson Arranger
Roger Taylor Composer
Giorgio Moroder Composer, Producer
Bertolt Brecht Composer
Ken Scott Producer, Engineer
Carlos Alomar Composer
Derek Bramble Producer
Paul Buckmaster Arranger
Bob Clearmountain Engineer
Dennis Davis Composer
John Deacon Composer
Gus Dudgeon Producer
Brian Eno Composer
Arif Mardin Producer
Harry Maslin Producer
Lyle Mays Composer
Peter Mew Mastering
George Murray Composer
Hugh Padgham Producer, Engineer
Keith Richards Composer
Tony Visconti Producer, Remixing
Ned Washington Composer
Alan Winstanley Producer
Erdal Kizilcay Composer
Greg Gorman Cover Photo
David Richards Producer
Steve Schapiro Cover Photo
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