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EDITORS’ NOTES

Covering the years between Bowie's haunting 1969 breakthrough "Space Oddity" and 1984's hip-swinging, sax-driven "Blue Jean," this 18-track compilation is both ideal for newcomers and a handy distillation for longtime fans. The chronological set charts Bowie's evolution from the earnest singer/songwriter ballad "Changes" through the sci-fi glam provocations of "Ziggy Stardust" and the swaggering attitude of "Rebel Rebel." The stylish R&B of "Young Americans" and art-rock majesty of "Heroes" fit perfectly with the downtown grind of "Fashion" and the brilliantly moody "Let's Dance."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Covering the years between Bowie's haunting 1969 breakthrough "Space Oddity" and 1984's hip-swinging, sax-driven "Blue Jean," this 18-track compilation is both ideal for newcomers and a handy distillation for longtime fans. The chronological set charts Bowie's evolution from the earnest singer/songwriter ballad "Changes" through the sci-fi glam provocations of "Ziggy Stardust" and the swaggering attitude of "Rebel Rebel." The stylish R&B of "Young Americans" and art-rock majesty of "Heroes" fit perfectly with the downtown grind of "Fashion" and the brilliantly moody "Let's Dance."

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5:15
2:47
3:35
3:14
3:26
4:07
6:04
4:30
5:14
3:37
4:00
3:36
4:25
4:49
4:10
4:16
3:57
3:10

About David Bowie

Everyone has a David Bowie that they fell in love with first—the otherworldly outsider Ziggy Stardust, the electronic adventurer, the wild-eyed glam pioneer, the enigmatic storyteller. But it was Bowie's ability to reinvent himself so vividly that captivated us again and again. Driven by boundless imagination, David Bowie was a multifaceted music icon, a social provocateur, a force in fashion, and a gifted actor whose unique personas and perspectives traveled with him through the decades. From the moment his homesick astronaut captured the spotlight in the late ‘60s to his exploratory, jazz-influenced Blackstar almost 50 years later, he excelled and innovated with turns in pop, glam, punk, soul, hard rock, and electronic music. And even though Bowie released vital albums throughout his life—and will forever embody the most artful edge of rock ’n’ roll—he was more than just the music he made. Bowie's fearlessness inspired us to celebrate the complexity and beauty of being completely ourselves.

  • ORIGIN
    Brixton, London, England
  • GENRE
    Rock
  • BORN
    Jan 8, 1947

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