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Classic Album Review: David Bowie | Best of Bowie

Two different editions allow you to have as much or as little Bowie as you want.

This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Sometimes you feel like a little David Bowie. Sometimes you feel like a lot. Either way, you can get the right amount with Best of Bowie.

The Thin White Duke’s new hits compilation comes in two versions: A single CD with 20 classics like Space Oddity, Changes, Ziggy Stardust, Fame, Golden Years, Heroes, Fashion and Let’s Dance; and a two-CD edition that includes all those earlier plus 18 more second-tier favourites like Life On Mars?, All the Young Dudes, Diamond Dogs, TVC15, Cat People and D.J. There are no unreleased tracks or rarities, unless you count edited and single versions of a few numbers. But if you or someone you know digs Bowie — a little or a lot — it’s hard to dislike these strong sets.