Changestwobowie

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Changestwobowie
Changestwobowie (David Bowie album - cover art).jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 1981
Recorded1971-1980
Genre
Length42:37
LabelRCA Records
David Bowie chronology
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
(1980)
Changestwobowie
(1981)
Christiane F.
(1981)
David Bowie Compilation chronology
The Best of Bowie
(1980)
Changestwobowie
(1981)
Rare
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music2/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4.5/5 stars[3]

Changestwobowie is a compilation album by English rock musician David Bowie, issued in November 1981 by RCA Records.[4] It is a companion volume to the 1976 compilation Changesonebowie, and its title and artwork follow the format of that album.

In addition to selected post-1976 singles, the album collected five songs from earlier in Bowie's career that had not appeared on Changesonebowie, including "Wild Is the Wind" from Station to Station, which was released as a single to promote the album, along with a newly filmed video for the track.[5] However, the album did not repeat the chart success of the earlier compilation, reaching No. 24[6] on the UK Album Chart and No. 68 in the United States.

The album was issued on CD in 1985 but was soon deleted, along with most of Bowie's other RCA albums, owing to a conflict between Bowie and the label. The album was not reissued when Rykodisc obtained the rights to re-release the Bowie catalog in 1990, with the label opting to issue a new compilation, Changesbowie, instead.

Changestwobowie was rereleased in its original form by Rhino, on vinyl, CD, and digital/streaming formats, on 13 April 2018.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Bowie, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleAlbumLength
1."Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)"
5:10
2."Oh! You Pretty Things"
3:13
3."Starman"4:14
4."1984"
3:28
5."Ashes to Ashes (single edit)"3:37
Total length:19:42
Side two
No.TitleAlbumLength
1."Sound and Vision"
3:03
2."Fashion (single edit)"
  • Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
3:25
3."Wild Is the Wind" (Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington)6:03
4."John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)"
  • Recorded 1974; Single A-side (1979)
6:59
5."DJ (single edit)" (Bowie, Brian Eno, Carlos Alomar)
3:25
Total length:22:55 (42:37)

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1982 UK Albums Chart 27
1982 Billboard Pop Albums 68

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
BPI – UK Gold 12 January 1982

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r2506
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press.
  3. ^ The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. 2004. pp. 97–98.
  4. ^ Pegg, Nicholas. The Complete David Bowie, p 501. Titan Books (2016)
  5. ^ Pegg, Nicholas. The Complete David Bowie, pp. 314-315, 501. Titan Books (2016)
  6. ^ *Roberts, David (editor). The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums, p71. Guinness Publishing Ltd. 7th edition (1996). ISBN 0-85112-619-7
  7. ^ "CHANGESTWO black or blue?". David Bowie Official Website. Retrieved 14 April 2018.