Christiane F. (album)

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Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo: Original Soundtrack
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Soundtrack album to the film Christiane F., Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo by
ReleasedApril 1981
GenreRock, art rock
Length41:38 (LP version) 41:50 (CD version)
LabelRCA Victor (1981 issue) EMI (2001 re-issue)
ProducerDavid Bowie, Harry Maslin, Tony Visconti
David Bowie chronology
Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo: Original Soundtrack
Let's Dance
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo is a soundtrack album by David Bowie, released on LP in 1981 by RCA Victor (and re-issued on CD by EMI in 2001), for the movie about Christiane F. The German title of the film, Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo, means "We children of Zoo Station", referring to the railway station in Berlin, Germany.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by David Bowie (with German lyrics by Antonia Maaß on Track 3); all music composed by David Bowie except where noted.

  1. "V-2 Schneider" (Instrumental) – 3:09
  2. "TVC 15" – 3:29
  3. "Heroes/Helden" (Bowie, Brian Eno) – 6:01
  4. "Boys Keep Swinging" (Bowie, Eno) – 3:16
  5. "Sense of Doubt" (Instrumental) – 3:56
  6. "Station to Station" (live) – 8:42
  7. "Look Back in Anger" (Bowie, Eno) – 3:06
  8. "Stay" – 3:20
  9. "Warszawa" (Instrumental) (Bowie, Eno) – 6:18
  • Tracks 1, 3 and 5 taken from the 1977 album "Heroes"
  • Tracks 2 and 8 taken from the 1976 album Station to Station
  • Tracks 4 and 7 taken from the 1979 album Lodger
  • Track 6 taken from the 1978 album Stage
  • Track 9 taken from 1977 album Low

Versions of songs that differ from original album versions

  • "TVC 15": Single Edit Version.
  • "Heroes/Helden": English full-length version with the German single edit spliced into the second half
  • "Stay": US Single Version

Historical note[edit]

Although the entire soundtrack (save for "TVC 15" and "Stay") is made up of songs from Bowie's Berlin years (1977–1979), the story of Christiane F. plays in the early stages of that time (1976-1977); e.g. Christiane F. visited the concert of the Isolar – 1976 Tour in Berlin, which was opened by the song "Station to Station".[2] The live version included in the film and soundtrack is taken from the album Stage, recorded on the 1978 Isolar II Tour.



Year Chart Position
1981 Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 3
1981 German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 5
1982 US Billboard Pop Albums 135