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David Bowie / New single + new 3CD set, “Nothing Has Changed”

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Parlophone Label Group will issue Nothing Has Changed, a three-CD David Bowie compilation that really is truly career-spanning, since it starts back in 1964 with Liza Jane and brings the story right up to date with James Murphy’s ‘Hello Steve Reich Mix’ of Love Is Lost from last year. Even better, Nothing Has Changed will feature a brand new song especially recorded for the collection by Tony Visconti.

The 59-track three-CD deluxe set starts with the new song called Sue (or In A Season of Crime), and works backwards with disc one ending with the single version of Strangers When We Meet (taken from 1995’s Outside). Fans will probably be pleased to note that an effort has been made to include single and radio edits throughout this compilation (with the compilers keeping half an eye on running times).

Disc two starts in the early nineties with perhaps Bowie’s most underrated single The Buddha Of Suburbia and – ignoring Tin Machine – works back through the eighties. The ‘MM remix’ of Time Will Crawl (first issued on 2008 freebie iSelect) is preferred over the album version, and all the singles from Let’s Dance are included along with three out of the four 45s from 1980’s Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps).

The so-called ‘Berlin Trilogy’ (Low, Heroes and Lodger) are represented by a only a trilogy of tracks, but as we move into the final disc there’s a reasonable gathering of songs from Bowie’s early ’70s period and the set ends in the sixties with Silly Boy Blue (from 1967’s David Bowie album), You’ve Got A Habit Of Leaving (a single from 1965 under the name Davy Jones (& The Lower Third)) and the aforementioned Liza Jane, recorded by a 17 year old David Bowie (released as Davie Jones with the King Bees).

Rarities along the way include the previously unreleased Let Me Sleep Beside You from the ‘TOY’ sessions, the download only Your Turn To Drive making it’s debut on CD and the 2001 re-recording of the 1971 outtake Shadow Man (from the Slow Burn CD single).

There is a two-CD version of Nothing Has Been Changed, which ignores all the really early stuff and has a more conventional chronological running order. This cut down version still features the brand new song. A 2LP double vinyl set seemingly abandons any attempt at a logical song order and randomly scatters the decades around, presumably to make the timings work.

Nothing Has Been Changed will be issued on 17 November and on the same day in the UK, the new song, Sue (or In A Season of Crime), will be released as a limited edition 10-inch vinyl single. The USA get the physical single as a Black Friday 2014 exclusive 10-inch on November 28th. Both the UK and US versions of the 10-inch will feature another exclusive 2014 recording on the B-side: ‘Tis A Pity She’s A Whore.

Please note: There is no official artwork issued yet for Nothing Has Been Changed.

Update 8/10/14: New artwork and links below.


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Nothing Has Changed / 3CD Deluxe Edition  

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Nothing Has Changed / 2CD Edition

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Nothing Has Changed / 2LP Double vinyl

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Limited 10-inch vinyl / “Sue (or In A Season of Crime)” 


Track Listings

3CD Deluxe Edition

CD 1:

Sue (or In A Season Of Crime) (7.40)
Where Are We Now? (4.09)
Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA Edit) (4.07)
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) (3.57)
New Killer Star (radio edit) (3.42)
Everyone Says ‘Hi’ (edit) (3.29)
Slow Burn (radio edit) (3.55)
Let Me Sleep Beside You (3.14)
Your Turn To Drive (4.44)
Shadow Man (4.48)
Seven (Marius De Vries mix) (4.12)
Survive (Marius De Vries mix) (4.18)
Thursday’s Child (radio edit) (4.25)
I’m Afraid Of Americans (V1) (clean edit) (4.30)
Little Wonder (edit) (3.40)
Hallo Spaceboy (PSB Remix) (with The Pet Shop Boys) (4.23)
Heart’s Filthy Lesson (radio edit) (3.32)
Strangers When We Meet (single version) (4.21)

CD 2:

Buddha Of Suburbia (4.24)
Jump They Say (radio edit) (3.53)
Time Will Crawl (MM remix) (4.18)
Absolute Beginners (single version) (5.35)
Dancing In The Street (with Mick Jagger) (3.20)
Loving The Alien (single remix) (4.45)
This Is Not America (with The Pat Metheny Group) (3.51)
Blue Jean (3.11)
Modern Love (single version) (3.56)
China Girl (single version) (4.15)
Let’s Dance (single version) (4.08)
Fashion (single version) (3.25)
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (single version) (3.32)
Ashes To Ashes (single version) (3.35)
Under Pressure (with Queen) (3.56)
Boys Keep Swinging (3.17)
‘Heroes’ (single version) (3.35)
Sound And Vision (3.03)
Golden Years (single version) (3.27)
Wild Is The Wind (2010 Harry Maslin Mix) (5.58)

CD 3:

Fame (4.14)
Young Americans (2007 Tony Visconti mix single edit) (3.13)
Diamond Dogs (5.56)
Rebel Rebel (4.28)
Sorrow (2.53)
Drive-In Saturday (4.29)
All The Young Dudes (3.08)
The Jean Genie (original single mix) (4.05)
Moonage Daydream (4.40)
Ziggy Stardust (3.12)
Starman (original single mix) (4.10)
Life On Mars? (2003 Ken Scott Mix) (3.49)
Oh! You Pretty Things (3.11)
Changes (3.33)
The Man Who Sold The World (3.56)
Space Oddity (5.12)
In The Heat Of The Morning (3.00)
Silly Boy Blue (3.54)
Can’t Help Thinking About Me (2.46)
You’ve Got A Habit Of Leaving (2.32)
Liza Jane (2.18)

2CD Edition

CD 1:
Space Oddity (5.12)
The Man Who Sold The World (3.56)
Changes (3.33)
Oh! You Pretty Things (3.11)
Life On Mars? (3.49)
Starman (original single mix) (4.10)
Ziggy Stardust (3.12)
Moonage Daydream (4.40)
The Jean Genie (original single mix) (4.05)
All The Young Dudes (3.08)
Drive-In Saturday (4.29)
Sorrow (2.53)
Rebel Rebel (4.28)
Young Americans (original single edit) (3.13)
Fame (4.14)
Golden Years (single version) (3.27)
Sound And Vision (3.03)
‘Heroes’ (single version) (3.35)
Boys Keep Swinging (3.17)
Fashion (single version) (3.25)
Ashes To Ashes (single version) (3.35)

CD 2:
Under Pressure (with Queen) (3.56)
Let’s Dance (single version) (4.08)
China Girl (single version) (4.15)
Modern Love (single version) (3.56)
Blue Jean (3.11)
This Is Not America (with The Pat Metheny Group) (3.51)
Dancing In The Street (with Mick Jagger) (3.20)
Absolute Beginners (edit) (4.46)
Jump They Say (radio edit) (3.53)
Hallo Spaceboy (Pet Shop Boys remix) (with The Pet Shop Boys) (4.23)
Little Wonder (edit) (3.40)
I’m Afraid Of Americans V1 (clean edit) (4.30)
Thursday’s Child (radio edit) (4.25)
Everyone Says ‘Hi’ (3.29)
New Killer Star (radio edit) (3.42)
Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA Edit) (4.07)
Where Are We Now? (4.09)
Sue (or In A Season Of Crime) (7.40)

2LP Double Vinyl

SIDE 1:
Let’s Dance (single version) (4.08)
Ashes To Ashes (single version) (3.35)
‘Heroes’’ (single version) (3.35)
Changes (3.33)
Life On Mars? (3.49)

SIDE 2:
Space Oddity (5.12)
Starman (original single mix) (4.10)
Ziggy Stardust (3.12)
The Jean Genie (original single mix) (4.05)
Rebel Rebel (4.28)

SIDE 3:
Golden Years (single version) (3.27)
Fame (4.14)
Sound And Vision (3.03)
Under Pressure (3.56) – Queen & David Bowie
Sue (or In A Season Of Crime) (7.40)

SIDE 4:
Hallo Spaceboy (Pet Shop Boys remix) – with The Pet Shop Boys (4.23)
China Girl (single version) (4.15)
Modern Love (single version) (3.56)
Absolute Beginners (single version) (5.35)
Where Are We Now? (4.09)


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Nothing Has Changed / 3CD Deluxe Edition  

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Nothing Has Changed / 2CD Edition

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Nothing Has Changed / 2LP Double vinyl

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Limited 10-inch vinyl / “Sue (or In A Season of Crime)” 


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37 responses to David Bowie / New single + new 3CD set, “Nothing Has Changed”

  1. bob says:

    Shame that one of my all time favourite Bowie singles is missing, John Ime only dancing,

  2. adam shaw says:

    Its a good best of and now up to date , but there have been so many . Now the Dame has got his catalogue back , I think I will wait for the reissues that are bound to follow , hopefully with some rare tracks on them .

  3. Fred Smith says:

    What about the single version of ‘Fame’ ?

  4. Francis says:

    Yet another David Bowie collection that does not include his famous track “The Laughing Gnome”. Okay, although not a great song is it one of his most well known and was a hit.

  5. claudio says:

    …there will be a cd single containing both the 2 new songs?

  6. omar says:

    The 3cd set is much better.

  7. Mic Smith says:

    I feel pretty excited by this release – the first that attempts to cover all periods of Bowie’s amazing career – the omission of Tin Machine aside.

    It does make the forthcoming S + V box seem fairly pointless unless one mixes the two up and removes any duplicated tracks.

    Why is it that the two are appearing so close to each other?

  8. probablyrustin says:

    A few omissions are a bit weird – as mentioned “John, I’m Only Dancing” seems extremely obvious to include. Also a bit pathetic that only three tracks from all three Berlin albums make it on while THREE singles from the forgettable “Hours” are included.

    In general though I like the scope of the set, I’ve never been into sets that use reverse chronological running order – it just doesn’t make much sense or sound as good for the listener (whereas hearing a progression through time is pretty cool for artists like Bowie). I guess I’ll just have to reshuffle this into my own version…

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes, far too generous to Hours. That should have really just had one track from it. I quite like the reverse chronology actually. I guess it might ‘force’ people to focus on some material that they’d otherwise perhaps not get because of focusing too much on 70s and early 80s

  9. DaveDogFacedBoy says:

    Don’t knock the Gnome!

    Fun little song, great use of varispeed vocals, sound effects and I like Bowie’s (genuine or not) audible amusement throughout.

    Hard to boil the Dame down to 3 CDs but that’s a fair job

  10. Dean says:

    Well, it’s a no.

    Spend the time on Special Editions of the Berlin Years, and giving us a better overview of The Outside. A special Edition of Hunky Dory and Man Who Sold the World wouldn’t hurt either, they’re always ignored.

    And talking of ignored – stop ignoring Tin Machine. I know some hated them, I happened to think they were brilliant. There are some great live tracks which would make a stellar Special Edition for the first album.

    This though is just Meh.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Talking of Tin Machine, I’m a bit surprised they didn’t put his solo version of “I Can’t Read” on this. Better than I’m Afraid of Americans and the stuff off of “Hours”

  11. Echo says:

    I hope there will be endlessly a great master engineer doing his job. The last great mastered cd’s were still from his RCA period, so please, mr. Suits, save the dynamic range and give us fine tracks to listen at!

  12. Another best of, just what we need.

    I think the 3cd version with its odd running order is frankly both too much and too little.

    I would also like to see The Laughing Gnome on a Bowie comp but understand if the TWD hates it for being released in the middle of ziggymania and shooting up the charts.

    To me the 2cd version seems both more balanced and a better introduction to DB.

    • omar says:

      In my opinion the most notable exclusions on the 2cd set are Loving The Alien and Buddha Of Suburbia (some of his best tracks). There’s easily enough room for both of them.

      • Paul Sinclair says:

        The 2CD set is basically pointless. Why would you not paid a few quid extra for the 3CD?

        • omar says:

          I agree Paul. The 2cd set i’m sure is for the casual music buying public. All diehards will probably get the 3cd set as well as the vinyl.

  13. graham says:

    Just the 10″ for the two new tracks for me

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Wouldn’t have minded a CD single personally…

      • Michael says:

        Yes, I wish there was a cd-single coming out for the new single and b-side. I don’t buy records anymore, but I guess everyone wants to cater to that boutique share of the market since you can price higher with fancy looking limited edition records. I don’t see why they can’t do both, though.

  14. Eric says:

    I tried to distill all the Bowie singles/key tracks into an anthology, and it ended up as 6CDs – I called it BOWIE19642014 in tribute to the old CHANGESONEBOWIE styled compilations. No way you can get it down to 2 or 3 discs and avoid some glaring omissions (You Belong In Rock & Roll, Prisoner Of Love, the title track from Never Let Me Down, etc etc).

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  16. leo says:

    The biggest mistake was leaving out holy holy the original single version which would have been it’s first ever digital release and remains totally unreleased since its original jan 71 release.
    Other notable omissions include the rare edits of John I’m only dancing again and dj, a first release on a compilation for the underrated pretty pink rose.the excellent baby universal and dead man walking and the very catchy miracle goodnight.also there was a rare promo edit of looking for satellites which would have been a nice touch.

    • Andreas says:

      Far prefer the excellent raw/70s sounding ‘Black Tie White Noise’ to the overproduced ‘Miracle Goodnight’ . . .just wish he’d done it with Luther Vandross!
      Yep – ‘Dead Man Walking’ is a grerat track . . .

  17. James says:

    Nice point about ‘Pretty Pink Rose’ – that would have been great. But I’m actually pretty excited about this compilation. No actual tracks I don’t own (apart from the new one), but the edits and remixes will be new to me.

  18. Brian says:

    The vinyl version looks totally unimpressive. Why no Your Turn to Drive or Toy on vinyl. Well actually Let Me Sleep Beside You is the weakest rack off Toy. It should have been London Boys.

  19. Andreas says:

    One track off ‘Hours’ would have been fine (‘Survive’). Not much off the Berlin Trilogy … ‘Be My Wife’, ‘Look Back in Anger’, ‘DJ’ . . . . and how about the Georgio Moroder version of ‘Cat People’ (NOT the Let’s Dance album version) – amazing epic track!

  20. bob says:

    Actually, Thursday’s Child single from Hours is one of my favourite later Bowie singles. He sings it in his ‘vulnerable’ voice, same as Where Are We Now.
    Having thought about it I think the 3cd version is pretty good. However I would have included John I’m Only Dancing, DJ and TVC15 in place of maybe Jagger duet and 2 others.
    I hope it has good packaging.

  21. An odd compilation, but for die hard fans who have everything, you’d only buy this for its collect-ability. As others have said, I’ve ordered the 10″ and that’ll do for me :-)

    I suppose when you have an artist whose repertoire spans six decades, and your remit is to assemble a compilation, there will inevitably be some omissions or inclusions that don’t go down well with the fan base. But the hardcore fans will already have most, if not all, of this stuff bar the new song. So I don’t understand some people’s frustrations. If this was a specific project to release rarities, etc., then yes, I could grasp the concerns.

    I am more disappointed that this wasn’t a new album announcement.

  22. Michael says:

    There are always complaints about omission that could be made. Personally I’d have loved to have some version of “Miracle Goodnight” on the comp. “Jump They Say” is always the track used from Black Tie/White Noise.

    I’m surprised only that “Dancing in the Street” is included again. I thought that would have been dropped down the memory hole by now.

  23. martin says:

    Dancing In The Streets?? Please no , that awful jumpsuit.

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  26. Mark Sawyer says:

    Never on CD, their addition would have made this worth having:
    Holy Holy (original single)
    Heros (ie the French version, excuse lack of accent)
    Cat People (the 1982 Moroder version, in the epic 9.20 mix only issued in Australia!).

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