MOONAGE DAYDREAM: The Soundtrack (David Bowie film)

I don’t believe I’ve ever purchased a soundtrack without seeing the film. Until now. Moonage Daydream is an incredible mashup of Bowie music and dialogue.

The soundtrack is hardly just a collection of songs, it’s a David Bowie experience. If you’ve seen the film, you are one up on me. The soundtrack can stand on its own as an enjoyable listen. Most of these songs I’ve not heard like this. Live and remixed versions, edits that bleed into the next; a listen is akin a stroll through a light show at an amusement park at night, music swirling, tripping on dancing lights, the sound of the crowd.

Disc 1:

  1. “Time… one of the most complex expressions…”
  2. Ian Fish U.K. Heir (Moonage Daydream Mix 1)
  3. Hallo Spaceboy (Remix Moonage Daydream Edit)
  4. Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud (Live) (Stereo)
  5. All the Young Dudes (Live) (Stereo)
  6. Oh! You Pretty Things (Live) (Stereo)
  7. Life On Mars? (2016 Mix – Moonage Daydream Edit)
  8. Moonage Daydream (Live) (Stereo)
  9. Medley: The Jean Genie / Love Me Do / The Jean Genie (Live) (feat. Jeff Beck)
  10. The Light (Excerpt) – By Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  11. Warszawa (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
  12. Move On (Moonage Daydream A Cappella Mix Edit)
  13. Medley: Future Legend / Diamonds Dogs Intro / Cracked Actor
  14. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me (Live)
  15. Aladdin Sane (Moonage Daydream Edit)
  16. Subterraneans (2017 Remaster)
  17. Space Oddity (Moonage Daydream Mix)
  18. V-2 Schneider (2017 Remaster)

Disc 2:

  1. Sound And Vision (Moonage Daydream Mix)
  2. A New Career In A New Town (Moonage Daydream Mix)
  3. Word On A Wing (Moonage Daydream Mix Excerpt)
  4. “Heroes” (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
  5. D.J. (Moonage Daydream Mix)
  6. Ashes To Ashes (Moonage Daydream Mix)
  7. Move On (Moonage Daydream A Cappella Mix Edit)
  8. Moss Garden (Moonage Daydream Edit)
  9. Cygnet Committee / Lazarus (Moonage Daydream Mix)
  10. Memory Of A Free Festival (Harmonium Edit)
  11. Modern Love (Moonage Daydream Mix)
  12. Let’s Dance (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
  13. The Mysteries (Moonage Daydream Mix)
  14. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
  15. Ian Fish U.K. Heir (Moonage Daydream Mix 2)
  16. Word On A Wing (Moonage Daydream Mix)
  17. Hallo Spaceboy (Live Moonage Daydream Mix)
  18. I Have Not Been To Oxford Town (Moonage Daydream A Cappella Mix Edit)
  19. “Heroes”: IV. Sons Of The Silent Age (Excerpt) – By Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  20. (Moonage Daydream Film Mix Edit)
  21. Ian Fish U.K. Heir (Moonage Daydream Mix Excerpt)
  22. Memory Of A Free Festival (Moonage Daydream Mix Edit)
  23. Starman (2012 Remaster)
  24. “You’re aware of a deeper existence…”
  25. Changes (2015 Remaster)
  26. “Let me tell you one thing…”
  27. “Well you know what, this has been an incredible pleasure…”

4 thoughts on “MOONAGE DAYDREAM: The Soundtrack (David Bowie film)

  1. I’ve neither watched the film nor listened to the soundtrack, though I’m still considering it. I love David Bowie’s glam rock period and also like a good deal of his other songs. On the other hand, I listened to “Blackstar” when it came out, and it gave me the creeps. I’ve also heard other Bowie music that didn’t speak to me much. As such, I wouldn’t call myself an all-out fan.

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      1. Mike, I wanted to let you know that in the meantime I watched the Brett Morgen and to my surprise liked it much more than I had thought!

        Clearly, it’s not your typical music documentary or biopic but really a collage of live and other material Morgen had obtained from Bowie’s personal archives.

        I think it’s put together very well. Intriguingly, there is commentary from Bowie throughout the film, both in the form of monologues and interview footage. During the monolgues, Bowie essentially becomes the narrator of the film – pretty neatly done!

        I also liked most of the music, which heavily drew from the ’70s, especially the Ziggy Stardurst period, and the ’80s.

        Perhaps my only complaint is that at 135 minutes, the film is on the long side.

        Based on your positive reaction to the soundtrack, I think you’d like it as well.

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