Changesbowie

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Changesbowie
Compilation album by David Bowie
Released 20 March 1990 (1990-03-20)
Recorded 1969–1985
Genre Rock, glam rock
Length 74:30
Language English
Label Rykodisc/EMI
Producer Varies from track to track
David Bowie chronology
Sound + Vision
(1989)
Changesbowie
(1990)
Black Tie White Noise
(1993)
David Bowie Compilation chronology
Sound + Vision
(1989)
Changesbowie
(1990)
Early On (1964–1966)
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (A)[2]
Q magazine 4/5 stars[3]

Changesbowie is a compilation album by David Bowie, released in 1990 in the United States by Rykodisc and by EMI in the UK as part of Rykodisc's Bowie remastering program, to replace the deleted RCA Records compilations Changesonebowie and Changestwobowie.

While the cover artwork was generally dismissed as amateurish ("a sixth-form cut 'n' paste collage", according to author David Buckley),[4] the collection made No. 1 in the UK, giving Bowie his first chart-topping album since Tonight in 1984.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Bowie except as noted.

  1. "Space Oddity" (from David Bowie, 1969) – 5:16
  2. "Starman"* (from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 1972) – 4:16
  3. "John, I'm Only Dancing" (non-album single released in 1972) – 2:49
  4. "Changes" (from Hunky Dory, 1971) – 3:36
  5. "Ziggy Stardust" (from Ziggy Stardust, 1972) – 3:13
  6. "Suffragette City" (from Ziggy Stardust, 1972) – 3:28
  7. "The Jean Genie" (from Aladdin Sane, 1973) – 4:09
  8. "Life on Mars?"* (from Hunky Dory, 1971) – 3:54
  9. "Diamond Dogs" (from Diamond Dogs, 1974) – 6:06
  10. "Rebel Rebel" (from Diamond Dogs, 1974) – 4:31
  11. "Young Americans" (from Young Americans, 1975) – 5:13
  12. "Fame '90" (Gass mix) (Bowie, Carlos Alomar, John Lennon) (from "Fame '90" CD single, 1990) – 3:40
  13. "Golden Years" (from Station to Station, 1976) – 4:01
  14. "Sound and Vision"* (from Low, 1977) – 3:03
  15. ""Heroes"" (single version) (Bowie, Brian Eno) (from "Heroes", 1977) – 3:38
  16. "Ashes to Ashes" (from Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), 1980) – 4:25
  17. "Fashion" (from Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), 1980) – 4:49
  18. "Let's Dance" (single version) (from Let's Dance, 1983) – 4:10
  19. "China Girl" (single version) (Bowie, Iggy Pop) (originally by Iggy Pop from The Idiot, 1977; later covered for Let's Dance, 1983) – 4:17
  20. "Modern Love" (single version) (from Let's Dance, 1983) – 3:59
  21. "Blue Jean" (from Tonight, 1984) – 3:10
  • "Starman", "Life on Mars?", and "Sound and Vision" were released on EMI-branded LP & cassette versions only.[6]
  • When Changesbowie was issued in Rykodisc's AU20 series on CD in 1996, "Fame '90" was replaced by the album version of "Fame." The front insert still listed the track list as containing the "Fame '90 remix". The back insert of the CD correctly listed "Fame" rather than "Fame '90 remix"; however, it omitted the track "Diamond Dogs". The back of the Obi wrap list all tracks correctly.[7]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 6
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 5
Canadian Albums (RPM)[10] 30
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[11] 6
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 6
German Albums (Official Top 100)[13] 7
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 14
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 18
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 1
US Billboard 200[17] 39

Single[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak
Position
1990 "Fame '90" Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 14[18]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[19] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[20] 2× Gold 400,000*
Germany (BVMI)[21] Gold 250,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[22] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[23] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Changesbowie". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Consumer Guide May 7, 1991". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Eloquent: David Bowie ChangesBowie review" by Mat Snow, Q magazine, April 1990, page 92
  4. ^ David, Buckley (2000) [1999]. Strange Fascination – David Bowie: The Definitive Story. London: Virgin Books. p. 464. ISBN 1-85227-784-X. 
  5. ^ a b "David Bowie | Artist | Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "ChangesBowie". Discogs. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "ChangesBowie". Discogs. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "David Bowie – Changesbowie". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  9. ^ "David Bowie – Changesbowie" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Library and Archives Canada. 31 March 2004. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "David Bowie – Changesbowie" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  12. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les "Chart Runs" des Albums classés depuis 1985 dans le Top Albums Officiel". InfoDisk (SNEP). Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "David Bowie – Changesbowie". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  14. ^ "David Bowie – Changesbowie". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  15. ^ "David Bowie – Changesbowie". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  16. ^ "David Bowie – Changesbowie". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  17. ^ "David Bowie Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for David Bowie. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  18. ^ "allmusic ((( Changesbowie > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles)))". Retrieved 6 August 2008. 
  19. ^ "Canadian album certifications – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Music Canada. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  20. ^ "French album certifications – Bowie D. – Changesbowie" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 22 October 2012.  Select BOWIE D. and click OK
  21. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (David Bowie; 'Changesbowie')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  22. ^ "British album certifications – David Bowie – Changes Bowie". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 October 2012.  Enter Changes Bowie in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  23. ^ "American album certifications – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 22 October 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
by Sinéad O'Connor
UK number one album
31 March 1990 – 6 April 1990
Succeeded by
Only Yesterday: Their Greatest Hits
by The Carpenters