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Nothing has changed
Bowie, David.
Personal Author:
[Deluxe ed.]
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Columbia : Legacy, [2014]
Physical Description:
3 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from web page.

Previously released 1964-2014.

Compact discs.
disc 1. Sue (Or in a season of crime) (7:24) ; Where are we now? (album version) (4:08) ; Love is lost (Hello Steve Reich mix by James Murphy for the DFA - edit) (4:07) ; The stars (Are out tonight) (3:56) ; New killer star (radio edit) (3:42) ; Everyone says hi (radio edit) (3:30) ; Slow burn (edit) (3:55) ; Let me sleep beside you (3:14) ; Your turn to drive (4:44) ; Shadow man (album version) (4:47) ; Seven (Marius DeVries mix) (4:12) ; Survive (Marius DeVries mix) (4:18) ; Thursday's child (edit) (4:25) ; I'm afraid of Americans (V1) (clean edit) (4:30) ; Little wonder (edit) (3:40) ; Hallo spaceboy (PSB remix) (with the Pet Shop Boys) (4:23) ; The heart's filthy lesson (radio edit) (3:32) ; Strangers when we meet (single version) (4:21) -- disc 2. Buddha of suburbia (remastered) (4:26) ; Jump they say (radio edit remastered) (3:53) ; Time will crawl (MM remix) (4:20) ; Absolute beginners (single version remastered) (5:35) ; Dancing in the street (with Mick Jagger) (3:11) ; Loving the alien (single remix remastered) (4:43) ; This is not America (remastered) (with the Pat Metheny Group) (3:51) ; Blue jean (remastered) (3:11) ; Modern love (single version remastered) (3:56) ; China girl (single version remastered) (4:15) ; Let's dance (single version remastered) (4:08) ; Fashion (single version remastered) (3:25) ; Scary monsters (and super creeps) (single version remastered) (3:32) ; Ashes to ashes (single version remastered) (3:35) ; Under pressure (remastered) (with Queen) (4:04) ; Boys keep swinging (remastered) (3:17) ; Heroes (single version remastered) (3:33) ; Sound and vision (remastered) (3:03) ; Golden years (single version remastered) (3:27) ; Wild is the wind (2010 Harry Maslin mix) (6:05) -- disc 3. Fame (remastered) (4:16) ; Young Americans (2007 Tony Visconti mix single edit) (3:10) ; Diamond dogs (5:50) ; Rebel rebel (remastered) (4:30) ; Sorrow (remastered) (2:53) ; Drive-in Saturday (remastered) (4:29) ; All the young dudes (3:09) ; The jean genie (original single mix remastered) (4:05) ; Moonage daydream (remastered) (4:40) ; Ziggy Stardust (remastered) (3:12) ; Starman (original single mix) (4:12) ; Life on Mars? (2003 Ken Scott mix) (3:49) ; Oh! You pretty things (remastered) (3:11) ; Changes (remastered) (3:35) ; The man who sold the world (remastered) (3:58) ; Space oddity (UK single edit) (4:38) ; In the heat of the morning (stereo mix) (3:00) ; Silly Boy Blue (3:54) ; Can't help thinking about me (2:44) ; You've got a habit of leaving (remastered) (Davy Jones and the Lower Third) (2:29) ; Liza Jane (Davie Jones and the King Bees) (2:18).
Format :
Music CD


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Material Type
Home Location
Grand Island Library ROCK .B786 NO Compact Disc Branch Audiobook CD
Audubon Library ROCK .B786 NO Compact Disc Open Shelf
Crane Branch Library ROCK .B786 NO Compact Disc Branch Audiobook CD
East Aurora Library ROCK .B786 NO Compact Disc Audio Visual
East Clinton Branch Library ROCK .B786 NO Compact Disc Audio Visual
Eggertsville-Snyder Library ROCK .B786 NO Compact Disc Open Shelf
Elma Library ROCK .B786 NO Compact Disc New Materials
Hamburg Library ROCK .B786 NO Compact Disc Audio Visual
Kenmore Library ROCK .B786 NO Compact Disc Audio Visual
Orchard Park Library ROCK .B786 NO Compact Disc Audio Visual
Williamsville Library ROCK .B786 NO Compact Disc Open Shelf

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Nothing Has Changed is a bit of a cheeky title for a career retrospective from an artist who is known as a chameleon, and this triple-disc compilation has other tricks up its sleeve. Chief among these is sequencing the SuperDeluxe 59-track set in reverse chronological order, so it opens with the brand-new, jazz-inflected "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" and concludes with David Bowie's debut single, "Liza Jane." On paper, this seems a bit like a stunt, but in actuality it's a sly way to revisit and recontextualize a career that has been compiled many, many times before. Previously, there have been single discs, double discs, and triple-disc boxes, but the largest of these was Sound + Vision, a box released in 1989, and the most recent was 2002's The Best of Bowie, which featured slightly different track listings in different territories but generally stopped in the late '90s. The two-CD version of Nothing Has Changed resembles this 2002 set -- there are absences, notably "John, I'm Only Dancing," "Diamond Dogs," and "TVC15," but they're not noticed among the parade of standards -- but it's easily overshadowed by the triple-disc SuperDeluxe set. This version of Nothing Has Changed touches upon nearly every phrase of Bowie's career, bypassing Tin Machine but finding space for early pre-"Space Oddity" singles that often don't make Bowie's comps, and naturally it samples from his fine Y2K records, plus his 2013 comeback The Next Day. This expansiveness alone would be noteworthy, but when it's combined with the reverse sequencing the compilation forces listeners to reconsider an artist whose legacy seemed so set in stone it appropriately was enshrined in museums. Obvious high-water marks are undersold -- there's not as much Ziggy as usual, nor as much Berlin -- so other eras can also enter the canon, whether it's the assured maturity of the new millennium or the appealing juvenilia of the '60s. The end result is something unexpected: a compilation that makes us hear an artist we know well in a whole new way. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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