Guest Appearances treats all albums to which Bowie has contributed at least one original song or version. This section covers Revelations - A Musical Anthology For Glastonbury Fayre (1972) to Beyond The Beach (1994).



RevelationsRevelationsRevelationsRevelations Various Artists: Revelations - A Musical Anthology For Glastonbury Fayre
(Revelation REV 1/2/3), 1972 (UK).

The Supermen.

Bowie was one of the acts playing the Glastonbury Fayre Festival in 1971, performing the following set on 23-06-71: Oh! You Pretty Things/Kooks/Changes/Amsterdam/The Supermen/Memory Of A Free Festival/Song For Bob Dylan; judging from a recording at the Radio Geronimo website, also 'Bombers' was performed. To this 3LP he contributed a live-in-the-studio version of 'The Supermen', recorded during a break in the Ziggy Stardust sessions. This version later appeared as a bonus track on the Rykodisc re-release of Hunky Dory. Other artists on the album include hippie favourites such as The Grateful Dead and Hawkwind. The complete artwork included a silver & black cardboard piece which could be assembled into a pyramid, a booklet explaining artist contributions to the album and a 30 page concert booklet.

In the 1990s, this album has three times unofficially been reissued on CD: on Buccaneer BUC 029/2 (second), on a CD without record label or catalogue number (often referred to as The Electric Score, which is printed on the back; third) and as Glastonbury Fayre (FEST 1/2; bottom). All three were taken from the LP (rather than the master tapes) and include 'The Supermen'.

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(RCA Red Seal RL 12743), May 1978 (UK)

Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67/Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op. 34.

Initial US copies of the LP (RCA Red Seal ARL1 2743) were pressed on green vinyl. In 2014, the album was re-released on red/gold mixed vinyl (Music On Vinyl MOVCL011).

The first edition on CD appeared in 1985 (RCA RD 82743). The first reissue (from 1992; RCA GD60878) came with the 'Nutcracker Suite' as a bonus track (second), whereas the second (from 1994; RCA Victor 09026625632), released as volume 43 in the RCA Victor Basic 100 series, added 'Carnival Of The Animals' (third). A Japanese release from 2003 (RCA/BMG 82876-57413-2; fourth) uniquely added Prokofiev’s 5th Symphony. The next reissue was from 2004 (BMG/RCA Victor 82876 623572), with a nice but somewhat inappropriate Thin White Duke cover (bottom). Peter And The Wold was yet again reissued in 2013 (Sony/RCA 8 88837 65802 7), using the original artwork (with minor modifications) and a mock "green vinyl" CD face that even included the original LP catalogue number.

Tina Turner - Tina Live In Europe Tina Turner: Tina Live In Europe
(Capitol CDS 7 90126 2), 1988 (UK).

Tonight (live)/Let's Dance (live).

Two live duets recorded at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, on 23-03-85. 'Tonight' was successfully released as a single in The Netherlands (Capitol CL 484). An audience recording is available on the Bang Bang (Bang Bang Productions 2407461) 2LP.

Adrian Belew - Young Lions Adrian Belew: Young Lions
(Atlantic 7567-82099-2), 1990 (UK).

Pretty Pink Rose/Gunman.

'Pretty Pink Rose' was released as a single (Atlantic A 7904) from this album.

Best Of Grunge Rock Various Artists: Best Of Grunge Rock
(Priority P2 53708), 1993 (US).

Baby Can Dance (live).

This album includes a live version of Tin Machine's 'Baby Can Dance' (Hamburg, Docks, 24-10-91; same as the Oy, Vey Baby video), alongside Helmet, Mother Love Bone and Smashing Pumpkins.

Mick Ronson - HEaven And Hull Mick Ronson: Heaven And Hull
(Epic 474742 2), 1994 (UK).

Like A Rolling Stone/Colour Me/All The Young Dudes (live).

Bowie provides backing vocals on 'Colour Me' and lead vocal on the other two tracks. Two promo CDs accompanied this album: The Mick Ronson Primer (Epic ESK 6046), with Bowie's 'Ziggy Stardust', and The Mick Ronson Story... Heaven And Hull (Epic 6143), including a short interview with (among others) David.

Beyond The Beach Various Artists: Beyond The Beach
(Upstart UP 012), 1994 (US).

Needles On The Beach.

This compilation of "guitar music from around the globe" has an exclusive Tin Machine instrumental, recorded during the sessions for Tin Machine II.