Seven (David Bowie song)

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"Seven"
Single by David Bowie
from the album 'Hours...'
Released 17 July 2000
Format CD single
Recorded Seaview, Bermuda
Genre Rock
Length 4:12
Label Virgin - VS 1776
Producer(s) David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels
David Bowie singles chronology
"Survive"
(2000)
"Seven"
(2000)
"Slow Burn"
(2002)
Alternative cover
The cover of UK CD version 3

"Seven" is a song written by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels for the album 'Hours...' in 1999. As with some of the other songs from 'Hours...' it was originally written for the computer game Omikron - The Nomad Soul from 1999.[1] In July 2000, it was released as the fourth single from the album. The version used in the Omikron - The Nomad Soul was called "Demo version" on the single releases.

Track listing[edit]

UK version 1[edit]

  1. "Seven (Marius De Vries mix)" - 4:12
  2. "Seven (Beck mix)" - 3:44
  3. "Seven (Original demo)" - 4:05

UK version 2[edit]

  1. "Seven (Album version)" - 4:27
  2. "I'm Afraid of Americans (Nine Inch Nails version)" - 5:30

This version also included the music video of "I'm Afraid of Americans".

UK version 3[edit]

  1. "Seven (live)"
  2. "Something in the Air (live)"
  3. "The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell (live)"

All tracks was recorded at Kit Kat Klub, New York City, 19 November 1999.

International version 1[edit]

  1. "Seven (Marius De Vries mix)" - 4:12
  2. "Seven (Beck mix)" - 3:44
  3. "Seven (live)"
  4. "Seven (Original demo)" - 4:05
  5. "Seven (Album version)" - 4:27

This version also included the music video of "I'm Afraid of Americans".

International version 2[edit]

  1. "Seven (Marius De Vries mix)" - 4:12
  2. "Seven (Beck mix)" - 3:44

Promo version[edit]

  1. "Seven (Marius De Vries mix)" - 4:12
  2. "Seven (Beck mix)" - 3:44
  3. "Seven (Original demo)" - 4:05
  4. "Seven (Album version)" - 4:27

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak position
Holland 97[2]

Live versions[edit]

  • A live version recorded in Paris in October 1999 was released on the single "Survive" in January 2000.
  • Another version recorded at Kit Kat Klub, New York City, 19 November 1999 was released as a single in the UK.
  • Bowie performed the song live at the BBC Radio Theatre in London, 27 June 2000, and a recording of this performance was included on the bonus disc that accompanied the initial release of Bowie at the Beeb in 2000.

Other releases[edit]

  • The "Demo version", "Marius De Vries mix", and two different Beck remixes were released on the bonus disc that followed the 2004 reissue of 'Hours...' .

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