All Saints album coverRecorded: 1977-1999
Producers: David Bowie, Tony Visconti, Nile Rodgers, David Richards, Reeves Gabrels, Kurt Muckacsi, Michael Riesman

Released: 1993; 9 July 2001




David Bowie released two versions of All Saints, a collection of instrumental tracks taken from Low, “Heroes”, Black Tie White Noise, The Buddha Of Suburbia, and Philip Glass’s Low Symphony.

The compilations were named after ‘All Saints’, a piece of music first released in 1991 as a bonus track on the Rykodisc reissue of Low.

Bowie compiled the first All Saints collection in 1993, and privately pressed 150 copies to give to family and friends as a Christmas gift. It contained two compact discs, and swiftly became a collector’s item.

The second edition was a single-disc set, and was released in 2001 by Virgin/EMI. Its full title was All Saints: Collected Instrumentals 1977–1999.

The 1993 collection contained four tracks not found on the later version: ‘South Horizon’, ‘Pallas Athena’, ‘The Wedding’, and ‘Looking For Lester’. The 2001 version, meanwhile, contained ‘Crystal Japan’ and ‘Brilliant Adventure’.

The versions of ‘Some Are’ on both versions was not the Low-era outtake, but the version from Philip Glass’s Low Symphony.

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