David Bowie ‎– Hours...

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Thursday's Child 5:24
Something In The Air 5:46
Survive 4:11
If I'm Dreaming My Life 7:04
Seven 4:04
What's Really Happening? 4:10
The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell 4:40
New Angels Of Promise 4:35
Brilliant Adventure 1:54
The Dreamers 5:14

Versions (66)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 8 48158 2 0, CDVX 2900 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Ltd, Len) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48158 2 0, CDVX 2900 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
VJCP-68160, 7243 8 48157 0 7 David Bowie 'Hours...'(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo, Len) Virgin, Virgin VJCP-68160, 7243 8 48157 0 7 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie 'Hours...'(Cass, Album) Virgin Records America 7243 8 48157 4 5 US 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie 'Hours...'(Cass, Album) Virgin Records America 7243 8 48157 4 5 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
CDPRO 1920 David Bowie Hours... & Brilliant Minutes(CD, Promo) EMI Music Canada CDPRO 1920 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48716 0 4, 7243 8 48157 2 1, VISA 4900 David Bowie Hours...(Box, Ltd + CD, Album + VCD, Single, Enh, Ltd, Prom) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48716 0 4, 7243 8 48157 2 1, VISA 4900 France 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48158 2 0 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album) Virgin Records America, Inc. 7243 8 48158 2 0 US 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
848157 2 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album) Virgin 848157 2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 2 1, 7243 84815721 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, 7243 84815721 Indonesia 1999 Sell This Version
848157 2 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album) Virgin Records America, Inc. 848157 2 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 0 7 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Enh) Virgin 7243 8 48157 0 7 US 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 0 7 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Enh, Len) Virgin 7243 8 48157 0 7 US 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 0 7 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Enh, Len) Virgin Music Canada 7243 8 48157 0 7 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 0 7 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Enh, Promo, Len) Virgin 7243 8 48157 0 7 US 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48158 2 0, CDVX 2900 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Ltd, Len) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48158 2 0, CDVX 2900 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
VJCP-68160, 7243 8 48157 0 7 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Ltd, Len) Virgin, Virgin VJCP-68160, 7243 8 48157 0 7 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
CDVDJ2900 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Virgin CDVDJ2900 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
VISA 4833 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Virgin VISA 4833 France 1999 Sell This Version
CDVDJ2900 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Virgin CDVDJ2900 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
7087 6 14375 0 8, DPRO-14375 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Promo, Enh) Virgin, Virgin 7087 6 14375 0 8, DPRO-14375 US 1999 Sell This Version
BG-R-0165, 7243 8 48157 2 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin (2), Virgin (2) BG-R-0165, 7243 8 48157 2 China 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 2 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin (2) 7243 8 48157 2 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
7 24384 81582 0 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin (2) 7 24384 81582 0 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin (2), Virgin (2) 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 2 1 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sony Music (2), Sony Music Media (2) 7243 8 48157 2 1 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
none David Bowie Hours...(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin none US 1999 Sell This Version
none David Bowie Hours...(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin none UK 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie Hours...(Cass, Album) Virgin Records America 7243 8 48157 4 5 US 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 4 5, 7243 84815745 David Bowie Hours...(Cass, Album) Virgin Records America, Virgin Records America 7243 8 48157 4 5, 7243 84815745 Indonesia 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie Hours...(Cass, Album) Virgin 7243 8 48157 4 5 Ukraine 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie Hours...(Cass, Album) Virgin Records America 7243 8 48157 4 5 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie Hours...(Cass, Album) Virgin 7243 8 48157 4 5 Bulgaria 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie Hours...(Cass, Album) Gala Records (5) 7243 8 48157 4 5 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
TCV 2900, 7243 8 48157 4 5 David Bowie Hours...(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCV 2900, 7243 8 48157 4 5 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
DIGITAL Z 172 David Bowie Hours...(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Muzik DIGITAL Z 172 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
DBP 48157 TP David Bowie Hours...(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Promo, Unofficial, Gre) Virgin (2) DBP 48157 TP Russia 1999 Sell This Version
MDV 2900, 7243 8 48157 8 3 David Bowie Hours...(MD, Album) Virgin, Virgin MDV 2900, 7243 8 48157 8 3 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
DPB 48157TP David Bowie 'Hours...'(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Promo, Unofficial, Gre) EMI (2), Virgin (2) DPB 48157TP Russia 2000 Sell This Version
7 24384 81582 0 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin (2) 7 24384 81582 0 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
DBPR72438 48157 2 0 David Bowie Hours...(LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial) Virgin (2) DBPR72438 48157 2 0 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
5119362000 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 5119362000 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
511936 0, COL 511936 0 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 511936 0, COL 511936 0 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
CK 92099 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Club) Columbia CK 92099 US 2004 Sell This Version
511936 2, 5119362000, COL 511936 2 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia 511936 2, 5119362000, COL 511936 2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
ISO Records, CK 92099 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, RE) ISO Records, Columbia ISO Records, CK 92099 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
511936 9 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Ltd, Dig) Columbia 511936 9 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
88697169032C David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RE, Dig) Columbia 88697169032C Europe 2004 Sell This Version
CK 92099 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, RE, RM) ISO Records, Columbia CK 92099 US 2004 Sell This Version
MHCP 1344-5 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp, RE + Ltd, Gat) Sony Records Int'l MHCP 1344-5 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
FRM-48157 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, RE, RM) ISO Records, Columbia, Friday Music FRM-48157 US 2011 Sell This Version
SICP-30153 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, Blu) Legacy Recordings (2) SICP-30153 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
MOVLP1400 David Bowie Hours...(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Min) ISO Records, Columbia, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1400 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
MOVLP1400 David Bowie Hours...(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Pur) ISO Records, Columbia, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1400 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
FRM-48155 David Bowie Hours...(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Tra) Friday Music FRM-48155 US 2015 Sell This Version
MOVLP1400 David Bowie Hours...(LP, Album, RE) ISO Records, Columbia, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1400 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0825646507528 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone, ISO Records 0825646507528 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
RP2-553042 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone, ISO Records RP2-553042 US 2016 Sell This Version
none David Bowie 'Hours...'(27xFile, AAC, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, 256) Columbia none US Unknown
none David Bowie Hours... (Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (David Bowie) none Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 48157 21, 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 David Bowie Hours...(CD, Album, RE, Hol) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48157 21, 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none David Bowie Hours...(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Sony Music (2) none US Unknown Sell This Version

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xxchris

xxchris

November 21, 2016
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Hours..., CD, Album, Ltd, Len, 7243 8 48158 2 0, CDVX 2900
I bought the Friday Music version, played it twice and sold it for £10 more than I paid for it. Bought the MOV black vinyl version and the sound is 100% better, the sleeve is better. I can't understand how FM messed up on this and did a great job on 1. Outside.
arndur

arndur

August 24, 2016
edited 5 months ago
referencing Hours..., LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Tra, FRM-48155
The cover is appalling. How can they even think of releasing this??? I have (both) the MOV colored versions and the artwork is beautiful and crisp with accurate colors. The Friday Music cover is blurry, and the titles on the back are terribly re-set in a different font probably because, since they just blew up the cd artwork for this vinyl release, they were pixelated. No booklet included vs, the MOV version. I purchased through Amazon but, had I seen a physical copy in store, I probably would have saved my money. Bad, bad, bad.
rhorhorho

rhorhorho

August 20, 2016
referencing Hours..., CD, Album, RE, Hol, 7243 8 48157 21, 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900
My copy has Matrix / Runout: EMI UDEN 8481572 @ 1 1-1-15 NL.
Tsomi

Tsomi

March 13, 2016
referencing Hours..., LP, Album, RE, MOVLP1400
The black 2015 MOV vinyl is fine to me. Very quiet, and more pleasing than the CD, which sounded way too loud for such a soft album. The cover, however, looks upscaled from the CD version, so it has very obvious JPEG artifacts.

Anyway, I guess MOV was given a better (but not perfect) mastering than what we have on CD, so it's probably the best version available today.
jemalwade

jemalwade

February 2, 2016
referencing Hours..., LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Tra, FRM-48155
I've seen the MOV version from a friend and the cover looked beautiful. The Friday Music colored vinyl version looks like dog shit though. Seriously, it looks like a blown up photocopy of the CD art....extremely pixelated. I don't see how they even let it pass for release. It's night & day compared to the MOV version. PLUS there's no booklet in the Friday Music tri-fold version!
BookofGenesis

BookofGenesis

December 19, 2015
referencing Hours..., LP, Album, RE, MOVLP1400

Okay, now I don't really know how to feel about this particular album. At one point in time, I found it to be incredibly dull and dated, but now I find lots to like in this. It's far more relaxed than the manic "Earthling" and the industrial grind of "Outside", going for a more contemporary sound that is definitely Bowie. The quality of the record itself is stellar, yet the biggest problem lies with the cover. Dear god, it's horrible if anything. If you're expecting a high quality cover, you'll be disappointed as this cover looks like it was upscaled to a point where even the most minute detail is blurred with artifacts. The 20 page lyric booklet on the other hand looks great, so it confuses me that the cover looks badly done while the booklet is rather decent looking. When it comes down to it, I'd suggest waiting til this goes down in price to pick it up (for time being, Collector's Choice is selling this for 10 dollars, I got it with the Heroes symphony for a total of $27 - a total steal if you ask me)
jrd550

jrd550

December 12, 2015
referencing Hours..., LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Tra, FRM-48155
I can't believe how bad the cover art was reproduced for this.
ucci

ucci

September 28, 2015
referencing Hours..., CD, Album, Ltd, Len, 7243 8 48158 2 0, CDVX 2900
Most songs taken from the Dreamcast game The Nomad Soul with altered lyrics where you can see a PowerVR engineered David Bowie strutting around in marvellous anti-aliased 32bit polygons.
leafhouse

leafhouse

June 12, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Hours..., LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Promo, Unofficial, Gre, DBP 48157 TP
nvm it's marbled so i guess it's unofficial
dghkfhldfdhlfa

dghkfhldfdhlfa

December 13, 2010
referencing Hours..., CD, Album, 7243 8 48157 2 1, CDV 2900
this is the record where bowie gave up trying to do something creative and made an attempt to return to a "classic sound". he would do this twice more before he stopped releasing records altogether. as is generally the case with the "return to the classic sound" record, this falls flat through large portions of it's running time. however, there are a few enjoyable moments scattered throughout the disc.

on the one hand, it's hard to blame him for turtling. the records preceding this one were nearly universally panned as either unlistenable excursions into pointless artistic posturing or sad attempts to appeal to people half his age, as though young people aren't allowed to have any appreciation for older musicians or older musicians are for some reason required to only appeal to older people. this idea seems to be rooted in a warped concept of rock music as something that is generational, and the boomers themselves are largely to blame for this as they set the whole thing up that way, but it's a juvenile approach to listening to music that negates the music itself and reduces the artform to a social trick for shallow idiots. believe it or not, i didn't buy this bowie record to make friends or attract members of the opposite sex, i bought it because i was hoping that i'd enjoy listening to it.

on the other hand, the disc lacks the sense of adventure that is required for a bowie disc to function properly. if i wanted watered down pop, i'd have bought something other than a bowie disc.

now, it's not a straight return to his glory days. bowie has spliced various pieces of his 70s sound - mostly the fripp, eno and ronson years - with an "adult contemporary" feel, likely in an attempt to not just move backwards but to recapture the same audience that was listening to his discs in 1979 and were then twenty years older than they were in 1979. tracks like something in the air, with it's ronsonesque guitars and shimmering textures, manage to pull this off well but others like thursday's child come off as trite and generic. still others, like seven, sound like grandpa singing around the campfire at christmas.

my dad loves this disc; while i'm the one that initially purchased it, i had to borrow it from him to review it. he loves the musical and lyrical references to the mid 70s. he loves answering the question "who said time is on my side?", which i wouldn't have been able to answer without his help; the answer is mick jagger. while the young may not understand these masturbatory, nostalgic exercises down memory lane, the record was not written for them and should not be judged by it's ability to appeal to them. the record must be judged by whether or not it achieves it's goal, which was to reconnect with an increasingly disinterested and aging fan base, and by that standard the disc succeeded, whether i happen to find large amounts of it downright regressive or not.