Best of Bowie

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For the 1980 compilation album, see The Best of Bowie.
Best of Bowie
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Greatest hits album by David Bowie
Released 22 October 2002 (2002-10-22)
Recorded 1969–2002
Genre
Length 156:20 (UK version)
Varies from region to region
Label
Producer Producer varies from track to track
David Bowie chronology
Heathen
(2002)
Best of Bowie
(2002)
Reality
(2003)
David Bowie video chronology
Black Tie White Noise
(1993)
Best of Bowie
(2002)
A Reality Tour
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Blender 5/5 stars[2]

Best of Bowie is a career-spanning greatest hits album by English recording artist David Bowie. It was released on 22 October 2002. The songs range from his second self-titled album (1969) to Heathen (2002). It was released 35 years after his debut album, David Bowie.

In each of the 21 territories that the album was released, it was given its own track listing, based upon which songs were most popular locally. In a number of countries, there were two versions – a single-disc version, and a double-disc version. All in all 63 tracks appear in at least one of the 20 different versions. The country the edition came from can be identified by a small national flag on the spine, except for the Argentine/Mexican, Eastern European and UK editions, which are "flag-less".

All the tracks are digitally remastered either from 1999 or, for the single edits, 2002, with the exception of "Under Pressure", which is also at a lower volume than the rest of the disc.

A DVD version of the compilation was also released, containing 47 videos and live performances as well as alternate versions and easter eggs. Some of the videos on this collection, notably "China Girl", "Loving the Alien" and "Day-In Day-Out" are the censored versions of the original videos.[3]

Initially peaking at number 11 in October 2002 on the UK Albums Chart, the album entered the top 10 for the first time in January 2016, following Bowie's death, and reached a new peak of number 1.[4] It also became the first album to reach number 1 on the Official Charts due to streaming.[5]

Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by David Bowie except as noted.
Track listings note: The first unique track reference contains all information pertaining to that song and version, including song writing credits, source and length. Subsequent references only mention song and version unless where noted.

Europe[edit]

CD: EMI / 5 39821 2 (UK) // EMI 7243 5 39821 2 6 (Europe)

CD 1

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Space Oddity"     David Bowie, 1969 5:15
2. "The Man Who Sold the World"     The Man Who Sold the World, 1970/1971 3:55
3. "Oh! You Pretty Things"     Hunky Dory, 1971 3:12
4. "Changes"     Hunky Dory 3:33
5. "Life on Mars?"     Hunky Dory 3:48
6. "Starman"     The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 1972; released as a single before the parent album's release 4:16
7. "Ziggy Stardust"     The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 3:13
8. "Suffragette City"     The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 3:25
9. "John, I'm Only Dancing"     Non-album single, 1972 2:43
10. "The Jean Genie"     Aladdin Sane, 1973; released as a single the previous year 4:08
11. "Drive-In Saturday"     Aladdin Sane 4:36
12. "Sorrow"   Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer Pin Ups, 1973; originally by The McCoys and made famous by The Merseys, 1965/1966 2:53
13. "Diamond Dogs"     Diamond Dogs, 1974 6:05
14. "Rebel Rebel"     Diamond Dogs 4:30
15. "Young Americans" (United States single version)   Young Americans, 1975 3:16
16. "Fame"   Bowie, Carlos Alomar, John Lennon Young Americans 4:17
17. "Golden Years" (single version)   Station to Station, 1976; single version released the previous year 3:22
18. "TVC 15"     Station to Station 5:33
19. "Wild Is the Wind"   Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington Station to Station; originally done by Johnny Mathis for the film of the same name, 1957 6:02

CD 2

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Sound and Vision"     Low, 1977 3:00
2. ""Heroes"" (single version) Bowie, Brian Eno "Heroes", 1977 3:37
3. "Boys Keep Swinging"   Bowie, Eno Lodger, 1979 3:18
4. "Under Pressure" (with Queen) Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor Non-album single, 1981; later included on the Queen album Hot Space, 1982  
5. "Ashes to Ashes" (single version)   Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), 1980 3:38
6. "Fashion" (single version)   Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 3:23
7. "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" (single version)   Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps); released as a single the following year 3:27
8. "Let's Dance" (single version)   Let's Dance, 1983 4:07
9. "China Girl" (single version) Bowie, Jim Osterberg (a.k.a. Iggy Pop) Originally by Iggy Pop from The Idiot, 1977; later covered for Let's Dance 4:18
10. "Modern Love" (single version)   Let's Dance 3:56
11. "Blue Jean"     Tonight, 1984 3:12
12. "This Is Not America" (with the Pat Metheny Group) Bowie, Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny The Falcon and the Snowman soundtrack, 1985 3:43
13. "Loving the Alien" (single remix)   Tonight; remixed and released as a single the following year 4:43
14. "Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger) Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter Non-album single for Live Aid, 1985; originally by Martha and the Vandellas from Dance Party 3:14
15. "Absolute Beginners" (single version)   Absolute Beginners soundtrack, 1986 5:39
16. "Jump They Say" (radio edit)   Black Tie White Noise, 1993 3:53
17. "Hallo Spaceboy" (Pet Shop Boys mix; with the Pet Shop Boys) Bowie, Eno 1. Outside, 1995; PSB mix released as a single the following year 4:25
18. "Little Wonder" (single version) Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Mark Plati Earthling, 1997 3:40
19. "I'm Afraid of Americans" (V1 radio edit) Bowie, Eno Original version found on Earthling 4:26
20. "Slow Burn" (radio edit)   Heathen, 2002 3:55

USA and Canada[edit]

CD: Virgin-EMI / 5 41929 2 (U.S.) // EMI 7243 5 42244 2 5 (Canada)

No. Title Length
1. "Space Oddity"    
2. "Changes"    
3. "Suffragette City"    
4. "Ziggy Stardust"    
5. "The Jean Genie"    
6. "Rebel Rebel"    
7. "Young Americans" (U.S. single version)  
8. "Fame"    
9. "Golden Years" (single version)  
10. ""Heroes"" (single version)  
11. "Ashes to Ashes" (single version)  
12. "Fashion" (single version)  
13. "Under Pressure" (unique edited version, with Queen) 3:57
14. "Let's Dance" (single version)  
15. "China Girl" (single version)  
16. "Modern Love"   4:46
17. "Blue Jean"    
18. "Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones)  
19. "This Is Not America" (with the Pat Metheny Group)  
20. "I'm Afraid of Americans" (V1 radio edit)  

2003 Bonus DVD: / Virgin/EMI 5 95692 0 (U.S.)

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Let's Dance" (Club Bolly mix – DVD video) Bowie, Anita Kaur, Navin Kumar Singh Later to be released on Club Bowie (2003) the following year 3:53
2. "Just for One Day ("Heroes")" (David Guetta vs. Bowie – DVD video) Bowie, Eno, Guetta Later to be released on Club Bowie the following year 3:00
3. "Black Tie White Noise" (live at the Hollywood Center Studios, 5/8/93 – DVD video)   Originally from Black Tie White Noise 4:47
4. "Let's Dance" (Club Bolly extended mix)   Later to be released on Club Bowie the following year 7:57
5. "Let's Dance" (Bollyclub mix)     4:49
6. "China Girl" (club mix)     7:16
7. "Just for One Day ("Heroes")" (David Guetta vs. Bowie extended version)   Later to be released on Club Bowie the following year 6:36
8. "Loving the Alien" (Scumfrog remix)   Later to be released on Club Bowie the following year 8:20
9. "Nite Flights" (Moodswings Back to Basics remix)   Originally from Black Tie White Noise; originally by The Walker Brothers from Nite Flights, 1978 9:57

CD: Virgin-EMI / 7243 5 41930 2 (U.S.) // EMI 7243 5 42244 2 3 (Canada)

CD 1

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Space Oddity"        
2. "The Man Who Sold the World"        
3. "Changes"        
4. "Life on Mars?"        
5. "Moonage Daydream"     The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 4:37
6. "Suffragette City"        
7. "Ziggy Stardust"        
8. "All the Young Dudes" (Mono version)   The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974, 1997; originally by Mott the Hoople from All the Young Dudes, 1972; recorded for Aladdin Sane 4:11
9. "The Jean Genie"        
10. "Panic in Detroit"     Aladdin Sane 4:25
11. "Rebel Rebel"        
12. "Diamond Dogs"        
13. "Young Americans" (U.S. single version)      
14. "Fame"        
15. "Golden Years" (single version)      
16. "TVC 15" (single version)     3:43
17. "Sound and Vision"        
18. ""Heroes"" (single version)      
19. "DJ"   Bowie, Eno, Alomar Lodger 3:59

CD 2

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Ashes to Ashes" (single version)      
2. "Fashion" (single version)      
3. "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" (single version)      
4. "Under Pressure" (with Queen)      
5. "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (single version) Bowie, Giorgio Moroder Cat People soundtrack, 1982; later re-recorded for Let's Dance, 1983 4:08
6. "Let's Dance" (single version)      
7. "China Girl" (single version)      
8. "Modern Love"        
9. "Blue Jean"        
10. "This Is Not America" (with the Pat Metheny Group)      
11. "Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones)      
12. "Absolute Beginners" (single version)      
13. "Time Will Crawl"     Never Let Me Down, 1987 4:18
14. "Under the God" (performed by Tin Machine)   Tin Machine, 1989 4:06
15. "Jump They Say" (radio edit)      
16. "The Heart's Filthy Lesson" (radio edit) Bowie, Sterling Campbell, Eno, Reeves Gabrels, Mike Garson, Erdal Kizilcay 1. Outside, 1995 3:34
17. "I'm Afraid of Americans" (V1 radio edit)      
18. "Thursday's Child" (radio edit) Bowie, Gabrels Hours, 1999 4:25
19. "Slow Burn" (radio edit)      

Belgium[edit]

CD: EMI / 5 41888 2 (Belgium)

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Let's Dance" (single version)      
2. "Fame"        
3. "Fashion" (single version)      
4. "This Is Not America" (with the Pat Metheny Group)      
5. "Space Oddity"        
6. "Ziggy Stardust"        
7. "The Jean Genie"        
8. "Golden Years" (single version)      
9. "Absolute Beginners" (single version)      
10. "Ashes to Ashes" (single version)      
11. "Changes"        
12. "Rebel Rebel"        
13. ""Heroes"" (single version)      
14. "Young Americans" (U.S. single version)      
15. "Under Pressure" (with Queen)      
16. "Tonight" (with Tina Turner) Bowie, Pop Tonight; originally by Iggy Pop from Lust for Life, 1977 3:50
17. "China Girl" (single version)      
18. "Blue Jean"        
19. "Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones)      
20. "Slow Burn" (radio edit)      

Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela[edit]

CD: EMI 7243541900-2 (Colombia/Ecuador/Peru/Venezuela)

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "The Man Who Sold the World"        
2. "Changes"        
3. "Life on Mars?"        
4. "Starman"        
5. "Young Americans" (U.S. single version)      
6. "Fame"        
7. ""Heroes"" (single version)      
8. "Under Pressure" (with Queen)      
9. "Ashes to Ashes" (single version)      
10. "Let's Dance" (single version)      
11. "China Girl" (single version)      
12. "Modern Love" (single version)      
13. "Blue Jean"        
14. "This Is Not America" (with the Pat Metheny Group)      
15. "Never Let Me Down" (single version)   Never Let Me Down 3:58
16. "Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones)      
17. "Fame '90" (Gass mix)   Changesbowie, 1990 3:36
18. "Hallo Spaceboy" (Pet Shop Boys mix; with the Pet Shop Boys)      
19. "Little Wonder" (single version)      
20. "Slow Burn" (radio edit)      

Germany and Austria[edit]

CD: EMI / 5 41912 2 (Germany/Switzerland/Austria)

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Let's Dance" (single version)      
2. "Ashes to Ashes" (single version)      
3. ""Helden"" (German version of single version) Bowie, Eno ""Heroes"" single, 1977 3:40
4. "Fame '90" (Gass mix)      
5. "Young Americans" (U.S. single version)      
6. "Fashion" (single version)      
7. "Ziggy Stardust"        
8. "Space Oddity"        
9. "When The Wind Blows" (radio edit) Bowie, Erdal Kizilcay When the Wind Blows soundtrack, 1986 3:32
10. "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (single version)      
11. "Sound and Vision"        
12. "Loving the Alien" (single remix)      
13. "Blue Jean"        
14. "China Girl" (single version)      
15. "Under Pressure" (with Queen)      
16. "Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones)      
17. "Absolute Beginners" (single version)      
18. "This Is Not America" (with the Pat Metheny Group)      
19. "Thursday's Child" (radio edit)      
20. "Slow Burn" (radio edit)      

Australia[edit]

CD: EMI / 7243 5 42075 2 (Australia)

No. Title Length
1. "Space Oddity"   5:12
2. "Changes"   3:33
3. "Starman"   4:10
4. "Ziggy Stardust"   3:12
5. "The Jean Genie"   4:05
6. "Sorrow"   2:53
7. "1984"   3:27
8. "Young Americans" (U.S. single version) 5:12
9. ""Heroes"" (single version) 3:35
10. "Ashes to Ashes" (single version) 3:35
11. "Fashion" (single version) 3:25
12. "Under Pressure" (with Queen) 3:56
13. "Let's Dance" (single version) 4:08
14. "China Girl" (single version) 4:15
15. "Modern Love" (single version) 3:56
16. "Blue Jean"   3:10
17. "Fame '90" (Gass mix) 3:37
18. "Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger) 3:20
19. "Slow Burn" (radio edit) 3:55

CD: EMI 7243 5 39821 2 6 (Australia)

CD 1

No. Title Length
1. "Space Oddity"   5:12
2. "The Man Who Sold the World"   3:56
3. "Oh! You Pretty Things"   3:11
4. "Changes"   3:33
5. "Life on Mars?"   3:49
6. "Starman"   4:10
7. "Ziggy Stardust"   3:12
8. "Suffragette City"   3:24
9. "John, I'm Only Dancing"   2:45
10. "The Jean Genie"   4:05
11. "Drive-In Saturday"   4:29
12. "Sorrow"   2:53
13. "Diamond Dogs"   6:04
14. "Rebel Rebel"   4:28
15. "Young Americans" (single version) 3:13
16. "Fame"   4:14
17. "Golden Years" (single version) 3:27
18. "TVC15"   5:30
19. "Wild Is the Wind"   5:58

CD 2

No. Title Length
1. "Sound and Vision"   3:03
2. ""Heroes"" (single version) 3:35
3. "Boys Keep Swinging"   3:16
4. "Under Pressure" (with Queen) 3:56
5. "Ashes to Ashes" (single version) 3:35
6. "Fashion" (single version) 3:25
7. "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" (single version) 3:32
8. "Let's Dance" (single version) 4:08
9. "China Girl" (single version) 4:15
10. "Modern Love" (single version) 3:56
11. "Blue Jean"   3:10
12. "This Is Not America" (with the Pat Metheny Group) 3:51
13. "Loving the Alien" (single version) 4:43
14. "Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger) 3:20
15. "Absolute Beginners" (single version) 5:37
16. "Jump They Say" (radio edit) 3:52
17. "Hallo Spaceboy" (Pet Shop Boys remix) 4:25
18. "Little Wonder" (edit) 3:41
19. "I'm Afraid of Americans" (V1, radio edit) 4:30
20. "Slow Burn" (radio edit) 3:55

Denmark[edit]

CD: EMI / 5 41918 2 (Denmark)

CD 1

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Let's Dance" (single version)      
2. "Rebel Rebel"        
3. "This Is Not America" (with the Pat Metheny Group)      
4. "Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones)      
5. "Fame"        
6. "The Jean Genie"        
7. "Jump They Say" (radio edit)      
8. ""Heroes"" (single version)      
9. "Fashion" (single version)      
10. "Changes"        
11. "TVC 15"        
12. "China Girl" (single version)      
13. "Absolute Beginners" (single version)      
14. "Thursday's Child" (radio edit)      
15. "Ziggy Stardust"        
16. "Ashes to Ashes" (single version)      
17. "Drive-In Saturday"        
18. "Space Oddity"        

CD 2

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Young Americans" (U.S. single version)      
2. "Slow Burn" (radio edit)      
3. "Life on Mars?"        
4. "Under Pressure" (with Queen)      
5. "Hallo Spaceboy" (Pet Shop Boys remix; with the Pet Shop Boys)      
6. "Sorrow"        
7. "Blue Jean"        
8. "Sound and Vision"        
9. "Little Wonder" (single version)      
10. "Starman"        
11. "Boys Keep Swinging"        
12. "Loving the Alien" (single remix)      
13. "Golden Years" (single version)      
14. "John, I'm Only Dancing"        
15. "Day-In Day-Out"     Never Let Me Down 4:14
16. "Modern Love" (single version)      
17. "Black Tie White Noise" (single version)     4:10
18. "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (single version)      
19. "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"     The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 2:59

Hong Kong[edit]

CD: EMI / 5 77949 2 (Hong Kong)

CD 1

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Space Oddity"        
2. "The Man Who Sold the World"        
3. "Oh! You Pretty Things"        
4. "Changes"        
5. "Life on Mars?"        
6. "Starman"        
7. "Ziggy Stardust"        
8. "Suffragette City"        
9. "John, I'm Only Dancing"        
10. "The Jean Genie"        
11. "Drive-In Saturday"        
12. "Sorrow"        
13. "Diamond Dogs"        
14. "Rebel Rebel"        
15. "Young Americans" (U.S. single version)      
16. "Fame"        
17. "Golden Years" (single version)      
18. "TVC 15"        
19. "Wild Is the Wind"        

CD 2

No. Title Place of Origin Length
1. "Sound and Vision"      
2. ""Heroes"" (single version)    
3. "Boys Keep Swinging"      
4. "Under Pressure" (with Queen)    
5. "Ashes to Ashes" (single version)    
6. "Fashion" (single version)    
7. "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)" (single version)    
8. "Let's Dance" (single version)    
9. "China Girl" (single version)    
10. "Modern Love" (single version)    
11. "Blue Jean"      
12. "This Is Not America" (with the Pat Metheny Group)    
13. "Loving the Alien" (single remix)    
14. "Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones)    
15. "Absolute Beginners" (single version)    
16. "Jump They Say" (radio edit)    
17. "Hallo Spaceboy" (Pet Shop Boys remix; with the Pet Shop Boys)    
18. "Little Wonder" (single version)    
19. "I'm Afraid of Americans" (V1 radio edit)    
20. "Slow Burn" (radio edit)    

CD 3

Later to be released on its own as Club Bowie, 2003
No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Loving the Alien" (Scumfrog vs. Bowie)      
2. "Let's Dance" (Trifactor vs. Deeper Substance remix)   Later to released on Club Bowie the following year 11:02
3. "Just for One Day ("Heroes")" (David Guetta vs. Bowie)      
4. "This Is Not America" (Scumfrog vs. Bowie; with the Pat Metheny Group)      
5. "Shout (Fashion)" (Solaris vs. Bowie)     8:02
6. "China Girl" (Riff & Vox Club mix)      
7. "Magic Dance" (Danny S Magic Party remix)      
8. "Let's Dance" (Club Bolly extended mix)      
9. "Let's Dance" (Club Bolly mix with enhanced video)      
  • Album released in 2004.

Japan and Thailand[edit]

CD: Toshiba-EMI / TOCP-67061 (Japan/Thailand)

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Space Oddity"        
2. "Changes"        
3. "Life on Mars?"        
4. "Starman"        
5. "Lady Stardust"     The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 3:20
6. "Ziggy Stardust"        
7. "The Jean Genie"        
8. "Rebel Rebel"        
9. "Young Americans" (U.S. single version)      
10. "Fame"        
11. "Golden Years" (single version)      
12. ""Heroes"" (single version)      
13. "Ashes to Ashes" (single version)      
14. "Fashion" (single version)      
15. "Under Pressure" (with Queen)      
16. "Let's Dance" (single version)      
17. "China Girl" (single version)      
18. "Modern Love" (single version)      
19. "Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones)      
20. "Slow Burn" (radio edit)      

Argentina and Mexico[edit]

CD: EMI / 7243 5 41916 2 6 (Argentina/Mexico)

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Space Oddity"        
2. "The Man Who Sold the World"        
3. "Changes"        
4. "Ziggy Stardust"        
5. "Young Americans" (U.S. single version)      
6. "Fame"        
7. ""Heroes"" (single version)      
8. "Under Pressure" (with Queen)      
9. "Ashes to Ashes" (single version)      
10. "Let's Dance" (single version)      
11. "China Girl" (single version)      
12. "Modern Love" (single version)      
13. "Blue Jean"        
14. "This Is Not America" (with the Pat Metheny Group)      
15. "Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones)      
16. "Jump They Say" (radio edit)      
17. "Hallo Spaceboy" (Pet Shop Boys remix; with the Pet Shop Boys)      
18. "Little Wonder" (single version)      
19. "Thursday's Child" (radio edit)      
20. "Slow Burn" (radio edit)      

DVD[edit]

DVD 1

Bowie performing "Rebel Rebel" on AVRO's TopPop in 1974.

All are music videos except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Oh! You Pretty Things" (live on The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1972)      
2. "Queen Bitch" (live on The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1972)   Originally from Hunky Dory  
3. "Five Years" (live on The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1972)   Originally from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars  
4. "Starman"     live on Top of the Pops, 1972  
5. "John, I'm Only Dancing" (promo video for the original version, 1972)      
6. "The Jean Genie"        
7. "Space Oddity"        
8. "Drive-In Saturday" (live on Russell Harty Plus, 1973)      
9. "Life on Mars?"        
10. "Ziggy Stardust" (live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, 3 July 1973)   Live version from Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture, 1973  
11. "Rebel Rebel" (live on TopPop, 1974)      
12. "Young Americans" (live on The Dick Cavett Show, 1974)      
13. "Be My Wife"     Low  
14. ""Heroes"" (single version)      
15. "Boys Keep Swinging"        
16. "DJ"        
17. "Look Back in Anger"     Lodger  
18. "Ashes to Ashes" (single version)      
19. "Fashion" (single version)      
20. "Wild Is the Wind"        
21. "Let's Dance" (single version)      
22. "China Girl" (Censored version of the video for the single version)      
23. "Modern Love"        
24. "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (live at the Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, 12 September 1983)   Serious Moonlight, 1984  
25. "Blue Jean"        
26. "Loving the Alien" (censored version of the video for the single remix)      
27. "Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones)      
Easter eggs (See below on how to access them)
No. Title Length
1. "Oh! You Pretty Things" (alternate take from The Old Grey Whistle Test (Take 1))  
2. "Interview with David Bowie by Russell Harty"    
3. "Ad for then forthcoming Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture DVD"    
4. "Jazzin' for Blue Jean" (full 20-minute promotional video for "Blue Jean", 1984)  
5. "Blue Jean" (alternate version for MTV)  

DVD 2

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Absolute Beginners"        
2. "Underground"     Labyrinth soundtrack, 1986  
3. "As the World Falls Down"     Labyrinth soundtrack  
4. "Day-In Day-Out"        
5. "Time Will Crawl"        
6. "Never Let Me Down"        
7. "Fame '90" (Gass mix)      
8. "Jump They Say"        
9. "Black Tie White Noise"        
10. "Miracle Goodnight"     Black Tie White Noise  
11. "The Buddha of Suburbia"     The Buddha of Suburbia soundtrack, 1993  
12. "The Hearts Filthy Lesson"        
13. "Strangers When We Meet"     1. Outside  
14. "Hallo Spaceboy"     Pet Shop Boys mix; with the Pet Shop Boys  
15. "Little Wonder" (single version)      
16. "Dead Man Walking"     Earthling  
17. "Seven Years in Tibet"     Earthling  
18. "I'm Afraid of Americans" (V1 radio edit)      
19. "Thursday's Child" (single version)      
20. "Survive"     Hours  
Easter eggs (Look below on how to access them)
No. Title Length
1. "Day-In Day-Out" (extended dance mix)  
2. "Miracle Goodnight" (remix)  
3. "Seven Years in Tibet" (Mandarin version)  
4. "Survive" (live at the Élysée Montmartre, Paris, France, 14 October 1999)  

Easter egg access[edit]

The ″easter eggs″ on this DVD may be accessed by following the sequence of navigation steps listed below, or in DVD players or playback software which ignore user operation prohibitions, these ″easter eggs″ can be accessed directly by jumping to the DVD Title number listed.

DVD 1 "Oh! You Pretty Things" (take 1) (alternate take from The Old Grey Whistle Test)

  • Select 'play all'. Every 2nd time the whole DVD plays through, the alternate version will appear in place of the broadcast version of the song. If you don't want to wait, just skip through all of the chapters.
  • Alternatively, jump directly to Title 2 Chapter 1.

Interview with Russell Harty

  • Highlight "Drive-In Saturday" on the track listing display, and then press the 'right' button where an underscore (_) will appear. Now press 'enter'.
  • Alternatively, jump directly to Title 30.

Ad for the forthcoming Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture DVD (2003)

  • Select the lightning bolt to the right of "Ziggy Stardust" on the track listing display. This is a still advertisement, not a video.

Jazzin' For Blue Jean (full promotional video for "Blue Jean")

  • Highlight the track and press 'right'. Select the ')' symbol on the track listing display. The image to the right will change. Select the new image. The image can be toggled back and forth by pressing the ')' image.
  • Alternatively, jump directly to Title 31.

"Blue Jean" (alternate version for MTV), recorded at The Wag Club, Soho, London

  • This has to be activated during the Easter egg Jazzin' For Blue Jean video. Right after the girl approaches the jukebox to start the video, as soon as Bowie appears on the TV above the jukebox (approximately 1:40 into the film), press 'enter'. If using a computer for playback, you can click on the TV screen Bowie appears in.
  • Alternatively, jump directly to Title 32.

DVD 2 "Day-In Day-Out" (extended dance mix)

  • The Extended Dance Mix will appear every second time you select "Day-In, Day-Out" from the track listing menu.
  • Alternatively, jump directly to Title 24.

"Miracle Goodnight" (remix)

  • This has to be activated after playback of the 'Miracle Goodnight' video. Wait 5 minutes on the track list display and press enter.
  • Alternatively, jump directly to Title 23.

"Seven Years in Tibet" (Mandarin version)

  • Play the video for "Seven Years in Tibet." Three seconds after the video starts a subtitle will appear. Press 'enter' and this will switch versions. Pressing 'enter' again at the same time will toggle the version back to English.
  • Alternatively, jump directly to Title 25.

"Survive" (live version)

  • Select 'play all'. Every 2nd time the whole DVD plays through, the live version will appear in place of the other version of the song. If you don't want to wait, just skip through all of the chapters.
  • Alternatively, jump directly to Title 2 Chapter 20.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

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