The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979

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The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979
Greatest hits album by David Bowie
Released April 1998 (1998-04)
Recorded 1974-1979
Genre Rock
Length 69:33
Label EMI
Producer Producer varies from track to track
David Bowie compilation chronology
The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974
(1997)
The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979
(1998)
Bowie at the Beeb
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.6/10) link

The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979 is a compilation album by David Bowie released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). It follows The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974 (1997) and includes material released between 1974–1979. This album was also included as the second disc of the compilation The Platinum Collection (2005/2006).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Bowie, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Sound and Vision"     Low, 1977 3:02
2. "Golden Years" (Single version)   Station to Station, 1976 3:28
3. "Fame"   Bowie, Carlos Alomar, John Lennon Young Americans, 1975 4:13
4. "Young Americans" (U.S. single version)   Young Americans 3:12
5. "John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)"     Non-album single, 1979; 1974 re-recorded version of "John, I'm Only Dancing" from 1972/1973 6:59
6. "Can You Hear Me?"     Young Americans 5:05
7. "Wild Is the Wind"   Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington Station to Station; originally by Johnny Mathis for the film of the same name, 1957 5:59
8. "Knock on Wood" (Live) Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd David Live, 1974; originally by Eddie Floyd from Knock on Wood, 1966 2:58
9. "TVC 15" (Single version)   Station to Station 3:52
10. "1984"     Diamond Dogs, 1974 3:25
11. "It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City"   Bruce Springsteen Sound + Vision box set, 1989; recorded in 1975 for Station to Station 3:46
12. "Look Back in Anger"   Bowie, Brian Eno Lodger, 1979 3:06
13. "The Secret Life of Arabia"   Bowie, Eno, Alomar "Heroes", 1977 3:45
14. "DJ"   Bowie, Eno, Alomar Lodger 4:02
15. "Beauty and the Beast"     "Heroes" 3:34
16. "Breaking Glass"   Bowie, Dennis Davis, George Murray Low, 1977 1:51
17. "Boys Keep Swinging"   Bowie, Eno Lodger 3:18
18. ""Heroes"" (Single version) Bowie, Eno "Heroes", 1977 3:33