Guest Appearances treats all albums to which Bowie has contributed at least one original song or version. This section covers Rustic Overtones' Volume Up (1999) to Scarlett Johansson's Anywhere I Lay My Head (2008).

Rustic Overtones - Volume Up Rustic Overtones: Volume Up
(Arista ARPCD-3741), 1999 (US).

Man Without A Mouth.

Bowie does backing vocals. This Arista promo CD was issued as a sampler almost two years before the Rustic Overtones album Viva Nueva finally appeared on a different label.

SAturday Night Live Various Artists: SNL25 Saturday Night Live - The Musical Performances Volume 1
(Dreamworks 0044-50205-2), 1999 (US).

Scary Monsters (live).

Performed live on 02-08-97. Both 'Little Wonder' and 'Scary Monsters' as performed on Saturday Night Live were already available on The Earthling Chronicles (Dancing Horse DH-005). Other artists include Eric Clapton, Billy Joel and Jewel.

Reeves Gabrels - Ullyses Della NotteReeves Gabrels - Ullyses Della Notte Reeves Gabrels: Ulysses (Della Notte)
(MP3 download-only), 1999.


Dave Grohl, Frank Black, and David Bowie provide guest vocals on 'Jewel'. In 2000, Ulysses was released as a regular CD (bottom).

Storytellers Various Artists: VH1 Storytellers
(Interscope 0694905112), 2000.

China Girl (live).

Has an excellent live version of 'China Girl' from the 1999 VH1 Storytellers program. The complete performance is available on a CD+DVD with the same title.

Rustic Overtones - Viva Nueva Rustic Overtones: Viva Nueva
(Tommy Boy 1471), 2001 (US).

Sector Z/Man Without A Mouth.

'Sector Z' and 'Man Without A Mouth' have vocals from David.

Substitute Placebo: Black Market Music
(Virgin 72438103162), 2001 (US).

Without You I'm Nothing (feat. David Bowie).

The US edition of Placebo's third album has this cooperation with Bowie as a bonus track.

Substitute Various Artists: Substitute - The Songs Of The Who
(Edel 0126242ERE), 2001 (UK).

Pictures Of Lily.

Also features contributions from a/o Pearl Jam, Paul Weller and Sheryl Crow.

Substitute Various Artists: The Concert For New York City
(Columbia COL 505445-2), 2001 (US).

America/"Heroes" (both live).

Bowie opened the concert at New York, Madison Square Garden, 20-10-01 with these two songs. Among the other performers were big names such as The Who, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and organizer Paul McCartney.

Raven Lou Reed: The Raven
(Sire/Reprise 9362-48372-2), 2003 (UK).

Hop Frog.

Bowie is in the company of a/o Laurie Anderson, The Blind Boys Of Alabama and Ornette Coleman as one of the many guests contributing to this album based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Also available as a limited edition 2CD (Sire/Reprise 9362-48373-2).

Peace Songs Various Artists: Peace Songs
(Sony/BMG C2K91772), 2003 (Canada).

Everyone Says 'Hi' (Metro Mix Single Edit).

This War Child charity 2CD also features Moby, Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen plus 27 other artists.

Hope Various Artists: Hope
(London 50466 5846 2), 2003 (UK).

Everyone Says 'Hi' (Metro Mix Single Edit).

The UK edition of the War Child album is a single CD with largely the same artists.

Kristeen Young - Breasicles Kristeen Young: Breasticles
(N Records ZM 00103), 2003 (Portugal).


In 2002, promo CDRs of this album had been distributed with a different version of 'Saviour' (a different vocal from David).

Zig Zag Earl Slick: Zig Zag
(Sanctuary 60868 46712 5), 2003 (US).

Isn't It Evening (The Revolutionary).

Kashmir - No Balance Palace Various Artists: Tommy Boy Presents Hip Hop Roots
(Tommy Boy TB 1625-2), 2005 (US).


Contains an extended 4'49" edit of 'Fame' by Jazzy Jay.

Kashmir - No Balance Palace Kashmir: No Balance Palace
(Sony/BMG 82876727672), 2005 (EC).

The Cynic.

Bowie contibutes his vocal to The Cynic, whereas Lou Reed sings on 'Black Building'.

ONXRT - Live From The Archives Various Artists: ONXRT - Live From The Archives Volume 8
(SRO 6 18368 35052 3), 2005 (US).

Scary Monsters (live).

A 'country and western' version, recorded live at Chicago Trax, 16-10-97. Other artists include Lenny Kravitz, The Cure and Moby.

TV On The Radio: Return To Cookie Mountain TV On The Radio: Return To Cookie Mountain
(4AD CAD2607CD), 2006 (EC).


'Province' has a guest vocal by David.

The Record Producers - Tony Visconti Various Artists: The Record Producers - Tony Visconti
(EMI 5046592), 2007 (UK).

Héros/The Prettiest Star (Original Single Version)/Black Country Rock.

It will come as no surprise that Bowie is well represented on this compilation, which also features Iggy Pop's 'China Girl'.

Anywhere I Lay My Head Scarlett Johansson: Anywhere I Lay My Head
(Atco 8122799258), May 2008 (UK).

Falling Down/Fannin Street.

This album with Tom Waits covers contains two vocal contributions from David. 'Falling Down' was released as a 7" single (Atco 8122799284).

Reflektor Arcade Fire: Reflektor
(Sonovox 3752118), October 2013 (UK).


Bowie contributes two lines to the title track.