Changesbowie is a compilation album by David Bowie, released in 1990 in the United States by Rykodisc and by EMI in the UK as part of Rykodisc's Bowie remastering program, to replace the deleted RCA Records compilations Changesonebowie and Changestwobowie.

While the cover artwork was generally dismissed as amateurish ("a sixth-form cut 'n' paste collage", according to author David Buckley),[4] the collection made No. 1 in the UK, giving Bowie his first chart-topping album since Tonight in 1984.[5]

Contents[edit | edit source]

 [hide*1 Track listing

Track listing[edit][edit | edit source]

All songs written by David Bowie except as noted.

  1. "Space Oddity" (from Space Oddity, 1969) – 5:16
  2. "Starman"* (from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 1972) – 4:16
  3. "John, I'm Only Dancing" (from "John, I’m Only Dancing" single A-side, 1972) – 2:49
  4. "Changes" (from Hunky Dory, 1971) – 3:36
  5. "Ziggy Stardust" (from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 1972) – 3:13
  6. "Suffragette City" (from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 1972) – 3:28
  7. "The Jean Genie" (from Aladdin Sane, 1973) – 4:09
  8. "Life on Mars?"* (from Hunky Dory, 1971) – 3:54
  9. "Diamond Dogs" (from Diamond Dogs, 1974) – 6:06
  10. "Rebel Rebel" (from Diamond Dogs, 1974) – 4:31
  11. "Young Americans" (from Young Americans, 1975) – 5:13
  12. "Fame '90" (Gass mix) (Bowie, Carlos AlomarJohn Lennon) (from "Fame '90" CD single, 1990) – 3:40
  13. "Golden Years" (from Station to Station, 1976) – 4:01
  14. "Sound and Vision"* (from Low, 1977) – 3:03
  15. "Heroes" (single version) (Bowie, Brian Eno) (from "Heroes" single A-side, 1977) – 3:38
  16. "Ashes to Ashes" (from Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), 1980) – 4:25
  17. "Fashion" (from Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), 1980) – 4:49
  18. "Let's Dance" (single version) (from "Let's Dance" single A-side, 1983) – 4:10
  19. "China Girl" (single version) (Bowie, Iggy Pop) (from "China Girl" single A-side, 1983) – 4:17
  20. "Modern Love" (single version) (from "Modern Love" single A-side, 1983) – 3:59
  21. "Blue Jean" (from Tonight, 1984) – 3:10
  • "Starman", "Life on Mars?", and "Sound and Vision" were released on the LP & cassette versions only.
  • When Changesbowie was issued in Rykodisc's AU20 series on CD in 1996, "Fame '90" was replaced by the album version of "Fame."

Personnel[edit][edit | edit source]

Charts[edit][edit | edit source]

Album[edit][edit | edit source]

Chart (1990) Peak

position

Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 6
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 5
Canadian Albums (RPM)[8] 30
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 6
French Albums (SNEP)[10] 6
German Albums (Official Top 100)[11] 7
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 14
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 18
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 1
US Billboard 200[15] 39

Single[edit][edit | edit source]

Year Single Chart Peak

Position

1990 "Fame '90" Billboard

Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales

14[16]

Certifications[edit][edit | edit source]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[17] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[18] 2× Gold 400,000
Germany (BVMI)[19] Gold 250,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

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