Uncle Arthur (Bowie): from the 1967 David Bowie album. The mono edition uses a slightly different mix, omitting the hand claps in the intro and outro. Also see the Early Works section.
Uncle Floyd (Bowie): included in a leaked work-in-progress version of Toy, but ultimately left off the official 2021 release of the album. A reworked version appeared on Heathen as 'Slip Away'. The Toy version opens with a lengthy excerpt of almost a minute from the Uncle Floyd Show, similar to the live version performed on the Reality tour.
Under Pressure (Bowie/Queen): this co-operation with Queen was released as a single in 1981 (EMI 5250) and on the Queen album Hot Space. The original single version was reissued in 1988 as a 3" CD-single (Parlophone QUECD9) and reappeared on The Platinum Collection and Nothing Has Changed. A slightly edited version (3'57" vs. 4'05") was included on the Queen Greatest Hits II compilation, while a 4'04" remix was released on Classic Queen. Both eventually found their way onto Bowie compilations: the edit from Greatest Hits II was used for The Singles Collection and Best Of Bowie, while the remix ended up on The Singles 1969-1993. In 1999, yet another remixed Rah Mix was released as a single (EMI CDQUEEN 28) from the Greatest Hits III compilation. A second CD-single (EMI CDQUEENS 28) featured a Radio Edit of the Rah Mix and a Mike Spencer Mix; the video contains a version of the Rah Mix that is slightly longer (4'10" vs 4'06"). A Club 2000 Mix appeared exclusively on a white-label 12" (EMI QUEENWL 28). An instrumental version has appeared on the Greatest Karaoke Hits CD (TOCP-65061/2) and on one of the menus of the Greatest Video Hits II DVD. In 1991/2, Brian May toured radio stations in the US to promote new releases, during which he added extra guitar to album tracks, including 'Under Pressure'. Such a recording has been released as a "studio rehearsal with Queen" on the Alternative Biography (Alter Ego Records) 2CD. A genuine demo of the track in very early form, supposedly including Bowie on piano, circulates as 'Feel Like'. In 2021, 23 multi-track stems started circulating, one of which featured Bowie vocals not heard on the released version. Bowie performed 'Under Pressure' live, in duet with Annie Lennox, on the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert (London, Wembley Stadium, 20-04-92; The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert). Recordings from the Outside tour are officially released on the 'Hallo Spaceboy' CD-single (Arista/BMG 7432211 35382 2)/No Trendy Réchauffé and Ouvrez Le Chien. Subsequently, it was played on the Earthling tour (Look At The Moon!), the shows Bowie did in 2000 (Glastonbury 2000) and on the Reality tour (A Reality Tour 2CD/DVD). The video, which features neither Bowie nor Queen, has been released on The Best Of Bowie 1980/1987. The video clip for the Rah Mix features live footage of Bowie and Freddie Mercury; it is available on the second CD-single and on the Queen video Greatest Flix III.
Under The God (Bowie): the first single from Tin Machine (EMI MT 68). A US advance cassettecontains an edit fading at 2'17". Live versions (Sapporo, Hokkaido Koukseinenkin Kaikan, 10-02-92 and Hamburg, Docks, 24-10-91) are found on the Oy Vey, Baby CD and video respectively. 'Under The God' also appears on several 1989 and 1991/92 bootlegs. The video trailer of the Tin Machine album features excerpts from Tin Machine/Prisoner Of Love/I Can't Read/Working Class Hero/Bus Stop/Pretty Thing/Video Crimes and Under The God in full length. The Under The God segment (but not the entire trailer) is available on iTunes.
Underground (Bowie): from the Labyrinth soundtrack. An edited version (4'25" vs. 5'57") was released on 7" (EMI EA 216), backed by an Instrumental. An Extended Dance Version, Dub Mix and a different Instrumental can be found on 12" (EMI 12 EA 216); the latter is longer (5'54" vs 5'36") and lacks the gospel choir present on the single B-side. The single edit initially was reissued on CD only on a Unistar 3CD from 1993, but later was included on the Chile and New Zealand editions of Best Of Bowie and The Platinum Collection. In 2007, four versions were officially re-released as the Underground EP; the single B-side Instrumental remains unreleased in digital form. The Extended Dance Mix has also appeared on Dance from Loving The Alien. A small piece of a studio outtake of this song was featured in a TV special on the making of Labyrinth. The video clip of this song (4'38") is featured on The Video Collection and the Best Of Bowie DVD.
Untitled No. 1 (Bowie): from The Buddha Of Suburbia.
Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed (Bowie): from the 1969 David Bowie, which was re-titled later in 1972 as Space Oddity. Many sources claim that the US version of David Bowie (often referred to as Man Of Words, Man Of Music) features a longer version of this song, but 'Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed' on this album is exactly the same. The confusion probably has arisen from the fact that the song duration on the sleeve incorrectly adds the time of 'Don't Sit Down' (which has been left off the US version). A 2019 remix was released on the 50th Anniversary Edition of Space Oddity. BBC live versions from 1969 and 1970 (on the 40th Anniversary Edition of Space Oddity, Bowie At The Beeb and The Width Of A Circle) are discussed in detail under BBC Performances.
Up The Hill Backwards (Bowie): the fourth single from Scary Monsters (RCA BOW 9). Two alternative versions are released on the Vampires Of Human Flesh (Midnight Beat MBCD 021) CD, one of them being very close to the original version. Partly used in the opening of the Glass Spider tour (and released on the Glass Spider DVD and CD).
Waiata (Bowie): on 23-11-83, David attended a Maori welcome of songs, speeches and traditional food at the Takapuahia marae in Porirua, New Zealand. At the ceremony, he sang a self-composed short song, which was aired on Radio New Zealand 25 years later.
Waiting For The Man (Reed): a 1967 studio version, recorded the The Riot Squad, was released on Audiodisc acetate and later appeared on the Little Toy Soldier (Albino AL 7153 HC 3104) bootleg. In 2012, it was officially released on The Riot Squad compilation The Last Chapter: Mods & Sods. The sound quality of this version, however, is much worse than the bootleg version, plus it contains an intro from an entirely different source. A better sounding version, that still doesn't manage to match the sound quality on the bootlegs, appeared one year later on The Toy Soldier EP (Acid Jazz AJX329S). Bowie recorded 'Waiting For The Man' for the BBC Sound Of The Seventies program in 1970 (in edited form on BBC Sessions 1969-1972 Sampler and in full length on The Width Of A Circle) and twice in 1972 (the 18-01-72 performance is featured on Bowie At The Beeb); it has also been played live on the 1971, 1972 and 1976 tours, just once on the 1991/92 Tin Machine tour (Vancouver, Commodore Ballroom, 21-12-91), and on the 1996/97 tour. Lou Reed joined Bowie on stage in London, Royal Festival Hall, 08-07-72 (on Bowie With Reed (DB72-5-4/DB72-7-8)) and on Bowie's 50th Birthday Concert in New York, Madison Square Garden, 09-01-97 (on 50th Birthday Bash (BPCD 973282-1/2), etc.). Further officially released versions are on Live Santa Monica '72, the 'Ziggy Stardust' (Golden Years GY CDS 002) promo/CD-single released from the semi-official Santa Monica '72 (on which it lasts 5'33" instead of the album's 6'01") and Live Nassau Coliseum '76.
Wake Up (The Arcade Fire): performed live with The Arcade Fire at Fashion Rocks (New York, Radio City Music Hall, 08-09-05) and at an Arcade Fire concert one week later (New York, Central Park SummerStage, 15-09-05). The first was released as Live EP (Live At Fashion Rocks).
Warszawa (Bowie/Eno): from Low. Opener of the 1978 world tour (live versions appear on Stage and Welcome To The Blackout) and several shows of the 2002 Heathen tour.
Watch That Man (Bowie): opening track from Aladdin Sane. Released on 7" as B-side of the Italian issue of 'Let's Spend The Night Together' (RCA N 1681). A 2'32" edit has appeared on a South African sampler EP (RCA 46-104). An early mix was included on a tape auctioned at Omega in 2019. 1973 and 1974 live versions can be found on Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture and David Live. Lulu released her version on the 1974 'The Man Who Sold The World' single, of which production, backing track and backing vocals were delivered by Bowie and his band.
Waterloo Sunset (Davies): performed live with Ray Davies at the 2003 Tibet House Benefit Concert (New York, Carnegie Hall, 28-02-03). A studio recording later appeared on the Japanese edition of Reality.
We'll Creep Together (Bowie/Eno/Gabrels/Garson/Kizilcay/Campbell): about half of this 1. Outside outtake is included on the Outside EPK. The full length version, as well as another track featuring this line, is found only on the 1. Outside outtakes CD.
We All Go Through(Bowie/Gabrels): released on the on the Japanese edition of hours... and the 'Thursday's Child' CD-single (Virgin 7243 8 96265 4 4); reissued on the 2004 Limited 2CD Edition of hours... The version used in the Omikron: The Nomad Soul game is identical to the hours... version. Surprisingly, a different version—sounding like a demo—was included on Re:Call 5. According to the booklet of several localized versions, also an Easy Listening Version should appear in the game, but this is incorrect.
We Are Hungry Men (Bowie): from the UK edition of the debut album David Bowie; it was omitted from the US edition.
We Are The Dead (Bowie): from Diamond Dogs. The same version was used as B-side of the 1976 'TVC 15' single (RCA 2682), but was more correctly credited 4'57" (instead of 4'48" on the Diamond Dogs LP).
We Prick You (Bowie/Eno): released on 1. Outside and played live on the consecutive tour (Ouvrez Le Chien, No Trendy Réchauffé).
We Shall Go To Town (Bowie/Gabrels): released on the 'Thursday's Child' CD-single (Virgin 7243 8 96265 2 0). This B-side was reissued on the Limited 2CD Edition of hours... and on Re:Call 5.
The Wedding (Bowie): opening track...
The Wedding Song (Bowie): ... and closing track of Black Tie White Noise.
Weeping Wall (Bowie): from Low. An early version of this song is supposed to be released on the rumoured bootleg The Visitor (NWE Records NEWT 1) mentioned in "An Illustrated Record", but this LP does not exist. Performed only on the Heathen tour, together with the rest of the Low album; available on On Broadway (DB110602; New York, Roseland Ballroom, 11-06-02) and Total Meltdown (Switch On! SO 2002-06-1/2; London, Royal Festival Hall, 29-06-02).
What In The World (Bowie): from Low. It appeared live in the same version on Stage and on the US white vinyl 'Star' promo 12" (RCA DJL1-3255). Also played live on the Serious Moonlight tour (and featured on its video) and only occasionally on the Outside and Heathen tours.
What's Really Happening (Bowie/Gabrels/Grant): as a contest, Bowie put the music to this song on BowieNet, providing fans the possibility to write the lyrics (BowieNet - Cyber Song Contest). The song, with lyrics by winner Alex Grant, appeared on hours... with a different backing track.
When I Live My Dream (Bowie): the most familiar version of this song is found on the 1967 David Bowie debut album. A re-recording, intended as a single but never released as such, eventually was released on the Love You Till Tuesday LP; subsequently, it appeared on both The Deram Anthology and the Deluxe Edition of David Bowie. A third version, using the same backing track as the single version but with a slightly different vocal, was probably pressed on acetate only. This version has unofficially been released as 'My Dream' on the Te Amo Hasta Martes (DREAM DM-100) 7" and later also appeared on The Forgotten Songs Of David Robert Jones (SPQR Records SPQR5CD). A tape with a session for the debut album, including a false start, was auctioned at Omega in 2019. Two versions used in the 1970 mime performance for 'The Looking Glass Murders' are found as bonus tracks on the Love You Till Tuesday DVD and on The Width Of A Circle. Yet another version, recorded in 1969 for a German TV program and partly sung in German, is discussed as 'Mit Mir In Deinem Traum'. Bowie performed 'When I Live My Dream' live for the BBC in 1967 (see BBC Performances). The session was officially released in 2010 on the Deluxe Edition of David Bowie.
When I Met You (Bowie): from the Lazarus musical. The cast version, sung by Michael C. Hall and Krystina Alabado, and Bowie's own version have appeared on Lazarus. In 2017, Bowie's interpretation was issued on the No Plan EP.
When I'm Five (Bowie): a 1968 solo demo was known only from an acetate, coupled with 'April's Tooth Of Gold'. In 1969, Bowie demoed the song together with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson. Both already circulated before they were officially released on The Mercury Demos and Conversation Piece. The only studio version in existance was recorded for the BBC on 13-05-68. As it was used in the 1969 film Love You Till Tuesday, the BBC recording appeared that film's soundtrack LP and CD. The song was even released as a single in the Philippines (Decca DEC-08-A), backed by 'The London Boys'. Oddly enough, it is the only song from the 1968 Top Gear session omitted from Bowie At The Beeb; it did however appear as a bonus track on the Deluxe Edition of David Bowie. The entire 1968 session is included on Conversation Piece.
When The Boys Come Marching Home (Bowie): a Heathen outtake released on the 'Slow Burn' (ISO/Columbia COL 672744 2) and UK 'Everyone Says 'Hi'' (ISO/Columbia 673134 3) CD-singles. Reissued in the Sony box with five Japanese mini LPs.
When The Wind Blows (Bowie): released as a single from the soundtrack of the same name. It has been re-released on the 1995 Virgin re-release of Never Let Me Down, the Chilean and German/Swiss/Austrian editions of Best Of Bowie and recently on The Platinum Collection and The Best Of Bowie 1980/1987. The single (Virgin VS 906) contained an Instrumental on the B-side; the 12" (Virgin VSG 906-12) featured an Extended Mix. All three versions were reissued in 2007 on iTunes as the When The Wind Blows EP. The 3'33" video clip largely uses scenes from the film; it can be found on The Best Of Bowie 1980/1987.
Where Are We Now? (Bowie): the first single from The Next Day, released as a digital download on David's 66th birthday. Its promo video is included on The Next Day Extra.
Where Have All The Good Times Gone (Davies): closing track of Pin Ups. This song was used as B-side of the New Zealand 'Rosalyn' fan club promo single (RCA PROM 1), which has unofficially been re-released on Speaking In Tongues (DB SIT 2001).
Where's The Loo (Bowie): from the Ernie Johnson rock opera.
White Light/White Heat (Reed): only live versions are available. Bowie played this song on two 1972 BBC radio sessions, one of which is featured on Bowie At The Beeb (also see BBC Performances); it was featured again in 1997 on the ChangesNowBowie broadcast. Two Ziggy Stardust tour live versions (Kingston, Polytechnic, 06-05-72 and, together with Lou Reed, London, Royal Festival Hall, 08-07-72) have appeared on the Bowie With Reed (DB72-5-4/DB72-7-8) 2CD. It also has been performed in 1973 (released in 1983 on RCA 372 as a single from Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture with a 3'54" video clip), 1983 (Serious Moonlight), 1987 (Glass Spider video), 1990 (Milton Keynes 5th August 1990 (GEMA BOW 003/004)), 1997 (a duet with Lou Reed on the 50th birthday concert; Look At The Moon!), 2002 (with the Dandy Warhols in London, Royal Festival Hall, 29-06-02) and 2003/04. 'White Light/White Heat' was recorded Pin Ups, but never released. Mick Ronson, however, used the backing track for his album Play Don't Worry.
Who Can I Be Now? (Bowie): officially released for the first time as a bonus track on the Rykodisc remaster of Young Americans. Previously, it had been circulating on several bootleg singles and LPs since the early 80's. In 2016, this song was released 'in context' on The Gouster (as part of the Who Can I Be Now box set), an early version of Young Americans.
The Width Of A Circle (Bowie): opens The Man Who Sold The World. Compared to the RCA CD, the version on the 1990 Rykodisc/EMI edition has slightly been speeded up (8'05" vs 8'12"). A remix appeared on the 2020 edition Metrobolist. Two early versions Bowie recorded in 1970 for the BBC (both are on The Width Of A Circle) clearly show the song progress into the epic it eventually became. Also played on most of the live shows between 1972 and 1974. Live versions appeared on Live Santa Monica '72, Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture (the full length version not appearing until the 30th Anniversary Edition) and David Live.
Wild Is The Wind (Tiomkin/Washington): originally from Station To Station, 'Wild Is The Wind' was released as a single and 12" (RCA BOW 10/T10) in 1981 to promote the ChangesTwoBowie compilation. The 2010 Harry Maslin mix of the album contains a different vocal line; this version was included on the 3CD edition of Nothing Has Changed. The 2010 Harry Maslin Mix Single Edit was released as AA-side to the 40th Anniversary Edition picture disc of 'TVC 15' (Parlophone DBTVC 40). The 3'30" video clip of the song is featured on The Video Collection and the Best Of Bowie DVD. Played on the first four shows of the 1983 Serious Moonlight tour and its rehearsals (a/o on JR Is Watching You (Scrash SCR 901) and Nothin' But A Star (Chämelion 0041/0041)). Opener for the few shows Bowie gave in 2000, appearing on BBC Radio Theatre, London, June 27, 2000 and Glastonbury 2000. Most recently performed at the Keep A Child Alive charity at New York, Hammerstein Ballroom, 09-11-06.
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (Bowie): the acoustic version of this song (4'42") was released in mono on the B-side of 'Space Oddity' (Philips BF 1801). In several territories, the B-side was in stereo and included a spoken introduction. The US single (Mercury 72949) contains an edit that fades in at the start of the second verse (3'14"). Initially released on Sound + Vision I without the spoken intro, but the 2003 Sound + Vision reissue and 40th Anniversary Edition of Space Oddity both have the complete version. The original UK mono version was included on Re:Call 1, while both versions appeared on Conversation Piece. The latter also contains remixes of both the single and albums versions. A fully orchestrated album version appeared on the 1969 David Bowie, the 40th Anniversary Edition of which also features an alternate mix. Finally, a live version was released as part of a medley also featuring 'All The Young Dudes' and 'Oh! You Pretty Things' on Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture. See the BBC Sessions section for two 1970 BBC versions, which have appeared on Bowie At The Beeb and The Width Of A Circle. Also played sporadically on the 1972 Ziggy Stardust tour.
Win (Bowie): from Young Americans. A remixed version, in which the synthesizer effect in the intro no longer travels from speaker to speaker, appeared on the Rykodisc reissue. Later EMI reissues restored the original mix. The Dolby 5.1 and DTS 5.1 remixes on the 2007 Young Americans Special Edition do not fade out. Only one live version, recorded in Atlanta, The Omni, 01-12-74, is available on tape.
Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate (Piron): see 'Footstompin''.
Wishful Beginnings (Bowie/Eno): on the 1. Outside CD but omitted from 1. Outside Version 2.
Within You (Bowie): from the Labyrinth soundtrack. Also used as B-side of the US 'Magic Dance' 12" (EMI V-19217).
Without You (Bowie): released as the fourth and last single from Let's Dance in the US (EMI B 8190) and several other countries outside the UK.
Without You I'm Nothing (Placebo/Molko): performed live with Placebo at New York, Irving Plaza, 29-03-99. A studio version featuring Bowie was released on CD-single (Hut/Virgin 724389612806 FLOORCD10) and later included as a bonus track on the US edition of Placebo's Black Market Music. Besides the Single Mix, the CD-single had the following remixes: UNKLE Remix, The Flexirol Mix and Brothers In Rhythm Club Mix.
Wood Jackson (Bowie): a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Heathen. European fans were able to pick up this song on either the EC 'Slow Burn' (ISO/Columbia COL 672744 2) or UK 'Everyone Says 'Hi'' (ISO/Columbia 673134 2) CD-single.
Word On A Wing (Bowie): from Station To Station, appearing in edited (3'10" vs. 5'57") form on the B-side of 'Stay' (RCA PB 10736). The single edit was reissued on the Single Version EP, part of the 2010 Deluxe Edition of Station To Station. Performed on the 1976 Station To Station tour and on a short promotional tour for the hours... album. Officially released live versions are found on Rykodisc reissue of Station To Station (subsequently released on the Strangers When We Meet sampler and Live Nassau Coliseum '76), VH1 Storytellers and Something In The Air.
Working Class Hero (Lennon): from Tin Machine and played on the short tour following that album (Live At La Cigale). An edit fading at 2'15" was included on a US advance cassette.
Yassassin (Bowie): released as a single from Lodger, backed by 'Fantastic Voyage' in The Netherlands (RCA PB 9417) and by 'Red Money' in Turkey (RCA 79014). The Dutch single has a unique edit (3'03" vs. 4'10"). This single edit was reissued on Re:Call 3 from the box set A New Career In A New Town. The 2017 Tony Visconti Mix of Lodger from the same set has a remix of the song featuring an additional 'rap' in the fadeout.
You And I And George (Traditional): performed at Tacoma, Tacoma Dome, 21-05-90. Bowie also performed this traditional on the second Bridge School Benefit concert (Mountain View, Shoreline Amphitheater, 20-10-96), available in best quality on the Bridge 1996 (Savage Hippo SH 119) CD.
You Belong In Rock 'N' Roll (Bowie/Gabrels): the first single from Tin Machine II (London/Victory LON 305). The single mix (3'35"), appearing on the 7" (London Victory LON 305) and CD-single (London Victory LONCD 305), is a remix of the album version (4'08"). An Extended Version was released on 12" (London/Victory LONX 305) and on a special second CD-single in tin can (London/Victory LOCDT 305). Later, this Extended Version also served as B-side of the 'Baby Universal' single (London/Victory LON 310). Two early takes, one of which instrumental, found their way to collectors in 2008. The video clip has not yet appeared on an official videotape. Finally, a live versions appear on the Oy Vey, Baby CD and video (CD: Chicago, Riviera Theatre, 07-12-91).
You Can't Talk (Bowie/Gabrels/H. Sales/T. Sales): from Tin Machine II. Four alternate takes were part of a collection of Tin Machine II outtakes that surfaced in 2008. A live version is featured on the Oy Vey, Baby video.
You Didn't Hear It From Me: alternate title for 'Dodo', see '1984/Dodo' and 'Dodo'.
You Feel So Lonely You Could Die (Bowie): on The Next Day.
You Got To Have A Job (If You Don't Work - You Can't Eat) (Brown): this song, originally a duet between Marva Whitney and James Brown on Whitney's 1969 album It's My Thing, was covered live on some of the early Ziggy concerts. A recording from Kingston, Polytechnic, 06-05-72 turned up in bad quality on the Live In England 1971 (Wizardo WRMB 505) bootleg and later much better on the Bowie With Reed (DB72-5-4/DB72-7-8) 2CD.
(You Will) Set The World On Fire (Bowie): from The Next Day.
You're Holding Me Down (unknown): this song appeared on the A-side of El Zumido bootleg 7" (Major Tom 6052.205) in the late 70s, backed by 'I've Gotta Buzz'. Although it has nothing to do with Bowie, it was reissued on the Chameleon Chronicles Vol. 1 (Living Legends LLR-CD 048) CD in 1990.
You've Been Around (Bowie/Gabrels): played in New York, The World, 14-06-89 on the first Tin Machine tour. Eventually released in a studio version on Black Tie White Noise. A Dangers Remix is issued on the 'Black Tie White Noise' CD-single (Arista/BMG 74321 14868 2). A longer, unedited version (7'39" vs 4'24") appeared as Dangers 12" Remix on the Limited Edition 2CD+DVD of Black Tie White Noise. The US promo 12" of 'Black Tie White Noise' (Arista/Savage/BMG BLACK 1) additionally included a Dangers Trance Mix, which was reissued in 2002 on the Pro.File Vol. 1 Meat Beat Manifesto/Jack Dangers Remix Collection. A more basic version of the song appeared on Reeves Gabrels' The Sacred Squall Of Now album, with Bowie on guest vocals. A live-in-the-studio video clip has been released on both the Black Tie White Noise video and Jump CD-ROM.
You've Got A Habit Of Leaving (Bowie): released as single in 1965 as Davy Jones and The Lower Third (Parlophone R 5315); see Early Works section. An Alternate Outtake Version was released on the various artists compilation Making Time - A Shel Talmy Production (Ace CDCHD 1497). A version recorded for Toy, nearly twice as long as the original, appeared on the EC 'Slow Burn' (Columbia COL 672744 2) and UK 'Everyone Says 'Hi' singles (ISO/Columbia 673134 5). In 2021, a Radio Edit (3'26" vs 4'49") was released as the first (streaming) single from Toy's official release. The 3CD contains three more versions: album version, Alternative Version (the Heathen B-side) and Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Version. The version from the leaked version of the album again is different, containing elements from both the original and Alternative Versions.
Young Americans (Bowie): released as the first single of the album with the same name (RCA 2523). In most territories, except for the UK (RCA 2523) and Yugoslavia (RCA SRCA-88823), the single was edited from 5'10" to 3'11" and ran slightly faster than the album version. The Australian single (RCA 102584), which listed the track as "The Young Americans", first contained the full version, though this was switched to the US edit; label timings for both issues indicate the full version. A unique 4'02" edit is included on the Australian/New Zealand editions of The Best Of Bowie LP. The single edit was re-released on a/o Rare and Best Of Bowie (but clocking 3'16", the running speed having been readjusted). The 3CD of Nothing Has Changed contains an edit of the 2007 Tony Visconti mix that was prepared for the 5.1 remix of Young Americans. In 2009, a very early version was found on a Young Americans reel offered for auction (but later withdrawn) at eBay. See the forum for more information and a sound sample. The performance on the Dick Cavett Show (02-11-74) has been released on the Best Of Bowie, Dick Cavett: Rock Icons and the 2007 Special Edition of Young Americans. Bowie also performed this song in a duet with Cher on her Cher Show (23-11-75), incorporating 'Ain't No Sunshine' (Withers), 'Blue Moon' (Rodgers/Hart), 'Da Doo Ron Ron' (Specter/Greenwich/Barry), 'Day Tripper' (Lennon/McCartny), 'Maybe Baby' (Hardin/Petty), 'Only You' (Ram/Rand), 'Song Sung Blue' (Diamond), 'Temptation' (Freed/Broan), 'Wedding Bell Blues' (Nyro) and 'Youngblood' (Leiber/Stoller). This 'Young Americans Medley' has been released on The Thin White Duke (Idle Mind IMP 1114). Played live in 1974 (on the second leg of the Diamond Dogs tour and on the Soul Tour; on I'm Only Dancing), 1983 (Serious Moonlight), 1987 (Glass Spider) and 1990.
Your Funny Smile (Bowie): recorded for David Bowie, but dropped from the final track listing. Apparently scheduled to be included on The Deram Anthology (and possibly the Deluxe Edition of David Bowie), but unfortunately this never materialised. In 2019, a reel containing this plus two other Deram outtakes (plus an alternate stereo mix of 'Did You Ever Have A Dream') was auctioned at Omega.
Your Turn To Drive: see 'Toy (Your Turn To Drive)'.