Rarest One Bowie

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Compilation album by David Bowie
Released May 1995 (1995-05)
Recorded 1972-1978
Genre Glam rock
Length 36:39
Label Golden Years (UK)
Griffin Music (US)
Mecca Records (JP)
David Bowie chronology
Santa Monica '72
David Bowie Compilation chronology
The Singles Collection
The Deram Anthology 1966–1968
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

RarestOneBowie is a David Bowie compilation. This release was one in the series of mid-nineties releases by MainMan, Bowie's former management company during the seventies (other ones being Santa Monica '72 and the Ava Cherry & The Astronettes album People from Bad Homes). All these albums were released without Bowie's approval and are currently deleted.

Track listing[edit]

In 1995 Trident Music International released the RarestOneBowie compilation CD in the United Kingdom on the Golden Years label (Catalog # GY 014).

The pregap before track one, "All the Young Dudes", contains an RCA Records 1973 radio advertisement for the David Bowie album Pin Ups.[2]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "All the Young Dudes" ((mislabeled) liner notes: "original studio version 1973";
alternative mono recording 1972 December;
same as 1997 remastered The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974, and 2003 bonus tracks of Aladdin Sane)
Bowie 4:10
2. "Queen Bitch" (performed 1976 March 23rd; Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York) Bowie 3:15
3. "Sound and Vision" (performed 1978 July 01st; Earls Court, London) Bowie 3:24
4. "Time" (performed 1973 October 20th; for the 1980 Floor show Marquee Club, London) Bowie 5:12
5. "Be my Wife" (performed 1978 July 01st; Earls Court, London) Bowie 2:44
6. "Footstompin' / Wish I could Shimmy like my sister Kate" (1974 December 04th; the Dick Cavett show) Aaron Collins, Ande Rand / Armand Piron, Clarence Williams 3:24
7. "Ziggy Stardust" (performed 1972 October 20th; Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California;
same as 1994 bootleg release Santa Monica '72, and 2008 official release Live Santa Monica '72)
Bowie 3:21
8. "My Death" (performed 1972 September 28th; Carnegie Hall, New York) Eric Blau, Jacques Brel, Mort Shuman 5:49
9. "I Feel Free" (performed 1972 May 06th; Kingston Polytechnic, London) Pete Brown, Jack Bruce 5:23
Total length:

RarestOneBowie was reissued in Japan with Bonus tracks;[3][4] by Dolphin Entertainment (Catalog # BLCK-86008) [5] on 1998 August 19, and by Mecca Records (Catalog # BLCY-1019) [6] on 2002 March 26.[7]