The Singles Collection (David Bowie album)

The Singles Collection
BowieSinglesCollectionCover.jpg
UK release cover
Compilation album by
Released 16 November 1993
Recorded 1969–1993
Genre
Length 154:14
Label
David Bowie chronology
The Buddha of Suburbia
(1993)
The Singles Collection
(1993)
Santa Monica '72
(1994)
David Bowie compilation chronology
Early On (1964–1966)
(1991)
The Singles Collection
(1993)
Rarestonebowie
(1995)
Alternative covers
Cover of The Singles 1969 to 1993 US release
Cover of The Singles 1969 to 1993 US release
Alternative cover
Cover of the Dutch 1997 reissue
Cover of the Dutch 1997 reissue

The Singles Collection is a compilation album by English musician David Bowie, released in 1993 in the UK and (with some changes) as The Singles 1969 to 1993 in the United States. The Australian release had the same track listing as the UK version, but the two discs were released as separate albums, The Singles Collection 1 (with a cover identical to the UK release) and The Singles Collection 2 (with the same cover but recoloured green).

Despite the album name, some of the tracks were never released as singles by Bowie.

The first 40,000 copies of the original 1993 American CD release included a third disc containing a single track, "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy", a duet by Bowie and Bing Crosby taken from Bing's 1977 Christmas television special.

Track listing

All songs written by David Bowie except where noted.

UK version

(*) = not on the U.S. version

U.S. version

(*) = Not on the UK version

Charts

Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[16] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[17] 2Γ— Gold 200,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[18] Platinum 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[19] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] Platinum 300,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References

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  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press.
  3. ^ The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. 2004. pp. 97–98.
  4. ^ Cavanagh, David (December 1993). "David Bowie: The Singles Collection". Select. p. 95. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  5. ^ Sheffield 1995, p. 55.
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  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – David Bowie – The Singles Collection" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – David Bowie – The Singles Collection" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – David Bowie – The Singles Collection" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – David Bowie – The Singles Collection" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – David Bowie – The Singles Collection" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Charts.nz – David Bowie – The Singles Collection". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – David Bowie – The Singles Collection". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  14. ^ "David Bowie | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  15. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 1997". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  16. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Single 1969-1993 – David Bowie". Music Canada. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  17. ^ "French album certifications – The Singles Collection – David Bowie" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 18 November 2021. Select THE SINGLES COLLECTION and click OK. 
  18. ^ "Dutch album certifications – The Singles Collection – David Bowie" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 25 May 2019. Enter David Bowie in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  19. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – David Bowie – Singles Collection". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  20. ^ "British album certifications – The Singles Collection – David Bowie". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 May 2019.Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type David Bowie in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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