The best of David Bowie in one box set

Since the 60’s David Bowie has remained a driving force in the world of rock music and popular culture, just ask any one of the Baby…
The best of David Bowie in one box set

Rock legend David Bowie will release a four CD box set including seventy of his greatest hits from 1969 to 1994. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Since the 60’s David Bowie has remained a driving force in the world of rock music and popular culture, just ask any one of the Baby Boomers or Generation X’ers who still find him relevant to this day. If your mom and dad are the ultimate roqueros-at-heart, then you’re bound to have a David Bowie classic vinyl in your house.

The singer-songwriter is set to release a CD box set that promises to make happy campers out of his fans.

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Seventy of his chart-topping songs split into four CD’s give life to the “Sound + Vision” box set to be released on September 22nd by Warner Music.

The forthcoming box set covers Bowie’s career from 1969 to 1994 and covers 21 albums beginning with the acoustic demo version of his first hit “Space Oddity” to “The Buddha of Suburbia,” a 1993 soundtrack album that accompanied the 4-part TV series with the same title on BBC2.

“Sound + Vision” is a rich survey of Bowie’s many musical lives offering his countless classic hits, archives, long lost B-sides, explosive live recordings and soundtrack recordings.

His late-era productions such as “Outside” (1995), “Heathen” (2002) and “The Next Day” (2013) are not included in the box set, but no one’s complaining.

Bowie, 67, continues to be a cutting edge musician and artist, icon, fashion guru, and all round inspiration to several generations, including Miley Cyrus and Kesha, and remains a unique phenomenon in contemporary culture.

Sound + Vision tracklist

CD1:

1/ Space Oddity (original demo 1969)

2/ The Wild-Eyed Boy From Freecloud (rare B-side version 1969)

3/ The Prettiest Star (single version 1970)

4/ London Bye Ta-Ta (stereo mix recorded 1970)

5/ Black Country Rock (from The Man Who Sold The World)

6/ The Man Who Sold The World (from The Man Who Sold The World)

7/ The Bewlay Brothers (from Hunky Dory)

8/ Changes (from Hunky Dory)

9/ Round And Round (alternate vocal take 1971)

10/Moonage Daydream (from The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)

11/John I’m Only Dancing (Aladdin Sane outtake 1973)

12/Drive-In Saturday (from Aladdin Sane 1973)

13/Panic In Detroit (from Aladdin Sane 1973)

14/Ziggy Stardust (live from Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture 1973)

15/White Light/White Heat (live from Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture 1973)

16/Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide (live from Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture 1973)

17/Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (from Pinups 1973)

18/Sorrow (from Pinups 1973)

19/Don’t Bring Me Down (from Pinups 1973)

 CD 2:

1/ 1984/Dodo (recorded 1973)

2/ Big Brother (from Diamond Dogs 1974)

3/ Rebel Rebel (rare single version 1974)

4/ Suffragette City (from David Live 1974)

5/ Watch That Man (from David Live 1974)

6/ Cracked Actor (from David Live 1974) (

7/ Young Americans (from Young Americans 1975)

8/ Fascination (from Young Americans 1975)

9/ After Today (Young Americans outtake 1975)

10/It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City (recorded 1975)

11/TVC15 (from Station To Station 1976)

12/Wild Is The Wind (from Station To Station 1976)

13/Sound And Vision (from Low 1977)

14/Be My Wife (from Low 1977)

15/Speed Of Life (from Low 1977)

16/”Helden” (German version of Heroes – 1989 remix)

17/Joe The Lion (from Heroes 1977)

18/Sons Of The Silent Age (from Heroes 1977)

David Bowie is a rock legend.

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CD 3:

1/ Station To Station (from Stage 1978)

2/ Warszawa (from Stage 1978)

3/ Breaking Glass (from Stage 1978)

4/ Red Sails (from Lodger 1979)

5/ Look Back In Anger (from Lodger 1979)

6/ Boys Keep Swinging (from Lodger 1979)

7/ Up The Hill Backwards (from Scary Monsters 1980)

8/ Kingdom Come (from Scary Monsters 1980)

9/ Ashes To Ashes (from Scary Monsters 1980)

10/Baal’s Hymn (from Baal E.P.)

11/Drowned Girl (from Baal E.P.)

12/Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (soundtrack album version)

13/China Girl (from Let’s Dance)

14/Ricochet (from Let’s Dance)

15/Modern Love (Live) (B-side)

16/Loving The Alien (from Tonight)

17/Dancing With The Big Boys (from Tonight)

CD 4:

1/ Blue Jean (from Tonight)

2/ Time Will Crawl (from Never Let Me Down)

3/ Baby Can Dance (from Tin Machine)

4/ Amazing (from Tin Machine)

5/ I Can’t Read (from Tin Machine)

6/ Shopping For Girls (from Tin Machine II)

7/ Goodbye Mr. Ed (from Tin Machine II)

8/ Amlapura (from Tin Machine II)

9/ You’ve Been Around (from Black Tie White Noise)

10/Nite Flights (Moodswings Back To Basics Remix Radio Edit)

11/Pallas Athena (Gone Midnight Mix)

12/Jump They Say (from Black Tie White Noise)

13/Buddha Of Suburbia (from Buddha Of Suburbia)

14/Dead Against It (from Buddha Of Suburbia)

15/South Horizon (from Buddha Of Suburbia)

16/Pallas Athena (Live as Tao Jones Index)

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Fans enjoy David Bowie exhibition.

MAY 19, 2014 – BERLIN: impressions from the “David Bowie” exhibition in the Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin-Tiergarten. (Photo: Shutterstock)