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Editors’ Notes

These 20 songs cover the radio high points of David Bowie's career, almost too quickly summing up the multiple stylistic shifts of the great art rocker. Then again, merely 20 tracks won't be enough for anyone who's drawn to more than a few of the songs collected here; that's where the fun work of digging through Bowie's album catalog comes in. Yet this route through his history—from post-showtunes pop ("Changes") to glam hard rock ("Suffragette City," "Rebel Rebel"), "plastic soul" ("Fame"), punk-era avant-garde ("Heroes"), '80s polish ("Modern Love"), and so on—shows common emotional ground. It ultimately transcends image games, as fun as those may be. Bowie's ability to draw and intrigue an audience via his own obsessions is a gift that, in the end, makes his greatest work accessible but also challenging in the most entertaining way.

Customer Reviews

Only the single disc version!?

Okay, I understand every single country has a different version of this compilation, but what I don't understand is why iTunes only has the single disc version instead of the double disc version! This version is really not much different from the 1990 compilation, "Changesbowie". Well, here are a few differences:
1. The non-album single, "John, I'm Only Dancing" is exempt.
2. The title track from "Diamond Dogs" is not included (which the double-disc version has).
3. The versions of "Young Americans", "Golden Years", "Ashes to Ashes" and "Fashion" are the single edits rather than the full album versions.
4. This album has the original version of "Fame" instead of the 1990 remix.
5. What's been added is Bowie's three duets from the 80's, "Under Pressure" (with Queen), "This is Not America" (with the Pat Methany Group) and his cover of "Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger), but probably the most obscure one is "I'm Afraid of Americans" form his 1997 album, "Earthling".
If you already have a good assortment of Bowie material from the 70's and even the 80's, then I don't recommend buying the single disc version of this compilation. I recommend going out there and seeing if you could find the double disc version, because that definitely shows a fine example of David Bowie's entire career; it's an essential career-spanning compilation that I strongly recommend. If iTunes had that version instead of this, I would have easily given it 5 stars!

Love this album

I didn't know that he sang all these songs, the album had all these good songs.

Album only

To Lebelcom regarding "Modern Love". You can get this as a single from the "ChangesBowie" album. Sometimes you just need to look. The "Best of Bowie" is well worth buying though. All of the songs are hits and this is a great compilation album. The best of the Best Ofs that iTunes has to offer.


Genre: Rock

The cliché about David Bowie says he's a musical chameleon, adapting himself according to fashion and trends. While such a criticism is too glib, there's no denying that Bowie demonstrated remarkable skill for perceiving musical trends at his peak in the '70s. After spending several years in the late '60s as a mod and as an all-around music-hall entertainer, Bowie reinvented himself as a hippie singer/songwriter. Prior to his breakthrough in 1972, he recorded a proto-metal record and a pop/rock album,...
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