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 MP3 compilations are covered. Also see Counterfeits.



David Bowie Special David Bowie Special
1998 (Indonesia).

An Indonesian CD containing MP3s of the albums Hunky Dory, Pin Ups, David Live, Young Americans, Station To Station, Stage, ChangesBowie, the Bowie tracks from Absolute Beginners, Never Let Me Down, Black Tie White Noise and Earthling, including bonus tracks from the Ryko editions.

David Bowie MP3 1969-1980David Bowie MP3 1983-1999 Collection Of Studio Albums 1969-1980/1983-1999 [in Russian]
1999 (Russia).

If there are definite pirate albums in the true sense of the word, then these Russian 2CD MP3 collections should be it. CD1 covers David Bowie to Scary Monsters (plus bonus tracks from the Ryko re-releases and several singles and Brian Eno's Another Green World), CD2 Let's Dance to hours... (plus Ryko tracks and Eno's Before And After Science, Nerve Net and Bang On A Can).

David Bowie MP3 1969-1980 Record Library In A Pocket [in Russian]
2001 (Russia).

This 2CD covers David Bowie (listed as Love You Till Tuesday) to hours... (but omits Stage and Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture).

David Bowie MP3 1969-1980David Bowie MP3 1983-1999David Bowie MP3 1983-1999 Rebel Rebel (1969-1975)/Son Of A Silent Age (1976-1987)/The Glass Spider (1989-2002)
2002 (Russia).

Updated and enhanced version of the Collection Of Studio Albums, encoded in 192 instead of 128 kbps and adding Heathen plus the live albums David Live and Stage (both on CD2).

Diamond Collection Diamond Collection
2003 (Russia).

Containing every album from Station To Station to Reality, plus David Live, the Ryko bonus tracks (as 'Singles') and the Heathen bonus disc, but minus Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture.

Digital Collection Musical Collection [in Russian]
ZHMI CD07-001, 2006 (Russia).

Contains 112 selected tracks from the debut album to Reality.

MP3 CollectionMP3 CollectionMP3 Collection MP3 Collection
MP3DM-648-5/6/7, 2006 (Russia).

Yet another career-spanning MP3 collection from Russia. Apparently nobody informed the art director that the guy on the picture of CD1 isn't even David!