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The Best of David Bowie 1969-1974

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Album: The Best of David Bowie 1969-1974
# Song Title   Time
1)    Jean Genie, The
2)    Space Oddity
3)    Starman
4)    Ziggy Stardust
5)    John, I'm Only Dancing
6)    Rebel Rebel
7)    Let's Spend the Night Together
8)    Suffragette City
9)    Oh! You Pretty Things
10)    Velvet Goldmine
11)    Drive-In Saturday
12)    Diamond Dogs
13)    Changes
14)    Sorrow
15)    Prettiest Star, The
16)    Life on Mars?
17)    Aladdin Sane
18)    Man Who Sold the World, The
19)    Rock & Roll Suicide
20)    All the Young Dudes
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1. The Jean Genie

2. Space Oddity

3. Starman

4. Ziggy Stardust

5. John, I'm Only Dancing

6. Rebel Rebel

7. Let's Spend The Night Together

8. Suffragette City

9. Oh! You Pretty Things

10. Velvet Goldmine

11. Drive-In Saturday

12. Diamond Dogs

13. Changes

14. Sorrow

15. The Prettiest Star

16. Life On Mars?

17. Aladdin Sane

18. The Man Who Sold The World

19. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

20. All The Young Dudes

Performer Notes
  • Recorded between 1969 and 1974. Includes liner notes by Steven Gizicki.
  • This is part of EMI Records' Essential Limited Edition series.
  • Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, keyboards).
  • Liner Note Authors: Steven Gizicki; Kevin Cann.
  • Recording information: 1969-1974.
  • Photographers: Mick Rock ; Brian Ward ; Sukita.
  • Although numerous David Bowie compilations have been released over the years, the three-disc PLATINUM COLLECTION is one of the most thorough overviews of the famously mercurial performer, spanning the years 1969 to 1987. While the first two discs here were previously available individually (covering '69-74 and '74-79, respectively), the third disc marks the debut of the '80-87 retrospective, a wildly eclectic offering that includes revered classics (the restless "Space Oddity" sequel, "Ashes to Ashes," and the pulsing "Fashion"), massive hits (the inescapable "Let's Dance" and the Queen collaboration "Under Pressure"), and rarities (the haunting Brecht/Weill number "Alabama Song" and the chiming "Underground," from the fantasy film LABYRINTH). This 57-track collection is ideal for those wanting to dive deeper than Bowie's celebrated singles. It's also a nice reminder of his avoidance of musical complacency and his insistence on pushing the boundaries of pop music.
Professional Reviews
Melody Maker (11/8/97, p.50) - "...retrospective of the weird and wired world of early David the space of a few years he laid down a sonic and ideological blueprint that so many bands have since pilfered."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[S]ticking mainly to the big singles and classics....Packing in an impressive 57 gives huge value..."

Mojo (Publisher) (2/02, p.84) - "...This neat compilation has manifest ideal point of entry..."
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