David Bowie Best of Bowie (2002)

Best of Bowie (2002) is a career-spanning greatest hits album by multi-platinum recording artist David Bowie. The songs range from his second album (1969) to 2002. It was released 35 years after his first album, David Bowie.

In each of the 21 territories that the album was released, it was given its own track listing, based upon which songs were most popular locally. In a number of countries, there were two versions – a single disc version, and a double disc version. All in all 63 tracks appear in at least one of the 20 different versions. The country the edition came from can be identified by a small national flag on the spine, except for the Argentine/Mexican, Eastern European and UK editions, which are “flag-less”.

All the tracks are digitally remastered either from 1999, or, for the single edits from 2002, with the exception of “Under Pressure”, which is also at a lower volume than the rest of the disc.

A DVD version of the compilation was also released, containing 47 videos and live performances as well as alternate versions as easter eggs. Some of the videos on this collection, notably China Girl,” Loving the Alien” and Day-In Day-Out” are the censored versions of the original videos

1. Oh You Pretty Things” (from Old Grey Whistle Test)
2. Queen Bitch” (from Old Grey Whistle Test)
3. Five Years” (from Old Grey Whistle Test)
4. Starman” (from Top of the tops)
5. John, I’m Only Dancing”
6. The Jean Genie”
7. Space Oddity”
8. Drive-In Saturday” (from Russell Harty Plus Pop)
9. Life on Mars?”
10. Ziggy Stardust” (from Ziggy Stardust – The Motion Picture)
11. Rebel Rebel” (from TopPop)
12. Young Americans” (from The Dick Cavett Show)
13. Be My Wife”
14. Heroes” ”
15. Boys Keep Swinging”
16. D.J.”
17. Look Back in Anger”
18. Ashes to Ashes”
19. Fashion” (single version)
20. Wild Is the Wind”
21. Let’s Dance”
22. China Girl” (censored version)
23. Modern Love”
24. Cat People (Putting out Fire)” (from Serious Moonlight tour)
25. Blue Jean”
26. Loving the Alien” (censored version)
27. Dancing in the Street” (with Mick Jagger)
• Easter eggs:
• “Oh! You Pretty Things” (alternate take from Old Grey Whistle Test)
• Interview with David Bowie by Russell Harty
• Ad for then forthcoming Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture DVD
• Jazzin’ For Blue Jean (full 20-minute promotional video for “Blue Jean”)
• Blue Jean” (alternate version for MTV)
DVD 2[edit]
1. Absolute Beginners”
2. Underground”
3. As the World Falls Down”
4. Day-In Day-Out”
5. Time Will Crawl”
6. Never Let Me Down”
7. Fame ’90”
8. Jump They Say”
9. Black Tie White Noise”
10. Miracle Goodnight”
11. The Buddha of Suburbia”
12. The Hearts Filthy Lesson”
13. Strangers When We Meet”
14. Hallo Spaceboy”
15. Little Wonder”
16. “Dead Man Walking”
17. Seven Years in Tibet”
18. i’m Afraid of Americans”
19. Thursday’s Child”
20. Survive”

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