2001 - 2002
DAVID BOWIE: 2000 - 2004
2003 - 2004

← 1999 2000 2001 ↓

David Bowie:

Survive

(Virgin 7143 8 96486 76/VSP 1767; EU 01/2000)

Format: 7"

Release notes: picture disc, plastic NC with sticker

Tracks: Survive (Marius de Vries mix) // Survive (live)*

Other notes: *live, Elysée Montmartre, Paris, 14/10/1999


David Bowie:

Survive

(Virgin 7243 8 96487 0 6; EU 01/2000)

Format: CDS

Release notes: enhanced CD with live video, CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: Survive (live) / Thursday's Child (live) / Seven (live) / (video: Survive (live))

Other notes: live, Elysée Montmartre, Paris, 14/10/1999


David Bowie:

Survive

(Virgin 7243 8 96486 0 7; EU 01/2000)

Format: CDS

Release notes: enhanced CD with video, CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: Survive (Marius de Vries mix) / Survive (album version) / The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell (Stigmata film version) / (video: Survive)


David Bowie:

Hours...

(Virgin DBPR72438 48157 2 0; Germany 02/2000)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate pressing, picture disc, plastic NC

Tracks: see Russian issue (1999)

Collector's notes: Another beautiful vinyl release of Hours.... Sadly, the pressing quality isn't any better than on the Russian LP from the previous year.


David Bowie:

I Dig Everything - The 1966 Pye Singles

(Castle ESM10765; UK 06/2000)

Format: 10"LP

Release notes: mono, sticker on cover

Tracks: I'm Not Losing Sleep / I Dig Everything / David Bowie with the Lower Third: Can't Help Thinking about Me* // Do Anything You Say** / Good Morning Girl / David Bowie with the Lower Third: And I Say to Myself

Tracks: 10" issue of 1999 triple single box set, but: *mistitled I Can't Help Thinking about Me on the cover; **alternative mix


David Bowie:

Seven - CD 1

(Virgin 7243 8 96928 2 2 VSCDT1776; EU 07/2000)

Format: CDS

Release notes: jewel case with fold-out insert and back inlay

Tracks: Seven (Marius de Vries mix) / Seven (remix by Beck) / Seven (demo)

Collector's notes: The colour of the disc is silver, which is not properly represented by the scan.


David Bowie:

Seven - CD 2

(Virgin 7243 8 96928 0 8 VSCDX1776; EU 07/2000)

Format: CDS

Release notes: enhanced CD with video, jewel case with insert and back inlay, poster

Tracks: Seven (album version) / I'm Afraid of Americans (Nine Inch Nails V1 mix) / (video: I'm Afraid of Americans)



David Bowie:

Seven - CD 3

(Virgin 7243 8 96929 2 1 VSCDXX1776; EU 07/2000)

Format: CDS

Release notes: jewel case with insert and back inlay, 4 prints

Tracks: Seven (live) / Something in the Air (live) / The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell (live)

Other notes: live, Kit Kat Klub, New York, 19/11/1999

Collector's notes: Again, the colour of the disc is silver.




David Bowie:

Storyteller and Beyond

(Sacrifice Rec 028; Bulgaria? 2000)

Format: CD

Release notes: bootleg, jewel case with fold-out insert and back inlay

Tracks: Life on Mars? / Rebel Rebel (truncated) / Thursday's Child / Can't Help Thinking about Me / China Girl / Seven / Drive-In Saturday / Word on a Wing / The Last Thing You Should Do*° / Quicksand*° / Queen Bitch*°° / White Light/White Heat*°° / Moonage Daydream*

Other notes: live, Manhattan Center, New York, 23/08/1999, except: *live, Madison Square Garden, New York, 09/01/1997 (°featuring Robert Smith; °°featuring Lou Reed)

Collector's notes: Since all tracks are taken from TV broadcasts, the sound quality is excellent (except for a "tape glitch" in Thursday's Child).



David Bowie:

Liveandwell.com

((no number); USA 09/2000)

Format: CD/CDS

Release notes: limited edition, available only to Bowienet members, disc 2 contains interactive bonus material, jewel case with booklet and back inlay

Tracks: I'm Afraid of Americans* / The Hearts Filthy Lesson** / I'm Deranged*** / Hallo Spaceboy° / Telling Lies*** / The Motel*** / The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (as Beauty)° / Battle for Britain (The Letter)* / Seven Years in Tibet* / Little Wonder* // Fun (Dillinja mix)°° / Little Wonder (Danny Saber dance mix) / Dead Man Walking (Moby mix 1) / Telling Lies (Paradox mix)

Other notes: *live, GQ Awards, New York, 15/10/1997; **live, Phoenix Festival, UK, 19/07/1997; ***live, Paradiso, Amsterdam, 10/06/1997; °live, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 02/11/1997; °°studio recording, 1998

Collector's notes: Originally, Bowie had planned to release a regular live album of the Earthling tour. However, the project was shelved, and, instead, this limited edition album was released only to members of Bowie's internet service bowienet. It's the only official source of the weird track Fun.



David Bowie:

Bowie at the Beep - The Best of the BBC Sessions 68-72 / BBC Radio Theatre, London, June 27, 2000

EMI 7243 5 28958 2 3; EU 09/2000)

Format: 3CD

Release notes: limited edition, bonus disc, cardboard box with sticker, 2 jewel cases, each with booklet and back inlay

Bowie at the Beep double CD (EMI 7243 528629 2 4):

Tracks: In the Heat of the Morning* / London Bye Ta-Ta** / Karma Man** / Silly Boy Blue** / Let Me Sleep beside You*** / Janine*** / Amsterdam° / God Knows I'm Good° / The Width of a Circle° / Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed° / The Cygnet Committee° / Memory of a Free Festival° / Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud°° / Bombers°°° / Looking for a Friend°°° / Almost Grown°°° / Kooks°°° / It Ain't Easy°°° // The Supermen# / Eight Line Poem# / Hang On to Yourself## / Ziggy Stardust## / Queen Bitch## / Waiting for the Man## / Five Years## / White Light/White Heat### / Moonage Daydream### / Hang On to Yourself### / Suffragette City### / Ziggy Stardust### / Starman+ / Space Oddity+ / Changes+ / Oh! You Pretty Things+ / Andy Warhol++ / Lady Stardust++ / Rock'n'Roll Suicide++

BBC Radio Theatre bonus disc (EMI/Virgin 7243 5 28958 2 3):

Tracks: Wild Is the Wind / Ashes to Ashes / Seven / This Is Not America / Absolute Beginners / Always Crashing in the Same Car / Survive / Little Wonder / The Man Who Sold the World / Fame / Stay / Hallo Spaceboy / Cracked Actor / I'm Afraid of Americans / Let's Dance

Other notes: *Top Gear BBC programme, Piccadilly Studio 1, London, 18/12/1967, falsely assigned to the 13/05/1968 session in the booklet; **Top Gear BBC programme, Piccadilly Studio 1, London, 13/05/1968; ***Dave Lee Travis Show BBC programme, Aeolian Hall Studio 2, London, 20/10/1969; °The Sunday Show BBC programme, Paris Cinema Studio, London, 05/2/1970; °°Sounds of the 70: Andy Ferris BBC programme, Playhouse Theatre, London, 25/03/1970; °°°In Concert: John Peel BBC programme, Paris Cinema Studio, London, 03/06/1971; #Sounds of the 70s: Bob Harris BBC programme, Kensington House Studio T1, London, 21/09/1971; ##Sounds of the 70s: Bob Harris BBC programme, Maida Vale Studio 5, London, 18/01/1972; ###Sounds of the 70s: John Peel BBC programme, Maida Vale Studio 4, London, 16/05/1972; +Johnny Walker Lunchtime Show BBC programme, Aeolian Hall Studio 2, London, 22/05/1972; ++Sounds of the 70s: Bob Harris BBC programme, Maida Vale Studio 5, London, 23/05/1972; bonus disc recorded live, BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27/06/2000

Collector's notes: A vinyl release of Bowie at the Beep seems to have been originally projected, because Amazon Germany listed it for over a decade, but always with the status "currently unavailable". A pirate release turned up in 2012, and in 2016 an official release was finally realized.





David Bowie:

The Pretty Things Are Going to... Vienna

(Kiss the Stone KTS 714/715; Italy 2000)

Format: 2CD

Release notes: bootleg, jewel case with fold-out insert and back inlay

Tracks: Life on Mars? / Thursday's Child / Something in the Air / Word on a Wing / Can't Help Thinking about Me / China Girl / Always Crashing in the / Same Car / Survive / Drive-In Saturday / Changes / If I'm Dreaming My Life / Repetition / I Can't Read // The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell / Seven / Rebel Rebel / 20th Century Boy* / A Foggy Day (in London Town)** / Needles on the Beach*** / Without You I'm Nothing (Unkle remix)° / Without You I'm Nothing (Brothers in Rhythm Club mix)° / Survive (live)°° / 1917°° / We Shall Go to Town°° / No One Calls°°° / We All Go Through°°° / The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell#

Other notes: live, Libro Music Hall, Vienna, Austria, 17/10/1999; except: *performed by Bowie and Placebo, Brit Awards, Docklands Arena, London, 16/02/1999; **performed by David Bowie and Angelo Badalamenti, from the Red Hot + Rhapsody various artists compilation (1998); ***performed by Tin Machine, from the Beyond the Beach various artists compilation (1994); °performed by Placebo featuring David Bowie, from the Without You I'm Nothing singles; °°from the Thursday's Child CDS (2); °°°from the Thursday's Child CDS (2); #alternative mix from the Stigmata various artists soundtrack (1999)

Collector's notes: A good audience recording from the short Hours tour. The bonus tracks are in perfect quality, but none of them was really rare at the time.


Reeves Gabrels:

Ulysses (della Notte)

(E-Magine EMA-61050-2; USA 10/2000)

Format: CD

Release notes: jewel case with fold-out insert and back inlay

Tracks (Bowie): Jewel

Other notes: vocals by Bowie, Frank Black and Dave Grohl, unknown recording details

Collector's notes: Originally, this record was released as a download-only album in 1999, until it finally got a physical release in 2000.


David Bowie:

Space Oddity

(EMI/Simply Vinyl SVLP 263; France? (11/2000))

Format: LP

Release notes: counterfeit (?), 2 stickers on protective plastic cover

Tracks: see original issue

Other notes: re-issue of album David Bowie (UK issue, 1969)

Collector's notes: The album design is interesting in that it combines the original 1969 design of the Philips LP with the title of the 1972 re-issues. In fact, this is the only reason I bought it. The "Simply Vinyl" pressings have the reputation of high-quality pressings, but this one is of rather poor quality. I have read that there are French counterfeits of these pressings, and this is almost certainly one of them - which would explain the quality. Moreover, original copies of the Simply Vinyl issue have white labels, so it's very likely that this is not the real thing.



2000 ↑ 2001 2002 ↓

Various Artists:

Dance Hits from Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film Moulin Rouge

(Interscope INTF-10412-1; USA 05/2001)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: white label promo(-only?), white NC with sticker, insert

Tracks (Bowie): - // David Bowie and Massive Attack: Nature Boy* // Nature Boy** // -

Other notes: *studio recording, New York 02/2001; **studio recording, New York 2000 or 2001

Collector's notes: Since I haven't seen a stock copy of the vinyl album so far, it might have been distributed for promotional reasons only. The back of the insert is plain white.


Various Artists:

Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film Moulin Rouge

(Interscope/Fox Music 493 035-2; EU 05/2001)

Format: CD

Release notes: jewel case with booklet and back inlay, 2 stickers on case

Tracks (Bowie): Nature Boy* / David Bowie and Massive Attack: Nature Boy**

Other notes: *studio recording, New York 02/2001; **studio recording, New York 2000 or 2001



Various Artists:

Substitute - The Songs of the Who

(Edel 0126241ERE; UK 06/2001)

Format: LP

Release notes: OIS

Tracks (Bowie): Pictures of Lily // -

Other notes: studio recording, Looking Glass Studios, New York, 10/2000

Collector's notes: As so often, the vinyl version of this album is much rarer than the CD.



Various Artists:

Substitute - The Songs of the Who

(Edel 0126612ERE; UK 06/2001)

Format: CD

Release notes: jewel case with multi-fold-out insert and back inlay

Tracks (Bowie): Pictures of Lily

Other notes: studio recording, Looking Glass Studios, New York, 10/2000


Rustic Overtones:

Viva Nueva

(Tommy Boy TBCD1471; USA 06/2001)

Format: CD

Release notes: digipak, insert, poster insert

Tracks (Bowie): Sector Z* / Man without a Mouth**

Other notes: Bowie on *vocals and **backing vocals, respectively; recorded at Looking Glass Studios, New York, 07/1999



Various Artists:

Training Day - The Soundtrack

(Priority 0499 2 50213 1 8; USA 09/2001)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: -

Tracks (Bowie): - // - // P. Diddy and the Bad Boy Family featuring David Bowie: American Dream // -

Other notes: re-working of This Is Not America with new vocals by Bowie, recorded at Daddy's House Studio, New York, 07/2001


Various Artists:

Training Day - The Soundtrack

(Priority/WB 7243 8 11278 27; EU 09/2001)

Format: CD

Release notes: jewel case with booklet and back inlay

Tracks (Bowie): P. Diddy and the Bad Boy Family featuring David Bowie: American Dream

Other notes: re-working of This Is Not America with new vocals by Bowie, recorded at Daddy's House Studio, New York, 07/2001


Various Artists:

The Concert for New York City

(Columbia COL 505445 2; Austria 11/2001)

Format: 2CD

Release notes: jewel case with multi-fold-out insert and back inlay

Tracks (Bowie): America / "Heroes" // -

Other notes: live, Madison Square Garden, New York, 20/10/2001



2001 ↑ 2002 2003 ↓

Angry Mexican DJs & David Bowie:

Fashion Victim

(Skatty Productions; UK 01/2002)

Format: 12"

Release notes: brown NC

Tracks: Fashion Victim (original extended mix) // Fashion Victim (Angry Mexicans Electro Revenge) / Fashion Victim (original radio edit)

Other notes: features samples from Fashion


The Scumfrog vs. Bowie:

Loving the Alien

(Positiva 12TIV-172; UK 04/2002)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: The Scumfrog vs. Bowie: Loving the Alien* // The Scumfrog: 8 Days, 7 Hours

Other notes: *remix of the original studio track


David Bowie:

Slow Burn

(Columbia/Iso COL 672744 7; Germany 06/2002)

Format: 7"

Release notes: orange vinyl, PS

Tracks: Slow Burn // Wood Jackson*

Other notes: *recorded during the Heathen sessions, 2001-2002



David Bowie:

Slow Burn

(Columbia/Iso COL 672744 2; Austria 06/2002)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: Slow Burn / Wood Jackson* / Shadow Man** / When the Boys Come Marching Home* / You've Got a Habit of Leaving**

Other notes: *recorded during the Heathen sessions, 2001-2002; **recorded during the Toy sessions, 2000


David Bowie:

Heathen

(Columbia/Iso COL 508222 1; EU 06/2002)

Format: LP

Release notes: OIS

Tracks: Sunday / Cactus / Slip Away / Slow Burn / Afraid / I've Been Waiting for You // I Would Be Your Slave / I Took a Trip on a Gemini Spaceship / 5:15 The Angels Have Gone / Everyone Says 'Hi' / A Better Future / Heathen (The Rays)

Other notes: recorded at Allaire Studios, Glen Tonche, spring 2001-10/2001, and Looking Glass Studios, New York, 10/2001-01/20002

Collector's notes: Unlike Hours..., Heathen was officially released on vinyl.



David Bowie:

Heathen

(Columbia/Iso 508222 0; Austria 06/2002)

Format: CD

Release notes: limited, 12" FOC with sticker

Tracks: Sunday / Cactus / Slip Away / Slow Burn / Afraid / I've Been Waiting for You / I Would Be Your Slave / I Took a Trip on a Gemini Spaceship / 5:15 The Angels Have Gone / Everyone Says 'Hi' / A Better Future / Heathen (The Rays)

Other notes: recorded at Allaire Studios, Glen Tonche, spring 2001-10/2001, and Looking Glass Studios, New York, 10/2001-01/2002

Collector's notes: A rather weird issue: while the LP was released in a single sleeve, the CD was released in a 12" fold-out cover.



David Bowie:

Heathen

(Columbia/Iso 508222 9; Austria 06/2002)

Format: CD/CDS

Release notes: bonus disc, multi-fold-out digipak with sticker, booklet, limited edition

Tracks: Sunday / Cactus / Slip Away / Slow Burn / Afraid / I've Been Waiting for You / I Would Be Your Slave / I Took a Trip on a Gemini Spaceship / 5:15 The Angels Have Gone / Everyone Says 'Hi' / A Better Future / Heathen (The Rays) // Sunday (Moby remix) / A Better Future (remix by Air) / Conversation Piece* / Panic in Detroit**

Other notes: Other notes: recorded at Allaire Studios, Glen Tonche, spring 2001-10/2001, and Looking Glass Studios, New York, 10/2001-01/20002; except: *recorded during the Toy sessions, 2000, falsely claimed to be recorded in 2002 on the cover; **re-recorded version, 12/79

Collector's notes: The scans show the front and back, the booklet, the inside of the digipak and disc 2. Disc 1 is identical to the disc in the previous entry.



David Bowie:

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - 30th Anniversary 2CD Edition

(EMI 7243 5 39826 2 1; EU 07/2002)

Format: 2CD

Release notes: bonus disc, book cover

Tracks: Five Years / Soul Love / Moonage Daydream / Starman / It Ain't Easy / Lady Stardust / Star / Hang on to Yourself / Ziggy Stardust / Suffragette City / Rock'n'Roll Suicide // Moonage Daydream*+ / Hang On to Yourself* / Lady Stardust** / Ziggy Stardust*** / John, I'm Only Dancing° / Velvet Goldmine°° / Holy Holy°°° / Amsterdam°° / The Supermen# / Round and Round## / Sweet Head### / Moonage Daydream++

Other notes: CD re-issue of 1972 album with bonus tracks: *performed by Arnold Corns, from the 1971 single (+spoken intro omitted); **demo, Radio Luxembourg Studios, 09-10/03/1971; ***demo, 1971; °original version; °°from the official singles, 1973-1975; °°°re-recorded version, from the 1974 single; #from the Revelations various artists compilation (1972); ##alternative mix from the Sound + Vision box set; ###outtake from the Ziggy Stardust sessions, Trident Studios, 11/1971, longer edit than on the 1990 issues of the album; ++new mix

Collector's notes: This second "deluxe" set of the album (after the 1990 box set) collects a lot of material from the Ziggy era, though none of it is really exciting. The longer version of Sweet Head is probably the most interesting track included.
However, the cover is really beautiful: it is a small book.



David Bowie:

Everyone Says 'Hi'

(Columbia/Iso COL 673076 2; Austria 09/2002)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: Everyone Says 'Hi' (radio edit) / Safe* / Baby Loves that Way** / Sunday (Tony Visconti mix)

Other notes: *recorded during the Heathen sessions, 2001-2002; **recorded during the Toy sessions, 2000


David Bowie:

Request

(Murphy Records Ireland 006; ?? 2002)

Format: CD

Release notes: bootleg, digipak

Tracks: Fame / Changes / China Girl / Slow Burn / Starman / Let's Dance / Slip Away / Ziggy Stardust / "Heroes" / 5:15 The Angels Have Gone / Sound and Vision / Ashes to Ashes / I'm Afraid of Americans

Other notes: live, A&E Live by Request TV show, Sony Studios, New York City, 15/06/2002

Collector's notes: Since the show was taken from an official TV broadcast, the sound quality is excellent (except for a "tape glitch" at the beginning of China Girl). A vinyl version with even better sound quality was issued in 2014.



David Bowie:

Live at Olympia Music Hall

(Stardust Records; EU 2002)

Format: 2CD

Release notes: bootleg, jewel case with fold-out insert and back inlay

Tracks: I've Been Waiting for You / Breaking Glass / Cactus / Slip Away / China Girl / 5:15 The Angels Have Gone / Fashion / Be My Wife / Ashes to Ashes / Afraid / Changes / Stay // Fame / "Heroes" / Heathen (The Rays) / Everyone Says 'Hi' / Hallo Spaceboy / Let's Dance / I'm Afraid of Americans / Ziggy Stardust

Other notes: live, Olympia Music Hall, Paris, France, 01/07/2002

Collector's notes: Quite a good recording. Originally I wrote that it was an audience recording, since the sound quality is not as good as the official recording broadcast on French TV. However, on closer inspection I realized that it actually seems to have been taken from the TV source.



Solaris vs. Bowie:

Shout

(Nebula Nebt038; UK 11/2002)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: Shout (original mix) // Shout (Phazon dub)

Other notes: remixes of Fashion



David Bowie:

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

(RCA AQL1-3647-3; Germany 2002)

Format: LP

Release notes: picture disc, pirate issue, plastic NC

Tracks: see original issue

Other notes: re-issue of the 1980 album

Collector's notes: The first of numerous pirate picture discs and coloured vinyl re-issues that turned up in the following years.


David Bowie:

Monsters to Ashes

(Canaletto Records SM 7980; ?? 2002)

Format: CD

Release notes: bootleg, jewel case with fold-out insert and back inlay

Tracks: It's No Game (Part 2) / Up the Hill Backwards / Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)* / Ashes to Ashes* / Teenage Wildlife / Scream like a Baby / Kingdom Come / Because I'm Young** / I Feel Free*** / Ashes to Ashes° / Life on Mars?° / The Man Who Sold the World°° / Boys Keep Swinging°° / TVC 15°° / Panic in Detroit°°° / I Am a Laser# / Tired of My Life## / Everyone Says 'Hi'###

Other notes: alternative versions from the Scary Monsters sessions, Power Station Studios, New York, early 1980 (**early version of Because You're Young, ***instrumental backing track, mistitled Is There a Life after Marriage? on cover); except: *alternative mix of the official version; °Tonight TV show, 03/09/1980; °°Saturday Night Live TV show, 15/12/1979, featuring Klaus Nomi; °°°re-recorded version, 12/1979; #performed by Ava Cherry and the Astronettes, produced by Bowie, studio recording, 11/1973; ##demo, Haddon Hall, 05/1970; ###live, Harald Schmidt Late Night TV show, Germany, 11/07/2002; partly incorrect titles and dates on cover

Collector's notes: Basically a re-issue of the Glamour bootleg CD (1998) (which was itself a re-issue of an earlier bootleg) with partly different bonus tracks. The sound quality of the Scary Monsters sessions tracks is inferior to that of the older release - which is quite odd in the age of digital copying.


2002 ↑ 2003 2004 ↓

David Bowie:

Come to Daddy

(DB BER2002; 2003)

Format: CD

Release notes: bootleg, digipak

Tracks: Cactus / Slip Away / I'm Afraid of Americans / 5:15 The Angels Have Gone / I've Been Waiting for You / "Heroes" / Heathen (The Rays) / Rebel Rebel / Survive / Alabama Song / Afraid / Everyone Says 'Hi' / Hallo Spaceboy

Other notes: *live, Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany, 22/09/2002

Collector's notes: Since this bootleg was recorded from a TV broadcast, the sound quality is, in principle, excellent. However, the CD has two serious flaws. First, there are several sound dropouts, most notably on Cactus. Second, Cactus has a lot of distortion, which makes it practically unlistenable and is due to digital artefacts in the sound wave. I can't say if these are the result of a poor digital mastering or pressing of the CD, or if they were already part of the digital recording. Be that as it may, for the most part it's a great album, but the flaws in it are a real pity.


David Bowie:

Everyone Says 'Hi'

(Columbia/Iso CAS 59068; USA 01/2003)

Format: 12"

Release notes: promo-only, 33 1/3 rpm, black NC

Tracks: Everyone Says 'Hi' (Metro mix) / Everyone Says 'Hi' (Metro mix - radio edit) // I Took a Trip on a Gemini Spaceship (Deepsky's Space Cowboy remix)

Collector's notes: Not exactly indispensible from the musical point of view, but the only vinyl issue of the Everyone Says 'Hi' single.


Lou Reed:

The Raven

(Sire/Reprise 9362-48372-2; Germany 01/2003)

Format: CD

Release notes: jewel case with multi-fold-out insert and back inlay, sticker on case

Tracks (Bowie): Hop Frog

Other notes: vocals by Bowie and Lou Reed, Bowie's vocal recorded 11/2001



David Bowie:

Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture - 30th Anniversary 2LP Special Edition

(EMI 7243 5 41979 1 8; EU 03/2003)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: limited edition: number 5996, red vinyl, FOC, 2 OIS, poster

Tracks: Intro / Hang on to Yourself / Ziggy Stardust / Watch That Man / Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud / All the Young Dudes / Oh! You Pretty Things // Moonage Daydream / Changes / Space Oddity / My Death // Intro / Cracked Actor / Time / The Width of a Circle // Let's Spend the Night Together / Suffragette City / White Light/White Heat / Farewell Speech / Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Other notes: live, Odeon Hammersmith, London, 03/07/1973, re-issue of 1983 album with remixed tracks and corrected running order

Collector's notes: Finally, an almost perfect version of Ziggy's farewell show. I say "almost" because the two tracks featuring Jeff Beck ('Round and 'Round and The Jean Genie/Love Me Do) are still missing. Nonetheless, it's a pleasant release, especially because of the vinyl version in red vinyl.



David Bowie:

Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture - 30th Anniversary 2CD Special Edition

(EMI 7243 5 82394 2 3; EU 03/2003)

Format: 2CD

Release notes: box, plastic wallet, 2 cardboard covers, booklet, poster, ticket replica

Tracks: Intro / Hang on to Yourself / Ziggy Stardust / Watch That Man / Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud / All the Young Dudes / Oh! You Pretty Things / Moonage Daydream / Changes / Space Oddity / My Death // Cracked Actor / Time / The Width of a Circle / Let's Spend the Night Together / Suffragette City / White Light/White Heat / Farewell Speech / Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Other notes: live, Odeon Hammersmith, London, 03/07/1973, CD re-issue of 1983 album with remixed tracks and corrected running order

Collector's notes: The poster is a smaller version of the one in the entry of the vinyl issue, but with a printed back.





David Bowie:

Aladdin Sane - 30th Anniversary 2CD Edition

(EMI 7243 5 83120 2 7; EU 05/2003)

Format: 2CD

Release notes: bonus disc, book cover

Tracks: Watch That Man / Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) / Drive-In Saturday / Panic in Detroit / Cracked Actor / Time / The Prettiest Star / Let's Spend the Night Together / The Jean Genie / Lady Grinning Soul // John, I'm Only Dancing* / The Jean Genie** / Time*** / All the Young Dudes° / Changes°° / The Supermen°° / Life on Mars?°° / John, I'm Only Dancing°° / The Jean Genie°°° / Drive-In Saturday#

Other notes: CD re-issue of 1973 album with bonus tracks: *sax version; **"original single mix"; ***single edit; °recorded during the Aladdin Sane sessions, 12/1972-01/1973; °°live, Music Hall, Boston, 01/10/1972; °°°live, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 20/10/1972; #live, Public Hall, Cleveland, 25/11/1972



David Guetta vs. Bowie:

Just for One Day (Heroes)

(Virgin/Gumrec VISA 8832; UK? 06/2003)

Format: 12"

Release notes: promo-only, white NC with sticker

Tracks: Just for One Day (Heroes) (extended version) // Just for One Day (Heroes) (dub version)

Other notes: remixes of "Heroes"

Collector's notes: The Illustrated db Discography lists this a French release. This may be true, the B-side label doesn't give an exact country of manufacture, but only says "Made in the EU". But then again, it also says "EMI Records UK". So, for the time being, I'll keep listing this as a UK release.


David Guetta vs. Bowie:

Just for One Day (Heroes)

(Virgin/Gumrec 7243 5472826 6 DINST 263; France 06/2003)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: David Guetta vs. Bowie: Just for One Day (Heroes) (extended version)* / David Guetta vs. Bowie: Just for One Day (Heroes) (dub version)* // David Guetta: Distortion (Maxi vocal remix)

Other notes: *remixes of "Heroes"



David Guetta vs. Bowie:

Just for One Day (Heroes)

(Virgin/Gumrec 7243 5472822 8; EU 06/2003)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: David Guetta vs. Bowie: Just for One Day (Heroes) (radio edit)* / David Guetta vs. Bowie: Just for One Day (Heroes) (extended version)* / David Guetta: Distortion (Maxi vocal remix)

Other notes: *remixes of "Heroes"


David Bowie:

Let's Dance (Trifactor vs Deeper Substance Remix)

(Power Productions PP001; UK 07?/2003)

Format: 12"

Release notes: promo-only, 33 1/3 rpm, black NC

Tracks: Let's Dance (Trifactor vs Deeper Substance remix) // Let's Dance (Trifactor vs Deeper Substance remix)

Collector's notes: An uninteresting remix of Let's Dance


David Bowie:

Black Tie White Noise

(EMI 07243 5 84814 0 2; EU 08/2003)

Format: 2CD/DVD

Release notes: multi-fold-out cardboard box, 2 jewel cases with multi-fold-out inserts and back inlays, bonus disc, bonus DVD, limited edition

Black Tie White Noise (EMI 7243 5 83338 2 4):

Tracks: The Wedding / You've Been Around / I Feel Free / Black Tie White Noise / Jump They Say / Nite Flights / Pallas Athena / Miracle Goodnight / Don't Let Me Down & Down / Looking for Lester / I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday / The Wedding Song

Bonus CD/bonus DVD (EMI 07243 5 84813 2 7/EMI 07243 4 90634 9 5):

CD tracks: Real Cool World (album mix) / Lucy Can't Dance / Jump They Say (Rock mix) / Black Tie White Noise (3rd Floor US radio mix) / Don't Let Me Down & Down (Indonesian vocal version)* / You've Been Around (Dangers 12" remix) / Jump They Say (Brothers in Rhythm 12" remix) / Black Tie White Noise (Here Come Da Jazz) / Pallas Athena (Don't Stop Praying remix No 2) / Nite Flights (Moodswings Back to Basics remix) / Jump They Say (Dub Oddity)

DVD tracks: Introduction / with Lester Bowie / on Reeves Gabrels / You've Been Around** / expanding and experimenting / Nite Flights** / otherness / Miracle Goodnight** / on marriage / Black Tie White Noise** / with Mick Ronson / I Feel Free** / with Nile Rodgers / I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday** / Miracle Goodnight*** / Jump They Say*** / Black Tie White Noise*** / credits

Other notes: disc 1 is a CD re-issue of 1993 album (standard version); *recorded during the Black Tie White Noise sessions, 1992; **playback performances, Hollywood Center Studios, Los Angeles, 05/08/1993; ***promo videos

Collector's notes: The most interesting thing about this "deluxe edition" was - except for the DVD - the inclusion of the Indonesian version of Don't Let Me Down & Down, which had previously only been available on the Singapore cassette (and possibly CD) release of the Black Tie White Noise album.







David Bowie:

New Killer Star

(Iso 38K 3445; Canada 09/2003)

Format: CDS

Release notes: slim case with insert

Tracks: New Killer Star / Love Missile F1 Eleven*

Other notes: *recorded during the Reality sessions, 2003

Collector's notes: The standard format of this single was the DVD single. In Canada, however, this CD single was available.


David Bowie:

New Killer Star

(Columbia/Iso 674275 9; Austria 09/2003)

Format: DVDS

Release notes: video and audio content, jewel case with insert and back inlay

Tracks: (video: New Killer Star (video version)) / (video: Reality (EPK)) / Love Missile F1 Eleven*

Other notes: *audio-only track, recorded during the Reality sessions, 2003

Collector's notes: Another failed format - the DVD single. While most people were happy with the sound of mp3-files compressed to 128 kbps and taken from the internet, the record industry was looking for new ways of earning money.


David Bowie:

Reality

(Columbia/Iso COL 512555 9; Austria 09/2003)

Format: CD/CDS

Release notes: limited edition, multi-fold-out digipak with sticker and booklet, bonus disc

Tracks: New Killer Star / Pablo Picasso / Never Get Old / The Loneliest Guy / Looking for Water / She'll Drive the Big Car / Days / Fall Dog Bombs the Moon / Try Some, Buy Some / Reality / Bring Me the Disco King // Fly / Queen of All Tarts (Overture) / Rebel Rebel**

Other notes: recorded at Looking Glass Studios, New York, and Allaire Studios, Glen Tonche, 01-05/2003; *re-recording





Kristeen Young:

Breasticles

(N/Zona 560604100134/ZM00103; EU 09/2003)

Format: CD

Release notes: jewel case with booklet and back inlay

Tracks (Bowie): Saviour

Other notes: vocals by Bowie and Kristeen Young, recorded mid-2002


David Bowie:

Reality

(Columbia/Iso COL 512555 3; Austria 11/2003)

Format: CD/DVD

Release notes: tour edition, jewel case with booklet and back inlay, sticker on case, bonus DVD

CD tracks: New Killer Star / Pablo Picasso / Never Get Old / The Loneliest Guy / Looking for Water / She'll Drive the Big Car / Days / Fall Dog Bombs the Moon / Try Some, Buy Some / Reality / Bring Me the Disco King / Waterloo Sunset*

DVD tracks: New Killer Star / Pablo Picasso / Never Get Old / The Loneliest Guy / Looking for Water / She'll Drive the Big Car / Days / Fall Dog Bombs the Moon / Try Some, Buy Some / Reality / Bring Me the Disco King

Other notes: *recorded during the Reality sessions, 2003; DVD recorded live, Hammersmith Riverside Theatre, London, 08/09/2003

Collector's notes: It was quite common by now to release an album in a multitude of formats. Only two months after the first issue, this one came out with a different bonus track and a pleasant DVD.



David Bowie:

I Dig Everything - The 1966 Pye Singles

(Earmark/Get Back 42022; Italy 11/2003)

Format: LP

Release notes: FOC in plastic wallet with sticker

Tracks: see UK issue

Other notes: 12" re-issue of UK 10" album (2000)

Collector's notes: By now, I Dig Everything was available in all common vinyl formats: 7" box set, 10", and 12" LP. But unlike former Italian re-issues of UK releases, this one was by no means a cheap budget issue.



David Bowie:

Magic Dance

(DBD 001; UK 12/2003)

Format: 12"

Release notes: promo-only, plain white labels, black NC with artist/title sticker

Tracks: Magic Dance (The "Danny S" Magic Party mix) // Magic Dance (The "Danny S" Magic Dust dub)


David Bowie:

Something Really Fishy

(DBGA1; Germany 2003)

Format: CD

Release notes: bootleg, jewel case with fold-out insert and back inlay

Tracks: The Enemy Is Fragile / Unknown 1: I Am with Name/"Hide Me"/We'll Creep Together / Unknown 2: "Hide Me"/We'll Creep Together / Unknown 3: "I'd Rather Be Chrome" / Unknown 4: "The First Time"/"I'd Rather Be Chrome"/We'll Creep Together / Unknown 5: I Am with Name/"Hide Me"/We'll Creep Together

Other notes: recorded during the first part of the 1. Outside sessions, Mountain View Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, 03-11/1994

Collector's notes: This was a great bootleg - at the time of its release, that is. With sound collages like these, you could really understand how the tracks from the Outside album had been "assembled". Some bits and pieces actually turn up on the final album, but for the most part, the "songs" of this disc are unreleased stuff - hard stuff! For the most part, the sound quality is excellent. There are only two tracks on the album for which the titles are known, The Enemy Is Fragile, confirmed by Reeves Gabrels, and We'll Creep Together. The other titles (in quotation marks) are only "mock titles" and only partly identical to those on the cover, since I've added what I could identify. By and large, the "songs" are fragments flowing into each other, with some recurring themes.
With hindsight a bit of critique is necessary. Originally, about 70 minutes from these sessions were leaked on CDR, and were subsequently distributed on the internet. Those files were split into several shorter parts, and, obviously, this bootleg (like others following) collected whatever could be found - leading to omissions and repetitions. The full set was finally released on 1.0 Wishful Beginnings, which made this CD obsolete. See the entry of that album for a more careful "track listing".



David Bowie:

Vancouver Station

(Red Devil RDO14-1; South Korea 2003)

Format: CD

Release notes: bootleg, digipak

Tracks: Station to Station / Suffragette City / Waiting for the Man / Word on a Wing / Stay / TVC 15 / Sister Midnight / Life on Mars? / Five Years / Panic in Detroit / Fame / Changes / Queen Bitch / Rebel Rebel

Other notes: rehearsals for the 1976 tour, Vancouver, Canada, 02/02/1976

Collector's notes: A great document. This recording (of which the film version also circulates as a DVD on the web) is in excellent sound quality and has the highest-quality 1976 version of the elusive Sister Midnight that I know of.



David Bowie:

A Reality Tour

(67239 67543; ?? 2003)

Format: CD

Release notes: bootleg, multi-fold-out digipak

Tracks: New Killer Star / Pablo Picasso / Never Get Old / The Loneliest Guy / Looking for Water / She'll Drive the Big Car / Days / Fall Dog Bombs the Moon / Try Some, Buy Some / Reality / Bring Me the Disco King / Hallo Spaceboy / Cactus / Afraid

Other notes: live, Hammersmith Riverside Theatre, London, 08/09/2003; basically the soundtrack of the DVD from the Reality tour edition plus three additional tracks.

Collector's notes: Nothing exciting, but perfect sound.



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David Bowie:

A Reality-Tour

(DB 181003A/B; Austria 2004)

Format: 2CD

Release notes: bootleg, multi-fold-out digipak

Tracks: Tour Intro / The Jean Genie / New Killer Star / Fame / Cactus / China Girl / Fall Dog Bombs the Moon / Hallo Spaceboy / Sunday / Under Pressure / White Light/White Heat / Ashes to Ashes / Fashion / Never Get Old / The Motel / band introduction // 5:15 The Angels Have Gone / Battle for Britain (The Letter) / I'm Afraid of Americans / "Heroes" / Heathen (The Rays) / Bring Me the Disco King / Slip Away / Pablo Picasso / Changes / Let's Dance / Suffragette City / Ziggy Stardust

Other notes: live, Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany, 18/10/2003

Collector's notes: An audience recording in very good sound quality.



Earl Slick:

Zig Zag

(Sanctuary/When! WHENPR216; EU 02/2004)

Format: CD

Release notes: promo, CDR with factory print, wraparound paper sleeve

Tracks (Bowie): Isn't It Evening (The Revolutionary)

Other notes: vocals by Bowie; recorded during the Reality sessions, early 2003

Collector's notes: According to Pegg, this album was released in 12/2003. However, even the promo copies have the year 2004 on the disc. Most kinds of issues listed by Amazon have the release date 02/2004, so I filed it under that date.


Various Artists:

Motion Picture Soundtrack - Shrek 2

(Dreamworks 0602498623831; EU 05/2004)

Format: CD

Release notes: enhanced CD, jewel case with multi-fold-out (poster) insert and back inlay

Tracks (Bowie): Butterfly Boucher feat. David Bowie: Changes

Other notes: vocals by Butterfly Boucher and Bowie; Bowie's vocal recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas, 12/2003

Collector's notes: It took a while until I realised the mere existence of this track.


David Bowie:

Rebel Never Gets Old

(Columbia/Iso COL 674971 6; Germany 06/2004)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: Rebel Never Gets Old (radio mix)* / Rebel Never Gets Old (7th Heaven edit)* // Rebel Never Gets Old (7th Heaven mix)* / Days (album version)

Other notes: *Never Get Old mixed into Rebel Rebel



David Bowie:

Rebel Never Gets Old

(Columbia/Iso 675040 6; Austria 06/2004)

Format: 12"

Release notes: picture disc, 33 1/3 rpm, plastic NC with front and back sticker

Tracks: Rebel Never Gets Old (radio mix)* / Rebel Never Gets Old (7th Heaven edit)* // Rebel Never Gets Old (7th Heaven mix)* / Days (album version)

Other notes: *Never Get Old mixed into Rebel Rebel



David Bowie vs. Lost Vegas:

We Like Dancing and We Look Divine (Rebel Rebel)

((PLAY 010); UK 06/2004)

Format: 12"

Release notes: one-sided, pirate issue?, NC (= Polydor FC, probably incorrect)

Tracks: We Like Dancing and We Look Divine (Rebel Rebel)

Other notes: remix of Rebel Rebel


David Bowie:

Diamond Dogs - 30th Anniversary 2CD Edition

(EMI 7243 5 77857 2 3; EU 06/2004)

Format: 2CD

Release notes: bonus disc, cardboard box, book, cardboard FOC

Tracks: Future Legend (incl. Bewitched) / Diamond Dogs / Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise) / Rebel Rebel / Rock'n'Roll with Me / We Are the Dead / 1984 / Big Brother / Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family // 1984/Dodo* / Rebel Rebel** / Dodo*** / Growin' Up° / Candidate°° / Diamond Dogs°°° / Candidate# / Rebel Rebel##

Other notes: CD re-issue of 1974 album with bonus tracks: *studio recording, Trident Studios, 10/1973; **US single version; ***studio recording, Olympic Studios, late 1973; °studio recording, Olympic Studios, 11/1973; °°"alternative Candidate", studio recording from the Diamond Dogs sessions, 01/01/1974; °°°edit from The Best of Bowie album (1980); #Intimacy mix; ##2003 re-recording




David Bowie:

The Man Who Sold the World

(Mercury 6338 041 D; Germany? 2004)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate issue, picture disc, insert

Tracks: see original album (UK/US/Australia issues)

Other notes: re-issue of 1970/1971 album; the design follows the German edition, but the record plays the UK/US/Australia edition (standard fade-out on The Supermen)

Collector's notes: Since the counterfeit, this was the first release of The Man Who Sold the World that made use of the German design. A very pleasant release.



David Bowie:

Hours... - Special Limited 2CD Edition

(Columbia COL 511936 9; Austria 09/2004)

Format: 2CD

Release notes: bonus disc, book cover with sticker

Tracks: Thursday's Child / Something in the Air / Survive / If I'm Dreaming My Life / Seven­ / What's Really Happening? / The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell / New Angels of Promise / Brilliant Adventure / The Dreamers // Thursday's Child (Rock mix) / Thursday's Child (Omikron: The Nomad Soul slower version) / Something in the Air (American Psycho remix) / Survive (Marius de Vries mix) / Seven (demo version) / Seven (Marius de Vries mix) / Seven (Beck mix #1) / Seven (Beck mix #2) / The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell (edit) / The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell (Stigmata film version) / The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell (Stigmata film only version) / New Angels of Promise (Omikron: The Nomad Soul version) / The Dreamers (Omikron: The Nomad Soul longer version) / 1917* / We Shall Go to Town* / We All Go Through* / No-one Calls*

Other notes: re-issue of 1999 album with bonus tracks: *from the 1999-2000 singles of the Hours... album

Collector's notes: Hours... for completists, so to speak. It comprises practically every version and every mix associated with the album that had been released anywhere, including the versions from the computer game Omikron and yet another Stigmata version of The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell (namely the one actually played in the film).



Band Aid/Band Aid 20:

Do They Know It's Christmas?

(Mercury 9869413; UK 11/2004)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: Band Aid 20: Do They Know It's Christmas? / Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas? / Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas? (Live Aid 1985)*

Other notes: *vocals by Bowie and others, live, Live Aid Concert, Wembley Arena, London, 13/07/1985

Collector's notes: Finally, the finale from the British Live Aid show got an official audio release in perfect sound quality.


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