Changesbowie

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Changesbowie
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Compilation album by
Released20 March 1990 (1990-03-20)
Recorded1969–1985
Genre
Length74:32
LanguageEnglish
LabelRykodisc/EMI
ProducerVaries from track to track
David Bowie chronology
Sound + Vision
(1989)
Changesbowie
(1990)
Early On (1964–1966)
(1991)
David Bowie compilation chronology
Fame and Fashion
(1984)
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]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[2]
Q4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide5/5 stars[4]
Spin5/5 stars[5]
The Village VoiceA[6]

Changesbowie is a compilation album by English rock musician David Bowie, released by Rykodisc in the U.S. and by EMI in the UK in 1990. The compilation was part of Rykodisc's remastered Bowie reissue series, replacing the deleted RCA Records compilations Changesonebowie and Changestwobowie.

Reception[edit]

While the cover artwork was dismissed by author David Buckley as "a sixth-form cut 'n' paste collage",[7] the collection gave Bowie his first UK chart-topping album since Tonight in 1984.[8] The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums noted that Changesbowie was "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 where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Place of OriginLength
1."Space Oddity" David Bowie (1969)5:16
2."Starman" (Exclusively on the EMI-branded LP & cassette versions[10]) The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)4:16
3."John, I'm Only Dancing" Non-album single (1972)2:49
4."Changes" Hunky Dory (1971)3:36
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 (1973)4:09
8."Life on Mars?" (Exclusively on the EMI-branded LP and cassette versions[10]) Hunky Dory3:54
9."Diamond Dogs" Diamond Dogs (1974)6:06
10."Rebel Rebel" Diamond Dogs4:31
11."Young Americans" Young Americans (1975)5:13
12."Fame '90" (Gass mix)Bowie, Carlos Alomar, John LennonFame '90 CD single (1990)3:40
13."Golden Years" Station to Station (1976)4:03
14."Sound and Vision" (Exclusively on the EMI-branded LP and cassette versions[10]) Low (1977)3:03
15.""Heroes"" (Single version)Bowie, Brian Eno"Heroes" (1977)3:38
16."Ashes to Ashes" Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980)4:25
17."Fashion" Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)4:49
18."Let's Dance" (Single version) Let's Dance (1983)4:10
19."China Girl" (Single version)Bowie, Iggy PopLet's Dance; originally by Iggy Pop from The Idiot (1977)4:17
20."Modern Love" (Single version) Let's Dance3:59
21."Blue Jean" Tonight (1984)3:10
  • 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 (Album Top 100)[15] 6
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 6
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17] 7
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[18] 2
Spanish Albums (AFYVE)[19] 13
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 14
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 18
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 1
US Billboard 200[22] 39
Chart (1997) Peak
position
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[23] 16
Chart (2016) Peak
position
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[24] 39

Single[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak
Position
1990 "Fame '90" Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 14[25]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[26] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[27] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[28] Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[29] Gold 250,000^
Latvia (LaMPA)[30][unreliable source?] Gold 4,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[31] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[32] Gold 7,500^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[33] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[34] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[35] 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. ^ The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. 2004. pp. 97–98.
  5. ^ Dolan, Jon (July 2006). "CHANGESBOWIE". Spin: 84. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert (7 May 1991). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  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. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. 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.nz – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  19. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959-2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  22. ^ "David Bowie Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  23. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  24. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  25. ^ "allmusic (((Changesbowie > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles)))". Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  26. ^ "Aria Album Charts 1990". Aria Charts. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  27. ^ "Canadian album certifications – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Music Canada. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  28. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973: Albums". Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 13 June 2019. (select "David Bowie" from drop-down list)
  29. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (David Bowie; 'Changesbowie')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  30. ^ "International Latvian Certification Awards from 1998 to 2001". Latvian Music Producers Association. 1999. Retrieved 13 June 2019 – via Directupload.
  31. ^ "Dutch album certifications – David Bowie – Changes Bowie" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 13 June 2019. Enter Changes Bowie in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  32. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  33. ^ "Sólo Éxitos 1959–2002 Año A Año: Certificados 1979–1990" (in Spanish). Iberautor Promociones Culturales. ISBN 8480486392.
  34. ^ "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.
  35. ^ "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.