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David Bowie

About

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie ( BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. A leading figure in the music industry, he is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Bowie was acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, and his music and stagecraft had a significant impact on popular music.

Bowie developed an interest in music as a child. He studied art, music and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963. "Space Oddity", released in 1969, was his first top-five entry on the UK Singles Chart. After a period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The character was spearheaded by the success of Bowie's single "Starman" and album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which won him widespread popularity. In 1975, Bowie's style shifted towards a sound he characterised as "plastic soul", initially alienating many of his UK fans but garnering him his first major US crossover success with the number-one single "Fame" and the album Young Americans. In 1976, Bowie starred in the cult film The Man Who Fell to Earth and released Station to Station. In 1977, he again changed direction with the electronic-inflected album Low, the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno that came to be known as the "Berlin Trilogy". "Heroes" (1977) and Lodger (1979) followed; each album reached the UK top five and received lasting critical praise.

After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had three number-one hits: the 1980 single "Ashes to Ashes", its album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), and "Under Pressure" (a 1981 collaboration with Queen). He achieved massive commercial success in the 1980s starting with Let's Dance (1983). Between 1988 and 1992, he fronted the hard rock band Tin Machine before resuming his solo career in 1993. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including industrial and jungle. He also continued acting; his roles included Major Jack Celliers in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth (1986), Pontius Pilate in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Nikola Tesla in The Prestige (2006), among other film and television appearances and cameos. He stopped touring after 2004 and his last live performance was at a charity event in 2006. In 2013, Bowie returned from a decade-long recording hiatus with The Next Day. He remained musically active until his death from liver cancer at his home in New York City. He died two days after both his 69th birthday and the release of his final album, Blackstar (2016).

During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at over 100 million records worldwide, made him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. In the UK, he was awarded ten platinum, eleven gold and eight silver album certifications, and released 11 number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Rolling Stone named him among the greatest artists in history and—after his death—the "greatest rock star ever". In 2022, Bowie was announced as the best-selling vinyl artist of the 21st century.

Articles

June 30, 2022

Mattel release second David Bowie-inspired Barbie doll

The toy pays homage to Bowie's 'Life On Mars?' video The post Mattel release second David Bowie-inspired Barbie doll appeared first on NME.

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June 30, 2022

David Bowie Barbie Doll Marks 50th Anniversary of ‘Hunky Dory’: Where to Buy the Collector’s Item Online

The dapper doll is decked out in a replica powder blue suit like the one that David Bowie wore in the "Life on Mars" music video.

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June 17, 2022

Baz Luhrmann on his “good friend” David Bowie: “I was a huge fan”

“We were talking about going to Berlin at one point to do something together” The post Baz Luhrmann on his “good friend” David Bowie: “I was a huge fan” appeared first on NME.

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June 16, 2022

Listen to a previously unreleased version of David Bowie’s ‘Starman’

It was recorded for the late icon's 1972 'Top Of The Pops' performance The post Listen to a previously unreleased version of David Bowie’s ‘Starman’ appeared first on NME.

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June 16, 2022

Hear David Bowie’s Previously Unreleased ‘Starman (Top Of The Pops Version – 2022 Mix)’

Track celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

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June 6, 2022

Todd Rundgren and King Crimson’s Adrian Belew to embark on David Bowie tribute tour

It kicks off in North America this autumn The post Todd Rundgren and King Crimson’s Adrian Belew to embark on David Bowie tribute tour appeared first on NME.

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June 6, 2022

Todd Rundgren Unites With King Crimson’s Adrian Belew For David Bowie Tribute Tour

'Celebrating David Bowie' tribute tour will also feature Spacehog’s Royston Langdon, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, and Jeffrey Gaines

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May 27, 2022

‘Fallout: London’ to include music inspired by The Beatles and David Bowie

Around 45 original music tracks have been written for the expansive 'Fallout 4' mod The post ‘Fallout: London’ to include music inspired by The Beatles and David Bowie appeared first on NME.

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May 26, 2022

Noel Gallagher says he impersonated David Bowie to write new songs

He described some tracks on the upcoming High Flying Birds album as "Bowie-esque" and "Stones-y" The post Noel Gallagher says he impersonated David Bowie to write new songs appeared first on NME.

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May 26, 2022

David Bowie ‘Moonage Daydream’ director says he died for “three minutes” making the documentary

It will be released worldwide in September The post David Bowie ‘Moonage Daydream’ director says he died for “three minutes” making the documentary appeared first on NME.

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May 23, 2022

New David Bowie Film Moonage Daydream Gets First Trailer: Watch

The Brett Morgen–directed “cinematic odyssey” was approved by Bowie’s estate and features footage from the late star’s archives

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May 23, 2022

David Bowie muses on life’s meaning in ‘Moonage Daydream’ documentary teaser trailer

The film promises an "immersive" watch full of "kaleidoscopic imagery" and unseen material The post David Bowie muses on life’s meaning in ‘Moonage Daydream’ documentary teaser trailer appeared first on NME.

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May 16, 2022

Ricky Gardiner, Guitarist for David Bowie and Iggy Pop, Dies at 73

The co-author of “The Passenger” shaped Bowie’s Low and Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life

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May 16, 2022

Ricky Gardiner, David Bowie and Iggy Pop’s Berlin-Era Guitarist, Dead at 73

Gardiner's playing defined side one of Bowie's cult-favorite Low and Pop's Lust for Life

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May 16, 2022

Iggy Pop pays tribute to guitarist and David Bowie collaborator Ricky Gardiner

Tony Visconti has also paid tribute to Gardiner, who worked on Bowie's 'Low' and Iggy's 'Lust For Life' The post Iggy Pop pays tribute to guitarist and David Bowie collaborator Ricky Gardiner appeared first on NME.

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May 10, 2022

David Bowie tribute show to be held in UK’s largest planetarium

It features a live performance from the five-piece tribute band David Live The post David Bowie tribute show to be held in UK’s largest planetarium appeared first on NME.

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May 3, 2022

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Talks Supernatural Visits From David Bowie & His Brother Will Leaving the Band

"I don't believe in ghosts but I believe in David Bowie," the frontman said.

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April 29, 2022

David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ Is Getting a Limited Re-Release to Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary

One of the limited vinyls will be a picture disc while the other will be a half-speed master LP.

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April 29, 2022

Watch Nine Inch Nails cover two David Bowie tracks as they open 2022 tour

Bowie was a friend and collaborator of frontman Trent Reznor The post Watch Nine Inch Nails cover two David Bowie tracks as they open 2022 tour appeared first on NME.

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April 29, 2022

See Nine Inch Nails Play Two David Bowie Classics at First Concert in Over 3 Years

Trent Reznor and company perform "I'm Afraid of Americans" and "Fashion" at first gig since Dec. 2018

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April 29, 2022

David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ to get 50th anniversary re-release

'Ziggy' turns 50 this June The post David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ to get 50th anniversary re-release appeared first on NME.

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April 14, 2022

New David Bowie Film Moonage Daydream to Premiere at 2022 Cannes Festival

Directed by Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck), the feature film will include previously unreleased footage from Bowie’s personal archives

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April 14, 2022

David Bowie film ‘Moonage Daydream’ featuring unseen footage confirmed by estate

'Montage of Heck' director Brett Morgen was given "unfiltered access" to Bowie's archives to create the film The post David Bowie film ‘Moonage Daydream’ featuring unseen footage confirmed by estate appeared first on NME.

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April 14, 2022

David Bowie Documentary ‘Moonage Daydream’ Is Coming to Theaters, HBO

Featuring never-before-seen performance footage, the Brett Morgen-directed documentary is the first film to be officially sanctioned by late icon's estate.

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April 9, 2022

Listen to Sharon Van Etten’s mini cover of David Bowie’s ‘Starman’

It comes days after the US singer-songwriter announced the release of her sixth studio album The post Listen to Sharon Van Etten’s mini cover of David Bowie’s ‘Starman’ appeared first on NME.

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March 31, 2022

David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Gets a New Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds London

Styled as Ziggy Stardust, the new Bowie wax figure is part of the museum's Music Festival lineup.

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March 31, 2022

Madame Tussauds London unveils new David Bowie waxwork

The figure is based on Bowie's iconic Ziggy Stardust alter-ego The post Madame Tussauds London unveils new David Bowie waxwork appeared first on NME.

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March 19, 2022

Dave Grohl recalls seeing David Bowie live for the first time

"I looked at him and it was like seeing an alien" The post Dave Grohl recalls seeing David Bowie live for the first time appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Starman (Top Of The Pops Version - 2022 Mix)

June 16, 2022

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Telling Lies E.P.

February 4, 2022

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Little Wonder Mix E.P. (Junior Vasquez Mixes)

February 4, 2022

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Little Wonder Mix E.P. (Danny Saber Mixes)

February 4, 2022

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I’m Afraid Of Americans E.P. (Remaster)

February 4, 2022

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Shadow Man (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix)

January 7, 2022

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Toy (Toy:Box)

January 7, 2022

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Changes (2021 Alternative Mix)

December 17, 2021

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Brilliant Adventure (1992 – 2001)

November 26, 2021

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Can’t Help Thinking About Me

November 19, 2021

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Karma Man

October 15, 2021

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You've Got A Habit Of Leaving (Radio Edit)

September 29, 2021

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At The Kit Kat Klub (Live New York 99)

April 2, 2021

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Something In The Air (Live Paris 99)

March 12, 2021

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That’s Entertainment (2021 Version) / Cosmic Dancer (Live)

February 19, 2021

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Look At The Moon! (Live Phoenix Festival 97)

February 12, 2021

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Tryin' To Get To Heaven / Mother

January 8, 2021

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I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) [Live]

November 27, 2020

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No Trendy Réchauffé (Live Birmingham 95)

November 20, 2020

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The Width Of A Circle

November 6, 2020

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ChangesNowBowie

August 28, 2020

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Ouvrez Le Chien (Live Dallas 95)

July 3, 2020

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Liveandwell.com (2020 Remaster)

May 15, 2020

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Fun (Dillinja Mix)

March 20, 2020

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Is It Any Wonder?

February 14, 2020

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Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold The World) [2020 Mix]

January 1, 2020

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Space Oddity (2019 Mix)

November 14, 2019

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Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy

November 1, 2019

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Space Oddity (Single Edit) [2019 Mix]

July 12, 2019

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The 'Mercury' Demos (with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson)

July 5, 2019

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Clareville Grove Demos

June 28, 2019

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Rebel Rebel (Original Single Mix) [2019 Remaster]

May 24, 2019

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Serious Moonlight (Live '83, 2018 Remaster)

February 15, 2019

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Dance

February 15, 2019

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Glastonbury 2000 (Live)

November 30, 2018

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Let's Dance (Nile Rodgers' String Version, Radio Edit)

November 16, 2018

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Beat Of Your Drum (2018, Radio Edit)

September 7, 2018

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Zeroes (2018, Radio Edit)

July 19, 2018

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Welcome To The Blackout (Live London '78)

April 20, 2018

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Let's Dance (Demo)

January 7, 2018

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David Bowie at Live Aid (Live at Wembley Stadium, 13th July 1985)

January 1, 2018

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Stage (2017) [Live]

September 29, 2017

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"Heroes" (Klax Remix)

September 22, 2017

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"Helden" (Filburt 91189 Remix)

September 22, 2017

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Cracked Actor (Live, Los Angeles '74)

April 22, 2017

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No Plan - EP

January 8, 2017

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Blackstar

January 8, 2016

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Lazarus

December 17, 2015

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The Next Day Extra EP

November 4, 2013

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PinUps Radio Show

October 25, 2013

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Sound and Vision 2013

October 4, 2013

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The Next Day

March 8, 2013

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Golden Years [David Bowie vs. KCRW]

June 3, 2011

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A Reality Tour

January 26, 2010

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VH1 Storytellers (Live)

July 6, 2009

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D.J. (Remixes)

January 1, 2009

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Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87, 2018 Remaster)

October 23, 2007

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Rebel Never Gets Old (Radio Mix)

June 1, 2004

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Magic Dance (Danny S Magic Party Remix)

December 2, 2003

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Let's Dance (Trifactor vs. Deeper Substance Remix)

December 2, 2003

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China Girl (Riff & Vox Club Mix)

December 2, 2003

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Reality

September 16, 2003

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Farewell Speech/Rock 'n' Roll Suicide (Live at Hammersmith Odeon, 3rd July, 1973)

January 1, 2003

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Heathen

June 11, 2002

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Loving The Alien

May 6, 2002

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Shout (Original Mix)

January 1, 2002

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Hours... (Expanded Edition)

September 29, 1999

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Hours...

September 29, 1999

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I Dig Everything: The 1966 Pye Singles

August 10, 1999

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Planet Of Dreams (2021 Remaster)

June 23, 1997

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The Deram Anthology 1966 - 1968

June 9, 1997

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Earthling (Expanded Edition)

January 30, 1997

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Earthling

January 30, 1997

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Pallas Athena

January 1, 1997

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Dead Man Walking Mix E.P. (2022 Remaster)

January 1, 1997

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1. Outside (The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle) [Expanded Edition]

September 26, 1995

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1. Outside (The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle)

September 26, 1995

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London Boy

January 1, 1995

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Live in Santa Monica '72

April 25, 1994

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Buddha of Suburbia

November 8, 1993

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Black Tie White Noise (Extras)

April 5, 1993

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Black Tie White Noise

April 5, 1993

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Nite Flights

January 1, 1993

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Miracle Goodnight

January 1, 1993

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Jump They Say

January 1, 1993

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Real Cool World

January 1, 1992

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Sound And Vision Remix E.P.

January 1, 1991

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Fame '90

January 1, 1990

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Peter & The Wolf

January 1, 1988

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Never Let Me Down [(Remaster) [Japanese Version]]

April 20, 1987

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Never Let Me Down (2018 Remaster)

April 20, 1987

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Time Will Crawl E.P.

January 1, 1987

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Never Let Me Down E.P.

January 1, 1987

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Day-In Day-Out E.P. (Spanish Version)

January 1, 1987

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Day-In Day-Out

January 1, 1987

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When the Wind Blows

January 1, 1986

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Underground E.P.

January 1, 1986

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Magic Dance E.P.

January 1, 1986

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Absolute Beginners

January 1, 1986

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Labyrinth (From The Original Soundtrack Of The Jim Henson Film)

January 1, 1986

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Dancing In The Street E.P.

August 12, 1985

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Loving The Alien E.P.

January 1, 1985

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Tonight (2018 Remaster)

September 29, 1984

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Tonight E.P.

January 1, 1984

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Blue Jean

January 1, 1984

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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (The Motion Picture Soundtrack)

October 1, 1983

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Let's Dance (2018 Remaster)

April 14, 1983

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Let's Dance

January 1, 1983

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China Girl

January 1, 1983

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In Bertolt Brecht's Baal

January 1, 1982

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Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) [2017 Remaster]

January 1, 1980

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Lodger (2017 Remaster)

January 1, 1979

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David Bowie narrates Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf & The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

May 2, 1978

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'Heroes' / 'Helden' / 'Héros'

January 1, 1977

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Low (2017 Remaster)

January 1, 1977

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"Heroes" (2017 Remaster)

January 1, 1977

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Station to Station (2016 Remaster)

January 23, 1976

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Live Nassau Coliseum '76

January 1, 1976

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Young Americans (2016 Remaster)

March 7, 1975

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David Live (2005 Mix, Remastered Version)

October 29, 1974

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Diamond Dogs (2016 Remaster)

May 24, 1974

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Pinups (2015 Remaster)

October 19, 1973

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Aladdin Sane (2013 Remaster)

April 13, 1973

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The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (2012 Remaster)

June 6, 1972

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Original John Peel Session: 23rd May 1972

January 1, 1972

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Hunky Dory (2015 Remaster)

December 17, 1971

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The Man Who Sold the World (2015 Remaster)

November 4, 1970

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David Bowie (aka Space Oddity) [2015 Remaster]

November 4, 1969

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Space Oddity (50th Anniversary)

July 11, 1969

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David Bowie

June 1, 1967

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