David Bowie ‎– Reality

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Tracklist

New Killer Star 4:41
Pablo Picasso 4:06
Never Get Old 4:25
The Loneliest Guy 4:12
Looking For Water 3:28
She'll Drive The Big Car 4:35
Days 3:19
Fall Dog Bombs The Moon 4:04
Try Some, Buy Some 4:25
Reality 4:24
Bring Me The Disco King 7:45
Fly 4:10
Queen Of All The Tarts (Overture) 2:53
Rebel Rebel 3:11

Versions (73)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
COL 512555 9, 5125559000 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album + CD + S/Edition, Dig) ISO Records, Columbia, ISO Records, Columbia COL 512555 9, 5125559000 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
COL 512555 2 David Bowie (2 In 1) Reality + +(CD, Album, Unofficial) Columbia (2) COL 512555 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none David Bowie Reality (Final Master)(CDr, Album, Promo, Wat) ISO Records, Columbia none US 2003 Sell This Version
5125559000 David Bowie Reality(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Dig) ISO Records, Columbia 5125559000 Australia & New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
5125559000 David Bowie Reality(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Dig) ISO Records, Columbia 5125559000 Singapore 2003 Sell This Version
CK 90660 David Bowie Reality(2xCD, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Dig) Columbia, ISO Records CK 90660 US 2003 Sell This Version
ISRC CN-D16-02-362-00/A J6 David Bowie Reality(2xHDCD, Album, Unofficial) Universal Music Taiwan (2) ISRC CN-D16-02-362-00/A J6 China 2003 Sell This Version
CK 90576 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album) ISO Records, Columbia CK 90576 US 2003 Sell This Version
2-512555 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album) Sony Music, ISO Records 2-512555 Mexico 2003 Sell This Version
CK 90576, 90576 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album) Columbia, ISO Records CK 90576, 90576 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
COL 512555 2, 512555 2, 5125552000 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album) ISO Records, Columbia, ISO Records, Columbia, ISO Records, Columbia COL 512555 2, 512555 2, 5125552000 Asia 2003 Sell This Version
SICP 446 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album) Sony Records Int'l, ISO Records SICP 446 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
2-512555 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album) Columbia 2-512555 Argentina 2003 Sell This Version
5125552000 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album) Columbia, ISO Records 5125552000 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
COL 512555 2, 512555 2, 5125552000 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album) Columbia, ISO Records, Columbia, ISO Records, Columbia, ISO Records COL 512555 2, 512555 2, 5125552000 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
COL 512555 3, 5125553000 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album) Columbia, ISO Records COL 512555 3, 5125553000 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
COL 512555 0 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album) ISO Records, Columbia COL 512555 0 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
90576, CK 90576 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album) ISO Records, Columbia 90576, CK 90576 US 2003 Sell This Version
CPK-3010 (CK90660) David Bowie Reality(CD, Album + CD + S/Edition, Dig) ISO Records, Columbia CPK-3010 (CK90660) South Korea 2003 Sell This Version
SICP 444~5 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album + CD, EP + Album, Ltd, Dig) Sony Records Int'l, ISO Records SICP 444~5 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
5125553000 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL) Columbia, ISO Records 5125553000 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
COL 512555 3 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL + Ltd, Tou) Columbia, ISO Records COL 512555 3 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
CK 90576 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, Club) Columbia CK 90576 US 2003 Sell This Version
SAMPCD 13278 2, 0132782000 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) Columbia, ISO Records SAMPCD 13278 2, 0132782000 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
CDCOL6713 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, Dig) ISO Records CDCOL6713 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
CK 91871 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, Ltd + DVD, Ltd, NTSC) ISO Records, Columbia CK 91871 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
SICP 444~5 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, Promo + CD, EP, Promo + Album, Ltd, Pro) Sony Records Int'l, ISO Records SICP 444~5 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
SICP 446, 4547366012170 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, Promo, Sam) Sony Records Int'l, ISO Records SICP 446, 4547366012170 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
0146922ERE David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Polydor (2), Edel Records (2) 0146922ERE Russia 2003 Sell This Version
COL 512555 2, 512555 2, 5125552000 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, RP) Columbia, ISO Records, Columbia, ISO Records, Columbia, ISO Records COL 512555 2, 512555 2, 5125552000 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
2 512555 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, RP) Columbia 2 512555 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
CDCOL6713 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, S/Edition, Je) ISO Records CDCOL6713 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
COL 512555.5, 512555.2 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, Tou + DVD, S/Edition, NTSC) Columbia, Columbia, ISO Records COL 512555.5, 512555.2 Singapore 2003 Sell This Version
H811 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sony Music Asia (2) H811 China 2003 Sell This Version
none David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, Unofficial) Columbia (2) none Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, Unofficial) Columbia (2) none Russia 2003 Sell This Version
COL 512555 4 David Bowie Reality(Cass, Album) Columbia, ISO Records COL 512555 4 Turkey 2003 Sell This Version
512555.4 David Bowie Reality(Cass, Album) Columbia 512555.4 Indonesia 2003 Sell This Version
COL 512555 4 David Bowie Reality(Cass, Album) Columbia, ISO Records COL 512555 4 Poland 2003 Sell This Version
SICP 446 David Bowie Reality(Cass, Promo) Sony Records Int'l SICP 446 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
CH 90752 David Bowie Reality(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album) Columbia, ISO Records CH 90752 US 2003 Sell This Version
COL 512555 6, 5125556000 David Bowie Reality(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album) Columbia, ISO Records COL 512555 6, 5125556000 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
SICP 544~5 David Bowie = デヴィッド・ボウイ* David Bowie = デヴィッド・ボウイ* - Reality = リアリティ スペシャル・エディション(CD, Album, RE + DVD-V, NTSC + Ltd, Promo, S/Editio) Sony Records Int'l, ISO Records SICP 544~5 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
SICP 544~5 David Bowie = デヴィッド・ボウイ* David Bowie = デヴィッド・ボウイ* - Reality = リアリティ スペシャル・エディション(CD, Album, RE + DVD-V, NTSC + Ltd, S/Edition) Sony Records Int'l, ISO Records SICP 544~5 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
COL 512555 7, 5125557000 David Bowie Reality(Hybrid, DualDisc, Album, Multichannel, PAL) ISO Records, Columbia, ISO Records, Columbia COL 512555 7, 5125557000 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
CN 90743 David Bowie Reality(Hybrid, DualDisc, Album, NTSC) Columbia CN 90743 US 2004 Sell This Version
CN 90743 David Bowie Reality(Hybrid, DualDisc, Album, NTSC) Columbia CN 90743 US 2004 Sell This Version
BOWIE-DUALDISC David Bowie Reality(Hybrid, DualDisc, Album, Promo, NTSC) Columbia BOWIE-DUALDISC US 2004 Sell This Version
5125556, none David Bowie Reality(SACD, Hybrid, Album) Columbia, ISO Records, Hitech 5125556, none Greece 2006 Sell This Version
MHCP 1348-9 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Ltd, Gat) Sony Records Int'l, ISO Records MHCP 1348-9 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
none David Bowie Reality(LP, Album, Unofficial, Whi) Full Force Records none UK 2007 Sell This Version
8869745570230 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, RE, A5 ) ISO Records 8869745570230 Czech Republic 2009 Sell This Version
SICP 30155 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, RE, RM, Blu) Sony Records Int'l SICP 30155 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
MOVLP875 David Bowie Reality(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Gre) Music On Vinyl, Columbia, ISO Records MOVLP875 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
MOVLP875 David Bowie Reality(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Ora) Music On Vinyl, Columbia, ISO Records MOVLP875 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
MOVLP875 David Bowie Reality(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, Columbia, ISO Records MOVLP875 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
FRM-90576, 88875044601 David Bowie Reality(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Friday Music, ISO Records, Columbia FRM-90576, 88875044601 US 2015 Sell This Version
FRM-90576, 88875044601 David Bowie Reality(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Friday Music, ISO Records, Columbia FRM-90576, 88875044601 US 2016 Sell This Version
SIJP 36, FRM-90576, 88875044601 David Bowie Reality(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Sony Records Int'l, Friday Music, ISO Records, Columbia SIJP 36, FRM-90576, 88875044601 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
88985434491 David Bowie Reality(LP, Album, RE, 180) Columbia, ISO Records, Sony Music 88985434491 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
FRM-90576 David Bowie Reality(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Ora) Friday Music, Columbia, ISO Records FRM-90576 US 2018 Sell This Version
19075961612 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, ISO Records 19075961612 Australia 2019 Sell This Version
FRM-90576, 88875044601 David Bowie Reality(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Cle) Friday Music, ISO Records, Columbia FRM-90576, 88875044601 US 2019 Sell This Version
FRM-90576 David Bowie Reality(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Rad) Friday Music, Columbia, ISO Records FRM-90576 US 2020 Sell This Version
FRM-90576 David Bowie Reality(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) Friday Music, Columbia, ISO Records FRM-90576 US 2020 Sell This Version
none David Bowie Reality(19xFile, AAC, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, 256) Columbia, ISO Records none US Unknown
88697169032E David Bowie Reality(2xCD, Album, Gat) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, ISO Records, Columbia 88697169032E Europe Unknown Sell This Version
COL 512555 2, 512555 2, 5125552000 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album) Columbia, ISO Records, Columbia, ISO Records, Columbia, ISO Records COL 512555 2, 512555 2, 5125552000 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CK 90576 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, ISO Records CK 90576 US Unknown Sell This Version
CK 90576 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, ISO Records CK 90576 US Unknown Sell This Version
CD-8403-A David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label CD-8403-A Malaysia Unknown Sell This Version
4 600033 090144 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, Unofficial) Invisible Halahup 4 600033 090144 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
COL 512555 2 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, Unofficial) Columbia (2) COL 512555 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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ThaPrinz

ThaPrinz

June 14, 2020
referencing Reality, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Cle, FRM-90576, 88875044601

Best songs of the album "Bring Me The DIsco King" and "Days" sounds (luckily) good to me, clear sound in vocals, keyboard and piano with a heavy bass and very nice drums. Beautiful artwork and coloured vinyl. I am happy with it.
Btw got my copy today and sleeve and shrink is intact. I carefully remove the shrink, put out the record, put back the shrink wrap on it and packaged it in a thin cellophane outer sleeve. It works better than regular plastic sleeves. You can carefully put the record back after listening between the folded sleeves without opening it again.
Texasbear

Texasbear

May 12, 2020
referencing Reality, CD, Album + CD + S/Edition, Dig, COL 512555 9, 5125559000
How many different copies of this album need to be released? I have the Music On Vinyl copies in orange, green, and black that are numbered. All of the copies are 180g , but the black copy is the one that’s played most often. They were re-issued in 2014, and I had to purchase them from Europe. It wasn’t that hard to buy them at the time , but now with Covid-19 it’s a lot harder and costly as well. They sound very good, however I think the black vinyl sounds the best. Also I’ve noticed with the limited number of swirled, two tone, and especially the splatter colored vinyl, they don’t sound as good as the solid translucent colored copies or the basic black. Clear sounds good as well, but it’s sort of hard to see the beginning and end of each track as you can see both sides.

Since then, Friday Music has released this album in several different colors and now color mixtures of this album and it’s kind of a shameless promotion to get collectors to buy the new colored copy.

I am a huge fan of David Bowie and his work, but it’s to the point that it is becoming more about profiting from his untimely death than the actual music of an incredibly talented artist that we lost far too soon. I was 13yrs old and my mother took me to the Serious Moonlight concert and it was the best concert I’ve ever been to for several reasons. Great sound and great company! I lost my mother in 2004, but still remember that concert to this day. We had front row seats because she worked for the promotion company that brought the tour to Norfolk, VA. I still have the program and the ticket stubs for the show.

From the reviews I’m reading about this album, it’s not the best sounding copy nor is it pressed as well as previous copies either. This even makes it more of a “just for profit” situation as you would think that as great of an artist as David Bowie was, they would show some respect and honor in repressing his work. I don’t own this album and refuse to buy it again just to satisfy their profit margins.

It’s not just these David Bowie albums either, it’s very noticeable that a lot of the new pressings are not as good as they were when vinyl became the newest fad again. I’ve been buying vinyl for decades as it was still available in the peak of the CD era. You just had to look very hard for it or buy it from the internet. The prices of a lot of the latest pressed copies are much higher than they started out at in 2012 or so when vinyl took off again and the quality has seemed to be less than stellar for most re-issues in the past year. I don’t mind spending $50.00 on a very well pressed album that’s usually a 45rpm remastered version. It depends on the company who presses them and where they are pressed. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that the people who pressed albums in the 70’s up until the introduction of the CD are now retired or they’re no longer with us. The new people who are doing the actual job of pressing the album are not as experienced as the others and haven’t quite got the hang of what is an “art form”, the pressing of a vinyl album. Companies like RTI, Pallas, and MFSL are still putting out great vinyl LPs, and I think it’s because they still pressed vinyl while the CD was still King.

I still purchase Japanese SHM Mini LP CD box sets and SACDs. I have also ventured into High Resolution and MQA CD as well as High resolution downloads and digital audio. I mean “The Sex Pistols” in MQA? It’s quite fascinating to listen to. The Platinum “Queen” SHM Mini LP CDs sound far better than the MQA versions of the same album. The MQA copies are only 24Bit/44mHZ, where as the Platinum SHM copies are 24Bit/192kHz. So it’s not worth spending $35.00 on a MQA disc that doesn’t sound nearly as good as the Platinum SHM Disc. Vinyl is still my favorite format and I’ve been collecting albums for 35yrs now.

I have received a couple of MFSL copies that where not the best sounding copies and I’ve had a few arrive with greasy finger prints or an oily like substance on the surface on them. I still buy them as they have a great resale value. I also clean every single album I add to my collection as well, before I play it. I learned the hard way that this should always be done. One company I avoid is Mexican Summer. The very long response as to why I clean every album before it goes into my collection is listed below in the group thread below. It’s the one reason I try to avoid Mexican Summer albums.

https://www.discogs.com/group/thread/778440#7758857

Texasbear
Alena555

Alena555

April 25, 2020
referencing Reality, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu, FRM-90576, 88875044601
Mine is white/blue "tie-dye" ... not solid blue. Is that the case with this version? And like the other comment here, mine says 2015.
stephspohr

stephspohr

December 30, 2019
edited 10 months ago
referencing Reality, LP, Album, Unofficial, Whi, none
I have a copy - If someone is interested, just ask me
NowHereMan108

NowHereMan108

December 5, 2019
edited 11 months ago
referencing Reality, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle, FRM-90576, 88875044601
I found my copy on sale for around 16 USD from Guitar Center of all places in the summer of 2019. It can't hurt to check Guitar Center's sale section.
middlepillar1984

middlepillar1984

October 27, 2019
referencing Reality, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu, FRM-90576, 88875044601

Same with this one, ive got seemingly matching barcodes and identifiers yet my labels say 2015
prezende

prezende

July 31, 2019
referencing Reality, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Cle, FRM-90576, 88875044601

The tri-fold cover is too big and It don't fit in regular plastic sleeve. Although the transparent vinyl is beautiful, it sound really Bad. Lots of scratches and too much compression.
LowPop

LowPop

January 18, 2019
referencing Reality, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Cle, FRM-90576, 88875044601
It’s disappointing to see the work put into these tri-fold covers (Heathen, Outside, Hours & Reality) only to ruin them with overly tight shrink wrap. These would’ve benefited from loose bags. The spines on many I received and returned had varying degrees of damage.
longgoneday1

longgoneday1

November 9, 2018
referencing Reality, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Ora, FRM-90576

i have gone through 3 copies in NJ. all deeply dished as to when i switched sides, the arm was thrown off the record.
longgoneday1

longgoneday1

November 8, 2018
referencing Reality, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Ora, FRM-90576

widely available through barnes and nobles as of 11/8/2018 for $29.99.