This section of Compilations covers the albums The World Of David Bowie (1970) to The Best Of Bowie (1980). The division between LPs and CDs is rather arbitrarily chosen, as in the late 80s and early 90s most compilations were released both on vinyl and CD. Soundtracks and most of the albums containing Decca/Deram material are treated under Soundtracks and Early Works respectively, while several semi-official compilations are discussed under Pirates.
|The World Of David Bowie
(Decca SPA 58), March 1970 (UK)
See Early Works.
(London BP 61829), May 1973 (US)
See Early Works.
(RCA/Victor SRA 9412/13), October 1973 (Japan)
Starman/Moonage Daydream/Five Years/Hang On To Yourself/Suffragette City/Rock 'N' Roll Suicide/The Jean Genie/Time/Let's Spend The Night Together/The Prettiest Star/Watch That Man/Aladdin Sane/Space Oddity/The Man Who Sold The World/The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud/Cygnet Committee/Changes/Life On Mars/Fill Your Heart/Andy Warhol/Black Country Rock/The Width Of A Circle.
This Japanese compilation came with a poster/OBI wrapped around the sleeve.
(RCA RS 1055), May 1976 (UK)
Space Oddity/John I'm Only Dancing/Changes/Ziggy Stardust/Suffragette City/The Jean Genie/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/Young Americans/Fame/Golden Years.
The first pressing of the UK edition (said to be the first 1.000 copies) featured the sax version of 'John I'm Only Dancing' instead of the original single. A 40th Anniversary Edition (Parlophone COBLP 2016), containing the sax version, was released on both clear and black vinyl.
For decades, the only CD was the original RCA edition (PD 81732) from 1984. The 40th Anniversary Edition of the European (Parlophone COBCDX 2016) and Australian (Parlophone 9029599409) editions contain the sax version, whereas the US/Canadian (Parlophone RP2 94099) edition features the original single version.
|David Bowie Special
(RCA SRA 9412/13), November 1976 (Japan)
Reissue of Best Deluxe.
(RCA PL 42993), July 1979 (The Netherlands)
Rebel Rebel/Changes/Aladdin Sane/All The Young Dudes/Cracked Actor/Rock 'N' Roll With Me/Watch That Man/Diamond Dogs/Rock 'N' Roll Suicide.
(Starcall Star 101), September 1979 (Australia)
Starman/Aladdin Sane/Sorrow/Diamond Dogs/1984/Breaking Glass/"Heroes"/V-2 Schneider/Beauty And The Beast/Boys Keep Swinging/DJ/Look Back In Anger.