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Something I found on spotify. †Must have been fun to re-make the songs. †Cant say Mondays is any good though!

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For those completists who have to have every version, the original LPs....

Diamond Smiles - Vol 77 (1979)

Elephant's Graveyard (Guilty) - Vol 84 (1981)

I Don't Like Mondays - Vol 75 (1979)/Best of 1979 (1979)

Like Clockwork - Vol 67 (1978)

Mary Of The Fourth Form - Vol 63 (1977)

Rat Trap - Vol 69 (1978)/Best of 1978 (1978)

She's So Modern - Vol 66 (1978)

Someone's Looking At You - Vol 78 (1980)

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ArrGee wrote:

For those completists who have to have every version, the original LPs....

Diamond Smiles - Vol 77 (1979)

Elephant's Graveyard (Guilty) - Vol 84 (1981)

I Don't Like Mondays - Vol 75 (1979)/Best of 1979 (1979)

Like Clockwork - Vol 67 (1978)

Mary Of The Fourth Form - Vol 63 (1977)

Rat Trap - Vol 69 (1978)/Best of 1978 (1978)

She's So Modern - Vol 66 (1978)

Someone's Looking At You - Vol 78 (1980)


†Some of the lyric alterations/ guesses are hilarious!



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Who were these albums aimed at? People who couldn't afford cheap KTel compilations or connoisseurs of ersatz semi camp muzak. Must have been interesting working in the marketing department! Wonder how much they sell for on Ebay or anywhere?



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Who were these albums aimed at? People who couldn't afford cheap KTel compilations or connoisseurs of ersatz semi camp muzak. Must have been interesting working in the marketing department! Wonder how much they sell for on Ebay or anywhere?


https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=top+of+the+pops+lp&_sacat=0&_sop=15&_pgn=1&_blrs=recall_filtering

£4 up These days

As I recall there were about the price of a couple of singles at Woolworths back in the day (about 99p). †I had one of them from the early 1970s. †Suspect they just duped suckers into thinking they were getting the singles on one LP.†

The KTel/Ronco LPs were awful. Groove crammed. †I had a stack of them which I ditched when CDs came†along. †Some of them are now sought after as they have rare versions of songs on them. †The first appearance of the re-recorded Shes So Modern was on one of them.†

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Modern-Rockers/release/5858079

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K Tel did issue a Best of Bowie in 1980, which is probably the most desired K Tel record as it has mixes that are/were pretty unique. Some of the mixes have appeared on the countless reissues this century, but not all of them. Luckily I have a version from back in the day.

www.illustrated-db-discography.nl/Compi.htm%2080%20LP

The Best Of Bowie Editions on vinyl
(K-tel NE 1111), December 1980 (UK)
Space Oddity/Life On Mars/Starman/Rock 'N' Roll Suicide/John I'm Only Dancing/The Jean Genie/Breaking Glass (live)/Sorrow/Diamond Dogs/Young Americans/Fame/Golden Years/TVC 15/Sound And Vision/"Heroes"/Boys Keep Swinging.

Initial French and UK pressings incorrectly mention 'Drive-In Saturday' on the sleeve instead of 'Breaking Glass', which explains the chronological misplacement of this live track from Stage. There also is a French mispress (K-tel BLP 81001/NS 4119) that lists 'Breaking Glass' on the sleeve but plays 'Drive-In Saturday' instead and on the B-side replaces 'Young Americans' with 'Beauty And The Beast' and 'Breaking Glass'.

Released in a multitude of countries. The most common edition, released in the UK and many other countries, has single versions of Fame/Golden Years/TVC 15/"Heroes" and unique edits of 'Life On Mars' and 'Diamond Dogs'.

The Italian edition (K-tel TI 157) is quite different, as it features the full album version of 'Life On Mars' (instead of an edit fading at 3'36"), the original version of 'John I'm Only Dancing' (rather than the sax version), the Low version of 'Breaking Glass' (instead of the Stage version), a version of 'Diamond Dogs' that already fades at 3'05" (rather than the 4'37" edit), the US single version of 'Young Americans' (instead of the LP version), the album versions of 'Fame' and 'Golden Years', and the album version of 'TVC 15' fading at 3'36" (rather than the single edit).

The Spanish edition (K-tel 12L0224 5) contains edited versions of 'Diamond Dogs' (4'26"), Fame (3'17") and Golden Years (3'10").

The Australian/New Zealand edition (K-tel NA 580), finally, has unique edits of 'Diamond Dogs' (4'27"), 'Young Americans' (4'03"), 'Golden Years' (3'43"), 'TVC 15' (4'02") and "Heroes" (5'19").

A Radiospot promo cassette (K-tel RCM 2045) was distributed in The Netherlands, with a DJ announcing the tracks. This cassette erroneously features 'Sweet Thing' instead of 'Diamond Dogs'.







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