The Best of David Bowie 1980/1987

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The Best of David Bowie 1980/1987
Greatest hits album by David Bowie
Released 19 March 2007 (2007-03-19)
Recorded 1979-1987
Genre Rock
Length 77:14 (CD only)
Label EMI/Virgin
Producer Producer varies from track to track
David Bowie chronology
The Platinum Collection
(2005)
The Best of 1980/1987
(2007)
Live in Santa Monica '72
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Music Box 3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (6.0/10) link
Prefix Magazine 4/10 stars [1]

The Best of David Bowie 1980-1987 is a David Bowie compilation album. The CD was originally released by EMI as part of The Platinum Collection in 2005/06. The 2007 release is part of EMI's two-disc Sight & Sound series, each of which features a CD and DVD of material from the same artist. The DVD portion of the collection features two videos previously unreleased on DVD - "When the Wind Blows" and "The Drowned Girl".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Bowie except as noted.

  1. "Let's Dance" [single version] – 4:07
  2. "Ashes to Ashes" [single version] – 3:36
  3. "Under Pressure" (with Queen) (Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor) – 4:05
  4. "Fashion" [single version] – 3:26
  5. "Modern Love" [single version] – 3:58
  6. "China Girl" [single version] (Bowie, Iggy Pop) – 4:17
  7. "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" [single version] – 3:32
  8. "Up the Hill Backwards" – 3:15
  9. "Alabama Song" (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht) – 3:52
  10. "The Drowned Girl" (Brecht, Weill) – 2:26
  11. "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (Bowie, Giorgio Moroder) [single version] – 4:12
  12. "This Is Not America" (with Pat Metheny Group) (Bowie, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays) – 3:51
  13. "Loving the Alien" – 7:08
  14. "Absolute Beginners" [single version] – 5:37
  15. "When the Wind Blows" (Bowie, Erdal Kizilcay) – 3:34
  16. "Blue Jean" – 3:11
  17. "Day-In Day-Out" [single version] – 4:11
  18. "Time Will Crawl" – 4:18
  19. "Underground" [single version] – 4:26

DVD[edit]

  1. "Ashes to Ashes"
  2. "Fashion"
  3. "Under Pressure"
  4. "The Drowned Girl" (previously unreleased)
  5. "Let's Dance"
  6. "China Girl"
  7. "Modern Love"
  8. "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)"
  9. "Blue Jean"
  10. "Loving the Alien"
  11. "Absolute Beginners"
  12. "Underground"
  13. "When the Wind Blows" (previously unreleased)
  14. "Day-In Day-Out"
  15. "Time Will Crawl"