Baby Universal

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"Baby Universal"
Tin Machine Baby Universal Single Cover.jpg
Single by Tin Machine
from the album Tin Machine II
Released October 1991
Format 7"/12"/CD single
Recorded Sydney September–November 1989; April 1990; September–October 1990; Los Angeles, March 1991
August 1996 (Earthling re-recorded version)
Genre Rock
Length 3:07
Label London
LON 310
Writer(s) David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels
Producer(s) Tin Machine, Tim Palmer
Tin Machine singles chronology
"You Belong in Rock n' Roll"
(1991)
"Baby Universal"
(1991)
"One Shot"
(1991)

"Baby Universal" is a song by Tin Machine, released as the second single from their Tin Machine II album in October 1991.

The single release was backed with tracks recorded at the band's BBC session recorded for Mark Goodier's radio show on 13 August 1991, and a live appearance on the BBC's Top of the Pops.

Bowie re-recorded this track in 1996 for his 1997 album Earthling, but the track was not released on the album.[1]

Track listing[edit]

7" version
  1. "Baby Universal" (David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels) – 3:07
  2. "You Belong in Rock 'n' Roll" (Extended version) (Bowie, Gabrels) – 6:32
12" version
  1. "Baby Universal" (Extended version) (Bowie, Gabrels) – 5:49
  2. "A Big Hurt (BBC version)" (Bowie) – 3:33
  3. "Baby Universal" (BBC version) (Bowie, Gabrels) – 3:12
CD version
  1. "Baby Universal" (7" version) (Bowie, Gabrels) – 3:07
  2. "Stateside" (BBC version) (Hunt Sales) – 6:35
  3. "If There Is Something" (BBC version) (Bryan Ferry) – 3:25
  4. "Heaven's in Here" (BBC version) (Bowie) – 6:41
  • A "special edition" version of the CD single was released in a tin can container
Japan CD version
  1. "Baby Universal" (7" version) (Bowie, Gabrels) – 3:07
  2. "Amlapura" (Indonesian version) (Bowie, Gabrels) – 3:53
  3. "Shakin' All Over" (live) (Kidd) – 2:49
  4. "Baby Universal" (Extended version) (Bowie, Gabrels) – 5:49
US promo CD version
  1. "Baby Universal" (7" version) (Bowie, Gabrels) – 3:07
  2. "Baby Universal" (Extended version) (Bowie, Gabrels) – 5:49
  3. "Baby Universal" (BBC version) (Bowie, Gabrels) – 3:12
  4. "Stateside" (BBC version) (Sales) – 6:35

Credits and personnel[edit]

Producers

Musicians

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
US Billboard Alternative Songs[2] 30
US Mainstream Rock Tracks[3] 21

References[edit]

  • Pegg, Nicholas, The Complete David Bowie, Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, 2000, ISBN 1-903111-14-5

External links[edit]