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
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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). 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 as noted.

  1. "Sound and Vision" – 3:02 (from Low, 1977)
  2. "Golden Years" (Single version) – 3:28 (from Station to Station, 1976)
  3. "Fame" (Bowie, Carlos Alomar, John Lennon) – 4:13 (from Young Americans, 1975)
  4. "Young Americans" (U.S. single version) – 3:12 (from Young Americans, 1975)
  5. "John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)" – 6:59 (1974 re-recorded version of "John, I'm Only Dancing" from 1972/1973; released in 1979)
  6. "Can You Hear Me?" – 5:05 (from Young Americans, 1975)
  7. "Wild Is the Wind" (Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington) – 5:59 (originally by Johnny Mathis for the film of the same name, 1957; from Station to Station, 1976)
  8. "Knock on Wood" (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) (live) – 2:58 (originally by Eddie Floyd from Knock on Wood, 1966; from David Live, 1974)
  9. "TVC 15" (Single version) – 3:52 (from Station to Station, 1976)
  10. "1984" – 3:25 (from Diamond Dogs, 1974)
  11. "It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City" (Bruce Springsteen) – 3:46 (recorded in 1975 for Station to Station, 1976; later found on the Sound + Vision box set, 1989)
  12. "Look Back in Anger" (Bowie, Brian Eno) – 3:06 (from Lodger, 1979)
  13. "The Secret Life of Arabia" (Bowie, Eno, Alomar) – 3:45 (from "Heroes", 1977)
  14. "DJ" (Bowie, Eno, Alomar) – 4:02 (from Lodger, 1979)
  15. "Beauty and the Beast" – 3:34 (from "Heroes", 1977)
  16. "Breaking Glass" (Bowie, Dennis Davis, George Murray) – 1:51 (from Low, 1977)
  17. "Boys Keep Swinging" (Bowie, Eno) – 3:18 (from Lodger, 1979)
  18. ""Heroes"" (Bowie, Eno) (Single version) – 3:33 (from "Heroes", 1977)