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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1989

Songs / Tracks Listing

2003 reissue
CD one

1) "Space Oddity" (Demo version)
2) "The Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud" (includes spoken intro)
3) "The Prettiest Star" (Single version)
4) "London Bye Ta-Ta" (previously unreleased stereo mix)
5) "Black Country Rock"
6) "The Man Who Sold the World"
7) "The Bewlay Brothers"
8) "Changes"
9) "Round and Round" (alternate vocal)
10) "Moonage Daydream"
11) "John, I'm Only Dancing"
12) "Drive-In Saturday"
13) "Panic in Detroit"
14) "Ziggy Stardust" (Live)
15) "White Light White Heat" (Live)
16) "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide" (Live)
17) "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"
18) "Sorrow"
19) "Don't Bring Me Down"

CD two
1) "1984/Dodo"
2)"Big Brother"
3)"Rebel Rebel"
4)"Suffragette City" (Live)
5)"Watch That Man" (Live)
6)"Cracked Actor" (Live)
7)"Young Americans"
9)"After Today"
10)"It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City"
11)"TVC 15"
12)"Wild Is the Wind"
13)"Sound and Vision"
14)"Be My Wife"
15)"Speed of Life"
17)"Joe the Lion"
18)"Sons of the Silent Age"

CD three

1)"Station to Station" (Live)
2)"Warszawa" (Live)
3)"Breaking Glass" (Live)
4)"Red Sails"
5)"Look Back in Anger"
6)"Boys Keep Swinging"
7)"Up the Hill Backwards"
8)"Kingdom Come"
9)"Ashes to Ashes"
10)"Baal's Hymn" (Kurt Weill) (from Baal, 1982) (previously unreleased on CD)-4:00
11)"The Drowned Girl" (Bertolt Brecht, Weill) (from Baal, 1982) (previously unreleased on CD) - 2:24
12)"Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (Bowie, Giorgio Moroder) (from Cat People Original Soundtrack, 1982) - 6:41
13)"China Girl" (Bowie, Iggy Pop) (from Let's Dance, 1983) - 5:32
14)"Ricochet" (from Let's Dance, 1983) - 5:14
15)"Modern Love" (Live) (from "Modern Love" b-side, 1983) (previously unreleased on CD) - 4:47
16)"Loving the Alien" (from Tonight, 1984) - 7:10
17)"Dancing with the Big Boys" (Bowie, Pop, Alomar) (from Tonight, 1984) - 3:34

CD four

1)"Blue Jean" (from Tonight, 1984) - 3:10
2)"Time Will Crawl" (from Never Let Me Down, 1987) - 4:18
3)Tin Machine: "Baby Can Dance" (from Tin Machine, 1989) - 4:57
4)Tin Machine: "Amazing" (Bowie, Reeves Gabrels) (from Tin Machine, 1989) - 3:04
5)Tin Machine: "I Can't Read" (Bowie, Gabrels) (from Tin Machine, 1989) - 4:54
6)Tin Machine: "Shopping for Girls" (Bowie, Gabrels) (from Tin Machine II, 1991) - 3:44
7)Tin Machine: "Goodbye Mr. Ed" (Bowie, Tony Sales, Hunt Sales) (from Tin Machine II, 1991) - 3:24
8)Tin Machine: "Amlapura" (Bowie, Gabrels) (from Tin Machine II, 1991) - 3:46
9)"You've Been Around" (Bowie, Gabrels) (from Black Tie White Noise, 1993) - 4:45
10)"Nite Flights" (Moodswings Back to Basics remix radio edit) (N. Scott Engels) (previously unreleased, original version from Black Tie White Noise, 1993) - 4:35
11)"Pallas Athena" (Gone Midnight Mix) (previously unreleased on CD, original version from Black Tie White Noise, 1993) - 4:21
12)"Jump They Say" (from Black Tie White Noise, 1993) - 4:22
13)"The Buddha of Suburbia" (from The Buddha of Suburbia, 1994) - 4:28
14)"Dead Against It" (from The Buddha of Suburbia, 1994) - 5:48
15)"South Horizon" (from The Buddha of Suburbia, 1994) - 5:26
16)"Pallas Athena" (Live) (from "Seven Years in Tibet" B-side, 1997) - 8:18

Total Time:196:38 (original)
298:03 (reissue)

Line-up / Musicians

Various lineups

Releases information

First release on 6 LP of cyan coloured vinyl
First reissue on 3CDs plus a laser disc
Second Reissue (1991) on 3CDs and a CD-ROM
Third reissue (2003) on 4CDs witrh extra material

Label: Rykodisc
third reissue by EMI (CD: EMI / 5945112)

Thanks to octopus-4 for the addition
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Review by octopus-4
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams
3 stars It as been a pleasure for me discovering that the White Duke is on PA even if "prog related" only that I think is correct, then I have discovered that this boxset was not in the album's list and having bought the vinyl edition before it was retired in 1991, it was a pleasure adding it to the site.

The first edition was of the boxset was made of 6 short LPs on cyan transparent vinyl grouped in three folders of two albumns each and this is the version that I'm going to review which includes songs from the debuts to the last RCA album in 1983.

This is mainly a collector's item full of trivia for people who already knows and loves Bowie. The first song is the demo version of Space Oddity recorded in a hotel's room by Bowie and somebody playing I don't know which instrument, something between a dulcimer and a theremin. It's a funny thing but if you think to discover Bowie from things of this kind you are on the wrong path even if the boxset contains all the "essential" Bowie.

Another interesting thing is the live version of Heroes sung in German that I think was used in the movie's soundtrack of "Christiane F.", Helden, in German. The very good thing of the first release is that it's conceived like a "circle", with Major Tom getting lost in space on the first song and found back on Ashes to Ashes which closes the compilation. The excellent notes inside the package tells it clearly and it's a pity that it has been ignored in the reissues whih include also Tin Machine's works.

It's surely a collector's item and I'm very happy to have bought a copy, it's an excellent addition for who already loves Bowie and has already "everything" and I think it's good enough for all the others, just consider that some demos and early things are not representative of the true Bowie.

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