This section of Compilations covers the albums Rock Galaxy (1981) to Early Years (1987). 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; titles marked with an * have been reissued on 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.
(RCA BOWLP 3), November 1981 (UK)
Aladdin Sane/Oh! You Pretty Things/Starman/1984/Ashes To Ashes/Sound And Vision/Fashion/Wild Is The Wind/John I'm Only Dancing (Again)/DJ.
Contains the single edits of Ashes To Ashes/Fashion/DJ. Also available on CD (RCA PD 84202).
(RCA RS 1001/SF 8287/SF 8244), 1981?*
|At The Tower Philadelphia
(RCA PL 42993), January 1982 (The Netherlands)
Reissue of Rock Concert.
|Portrait Of A Star
(RCA PL 37700), August 1982 (France)
(RCA PL 45406), December 1982 (UK)
Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola/Round And Round/Amsterdam/Holy Holy (1972)/Panic In Detroit (live)/Young Americans/Velvet Goldmine/"Helden"/John I'm Only Dancing (Again)/Alabama Song/Crystal Japan.
Includes the single edits of 'Young Americans' and 'John I'm Only Dancing (Again)' and the English/German version of "Heroes". This title was reissued only as a counterfeit CD.
|Space Oddity/The Man Who Sold The World
(RCA NL 37727), 1983 (France)
Two early albums in a single sleeve.
(RCA TRC 5005), 1983 (South Africa)
(RCA BOWLP 4), August 1983 (UK)
Fashion/Golden Years/Red Sails/Joe The Lion/Look Back In Anger/Scary Monsters/I Can't Explain/Wild Is The Wind/Ashes To Ashes.
Also available on CD (RCA PD 84792).
|Fame And Fashion (David Bowie's All Time Greatest Hits)
(RCA PL 84919), May 1984 (UK)
Space Oddity/Changes/Starman/1984/Young Americans/Fame/Golden Years/TVC 15/"Heroes"/DJ/Fashion/Ashes To Ashes.
Also available on CD (RCA PD 84919).
|Love You Till Tuesday
(Deram BOWIE 1), May 1984 (UK)
See Early Works.