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 2005/2006. 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]

CD[edit]

All songs written by David Bowie except as noted.

  1. "Let's Dance" (Single version) – 4:07 (from Let's Dance, 1983)
  2. "Ashes to Ashes" (Single version) – 3:36 (from Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), 1980)
  3. "Under Pressure" (Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor) – 4:05 (non-album single, later found on Hot Space; with Queen, 1981/1982)
  4. "Fashion" (Single version) – 3:26 (from Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), 1980)
  5. "Modern Love" (Single version) – 3:58 (from Let's Dance, 1983)
  6. "China Girl" (Single version) (Bowie, Iggy Pop) – 4:17 (from Let's Dance, 1983)
  7. "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)" (Single version) – 3:32 (from Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), 1983)
  8. "Up the Hill Backwards" – 3:15 (from Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), 1980)
  9. "Alabama Song" (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht) – 3:52 (non-album single released in 1980)
  10. "The Drowned Girl" (Brecht, Weill) – 2:26 (from Baal, 1982)
  11. "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (Bowie, Giorgio Moroder) (Single version) – 4:12 (from Cat People soundtrack; later re-recorded for and found on Let's Dance, 1982/1983)
  12. "This Is Not America" (with the Pat Metheny Group) (Bowie, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays) – 3:51 (from the The Falcon and the Snowman soundtrack, 1985)
  13. "Loving the Alien" – 7:08 (from Tonight, 1984)
  14. "Absolute Beginners" (Single version) – 5:37 (from the Absolute Beginners soundtrack, 1986)
  15. "When the Wind Blows" (Bowie, Erdal Kizilcay) – 3:34 (from the When the Wind Blows soundtrack, 1986)
  16. "Blue Jean" – 3:11 (from Tonight, 1984)
  17. "Day-In Day-Out" (Single version) – 4:11 (from Never Let Me Down, 1987)
  18. "Time Will Crawl" – 4:18 (from Never Let Me Down, 1987)
  19. "Underground" (Single version) – 4:26 (from the Labyrinth soundtrack/studio album, 1986)

DVD[edit]

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