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David Bowie:

Starman

(Melodiya C60 26469 001; USSR 1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate release, early issue, white labels without horizontal line, 5289-80 on labels

Tracks: Space Oddity / God Knows I'm Good / All the Madmen / Black Country Rock // Five Years / Soul Love / Moonage Daydream / Starman / Lady Stardust

Other notes: all tracks regular album versions

Collector's notes: A rather eccentric compilation from the USSR, released on the state-owned Melodiya label (sometimes spelt "Melodia" or "Melodija"). Originally, I filed this release under 1989, because I overlooked that all copies have a small reference to the year 1990 on either the cover or one of the labels (in the case of this copy, the B-side label). However, the release details are actually confusing. According to the PNP Records website on Russian rock music and vinyl records, the catalogue number indicates 1988 as the year of release, and the six-digit code "5289-80" that is found on the labels (and represents a recording standard) was used until 1989. I can only suggest that Melodiya didn't work as systematically as that website assumes. What is clear, though, is that early pressings have "5289-80" on the labels, whereas issues with the number code "5289-88" in that place must be later pressings. Note that the label text allows you to determine the pressing plant in which a particular copy was made: this one was made in Latvia (see the Top of the Pops website).
Another problematic issue is the legal status of this compilation. In an earlier version of this text I argued that the album is, in fact, a perfectly legal release, possibly due to some old licensing deal. However, I have since found out that things might be much simpler: in 1973, the Soviet Union had only partially joined the Universal Copyright Convention, which allowed them to distribute foreign pre-1973 recordings without acquiring any licences. This could easily explain the range of time covered by the album. If this is the entire solution, then the compilation was a pirate album in the sense that it wasn't licensed by Bowie's representatives, but it was perfectly legal in the USSR.
Yet the choice of songs is still odd: why didn't they include, say, Changes, The Jean Genie or John, I'm Only Dancing? Why such stuff as All the Madmen instead? So maybe there's more to the story. This is where Hoggard's rather unreliable book comes into play: in both editions he claims that in 1974 RCA licensed several Bowie songs to a Soviet label (which must have been Melodiya), and that three Bowie singles were released in the USSR. This is supported by Thompson, who also lists three such releases. At least the information about the singles seems to be apocryphal. I have never seen one of them, and I know of nobody who has actually seen them! But there might have been a licensing deal, and even if Melodiya didn't use the songs at the time, they might have decided to use them in 1990. Interestingly, among the six songs that Hoggard and Thompson mention are All the Madmen and Soul Love - which were included here. But maybe this leads too far, and songs like All the Madmen were included simply because some employee at Melodiya liked them...


David Bowie:

Starman

(Melodija C60 26469 001; USSR 1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate release, early issue, red labels without horizontal line, 5289-80 on labels

Tracks: see other issue

Collector's notes: Another copy made in Latvia. Red label copies are as common as those with white labels.


David Bowie:

Starman

(Melodija C60 26469 001; USSR 1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate release, later issue, red "skyline" label, 5289-88 on labels, blank cardboard insert

Tracks: see first issue

Collector's notes: This must be a later pressing of the album: it uses a later label style, and it has the number code "5289-88" on the label, which was used from 1989 onwards (see the PNP Records website). The text on the label identifies this a pressing from the record plant in Leningrad.
The cover of the record is made of rather thin cardboard, so they added a cardboard sheet to make it stiffer.


Tin Machine:

Live Machination

(Gotham Records TM-01; US 1990)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: bootleg

Tracks: Amazing / Heaven's In Here / Sacrifice Yourself / Working Class Hero // Prisoner of Love / Sorry / Bus Stop (country version)* / Bus Stop / Run / Maggie's Farm (includes Jeepster intro*) // Bus Stop (country version)*# / Bus Stop# / Amazing# / Working Class Hero# / Sacrifice Yourself# / Heaven's In Here# // Prisoner of Love# / Sorry# / Now# / Run# / Baby Can Dance#

Other notes: live, Town & Country Club, London, 27/06/1989; except: #live, National Ballroom, London, 29/06/1989; *not listed on cover

Collector's notes: Songs from both shows have been released before. The Town & Country show had been issued as Live at the Town & Country Club (which also includes one song from the National Ballroom show), and the National Ballroom concert had been released as Tin Machine. However, neither of these releases was complete, and this one isn't, either. The albums present different selections of tracks. The most interesting song on this release is Now, which, for all I know, isn't available on any other vinyl album. It's an early version of Outside with the intro of the 1988 version of Look Back in Anger.
The sound quality of this album is okay. That of the Town & Country show is slightly better than on the earlier bootleg, that of the National Ballroom show is a bit a bit inferior to that of the earlier issue.



David Bowie:

Ziggy in Wonderland

(P.R.O.M.O. PROCD 89 001-2; ?? 1990)

Format: CD

Release notes: bootleg, jewel case with fold-out insert and back inlay, 1st edition with white cover front

Tracks: White Light/White Heat* / Love You till Tuesday** / In the Heat of the Morning** / Let Me Sleep beside You*** / Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud° / Bombers°° / Looking for a Friend°° / Almost Grown°° / Kooks°° / The Supermen°°° / Ziggy Stardust+ / Five Years+ / Starman++ / Rock'n'Roll Suicide+++

Other notes: *Sounds of the 70s: Bob Harris BBC programme, Maida Vale Studio 4, London, 23/05/1972; **Top Gear BBC programme, Piccadilly Studio 1, London, 18/12/1967; ***The Dave Lee Travis Show BBC programme, Aeolian Hall Studio 2, London, 20/10/1969; °Sounds of the 70s: Andy Ferris BBC programme, Playhouse Theatre Studios, 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, 18/01/1972; ++The 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 4, London, 23/05/1972

Collector's notes: This great CD in fantastic sound quality was taken from a 1987 radio broadcast called Bowie at the Beep. Even after the release of the official compilation of the same name as the aforementioned broadcast, this disc was still great, since it includes two tracks from Bowie's very first BBC session (from 1967), which was completely ignored on the official product. Nowadays this session is not particularly rare, since it was included in its entirety on the "Deluxe Issue" CD set of Bowie's first album.
Note that even the BBC employees did obviously not always know the exact origin of the recordings: In the Heat of the Morning is from the 1967 session, and not from a 1968 session, as the announcer claims.



Tin Machine:

Tin Machine

(His Master's Voice E 91990; Russia 1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: includes the CD-only tracks, pirate release

Tracks: Under the God / Heaven's in Here / Tin Machine / Prisoner of Love / Crack City / I Can't Read // Amazing / Working Class Hero / Bus Stop / Pretty Thing / Video Crime / Run / Sacrifice Yourself / Baby Can Dance

Other notes: obscure issue of 1st Tin Machine album (1989) with different order of tracks and the CD-only tracks

Collector's notes: The Illustrated db Discography lists this as a Russian pirate release and I'm willing to believe this. In fact, it is not impossible that this issue is an official product, because there were strong ties between the only major Russian record label at the time (Melodija) and HMV records: HMV was responsible for the worldwide distribution of Melodija's catalogue of classical musical. And HMV was a sub-label of EMI, on which the Tin Machine album had been released. So it's not entirely inconceivable that the Tin Machine LP was officially released on the HMV label in Russia. However, the poor sound and cover artwork convince me that this is actually a pirate pressing.


David Bowie:

David Bowie

(Deram 424 609-1; Spain 01/1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: -

Tracks: Love You till Tuesday* / The London Boys / The Laughing Gnome / Sell Me a Coat / Join the Gang / In the Heat of the Morning // Space Oddity** / When I Live My Dream / Karma Man / Little Bombardier / Rubber Band* / She's Got Medals

Other notes: *single versions; **1969 Philips album version

Collector's notes: A rather strange Spanish compilation, which was originally sold at newspaper stands. There would be nothing mysterious about it if it contained the Love You till Tuesday movie version of Space Oddity, but it actually plays the hit version to which Decca/Deram had never had the rights. I can only assume that a simple mistake has happened here: the running time of the track as given on the label should be 3:43 - which is roughly the running time of the movie version as included on the soundtrack album. They probably simply mixed up the master tapes.


David Bowie:

Il Rock 66

(De Agostini/Deram IGDA 1133/134 (834 980); Italy 1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: promo

Tracks: Love You till Tuesday* / The London Boys / The Laughing Gnome / Sell Me a Coat** / Join the Gang / In the Heat of the Morning // Space Oddity*** / When I Live My Dream° / Karma Man / Little Bombardier / Rubber Band°° / She's Got Medals

Other notes: *remixed single version; **remix with vocal overdubs; ***studio version, Morgan Studios, Willesden, 02/02/1969, edited version; °remixed originally unreleased single version; °°single version

Collector's notes: The availability of the material from the Love You till Tuesday soundtrack made it more difficult to correctly identify the actual tracks on the Deram (etc.) compilations. At least they included the correct version of Space Oddity here.


David Bowie:

Best of the Best

(Seagull/Dae Seong SYD-024; South Korea 1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate release, insert

Tracks: Space Oddity / Changes / Golden Years / Five Years / Star / Sound and Vision / Ziggy Stardust // Young Americans / Starman / Rock'n'Roll Suicide / 1984 / Beauty and the Beast / "Heroes" (long English version)

Other notes: all tracks regular album versions; incorrect tracklisting on cover and labels



David Bowie:

Fame 90 - Exclusive Changes Pack

(EMI FAMES 90; UK 03/1990)

Format: 7"

Release notes: limited edition, PS: envelope cover with 3 prints

Tracks: Fame 90 (Gass mix) // Fame 90 (Queen Latifah's rap version)

Other notes: remixes of 1975 track




David Bowie:

Fame 90

(EMI FAME PD 90; UK 03/1990)

Format: 7"

Release notes: picture disc, limited edition, insert, plastic NC

Tracks: Fame 90 (Gass mix) // Fame 90 (Queen Latifah's rap version)

Other notes: remixes of 1975 track


David Bowie:

Fame 90 - The Arthur Baker Mixes

(EMI 12FAMEDJ 90; UK 03/1990)

Format: 12"

Release notes: promo, black NC with title sticker

Tracks: Fame 90 (House mix) // Fame 90 (Hip Hop mix) / Fame 90 (Gass mix)

Other notes: remixes of 1975 track

Collector's notes: The label, which would be rather unusual for a stock copy, and the catalogue number indicate that this is a promo for DJs, although this is not explicitely stated on the label or the sticker.


David Bowie:

Fame 90

(EMI 006 20 3805 7; Germany 03/1990)

Format: 7"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: Fame 90 (Gass mix) // Fame 90 (Queen Latifah's rap version)

Other notes: remixes of 1975 track


David Bowie:

Fame 90

(EMI 060 20 3805 6; Germany 03/1990)

Format: 12"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: Fame 90 (House mix) // Fame 90 (Hip Hop mix) / Fame 90 (Gass mix)

Other notes: remixes of 1975 track


David Bowie:

Fame 90

(Toshiba-EMI PRP-1506; Japan 1990)

Format: 7"

Release notes: promo-only, PS (insert with NC)

Tracks: Fame 90 (Gass mix)* // Space Oddity

Other notes: *remix of 1975 track, titled "remix" on cover


David Bowie:

Fame 90

(EMI 12PS 121; South Africa 1990)

Format: 12"

Release notes: promo-only, white NC with sticker

Tracks: Fame 90 (LP version)* / Fame 90 (Queen Latifah)** / Fame 90 (House mix) // Fame 90 (LP version)* / Fame 90 (Queen Latifah)** / Fame 90 (House mix)

Other notes: remixes of 1975 track; *identical to the Gass mix; **identical to Queen Latifah's rap version

Collector's notes: A South African promo-only with identical A and B-side.


David Bowie:

So Far... 1990

(EMI BOW 908; UK 1990)

Format: CD

Release notes: promo-only, CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: An Occasional Dream / The Man Who Sold the World / Life on Mars? / Starman / Drive-In Saturday / Sorrow / 1984 / Suffragette City*

Other notes: *live, Tower Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 10-13/07/1974; from the album David Live (1974)

Collector's notes: A promo-only "mini album" to promote the series of album re-issues that started with Space Oddity.


David Bowie:

Space Oddity

(Ryko RALP 0131-2; USA 04/1990)

Format: LP/12"

Release notes: 3-sided LP, limited edition, clear vinyl, FOC, OBI, sticker on shrinkwrap

Tracks: Space Oddity / Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed / Don't Sit Down / Letter to Hermione / The Cygnet Committee // Janine / An Occasional Dream / Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud / God Only Knows / Memory of a Free Festival // Conversation Piece* / Memory of a Free Festival Part 1 (single version)** / Memory of a Free Festival Part 2 (single version)**

Other notes: re-issue of album David Bowie (UK version, 1969) with bonus tracks: *original single version, from the 1970 single; **from the 1970 single

Collector's notes: After EMI had acquired the rights to Bowie's RCA catalogue, they (and Ryko in the USA) started a major re-issue programme. The first hint at that had been the Sound + Vision box. Now they began re-releasing the RCA albums, usually with bonus tracks, and most of them on both CD and vinyl. The US vinyl copies of the albums up to David Live were released in clear vinyl. The first four of the original single LPs (up to Ziggy Stardust) were even issued as LP/12" sets (i.e. 3-sided LPs with a blank fourth side). The side 4 label shown here was used for all four 3-sided albums.
The first three releases from this series bore a "Sound + Vision" sticker on the shrinkwrap.





David Bowie:

The Man Who Sold the World

(Ryko RALP 0132-2; USA 04/1990)

Format: LP/12"

Release notes: 3-sided LP, limited edition, clear vinyl, FOC, OBI, sticker on shrinkwrap

Tracks: The Width of a Circle / All the Madmen / Black Country Rock / After All // Running Gun Blues / Saviour Machine / She Shook Me Cold / The Man Who Sold the World / The Supermen // Lightning Frightening* / Holy Holy** / Moonage Daydream*** / Hang on to Yourself***

Other notes: re-issue of 1970 album (US/UK/Australia version) with bonus tracks: *studio recording c. 01/1970, edited version; **re-recording, late summer 1971, from the 1974 single, but longer fadeout; ***from the 1971 Arnold Corns single, spoken intro on Moonage Daydream omitted

Collector's notes: Although there are great bonus tracks on this release, there are also some strange errors and edits: the cover falsely states that Holy Holy is the original recording, Lightning Frightening is a strange edit that fades out rather abruptly, and Moonage Daydream isn't complete, either - here the short spoken intro from the original single is missing.
Note that the cover of the album seems to have been copied from one of the counterfeits (probably the Japanese one, since there is no printed wear): it is cropped, so that Bowie's feet touch the margin.
Note that I have changed the order of pictures to save space.
Same sticker and side 4 label as in this entry.



David Bowie:

The Man Who Sold the World

(EMI 064 7 91837 1; Germany 04/1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: standard EMI labels, FOC

Tracks: The Width of a Circle / All the Madmen / Black Country Rock / After All / Running Gun Blues / Saviour Machine // She Shook Me Cold / The Man Who Sold the World / The Supermen / Lightning Frightening* / Holy Holy** / Moonage Daydream*** / Hang on to Yourself***

Other notes: re-issue of 1970 album (US/UK/Australia version) with bonus tracks: *studio recording c. 01/1970, edited version; **re-recording, late summer 1971, from the 1974 single, but longer fadeout; ***from the 1971 Arnold Corns single, spoken intro on Moonage Daydream omitted

Collector's notes: This is the European counterpart of the above album. On European issues, the tracks of the re-issue were distributed over two sides. Some albums of the European re-issue series (also German albums) have picture labels. I'm not entirely sure if there are German copies of TMWSTW with picture labels, too.



David Bowie:

Hunky Dory

(Ryko RALP 0133-2; USA 04/1990)

Format: LP/12"

Release notes: 3-sided LP, limited edition, clear vinyl, FOC, OBI, sticker on shrinkwrap

Tracks: Changes / Oh! You Pretty Things / Eight Line Poem / Life on Mars? / Kooks / Quicksand // Fill Your Heart / Andy Warhol / Song for Bob Dylan / Queen Bitch / The Bewlay Brothers // Bombers* / The Supermen** / Quicksand*** / The Bewlay Brothers°

Other notes: re-issue of 1971 album (1971) bonus tracks: *recorded during the Hunky Dory sessions, c. 06/1971; **from the Revelations various artists album (1972); ***demo, 1971; °alternate mix

Collector's notes: Same sticker and side 4 label as in this entry.



David Bowie:

Rock'n'Roll Suicide

(The Swinging Pig TSP 041-2; Luxembourg 1990)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: bootleg, coloured vinyl, FOC

Tracks: Hang On to Yourself / Ziggy Stardust / Changes / The Supermen / Life on Mars? // Five Years / Space Oddity / Andy Warhol / My Death // The Width of a Circle / Queen Bitch / Moonage Daydream // John, I'm Only Dancing / Waiting for the Man / The Jean Genie / Suffragette City / Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Other notes: live, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 20/10/1972; same show as on 1974 bootleg, but omitting intro music; incorrect tracks/sides distribution on cover

Collector's notes: A very professional "protection gap" bootleg, which was available in regular record shops. The sound quality is great, but hardly superior to the original bootleg.



David Bowie:

Ashes to Ashes

(EMI 7P 519021; Germany 1990)

Format: 7"

Release notes: promo-only, PS

Tracks: Ashes to Ashes (album version) // "Heroes" (short English version)

Other notes: One of several promo-only releases to promote the upcoming Changes compilation.


David Bowie:

Ashes to Ashes

(EMI 006 12 2356 7; Spain 1990)

Format: 7"

Release notes: promo-only, limited edition, number 325/500, PS

Tracks: Ashes to Ashes (album version) // Starman


David Bowie:

Changes

(Ryko RALP 0171-2; USA 04/1990)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: limited edition, clear vinyl, FOC, OBI

Tracks: Space Oddity / John, I'm Only Dancing* / Changes / Ziggy Stardust / Suffragette City // The Jean Genie / Diamond Dogs / Rebel Rebel** / Young Americans // Fame 90 (Gass mix) / Golden Years / "Heroes" (short English version) / Ashes to Ashes // Fashion / Let's Dance*** / China Girl*** / Modern Love*** / Blue Jean

Other notes: all tracks regular album versions, except: *original version; **single edit; ***re-created single edit



David Bowie:

Changes

(EMI 164 7 94180 1; Germany 04/1990)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: FOC with tour sticker

Tracks: Space Oddity / Starman / John, I'm Only Dancing* / Changes / Ziggy Stardust / Suffragette City // The Jean Genie / Life on Mars? / Diamond Dogs / Rebel Rebel** / Young Americans // Fame 90 (Gass mix) / Golden Years / Sound and Vision / "Heroes" (short English version) / Ashes to Ashes // Fashion / Let's Dance** / China Girl** / Modern Love** / Blue Jean

Other notes: all tracks regular album versions, except: *original version; **single edit

Collector's notes: The European version of the album contains more tracks than the US issue.



David Bowie:

Changes Vol. I

(EMI 10077; Argentina 1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: title on label Cambiosbowie - Vol. I

Tracks: Space Oddity / John, I'm Only Dancing* / Changes / The Jean Genie / Diamond Dogs / Fame 90 (Gass mix)** // "Heroes" (short English version) / Ashes to Ashes / Fashion / Let's Dance*** / China Girl*** / Blue Jean

Other notes: all tracks regular album versions, except: *original version; **titled "remix" on the cover; ***single edit

Collector's notes: The Argentine edition of the album was split into two single LPs, Vol. I and Vol. II. Taken together, the two albums contain exactly the same tracks (and edits) as the European version. However, the distribution of the songs over the four sides is rather odd.


David Bowie:

Changes Vol. II

(EMI 10080; Argentina 1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: title on label Cambiosbowie - Vol. II

Tracks: Sound and Vision / Modern Love* / Ziggy Stardust / Suffragette City / Life on Mars? // Young Americans / Golden Years / Rebel Rebel* / Starman

Other notes: *single edit


David Bowie:

Sound & Vision Press Confer­ence London 23.1.90

((Sound +7); UK 1990)

Format: 7"

Release notes: picture disc, NC

Tracks: press conference // press conference

Other notes: recorded in London, 23/01/90


Various Artists:

May 90 Mixes 1

(DMC 88/1; UK 05/1990)

Format: 12"

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

Tracks: David Bowie: David Bowie Megamix* / various artists: May Madness // various artists: Paradise Lost / Sinead O'Connor: Nothing Compares 2 U (Gurumix) / Gwen Guthrie: Ain't Nothin' Goin' On but the Rent (Seduced for the Summer mix)

Other notes: *includes Fame, Golden Years, Fashion, Let's Dance, The Jean Genie, Rebel Rebel

Collector's notes: A typical various artists promo-only, distributed to club DJs, similar to the Disconet 12" singles. Usually, such records contain exclusive mixes.


Adrian Belew featuring David Bowie:

Pretty Pink Rose

(Atlantic A7904T (7567 86173-0); UK 05/1990)

Format: 12"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: Adrian Belew featuring David Bowie: Pretty Pink Rose (LP version)* // Adrian Belew: Heartbeat / Adrian Belew: Oh Daddy

Other notes: *vocals by David Bowie and Adrian Belew; studio recording, New York, 01/1990


Adrian Belew featuring David Bowie:

Pretty Pink Rose

(Atlantic A 7904 (7567-87904-7LA); Germany 05/1990)

Format: 7"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: Adrian Belew featuring David Bowie: Pretty Pink Rose (edit)* // Adrian Belew: Heartbeat

Other notes: *vocals by David Bowie and Adrian Belew; studio recording, New York, 01/1990


Adrian Belew:

Young Lions

(Atlantic 7567-82099-1; Germany 05/1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: OIS, sticker on cover

Tracks (Bowie): Pretty Pink Rose* // Gunman**

Other notes: *vocals by David Bowie and Adrian Belew; **vocals by David Bowie; studio recordings, New York, 01/1990



David Bowie:

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

(Ryko RALP 0134-2/LSD-4702/PCD 10124; USA 06/1990)

Format: LP/CD

Release notes: promo-only, FOC with promo-sticker, 4 inserts

Tracks:

LP (LSD-4702):

see original issue

CD (PCD 10124):

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 / John, I'm Only Dancing* / Velvet Goldmine** / Sweet Head*** / Ziggy Stardust° / Lady Stardust°°

Other notes: LP with artificial background noise, re-issue of 1972 album; CD also a re-issue of album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972), but with bonus tracks: *original version, from the 1972 single; **recorded during the Ziggy Stardust sessions, Trident Studios, late 1971, from the 1975 7"EP, but longer fadeout; ***recorded during the Ziggy Stardust sessions, Trident Studios, 11/1971 (edited version); °demo, 1971; °°demo, Radio Luxembourg Studios, 09-10/03/1971

Collector's notes: EMI/Ryko prepared the re-issue of Bowie's breakthrough album in much detail, starting with this funny promo-only set. It comes in a fold-out cover whose outer side is identical to that of the regular issue, but whose inner side is unique to this promo. The cover contains a vinyl copy of the Ziggy album without any bonus tracks, but with artificial surface noise to demonstrate the "deficiencies" of the vinyl format. Moreover, the labels of the disc mock the original RCA label design and US catalogue number ("LSD-4702" instead of "LSP-4702").
Inside the cover there is an attached neutral plastic CD cover containing the CD version of the album (with the bonus tracks and without surface noise, of course). Sadly, they put the discs into the covers before the print had dried, so that in most (if not all) cases the disc sticks to the cover. If you remove it, much of the print remains on the plastic cover, which is why my copy looks so strange. However, even after more than 20 years it still plays perfectly.





David Bowie:

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

(Ryko RALP 0134-2; USA 06/1990)

Format: LP/12"

Release notes: 3-sided LP, limited edition, clear vinyl, FOC, OBI

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 // John, I'm Only Dancing* / Velvet Goldmine** / Sweet Head*** / Ziggy Stardust° / Lady Stardust°°

Other notes: re-issue of 1972 album with bonus tracks: *original version, from the 1972 single; **recorded during the Ziggy Stardust sessions, Trident Studios, late 1971, from the 1975 7"EP, but longer fadeout; ***recorded during the Ziggy Stardust sessions, Trident Studios, 11/1971 (edited version); °demo, 1971; °°demo, Radio Luxembourg Studios, 09-10/03/1971

Collector's notes: Same side 4 label as in this entry.


David Bowie:

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

(EMI 064-79 4400 1; Germany 06/1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: picture labels, FOC

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 / John, I'm Only Dancing* / Velvet Goldmine** / Sweet Head*** / Ziggy Stardust° / Lady Stardust°°

Other notes: re-issue of 1972 album with bonus tracks: *original version, from the 1972 single; **recorded during the Ziggy Stardust sessions, Trident Studios, late 1971, from the 1975 7"EP, but longer fadeout; ***recorded during the Ziggy Stardust sessions, Trident Studios, 11/1971 (edited version); °demo, 1971; °°demo, Radio Luxembourg Studios, 09-10/03/1971

Collector's notes: As usual, the European version of the vinyl issue consisted of a single LP.



David Bowie:

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

(EMI CDP 79 4400 0; UK 06/1990)

Format: CD

Release notes: cardboard box, book with sticker

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 / John, I'm Only Dancing* / Velvet Goldmine** / Sweet Head*** / Ziggy Stardust° / Lady Stardust°°

Other notes: CD re-issue of 1972 album with bonus tracks: *original version, from the 1972 single; **recorded during the Ziggy Stardust sessions, Trident Studios, late 1971, from the 1975 7"EP, but longer fadeout; ***recorded during the Ziggy Stardust sessions, Trident Studios, 11/1971 (edited version); °demo, 1971; °°demo, Radio Luxembourg Studios, 09-10/03/1971

Collector's notes: In Europe, there was a "normal" CD edition of the album (i.e. the album from this box sold separately) and this "deluxe set" in a cardboard box with a nice CD-sized book.




Adrian Belew featuring David Bowie:

Pretty Pink Rose

(WEA 1.301; Spain 07/1990)

Format: 7"

Release notes: promo-only, PS

Tracks: Pretty Pink Rose (edit) // Pretty Pink Rose (edit)

Other notes: vocals by David Bowie and Adrian Belew; studio recording, New York, 01/1990; edit minimally longer than on the German single

Collector's notes: The edit on the Spanish promo single is actually a few seconds longer than the regular single edit.


David Bowie:

Aladdin Sane

(Ryko RALP 0135-2; USA 07/1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: limited edition, clear vinyl, FOC, OBI

Tracks: see original album

Other notes: re-issue of 1973 album

Collector's notes: It is not surprising that this re-issue came as a single LP - this was the practice in the case of all further LPs of the re-issue series (except for David Live, of course). What was surprising, though, was that there were no bonus tracks on this album, although there would have been suitable candidates, like All the Young Dudes.



David Bowie:

Aladdin Sane

(EMI 064-7 94768 1; Germany 07/1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: picture labels, FOC

Tracks: see original album

Other notes: re-issue of 1973 album



David Bowie:

Pin Ups

(Ryko RALP 0136-2; USA 07/1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: limited edition, clear vinyl, FOC, OBI

Tracks: Rosalyn / Here Comes the Night / I Wish You Would / See Emily Play / Everything's Alright / I Can't Explain / Friday on My Mind // Sorrow / Don't Bring Me Down / Shapes of Things / Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere / Where Have All the Good Times Gone / Growin' Up* / Amsterdam**

Other notes: re-issue of 1973 album with bonus tracks: *studio recording, Olympic Studios, 11/1973; **studio recording, Trident Studios, London, summer 1971, from the 1973 single



David Bowie:

Pin Ups

(EMI 064-7 94767 1; Germany 07/1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: picture labels, FOC

Tracks: see US re-issue

Other notes: re-issue of 1973 album with bonus tracks



Tin Machine:

Press Conference, Paris 89

(TIN 7P; UK 1990)

Format: 7"

Release notes: picture disc, 33 1/3 rpm, NC

Tracks: press conference // press conference

Other notes: recorded in Paris, 1989


David Bowie:

Disco Promocional

(RCA-PRO-0287; Hungary 1990)

Format: 12"

Release notes: bootleg, 1-sided, 33 1/3 rpm, side 1: printed label, side 2: plain label, PS

Tracks: "Héros" (short French version) / Tonight / Arnold Corns: Moonage Daydream / Arnold Corns: Hang On to Yourself / Arnold Corns: Man in the Middle

Other notes: all tracks taken from official releases

Collector's notes: Despite its title and catalogue number, this record is neither a promo nor by RCA, but simply a bootleg with four moderately rare tracks and the common Tonight. For all I know, it is a re-issue of an equally superfluous picture disc from 1987.



David Bowie:

Diamond Dogs

(Ryko RALP 0137-2; USA 08/1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: limited edition, clear vinyl, FOC, OBI

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 / Dodo* / Candidate**

Other notes: re-issue of 1974 album with bonus tracks: *studio recording, Olympic Studios, late 1973; **"alternative Candidate", studio recording from the Diamond Dogs sessions, 01/01/1974



David Bowie:

Diamond Dogs

(EMI 064-79 5211 1; D 08/1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: picture labels, FOC with sticker

Tracks: see US re-issue

Other notes: re-issue of 1974 album with bonus tracks



David Bowie:

David Live

(Ryko RALP 0138/39-2; USA 08/1990)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: limited edition, clear vinyl, FOC, OBI

Tracks: 1984 / Rebel Rebel / Moonage Daydream / Sweet Thing (incl. 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 / Diamond Dogs / Big Brother / The Width of a Circle / The Jean Genie / Rock'n'Roll Suicide / band intro* / Here Today, Gone Tomorrow* / Time*

Other notes: live, Tower Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 10-13/07/1974, re-issue of 1974 album with *bonus tracks



David Bowie:

Sound + Vision Tour 1990

(EMI 9951 216; Brazil 1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: promo-only, insert

Tracks: Fame 90 (Queen Latifah version) / Fame 90 (Hip Hop mix)* / Fame 90 (Gass mix)** // Space Oddity / Starman / Let's Dance / China Girl / Modern Love

Other notes: *called "Hip Hop version" on the cover; **called "remix" on the cover

Collector's notes: A "mini-album" released to promote both the EMI re-issue series and Bowie's forthcoming Sound + Vision tour.



David Bowie:

Let's Dance

(EMI SP 1447; France 1990)

Format: 12"

Release notes: promo-only, PS

Tracks: Let's Dance (album version) // Let's Dance (album version)


David Bowie:

Introspective

(Baktabak LINT 5001; UK 09/1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: clear vinyl, sticker

Tracks: I'm Not Losing Sleep / I Did Everything / David Bowie with the Lower Third: Can't Help Thinking about Me / interview, part 1 // Do Anything You Say / Good Morning Girl / David Bowie with the Lower Third: And I Say to Myself / interview, part 2

Other notes: re-issue of album Don't Be Fooled by the Name (1981) with additional interview from 1990




David Bowie:

White Light - White Heat

(The Swingin' Pig TSP 053; Luxemburg 1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: bootleg, white marbled vinyl

Tracks: White Light/White Heat* / Let Me Sleep beside You** / Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed** / Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud*** / Bombers° / Looking for a Friend° / Almost Grown° / Kooks° // The Supermen°° / Ziggy Stardust°°° / Five Years°°° / Starman+ / Rock'n'Roll Suicide* / Hang on to Yourself°°° / Waiting for the Man°°°

Other notes: *Sounds of the Seventies: Bob Harris BBC programme, Mada Vale Studio 4, London, 23/05/1972; **The Dave Lee Travis Show BBC programme, Aeolian Hall Studio 2, London, 20/10/1969; ***Sounds of the Seventies: Andy Ferris BBC programme, Playhouse Theatre Studios, London, 25/03/1970; °In Concert: John Peel BBC programme, Paris Cinema Studio, London, 03/06/1971; °°Sounds of the Seventies: Bob Harris BBC programme, Kensington House Studio T1, 21/09/1971; °°°Sounds of the Seventies: Bob Harris BBC programme, Maida Vale Studio 5, London, 18/01/1972; +The Johnny Walker Lunchtime Show BBC programme, Aeolian Hall Studio 2, London, 22/05/1972

Collector's notes: Another very professionally made "protection gap" bootleg from Swingin' Pig. The sound quality is great!




David Bowie:

Strange Fascination

(A Lomart Production (DB-A-D); EC 1990)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: bootleg, plain black box, insert sticker, 2 covers, (incomplete) replica of show programme

Tracks: intro / 1984 / Rebel Rebel / Moonage Daydream / Sweet Thing/Candidate*/Sweet Thing (reprise)* / Changes // Suffragette City / Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)/On Broadway* / All the Young Dudes / Cracked Actor / When You Rock'n'Roll with Me / Knock on Wood // It's Gonna Be Me / Space Oddity / Future Legend*/Diamond Dogs / Big Brother/Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family* / Time / The Jean Genie / Rock'n'Roll Suicide / band introduction* / John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)

Other notes: live, Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, 05/09/1974; *not listed on covers

Collector's notes: One of the best Bowie vinyl bootlegs, and the first one with material from the "Phillydogs" tour in excellent sound quality. It's a very convincing soundboard recording, only All the Young Dudes is incomplete. A version with the complete song and even better sound circulates on the internet, but nonetheless this is a fantastic album with a very attractive packaging. The first picture shows the box with the insert sticker (not attached).




David Bowie:

Wild-Eyed Boy

(Retropop 159082; Japan 1990)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Queen Bitch / Bombers / The Supermen / Looking for a Friend / Almost Grown / Kooks / Song for Bob Dylan / Andy Warhol / It Ain't Easy / Oh! You Pretty Things* / Queen Bitch** / Five Years***

Other notes: In Concert: John Peel radio show, Paris Cinema Studio, 03/06/1971; except: *The Johnny Walker Lunchtime Show BBC programme, Aeolian Hall Studio 2, London, 22/05/1972; **Sounds of the Seventies: John Peel BBC programme, Kensington House Studio T1, London, 11/01/1972; Sounds of the Seventies: Bob Harris BBC programme, Maida Vale Studio 5, London, 18/01/1972

Collector's notes: Another collection of radio sessions, but not a particularly good one: the show recorded 03/06/1971 has a rather poor sound, the rest is slightly better, but not better than what had been on earlier bootlegs.


David Bowie:

Chameleon Chronicles Vol. 1

(Living Legend LLRCD 048; Italy 1990)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Bowie on boots* / Waiting for the Man** / The Gospel According to Tony Day*** / Davie Jones with the King Bees: Liza Jane° / The Manish Boys: I Pity the Fool°° / The Manish Boys: Take My Tip°° / Davie Jones with the King Bees: Louie, Louie Go Home° / The Supermen°°° / You're Holding Me Down+ / Love You till Tuesday++ / Don't Sit Down+++ / Love You till Tuesday/Lieb dich bis Dienstag# / When I Live My Dream/Mit dir in meinem Traum# / All the Madmen##

Other notes: *excerpt from an interview (1983, according to cover), **studio recording, Decca Studios, 05/04/1967; ***from the 1967 single; °from the 1964 single; °°from the 1965 single; °°°from the Revelations various artists compilation; +not Bowie (see the entry in the "Apocrypha" section under "Contributions etc."); ++demo, 1966; +++from the album David Bowie (UK version, 1969); #original versions from 1967 with voice overdubs recorded at Trident Studios, 29/01/1969; recorded for the non-realised German broadcast of the Love You till Tuesday movie; ##unknown mix, possibly fake

Collector's notes: A strange "protection gap" compilation bootleg, consisting mainly of officially released material. For those who didn't have the German/English tracks it might have been interesting, but by and large it was superfluous. The sound quality is very good to excellent.



David Bowie:

Chameleon Chronicles Vol. 2

(Living Legend LLRCD 049; Italy 1990)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Space Oddity* / Love Song* / When I'm Five* / Life Is a Circus* / Penny Lane** / A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You** / The Mask*** / The Laughing Gnome° / In the Heat of the Morning°° / Karma Man°° / Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola°°°

Other notes: *home demos, Clareville Grove, London, 02?/02/1969; **not Bowie; ***backing track of the mime from the Love You till Tuesday movie (1969); °from the 1967 single; °°fake alternative versions; °°°from the 1970 single

Collector's notes: Another compilation of mostly official and not really rare material. For Penny Lane and A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You, see the entry in the "Apocrypha" section of "Contributions etc.". In the Heat the Heat of the Morning and Karma Man are simply the original versions with a bit of homemade re-mixing. Same good sound quality and same disc design as on Vol. 1.



David Bowie:

Chameleon Chronicles Vol. 3

(Living Legend LLRCD 050; Italy 1990)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Let Me Sleep beside You* / Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed* / Janine* / The Width of a Circle** / Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud** / Amsterdam*** / God Knows I'm Good*** / Bowie on boots/Bowie credits bootleggers° / Waiting for the Man** / Waiting for the Man°°

Other notes: *The Dave Lee Travis Show BBC programme, Aeolian Hall Studio 2, London, 20/10/1969; **Sounds of the Seventies: Andy Ferris BBC programme, Playhouse Theatre Studios, London, 25/03/1970; ***The Sunday Show BBC programme, Paris Cinema Studio, London, 05/02/1970; °excerpt from an interview (1983, according to cover); °°Sounds of the Seventies: Bob Harris BBC programme, Maida Vale Studio 5, London, 18/01/1972

Collector's notes: Vol. 3 of the series is a decent compilation of BBC sessions. The sound quality is quite good and at least there is no fake material on this CD. Same disc design as on Vol. 1.



David Bowie:

Look Back in Anger

((no number); ?? 1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: bootleg, red title on cover, numbered insert, limited edition number 238

Tracks: Starman* / Drive-In Saturday** / Young Americans*** / Stay° / Five Years° // "Heroes"°° / What in the World°°° / Look Back in Anger# / Never Let Me Down## / Space Oddity###

Other notes: *Johnny Walker Lunchtime Show BBC programme, Aeolian Hall Studio 2, London, 22/05/1972; **live, Pirate's Cove, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 17/11/1972; ***Dick Cavett US TV Show, 02/11/1974; °Dinah Shore US TV show, 03/01/1976; °°Top of the Pops UK TV show, UK, 19/10/1977 (with playback instrumental backing); °°°Musikladen Extra German TV show, Bremen, Germany, 30/05/1978; #Intruders at the Palace UK TV show, 01/07/1988; ##Top of the Pops US TV show, USA, 08?/1987 (exact date of recording unknown); ###live, press conference, Rainbow Theatre, London, 23/01/1990

Collector's notes: An interesting compilation album in acceptable to very good sound quality. Note Bowie's error on Space Oddity ("This is Ground Control... this is Major Tom to Ground Control..."). There are also copies with a yellow title on the cover. My copy has a pressing error (it sticks between two tracks), but I don't know if this is a feature of any larger number of copies.
The back of the insert is plain white.


David Bowie:

Sound + Vision

(Pop Tunes PT 316; France 1990)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: bootleg

Tracks: Intro / Space Oddity / Changes / TVC 15 / Rebel Rebel / Golden Years / Be My Wife / Ashes to Ashes // Queen Bitch / Fashion / Life on Mars? / Blue Jean / Let's Dance / Stay // China Girl / Ziggy Stardust / Sound and Vision / Station to Station / Young Americans // Suffragette City / Fame / "Heroes" / Pretty Pink Rose / The Jean Genie / Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Other notes: live, Sport Paleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, 30/03/1990

Collector's notes: A very good audience recording.


David Bowie:

Stairway to Paris

(Faith Healer/Sudden Death FH/SDR 003; ?? 1990)

Format: LP

Release notes: bootleg, plain blue labels, wraparound cardboard cover

Tracks: Intro / Space Oddity / Changes / TVC 15 / Rebel Rebel / Golden Years / Be My Wife // Ashes to Ashes / John, I'm Only Dancing / Fashion / Life on Mars? / Blue Jean / Let's Dance

Other notes: live, Bercy, Paris, 03/04/1990

Collector's notes: And another very good audience recording!


David Bowie:

Jukebox Jive Recorded Live...

((DABO 8490); EC 1990)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: bootleg

Tracks: Space Oddity / Changes / TVC 15 / Rebel Rebel / Be My Wife / Ashes to Ashes / Queen Bitch // Fashion / Life on Mars? / Blue Jean / Let's Dance / Stay / China Girl // Sound and Vision / Ziggy Stardust / Station to Station / Young Americans / Suffragette City // Fame / "Heroes" (incl. parts of "Helden") / Pretty Pink Rose / The Jean Genie / Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Other notes: live, Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, 08/04/1990

Collector's notes: The sound of this recording is also very good, but not as good as that of the Rotterdam and Paris shows, and certainly inferior to that of the professionally recorded Milton Keynes gig. However, there are other reasons why this concert is of particular interest: for Bowie it seemed to be a kind of homecoming show, and he seemed to be really moved by the fall of the Berlin Wall. First, it includes the only live version of "Heroes" that I know on which Bowie actually sings (or tries to sing) some German verses. Second, he explains the background of the song Pretty Pink Rose, claiming that the "pretty pink rose" in question was actually socialism. Given this information, some verses of the song do not sound as "barmy" as Pegg considers them to be.



David Bowie:

Sound + Vision Japan 90

(SKALD Music VSN 180; ?? 1990)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: bootleg, marbled light blue and marbled green vinyl, labels of disc 2 reversed

Tracks: Intro* / Space Oddity / Changes / TVC 15 / Rebel Rebel / Be My Wife // Ashes to Ashes / Starman / Life on Mars? / Blue Jean / Let's Dance // China Girl / Sound and Vision / Ziggy Stardust / Young Americans / Suffragette City // Fame / "Heroes" / Modern Love / The Jean Genie/Gloria* / Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Other notes: live, Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, 16/05/1990; *not listed on cover

Collector's notes: A good show in great soundboard quality, taken from a TV broadcast. According to Bassman's David Bowie Page coloured vinyl copies are second pressings, but they seem to be rarer. The labels of disc 2 are identical to those of disc 1 except for the numbers printed on them. But note that side 3 of my copy bears the label of side 4 and vice versa.



1990 ↑ 1991 1992 ↓

David Bowie:

Greatest Hits Tour

(SKALD Music; ?? 1991)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: bootleg

Tracks: Intro / Space Oddity / Rebel Rebel / Be My Wife / Ashes to Ashes / Fashion / Life on Mars? // Pretty Pink Rose / Sound and Vision / Blue Jean / Let's Dance / Stay // Ziggy Stardust / China Girl / Station to Station / Young Americans // Suffragette City / Fame / "Heroes" / Changes / The Jean Genie / Gloria

Other notes: live, Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, UK, 05/08/1990; incorrect tracklisting on cover

Collector's notes: This is a soundboard recording from the radio broadcast of the show, so the sound quality is excellent. Note the presence of the old Them hit Gloria, which is here included as a full song, not only as a short bit attached to The Jean Genie.


David Bowie:

Young Americans

(EMI 064 7 96436 1; Germany 04/1991)

Format: LP

Release notes: picture labels, FOC, sticker on cover

Tracks: Young Americans / Win* / Fascination* / Right* / Somebody Up There Likes Me / Across the Universe // Can You Hear Me / Fame / Who Can I Be Now?** / It's Gonna Be Me** / John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)***

Other notes: re-issue of 1975 album with new mixes and bonus tracks: *new mixes (not credited on cover); **studio recordings from the Young Americans sessions, Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, 08/1974; ***studio recording from the Young Americans sessions, Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, 08/1974, full length version as on the 1979 12" single

Collector's notes: Strangely, three tracks were replaced by (minimally) re-mixed versions. From this album onwards there don't seem to be any more US vinyl versions of the re-issues.



David Bowie:

Station to Station

(EMI 064 7 96435 1; Germany 04/1991)

Format: LP

Release notes: picture labels, FOC, sticker on cover

Tracks: Station to Station / Golden Years / Word on a Wing / TVC 15 / Stay // Wild Is the Wind / Word on a Wing* / Stay*

Other notes: re-issue of 1976 album with bonus tracks: *live, Nassau Veterans' Memorial Colliseum, New York, 23/03/1976

Collector's notes: The re-issue of Station to Station was the only album of the series that had a radically different cover design, restoring the earlier full-colour cover that had once been intended to become the final cover. RCA copies of this cover are considered to be counterfeits.



David Bowie:

Westwood One Superstar Concert Series - Show #91-26

(Westwood One Radio Net­works CO 91-26; USA 06/1991)

Format: 3LP

Release notes: promo-only, for broadcast on June 29-30, 1991, side coupling: 1/4, 2/5, 3/6, FC-box, cue-sheet

Tracks: intro / ads / Space Oddity / Changes / TVC15 / Rebel Rebel / ads / out // Ashes to Ashes / Fashion / ads / out // Let's Dance / band introduction / China Girl / ads / out // Sound and Vision / Ziggy Stardust / Young Americans / ads / out // Suffragette City / Fame / Panic in Detroit / ads / out // Modern Love / The Jean Genie / Gloria / out / show promo (including The Jean Genie/Rebel Rebel)

Other notes: Bowie tracks live, Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, 16/05/1990

Collector's notes: A really fantastic radio show in perfect sound quality. The cue-sheet doesn't give the exact date of recording. Bowie played two shows in Tokyo: 15/05 and 16/05. But since the second performance was professionally recorded and filmed for TV broadcast in Japan, the show on these discs is almost certainly that one. Note that the also available box #91-45 has exactly the same tracks.


David Bowie:

Early On (1964-1966)

(Rhino R2 70526; USA 07/1991)

Format: CD

Release notes: jewel case with booklet and back inlay

Tracks: Davie Jones with the King Bees: Liza Jane / Davie Jones with the King Bees: Louie, Louie Go Home / The Manish Boys: I Pity the Fool* / The Manish Boys: Take My Tip* / That's Where My Heart Is** / I Want My Baby Back** / Bars of the County Jail** / Davy Jones: You've Got a Habit of Leaving / Davy Jones: Baby Loves That Way / I'll Follow You*** / Glad I've Got Nobody*** / David Bowie with the Lower Third: Can't Help Thinking about Me / David Bowie with the Lower Third: And I Say to Myself / Do Anything You Say / Good Morning Girl / I Dig Everything / I'm Not Losing Sleep

Other notes: official single versions, except: *alternative takes, IBC Studios, Portland Place, 15/01/1965, not identical to the original versions from the 1965 single; **demos, mid-1965; ***studio recordings, mid-1965, possibly from the same sessions as You've Got a Habit of Leaving

Collector's notes: A nice compilation of almost everything that Bowie had released in his pre-Deram days, plus a few previously unreleased demos. The two Manish Boys tracks are not the actually released versions, but previously unreleased alternative takes, although the booklet doesn't say so.



David Bowie:

Low

(EMI EMD 1027; UK 08/1991)

Format: LP

Release notes: picture labels, FOC, sticker on cover

Tracks: Speed of Life / Breaking Glass / What in the World / Sound and Vision / Always Crashing in the Same Car / Be My Wife / A New Career in a New Town // Warszawa / Art Decade / Weeping Wall / Subterreneans / Some Are* / All Saints** / Sound and Vision***

Other notes: re-issue of 1977 album with bonus tracks: *recorded during the Low sessions, late 1976; **studio recording, recorded between 1976 and 1979, probably recorded during the Low sessions, late 1976; ***1991 remix, identical to the David Richards remix

Collector's notes: For all I know, the 1991 re-issue of the Low album is the only edition of that album that had a fold-out cover (in some countries at least).



David Bowie:

Low

(EMI 064 7 97719 1; Germany 08/1991)

Format: LP

Release notes: picture labels, OIS, sticker on cover

Tracks: see UK issue

Other notes: re-issue of 1977 album with bonus tracks

Collector's notes: In Germany the last bunch of vinyl re-issues didn't have fold-out covers, but came in single covers, and information about the content was given on an inner sleeve.



David Bowie:

"Heroes"

(EMI 064 7 97720 1; Germany 08/1991)

Format: LP

Release notes: picture labels, OIS, sticker on cover

Tracks: Beauty and the Beast / Joe the Lion / "Heroes" (long English version) / Sons of the Silent Age / Blackout / V-2 Schneider / Sense of Doubt // Moss Garden / Neuköln / The Secret Life of Arabia / Abdulmajid* / Joe the Lion**

Other notes: re-issue 1977 album (UK version) with bonus tracks: *recorded during the Low or "Heroes" sessions, late 1976 or mid-1977; **1991 remix



David Bowie:

Lodger

(EMI 064 7 97724 1; Germany 08/1991)

Format: LP

Release notes: picture labels, OIS, sticker on cover

Tracks: Fantastic Voyage / African Nightflight / Move on / Yassassin (Turkish for: Long Life) / Red Sails / D.J. / Look Back in Anger / Boys Keep Swinging / Repetition / Red Money / I Pray, Olé* / Look Back in Anger**

Other notes: re-issue of 1979 album with bonus tracks: *recorded during the Lodger sessions, 09/1978 to 03/1979; **1988 re-recording

Collector's notes: Sadly, this was the last vinyl record in the EMI re-issue series. There were CD re-releases of Stage and Scary Monsters, but no vinyl re-issues.



Tin Machine:

You Belong in Rock n'Roll

(London/Victory INT 869 402-7/LON 305; UK 08/1991)

Format: 7"

Release notes: PS with sticker

Tracks: You Belong in Rock n'Roll (single version) // Amlapura (Indonesian version)*

Other notes: *recorded during the Tin Machine II sessions, Sydney, autumn 1989

Collector's notes: The single version of the A-side track is far superior to the album version.



Tin Machine:

You Belong in Rock n'Roll

(London/Victory INT 869 403-1/LONX 305; UK 08/1991)

Format: 12"

Release notes: PS with sticker, fold-out poster insert

Tracks: You Belong in Rock n'Roll (extended version) / You Belong in Rock n'Roll (LP version) // Amlapura (Indonesian version)* / Shakin' All Over**

Other notes: *recorded during the Tin Machine II sessions, Sydney, autumn 1989; **live, Leisure Centre, Newport, 01/07/1989



Tin Machine:

You Belong in Rock n'Roll

(London/Victory INT 869 402-7; Germany 08/1991)

Format: 7"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: You Belong in Rock n'Roll (single version) // Amlapura (Indonesian version)*

Other notes: *recorded during the Tin Machine II sessions, Sydney, autumn 1989


Tin Machine:

You Belong in Rock n'Roll

(London/Victory INT 869 403-1; Netherlands 08/1991)

Format: 12"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: You Belong in Rock n'Roll (extended version) / You Belong in Rock n'Roll (LP version) // Amlapura (Indonesian version)* / Shakin' All Over**

Other notes: *recorded during the Tin Machine II sessions, Sydney, autumn 1989; **live, Leisure Centre, Newport, 01/07/1989


Tin Machine:

You Belong in Rock n'Roll

(London/Victory INT 869 487-2; UK 08/1991)

Format: CDS

Release notes: limited edition picture CD, "tin" (cardboard) box, round fold-out insert

Tracks: You Belong in Rock n'Roll (extended version) / You Belong in Rock n'Roll (LP version) / Amlapura (Indonesian version)* / Shakin' All Over**

Other notes: *recorded during the Tin Machine II sessions, Sydney, autumn 1989; **live, Leisure Centre, Newport, 01/07/1989



Tin Machine:

You Belong in Rock n'Roll

(London/Victory INT 869 403-2; UK 08/1991)

Format: CDS

Release notes: limited edition picture CD, CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: You Belong in Rock n'Roll (single version) / Amlapura (Indonesian version)* / Stateside / Hammerhead*°

Other notes: *recorded during the Tin Machine II sessions, Sydney, autumn 1989; °full length version

Collector's notes: In the age of printable CDRs the concept of a "picture CD" appears absurd, but in 1991 colourful CDs were still quite new.


Tin Machine:

Tin Machine II

(London/Victory 828 272-1; Netherlands 09/1991)

Format: LP

Release notes: OIS

Tracks: Baby Universal / One Shot / You Belong in Rock n'Roll / If There Is Something / Amlapura / Betty Wrong // You Can't Talk / Stateside / Shopping for Girls / A Big Hurt / Sorry / Goodbye Mr. Ed / Hammerhead (excerpt)*

Other notes: recorded in Sydney, Australia, 10-12/1989, and Los Angeles, 03/1991; *not listed on cover

Collector's notes: Hammerhead is only a short instrumental bit of the song that was first released on the second You Belong in Rock n'Roll CDS.



Tin Machine:

Tin Machine II

(PolyGram/London 828 272-1/29361; Argentina 1991)

Format: LP

Release notes: promo

Tracks: see Dutch issue

Collector's notes: The Argentine release had a rather different cover.


Tin Machine:

Tin Machine II

(SNC ME 1807; Russia 1991)

Format: LP

Release notes: -

Tracks: Baby Universal / One Shot / You Belong in Rock n'Roll / If There Is Something / Amlapura // Betty Wrong / You Can't Talk / Shopping for Girls / A Big Hurt / Sorry / Goodbye Mr. Ed

Other notes: recorded in Sydney, Australia, 10-12/1989, and Los Angeles, 03/1991; omits Stateside and the Hammerhead excerpt

Collector's notes: I originally treated this as a pirate issue, but SNC actually seemed to have made legitimate lincensing deals. The Russian album has basically the same cover as the Dutch one, but, for some strange reason, omits two songs. The cover erroneously states that side 2 starts with You Can't Talk.


Tin Machine:

Tin Machine II

(Victory 314 511 216-2; USA 09/1991)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Baby Universal / One Shot / You Belong in Rock n'Roll / If There Is Something / Amlapura / Betty Wrong / You Can't Talk / Stateside / Shopping for Girls / A Big Hurt / Sorry / Goodbye Mr. Ed / Hammerhead (excerpt)*

Other notes: recorded in Sydney, Australia, 10-12/1989, and Los Angeles, 03/1991; *not listed on cover

Collector's notes: Victory USA obviously thought that - for some Americans, at least - the sight of a penis was more shocking than the sight of mutilated genitals...


Tin Machine:

Baby Universal

(London/Victory INT 869 582-7; UK 10/1991)

Format: 7"

Release notes: PS with sticker

Tracks: Baby Universal (new mix) // You Belong in Rock n'Roll (extended version)


Tin Machine:

Baby Universal

(London/Victory INT 869 583-1; UK 10/1991)

Format: 12"

Release notes: PS with sticker, print insert

Tracks: Baby Universal (extended version) // A Big Hurt* / Baby Universal*

Other notes: *Mark Goodier's Evening Session BBC programme, Maida Vale Studio 5, London, 13/08/1991



Tin Machine:

One Shot

(London/Victory INT 869 574-7; Germany 1991)

Format: 7"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: One Shot (remix) // Hammerhead


Tin Machine:

One Shot

(London/Victory INT 869 575 2; UK 1991)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: One Shot (remix) / Hammerhead


David Bowie:

Live USA

(Imtrat imt 900.028; Germany 1991)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Station to Station / Suffragette City / Fame* / Stay / Panic in Detroit / Changes / TVC 15 / Diamond Dogs* / Rebel Rebel / The Jean Genie

Other notes: live, Nassau Veterans' Memorial Colliseum, New York, 23/03/1976; *featuring guitar overdubs

Collector's notes: A German "protection gap" bootleg that was available quite cheap in regular record shops at the time. At first sight it is simply a CD re-issue of Resurrection on 84th Street, but Word on a Wing is missing, and - more important - there is an additional guitar on Fame and Diamond Dogs. Possibly, some guitarist wanted to have his chance to play with David Bowie... Well done, though! I must credit this information to Frifelt on Bassman's David Bowie Page, since I must admit that I didn't realise the fake guitar.



David Bowie:

Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture

(Globus International/BMG 210100-1312; Czechoslovakia 1991)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: red vinyl, FOC

Tracks: see original issue

Other notes: re-issue of 1983 album

Collector's notes: It is not absolutely clear if this re-issue is authorised or a pirate release. Be that as it may, this record was available in numerous colours: there are red copies (like this one), black ones, copies in marbled blue and so on.



David Bowie vs. 808 State:

Sound and Vision - Remix

(Ryko/Tommy Boy TB 510; Canada 12/1991)

Format: 12"

Release notes: white label-promo, 33 1/3 rpm, PS, promo-stamp on cover

Tracks: Sound and Vision (808 Giftmix) / Sound and Vision (808 'Lectric Blue remix instrumental) // Sound and Vision (David Richards remix 1991) / Sound and Vision (original version)

Collector's notes: The "808 Giftmix" is one of the few really good remixes of a Bowie track; the David Richards remix had previously been released on the re-issue of Low.


David Bowie vs. 808 State:

Sound and Vision - Remix

(Ryko/Tommy Boy TB 510; Canada 12/1991)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: Sound and Vision (808 Giftmix) / Sound and Vision (808 'Lectric Blue remix instrumental) // Sound and Vision (David Richards remix 1991) / Sound and Vision (original version)


1991 ↑ 1992 1993 ↓

Tin Machine:

High, Live and Dirty

(Beech Marten CO 25141; Italy 1992)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Amazing / Heaven's In Here / Sacrifice Yourself / Working Class Hero / Baby Can Dance / Maggie's Farm / I Can't Read / Under the God

Other notes: live, La Cigale, Paris, 25/06/1989

Collector's notes: A large part of the Paris gig from which several tracks have been released on singles or a bonus tracks. Since this album was copied from an official vinyl radio promo, the general sound quality is excellent. However, the vinyl album copied was not in particularly good shape. The occasional click is not a major problem, but there's even a skip on Amazing.


Tin Machine:

Radio Session

(Victory VICP-15014; Japan 01/1992)

Format: CDS

Release notes: jewel case with booklet, OBI and back inlay

Tracks: Baby Universal / Stateside / If There Is Something / Heaven's in Here

Other notes: Mark Goodier's Evening Session BBC programme, Maida Vale Studio 5, London, 13/08/1991

Collector's notes: This CD single, which was released only in Japan, comprises most of the Tin Machine BBC session. The missing track, A Big Hurt, had already been released on the Baby Universal 12" single.



David Bowie:

Stage

(Ryko RCD 10144/45; USA 01/1992)

Format: 2CD

Release notes: broad double jewel case with front and back inlay, multi-fold-out insert

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

Other notes: live, Spectrum Arena, Philadelphia, 28-29/4/1978, Civic Center, Providence, 5/5/1978, New Boston Garden Arena, Boston, 6/5/1978; re-issue of 1978 album with *bonus track



David Bowie:

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

(EMI CDP 79 9331 2; Netherlands 07/1992)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: It's No Game (Part 1) / Up the Hill Backwards / Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) / Ashes to Ashes / Fashion / Teenage Wildlife / Scream like a Baby / Kingdom Come / Because You're Young / It's No Game (Part 2) / Space Oddity* / Panic in Detroit** / Crystal Japan*** / Alabama Song°

Other notes: re-issue of 1980 album with bonus tracks: *re-recorded version for Kenny Everett's New Year's Eve Show, 12/1979, same recording as on the 1980 single, but different mix; **re-recorded version, 12/79; ***recorded during the Scary Monsters sessions, 1980, from the 1980 single; °Good Earth Studio, London, 02/07/1978, from the 1980 single



Tin Machine:

Live - Oy Vey, Baby

(London/Victory 828 328-1; Netherlands 07/1992)

Format: LP

Release notes: limited edition, 2 stickers on cover

Tracks: If There Is Something* / Amazing** / I Can't Read*** / Stateside° // Under the God°° / Goodbye Mr. Ed* / Heaven's in Here° / You Belong in Rock n'Roll**

Other notes: live: *NHK Hall, Tokyo, 05-06/02/1992; **Riviera, Chicago, 07/12/1991; ***Orpheum Theater, Boston, 20/11/1991; °Academy, New York, 27 or 29/11/1991; °°Kauseinenkin Kaikan, Sapporo, Japan, 10-11/02/1992


David Bowie:

Real Cool World

(WB 9362-40575-0; USA 08/1992)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: Real Cool World (12" Club mix) / Real Cool World (Cool Dub Thing #2) // Real Cool World (Cool Dub Thing #1) / Real Cool World (Cool Dub Overture)

Other notes: studio recording, Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, and Hit Factory, New York, 06-07/1992


David Bowie:

Real Cool World

(WB W 0127 5439-18808-7; Germany 08/1992)

Format: 7"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: Real Cool World (album edit) // Real Cool World (instrumental version)

Other notes: studio recording, Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, and Hit Factory, New York, 06-07/1992


David Bowie:

Real Cool World

(WB W 0127 T 9362-40575-0; Germany 08/1992)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: Real Cool World (12" Club mix) / Real Cool World (Cool Dub Thing #2) // Real Cool World (Cool Dub Thing #1) / Real Cool World (Cool Dub Overture)

Other notes: studio recording, Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, and Hit Factory, New York, 06-07/1992

Collector's notes: A rather unusual German 12" single, since the playing speed is 33 1/3 rpm.


David Bowie:

Real Cool World

(WB 9362-40575-2; Germany 08/1992)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with insert

Tracks: Real Cool World (album edit) / Real Cool World (radio remix) / Real Cool World (Cool Dub Thing #1) / Real Cool World (12" Club mix) / Real Cool World (Cool Dub Overture) / Real Cool World (Cool Dub Thing #2)

Other notes: studio recording, Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, and Hit Factory, New York, 06-07/1992


Various Artists:

Songs from the Cool World

(WB 9362-45009-1; Germany 08/1992)

Format: LP

Release notes: -

Tracks (Bowie): Real Cool World // -

Other notes: studio recording, Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, and Hit Factory, New York, 06-07/1992

Collector's notes: This German LP is the only vinyl source of the full length (5'25) album version of the track.


David Bowie:

Love You till Tuesday

(Pickwick PWKS 4131 P; UK 1992)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Space Oddity* / Love You till Tuesday** / When I'm Five / Ching-a-Ling*** / The Laughing Gnome / Rubber Band / Sell Me a Coat** / Davie Jones with the King Bees: Liza Jane / When I Live My Dream** / Let Me Sleep beside You / The London Boys

Other notes: CD re-issue of 1984 album with altered track list; *studio recording, Morgan Studios, Willesden, 02/02/1969, unedited version; **album versions; ***studio recording, Trident Studios, 24/10/1968, unedited version

Collector's notes: What appears to be a slightly modified re-issue of the soundtrack album at first sight is a quite different thing, in fact. Some tracks that appear in the movie have been replaced by the more familiar album versions. What makes this album attractive, however, are the unedited versions of Space Oddity and Ching-a-Ling. For the latter track this release seems to be the only official source of the full-length version (the version on the deluxe edition of the Deram album is a different mix).



Various Artists:

A Tribute to Freddie Mercury

(P 910012; Germany 10/1992)

Format: CD

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

Tracks (Bowie): Under Pressure* / All the Young Dudes** / The Lord's Prayer

Other notes: live, Wembley Stadium, London, 20/04/1992; *performed by Bowie and Annie Lennox, **performed by Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson with Bowie on backing vocals

Collector's notes: A cleverly made bootleg that looks like an official release at first sight. The cover even states that part of the money is donated to some Aids relief foundation. Perfect sound quality. All the Young Dudes was later officially released on Mick Ronson's posthumous Heaven and Hull album.



David Bowie:

Thin White Duke Live

(P 910028; ?? 1992)

Format: CD

Release notes: bootleg

Tracks: Changes* / Life on Mars?* / Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)** / Cat People (Putting Out Fire)** / Modern Love* / Ziggy Stardust* / Rock'n'Roll Suicide*** / Suffragette City*** / Five Years*** / "Heroes"** / Rebel Rebel* / Diamond Dogs° / Fashion** / Let's Dance** / Andy Warhol*** / Space Oddity* / Ashes to Ashes* / Station to Station*

Other notes: *live, Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, UK, 05/08/1990; **live, Forum, Montreal, Canada, 12?-13/07/1983; ***live, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 20/10/1972; °live, Nassau Veterans' Memorial Coliseum, New York, 23/03/1976

Collector's notes: This rather rare bootleg is a nice combination of live recordings from well-known sources, all of which were unreleased at the time. Excellent sound quality throughout. The catalogue number indicates that this might have been made by the same people who also made the A Tribute to Freddie Mercury bootleg.



Various Artists:

Ruby Trax - The NME's Roaring Forty

(Forty Records NMELP40; UK 11/1992)

Format: 3LP

Release notes: box with sticker on back, 3 covers, 3 OIS

Tracks (Tin Machine): - // - // - // - // - // Go Now

Other notes: live, Japan 1992, exact date and venue unknown

Collector's notes: A triple LP that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the influential British New Musical Express. It's a collection of cover versions of number 1 hits from the history of rock music. This album is the only official source of Tin Machine's cover version of the Moody Blues' Go Now. It has Tony Sales on lead vocals, and so it's not a musical masterpiece, which also makes it explicable that I hadn't realised the existence of this album for more than two decades.


Tin Machine:

Heaven's In Here

(The Swingin' Pig TSP 138-2; Luxembourg 1992)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: bootleg, brown/yellow marbled vinyl

Tracks: Crack City / Bus Stop / A Big Hurt / Goodbye Mr. Ed / Baby Universal / Go Now // Sacrifice Yourself / Stateside / Betty Wrong // Debaser / If There Is Something / I Can't Read / Heaven's in Here (includes excerpts from various other songs) // Sorry / Amazing / Baby Can Dance / You Belong in Rock n'Roll

Other notes: live, Riviera Theater, Chicago, 07/12/1991

Collector's notes: Another great "protection gap" bootleg from The Swingin' Pig, and, sadly, the last Bowie album they released before the "gap" was closed. The sound quality is brilliant, since the recording was taken from a radio broadcast, and the cover version Debaser is not available on any official record (of the other non-album track, Go Now, an alternative live version was released on the Ruby Trax set). According to Bassman's David Bowie Page, this is the only vinyl bootleg from that tour.



David Bowie:

The Best of David Bowie

(Creato/Mun HWA MHRL-1047 (Creato-2019); South Korea 1992)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate release

Tracks: Space Oddity / Five Years / Starman / I Can't Explain / The Jean Genie / John, I'm Only Dancing* // "Heroes" (long English version) / Rock'n'Roll Suicide / TVC 15 / Rebel Rebel / Changes

Other notes: all tracks regular album versions, except: *original version from the 1972 single

Collector's notes: Another typical South Korean pirate release, similar to The Best of the Best from 1990.


David Bowie:

Sound & Vision

(That's Life TL 930011; Germany 1992)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Space Oddity / Ashes to Ashes / Sound and Vision / Blue Jean / Let's Dance / China Girl / Fame / Pretty Pink Rose / Young Americans / Suffragette City / "Heroes" / Changes / The Jean Genie / White Light/White Heat / Modern Love

Other notes: live, Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, UK, 05/08/1990; wrong information on cover

Collector's notes: Although the cover claims that this was recorded in the USA, it's actually the Milton Keynes show again. So, basically it's an edited CD re-issue of Greatest Hits Tour, but with two tracks that are not on the vinyl version: White Light/White Heat and Modern Love. Same great sound quality as on the vinyl bootleg.



1992 ↑ 1993 1994 ↓

David Bowie:

Pin Ups

(AnTrop ATR 30295/30296; Russia 1993)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate pressing

Tracks: see original issues

Other notes: re-issue of 1973 album

Collector's notes: In the early 1990s the Russian label "Santa Records"/"AnTrop Records" released a number of albums by western artists - probably without any licence. Pin Ups, which has a different catalogue number on each label, was their only Bowie album and, judging from the catalogue number, was probably issued in 1993.
Note that it is a minor cover variation: the picture is cropped and the artist's name and the title are much larger than on most original issues. So it is similar to the original Colombian issue.


David Bowie:

Jump They Say

(BMG/Arista 74321 139427 JB; UK 03/1993)

Format: 7"

Release notes: jukebox promo-only, NC

Tracks: Jump They Say (radio edit)* // Pallas Athena (Don't Stop Praying remix)

Other notes: *called "7" version" on the label

Collector's notes: There were several of such British jukebox promos in the 1990s. The plastic-moulded label is difficult to read because it is only embossed without any colour.


David Bowie:

Jump They Say

(Arista B.I.R. 1; UK 03/1993)

Format: 12"

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

Tracks: Jump They Say (Brothers in Rhythm mix) // Jump They Say (Brothers in Rhythm instrumental)

Collector's notes: Note that this was the first British 12" single by Bowie that ran at the speed of 33 1/3 rpm.


David Bowie:

Jump They Say

(Arista LEFT 1; UK 03/1993)

Format: 12"

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

Tracks: Jump They Say (Leftfield 12" vocal)* / Jump They Say (Hard Hands mix)** // Jump They Say (Leftfield instrumental) / Jump They Say (Dub Oddity mix)

Other notes: *called "Leftfield vocal" on the cover; **called "Hard Hands vocal" on the cover

Collector's notes: The B-side label has an identical design (with a "B", of course).


David Bowie:

Jump They Say

(BMG/Arista 74321 139421; UK 03/1993)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: Jump They Say (Hard Hands mix) / Jump They Say (full album version) // Jump They Say (Leftfield 12" vocal) / Jump They Say (Dub Oddity mix)

Other notes: Remixes, remixes, remixes... instead of interesting B-side tracks.


David Bowie:

Jump They Say

(BMG/Savage 74758-50042-1; USA 03/1993)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: Jump They Say (Brothers in Rhythm mix) / Jump They Say (Leftfield mix) / Jump They Say (JAE-E remix) // Jump They Say (Brothers in Rhythm edit) / Jump They Say (Dub Oddity remix) / Pallas Athena (Don't Stop Praying remix)


David Bowie:

Jump They Say

(BMG/Arista 74321 13696 7; Netherlands 03/1993)

Format: 7"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: Jump They Say (radio edit) // Pallas Athena (Don't Stop Praying remix)


David Bowie:

Jump They Say

(BMG/Arista 74321 13696 1; Netherlands 03/1993)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: Jump They Say (Club Hart remix) / Jump They Say (JAE-E remix) / Jump They Say (JAE-E dub) // Jump They Say (Leftfield remix) / Jump They Say (Dub Oddity mix) / Pallas Athena (Don't Stop Praying remix)


David Bowie:

Jump They Say

(BMG/Arista 74321 13696 2; Germany 03/1993)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: Jump They Say (radio edit) / Jump They Say (JAE-E edit) / Jump They Say (Club Hart remix) / Jump They Say (Leftfield remix) / Pallas Athena (album version) / Pallas Athena (Don't Stop Praying remix)


David Bowie/Moodswings:

Nite Flights

(Arista HOME 1; UK 1993)

Format: 12"

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

Tracks: David Bowie: Nite Flights (Moodswings Back to Basics remix)* // Moodswings: 100% Total Success

Other notes: *mis-titled Niteflight on the label

Collector's notes: A relatively rare promo 12" with an awful remix that was later re-issued on the 2003 issue of Black Tie White Noise (which didn't make it better). Be that as it may, this is the only single release of this track.



David Bowie:

Black Tie White Noise

(BMG/Arista 74321 13697 1; Netherlands 04/1993)

Format: LP

Release notes: OIS

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

Other notes: recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, and Hit Factory, New York, 1992



David Bowie:

Black Tie White Noise

(BMG/Arista BVCA-612; Japan 04/1993)

Format: CD

Release notes: jewel case with multi-fold-out insert, Japanese booklet, OBI and back inlay

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 / Jump They Say (alternate mix) / Pallas Athena (Don't Stop Praying remix) / Lucy Can't Dance

Other notes: recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, and Hit Factory, New York, 1992

Collector's notes: Compared to the vinyl issue, the CD editions feature two bonus tracks: Lucy Can't Dance and a remix of Jump They Say. This Japanese issue has an additional mix of Pallas Athena as a further bonus track.



David Bowie:

Black Tie White Noise

(BMG/Arista BLACK 1; UK 06/1993)

Format: 12"

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

Tracks: Black Tie White Noise (extended remix) / Black Tie White Noise (Trance mix) / You've Been Around (Dangers Trance mix by Meat Beat Manifesto) // Black Tie White Noise (Club mix) / Black Tie White Noise (Here Comes da Jazz) / Black Tie White Noise (dub)


David Bowie:

Black Tie White Noise

(Savage SADJ-50045-1; USA 06/1993)

Format: 12"

Release notes: promo-only, 33 1/3 rpm, FC with sticker

Tracks: Black Tie White Noise (extended remix) / Black Tie White Noise (Club mix) / Black Tie White Noise (Trance mix) // Black Tie White Noise (Digi Funky's Lush mix) / Black Tie White Noise (Supa Pump mix) / Black Tie White Noise (Funky Crossover mix) / Black Tie White Noise (Extended Urban remix)


David Bowie:

Black Tie White Noise

(BMG/Arista 74321 14868 7; Netherlands 06/1993)

Format: 7"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: Black Tie White Noise (radio edit) // You've Been Around (Dangers remix)


David Bowie:

Black Tie White Noise

(BMG/Arista 74321 14868 1; Netherlands 06/1993)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: Black Tie White Noise (extended mix) / Black Tie White Noise (Trance mix) / Black Tie White Noise (album version) // Black Tie White Noise (Club mix) / Black Tie White Noise (Extended Urban mix)


David Bowie:

Miracle Goodnight

(BMG/Arista 74321 16226 7; UK 10/1993)

Format: 7"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: Miracle Goodnight // Looking for Lester


David Bowie:

Miracle Goodnight

(BMG MG1; UK 10/1993)

Format: 12"

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

Tracks: Miracle Goodnight (Blunted 2) / Miracle Goodnight (Make Believe mix) // Miracle Goodnight (dance dub) / Miracle Goodnight (12" 2 Chord Philly mix)


David Bowie:

Miracle Goodnight

(BMG/Arista 74321 16226 1; UK 10/1993)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: Miracle Goodnight (Blunted 2) / Miracle Goodnight (Make Believe mix) // Miracle Goodnight (12" 2 Chord Philly mix) / Miracle Goodnight (dance dub)


David Bowie/Iggy Pop:

Rock Concert

(Emir DB 061291; Luxemburg 1993)

Format: LP

Release notes: bootleg, picture disc, NC

Tracks: see original issue

Other notes: re-issue of album The Missing Link (1986)

Collector's notes: A strange bootleg that uses the picture and title of the official 1979 album Rock Concert, but plays the music of the Bowie/Pop bootleg The Missing Link. Same sound quality as on the original.


David Bowie:

Buddha of Suburbia

(BMG/Arista 74321 177057; UK 11/1993)

Format: 7"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: Buddha of Suburbia (feat. Lenny Kravitz) // Dead against It


David Bowie:

The Buddha of Suburbia

(BMG/Arista 74321 170042; Germany 11/1993)

Format: CD

Release notes: jewel case with booklet and back inlay

Tracks: Buddha of Suburbia / Sex and the Church / South Horizon / The Mysteries / Bleed like a Craze, Dad / Strangers When We Meet / Dead against It / Untitled No. 1 / Ian Fish, U.K. Heir / Buddha of Suburbia*

Other notes: recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, mid-1993; *featuring Lenny Kravitz on guitar


David Bowie:

The Singles Collection

(EMI 7243 8 28099 1 3; UK 11/1993)

Format: 3LP

Release notes: insert

Tracks: Space Oddity / Changes / Starman / Ziggy Stardust / Suffragette City / John, I'm Only Dancing* / The Jean Genie // Drive-In Saturday / Life on Mars? / Sorrow / Rebel Rebel / Rock'n'Roll Suicide / Diamond Dogs // Knock on Wood / Young Americans / Fame / Golden Years / TVC 15 / Sound and Vision // "Heroes" (short English version) / Beauty and the Beast / Boys Keep Swinging / D.J. / Alabama Song / Ashes to Ashes / Fashion // Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) / Queen & David Bowie: Under Pressure / Wild Is the Wind / Let's Dance** / China Girl** // Modern Love** / Blue Jean / David Bowie/Pat Metheny Group: This Is Not America / David Bowie & Mick Jagger: Dancing in the Street (Clearmountain mix) / Absolute Beginners** / Day-In Day-Out**

Other notes: *original version; **single edit

Collector's notes: Despite its title, the record contains the album versions of many tracks.



Various Artists:

Best of Grunge Rock

(Priority P2 53708; USA 11/1993)

Format: CD

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

Tracks (Tin Machine): Baby Can Dance

Other notes: live, Docks, Hamburg, 24/10/1991

Collector's notes: An exploitation release that declares Tin Machine a "grunge band". The version of Baby Can Dance is the same as the one heard on the Oy Vey, Baby VHS video.


1993 ↑ 1994 1995 →

David Bowie:

Santa Monica '72

(Golden Years GYLP 002; UK 04/1994)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: clear vinyl, FOC

Tracks: Intro / Hang on to Yourself / Ziggy Stardust / Changes / The Supermen / Life on Mars? // Five Years / Space Oddity / Andy Warhol / My Death // The Width of a Circle / Queen Bitch / Moonage Daydream / John, I'm Only Dancing // Waiting for the Man / The Jean Genie / Suffragette City / Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Other notes: live, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 20/10/1972

Collector's notes: This is a semi-official release of this show, licensed by Bowie's former management company MainMan. However, it was by no means clear if MainMan actually had the rights to publish the show.
This issue is neither identical to the 1974 US bootleg nor to the 1990 Luxembourg issue: this time the Beethoven intro is missing, but the announcer's introduction is on the disc. Furthermore, the distribution of the tracks over the sides is different from that on the earlier releases. The sound quality is a bit better.





Mick Ronson:

Heaven and Hull

(Epic 474742 0; UK 05/1994)

Format: LP

Release notes: picture disc, insert, NC

Tracks (Bowie): Like a Rolling Stone* // All the Young Dudes**

Other notes: *vocals by Bowie, studio recording, early 1988, given to Ronson for overdubs; **live, performed with Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson, backing vocals by Bowie, Freddie Mercury Tribute, Wembley Stadium, London, 20/04/1992



Mick Ronson:

Heaven and Hull

(Epic EPC 474742 2; Austria 05/1994)

Format: CD

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

Tracks (Bowie): Like a Rolling Stone* / All the Young Dudes**

Other notes: *vocals by Bowie, studio recording, early 1988, given to Ronson for overdubs; **live, performed with Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson, backing vocals by Bowie, Freddie Mercury Tribute, Wembley Stadium, London, 20/04/1992


Various Artists:

Beyond the Beach

(Upstart UP 012; USA 10/1994)

Format: CD

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

Tracks (Tin Machine): Needles on the Beach

Other notes: recorded during the Tin Machine II sessions, Sydney, Australia, 10-12/1989

Collector's notes: The release of a Tin Machine instrumental on this compilation went almost unnoticed.


1994 ↑ Top ↑ 1995 →