This section of Compilations covers the albums Bowie At The Beeb (2000) to Storytellers (2009). Soundtracks and most of the albums containing Decca/Deram material are treated under Soundtracks and Early Works respectively, while several semi-official compilations are discussed under Pirates.
|Bowie At The Beeb
(EMI 7243 528629 2 4), September 2000 (UK)
In The Heat Of The Morning 1/London Bye Ta Ta 1/Karma Man 1/Silly Boy Blue 1/Let Me Sleep Beside You 2/Janine 2/Amsterdam 3/God Knows I'm Good 3/The Width Of A Circle 3/Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed 3/Cygnet Committee 3/Memory Of A Free Festival 3/The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud 4/Bombers 5/Looking For A Friend 5/Almost Grown 5/Kooks 5/It Ain't Easy 5/The Supermen 6/Eight Line Poem 6/Hang Onto Yourself 7/Ziggy Stardust 7/Queen Bitch 7/Waiting For The Man 7/Five Years 7/White Light/White Heat 8/Moonage Daydream 8/Hang Onto Yourself 8/Suffragette City 8/Ziggy Stardust 8/Starman 9/Space Oddity 9/Changes 9/Oh! You Pretty Things 9/Andy Warhol 10/Lady Stardust 10/Rock 'N' Roll Suicide 10.
BBC Radio Theatre, London, June 27, 2000
Wild Is The Wind/Ashes To Ashes/Seven/This Is Not America/Absolute Beginners/Always Crashing In The Same Car/Survive/Little Wonder/The Man Who Sold The World/Fame/Stay/Hallo Spaceboy/Cracked Actor/I'm Afraid Of Americans/Let's Dance.
Recorded live for BBC radio between 1969-1972: 1 Top Gear (13-05-68), 2 Dave Lee Travis Show (20-10-69), 3 The Sunday Show (05-02-70), 4 Sound Of The Seventies: Andy Ferris (25-03-70), 5 In Concert: John Peel (05-06-71), 6 Sound Of The Seventies: Bob Harris (21-09-71), 7 Sound Of The Seventies: Bob Harris (18-01-72), 8 Sound Of The Seventies: John Peel (16-05-72), 9 Johnnie Walker Lunchtime Show (22-05-72) and 10 Sound Of The Seventies: Bob Harris (23-05-72). The Japanese edition (EMI TOCP 65631) additionally features 'Oh! You Pretty Things' from Bob Harris (21-09-71). The separate bonus disc BBC Radio Theatre, London, June 27, 2000 (bottom) contains live tracks from Bowie's performance at the Broadcasting House (27-06-00).
The first batch of CDs had a mispressing of CD2, as it included 'Ziggy Stardust' from the 16-05-72 session twice (rather than from the 18-01-72 and 16-05-72 sessions). EMI corrected the matter by sending out a replacement disc (EMI BEEBREP 2; middle) with just the missing track.
It is interesting to note that BBC Sessions 1969-1972 [Sampler], a sampler from 1996 for the never released NMC 3CD set, includes two tracks that have been left off Bowie At The Beeb. See BBC Sessions for comprehensive notes on all of Bowie's BBC performances, including Top Gear (18-12-67) and Sound Of The Seventies: John Peel (11-01-72), sessions omitted from Bowie At The Beeb.
|All Saints (Collected Instrumentals 1977-1999)
(EMI 7243 5 33045 2 2), July 2001 (UK).
A New Career In Town/V-2 Schneider/Abdulmajid/Weeping Wall/All Saints/Art Decade/Crystal Japan/Brilliant Adventure/Sense Of Doubt/Moss Garden/Neuköln/The Mysteries/Ian Fish UK Heir/Subterraneans/Warszawa/Some Are.
Instrumentals from Bowie's catalogue, plus 'Some Are' from Philip Glass' Low Symphony. All Saints was already released in 1993 in a very limited edition, distributed to Bowie's friends and relations only. Compated to the promo 2CD, this compilation drops the tracks from Black Tie White Noise but adds 'Brilliant Adventure' from hours...
|Best Of Bowie
(EMI 7243 5 39821 2 6, etc.), October/November 2002.
|Club Bowie (Rare And Unreleased 12" Mixes)
(Virgin VTCD591), November 2003.
The Scumfrog vs Bowie: Loving The Alien/Let's Dance (Trifactor vs Deeper Substance Remix)/David Guetta vs David Bowie: Just For One Day (Heroes) (Extended Version)/The Scumfrog vs David Bowie: This Is Not America/Solaris vs Bowie: Shout (Original Mix)/China Girl (Riff & Vox Club Mix)/Magic Dance (Danny S Magic Party Remix)/Let's Dance (Club Bolly Extended Mix)/Let's Dance (Club Bolly Mix Video).
A collection of hard-to-get and new remixes. There are several promos for this title. Most interesting is an early promo CDR with a different tracklisting and a Metrophonic Remix of 'Starman' that didn't make it to the final release.
(EMI Gold 7243 8 73496 2 9), May 2005 (EC).
Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed/The Width Of A Circle/Andy Warhol/Soul Love/Cracked Actor/Sweet Thing/Somebody Up There Likes Me/Word On A Wing/Always Crashing In The Same Car/Beauty And The Beast/Repetition/Teenage Wildlife.
|The Platinum Collection
(EMI 0946 3 44076 2 5), January 2006 (EC).
The Jean Genie/Space Oddity/Starman/Ziggy Stardust/John I'm Only Dancing/Rebel Rebel/Let's Spend The Night Together/Suffragette City/Oh! You Pretty Things/Velvet Goldmine/Drive-In Saturday/Diamond Dogs/Changes/Sorrow/The Prettiest Star/Life On Mars/Aladdin Sane/The Man Who Sold The World/Rock 'N' Roll Suicide/All The Young Dudes/Sound And Vision/Golden Years/Fame/Young Americans/John I'm Only Dancing (Again)/Can You Hear Me/Wild Is The Wind/Knock On Wood (live)/TVC 15/1984/It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City/Look Back In Anger/The Secret Life Of Arabia/DJ/Beauty And The Beast/Breaking Glass/Boys Keep Swinging/"Heroes"/Let's Dance/Ashes To Ashes/Under Pressure/Fashion/Modern Love/China Girl/Scary Monsters/Up The Hill Backwards/Alabama Song/The Drowned Girl/Cat People/This Is Not America/Loving The Alien/Absolute Beginners/When The Wind Blows/Blue Jean/Day-In Day-Out/Time Will Crawl/Underground.
3CD set containing The Best Of Bowie 1969/1974, The Best Of Bowie 1974/1979 plus a third CD covering 1980-1987; see The Best Of Bowie 1980/1987 below for more details. Released in Italy with different artwork (EMI 0 94634 46502 1; bottom).
|The Best Of David Bowie 1980/1987
(EMI 00946 3 86478 2 9), March 2007 (EC).
Let's Dance/Ashes To Ashes/Under Pressure/Fashion/Modern Love/China Girl/Scary Monsters/Up The Hill Backwards/Alabama Song/The Drowned Girl/Cat People/This Is Not America/Loving The Alien/Absolute Beginners/When The Wind Blows/Blue Jean/Day-In Day-Out/Time Will Crawl/Underground.
DVD: Ashes To Ashes/Fashion/Under Pressure/The Drowned Girl/Let's Dance/China Girl/Modern Love/Cat People (live)/Blue Jean/Loving The Alien/Absolute Beginners/Underground/When The Wind Blows/Day-In Day-Out/Time Will Crawl.
CD3 of The Platinum Collection released separately. Contains the single edits of Let's Dance/Ashes To Ashes/Fashion/Modern Love/China Girl/Scary Monsters/Cat People/Absolute Beginners/Day-In Day-Out/Underground and features the original version of 'Under Pressure' for the first time on a Bowie compilation. The DVD contains three videos not available on the Best Of Bowie DVD.
|Strangers When We Meet
(EMI 50995-04277-2-7), October 2007 (US).
The Jean Genie (live1)/Strangers When We Meet/Oh! You Pretty Things/Word On A Wing (live2)/Always Crashing In The Same Car/Young Americans (live3).
1 Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium, 20-10-72; 2 Uniondale, Nassau Coliseum, 23-03-76; 3 Sydney, Entertainment Center, 07/09-11-87.
A limited edition compilation to promote Keanan Duffy's Bowie clothing line, exclusively distributed through Target stores. Of particular interest are the credits of this title, which suggest that the Santa Monica and Uniondale concerts will be released as LiveSanta Monica '72 and Live Nassau '76 respectively and that both Hunky Dory and Low will be issued as 'Collector's Special Edition CD's.
(EMI 50999 2366402 9), October 2008 (EC).
Life On Mars/Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing/The Bewlay Brothers/Lady Grinning Soul/Win/Some Are/Teenage Wildlife/Repetition/Fantastic Voyage/Loving The Alien/Time Will Crawl/Hang On To Yourself (live).
Originally a freebie with Mail On Sunday in the UK and Ireland. The official release comes with David's notes to the selected tracks.