David Bowie ‎– Heathen

Columbia ‎– 508222 2, ISO Records ‎– 508222 2, Columbia ‎– COL 508222 2, ISO Records ‎– COL 508222 2, Columbia ‎– 5082222000, ISO Records ‎– 5082222000
CD, Album, Enhanced

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1 Sunday 4:45
2 Cactus
Written-By – Black Francis
3 Slip Away 6:04
4 Slow Burn
Guitar – Pete Townshend
5 Afraid 3:28
6 I've Been Waiting For You
Guitar – Dave GrohlWritten-By – Neil Young
7 I Would Be Your Slave 5:13
8 I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship
Written-By – Legendary Stardust Cowboy*
9 5:15 The Angels Have Gone 5:00
10 Everyone Says 'Hi'
Bass – John ReadCello [Electric] – Philip SheppardKeyboards – Dave ClaytonOther [Assistant] – Jez LarderPercussion – Solá Ákingbolá*Programmed By, Guitar – Gary Miller
11 A Better Future 4:11
12 Heathen (The Rays) 4:16

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Recorded at Allaire Studios, Shokan, NY. and Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY. Track 10 produced for Brian Rawling Productions and mixed at Sub-Urban Studios, London. Guitars and vocals produced and recorded at Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY. Mastered at The Lodge, New York, NY.
Paintings © Photodisc / Getty Images.

Lyrics (tracks 1, 3, 9, 12) © 2002 Nipple Music (BMI) admin. by RZO Music, Inc. Lyrics reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Lyrics (track 2) © 1988 Rice And Beans Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission. Lyrics (track 6) © 1968 Broken Arrow Music Corp. (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission. Tracks 4, 5, 7, 10, 11 published by Nipple Music (BMI) admin. by RZO Music, Inc. Track 8 published by EMI Unart Catalog, Inc/Finius Myth Music (BMI).

Dave Grohl appears courtesy of Roswell Records, Inc/The RCA Records label. Pete Townshend appears courtesy of Eel Pie Recording Productions Ltd.

© 2002 ISO Records under license to Sony Music Entertainment Inc. / ℗ 2002 ISO Records under license to Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Made in Austria.

Catalogue number (on spine): 508222 2
Catalogue numbers (on rear): COL 508222 2 , 5082222000
Catalogue numbers (on CD): 508222 2 , 5082222000
Catalogue number (in book): 5082222000

Issued in a standard jewel case with twelve page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099750822227
  • Barcode (Printed): 5 099750 822227
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 to 3, 5, 8): IFPI L551
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4, 6, 7): IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 947A
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94W8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 947R
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 94K2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 946T
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 948S
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 94K6
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 941L
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): Sony Music S5082222000-0101 11 C2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): Sony Music S5082222000-0101 11 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): Sony Music S5082222000-0101 11 C3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, 6): Sony Music S5082222000-0101 34 A04
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): Sony Music S5082222000-0101 11 C4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): Sony Music S5082222000-0101 34 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8): Sony Music S5082222000-0101 11 C11
  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 00162

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508222 4 David Bowie Heathen(Cass, Album) ISO Records, Columbia 508222 4 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
CDIM 508222 David Bowie Heathen(CD, Album, Enh) Columbia, ISO Records CDIM 508222 Mexico 2002 Sell This Version
2-508222 David Bowie Heathen(CD, Album, Enh) ISO Records, Columbia 2-508222 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
88985380231 David Bowie Heathen(LP, Album, RE, 180) ISO Records, Columbia 88985380231 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
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September 16, 2017
The SACD version has the same compressed mastering as the CD version and as such is simply a waste of the SACD format. If you want a version with half decent dynamic range, get the original vinyl pressing from 2002 - MOVLP470 still leaves something to be desired.


July 12, 2017
Uhm is there a sleeve that can fit this album correctly? It's such a weird wide shape


January 19, 2017
The artistic heyday of David Bowie in the 1970s when he was groundbreaking albums as Hunky Dory, Alladin Sane, Low and Heroes made. Both on the musical as on the Visual plane at that time frequently changed the elusive artist of style. With the discogetinte Let's Dance (1983) he finally broke through to a large audience, after which his work was increasingly volatile. Bowie on Heathen works for the first time in a long back together with Tony Visconti, one of the producers from its heyday. The sticker on the cd promises us ' classic David Bowie circa 2002 ' and that's the nail on its head. No forced, trendy dance rhythms this time but beautiful songs with a ' old fashioned ' sound, able to this time translated. Most fans had given up hope that Bowie would make such a strong plate again.


February 19, 2014
edited over 2 years ago

I was very happy with this album. I am a Bowie fanatic and although I cannot listen to a lot of his 90's work, after 2000 he returns to a style that I can understand. The covers on this album were supposedly done for his Pinups cover album back in 1972, and finally recorded now.

Really do enjoy listening to this album. It could even be said that a lot of the working themes come through again in "The Next Day" single. Just that one song on his last album reminds me of this entire album, so if you liked it you won't be disappointed with his work here!