Changesbowie

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Changesbowie
Changesbowie.jpg
Compilation album by David Bowie
Released 20 March 1990 (1990-03-20)
Recorded 1969–1985
Genre Rock, glam rock
Length 74:30
Language English
Label Rykodisc/EMI
Producer Varies 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)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (A)[2]
Q magazine 4/5 stars[3]

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),[4] the collection made No. 1 in the UK, giving Bowie his first chart-topping album since Tonight in 1984.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Bowie except as noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Space Oddity"     David Bowie, 1969 5:16
2. "Starman" (Exclusively on the EMI-branded LP & cassette versions[6])   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"     Ziggy Stardust 3:13
6. "Suffragette City"     Ziggy Stardust 3:28
7. "The Jean Genie"     Aladdin Sane, 1973 4:09
8. "Life on Mars?"*" (Exclusively on the EMI-branded LP and cassette versions[7])   Hunky Dory 3:54
9. "Diamond Dogs"     Diamond Dogs, 1974 6:06
10. "Rebel Rebel"     Diamond Dogs 4:31
11. "Young Americans"     Young Americans, 1975 5:13
12. "Fame '90" (Gass mix) Bowie, Carlos Alomar, John Lennon Fame '90 CD single, 1990 3:40
13. "Golden Years"     Station to Station, 1976 4:01
14. "Sound and Vision" (Exclusively on the EMI-branded LP and cassette versions[8])   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, Jim Osterburg (a.k.a. Iggy Pop) Let's Dance; originally by Iggy Pop from The Idiot, 1977 4:17
20. "Modern Love" (Single version)   Let's Dance 3:59
21. "Blue Jean"     Tonight, 1984 3:10

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 list all tracks correctly.[9]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[10] 6
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11] 5
Canadian Albums (RPM)[12] 30
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[13] 6
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 6
German Albums (Official Top 100)[15] 7
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[16] 2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 14
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 18
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 1
US Billboard 200[19] 39

Single[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak
Position
1990 "Fame '90" Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 14[20]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[21] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[22] 2× Gold 400,000*
Germany (BVMI)[23] Gold 250,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[24] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[25] 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. ^ "Consumer Guide May 7, 1991". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Eloquent: David Bowie ChangesBowie review" by Mat Snow, Q magazine, April 1990, page 92
  4. ^ David, Buckley (2000) [1999]. Strange Fascination – David Bowie: The Definitive Story. London: Virgin Books. p. 464. ISBN 1-85227-784-X. 
  5. ^ a b "David Bowie | Artist | Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "ChangesBowie". Discogs. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "ChangesBowie". Discogs. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "ChangesBowie". Discogs. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "ChangesBowie". Discogs. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "David Bowie – Changesbowie". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  11. ^ "David Bowie – Changesbowie" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  12. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Library and Archives Canada. 31 March 2004. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "David Bowie – Changesbowie" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  14. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les "Chart Runs" des Albums classés depuis 1985 dans le Top Albums Officiel". InfoDisk (SNEP). Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "David Bowie – Changesbowie". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  16. ^ "David Bowie – Changesbowie". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  17. ^ "David Bowie – Changesbowie". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  18. ^ "David Bowie – Changesbowie". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  19. ^ "David Bowie Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for David Bowie. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  20. ^ "allmusic ((( Changesbowie > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles)))". Retrieved 6 August 2008. 
  21. ^ "Canadian album certifications – David Bowie – Changesbowie". Music Canada. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  22. ^ "French album certifications – Bowie D. – Changesbowie" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 22 October 2012.  Select BOWIE D. and click OK
  23. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (David Bowie; 'Changesbowie')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  24. ^ "British album certifications – David Bowie – Changes Bowie". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 October 2012.  Enter Changes Bowie in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  25. ^ "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
Preceded by
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
by Sinéad O'Connor
UK number one album
31 March 1990 – 6 April 1990
Succeeded by
Only Yesterday: Their Greatest Hits
by The Carpenters