David Bowie ‎– Who Can I Be Now? [1974-1976]

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Tracklist

Diamond Dogs
1-1 Future Legend 1:00
1-2 Diamond Dogs 6:04
1-3 Sweet Thing 3:39
1-4 Candidate 2:40
1-5 Sweet Thing (Reprise) 2:32
1-6 Rebel Rebel 4:34
1-7 Rock 'N' Roll With Me 4:02
1-8 We Are The Dead 5:01
1-9 1984 3:27
1-10 Big Brother 3:23
1-11 Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family 2:06
David Live (Original Mix)
2-1 1984 3:21
2-2 Rebel Rebel 2:40
2-3 Moonage Daydream 5:07
2-4 Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise) 8:33
2-5 Changes 3:34
2-6 Suffragette City 3:41
2-7 Aladdin Sane 5:00
2-8 All The Young Dudes 4:18
2-9 Cracked Actor 3:25
3-1 Rock 'N' Roll With Me 4:16
3-2 Watch That Man 5:04
3-3 Knock On Wood 3:20
3-4 Diamond Dogs 6:29
3-5 Big Brother 4:07
3-6 The Width Of A Circle 8:11
3-7 The Jean Genie 5:17
3-8 Rock 'N' Roll Suicide 4:47
David Live (2005 Mix)
4-1 1984 3:22
4-2 Rebel Rebel 2:41
4-3 Moonage Daydream 5:08
4-4 Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise) 8:35
4-5 Changes 3:35
4-6 Suffragette City 3:42
4-7 Aladdin Sane 5:02
4-8 All The Young Dudes 4:14
4-9 Cracked Actor 3:26
4-10 Rock 'N' Roll With Me 4:16
4-11 Watch That Man 5:05
5-1 Knock On Wood 3:24
5-2 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow 3:48
5-3 Space Oddity 6:26
5-4 Diamond Dogs 6:26
5-5 Panic In Detroit 5:39
5-6 Big Brother 4:10
5-7 Time 5:23
5-8 The Width Of A Circle 8:10
5-9 The Jean Genie 5:19
5-10 Rock 'N' Roll Suicide 4:46
The Gouster
6-1 John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) 7:01
6-2 Somebody Up There Likes Me (Alternative Early Mix) 6:32
6-3 It's Gonna Be Me (Without Strings) 6:30
6-4 Who Can I Be Now? 4:42
6-5 Can You Hear Me (Alternative Early Version) 5:24
6-6 Young Americans 5:17
6-7 Right (Alternative Early Version) 4:40
Young Americans
7-1 Young Americans 5:17
7-2 Win 4:47
7-3 Fascination 5:48
7-4 Right 4:22
7-5 Somebody Up There Likes Me 6:36
7-6 Across The Universe 4:33
7-7 Can You Hear Me 5:08
7-8 Fame 4:21
Station To Station
8-1 Station To Station 10:17
8-2 Golden Years 4:03
8-3 Word On A Wing 6:04
8-4 TVC 15 5:35
8-5 Stay 6:16
8-6 Wild Is The Wind 6:06
Station To Station (2010 Harry Maslin Mix)
9-1 Station To Station 10:18
9-2 Golden Years 4:03
9-3 Word On A Wing 5:55
9-4 TVC 15 5:33
9-5 Stay 6:15
9-6 Wild Is The Wind 6:07
Live Nassau Coliseum '76
10-1 Station To Station 11:52
10-2 Suffragette City 3:30
10-3 Fame 4:01
10-4 Word On A Wing 6:05
10-5 Stay 7:24
10-6 Waiting For The Man 6:19
10-7 Queen Bitch 3:12
11-8 Life On Mars? 2:13
11-9 Five Years 5:04
11-10 Panic In Detroit 6:02
11-11 Changes 4:10
11-12 TVC 15 4:57
11-13 Diamond Dogs 6:38
11-14 Rebel Rebel 4:06
11-15 The Jean Genie 7:25
Re:Call 2
12-1 Rebel Rebel (Original Single Mix) 4:23
12-2 Diamond Dogs (Australian Single Edit) 3:00
12-3 Rebel Rebel (US Single Version) 3:00
12-4 Rock 'N' Roll With Me (Live - Promotional Single Edit) 3:29
12-5 Panic In Detroit (Live) 5:49
12-6 Young Americans (Original Single Edit) 3:17
12-7 Fame (Single Edit) 3:34
12-8 Golden Years (Single Edit) 3:29
12-9 Station To Station (Single Edit) 3:41
12-10 TVC 15 (Single Edit) 3:36
12-11 Stay (Single Edit) 3:22
12-12 Word On A Wing (Single Edit) 3:14
12-13 John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (1975) (Single Version) 3:26

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Notes

This box set includes an 128 page book of previously unpublished photos, producers' notes, contemporary reviews, copyright information and so on.

Unique to this box set:
David Live, original mix remaster
The Gouster
Station to Station (2010 Harry Maslin Mix) on CD (16/44.1)
Re:Call 2

Album and track notes
CD1: Diamond Dogs released on RCA APL1 0576 (U.K.) / RCA CPL1 0576 (U.S.) on 31 May 1974. Tracks 1-1 to 1-7 recorded at Olympic and Island Studios. Tracks 1-8 to 1-11 recorded at L. Ludolf, Hilversum, The Netherlands between October 1973 and February 1974. Mixing notes by Tony Visconti, interview of Bowie by William S. Burroughs edited by Chris Copetas, Rolling Stone, contemporary review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker.

CD2, CD3, CD4, CD5: David Live released on RCA APL2 0771 (U.K.) / RCA CPL2-0771 (U.S.) on 29 Oct 1974. Remixed and re-released on EMI 874 3042 on CD and also in 5.1 and Stereo on the DVD-Audio EMI 874 3049 on 14 Nov 2005. Recorded at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia [Upper Darby], 8-12 Jul, 1974. Concert review of shows used for David Live by Jack Lloyd, The Philadelphia Enquirer.

CD6: The Gouster, previously unreleased as an album. Recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia and mixed at Sound House, London and Record Pant, New York City, August to November 1974. Article by Matt Damsker, Rolling Stone.

CD7: Young Americans released on RCA RS 1006 (U.K.) / RCA APL1-0998 (U.S.) [corrected from 1979 re-release AQL1-0998] on 7 Mar 1975. Recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia, Electric Lady studios, New York City and mixed at Sound House, London and Record Plant, New York City. Recording notes by Tony Visconti, contemporary review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express.

CD8: Station to Station released on RCA APL1 1327 on 23 Jan 1976. Recorded at Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, between September and November, 1975. Recording notes by Harry Maslin, contemporary (1976) review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express.
CD9: Station to Station (2010 Harry Maslin Mix) first released in 2010 on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 in 5.1 and in stereo at 48KHz/24bit on the DVD-Audio disc, 20 Sep 2010.

CD10 and CD11: Live Nassau Coliseum '76 recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, 23 Mar 1976. Released on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 within the Station To Station deluxe set, 20 Sep 2010. Concert review by John Rockwell, New York Times.

CD12: Re:Call 2
Track 12-1: "Rebel Rebel" released on RCA LPB05009 on 15 Feb 1974. Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes. Sourced from needledrop. Musicians as per album version on CD1.
Track 12-2: "Diamond Dogs" released on RCA 102462 in Australia in Jun 1974. Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes. Musicians as per album version on CD1.
Track 12-3: "Rebel Rebel" released on APB0-0287 in the United States and Canada in May 1974. Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes, overdubbed and remixed at RCA Studio A, New York. Musicians as per album version on CD1.
Track 12-4: Rock 'N' Roll With Me" (Live) released on RCA JB-10105 for promotional usage from the "David Live" album, Oct 1974. Recorded live at the Tower, Philadelphia, July 1974. Musicians as per album version on CD3.
Track 12-5: "Panic In Detroit" (Live) released on RCA 2466 on 14 Sep 1974. Recorded live at the Tower, Philadelphia. Musicians as per album version on CD1.
Track 12-6: "Young Americans" released on RCA 2523 on 21 Feb 1975. Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia. Musicians as per album version on CD7.
Track 12-7: "Fame" released on RCA 2579 on 18 Jul 1975. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York and mixed at Record Plant, New York. Musicians as per album version on CD7.
Track 12-8: "Golden Years" released on RCA 2640 on 21 Nov 1975. Recorded at Cherokee Studios, California. Musicians as per album version on CD8.
Track 12-9: "Station To Station" released on RCA 42549 in France as a factory single sample in Feb 1976, Recorded at Cherokee Studios, California. Musicians as per album version on CD8.
Track 12-10: "TVC 15" released on RCA 2682 on 30 Apr 1976. Recorded at Cherokee Studios, California. Musicians as per album version on CD8.
Tracks 12-11 and 12-12: "Stay" / "Word On A Wing" released on RCA PB-10736 in July 1976. Recorded at Cherokee Studios, California. Musicians as per album version on CD8.
Track 12-13: "John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (1975)" released on RCA BOW 4 on 7 Dec 1979. Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia in Dec 1974. Musicians as per The Gouster album version on CD6.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none David Bowie Who Can I Be Now? [1974-1976](76xFile, AIFF, Album, 24-) Parlophone none 2016
none David Bowie Who Can I Be Now? [1974-1976](Comp + 11xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, 256 + 17xFile,) Parlophone none US 2016
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panick93

panick93

November 17, 2020
This box, just like all the other Bowie-boxes which pop out since his passing, are - or seem to be - complete compilations of his periods of work. Therefore it is a very irritating fact that songs are simply omitted. This makes the boxes simply incomplete. I mean.... where is "After Today"?? You still need to buy the "Sound & Vision" box to have this track.
The-A-Man

The-A-Man

May 15, 2020
Please be aware of too-cheap sales of this release (LP/CD versions). A very poor Chinese counterfeit is suggested as an official product.
swetzel67

swetzel67

December 11, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
Continuing Parlophone's remastering/reissue series that began with Five Years - this covers the period 1974-1976, usually referred to as Bowie's "soul" period in which he embraced soul and R&B styles - something he'd return to periodically for the rest of his career. I have no issue with the remastering on any of the original albums, or the bonus remixed version of David Live - not his best live album to start with - but I'm more than a little shocked at the paucity of bonus tracks from the era in question. Where, oh where, are "Dodo" and the original glam stomp version of "Candidate?" Both Ryko and Virgin included them on their re-issues (the Sound+Vision series and the 30th Anniversary edition respectively). I also noticed that unlike the other 3 box sets in this series, Re:Call 2 is a "single" disc. Unless there was some licensing issues, I'm sure there was enough bonus material (plus some leftover Aladdin Sane and Pin-Ups outtakes and/or B-sides that didn't make the cut for Re:Call 1) for a second disc. Put me down, and say I'm wrong (wink-wink, nudge-nudge), but the impression I got was these box sets were not only for "new" fans but to appeal to Bowie completists. Of course, there is the strong possibility Bowie nixed their inclusion as this re-issue project began before his death (if the liner notes concerning his vision of the 2018 remix of Never Let Me Down are truthful and accurate), but without those tracks the set seems ultimately incomplete.

And, is it just me, or is this the first I've ever heard of "The Gouster" or its backstory? I've been a Bowie fan since REALLY discovering his music in middle school/high school in the early 80's - Scary Monsters and Let's Dance) - I had known who he was when I was a kid but was too young to appreciate (and he was too weird for my parents to give me permission to buy any of his records then - LOL!). I have read several biographies and critical history/discographies of Bowie and I'd never heard of "The Gouster" until this set was released. I'd had seen the photographs adorning the cover but thought they were some odd photo shoot he had done and not some for some album that was "rejected" by the label (or shelved by him). It's not bad, but it's really just an alternate take on the "Young Americans" LP - minus "Fame" and the title track.
pobbard

pobbard

April 29, 2018
I think I inadvertently bought a pirate copy of this, and not cheap. The set is very nice, but the discs are silver.

Also, on the spine of my copy of my Live Nassau '76, it say LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM '76 - DIAMOND DOGS, when the last two words should obviously be DAVID BOWIE. Does this mistake appear on legit copies, too?
alonsodt

alonsodt

February 5, 2018

In this site does not appear that the surface of the discs is golden. Buy this box set new to 25 dollars, your book is hard cover beautiful graphics, the cds are silver sound excellent, all the information that appears is the same with the information on this site, check the CDs on both sides
briacris9

briacris9

July 15, 2017
genuine CDs the playing surface is gold, as are all the 3 box sets as described on the David Bowie official website. I'm pretty sure the fake ones have a silver playing surface
MrFumez

MrFumez

February 12, 2017
Seen the cd version going stupidly cheep online, most probably bootlegs, buyers please beware