David Bowie ‎– David Bowie

E L M ‎– ELM V1060
VHS, Compilation, PAL

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1 Let's Dance
Film Director – David Mallet (2)
2 China Girl
Film Director – David Mallet (2)
3 Modern Love
Film Director – Jim Yukich
4 Jazzin' For Blue Jean
Film Director – Julien TempleFilm Producer – Paul Spencer (6)Screenwriter – David Bowie, Julien Temple, Terry Johnson (13)
5 Day-In Day-Out
Concept By, Screenwriter, Film Director – David Bowie, David Mallet (2)
6 Loving The Alien
Concept By, Screenwriter – David BowieFilm Director – David Mallet (2)
7 Day-In Day-Out (Extended Dance Version)
Concept By, Screenwriter, Film Director – David Bowie, David Mallet (2)

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© 1983 © 1984 © 1987 David Bowie under license to EMI America Records, a division of Capitol Records.
Marketed and distributed by Entertainment Leisure Marketing (Pty) Limited.

Tracks 1 to 3 taken from "Video EP" (1983).
Track 4 is the full 20-minute promo film for "Blue Jean" (1984).
Tracks 5 to 7 taken from the "Day-In Day-Out" video EP (1987).

Age Restriction: 2-18 years
Running time 50 mins approx.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 001491 126259
  • Other (Cens. Cert. No.): DP4/18/3 (90/1042)


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March 3, 2005
edited over 3 years ago

Quite an interesting and probably unique release, this particular item effectively has no proper name - although the term "compilation" is mentionend if you care to read the pre-feature legalese ("sertifikaat van goedkeuring"). And that's exactly what it is: A compilation of three David Bowie promo video EPs from the period 1983 to 1987.

The first part is his so-called "Video EP" (featuring the videos of the first three tracks from his 1983 "Let's Dance" album and from whence most of the cover art was lifted). Then we move on to the hilarious 20-minute promo (although it's more of a short film) called "Jazzin' For Blue Jean", in which he plays the role of a bungling and horny fool who pretends to be mates with rock star Screamin' Lord Byron, also played by Bowie. Lastly, there's the "Day-In Day-Out" video EP from 1987, including the rather odd "Loving the alien" promo and two versions (both in video and song) of "Day-In Day-Out".

Interesting to note also is the inclusion of the "China Girl" video which, at the time of release, was not shown on South African TV because it featured Mr. Bowie (of caucasian descent) making out with a Chinese girl (not of caucasian descent).
Oh, the serious groping itself on the beach wasn't much the problem... it invariably was the interracial interaction that finally gave this compilation its "2-18 age restriction" when it was released in 1990... or was it the toddler in "Day-In Day-Out" spelling out a certain profane word?

Come to think of it, I was going to sell this tape. Perhaps I'll just hold onto it for a while...