This section of Compilations covers the albums Sound + Vision (1989) to Beat 600 (1999). 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.



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(Rykodisc RCD 90120/21/22/RCDV-1018), September 1989 (US)

I  Space Oddity (Demo)/The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (UK Single Version)/The Prettiest Star (Single Version)/London Bye Ta-Ta/Black Country Rock/The Man Who Sold The World/The Bewlay Brothers/Changes/Round And Round/Moonage Daydream/John I'm Only Dancing (Sax Version)/Drive-In Saturday/Panic In Detroit/Ziggy Stardust (Live1)/White Light-White Heat (Live1)/Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (Live1).
II  Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere/Sorrow/Don't Bring Me Down/1984-Dodo/Big Brother/Rebel Rebel (US Single Version)/Suffragette City (Live2)/Watch That Man (Live2)/Cracked Actor (Live2)/Young Americans/Fascination/After Today/It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City/TVC 15/Wild Is The Wind.
III  Sound And Vision/Be My Wife/Speed Of Life/"Helden" (Remix)/Joe The Lion/Sons Of The Silent Age/Station To Station (Live3)/Warszawa (Live3)/Breaking Glass (Live3)/Red Sails/Look Back In Anger/Boys Keep Swinging/Up The Hill Backwards/Kingdom Come/Ashes To Ashes.
Plus  John I'm Only Dancing (Live)/Changes (Live)/The Supermen (Live)/Ashes To Ashes (Video).

Released in grammy-winning art box. Live tracks are from the regular albums (1 Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture, 2 David Live and 3 Stage) except the tracks on Sound + Vision Plus, which are from Boston, Music Hall, 01-10-72.

A total of four editions has been released. The first edition has three audio CDs, a Video CD (Sound + Vision Plus) and a 72-page booklet. This edition also was available on 6 LPs or cassettes, in a similar art box. The second edition—in a basswood and birch box—was limited to 350 copies and came with a certificate of authenticity (signed by Bowie himself); it contains the same CDs as the first edition. The third edition, released in 1995, basically is identical to the first, but Sound + Vision Plus now comes on a CD-ROM (which additionally features a demo of the 'Jump' CD-ROM). The fourth edition (RYKO RCD 90130/31/32), from 1996, comes in a simple slipcase and drops the Sound + Vision Plus bonus CD.

The entire set was reissued again in 2003, in a stylish 4CD box containing four inlay cards plus a poster. The tracklisting of this edition is updated and slightly modified:

1  Space Oddity (Demo)/The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (Single Version)/The Prettiest Star (Single Version)/London Bye Ta-Ta (Stereo)/Black Country Rock/The Man Who Sold The World/The Bewlay Brothers/Changes/Round And Round (Alternate Mix)/Moonage Daydream/John I'm Only Dancing (Sax Version)/Drive-In Saturday/Panic In Detroit/Ziggy Stardust (Live1)/White Light-White Heat (Live1)/Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (Live1)/Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere/Sorrow/Don't Bring Me Down.
2  1984-Dodo/Big Brother/Rebel Rebel (US Single Version)/Suffragette City (Live2)/Watch That Man (Live2)/Cracked Actor (Live2)/Young Americans/Fascination/After Today/It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City/TVC 15/Wild Is The Wind/Sound And Vision/Be My Wife/Speed Of Life/"Helden" (Remix)/Joe The Lion/Sons Of The Silent Age.
3  Station To Station (Live3)/Warszawa (Live3)/Breaking Glass (Live3)/Red Sails/Look Back In Anger/Boys Keep Swinging/Up The Hill Backwards/Kingdom Come/Ashes To Ashes/Baal's Hymn/The Drowned Girl/Cat People (Puttin' Out The Fire)/China Girl/Ricochet/Modern Love (Live4)/Loving The Alien/Dancing With The Big Boys.
4  Blue Jean/Time Will Crawl/Baby Can Dance/Amazing/I Can't Read/Shopping For Girls/Goodbye Mr. Ed/Amlapura/You've Been Around/Nite Flights (Moodswings Back To Basics Remix Radio Edit)/Pallas Athena (Gone Midnight Mix)/Jump They Say/Buddha Of Suburbia/Dead Against It/South Horizon/Pallas Athena (Live5)

'The Wild-Eyed Boy From Freecloud' includes the spoken intro as on the Dutch 'Space Oddity' single, 'London Bye Ta-Ta' is a previously unreleased stereo mix, 'Round And Round' is labelled as an alternate vocal take (but in fact is a different mix with the same vocal), 4 Montreal, Forum, 13-07-83 (B-side 'Modern Love' single) and 5 Amsterdam, Paradiso, 10-06-97 (Tao Jones Index 12").

The 2003 edition was repacked yet again in 2014 (Parlophone DBSAVX 1), incorrectly listing 'The Prettiest Star' as the stereo version.

ChangesBowieChangesBowie ChangesBowie Editions on vinyl
(Rykodisc RCD 20171), April 1990 (US)

Space Oddity/John I'm Only Dancing/Changes/Ziggy Stardust/Suffragette City/The Jean Genie/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/Young Americans/Fame 90/Golden Years/"Heroes"/Ashes To Ashes/Fashion/Let's Dance/China Girl/Modern Love/Blue Jean.

The Gass Mix of 'Fame 90' replaces the original version; "Heroes"/Let's Dance/China Girl/Modern Love are included as single edits. RYKO RCD 80171 is an AU20 release from 1996, which restored the original version of 'Fame'. The UK EMI 2LP (EMI DBTV 1) additionally features Life On Mars/Starman/Sound And Vision.

Reissued in France (EMI CDP 7941802) in 1995 in a custom slipcase (bottom).

Early On Early On (1964-1966)
(Rhino R2 70526), 1991 (US)

See Early Works.

Tin Machine Radio Session Tin Machine: Radio Session
(Victory VICP-15014), 1992 (Japan)

Baby Universal/Stateside/If There Is Something/Heaven's In Here.

This Japanese CD covers the Tin Machine session recorded at the BBC on 13-08-91. Unfortunately it lacks 'A Big Hurt', which appeared on the 'Baby Universal' 12" (London/Victory LONX 310).

The Singles CollectionThe Singles CollectionThe Singles CollectionThe Singles Collection The Singles Collection Editions on vinyl
(EMI CDEM 1512), December 1993 (UK)

Space Oddity/Changes/Starman/Ziggy Stardust/Suffragette City/John I'm Only Dancing/The Jean Genie/Drive-In Saturday/Life On Mars/Sorrow/Rebel Rebel/Rock 'N' Roll Suicide/Diamond Dogs/Knock On Wood (live)/Young Americans/Fame/Golden Years/TVC 15/Sound And Vision/"Heroes"/Beauty And The Beast/Boys Keep Swinging/DJ/Alabama Song/Ashes To Ashes/Fashion/Scary Monsters/Under Pressure/Wild Is The Wind/Let's Dance/China Girl/Modern Love/Blue Jean/This Is Not America/Dancing In The Street/Absolute Beginners/Day-In Day-Out.

This 2CD has the single edits of "Heroes"/Let's Dance/China Girl/Modern Love/Absolute Beginners/Day-In Day-Out. Also available as a 3LP (EMI 7243 8 28099 1 3). Released on two separate discs in Australia, as The Singles Collection 1 (EMI 8281002; red cover) and The Singles Collection 2 (EMI 8281012; green cover). Three reissues came in a custom cardboard slipcase: from Belgium (EMI 7243 857252 0, reissued as EMI 7243 857242 1; third) and Spain (as The Bowie Collection, EMI 7243 8 56214 2 0; fourth) in 1997 and France (EMI 7432 523284 2 0; bottom) in 1999.

Also see the US edition (The Singles 1969 To 1993), which has a different tracklisting.

The Singles 1969-1993The Singles The Singles 1969 To 1993 (Featuring His Greatest Hits)
(RYKO RCD 10218/19), December 1993 (US)

Space Oddity/Changes/Oh! You Pretty Things/Life On Mars/Ziggy Stardust/Starman/John I'm Only Dancing/Suffragette City/The Jean Genie/Sorrow/Drive-In Saturday/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/Young Americans/Fame/Golden Years/TVC 15/Be My Wife/Sound And Vision/Beauty And The Beast/"Heroes"/Boys Keep Swinging/DJ/Look Back In Anger/Ashes To Ashes/Fashion/Scary Monsters/Under Pressure/Cat People/Let's Dance/China Girl/Modern Love/Blue Jean/Loving The Alien/Dancing In The Street/Absolute Beginners/Day-In Day-Out/Never Let Me Down/Jump They Say.

The US edition of The Singles has the 7" versions of "Heroes"/DJ/Ashes To Ashes/Fashion/Let's Dance/China Girl/Modern Love/Absolute Beginners/Jump They Say and a unique edits of Space Oddity/TVC 15/Loving The Alien/Dancing In The Street/Day-In Day-Out. The first 40.000 pressings came with a bonus CD-single containing 'Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy' (duet with Bing Crosby).

Issued as The Singles (Featuring His Greatest Hits) to members of the American music club Timelife. This special 33-track edition (RYKO RTL 90218/19; bottom) drops Sorrow/Drive-In Saturday/Be My Wife/Beauty And The Beast/Look Back In Anger/Under Pressure/Cat People/Jump They Say but adds Rock 'N' Roll Suicide/All The Young Dudes (live). The latter, from David Live, is unique for this Timelife edition.

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(Golden Years GY 014), May 1995 (UK)

See Semi-official albums.

Bowie At The Beeb Sampler BBC Sessions 1969-1972 [Sampler]
(NMC NMCD 0072), July 1996 (UK)

See Semi-official albums.

Deram ANthology The Deram Anthology 1966-1968
(Deram 844 784-2), June 1997 (UK)

See Early Works.

The Best Of Bowie 1969/1974The Best Of Bowie 1969/1974 The Best Of David Bowie 1969/1974
(EMI 7243 8 21849 2 8), October 1997 (EC)

The Jean Genie/Space Oddity/Starman/Ziggy Stardust/John I'm Only Dancing/Rebel Rebel/Let's Spend The Night Together/Suffragette City/Oh! You Pretty Things/Velvet Goldmine/Drive-In Saturday/Diamond Dogs/Changes/Sorrow/The Prettiest Star/Life On Mars/Aladdin Sane/The Man Who Sold The World/Rock 'N' Roll Suicide/All The Young Dudes.

Includes the sax version of 'John I'm Only Dancing', a previously unavailable stereo version the 1970 'The Prettiest Star' single and the studio version of 'All The Young Dudes'. The US edition (EMI/Capitol 72438-21320-2-8) (bottom) was released in a digipack with a different cover and highly incorrect liner notes. The word goes that for this particular reason it was withdrawn rather quickly. The Japanese edition (EMI M033647), with a cover identical to the UK issue, drops 'Suffragette City' but adds 'Lady Stardust' as a bonus track.

The Best Of Bowie 1974/1979 The Best Of David Bowie 1974/1979
(EMI 7243 4 94300 2 0), April 1998 (EC)

Sound And Vision/Golden Years/Fame/Young Americans/John I'm Only Dancing (Again)/Can You Hear Me/Wild Is The Wind/Knock On Wood (live)/TVC 15/1984/It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City/Look Back In Anger/The Secret Life Of Arabia/DJ/Beauty And The Beast/Breaking Glass/Boys Keep Swinging/"Heroes".

Includes the single versions of Golden Years/Young Americans/TVC 15/"Heroes". Also see this Advance Listening CD.

Beat 600 Beat 600 - 60's & 70's Golden Nuggest Tracks
(Espresso 565365-2), March 1999 (Italy)

Ragazzo Solo, Ragazzo Sola.

Actually this section is limited to Bowie-only albums, but for a long time this particular Italian compilation of 60s and 70s music was the only official CD featuring the Italian version of 'Space Oddity'. Unfortunately the track has been taken from an LP instead of the master tape...