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Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976)

Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976)
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Box set by
Released23 September 2016
RecordedJanuary 1974 – 23 March 1976
Length509:59 (12 CDs / 13 LPs)
ProducerProducer varies from album to album
David Bowie chronology
''Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976)''
Bowie Legacy
David Bowie retrospective box sets chronology
Five Years (1969–1973)
Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976)
A New Career in a New Town (1977–1982)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Mojo4/5 stars[3]
Uncut4/5 stars[4]
The Daily Telegraph5/5 stars[5]
PopMatters8/10 stars[6]
The Austin Chronicle4/5 stars[7]
Magnet5/5 stars[8]
Record Collector4/5 stars[9]
Under The Radar9/10 stars[10]
The Guardian5/5 stars[11]

Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976) is a box set by David Bowie, released on 23 September 2016, focused on the artist's "American Phase".[12][13][14] A follow-up to the 2015 compilation Five Years (1969–1973), Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976) covers the period of Bowie's career from 1974 to 1976 over twelve compact discs or thirteen LPs. Exclusive to the box sets is The Gouster, a previously unreleased album that eventually became Young Americans, and Re:Call 2, a new compilation of non-album singles, single versions, and B-sides that serves as the sequel to Re:Call 1 from Five Years.

The box set includes remastered editions of the studio albums Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, and Station to Station, the latter in its original and 2010 mixes. (The remix of Station to Station, by coproducer Harry Maslin, was first made available on the 2010 deluxe edition of that album.) It also includes David Live (in original and 2005 mixes) and Live Nassau Coliseum '76, a recording of Bowie's 23 March 1976 concert at Nassau Coliseum during his Isolar Tour, previously available on the 2010 special and deluxe editions of Station to Station.

The set comes with a hardcover book that includes photos from Eric Stephen Jacobs, Tom Kelley, backup singer Geoffrey MacCormack, Terry O'Neill, Steve Schapiro, and more, as well as liner notes penned by Bowie’s close collaborators Tony Visconti and Harry Maslin and a handwritten note from Bowie about The Gouster.[15]

Track listing

All the songs on each of the albums included are written by David Bowie, except where noted.

Diamond Dogs (2016 remaster)

Side 1
1."Future Legend"1:00
2."Diamond Dogs"6:04
3."Sweet Thing"3:39
5."Sweet Thing (Reprise)"2:32
6."Rebel Rebel"4:34
Total length:20:29
Side 2
7."Rock 'n' Roll with Me" (Bowie, Warren Peace (for the music))4:02
8."We Are the Dead"5:01
10."Big Brother"3:23
11."Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family"2:06
Total length:17:59 (38:28)

David Live (original mix) (2016 remaster)

Side 1
2."Rebel Rebel"2:40
3."Moonage Daydream"5:07
4."Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise)"8:33
Total length:19:41
Side 2
6."Suffragette City"3:41
7."Aladdin Sane"5:00
8."All the Young Dudes"4:18
9."Cracked Actor"3:25
Total length:19:58
Side 3
1."Rock 'n' Roll with Me" (Bowie, Peace (for the music))4:16
2."Watch That Man"5:04
3."Knock on Wood" (Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper)3:20
4."Diamond Dogs"6:29
Total length:19:09
Side 4
5."Big Brother"4:07
6."The Width of a Circle"8:11
7."The Jean Genie"5:17
8."Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"4:47
Total length:22:22 (81:10)

David Live (2005 mix) (2016 remaster)

Side 1
2."Rebel Rebel"2:41
3."Moonage Daydream"5:08
4."Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise)"8:35
Total length:19:46
Side 2
6."Suffragette City"3:42
7."Aladdin Sane"5:02
8."All the Young Dudes"4:14
Total length:16:33
Side 3
1."Cracked Actor"3:26
2."Rock 'n' Roll with Me" (Bowie, Peace (for the music))4:16
3."Watch That Man"5:05
4."Knock on Wood" (Floyd, Cropper)3:24
Total length:16:11
Side 4
5."Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" (Leroy Bonner, Joe Harris, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Dutch Robinson, Clarence Satchell, Gary Webster)3:48
6."Space Oddity"6:26
7."Diamond Dogs"6:26
Total length:16:40
Side 5
1."Panic in Detroit"5:39
2."Big Brother"4:10
Total length:15:12
Side 6
4."The Width of a Circle"8:10
5."The Jean Genie"5:19
6."Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"4:46
Total length:18:15 (102:37)
  • On the CD version of the album, all the tracks are in the same sequence on two discs: disc 1 ends at "Watch That Man", disc 2 starts at "Knock on Wood".

The Gouster (remastered tracks)

Side 1
1."John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)" (not on Young Americans, first released as a single in 1979)7:01
2."Somebody Up There Likes Me" (alternative early previously unreleased mix)6:32
3."It's Gonna Be Me" (not on Young Americans, first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of Young Americans in 1990. An alternative mix with strings was released on the 2007 EMI edition of Young Americans)6:30
Total length:20:03
Side 2
4."Who Can I Be Now?" (not on Young Americans, first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of Young Americans in 1990)4:42
5."Can You Hear Me" (alternative early previously unreleased version)5:24
6."Young Americans" (same version that ended up on Young Americans)5:17
7."Right" (alternative early previously unreleased version)4:40
Total length:20:03 (40:06)

Young Americans (2016 remaster)

Side 1
1."Young Americans"5:13
3."Fascination" (Bowie, Luther Vandross)5:48
Total length:20:10
Side 2
5."Somebody Up There Likes Me"6:36
6."Across the Universe" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)4:33
7."Can You Hear Me"5:08
8."Fame" (David Bowie, Carlos Alomar, John Lennon)4:21
Total length:20:38 (40:48)

Station to Station (2016 remaster)

Side 1
1."Station to Station"10:17
2."Golden Years"4:03
3."Word on a Wing"6:04
Total length:20:24
Side 2
4."TVC 15"5:35
6."Wild Is the Wind" (Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington)6:06
Total length:17:57 (38:21)

Station to Station (2010 Harry Maslin mix)

Side 1
1."Station to Station"10:18
2."Golden Years"4:03
3."Word on a Wing"5:55
Total length:20:16
Side 2
4."TVC 15"5:33
6."Wild Is the Wind" (Tiomkin, Washington)6:07
Total length:17:55 (38:11)

Live Nassau Coliseum '76 (2010 remaster)

Side 1
1."Station to Station"11:52
2."Suffragette City"3:30
3."Fame" (Bowie, Alomar, Lennon)4:01
Total length:19:23
Side 2
4."Word on a Wing"6:05
6."Waiting for the Man" (Lou Reed)6:19
7."Queen Bitch"3:12
Total length:23:00
Side 3
1."Life on Mars?"2:13
2."Five Years"5:04
3."Panic in Detroit" (with most of drum solo edited out)6:02
4."Changes" (with band intro)4:10
5."TVC 15"4:57
Total length:22:26
Side 4
6."Diamond Dogs"6:38
7."Rebel Rebel"4:06
8."The Jean Genie"7:25
Total length:18:09 (82:58)

Re:Call 2 (remastered tracks)

Side 1
1."Rebel Rebel" (original single mix)4:23
2."Diamond Dogs" (Australian single edit)3:00
3."Rebel Rebel" (U.S. single version)3:00
4."Rock 'n' Roll with Me" (live – promotional single edit)3:29
5."Panic in Detroit" (live)5:49
6."Young Americans" (original single edit)3:17
Total length:22:58
Side 2
7."Fame" (original single edit)3:34
8."Golden Years" (original single version)3:29
9."Station to Station" (original single edit)3:41
10."TVC 15" (original single edit)3:36
11."Stay" (original single edit)3:22
12."Word on a Wing" (original single edit)3:14
13."John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)" (1975) (single version)3:26
Total length:24:22 (47:20)


Chart (2016) Peak
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[16] 75
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[17] 35
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[18] 51
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[19] 80
French Albums (SNEP)[20] 63
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[21] 28
Irish Albums (IRMA)[22] 38
Italian Albums (FIMI)[23] 53
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[24] 38
Scottish Albums (OCC)[25] 20
UK Albums (OCC)[26] 21
US Billboard 200[27] 192


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