1996 - 1997
DAVID BOWIE: 1995 - 1999
1998 - 1999

← 1994 1995 1996 ↓

David Bowie:

Rarest One

(Golden Years GYLP 014; UK 06/1995)

Format: 10"LP

Release notes: limited edition of c. 5000

Tracks: All the Young Dudes* / Queen Bitch** / Sound and Vision*** / Time° / Be My Wife** // Footstompin'/Wish I Could Shimmy like My Sister Kate°° / Ziggy Stardust°°° / My Death+ / I Feel Free++

Other notes: *recorded during the Aladdin Sane sessions, 12/1972-01/1973; **live, Nassau Veterans' Memorial Colliseum, New York, 23/03/1976; ***live, Earl's Court, London, 01/07/1978; °live, 1980 Floor Show, Marquee Club, London, 16-18/10/1973; °°Dick Cavett US TV show, 02/11/1974; °°°live, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 20/10/1972; +live, Carnegie Hall, New York, 28/09/1972; ++live, Kingston Polytechnic, Kingston, UK, 06/05/1972

Collector's notes: Another pleasant semi-legal release from Golden Years/MainMan. With the exception of I Feel Free, all songs have a very good sound quality. Especially the inclusion of Footstompin' in excellent sound quality makes this record interesting.



David Bowie:

Santa Monica 1972

(Griffin/Golden Years GCD-392-2; USA 03/1995)

Format: CD/7"

Release notes: picture CD, multi-fold-out 7" sleeve, limited numbered edition 5337/15000, sticker on cover, 7": 33 1/3 rpm

Tracks:

CD: 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

7": Ziggy Stardust // Waiting for the Man

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

Collector's notes: This CD issue of the MainMan-licensed Santa Monica concert included a 7" single with two tracks from the show. Nice, but superfluous.





Reeves Gabrels:

The Sacred Squall of Now

(CRS/Upstart 020; Netherlands 09/1995)

Format: CD

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

Tracks (Bowie): You've Been Around* / The King of Stamford Hill**

Other notes: *based on a Tin Machine demo from c. 1989, vocals by Bowie, Gary Oldman and Tom Dubé; **vocals by Bowie (recorded in 1988) and Gary Oldman



David Bowie:

Trent Reznor Remix of David Bowie's The Hearts Filthy Lesson

(RCA OUT 1; UK 09/1995)

Format: 12"

Release notes: promo-only, one-sided, 33 1/3 rpm, plain white label on side 2, black NC

Tracks: The Hearts Filthy Lesson (alt. mix)


David Bowie:

The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Maserati Mixes)

(RCA OUT 2; UK 09/1995)

Format: 12"

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

Tracks: The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Rubber mix) // The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Simple Text mix) / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Filthy mix)


David Bowie:

The Hearts Filthy Lesson

(BMG/RCA 743213 13901 2; UK 09/1995)

Format: 12"

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

Tracks: The Hearts Filthy Lesson (alt. mix) / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Bowie mix) // The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Rubber mix) / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Simple Text mix) / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Filthy mix)



David Bowie:

The Hearts Filthy Lesson

(Virgin SPRO-11038; USA 09/1995)

Format: 12"

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

Tracks: The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Good Karma mix) / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (alt. mix) / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (original mix) // The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Rubber mix) / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Filthy mix)


David Bowie:

The Hearts Filthy Lesson

(BMG/Arista 74321 30338 1; EU 09/1995)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS with sticker

Tracks: The Hearts Filthy Lesson (alt. mix) / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Bowie mix) // The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Rubber mix) / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Simple Text mix) / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Filthy mix)


David Bowie:

The Hearts Filthy Lesson

(Virgin 7234 8 38518 2 9 V25F-38518; USA 09/1995)

Format: CDS

Release notes: digipak

Tracks: The Hearts Filthy Lesson (LP version) / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Simenon mix) / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (alt. mix) / Nothing to Be Desired*

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


David Bowie:

The Hearts Filthy Lesson

(BMG/Arista 74321 30338 2; EU 09/1995)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: The Hearts Filthy Lesson (radio edit) / I Am with Name* / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Bowie mix) / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (alt. mix)

Other notes: *longer remix of the album version


David Bowie:

Excerpts from Outside

(BMG/Arista 74321 30339 1; EU 09/1995)

Format: LP

Release notes: OIS, booklet

Tracks: Leon Takes Us Outside (edit version) / Outside / The Hearts Filthy Lesson / A Small Plot of Land / Segue - Baby Grace (A Horrid Cassette) / Hallo Spaceboy // The Motel (edit version) / I Have Not Been to Oxford Town / The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (as Beauty) / Segue - Ramona A. Stone/I Am with Name / We Prick You / Segue - Nathan Adler / I'm Deranged

Other notes: recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, 03-11/1994, and Hit Factory, New York, 01-02/1995

Collector's notes: Sadly, the vinyl issue of the album was not a full-length double album, as would have been appropriate, but a rather mutilated single LP version.
This version of the album was re-issued almost twenty years later, but still no vinyl version of the full album exists.



David Bowie:

1. Outside

(BMG/Arista BVCA-677; Japan 09/1995)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Leon Takes Us Outside / Outside / The Hearts Filthy Lesson / A Small Plot of Land / Segue - Baby Grace (A Horrid Cassette) / Hallo Spaceboy / The Motel / I Have Not Been to Oxford Town / No Control / Segue - Algeria Touchshriek / The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (as Beauty) / Segue - Ramona A. Stone/I Am with Name / Wishful Beginnings / We Prick You / Segue - Nathan Adler / I'm Deranged / Thru' these Architects Eyes / Segue - Nathan Adler / Strangers When We Meet / Get Real*

Other notes: recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, 03-11/1994, and Hit Factory, New York, 01-02/1995; *Japan-only bonus track, recorded during the 1. Outside sessions, Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, 03-11/1994

Collector's notes: In addition to the additional songs and complete versions that were only included in the CD version, the Japanese release featured an exclusive bonus track - exclusive at the time, that is.



David Bowie:

The Hearts Filthy Lesson

(BMG/Arista 74321-31807 2; Germany 09/1995)

Format: 3"CDS

Release notes: shaped picture CD, jewel case with back inlay

Tracks: The Hearts Filthy Lesson (alt. mix) / The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Bowie mix)

Collector's notes: Another failed CD format. The idea was good, since there had been vinyl shape discs for quite a while. The problem was that some CD-players had enormous difficulties to play such shaped CDs.


David Bowie:

Strangers When We Meet

(BMG/RCA 74321329407; UK 11/1995)

Format: 7"

Release notes: green vinyl, limited edition, PS with sticker

Tracks: Strangers When We Meet (edit) // The Man Who Sold the World*

Other notes: *re-recorded version from the 1. Outside sesssions, 1994-1995, not live, as claimed on the cover


David Bowie:

Strangers When We Meet

(BMG/Arista 74321 329392; EU 11/1995)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: Strangers When We Meet (edit) / The Man Who Sold the World* / Strangers When We Meet (album version) / Get Real**

Other notes: *re-recorded version from the 1. Outside sesssions, 1994-1995, not live, as claimed on the cover; **recorded during the 1. Outside sessions, Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, 03-11/1994


Tin Machine:

Tin Machine

(Virgin 7243 8 40995 2 7 CDVUS 99; Netherlands 11/1995)

Format: CD

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

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

Other notes: re-issue of album Tin Machine (CD version, 1989) with bonus track: *live, La Cigale, Paris, 25/06/1989


1995 ↑ 1996 1997 ↓

Various Artists:

Music from and Inspired by Showgirls

(Interscope 6544-92661-2; Germany 01/1996)

Format: CD

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

Tracks (Bowie): I'm Afraid of Americans

Other notes: recorded during the 1. Outside sessions, Hit Factory, New York, 01/1995


David Bowie:

Hallo Spaceboy

(BMG/RCA 74321353847; UK 02/1996)

Format: 7"

Release notes: pink vinyl, limited edtion, PS with sticker

Tracks: Hallo Spaceboy (remix)* // The Hearts Filthy Lesson (radio edit)

Other notes: *Pet Shop Boys version, featuring vocal overdubs by Neil Tennant


David Bowie:

Hallo Spaceboy

(BMG/RCA 21353847 JB; UK 02/1996)

Format: 7"

Release notes: jukebox promo, NC

Tracks: Hallo Spaceboy (remix)* // The Hearts Filthy Lesson (radio edit)

Other notes: *Pet Shop Boys version, featuring vocal overdubs by Neil Tennant


David Bowie:

Hallo Spaceboy

(BMG/Arista SPACE 2; EU 02/1996)

Format: 12"

Release notes: promo-only, one-sided, black NC

Tracks: Hallo Spaceboy (12" remix)

Other notes: Pet Shop Boys version, featuring vocal overdubs by Neil Tennant


David Bowie:

Hallo Spaceboy

(BMG SPACE 3; UK 02/1996)

Format: 12"

Release notes: promo-only, white NC

Tracks: Hallo Spaceboy (Double Click mix)* // Hallo Spaceboy (instrumental) / Hallo Spaceboy (Lost in Space mix)

Other notes: *Pet Shop Boys version, featuring vocal overdubs by Neil Tennant


David Bowie:

Hallo Spaceboy

(BMG/Arista 74321 35382 2; EU 02/1996)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with fold-out insert, sticker on case

Tracks: Hallo Spaceboy (remix)* / Under Pressure (live version)** / Moonage Daydream (live version)** / The Heart's Filthy Lesson (Bowie mix)

Other notes: *Pet Shop Boys version, featuring vocal overdubs by Neil Tennant; **live, NEC Hall 5, Birmingham, 13/12/1995



David Bowie:

Live. Inside

(Kiss the Stone KTS 502/503; Italy 1996)

Format: 2CD

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

Tracks: Intro: Subterreneans/Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)* / Reptile* / Hallo Spaceboy* / Hurt* / Look Back in Anger / I'm Deranged / The Hearts Filthy Lesson / The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (as Beauty) / I Have Not Been to Oxford Town // Outside / Andy Warhol / Breaking Glass / The Man Who Sold the World / We Prick You / Joe the Lion / A Small Plot of Land / Nite Flights / band introduction / Under Pressure / Teenage Wildlife / Strangers When We Meet**

Other notes: live, Riverport Amphitheater, St. Louis, USA, 11/10/1995, except: **live, probably Wembley Arena, London, 17/11/1995; *performed by David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails

Collector's notes: A great bootleg, representing the American leg of the Outside tour (with Nine Inch Nails). Since the recording was taken from a radio broadcast, the sound quality is excellent. However, it's a very strange mix, it sounds extremely "dry" and the audience is practically edited out. The origin of Strangers When We Meet is not exactly clear, but the sound quality is equally great (and has a more familiar live sound).



David Bowie:

Missing Links One Ziggy

(Icon One; Germany 1996)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: The Supermen* / Lightning Frightning** / Tired of My Life*** / All the Madmen° / Holy Holy°° / How Lucky You Are°°° / intro to Andy Warhol+ / Looking for a Friend++ / Man in the Middle+++ / The Shadowman# / Looking for a Friend## / Waiting for the Man### / Oh! You Pretty Things% / Queen Bitch% / Five Years% / White Light/White Heat%% / Zion%%% / All the Young Dudes§ / The Jean Genie/Love Me Do§§ / Farewell Speech§§

Other notes: *probably Sounds of the Seventies: Andy Ferris BBC programme, Playhouse Theatre Studios, London, 25/03/1970; **studio recording c. 01/1970 (unedited version); ***demo, Haddon Hall, c. 05/1970; °unknown origin, possibly a fake mix; °°from the 1970 single; °°°first version, demo, probably 04/1971; +from the Hunky Dory sessions, 1971; ++performed by Arnold Corns, Trident Studios, 17/6/1971; +++performed by Arnold Corns, from the 1972 single; #demo from the Ziggy Stardust sessions, Trident Studios, 14/09/1971; ##demo from the Ziggy Stardust sessions, Trident Studios, 09/71; ###Sounds of the 70s: Bob Harris BBC programme, Maida Vale Studio 5, London, 19/01/1972; %Old Grey Whistle Test BBC TV programme, BBC TV Studios, 08/02/1972: %%Sounds of the 70s: John Peel BBC programme, Maida Vale Studio 4, 16/05/1972; %%%demo, 1973; §recorded during the Aladdin Sane sessions, 12/1972-01/1973; §§live, Hammersmith Odeon, London, 03/07/1973

Collector's notes: A very nice compilation bootleg. Much of it had been quite common before, but many of the songs are in better sound quality than on the older vinyl bootlegs. And some tracks were quite surprising, for instance the full-length version of Lightning Frightning, Shadowman (which was rather rare at the time), the alternative version of How Lucky You Are and the Ziggy-recording of Looking for a Friend.



David Bowie:

Song for Berlin

(Cooper Records Cooper 2; Luxemburg 1996)

Format: CD

Release notes: bootleg, jewel case with fold-out insert and back inlay, limited edition of 1.000

Tracks: Look Back in Anger / The Hearts Filthy Lesson / Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) / I Have Not Been to Oxford Town / Outside / Andy Warhol / The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (as Beauty) / The Man Who Sold the World / Diamond Dogs / Hallo Spaceboy / Breaking Glass / We Prick You / Nite Flights / band intro/White Light/White Heat / Moonage Daydream

Other notes: live, Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany, 01/02/1996

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


David Bowie:

Telling Lies

(Pearls Before Swine PBS 08/09; ?? 1996)

Format: 2CD

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

Tracks: Intro / Look Back in Anger / Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) / Diamond Dogs / The Hearts Filthy Lesson / Outside / Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) (incl. On Broadway/All Day and All of the Night) / Andy Warhol / The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (as Beauty) / The Man Who Sold the World / Telling Lies / Baby Universal / Hallo Spaceboy / Breaking Glass / We Prick You / Jump They Say / Lust for Life // Under Pressure / "Heroes" / band intro / White Light/White Heat / Moonage Daydream / All the Young Dudes / The Heart's Filthy Lesson (alt. mix)* / Nothing to Be Desired** / My Death*** / Subterreneans/Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)° / Reptile° / Hallo Spaceboy° / Hurt° / Imagine°°

Other notes: live, Loreley, Sankt Goarshausen, Germany, 22/06/1996, except: *called "Trent Reznor mix" on the cover; **from the 1995 CDS; ***live, Globen, Stockholm, 19/01/1996; °live, Mountain View, California, 21/10/1995, performed by David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails; °°live, Coliseum, Hong Kong, 08/12/1983

Collector's notes: The Loreley show, sometimes hailed as Bowie best show ever, was broadcast on German TV. Consequently, the sound quality is perfect. The sound of the bonus tracks is also very good to perfect. What is particularly interesting is the inclusion of a soundboard recording of Imagine.



David Bowie:

A Semi-Acoustic Love Affair

(Gold Standard; USA 1996)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Amsterdam / God Knows I'm Good / Buzz the Fuzz / Karma Man / London Bye Ta-Ta / An Occasional Dream / The Width of a Circle / Janine / Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud / Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed / Fill Your Heart / The Prettiest Star / The Cygnet Committee / Looking for a Friend* / How Lucky You Are** / The Shadowman*** / Lightning Frightning° / Rupert the Riley°° / Tired of My life°°° / Don't Sit Down#/intro to Andy Warhol##/Oh! You Pretty Things### / Rock'n'Roll Suicide/This Boy+

Other notes: The Sunday Show BBC radio programme, Paris Cinema Studio, London, 05/02/1970, except: *demo from the Ziggy Stardust sessions, Trident Studios, 09/71; **first version, demo, probably 04/1971; ***demo from the Ziggy Stardust sessions, Trident Studios, 14/09/1971; °studio recording c. 01/1970 (unedited version); °°studio recording, 23/04/1971, Mickey King on lead vocal; °°°demo, Haddon Hall, c. 05/1970; #from the album David Bowie (1969, UK version); ##from the Hunky Dory sessions, 1971; ###The Johnny Walker Lunchtime Show BBC programme, Aeolian Hall Studio 2, London, 22/05/1972, not listed on the cover; +live, Friars Club, Aylesbury, 18/07/1972

Collector's notes: Not a particularly interesting bootleg. The Paris Cinema show is still good, but the sound quality isn't much better than on the Janine bootleg. Some of the bonus tracks seem to be taken straight off the better Missing Links One Ziggy CD, the "medley" of sound snippets with the unlisted Oh! You Pretty Things is rather odd, and the sound of This Boy is still awful!



David Bowie:

Absolutely Rare

((no number); ?? 1996)

Format: CD

Release notes: bootleg, green print on disc (100 made), jewel case with insert and back inlay

Tracks: My Death* / Sorrow** / Time** / Everything's Alright** / Space Oddity** / I Can't Explain** / The Jean Genie** / 1984/Dodo** / I Got You Babe**+ / Rebel Rebel° / Dodo°° / Can You Hear Me°°° / Right°°° / Somebody Up There Likes Me°°° / Golden Years°

Other notes: *live, Music Hall, Boston, 01/10/1972; **from the 1980 Floor Show, Marquee, London, 18-20/10/1973 (+duet with Marianne Faithfull); °"dry mixes" for Top of the Pops BBC radio; °°duet with Lulu, basic track recorded during the Diamond Dogs sessions, Olympic Studios, 12/1973-01/1974; °°°demos, Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, 08/1974

Collector's notes: A nice compilation in very good to great sound quality. The sound of the 1980 Floor Show tracks is better than on Dollars in Drag, although the mix is quite strange: the vocals are pushed to the foreground, so that the sound of the tracks is quite "thin". Obviously, this recording is a kind of "pre-broadcast mix" - the offending word goddamn is present in the lyrics of Time, although it was edited out in the actual broadcast. I Got You Babe is longer than the Dollars version, but the mix reveals all flaws in the vocals (especially those of Faithfull). So I prefer the edited different mix from the vinyl album - which, like other the other songs, was later available in better quality on the The Collaborator bootleg CD set.
The duet with Lulu was also quite rare at the time, and the alternative versions of the Young Americans songs are interesting. The two "dry mixes", in contrast, are superfluous: they sound practically like the official versions.



David Bowie:

Telling Lies

(Arista LIES 1A; UK 11/1996)

Format: 2x12"

Release notes: promo-only, disc 1: white labels, disc 2: black labels, white NC with sticker

Tracks: Telling Lies (A Guy Called Gerald Mix)* // Telling Lies (Bowie mix)** // Telling Lies (Adam F mix) // Telling Lies (A Guy Called Gerald mix)*

Other notes: *identical to the Paradox mix; **identical to the Feelgood mix


David Bowie:

Telling Lies

(BMG/RCA 74321397411; EU 11/1996)

Format: 12"

Release notes: limited, PS

Tracks: Telling Lies (Paradox mix) // Telling Lies (Feelgood mix) / Telling Lies (Adam F mix)



David Bowie:

Telling Lies

(BMG/RCA 74321397412; EU 11/1996)

Format: CDS

Release notes: blue cover, CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: Telling Lies (Feelgood mix) / Telling Lies (Paradox mix) / Telling Lies (Adam F mix)



David Bowie:

Telling Lies

(BMG/Arista 74321 397392; EU 11/1996)

Format: CDS

Release notes: black/white cover, CD single case with insert, limited 3.500

Tracks: Telling Lies (Feelgood mix) / Telling Lies (Paradox mix) / Telling Lies (Adam F mix)


1996 ↑ 1997 1998 ↓

David Bowie:

Little Wonder

(BMG/RCA LWO 3; EU 01/1997)

Format: 12"

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

Tracks: Little Wonder (Junior's club mix)* / Little Wonder (club dub)** // Little Wonder (Danny Saber dance mix) / Little Wonder (Junior's club instrumental)

Other notes: *identical to Junior Vasquez club mix; **identical to Junior Vasquez club dub


David Bowie:

Little Wonder

(Virgin SPRO-12217; USA 01/1997)

Format: 12"

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

Tracks: Little Wonder (Junior Vasquez club mix) / Little Wonder (album version) // Little Wonder (Danny Saber dance mix) / Little Wonder (Junior Vasquez club dub)


David Bowie:

Little Wonder

(BMG/RCA 74321452071; UK 01/1997)

Format: 12"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: Little Wonder (Junior's club mix)* // Little Wonder (Danny Saber dance mix) / Telling Lies (Adam F mix)

Other notes: *identical to Junior Vasquez club mix


David Bowie:

Little Wonder

(BMG/Arista 74321 447771; Germany 01/1997)

Format: 12"

Release notes: PS

Tracks: Little Wonder (Junior's club mix)* // Little Wonder (Danny Saber dance mix)

Other notes: *identical to Junior Vasquez club mix


David Bowie:

Little Wonder - CD 2

(BMG/RCA 74321452082; EU 01/1997)

Format: CDS

Release notes: limited edition, digipak

Tracks: Little Wonder (edit) / Telling Lies (Adam F mix) / Jump They Say (Leftfield 12" vocal) / Little Wonder (Danny Saber remix)*

Other notes: *identical to Danny Saber dance mix


David Bowie:

Eart hl i ng

(BMG/Arista 7432143077 2; EU 02/1997)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Little Wonder / Looking for Satellites / Battle for Britain (The Letter) / Seven Years in Tibet / Dead Man Walking / Telling Lies / The Last Thing You Should Do / I'm Afraid of Americans / Law (Earthlings on Fire)

Other notes: recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, 04/1996, and Looking Glass Studios, New York, 08-10/1996


Various Artists:

Lost Highway

(MCA/Nothing IND-90090; EU 02/1997)

Format: CD

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

Tracks (Bowie): I'm Deranged (edit) / I'm Deranged (reprise)

Other notes: remixed edits

Collector's notes: There was also a very limited (and hence very rare and expensive) vinyl issue on Simply Vinyl, probably from 1998. I never bothered to pay the money for it, but see here for another vinyl issue.



David Bowie:

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

(EMI 7243 8 55666 1 5; UK 02/1997)

Format: LP

Release notes: "EMI 100" series, DMM, sticker on cover, insert

Tracks: see original issue

Other notes: re-issue of 1972 album

Collector's notes: Although the music industry had proudly proclaimed the "death of the vinyl record", they continued releasing vinyl nonetheless. Ziggy Stardust was the first in a long line of such re-releases of Bowie records, all in super-heavy vinyl and so on. However, for best sound quality, buy a solid original pressing, like the British or German ones. Heavyweight vinyl doesn't always guarantee a good pressing!



Various Artists:

Basquiat - Original Soundtrack

(Island 314-524 260-2; USA 03/1997)

Format: CD

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

Tracks (Bowie): A Small Plot of Land

Other notes: alternative version recorded during the 1. Outside sessions, 1994-1995


Various Artists:

Phoenix - The Album

(PHNXCD 1; UK 03/1997)

Format: CD

Release notes: jewel case with booklet and back inlay

Tracks (Bowie): Hallo Spaceboy (special remix)

Other notes: live, Phoenix Festival, UK, 18/07/1996


David Bowie:

Dead Man Walking

(BMG/RCA DMW02; UK 04/1997)

Format: 12"

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

Tracks: Dead Man Walking (Moby mix 1) / Dead Man Walking (House mix) // Dead Man Walking (This One's Not Dead Yet remix) / Dead Man Walking (Vigor Mortis remix)


David Bowie:

Dead Man Walking

(BMG/RCA 74321475841; UK 04/1997)

Format: 12"

Release notes: brown NC with sticker

Tracks: Dead Man Walking (House mix) / Dead Man Walking (Vigor Mortis remix) // Telling Lies (Paradox mix)


David Bowie:

Dead Man Walking

(Virgin/EMI-Capitol S7-19517; USA 04/1997)

Format: 7"

Release notes: jukebox promo-only, NC

Tracks: Dead Man Walking (edit) // Little Wonder (video edit)


David Bowie:

Dead Man Walking - Part 1

(BMG/Arista 74321474801; EU 04/1997)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS with promo sticker

Tracks: Dead Man Walking (Moby mix 1) // Dead Man Walking (House mix)


David Bowie:

Dead Man Walking - Part 2

(BMG/Arista 74321476141; EU 04/1997)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS with promo sticker

Tracks: Dead Man Walking (This One's Not Dead Yet remix) // Dead Man Walking (Vigor Mortis remix)


David Bowie:

Dead Man Walking - Part 1

(BMG/Arista 74321474802; EU 04/1997)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: Dead Man Walking (Moby mix 1)* / Dead Man Walking (album version) / I'm Deranged (Jungle mix)

Other notes: *simply called "Moby mix" on the cover


David Bowie:

Dead Man Walking

(Virgin 7087 12249 2 4 DPRO-12249; USA 04/1997)

Format: CDS

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

Tracks: Dead Man Walking (edit) / call out research hook #1 / call out research hook #2

Collector's notes: The "call-out research hooks" are simply two short excerpts from the song.


David Bowie:

Dead Man Walking

(BMG/Arista BVCA-8845 (74321-48673-2); Japan 05/1997)

Format: CDS

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

Tracks: Dead Man Walking (edit) / Dead Man Walking (House mix) / Dead Man Walking (This One's Not Dead Yet remix) / I'm Deranged (Jungle mix)



David Bowie:

Eart hl i ng

(BMG/RCA 74321 44944 1; EU 05/1997)

Format: LP

Release notes: FOC with sticker, OIS, limited edition

Tracks: Little Wonder / Looking for Satellites / Battle for Britain (The Letter) / Seven Years in Tibet // Dead Man Walking / Telling Lies / The Last Thing You Should Do / I'm Afraid of Americans / Law (Earthlings on Fire)

Other notes: recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, 04/1996, and Looking Glass Studios, New York, 08-10/1996

Collector's notes: This beautiful vinyl issue of the Earthling album is highly sought after, since it was made in very limited quantities.




David Bowie:

The Deram Anthology 1966-1968

(PolyGram/Deram 844 781-2; UK 06/1997)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Rubber Band (single version) / The London Boys / The Laughing Gnome / The Gospel According to Tony Day / Uncle Arthur / Sell Me a Coat (original version) / Rubber Band (album version) / Love You till Tuesday (album version) / There Is a Happy Land / We Are Hungry Men / When I Live My Dream / Little Bombardier / Silly Boy Blue / Come and Buy My Toys / Join the Gang / She's Got Medals / Maid of Bond Street / Please Mr. Gravedigger / Love You till Tuesday (single version) / Did You Ever Have a Dream / Karma Man / Let Me Sleep beside You / In the Heat of the Morning / Ching-a-Ling* / Sell Me a Coat** / When I Live My Dream*** / Space Oddity°

Other notes: *studio recording, Trident Studios, 24/10/1968, edited version omitting Bowie's verse; **remix with vocal overdubs; ***unreleased single version, recorded 03/06/1967; °studio version, Morgan Studios, Willesden, 02/02/1969, edited version

Collector's notes: A first attempt to collect all Deram recordings that had been released before. Note that to me the mixes of Ching-a-Ling, Sell Me a Coat (overdubbed version) and When I Live My Dream sound different from those on the original Love You till Tuesday soundtrack LP.



Various Artists:

Long Live Tibet

(EMI 7243 8 33140 1 0; UK 07/1997)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: FOC

Tracks (Bowie): David Bowie and Gail Ann Dorsey: Planet of Dreams // - // - // -

Other notes: unknown recording details



David Bowie:

The Forgotten Songs of David Robert Jones

(SPQR Records SPQR5CD; Germany 1997)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: That's a Promise* / Silly Boy Blue* / Love You till Tuesday** / Over the Wall We Go*** / When I Live My Dream° / Let Me Sleep beside You°° / Karma Man°°° / Threepenny Pierrot+ / Columbine+ / The Mirror+ / When I Live My Dream+ / In the Heat of the Morning++ / London Bye Ta-Ta+++ / Life Is a Circus# / Lover to the Dawn# / Love Song# / Little Toy Soldier## / Waiting for the Man## / Rupert the Riley% / Buzz the Fuzz%% / Right on Mother%%% / Lady Stardust%%%

Other notes: *demos, recorded with The Lower Third, R.G. Jones Oak Studios, 31/08/1965; **demo, 1966; ***demo, 12?/1966; °Love You till Tuesday movie version with different vocals (see the entry of the 1981 Love You till Tuesday bootleg single); °°early mix with partly different vocals, 1967; °°°official version with additional count-in; +from the movie The Looking Glass Murders, recorded in early 1970; ++edited version of the official track; +++first studio version, Decca Studios, 12/03/1968; #home demos, Clareville Grove, London, 02?/02/1969; ##studio recordings, Decca Studios, 05/04/1967; %studio recording, 23/04/1971, Mickey King on lead vocal; %%The Sunday Show BBC programme, Paris Cinema Studio, London, 05/02/1970; %%%demos, Radio Luxembourg Studios, 09-10/03/1971

Collector's notes: A great compilation bootleg with some very rare tracks, all in good to excellent sound quality.



David Bowie:

Fuck You All Night Long

(Midnight Beat MB CD 103; Luxemburg 1997)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Introduction / Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) / The Jean Genie / I'm a Hog for You, Baby / I Can't Read / The Man Who Sold the World / "Heroes" / Let's Dance / Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)* / The Jean Genie/You and I and George* / I Can't Read* / The Man Who Sold the World* / China Girl* / "Heroes"* / White Light/White Heat* / Helpless*°

Other notes: live, Bridge School Benefit, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California, 19/10/1996; except: *live, Bridge School Benefit, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California, 20/10/1996; **also live, Bridge School Benefit, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California, 20/10/1996, °featuring the remaining musicians from the concert

Collector's notes: The two acoustic shows feature only Bowie, Gail Ann Dorsey and Reeves Gabrels. Taken from an official TV broadcast, and hence perfect sound quality!



David Bowie:

Save the Children

(Optimum 01/02; ?? 1997)

Format: 2CD

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

Tracks: Little Wonder / The Hearts Filthy Lesson / Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)* / Fashion* / Telling Lies / Hallo Spaceboy** / Seven Years in Tibet** / The Man Who Sold the World / The Last Thing You Should Do*** / Quicksand*** / Battle for Britain (The Letter) / The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (as Beauty) / I'm Afraid of Americans° / Looking for Satellites // Under Pressure / "Heroes" / Queen Bitch°° / Waiting for the Man°° / Dirty Boulevard°° / White Light/White Heat°° / Moonage Daydream / Happy Birthday°°° / All the Young Dudes# / The Jean Genie# / Space Oddity / Little Wonder## / Telling Lies##

Other notes: live, Madison Square Garden, New York, 09/01/1997; except: ##live, Paris on Canal Plus TV show, 17/02/1997; *featuring Frank Black; **featuring The Foo Fighters; ***featuring Robert Smith; °featuring Sonic Youth; °°featuring Lou Reed; °°°sung by Gail Ann Dorsey; #featuring Billy Corgan

Collector's notes: A great show in fantastic sound quality. Taken from the official TV broadcast.



David Bowie:

L Dopa - Live at the Vredenburg/Utrecht 11/6/1997

(L-DO PA Records L-697-1/2; Germany 1997)

Format: 2CD

Release notes: bootleg, jewel case with fold-out insert and back inlay, limited edition: 610/1000

Tracks: Introduction / I'm Deranged / Pallas Athena / V-2 Schneider / Dead Man Walking / O Superman / The Last Thing You Should Do / instrumental jam / Quicksand / Strangers When We Meet / Dead Man Walking / Outside // White Light/White Heat / I'm Afraid of Americans / Seven Years in Tibet / Fashion / Fame / Looking for Satellites / Telling Lies / Under Pressure / Stay / The Jean Genie (includes excerpts from The Width of a Circle) / Queen Bitch / The Motel / Hallo Spaceboy / Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Other notes: live, Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, 11/06/1997

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



David Bowie:

Seven Years in Tibet

(BMG/RCA 74321512547; UK 08/1997)

Format: 7"

Release notes: clear vinyl, limited edition, PS

Tracks: Seven Years in Tibet (edit) // Seven Years in Tibet (Mandarin version)*

Other notes: *recorded during the Earthling sessions, Looking Glass Studios, New York, 08/1996


David Bowie:

Seven Years in Tibet

(BMG/Arista 74321512552; EU 08/1997)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: Seven Years in Tibet (edit) / Seven Years in Tibet (Mandarin version)* / Pallas Athena**

Other notes: *recorded during the Earthling sessions, Looking Glass Studios, New York, 08/1996; **live, Paradiso, Amsterdam, 10/06/1997, identical to the version released on the Tao Jones Index 12"


Tao Jones Index:

Pallas Athena

(BMG/RCA 74321 51254 1; EU 08/1997)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, labels inverted, PS

Tracks: Pallas Athena // V-2 Schneider

Other notes: live, Paradiso, Amsterdam, 10/06/1997

Collector's notes: Tao Jones Index was a pseudonym for Bowie and his tour band. For some strange reason my copy has got the A-side label on side B and vice versa.



David Bowie:

Kingdom Come

(Budkon 1451; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, yellow flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: Ricochet (edited version)

Collector's notes: Budkon was a Russian pirate label that released a lot of flexis by Western artists. The records are all in mono and have a terrible sound quality - they are mere collector's items. Moreover, only very short songs are full-length versions; most songs are drastically edited. The "covers" are simple photocopied wraparound sleeves, and the discs are often available in different colours. The "labels" always have the same general design. The only difference is the colour, which depends, of course, on the colour of the disc. I will not show the "label" for all of the discs.
It's difficult to say when exactly a particular disc was released. It is usually assumed that the Budkon flexis are from the 1990s, and I couldn't find any more detailed information. So I have filed them all under 1997, which is of course an arbitrary decision.



David Bowie:

The Width of a Circle

(Budkon 1994; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, green flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: The Width of a Circle (edited version)

Collector's notes: In the case of a long song like The Width of a Circle the drastic editing of the songs on these Russian flexis is particularly obvious...


David Bowie:

Ricochet

(Budkon 2195; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, brown flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: Ricochet (edited version)


David Bowie:

Wild Is the Wind

(Budkon 2296; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, blue flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: Wild Is the Wind (edited version)


David Bowie:

Velvet Goldmine

(Budkon 2514; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, clear flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: Velvet Goldmine (edited version)


David Bowie:

Join the Gang

(Budkon 6909; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, brown flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: Join the Gang

Collector's notes: Because of its brevity Join the Gang is the only song in full length on any of my Budkon flexis.


David Bowie:

Crystal Japan

(Budkon 8288; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, red flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: Crystal Japan (edited version)


David Bowie:

It's No Game No. 1

(Budkon 8621; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, yellow flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: It's No Game (Part 1) (edited version)


David Bowie:

Drive-In Saturday

(Budkon 8644; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, red flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: Drive-In Saturday (edited version)


David Bowie:

After All

(Budkon 8771; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, blue flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: After All (edited version)


David Bowie:

An Occasional Dream

(Budkon 8898; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, clear flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: An Occasional Dream (edited version)


David Bowie:

Lady Grinning Soul

(Budkon 8974; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, yellow flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: Lady Grinning Soul (edited version)


David Bowie:

Sound and Vision

(Budkon 9046; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, brown flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: Sound and Vision (edited version)


David Bowie:

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

(Budkon 9152; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, red flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (edited live version)

Other notes: live, Tower Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 12-15/07/1974


David Bowie:

Song for Bob Dylan

(Budkon 9769; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, clear flexi, 1-sided, mis-pressing with wrong track, wraparound PS

Tracks: Song for Bob Dylan (edited version)

Collector's notes: According to the cover and the label, this one should play Panic in Detroit, but it's Song for Bob Dylan. The funny thing is that this was the second time that Song for Bob Dylan appeared on a mis-pressed record: in 1983 it had accidentally replaced Queen Bitch on some copies of the Rebel Rebel single from the Lifetimes series.


David Bowie:

Little Bombardier

(Budkon 9989; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, blue flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: Little Bombardier (edited version)


David Bowie:

Joe the Lion

(Budkon 10130; Russia 199?)

Format: 5" flexi

Release notes: mono, green flexi, 1-sided, wraparound PS

Tracks: Joe the Lion (edited version)

Collector's notes: The song is mis-titled Jack the Lion on the label.


David Bowie:

Moonage Daydream

(Morgot Records 005; Poland 199?)

Format: 5" soundcard

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, size 16.5 x 14 cm

Tracks: Moonage Daydream

Collector's notes: The Polish sound postcards on the Morgot label are similar to the Russian Budkon flexis, and are probably also from the 1990s (I couldn't find any more exact information). They consist of a transparent flexi disc glued to a colour cardboard sheet. On the back there is a sticker or a stamp with some copyright information and the artist and title in handwriting. The size of the cards varies, but the playing surface is always 5 1/3 inches (13.5 cm) in diameter.
As regards the sound quality, they are even worse than the Budkon flexis. The attachment to the cardboard has resulted in an upward bending of the edges in the course of time, so that they are hardly playable without skipping or sticking. There are many more of these soundcards, but I certainly won't buy all of them. Novelty value only.


David Bowie:

The Secret Life of Arabia

(Morgot Records 026; Poland 199?)

Format: 5" soundcard

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, size 19 x 14.5 cm

Tracks: The Secret Life of Arabia


David Bowie:

Lady Stardust

(Morgot Records 045; Poland 199?)

Format: 5" soundcard

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, size 16 x 13.5 cm, mis-pressing with wrong track

Tracks: Lady Stardust

Collector's notes: According to the information on the front and the back of the card, this one should play Five Years.


David Bowie:

Hunky Dory

(EMI 7243 8 21449 1 5; UK 09?/1997)

Format: LP

Release notes: "EMI 100" series, sticker on cover, insert

Tracks: see original issue

Other notes: re-issue of 1971 album

Collector's notes: Note the RCA mock labels that EMI used for this release.



David Bowie:

I'm Afraid of Americans

(Virgin 7 2438-38618-1 1 Y-318618; USA 10/1997)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS with sticker, information card

Tracks: I'm Afraid of Americans (V1) / I'm Afraid of Americans (V2) / I'm Afraid of Americans (V3) / I'm Afraid of Americans (V4) // I'm Afraid of Americans (V5) / I'm Afraid of Americans (V6)

Collector's notes: Six remixes of one song...



David Bowie:

Earthling in the City

(AT&T/N2K 81165-01; USA 10/1997)

Format: CD

Release notes: promo-only, free with GQ magazine, cardboard cover

Tracks: Little Wonder* / Seven Years in Tibet (edit) / Pallas Athena** / The Hearts Filthy Lesson* / Telling Lies (Paradox mix) / Seven Years in Tibet (Mandarin version)***

Other notes: *live, Madison Square Garden, New York, 09/01/1997; **live, Paradiso, Amsterdam, 10/06/1997, identical to the version from the Tao Jones Index 12"; ***recorded during the Earthling sessions, Looking Glass Studios, New York, 08/1996


Various Artists:

Live from 6A - Great Musical Performances from Late Night with Conan O'Brien

(Mercury 314 536 324-2; Canada 10/1997)

Format: CD

Release notes: jewel case with booklet and back inlay

Tracks (Bowie): Dead Man Walking

Other notes: live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien TV show, 10/04/1997

Collector's notes: An unlikely, but enjoyable acoustic rendition of the track.


Various Artists:

The Bridge School Concerts Vol. One

(Reprise 9 64824-1; US 11/1997)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: insert

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

Other notes: live, Bridge School Benefit, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California, 20/10/1996

Collector's notes: The only official source of a track from the "unplugged" Bridge School shows. From a strictly musical point of view, it was superfluous if you had the brilliant Fuck You All Night Long bootleg CD, but at least it was available on vinyl, too.



David Bowie:

Studio 70 - 75

(BOW1; ?? 1997)

Format: LP

Release notes: bootleg, plain white labels

Tracks: Tired of My Life* / Oh! You Pretty Things** / Five Years*** / The Shadowman° / Zion°° // All the Young Dudes°°° / Dodo+ / Can You Hear Me++ / Right++

Other notes: *demo, Haddon Hall, c. 05/1970; **Sounds of the Seventies: Bob Harris BBC programme, Kensington House Studio T1, London, 21/09/1971; ***Sounds of the Seventies: Bob Harris BBC programme, Maida Vale Studio 5, London, 18/01/1972; °demo from the Ziggy Stardust sessions, Trident Studios, 14/09/1971; °°demo, 1973, edited version; °°°recorded during the Aladdin Sane sessions, 12/1972-01/1973; +duet with Lulu, basic track recorded during the Diamond Dogs sessions, Olympic Studios, 12/1973-01/1974; ++demos, Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, 08/1974

Collector's notes: A nice compilation album in good to excellent sound quality. Nothing exciting on it, but it was nice to have The Shadowman and Dodo (with Lulu) on vinyl. This album was one of the last (if not the last) Bowie vinyl bootlegs for about a decade. On Bassman's David Bowie Page Frifelt even wondered if this would be the last vinyl bootleg by Bowie ever. Fortunately, he was wrong!



Various Artists:

Perfect Day '97

(Chrysalis 7243 8 84934 7 5; UK 11/1997)

Format: 7"EP

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS

Tracks: Perfect Day '97* // Perfect Day '97 (female version) / Perfect Day '97 (male version)*

Other notes: *vocals by Bowie and others; studio recording, 09/1997



Various Artists:

Perfect Day '97

(Chrysalis 7243 8 85083 2 2; Netherlands 11/1997)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with fold-out insert, sticker on case

Tracks: Perfect Day '97* / Perfect Day '97 (female version) / Perfect Day '97 (male version)*

Other notes: *vocals by Bowie and others; studio recording, 09/1997




1997 ↑ 1998 1999 ↓

David Bowie:

I Can't Read

(ZYX/Velvel 8757-8; Germany 02/1998)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with insert

Tracks: I Can't Read (short version)* / I Can't Read (long version)* / This Is Not America**

Other notes: *re-recorded version from the Earthling sessions, Looking Glass Studios, New York, 08/1996; **performed by David Bowie/Pat Metheny Group


Goldie:

Saturnzreturn

(FFRR 828 990-1; EU 02/1998)

Format: 4x12"

Release notes: sticker on cover, 4 OIS

Tracks (Bowie): - // - // - // - // - // - / - // - / Truth // -

Other notes: vocals by Bowie; studio recording, London, 05/1997


Goldie:

Saturnzreturn

(FFRR 828 990-2; Germany 02/1998)

Format: 2CD

Release notes: limited double CD edition, jewel case with multi-fold-out insert and back inlay

Tracks (Bowie): Truth // -

Other notes: vocals by Bowie; studio recording, London, 05/1997



David Bowie:

The Legendary Lost Tapes

(DBMH 298; ?? 1998)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: All the Young Dudes* / It's Alright** / Henry and the H-Bomb** / Sweet Jane*** / Shakin' All Over** / Please Don't Touch** / So Sad** / Hang On to Yourself / Ziggy Stardust / Changes / The Supermen / Five Years / Life on Mars? / John, I'm Only Dancing / Moonage Daydream / Suffragette City / The Width of a Circle / Rock'n'Roll Suicide

Other notes: live, Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, 05/01/1972, afternoon show; except: *Mott the Hoople with Bowie, Trident Studios, 05/1972 (Bowie's guide vocal for the band); **Mott the Hoople (possibly with Bowie and/or Lou Reed), Trident Studios, 05/1972; ***Mott the Hoople with Lou Reed, Trident Studios, 05/1972

Collector's notes: Apart from All the Young Dudes (which has Bowie on vocals, of course) and Sweet Jane (with Lou Reed on lead vocals), there is no evidence that any other of the tracks from the Trident sessions involve Bowie or Reed in any way. The lead vocal on It's Alright and the great song Henry and the H-Bomb is by Ian Hunter, and on the remaining three tracks it's by Stan Tippins (Mott the Hoople's tour manager and former singer). Neither Bowie nor Reed can actually be heard. The sound quality of the studio recordings is quite good, that of the Glasgow show is just acceptable.



David Bowie:

Glamour

(BOWCD1980; ?? 1998)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Scream like a Baby / Because I'm Young* / Kingdom Come / Up the Hill Backwards / It's No Game (Part 2) / I Feel Free** / Up the Hill Backwards*** / Kingdom Come*** / Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)*** / Ashes to Ashes*** / Tired of My Life° / Ashes to Ashes°° / Life on Mars?°° / Cool Cat°°° / I Am a Laser#

Other notes: alternative versions from the Scary Monsters sessions, Power Station Studios, New York, early 1980 (*early version of Because You're Young, **instrumental backing track, mistitled Is There a Life after Marriage? on cover); except: ***alternative mixes of the official versions; °demo, Haddon Hall, c. 05/1970; °°Tonight TV show, 03/09/1980; °°°performed by Queen with Bowie on backing vocals, studio recording, Mountain Studios, Montreux, 07/1981; #performed by Ava Cherry and the Astronettes, produced by Bowie, studio recording, 11/1973; incorrect track listing on cover

Collector's notes: Basically, this is a re-issue of an earlier bootleg called Vampires of Human Flesh, omitting Teenage Wildlife, but adding a number of bonus tracks. It's a great bootleg, giving some insight into the genesis of the Scary Monsters album. Even the early mixes of the officially released versions are quite interesting. The Scary Monsters stuff is in perfect sound quality, and the sound of the bonus tracks is also very good to perfect. Note that Cool Cat by Queen is identical to the official track, from which Bowie's backing vocals have been omitted.



Dario G:

Sunmachine

(WEA 173T/3984-2461 6-0; UK 08/1998)

Format: 12"

Release notes: 33 1/3 rpm, PS, poster

Tracks: Sunmachine (album version) // Sunmachine (Evolution Soundscape mix)

Other notes: featuring samples of Bowie's vocals from Memory of a Free Festival (single version, 1970)

Collector's notes: I usually hate the idea of taking snippets of an artist's vocals from a track and putting them into a completely different context. But it this case it worked. A great song!



Dario G:

Sunmachine

(WEA 1 73CD/3984-24615-2; UK 08/1998)

Format: CDS

Release notes: enhanced CD with video, CD single case with insert

Tracks: Sunmachine (original radio mix) / Sunmachine (album version) / Sunmachine (Echobeatz mix) / (video: Sunmachine)

Other notes: featuring samples of Bowie's vocals from Memory of a Free Festival (single version, 1970)

Collector's notes: An "enhanced CD" featuring a low-resolution video.


Various Artists:

99X Live IV "Home"

(WNNX5; USA 1998)

Format: CD

Release notes: plastic digipak, multi-fold-out insert

Tracks (Bowie): Dead Man Walking

Other notes: live, Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, 08/04/1997

Collector's notes: The album features an acoustic version of the song. The cover is interesting in that it is similar to a digipak, but completely made of plastic.



Various Artists:

Red Hot + Rhapsody - The Gershwin Groove

(Red Hot Antilles 314 557 788; USA 10/1998)

Format: 2LP

Release notes: insert, sticker on cover

Tracks (Bowie): - / - / - / David Bowie and Angelo Badalamenti: A Foggy Day (in London Town)

Other notes: studio recording, 1998

Collector's notes: The design of all four labels is identical, except for the colour. The colours are: green, red, orange and blue-green.



Various Artists:

Red Hot + Rhapsody - The Gershwin Groove

(Red Hot Antilles 557 815-2; Germany 10/1998)

Format: CD

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

Tracks (Bowie): David Bowie and Angelo Badalamenti: A Foggy Day (in London Town)

Other notes: studio recording, 1998



Various Artists:

WBCN Naked Too

(Wicked Disc WIC1009-2; USA 11/1998)

Format: CD

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

Tracks (Bowie): Dead Man Walking

Other notes: live, Fort Apache Studios, Boston, 08/04/1997

Collector's notes: Another various artists compilation that features an otherwise unreleased version of a Bowie track. Dead Man Walking is an acoustic version in line with the "unplugged" craze of the 1990s. Note that Bowie's performance was recorded on the same day as that on the 99X Live IV compilation, but is not identical.


David Bowie:

Space Oddity

(Rotation/PolyMedia 554 721-2; Netherlands 11/1998)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: Space Oddity* / Did You Ever Have a Dream / There Is a Happy Land / Rubber Band** / Let Me Sleep beside You / Maid of Bond Street / We Are Hungry Men / When I Live My Dream / Karma Man / The Laughing Gnome / She's Got Medals / Little Bombardier / Please Mr. Gravedigger / The Gospel According to Tony Day / Sell Me a Coat / Join the Gang / Love You till Tuesday** / The London Boys

Other notes: *full length movie version; **single versions

Collector's notes: Another budget/exploitation issue with Deram material - this CD had been previously released under different titles and in different covers.


1998 ↑ 1999 2000 →

David Bowie:

Changes

(Virgin 72438-58833-7-8; USA 1999)

Format: 7"

Release notes: jukebox promo-only, NC

Tracks: Changes // Rebel Rebel

Collector's notes: Note that the single plays the album version of Rebel Rebel.


David Bowie:

Fame

(Virgin 72438-58834-7-7; USA 1999)

Format: 7"

Release notes: jukebox promo-only, NC

Tracks: Fame // Golden Years

Other notes: re-issue of 1976 Canadian Golden Greats series single

Collector's notes: Like the 1976 Canada release, this single plays the album versions of the songs, not the single edits as the 1976 US Gold Standard issue.


David Bowie:

Let's Dance

(Virgin 72438-58835-7-6; USA 1999)

Format: 7"

Release notes: jukebox promo-only, NC, jukebox strip

Tracks: Let's Dance (single edit) // Modern Love (single edit)

Collector's notes: Although the B-side label gives a running time of 4:46, the record actually plays the single edit of Modern Love.


David Bowie:

Aladdin Sane

(EMI 7243 4 99463 1 6; UK 04/1999)

Format: LP

Release notes: Millennium Vinyl Collection series, FOC, OIS, plastic sleeve with sticker

Tracks: see original issue

Other notes: re-issue of 1973 album




David Bowie:

I Dig Everything - The 1966 Pye Singles

(Castle/Essential ESB07 765; UK 06/1999)

Format: 3x7"

Release notes: mono, PS-box, 3 PS, fold-out insert

(ESB07 765/1): David Bowie with the Lower Third:

Tracks: Can't Help Thinking about Me // And I Say to Myself

(ESB07 765/2):

Tracks: Do Anything You Say* // Good Morning Girl

(ESB07 765/3):

Tracks: I Dig Everything // I'm Not Losing Sleep

Other notes: re-issue of the three 1966 Pye singles, except: *alternative mix

Collector's notes: A nice re-issue of the Pye singles, fortunately in mono. Strangely, they used a slightly different mix of Do Anything You Say.





Placebo featuring David Bowie:

Without You I'm Nothing

(Hut FLOORTP10; EU 08/1999)

Format: 12"

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

Tracks: Without You I'm Nothing (Unkle remix) / Without You I'm Nothing (The Flexirol mix) // Without You I'm Nothing (Brothers in Rhythm Club mix)

Other notes: Bowie's vocals recorded in New York, 29/03/1999


Placebo featuring David Bowie:

Without You I'm Nothing

(Virgin 7243 8 96127 0 7; EU 08/1999)

Format: CDS

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

Tracks: Without You I'm Nothing (single mix) / Without You I'm Nothing (Unkle remix) / Without You I'm Nothing (The Flexirol mix) / Without You I'm Nothing (Brothers in Rhythm Club mix)

Other notes: Bowie's vocals recorded in New York, 29/03/1999


Various Artists:

Stigmata

(Virgin 7243 8 47753 2 2; EU 08/1999)

Format: CD

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

Tracks (Bowie): The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell

Other notes: alternative mix


David Bowie:

Thursday's Child

(Virgin 7243 8 96265 2 0/VSCDT 1753; UK 09/1999)

Format: CDS

Release notes: made in the EU for the UK market, CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: Thursday's Child (radio edit) / We All Go Through* / No One Calls*

Other notes: *recorded during the Hours... sessions, Seaview Studios, Bermuda, spring 1999


David Bowie:

Thursday's Child

(Virgin 7243 8 96266 0 5/VSCDX 1753; UK 09/1999)

Format: CDS

Release notes: made in the EU for the UK market, enhanced CD with video, jewel case with fold-out insert and back inlay

Tracks: Thursday's Child (Rock mix) / We Shall Go to Town* / 1917* / (video: Thursday's Child)

Other notes: *recorded during the Hours... sessions, Seaview Studios, Bermuda, spring 1999


David Bowie:

Thursday's Child

(Virgin 7243 8 96268 2 7; EU 09/1999)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: Thursday's Child (radio edit)* / Thursday's Child (Rock mix) / We Shall Go to Town** / 1917**

Other notes: *called "edit" on cover and disc; **recorded during the Hours... sessions, Seaview Studios, Bermuda, spring 1999


David Bowie:

The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell

(Virgin 7243 8 96293 2 3; Australia 09/1999)

Format: CDS

Release notes: CD single case with fold-out insert

Tracks: The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell / The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell (edit) / We Shall Go to Town* / 1917*

Other notes: *recorded during the Hours... sessions, Seaview Studios, Bermuda, spring 1999

Collector's notes: Note that the colour of the disc is silver, which is not clearly visible in the scan.


Various Artists:

SNL 25 - Saturday Night Live - The Musical Performances - Volume 1

(Dreamworks 0044 50205-2; USA 09/1999)

Format: CD

Release notes: jewel case with booklet and back inlay

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

Other notes: live, Saturday Night Live TV show, New York, 08/02/1997


David Bowie:

Hours...

(Virgin 7243 8 48158 2 0; EU 10/1999)

Format: CD

Release notes: hologram cover: jewel case with plastic insert, booklet and back inlay, limited edition

Tracks: Thursday's Child / Something in the Air / Survive / If I'm Dreaming My Life / Seven­ / What's Really Happening? / The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell / New Angels of Promise / Brilliant Adventure / The Dreamers

Other notes: recorded at Seaview Studios, Bermuda, spring 1999, and Looking Glass Studios, New York, 24/05/1999



David Bowie:

Hours...

(Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1; EU 10/1999)

Format: CD

Release notes: jewel case with booklet and back inlay

Tracks: see limited edition issue

Collector's notes: Although the design of the back inlay and the disc are the same as in the previous entry, both bear a different catalogue number.


David Bowie:

Hours...

(Virgin/EMI DBP 48157; Russia 1999)

Format: LP

Release notes: pirate issue, yellow marbled vinyl, black NC with sticker, numbered edition: 501

Tracks: Thursday's Child / Something in the Air / Survive / If I'm Dreaming My Life / Seven­ // What's Really Happening? / The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell / New Angels of Promise / Brilliant Adventure / The Dreamers

Other notes: recorded at Seaview Studios, Bermuda, spring 1999, and Looking Glass Studios, New York, 24/05/1999

Collector's notes: A beautiful release that was available in different colours. Despite its official looks, it's a pirate issue. The sound quality is inferior to that of a regular release.


David Bowie:

20th Century Boy

(BOW 0198; ?? 1999)

Format: CD

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

Tracks: 20th Century Boy* / A Foggy Day (in London Town)** / interview*** / Always Crashing in the Same Car*** / interview*** / I Can't Read*** / interview*** / Dead Man Walking*** / interview*** / Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)*** / "Heroes"° / Hurt°° / Needles on the Beach°°° / All the Young Dudes# / Fame##

Other notes: *performed by Bowie and Placebo, Brit Awards, Docklands Arena, London, 16/02/1999; **performed by David Bowie and Angelo Badalamenti, from the Red Hot + Rhapsody various artists compilation (1998); ***live, San Francisco 105 FM Radio, 09/09/1997; °live, from the The Bridge School Concerts Vol. One various artists compilation (1997); °°performed by Bowie and Nine Inch Nails, live, USA 1995, probably from the Nine Inch Nails VHS video compilation Closure; °°°performed by Tin Machine, from the Beyond the Beach various artists compilation (1994); #Mott the Hoople version with Bowie's guide vocal mixed over the verses, taken from the Mott the Hoople compilation All the Young Dudes - The Anthology; ##alternative mix ("flute mix")

Collector's notes: A nice compilation, especially because of 20th Century Boy and the acoustic radio performance from San Francisco. Some tracks had been officially released before, and were thus of interest only to those who didn't have the original albums. The sound quality ranges from very good to (mostly) perfect.



Queen & David Bowie:

Under Pressure

(Parlophone QUEENPD 28; EU 12/1999)

Format: 7"

Release notes: picture disc, limited edition, plastic NC with sticker

Tracks: Queen & David Bowie: Under Pressure (Rah mix) // Queen: The Song of the Millennium - Bohemian Rhapsody


Queen & David Bowie:

Under Pressure

(EMI QUEENWL 28; UK 12/1999)

Format: 12"

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

Tracks: Under Pressure (Club 2000 mix) // Under Pressure (Rah mix)


Queen & David Bowie:

Under Pressure

(EMI/Parlophone 7243 8 88033 0 4; EU 12/1999)

Format: CDS

Release notes: enhanced CD with video, digipak

Tracks: Queen & David Bowie: Under Pressure (Rah mix, radio edit) / Queen & David Bowie: Under Pressure (Mike Spencer mix, radio edit) / Queen: Under Pressure (Knebworth mix)* / (video: Queen & David Bowie: Under Pressure)

Other notes: *live, Knebworth Stadium, London, 09/08/1986


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