David BowieThe Buddha Of Suburbia

Label:Parlophone – DB 92012, ISO Records – DB 92012, Parlophone – 0190295253400, ISO Records – 0190295253400
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Stereo
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Art Rock, Pop Rock


A1Buddha Of Suburbia
Composed ByBowie*
A2Sex And The Church
Composed ByBowie*
A3South Horizon
Composed ByBowie*
PianoMike Garson
B1The Mysteries
Composed ByBowie*
B2Bleed Like A Craze, Dad
Composed ByBowie*
DrumsRob Clydesdale
Drums, Bass, Guitar3D Echo
Performer [3D Echo]Paul Davidson (6)
PianoMike Garson
C1Strangers When We Meet
Composed ByBowie*
C2Dead Against It
Composed ByBowie*
C3Untitled No. 1
Composed ByBowie*
D1Ian Fish, U.K. Heir
Composed ByBowie*
D2Buddha Of Suburbia
Composed ByBowie*
Featuring, Guitar [Rock Mix]Lenny Kravitz

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Stand alone breakout release from the boxed set Brilliant Adventure [1992-2001].

Produced and mixed at Mountain Studio, Montreux, Switzerland
Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux and O'Henry Sound, Burbank
Piano recording at O'Henry Sound, Burbank

Remastered at AIR Mastering, London

Design at Reiner Design Consultants
Remaster design at Gas Associates, London, 2020.

Lenny Kravitz appears courtesy of Virgin Records

All songs published by North America - Tintoretto Music (BMI) administered by RZO Music, Inc. Rest of World - Tintoretto Music/RZO Music Ltd.

On spine: 0190295253400 (DB 92012)

On back cover: Originally ℗ 1993, remaster ℗ 2021 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd. © 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. © 2021 Parlophone Records Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company. GEMA/MCPS. Made in Germany. 0190295253400. DB 92012.

Sticker on shrink wrap states "Official Bowie 75".

Runouts are etched, with mirrored characters at the end

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 190295 253400
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0190295253400
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Label Code: LC30419
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): DB 92012A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): DB 92012B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side C): DB 92012C
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side D): DB 92012D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): BK08568-01 A1 T1 0190295253400-01
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): BK08568-01 B1 0190295253400-01 1 -
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, variant 1): BK11074-01 C1 0190295253400 - 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, variant 1): BK08568-01 D1 0190295253400-02 1 | 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): 0190295253400-01 BK 08568-01 A1 1△
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): 0190295253400-01 BK 08568-01 B1 21
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, variant 2): 0190295253400 BK 11074-02 C1 1I+
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, variant 2): 0190295253400-02 BK 08568-02 D1 1I=

Other Versions (5 of 33)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Buddha Of Suburbia (CD, Album)Arista, Arista74321 170042, 74321 17004 2Europe1993
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The Buddha Of Suburbia (Cassette, Album)Arista74321 17004 4Europe1993
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The Buddha Of Suburbia (CD, Album, Box Set, Album, Limited Edition, Special Edition, PVC Case Pack, Book)Arista, BMG International4321178222UK1993
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The Buddha Of Suburbia (CD, Album, Club Edition)Arista74321 170042Canada1993
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The Buddha Of Suburbia (Cassette, Album, Promo)AristanoFrance1993



  • CriticalMaasCollect's avatar
    This one is mastered quite loud on vinyl, compared with 1.Outside, almost like a 45rpm reissue.
    • flowerbed's avatar
      I've washed the second disc but 'Ian Fish UK Heir' is still as crackly as a bowl of Rice Krispies.
      I'm late coming to this album so I've only just found that 'static' was used on the track. Although I also discovered some people claim there's an official mix without the crackle! With the state of new vinyl these days I wouldn't be at all surprised if the vinyl crackle is a fault. It seems excessive. I'm aware it comes to a stop before the final track but with such quiet music and tight grooves, one wonders!
      I've listened to some YouTube uploads and not heard one with the same amount of vinyl crackle as my copy. So that's probably conclusive.
      Any thoughts on this from other purchasers of the vinyl reissue would be much appreciated.
      Have I got a faulty copy?
      • 4737carling's avatar
        Its great to finally have this on vinyl it has a warm vinyl sound and depth of bass as it should have ...the cover should really have been gatefold for nearly £40 ..and the inners are awful ..very rough card with drab lifts from the cd booklet not really fond of this cover it really is Bowies comeback but sadly overlooked ...after the pop of the 80s and grungy tin machine it was overlooked as marketed as a soundtrack with even worse cover should have been repackaged with more respectful design ...the vinyl though sounds good though I did have one track with couple of seconds of scratch sound ...recommended highly for the music
        • jetrocket's avatar
          Edited one year ago
          This is the go-to version of this wonderful Bowie album. Had this on cd for years and thought it middling at best. The vinyl edition really focused my listening and hearing of this project, bringing forward the detailing and allowing a whole new appreciation of the song compositions. It's amazing how much relevance BIS has retained - both stylistically and thematically. The original production really holds up in 2022 and synthesizes all of the basic musical and lyrical tropes Bowie had utilized throughout the years up to that point. The result is that it today, feels familiar and modern if not prescient. I think serious musical artists are still mining the rich veins of music that Bowie has left us. I believe this project will only grow in stature and appreciation in the years to come and the value of this edition will increase. Grab one while it is still in print.
          • Waldropg's avatar
            One of the best David Bowie albums of all time and I will stand by that forever
            • Rob_Byrne's avatar
              At last! Since I regained the vinyl habit in 2011 this has been my personal holy grail. Bowie really returned to form with this breathtaking collection of melodic songs and atmospheric instrumentals, and it’s such a shame that it was promoted so poorly on its initial release (and, indeed, not issued on vinyl). Thankfully this edition makes up for all that, with a rich, enveloping sound and a dead-silent sound floor. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
              • Jitterbugboy's avatar
                Edited one year ago
                Does anyone know why they added a static sound effect to Ian Fish, U.K. Heir? Prior reissues didn't have it. But it's been added to this and the digital box set version. My copies from the 2007 CD and the version from All Saints don't have the crackly static this version and the box set version does have.
                • tomionvinyl's avatar
                  Dead silent, bass-heavy, rich sounding… a worthy pressing of a remarkable yet criminally overlooked album. No wonder why it was one of the favourites of the legend himself. If you can only get one of the ‘90s Bowie re-issues, go for this one.

                  I would’ve appreciated the addition of lyrics, though – they could’ve fit easily as it’s not a very wordy album.


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