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).
|Various Artists: Revelations - A Musical Anthology For Glastonbury Fayre
(Revelation REV 1/2/3), 1972 (UK).
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'.
|David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev's Peter And The Wolf
(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
(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
(Atlantic 7567-82099-2), 1990 (UK).
Pretty Pink Rose/Gunman.
'Pretty Pink Rose' was released as a single (Atlantic A 7904) from this album.
|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
(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.