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The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979


  • 1. Sound and Vision
    2. Golden Years - (Single edit)
    3. Fame
    4. Young Americans - (Single version)
    5. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)
    6. Can You Hear Me
    7. Wild Is the Wind
    8. Knock on Wood - (live)
    9. TVC 15 - (Single version)
    10. 1984
    11. It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City
    12. Look Back in Anger
    13. Secret Life of Arabia, The
    14. DJ
    15. Beauty and the Beast
    16. Breaking Glass
    17. Boys Keep Swinging
    18. Heroes - (Single version)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 94300

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Producers include: David Bowie, Tony Visconti, Hary Maslin.
    Compilation producer: Nigel Reeve.
    Includes liner notes by Kevin Cann.
    Liner Note Author: Keith Cann.
    Photographers: Steve Schapiro; Steve Shapiro.
    Born David Jones, the Londoner who would become David Bowie made a career out of his chameleon-like tendencies and his relentlessly futuristic vision. Though he began in a rather non-rock mode, recording whimsical, Anthony Newley-ish pop tunes, he soon graduated to a more personal, idiosyncratic style. His first major hit, "Space Oddity," set the tone for much of what was to follow, with it's sci-fi theme, avant-pop sound and the evocation of alienation that would be often reprised in Bowie's career. Throughout the '70s, Bowie adopted and discarded personas and musical styles at a breakneck pace; from futuristic folk-rocker to androgynous glam-rock god to post-modern soulster and beyond. Along the way, his carefully chosen image and techno-friendly sound influenced everyone from Lou Reed (who Bowie produced) and Roxy Music to Gary Numan and ABC.

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