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Changestwobowie (David Bowie album - cover art).jpg
Compilation album by
Released16 November 1981 (1981-11-16)
David Bowie chronology
Christiane F.
Singles from Changestwobowie
  1. "Wild Is the Wind"
    Released: November 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[3]
Spin Alternative Record Guide7/10[4]

Changestwobowie is a compilation album by English rock musician David Bowie, issued in November 1981 through RCA Records.[5] 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.[6] However, the album did not repeat the chart success of the earlier compilation, reaching No. 24[7] on the UK Album Chart and No. 68 in the United States.

RCA reissued the album on CD in 1984, but it was soon deleted, along with Bowie's other albums, owing to a conflict between Bowie and RCA. Changestwobowie was not reissued when Rykodisc obtained the rights to re-release the Bowie catalog in 1990; Rykodisc assembled a new compilation, Changesbowie, an expanded version of RCA's Changesonebowie, instead.

Changestwobowie was reissued in its original form by Rhino, on vinyl, CD, and digital/streaming formats, on 13 April 2018.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Bowie, except where noted.

Side two
1."Sound and Vision"
2."Fashion (single edit)"
  • Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
3."Wild Is the Wind" (Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington)6:03
4."John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)"
  • Recorded 1974; Single A-side (1979)
5."DJ (single edit)" (Bowie, Brian Eno, Carlos Alomar)
Total length:22:55 (42:37)



Year Chart Position
1982 UK Albums Chart 24
1982 Billboard Pop Albums 68
1982 New Zealand Albums {RMNZ}[9] 28
1982 Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 35
2018 Belgium Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 105
2018 Belgium Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 168


Organization Level Date
BPI – UK Gold 12 January 1982


  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. "Changestwobowie – David Bowie". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 30 December 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  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. ^ Sheffield 1995, p. 55.
  5. ^ Pegg, Nicholas. The Complete David Bowie, p 501. Titan Books (2016)
  6. ^ Pegg, Nicholas. The Complete David Bowie, pp. 314–315, 501. Titan Books (2016)
  7. ^ *Roberts, David (editor). The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums, p71. Guinness Publishing Ltd. 7th edition (1996). ISBN 0-85112-619-7
  8. ^ "CHANGESTWO black or blue?". David Bowie Official Website. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  9. ^ "David Bowie - Changestwobowie (Album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  10. ^ "David Bowie - Changestwobowie (Album)". Swedish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  11. ^ "David Bowie - Changestwobowie (Album)". (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  12. ^ "David Bowie - Changestwobowie (Album)". (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 July 2020.