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V/A: Bowie Mania

Bowie Mania

  • Formats (editor / manufacturer / distributor, date)
    CD Digipak (Ardi Song / Sony DADC / Naïve, 20/07/2007): 
    3 298490 915424 (NS 91542)
    CD (Ardi Song / / Naïve, 20/07/2007): 
    3 298490 915561 (NS 91556)
    Promo CD-R (Ardi Song / / Naïve, 2007): 
    NS 91542
This release - compiled by Béatrice Ardisson, wife of French TV presenter Thierry Ardisson - is part of a Mania series of tribute albums. This one focuses on covers of David Bowie songs.

Like a few other compilations (Uncut’s Starman, Q’s Ultimate Songwriters) it features the cover of ‘Life On Mars’ as performed by Neil Hannon & Yann Tiersen at his Black Session which was released as an album.

The CD was released in various packaging.

The digipak

Image The regular digipak features a silvered artwork, and a booklet under the front cover.


The cardsleeve

Image Another release also exists, coming in a simple card sleeve. The CD seems to be the same as the digipak edition, and the back cover features a different bar code.

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The promo

Image The promo CD also comes in a card sleeve. It has the same front cover, but on the back does not feature a bar code. Instead it is written ‘PROMO CD / NOT FOR RESALE’ (in French tough). The CD is plain white and also mentions it is not for resale.

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