The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979

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The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedApril 1998 (1998-04)
ProducerProducer varies from track to track
David Bowie compilation chronology
The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974
The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979
Bowie at the Beeb
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media8.6/10[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music2/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[4]

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.TitleWriter(s)Place of OriginLength
1."Sound and Vision" Low, 19773:02
2."Golden Years" (Single version) Station to Station, 19763:28
3."Fame"Bowie, Carlos Alomar, John LennonYoung Americans, 19754:13
4."Young Americans" (U.S. single version) Young Americans3:12
5."John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)" Non-album single, 1979; 1974 re-recorded version of "John, I'm Only Dancing" from 1972/19736:59
6."Can You Hear Me?" Young Americans5:05
7."Wild Is the Wind"Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned WashingtonStation to Station; originally by Johnny Mathis for the film of the same name, 19575:59
8."Knock on Wood" (Live)Steve Cropper, Eddie FloydDavid Live, 1974; originally by Eddie Floyd from Knock on Wood, 19662:58
9."TVC 15" (Single version) Station to Station3:32
10."1984" Diamond Dogs, 19743:25
11."It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City"Bruce SpringsteenSound + Vision box set, 1989; recorded in 1975 for Station to Station3:46
12."Look Back in Anger"Bowie, Brian EnoLodger, 19793:06
13."The Secret Life of Arabia"Bowie, Eno, Alomar"Heroes", 19773:45
14."DJ"Bowie, Eno, AlomarLodger4:02
15."Beauty and the Beast" "Heroes"3:34
16."Breaking Glass"Bowie, Dennis Davis, George MurrayLow, 19771:51
17."Boys Keep Swinging"Bowie, EnoLodger3:18
18.""Heroes"" (Single version)Bowie, Eno"Heroes", 19773:33


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[5] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[6] Gold 100,000^

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


  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979 - David Bowie". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  2. ^ link Archived 15 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine}}
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press.
  4. ^ The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. 2004. pp. 97–98.
  5. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – David Bowie – The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979". Recorded Music NZ. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  6. ^ "British album certifications – David Bowie – The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979". British Phonographic Industry. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2016. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979 in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.