David Bowie ‎– The Best Of Bowie

K-Tel ‎– NE 1111
Vinyl, LP, Compilation

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Space Oddity
Producer – Gus DudgeonWritten-By – Bowie*
A2 Life On Mars
Written-By – Bowie*
A3 Starman
Written-By – Bowie*
A4 Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
Written-By – Bowie*
A5 John, I'm Only Dancing
Written-By – Bowie*
A6 The Jean Genie
Written-By – Bowie*
A7 Breaking Glass
Written-By – Bowie*, Davis*, Murray*
A8 Sorrow
Written-By – Feldman*, Goldstein*, Gottehrer*
B1 Diamond Dogs
Producer – David BowieWritten-By – Bowie*
B2 Young Americans
Written-By – Bowie*
B3 Fame
Written-By – Alomar*, Bowie*, Lennon*
B4 Golden Years
Written-By – Bowie*
B5 TVC 15
Written-By – Bowie*
B6 Sound And Vision
Written-By – Bowie*
B7 Heroes
Written-By – Eno*, Bowie*
B8 Boys Keep Swinging
Written-By – Eno*, Bowie*

Companies, etc.



This UK edition has single edits of 'Fame', 'Golden Years', 'TVC 15', and 'Heroes' and unique edits of 'Life On Mars' and 'Diamond Dogs'.

[On backsleeve:]
Produced in association with RCA Records
cover: Acrobat Design Ltd
℗ 1980 K-Tel Intl © 1980 K-Tel Intl
Distributed by K-Tel International (UK) Ltd 620 Western Avenue, London W3 K-Tel International (IRL) Ltd 31 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Mastering Signature, Runout Etchings): BiLBO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 1): NE-1111-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 1): NE-1111-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 2): NE 1111-A-7 W RCA A10 BILBO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 2): NE 1111-B-1 A2F TA1PE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 3): NE 1111-A-8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 3): NE 1111-B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 4 etched): NE 1111-A-S 'W' RCA B1AC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 4 etched): NE 1111-B-2 A20

Other Versions (5 of 30) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MC STAR 5175 David Bowie The Best Of Bowie(Cass, Comp) K-Tel MC STAR 5175 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
6346 David Bowie The Best of Bowie(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) 747 6346 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
NA580 David Bowie The Best Of Bowie(LP, Comp, Unofficial) K-Tel (2) NA580 Australia & New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
MCI 158 David Bowie The Best Of Bowie(Cass, Comp) K-Tel MCI 158 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
NE 1111 David Bowie The Best Of Bowie(LP, Comp) K-Tel NE 1111 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version


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July 19, 2018
Have this album and the track listing is different on the sleeve Side 1 track 7 is listed as 'Drive in Saturday' however, the track on the vinyl is 'breaking Glass' Does any one have any info regarding this?....thank you


August 12, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
note: until recent reissues this was the only place to hear the superior "Loud mix" of Starman.

Brilliant (and brilliant sounding) compilation from the much maligned K-Tel, the unique edits are subtle and all help the flow of the album. not surprising when K-Tel had people like soon-to-be PiL producer Nick Launay doing the edits.
the sort of compilation RCA should have done.
in 2016 you'll still find this compilation getting played and loved in many UK households who have no idea of the Starman mix controversy