David BowieEarthling

Label:Arista – 7432143077 2, BMG – 7432143077 2
CD, Album
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Drum n Bass, Pop Rock, Art Rock


1Little Wonder6:02
2Looking For Satellites5:21
3Battle For Britain (The Letter)4:49
4Seven Years In Tibet6:22
5Dead Man Walking6:50
6Telling Lies4:50
7The Last Thing You Should Do4:58
8I'm Afraid Of Americans5:00
9Law (Earthlings On Fire)4:48

Companies, etc.



Released in clear jewel case with 6-panel 12-page fold-out booklet containing credits and photos.

Title is stylised as "EART HL I NG" throughout release (cover, spines, CD label, booklet).

[Back & booklet]
℗&© 1997 David Bowie, except * [Track 6] ℗ 1996 David Bowie.
Under exclusive license to BMG Entertainment International.

Mastered at Gateway Mastering Studios, Inc., Portland, Maine

Tracks 1 to 5, 7, 9 Tintoretto Music, RZO Music Ltd., Exploded View Music
Track 6 Tintoretto Music, RZO Music Ltd.
Track 8 Tintoretto Music, RZO Music Ltd., Opal Music
All rights for Tintoretto Music administered by RZO Music, Ltd. All rights for Exploded View Music administered by Bug Music.

[Back & CD]
Made in the EC.
℗ & © 1997 David Bowie, except * [Track 6] ℗ 1996 David Bowie.
Under exclusive license to BMG Entertainment International.

Video stills and Kirlian photo of crucifix: David Bowie 1974.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 4321-43077-2 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 743214307724
  • Label Code: LC 3484
  • Price Code (F): BM920
  • Rights Society: BIEM GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (All variants, mirrored): DISCTRONICS S 743214-30772 01
  • Mastering SID Code (All variants, mirrored): IFPI L502
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 8769
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 8770
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 8711
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 8728
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 8707
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 8703
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 8706
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 8701

Other Versions (5 of 81)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Earthling (Cassette, Advance, Promo)VirginnoneUS1996
Earthling (CD, Album, Stereo)Virgin7243 8 42627 2 3US1997
Recently Edited
Earthling (CD, Album)BMG, RCA7432144944 2UK1997
Recently Edited
Earthling (Cassette, Album)Arista, BMG74321 43077 4Poland1997
Recently Edited
Earthling (CD, Album)Virgin Music Canada, Virgin7243 8 42627 2 3Canada1997



  • Will_Likes_Vinyl's avatar
    Wait til November 26th for the brilliant adventure box set to release. there is gonna be reissue of this album and much cheaper than a hundred bucks
    • Suendenfall's avatar
      Edited 2 years ago bought a sealed 1997 Vinyl copy from the RCA pressing for 10.- EUR. Brilliant pressing, no surface noise and killer sound. Many people don't like the album. Because Bowie was evolving. He never stopped. He didn't follow any trends. Drum'n bass has been around for a long time. He showed that his music always worked. The only album that I really resent Bowie, is: ALL the remixers on the album showed that they had no idea about good music. Above all David Guetta. Throwaway music for the throwaway society. "Earthling" is light years away from that. Just compare both!

      • Mouse_Man's avatar
        never thought I would have heard the amen break on a david bowie song
        • ThaPrinz's avatar
          Yes really time for a remastered reissue on heavyweight vinyl !
          • cdeschenes's avatar
            We need a repress of this. I really want this in my collection, but not for over $200, ugh.
            • mcorba's avatar
              Those two extra live tracks that were not included on cd are included on this deluxe cd version from 2004.
              • rhorhorho's avatar
                My copy has distribution code F:BM 720 and Mould SID Code 8706.
                • Lord-CBD's avatar
                  Must say, one of the best albums I have ever heard so far in my life.
                  Top five. Belongs with Abbey Road and Behaviour.


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