Changesbowie

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Changesbowie
Changesbowie.jpg
Compilation album by David Bowie
Released20 March 1990 (1990-03-20)
Recorded1969–1985
GenreRock, glam rock
Length74:30
LanguageEnglish
LabelRykodisc/EMI
ProducerVaries from track to track
David Bowie chronology
Sound + Vision
(1989)
Changesbowie
(1990)
Black Tie White Noise
(1993)
David Bowie Compilation chronology
Sound + Vision
(1989)
Changesbowie
(1990)
Early On (1964–1966)
(1991)
Singles from David Bowie
  1. "Fame '90"
    Released: 26 March 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[2]
Q4/5 stars[3]
Robert ChristgauA[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide5/5 stars[5]
Spin5/5 stars[6]

Changesbowie is a compilation album by David Bowie, released in 1990 in the United States by Rykodisc and by EMI in the UK as part of Rykodisc's Bowie remastering program, to replace the deleted RCA Records compilations Changesonebowie and Changestwobowie.

While the cover artwork was generally dismissed as amateurish ("a sixth-form cut 'n' paste collage", according to author David Buckley),[7] the collection gave Bowie his first UK chart-topping album since Tonight in 1984.[8] It was, noted The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums, "his seventh album to enter the chart at number one. Nobody else had debuted at the top as often."[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Bowie except as noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Place of OriginLength
1."Space Oddity" David Bowie, 19695:16
2."Starman" (Exclusively on the EMI-branded LP & cassette versions[10]) The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 19724:16
3."John, I'm Only Dancing" Non-album single, 19722:49
4."Changes" Hunky Dory, 19713:36
5."Ziggy Stardust" The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars3:13
6."Suffragette City" The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars3:28
7."The Jean Genie" Aladdin Sane, 19734:09
8."Life on Mars?"*" (Exclusively on the EMI-branded LP and cassette versions[10]) Hunky Dory3:54
9."Diamond Dogs" Diamond Dogs, 19746:06
10."Rebel Rebel" Diamond Dogs4:31
11."Young Americans" Young Americans, 19755:13
12."Fame '90" (Gass mix)Bowie, Carlos Alomar, John LennonFame '90 CD single, 19903:40
13."Golden Years" Station to Station, 19764:01
14."Sound and Vision" (Exclusively on the EMI-branded LP and cassette versions[10]) Low, 19773:03
15.""Heroes"" (Single version)Bowie, Brian Eno"Heroes", 19773:38
16."Ashes to Ashes" Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), 19804:25
17."Fashion" Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)4:49
18."Let's Dance" (Single version) Let's Dance, 19834:10
19."China Girl" (Single version)Bowie, Iggy PopLet's Dance; originally by Iggy Pop from The Idiot, 19774:17
20."Modern Love" (Single version) Let's Dance3:59
21."Blue Jean" Tonight, 19843:10

NOTE: When Changesbowie was issued in Rykodisc's AU20 series on CD in 1996, "Fame '90" was replaced by the album version of "Fame." The front insert still listed the track list as containing the "Fame '90 remix." The back insert of the CD correctly listed "Fame" rather than "Fame '90 remix"; however, it omitted the track "Diamond Dogs." The back of the Obi wrap lists all tracks correctly.[11]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[12] 6
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[13] 5
Canadian Albums (RPM)[14] 30
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[15] 6
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 6
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17] 7
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[18] 2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 14
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 18
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 1
US Billboard 200[21] 39

Single[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak
Position
1990 "Fame '90" Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 14[22]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[23] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[24] 2× Gold 550,900[25]*
Germany (BVMI)[26] Gold 250,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[27] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[28] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Changesbowie". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press.
  3. ^ "Eloquent: David Bowie ChangesBowie review" by Mat Snow, Q magazine, April 1990, page 92
  4. ^ "Consumer Guide May 7, 1991". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  5. ^ The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. 2004. pp. 97–98.
  6. ^ Dolan, Jon (July 2006). "CHANGESBOWIE". Spin: 84. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  7. ^ David, Buckley (2000) [1999]. Strange Fascination – David Bowie: The Definitive Story. London: Virgin Books. p. 464. ISBN 1-85227-784-X.
  8. ^ a b "David Bowie | Artist | Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  9. ^ *Roberts, David (editor). The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums, p28. Guinness Publishing Ltd. 7th edition (1996). ISBN 0-85112-619-7
  10. ^ a b c "ChangesBowie". Discogs. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  11. ^ "ChangesBowie". Discogs. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Australiancharts.com – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  13. ^ "Austriancharts.at – David Bowie – Changesbowie" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  14. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Library and Archives Canada. 31 March 2004. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – David Bowie – Changesbowie" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  16. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les "Chart Runs" des Albums classés depuis 1985 dans le Top Albums Officiel". InfoDisk. SNEP. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  17. ^ "Officialcharts.de – David Bowie – Changesbowie". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  18. ^ "Charts.org.nz – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  21. ^ "David Bowie Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  22. ^ "allmusic ((( Changesbowie > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles)))". Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  23. ^ "Canadian album certifications – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Music Canada. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  24. ^ "French album certifications – Bowie D. – Changesbowie" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 22 October 2012. Select BOWIE D. and click OK. 
  25. ^ https://www.infodisc.fr/Ventes_Albums_Tout_Temps.php?debut=450
  26. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (David Bowie; 'Changesbowie')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  27. ^ "British album certifications – David Bowie – Changes Bowie". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 October 2012. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Changes Bowie in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  28. ^ "American album certifications – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 22 October 2012. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.