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Fame 90


David Bowie
“Fame 90”
1990 Rykodisc (US)
RCD5 1018

01 Fame 90 (Queen Latifah’s Rap Version) 04:10
02 Fame 90 (House Mix) 05:59
03 Fame 90 (Gass Mix) 03:40
04 Fame 90 (Hip Hop Mix) 06:01
05 Fame 90 (Absolutely Nothing Premeditated/Epic Mix) 14:25

David Bowie’s 1975 single “Fame”, co-written with John Lennon and Carlos Alomar, was revisited in 1990 as part of the ‘Sound+Vision’ back catalog reissue project. Released to promote the “Changesbowie” collection, “Fame 90” includes a subtle update by Jon Gass, along with more radical revisions from Arthur Baker and David Barratt. Additionally, another new version produced by DJ Mark James (aka The 45 King) features a young Queen Latifah. Bowie purists may have been shaking their heads at this one; however, credit The Thin White Duke for always taking chances and breaking new ground.

HELP > Anyone have the 3 track US promo CD?

The 900 Number EP


01 The 900 Number (Original Mix)
02 The 900 Number (45 King Remix)
03 The 900 Number (Lakim Shabazz Acappella Vocal)
04 The 900 Number (Ced Gee Remix 1)
05 The 900 Number (Ced Gee Remix 2)
06 The 900 Number (Ced Gee Remix 3)
07 The 900 Number (YZ Acappella Vocal)

INFO > Hip Hop track “The 900 Number” first appeared on The 45 King’s (Mark James) 1988 EP “The King Is Here!” The tune is simply an endless loop of the intro to Marva Whitney’s “Unwind Yourself”, produced by James Brown in 1968. MC Lakim Shabazz contributed a rap for the 1990 single release; however, the original instrumental remains the most well-known and often-sampled version.