You must see the movie...
Bowie tunes feature on two recent CD compilations that I know the completists among you like to be kept informed about. First up is a double CD, HOLLYWOOD COOL which features "cool cuts from the movies".
The following three Bowie-related tunes are included on disc one:
Rebel Rebel - David Bowie [Charlie's Angels Full Throttle]
Under Pressure - David Bowie/Queen [Grosse Pointe Blank]
Lust For Life - Iggy Pop [Trainspotting]
Not an essential release, I know, but if you want the Rebel Rebel remake on CD you may feel this album is a better compilation than the Charlie's Angels Full Throttle soundtrack. Obviously the 30th Anniversary 2CD edition of Diamond Dogs also contains the track on the bonus disc, and is a better bet than both these compilations in the unlikely event that you don't already have it. Speaking of Diamond Dogs...
Next up is the soundtrack of the Australian film, Three Dollars, details of which were sent in by BowieNetter Adam D who runs the excellent
"The screenplay had what you could call a naive optimism when mentioning specific songs and performers that included Elvis, Joy Division, Chet Baker and Bowie - Australian films just don't have the budgets to afford performers at that level, but a nothing is impossible attitude from our music supervisor Michaela Kalowski, and strong enthusiasm towards the film from the music industry, helped us over the line. So we have finally have a soundtrack with Joy Division's 'Transmission', Bowie's 'We Are The Dead' from Diamond Dogs (Eddie as a child quotes from the lyrics "Be elusive, but don't walk far"), Elvis Presley's version of Joe South's 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes', and Chet Baker's 'My Funny Valentine'."
Here's the sleeve and the full album tracklisting:
01 DAVID BOWIE: We Are The Dead (David Bowie)
02 GELBISON: Keep It Clean (E and N Kahn)
03 JOY DIVISION: Transmission (Joy Division)
04 DORIS SVENSSON: Whispering Pines (Robbie Robertson/Richard Manuel)
05 ELVIS PRESLEY: Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Joe South)
06 CHET BAKER: My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart)
07 DIED PRETTY: Sweetheart (Ronald Peno/ Brett Myers)
08 ICE NINE: This Is Noam (Adrian Lanker)
09 JOLIE HOLLAND: Darlin Ukelele (Jolie Holland)
10 Three Dollars - Titles (Alan John)
11 Ode to Joy featuring Miritana Hughes vocals, and Llew Kiek ukelele (Alan John)
12 Claremont's Land (Alan John)
13 Fading Light/Crossroads/Overtime (Alan John)
14 Through with Love featuring Phillip Slater trumpet (Alan John)
15 Alfred's Money (Alan John)
16 Deadlands (Alan John)
17 Abby (Alan John)
18 Integrity The Sacking/Spiraldown/Bin search (Alan John)
19 The Bashing/Three Dollars - Coda (Alan John)
Finally, today also sees the release of the Region 1 triple DVD set: The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons, that was put back a couple of weeks from the original date we gave you back in May. (05.23.05 NEWS: DICK CAVETT DVD DETAILS, PLUS NO IOW DVD) Please accept my apologies for the extremely childish and unnecessarily rude headline, but how could I resist such a lovely double entendre.