Album release:, a limited edition double CD album by David Bowie, was released on 13 September 2000.

The album was made available only online, and included a mix of live tracks and remixes from the Earthling Tour. It contained 10 tracks, made up evenly of songs from 1. Outside and Earthling.

David Bowie – album cover

Bowie had hoped for the album to have a full commercial release, but his label Virgin declined to issue it.

Unfortunately Virgin refused to put it out after it was submitted in late winter 1998. Aside from the obvious, the bad news was that in the amount of time spent by David, Mark Plati and myself compiling and editing, we could have written and recorded the follow-up Earthling album that I’d hoped we’d do.
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The Complete David Bowie, Nicholas Pegg

The various live tracks were initially made available as digital downloads to BowieNet members, and in September 2000 the two-CD set was given away to subscribers.

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