Pirate albums are LPs or CDs that at first sight appear to be regular releases, but in fact are bootlegs pretending to be official albums; also included are a few bootlegs that were available through official channels plus several semi-official albums (from countries that have no copyright laws). In this section the CDs Greatest Hits First Presentation to Beautiful Pops Explosion are covered. Also see Counterfeits.
|Greatest Hits First Presentation
(ARC G1), 1988 (Japan)
Five Years/Ziggy Stardust/1984/Changes/Starman.
An odd 3" CD-single that pretended to introduce the then upcoming Rykodisc reissues. The five tracks, however, have been taken from vinyl.
(RCA PL 45406), 1989 (Japan)
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.
This is a Japanese pirate CD of the official compilation LP, that has never officially been released on CD. All tracks have been taken from vinyl.
(TF T-2019), 1990 (Japan)
Space Oddity/Changes/Rebel Rebel/Ziggy Stardust/1984/Golden Years/Young Americans/Suffragette City/Diamond Dogs/Lady Stardust/TVC 15/Sound And Vision/The Jean Genie/"Heroes"/Fame/Starman.
|Billboard Hits US
(Thecodisk B-0033), 1990 (Japan)
Starman/Changes/John I'm Only Dancing/TVC 15/Fame/Space Oddity/Ziggy Stardust/I Can't Explain/Rebel Rebel/Sound And Vision/"Heroes".
(VC-3037), 1990 (Japan)
The Man Who Sold The World/Changes/Space Oddity (demo)/Soul Love (live1)/Ziggy Stardust (live2)/Suffragette City (live3)/Panic In Detroit/The Jean Genie (live1)/Fame (live1)/Speed Of Life/Sound And Vision/Joe The Lion/Rebel Rebel (US)/TVC 15/Warszawa (live4)/"Heroes" (live1).
(SH-1733), 1992? (Japan)
Same tracks as on Billboard Hits US above.
|Big Artist Album
(AILE GR-42), 1992? (Japan)
Ziggy Stardust/Yound American/"Heroes"/Fame/Golden Years/Sound And Vision/Beauty And The Beast/1984/Rock 'N' Roll Suicide/Five Years/Starman/Changes.
(Excellent EX-100), 1992? (Japan)
Sound And Vision/Ziggy Stardus/Starman/Changes/Quicksand/Song For Bob Dylan/The Bewlay Brothers/I Can't Explain/Five Years/Soul Love/It Ain't Easy/Lady Stardust/Rock 'N' Roll Suicide.
(Office 55 GPO-168), 1992 (Japan)
Starman/Fame/Space Oddity/Sound And Vision/Golden Years/Young Americans/Changes/1984/"Heroes"/Five Years/Lady Stardust/Ziggy Stardust.