2006 - 2007
DAVID BOWIE:
2005-2009
2008 - 2009

← 2004 2005 2006 ↓

David Bowie:

David Live/Stage - Advance Music

(Virgin/EMI (no number); USA 03/2005)

Format: 4CD

Release notes: promo-only, CDRs with factory print, plastic wallet with 4 paper inserts

David Live CDs:

Tracks: 1984 / Rebel Rebel / Moonage Daydream / Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise) / Changes / Suffragette City / Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) / All the Young Dudes / Cracked Actor / Rock'n'Roll with Me / Watch that Man // Knock on Wood / Here Today, Gone Tomorrow / Space Oddity / Diamond Dogs / Panic in Detroit / Big Brother/Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family / Time / The Width of a Circle / The Jean Genie / Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Stage CDs:

Tracks: Warszawa / "Heroes" / What in the World / Be My Wife / Blackout / Sense of Doubt / Speed of Life / Breaking Glass / Beauty and the Beast / Fame // Five Years / Soul Love / Star / Hang On to Yourself / Ziggy Stardust / Art Decade / Alabama Song / Station to Station / Stay / TVC 15

Other notes: re-issues of 1974 and 1978 live albums, respectively, with extended and corrected track lists; see original albums David Live and Stage for dates and locations

Collector's notes: A very nice re-issue. Finally, we got the tracks complete and in the correct order.
Note that it was quite common to distribute promo-CDs as CDRs, rather than factory-pressed CDs.




Various Artists:

Music from the Motion Picture Stealth

(Epic/Sony 520420 2; EU? 07/2005)

Format: CD

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

Tracks (Bowie): David Bowie and BT: (She Can) Do That

Other notes: vocals recorded at Looking Glass Studios, New York, late 2004 or early 2005



Various Artists:

ONXRT - Live from the Archives Volume 8

(SRO 6 18368 35052 3; USA 07/2005)

Format: CD

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

Tracks (Bowie): Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Other notes: acoustic "country" version, live, Chicago Trax, Chicago, 16/10/1997


Kashmir:

No Balance Palace

(Columbia 828767276717; EU 10/2005)

Format: LP

Release notes: tour sticker on cover, OIS, multi-fold-out insert

Tracks (Bowie): The Cynic // -

Other notes: featuring Bowie on vocals, recorded at Looking Glass Studios, New York, 04/2005

Collector's notes: The inner sleeve has the same design on both sides.



2005 ↑ 2006 2007 ↓

Kashmir:

The Cynic

(Columbia 82876 74564 7; Czech Republic 01/2006)

Format: 7"EP

Release notes: limited edition, envelope PS

Tracks: The Cynic* // Supergirl (Demonstrations Skizze)

Other notes: *featuring Bowie on vocals, recorded at Looking Glass Studios, New York, 04/2005


Mott the Hoople:

All the Young Dudes

(Sony/BMG/Columbia/Legacy 82796938092; EU 06/2006)

Format: CD

Release notes: jewel case with booklet and back inlay

Tracks (Bowie): All the Young Dudes*

Other notes: *Mott the Hoople version with Bowie's guide vocal mixed over the verses

Collector's notes: This album (of which the original version is listed in the "Contributions" section) has several bonus tracks. One of them is the Bowie/Mott version of All the Young Dudes that had previously been available only on the Mott the Hoople box set All the Young Dudes - The Anthology and on bootleg CDs. There is also a version with Bowie singing the chorus, available, for instance, on the C'est la Vie bootleg box.


TV on the Radio:

Province

(4AD (RTCM-2); UK 06/2006)

Format: 7"

Release notes: promo-only, one-sided, marbled green vinyl, stamped brown die-cut NC

Tracks: Province*

Other notes: *featuring Bowie on vocals, recorded at Stay Gold Studio, New York, autumn 2005

Collector's notes: A year later, the song was released as the A-side of a commercial 7".


TV on the Radio:

Return to Cookie Mountain

(4AD CAD 2607; UK 07/2006)

Format: LP

Release notes: OIS

Tracks (Bowie): Province // -

Other notes: featuring Bowie on vocals, recorded at Stay Gold Studio, New York, autumn 2005



David Gilmour/David Bowie/Richard Wright:

Arnold Layne

(EMI 0946 384878 7 6; EU 12/2006)

Format: 7"EP

Release notes: PS

Tracks: David Gilmour featuring David Bowie: Arnold Layne* // David Gilmour featuring Richard Wright: Arnold Layne / David Gilmour: Dark Globe

Other notes: *live, Royal Albert Hall, London, 29/05/2006


2006 ↑ 2007 2008 ↓

David Gilmour/David Bowie/Richard Wright:

Arnold Layne

(Columbia 88697 05025 1; USA 01/2007)

Format: 10"EP

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: David Gilmour featuring David Bowie: Arnold Layne* // David Gilmour featuring Richard Wright: Arnold Layne / David Gilmour: Dark Globe

Other notes: *live, Royal Albert Hall, London, 29/05/2006


David Bowie:

Let's Dance

(EMI 7805; USA 02/2007)

Format: 12"

Release notes: pirate issue, 33 1/3 rpm, white NC

Tracks: Let's Dance (album version) // Fame (Jazzy Jay remix)*

Other notes: *not listed as remix on the label

Collector's notes: Although this disc contains officially released tracks, it obviously is a pirate issue. The coupling of the tracks is unlikely, especially because the record has the catalogue number of the original US 12" issue of Let's Dance - which had a different B-side. Another clear indicator that this must be a pirate release is the catalogue number of the Young Americans album given on the label, which is the original RCA number - a catalogue number under which the album hadn't been available for about twenty years!
The Jazzy Jay remix of Fame had originally been released on a 2005 various artists compilation called Hip Hop Roots.


Mislay vs. Coolio & Bowie:

Gangsta's Revenge/Pussy on Fire

((LRRFO1); ?? 03/2007)

Format: 12"

Release notes: pirate issue, white labels with artist/title sticker, white NC

Tracks: Mislay vs. Coolio: Gangsta's Revenge (Where's My Weapon mix) // Mislay vs. Bowie: Pussy on Fire (Where's My House mix)*

Other notes: *remix of Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (original version)

Collector's notes: Another superfluous bootleg remix of a poor, harmless Bowie track. Note that the remixer's name on the sticker appears to be mis-spelt: it is actually "Misslay"!


David Bowie:

Glass Spider

(EMI 094639100224; EU 06/2007)

Format: 2CD/DVD

Release notes: limited edition, broad transparent DVD-box with insert, additional insert

CD tracks: Intro: Up the Hill Backwards / Glass Spider / Up the Hill Backwards (reprise)* / Day-In Day-Out / Bang Bang / Absolute Beginners / Loving the Alien / China Girl / Rebel Rebel / Fashion / Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) / All the Madmen / Never Let Me Down // Big Brother/Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family* / '87 and Cry / "Heroes" / Sons of the Silent Age / Time Will Crawl / Young Americans / Beat of Your Drum / The Jean Genie / Let's Dance / Fame / Time / Blue Jean / Modern Love

DVD tracks: Intro: Up the Hill Backwards / Glass Spider / Up the Hill Backwards (reprise)* / Day-In Day-Out / Bang Bang / Absolute Beginners / Loving the Alien / China Girl / Rebel Rebel / Fashion / Never Let Me Down / "Heroes" / Sons of the Silent Age / band introduction / Young Americans / The Jean Genie / Let's Dance / Time / Fame (incl. Lavender Blue*) / Blue Jean / I Wanna Be Your Dog / White Light/White Heat / Modern Love

Other notes: CD tracks recorded live, Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Canada, 30/08/1987; DVD tracks recorded live, Entertainment Center, Sydney, 07 and 09/11/1987; *tracks not listed on cover

Collector's notes: A splendid release! The DVD had been available on VHS before (as Glass Spider vol.1 and vol.2), and the show on the CDs is the one that had once been circulating as a promo-CD set and had finally ended up on the great Bon Soir Montreal vinyl bootlegs. Note that there is some confusion as regards the exact date of the recording of the DVD. According to Pegg, most of the material was recorded on 06/11/1987, but this release gives the above dates. I will keep the official dates for this and subsequent releases.




TV on the Radio:

Province

(4AD AD 2724; UK 07/2007)

Format: 7"EP

Release notes: B-side: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: Province* // Dumb Animal / Wasted Weekend

Other notes: *featuring Bowie on vocals, recorded at Stay Gold Studio, New York, autumn 2005



David Gilmour:

Remember that Night - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

(EMI CDEMDJ 732/50999 507732 2 0; EU 09/2007)

Format: CDS

Release notes: promo-only, cardboard cover

Tracks: Wish You Were Here / The Blue / Comfortably Numb*

Other notes: live, Royal Albert Hall, London, 29/05/2006; *vocals by David Bowie and David Gilmour

Collector's notes: This is one of the two promo-only CD singles that are the only available audio source of the Bowie/Gilmour duet of Comfortably Numb.


David Bowie:

Reality

((Full Force Records 72534E1/A 72534E2/A); UK 2007)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate issue, white vinyl, black NC

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: some tracks have a defective sound source

Collector's notes: The record sounds as if it skipped on some tracks. So either they used a defective CD as the source, or this is a particularly brutal way of editing the songs, so that they all fit onto a vinyl LP... Also note the poor quality printing of the labels. I've read that this release was limited to 250 copies, but I can't say if this is true.


David Bowie:

Aladdin Sane

(Black Rose; France 2007)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate issue, picture disc, plastic NC

Tracks: see original issue

Other notes: re-issue of 1973 album


David Bowie:

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

(SF 8287-P; EU 2007)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate issue, picture disc, plastic NC

Tracks: see original issues

Other notes: re-issue of 1972 album


David Bowie:

Diamond Dogs

(RCA INTS 5068-P; EU 2007)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate issue, picture disc, plastic NC

Tracks: see original issues

Other notes: re-issue of 1974 album


David Bowie:

"Heroes"

(RCA INTS 5066-P; EU 2007)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate issue, picture disc, plastic NC

Tracks: see original issue

Other notes: re-issue of 1977 album (UK issue)


David Bowie:

Low

(Casa Grande Oro 104/1992; Mexico 2007)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate issue, picture disc, plastic NC

Tracks: see original issues

Other notes: re-issue of 1977 album


2007 ↑ 2008 2009 ↓

David Bowie:

Hunky Dory

(Black Rose BR 2; France 2008)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate issue, picture disc, plastic NC

Tracks: see original issues

Other notes: re-issue of 1971 album


David Bowie:

Low

(RCA INTS 5065; UK? 2008)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate issue, red vinyl, white NC

Tracks: see original issues

Other notes: re-issue of 1977 album

Collector's notes: When this LP turned up on the market in 2008 there was some fuss about it, since there was a bit of confusion about the question of whether it was an "original" or not. There are very limited coloured vinyl issues of some Bowie records on RCA (such as the purple Scary Monsters LP or the green D.J. 7"). In fact, there also seems to be a red vinyl pressing of Low with the green label (from the 1980s, judging from the label design). However, original RCA International labels have a glossy green colour - not the pale green as the labels of this record. Moreover, I've read that the "original" red pressings (of the green label re-issue) have different matrix numbers. The matrix numbers of this fake re-pressing are 76061E1/A and 76061E2/B.


David Bowie:

iSelect

(EMI/Upfront UPDB001; UK 06/2008)

Format: CD

Release notes: promo, free with "Sunday Mail", cardboard cover

Tracks: Life on Mars? / Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise) / The Bewlay Brothers / Lady Grinning Soul / Win / Some Are* / Teenage Wildlife / Repetition / Fantastic Voyage / Loving the Alien / Time Will Crawl (MM remix)** / Hang On to Yourself***

Other notes: all tracks from the original albums, except: *from the 1991 re-issue of Low; **original version with new instrumental overdubs; ***live, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 20/10/1972


David Bowie:

Live Santa Monica '72

(EMI BOWLIVE 201072LP; UK 06/2008)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: 2 OIS, poster

Tracks: see 1994 issue

Other notes: live, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 20/10/1972; re-issue of Santa Monica '72 (1994)

Collector's notes: And finally, after countless bootlegs and semi-legal releases, a fully legal and official Santa Monica release saw the light of day. It is similar to the 1994 issue, in that it has the announcer's voice, but omits the Beethoven intro. However, there is at least one further difference: some of the interaction with the audience before My Death has been edited out. I might not have noticed all such minor differences.



David Bowie:

Glass Spider Live

(Immortal IMA 104212; Netherlands 11/2008)

Format: 2CD

Release notes: semi-official release, multi-fold-out digipak

Tracks: Intro: Intro: Up the Hill Backwards* / Glass Spider / Up the Hill Backwards (reprise)* / Day-In Day-Out / Bang Bang / China Girl / Absolute Beginners / Rebel Rebel / Fashion / Never Let Me Down // "Heroes" / Sons of the Silent Age / Young Americans / The Jean Genie / Let's Dance / Time / Fame (incl. Lavender Blue*) / Blue Jean / I Wanna Be Your Dog / White Light/White Heat / Modern Love

Other notes: live, Entertainment Centre, Sydney, 07 and 09/11/1987; *not listed on cover

Collector's notes: This semi-legal CD set is the soundtrack to the DVD of the Glass Spider box. Perfect sound and also available on vinyl.





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David Bowie:

Glass Spider Live

(Vinyl Passion VP 80105; Netherlands 01/2009)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: semi-official release, FOC

Tracks: Intro: Up the Hill Backwards* / Glass Spider / Up the Hill Backwards (reprise)* / Day-In Day-Out / Bang Bang / China Girl // Absolute Beginners / Rebel Rebel / Fashion / Never Let Me Down / "Heroes" // Sons of the Silent Age / Young Americans / The Jean Genie / Let's Dance / Time // Fame (incl. Lavender Blue*) / Blue Jean / I Wanna Be Your Dog / White Light/White Heat / Modern Love

Other notes: live, Entertainment Centre, Sydney, 07 and 09/11/1987; *tracks not listed on cover



Various Artists:

War Child Heroes - The Ultimate Cover Versions Album

(Parlophone 50999 244075 7 1; EU 02/2009)

Format: 15 x 7"

Release notes: partly 45 rpm, partly 33 1/3 rpm, one 7" 1-sided, box with sticker on shrinkwrap

Tracks (disc 6; Parlophone 50999 693987 7 3, 33 1/3 rpm): TV on the Radio: "Heroes" // David Bowie: "Heroes" (long English version)

Collector's notes: This box is a bit of a borderline case for Bowie collectors: I do not normally collect album that don't contain any exclusive Bowie tracks, but the vinyl version contains a Bowie 7" - and I do collect Bowie singles. Very often, this single is sold separately. Sadly, the pressing quality of exactly this 7" is far from perfect (although the track might have given its name to the entire set). The record sticks once on the Bowie side, which is a pressing error, since I have come across two copies with exactly the same fault.



Benassi vs. Bowie:

D.J. (The Remixes Part 1)

(d:vision DVR 572.09; IT 03/2009)

Format: 12"

Release notes: promo-only, side 2: 33 1/3 rpm, company cover

Tracks: D.J. (Planet Funk remix) // D.J. (Alex Gopher remix) / D.J. (Rivaz Funk remix)

Other notes: remixes of D.J.

Collector's notes: Taken together, the two D.J. promos give you almost 45 minutes of remixes of this single track. Decide for yourself if you need them or not...


Benassi vs. Bowie:

D.J. (The Remixes Part 2)

(d:vision DVRR 572.09; IT 04/2009)

Format: 12"

Release notes: promo-only, 33 1/3 rpm, company cover

Tracks: D.J. (Alex Gaudino & Jason Rooney remix) / D.J. (eSquire remix) // D.J. (Mobbing remix) / D.J. (original vocal mix)

Other notes: remixes of D.J.

Collector's notes: Part 2 of this "indispensable" set.


David Bowie:

VH1 Storytellers

(EMI 5099996490921; EU 07/2009)

Format: CD/DVD

Release notes: digipak with booklet and back inlay, wraparound cardboard box

CD 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

DVD 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 / Survive / I Can't Read / Always Crashing in the Same Car / If I'm Dreaming My Life

Other notes: live, Manhattan Center, New York, 23/08/1999

Collector's notes: Finally, an official release of the audio material that had already been available on the bootleg CD Storyteller and Beyond. But it is a bit odd that the DVD bonus performances have been left off the extremely short audio CD...


David Bowie/Nick Perito:

Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

(Warner Brothers W818 7-520888; UK 08/2009)

Format: 7"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: David Bowie: Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (single edit)* // Nick Perdito: The Green Leaves of Summer

Other notes: *original 1982 version.

Collector's notes: From Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds soundtrack. This single was exclusively distributed by HMV stores.


David Bowie:

David Bowie - 40th Anniversary

(EMI DBSOLP 40/50999-307530-1-3; EU 10/2009)

Format: LP

Release notes: FOC, OIS, poster, sticker on front, limited edition

Tracks: see original issue

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

Collector's notes: By far the most faithful reproduction of Bowie's Philips album, including the fold-out cover, the original title and mock Philips labels. However, why didn't they include the bonus tracks on this release? The record has a fold-out cover anyway, so it wouldn't have been a problem to accommodate a second LP. But by and large, the bonus tracks are not particularly exciting... (see next entry).




David Bowie:

David Bowie - 40th Anniversary

(EMI EMI DBSOCD 40; EU 10/2009)

Format: 2CD

Release notes: multi-fold-out digipak, booklet, insert on cover back, sticker on front, limited edition

Tracks: Space Oddity / Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed* / Letter to Hermione / Cygnet Committee / Janine / An Occasional Dream / Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud / God Knows I'm Good / Memory of a Free Festival // Space Oddity** / An Occasional Dream*** / Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud° / Let Me Sleep beside You°° / Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed°° / Janine°° / London Bye Ta-Ta°°° / The Prettiest Star (original version)# / Conversation Piece (original version)# / Memory of a Free Festival (Part 1) (single version)## / Memory of a Free Festival (Part 2) (single version)## / Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud### / Memory of a Free Festival### / London Bye Ta-Ta+ / Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola++

Other notes: disc 1 CD re-issue of album David Bowie (1969) (*includes Don't Sit Down); **demo with John Hutchinson, c. 01/1969; ***demo with John Hutchinson, c. 04/1969; °single version with spoken intro, from the 1969 single, °°The Dave Lee Travis Show BBC programme, Studio 2, Aeolian Hall, London, 20/10/1969; °°°studio recording, Trident Studios, 01/1970, stereo version; #stereo versions, mono versions on the 1970 single; ##from the 1970 single; ###alternative mixes of album versions; +alternative stereo mix; ++studio recording, Morgan Studios, 20/12/1969, "unreleased full length version"

Collector's notes: The usual kind of cash-in anniversary release; the demo of Space Oddity is interesting, and so is that of An Occasional Dream, since its sound quality is much better than on bootlegs like A Letter to Hermoine. Nothing exciting, though. The rest is either well-known to long-time collectors or differs only marginally from the previously available versions. However, the alternative stereo mix of London Bye Ta-Ta is actually an improvement and corresponds more to nowadays' listening habits than the "ping pong stereo" of the older stereo mix. Note that I don't understand why they call the full-length version of Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola "unreleased". At least the promo of the Italian single (of which I have a counterfeit) seems to play exactly the same version.





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