The Platinum Collection (David Bowie album)

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The Platinum Collection
Compilation album by David Bowie
Released 7 November 2005 (2005-11-07) (UK)
10 January 2006 (U.S.)
Recorded 1969-1987
Genre Rock
Length 223:59
Label EMI/Virgin
Producer Producer varies from track to track
David Bowie chronology
Live EP (Live at Fashion Rocks)
(2005)
The Platinum Collection
(2005)
The Best of 1980/1987
(2007)
David Bowie compilation chronology
The Collection
(2005)
The Platinum Collection
(2005)
The Best of 1980/1987
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Platinum Collection is a compilation album by David Bowie, released in 2005. The period from 1969 to 1987 is summarised over three discs. The first disc is the same as the compilation The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974, which was released in 1997, and the second disc is the same as the 1998 compilation The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979. The third disc was released as an independent compilation The Best of David Bowie 1980/1987 by EMI on 19 March 2007 (2007-03-19). This release is part of EMI's two-disc Sight & Sound series of releases and features a DVD of 1980s videos on the second disc.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Bowie except as noted.

Disc one (1969-1974)[edit]

  1. "The Jean Genie" – 4:08
  2. "Space Oddity" – 5:15
  3. "Starman" – 4:18
  4. "Ziggy Stardust" – 3:16
  5. "John, I'm Only Dancing" (Sax version) – 2:42
  6. "Rebel Rebel" – 4:30
  7. "Let's Spend the Night Together" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 3:07
  8. "Suffragette City" – 3:27
  9. "Oh! You Pretty Things" – 3:14
  10. "Velvet Goldmine" – 3:11
  11. "Drive-In Saturday" – 4:29
  12. "Diamond Dogs" – 6:05
  13. "Changes" – 3:34
  14. "Sorrow" (Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer) – 2:55
  15. "The Prettiest Star" (Bolan stereo version) – 3:14
  16. "Life on Mars?" – 3:52
  17. "Aladdin Sane" – 5:10
  18. "The Man Who Sold the World" – 3:56
  19. "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" – 3:00
  20. "All the Young Dudes" – 4:11

Disc two (1974-1979)[edit]

  1. "Sound and Vision" – 3:02
  2. "Golden Years" (single edit) – 3:28
  3. "Fame" (Bowie, Carlos Alomar, John Lennon) – 4:13
  4. "Young Americans" (single version) – 3:12
  5. "John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)" – 6:59
  6. "Can You Hear Me?" – 5:05
  7. "Wild Is the Wind" (Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington) – 5:59
  8. "Knock on Wood" (Cropper, Eddie Floyd) (live) – 2:58
  9. "TVC 15" (single version) – 3:52
  10. "1984" – 3:25
  11. "It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City" (Bruce Springsteen) – 3:46
  12. "Look Back in Anger" (Bowie, Brian Eno) – 3:06
  13. "The Secret Life of Arabia" (Bowie, Eno, Alomar) – 3:45
  14. "DJ" (Bowie, Eno, Alomar) – 4:02
  15. "Beauty and the Beast" – 3:34
  16. "Breaking Glass" (Bowie, Dennis Davis, George Murray) – 1:51
  17. "Boys Keep Swinging" (Bowie, Eno) – 3:18
  18. "Heroes" (Bowie, Eno) (single version) – 3:33

Disc three (1980-1987)[edit]

  1. "Let's Dance" (single version) – 4:07
  2. "Ashes to Ashes" (single version) – 3:36
  3. "Under Pressure" (Queen and Bowie) (single version) – 4:05
  4. "Fashion" (single version) – 3:26
  5. "Modern Love" (single version) – 3:58
  6. "China Girl" (single version) – 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" – 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

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