|Produced by Bowie|
|Released on 1974|
|no chart information|
|Find it at GEMM|
D iamond Dogs began as a concept album based on George Orwell’s 1984 (it may have ended up that way too, since I forget the exact details of Orwell’s book), with “1984” its most visible offspring. Good track, not one of my favorites from the album, but any song is bound to be found wanting next to “TVC 15.” The original single featured “Queen Bitch” on the flip (from Hunky Dory, I know, but Diamond Dogs was just so full chocked full of hits, he chuckled). Fast forward to 1984, when a brave new world of marketing folks realized that they could re-sell Bowie’s back catalog under the aegis of digital remasters, which of course they did. They even had the hubris to cull another compilation from the exercise, Fame And Fashion, from whence the 1984 single is drawn. Lest I chastise them too strongly, I did buy the single, so they won that battle. The remasters sound excellent, although in lieu of the digital remasters from 1990 or 1999 or the 100-bit holographic remasters I can look forward to in the future, it’s not essential. I knew that in 1984 too, but I don’t put any more thought into Bowie purchases than a gesundheit anyway.
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US||1974||RCA||7PRO||JH-10026||feat. A mono on flip|
|JPN||1974||RCA||7"||SS-2404||picture sleeve, see JPN listing|
|US||January 1984||RCA||7"||PB-13769||digital remaster, see listing above|
|US||January 1984||RCA||12||PD-13770||digital remaster, see listing above|
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