The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974

The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974
Compilation album by David Bowie
Released 7 October 1997 (1997-10-07)
Recorded 1969-1974
Genre Rock, glam rock
Length 77:34
Label EMI
Producer Producer varies from track to track
David Bowie compilation chronology
The Deram Anthology 1966–1968
The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974
The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979
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Pitchfork Media(8.9/10) link
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The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974 is an album by David Bowie, released by EMI in 1997. The US release of the album was pulled from the stores because of a large number of inaccuracies in the credits and liner notes. It was re-released by EMI-CAPITOL Entertainment Properties the following year (1998) in the US as part of the essential collection, with a new cover and corrected information as a limited edition.[1][2] This album was also included as the first disc of the compilation The Platinum Collection (2005/2006).

There are three uncredited rarities included on the album. They are: "John, I'm Only Dancing" (Sax version) - recorded during the sessions for the Aladdin Sane album; "The Prettiest Star" (Marc Bolan stereo version) - the original 1970 single release that features Marc Bolan on lead guitar; and "All the Young Dudes (Studio version)" - the original Bowie studio version from 1973.

Track listing

All songs written by David Bowie, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Place of OriginLength
1."The Jean Genie"   Aladdin Sane, 19734:08
2."Space Oddity"   David Bowie, 19695:15
3."Starman"   The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 19724:18
4."Ziggy Stardust"   The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 19723:16
5."John, I'm Only Dancing" (Sax version) Non-album single, released in 1973; the original version released the previous year2:42
6."Rebel Rebel"   Diamond Dogs, 19744:30
7."Let's Spend the Night Together"  Mick Jagger, Keith RichardsAladdin Sane; originally by The Rolling Stones released as a non-album double A-side single in the UK and Between the Buttons in the U.S. in 19673:07
8."Suffragette City"   The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 19723:27
9."Oh! You Pretty Things"   Hunky Dory, 19713:14
10."Velvet Goldmine"   B-side of the 1975 single reissue of "Space Oddity"; recorded in 1971 for Ziggy Stardust3:11
11."Drive-In Saturday"   Aladdin Sane, 19734:29
12."Diamond Dogs"   Diamond Dogs, 19746:05
13."Changes"   Hunky Dory, 19713:34
14."Sorrow"  Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard GottehrerPin Ups, 1973; originally by The McCoys in 1965 and made famous by The Merseys the following year2:55
15."The Prettiest Star" (Marc Bolan stereo version) Recorded in 1970 as a follow-up to "Space Oddity"; re-recorded for Aladdin Sane in 19723:14
16."Life on Mars?"   Hunky Dory, 19713:52
17."Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)"   Aladdin Sane, 19735:10
18."The Man Who Sold the World"   The Man Who Sold the World, 19703:56
19."Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"   The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 19723:00
20."All the Young Dudes" (Studio version) Originally by Mott the Hoople from All the Young Dudes, 1972; was recorded in that same year for Aladdin Sane and was released in mono sound for this compilation4:11
Japanese bonus track
No.TitlePlace of OriginLength
20."Lady Stardust" (Put in as "Suffragette City"'s replacement)Ziggy Stardust3:21


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