David Bowie The Best of David Bowie 1969 – 1974. (1997)

David Bowie The Best of David Bowie 1969 - 1974. (1997)

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. This album was also included as the first disc of the compilation The Platinum Collection (2005).

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’ (Single 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 as noted.

1.”The Jean Genie” – 4:08
2.”Space Oddity” – 5:15
3.”Starman” – 4:18
4.”Ziggy Stardust” – 3:16
5.”John, I’m Only Dancing” (Sax version) – 2:42 *
6.”Rebel Rebel” – 4:30
7.”Let’s Spend the Night Together” (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 3:07
8.”Suffragette City” – 3:27
9.”Oh! You Pretty Things” – 3:14
10.”Velvet Goldmine” – 3:11
11.”Drive-In Saturday” – 4:29
12.”Diamond Dogs” – 6:05
13.”Changes” – 3:34
14.”Sorrow” (Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer) – 2:55
15.”The Prettiest Star” (Marc Bolan stereo version) – 3:14 *
16.”Life on Mars?” – 3:52
17.”Aladdin Sane” – 5:10
18.”The Man Who Sold the World” – 3:56
19.”Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide” – 3:00
20.”All the Young Dudes” (Studio version) – 4:11 *
The Japanese release adds “Lady Stardust” but omits “Suffragette City”.

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