The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979

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The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979
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Greatest hits album by David Bowie
Released April 1998 (1998-04)
Recorded 1974–1979
Genre Rock
Length 69:33
Label EMI
Producer Producer varies from track to track
David Bowie compilation chronology
The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974
(1997)
The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979
(1998)
Bowie at the Beeb
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.6/10) link

The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979 is a compilation album by David Bowie released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). It follows The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974 (1997) and includes material released between 1974–1979. This album was also included as the second disc of the compilation The Platinum Collection (2005/2006).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Bowie, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Sound and Vision"   Low, 1977 3:02
2. "Golden Years" (Single version)   Station to Station, 1976 3:28
3. "Fame" Bowie, Carlos Alomar, John Lennon Young Americans, 1975 4:13
4. "Young Americans" (U.S. single version)   Young Americans 3:12
5. "John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)"   Non-album single, 1979; 1974 re-recorded version of "John, I'm Only Dancing" from 1972/1973 6:59
6. "Can You Hear Me?"   Young Americans 5:05
7. "Wild Is the Wind" Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington Station to Station; originally by Johnny Mathis for the film of the same name, 1957 5:59
8. "Knock on Wood" (Live) Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd David Live, 1974; originally by Eddie Floyd from Knock on Wood, 1966 2:58
9. "TVC 15" (Single version)   Station to Station 3:52
10. "1984"   Diamond Dogs, 1974 3:25
11. "It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City" Bruce Springsteen Sound + Vision box set, 1989; recorded in 1975 for Station to Station 3:46
12. "Look Back in Anger" Bowie, Brian Eno Lodger, 1979 3:06
13. "The Secret Life of Arabia" Bowie, Eno, Alomar "Heroes", 1977 3:45
14. "DJ" Bowie, Eno, Alomar Lodger 4:02
15. "Beauty and the Beast"   "Heroes" 3:34
16. "Breaking Glass" Bowie, Dennis Davis, George Murray Low, 1977 1:51
17. "Boys Keep Swinging" Bowie, Eno Lodger 3:18
18. ""Heroes"" (Single version) Bowie, Eno "Heroes", 1977 3:33

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[1] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[2] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – David Bowie – The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979". Recorded Music NZ. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "British album certifications – David Bowie – The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979". British Phonographic Industry. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2016.  Enter The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979 in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search