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hours - The Album

* * * * 4.35 out of 5 (157 votes)
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US  |  Japan  |  French Ltd Edition  |  Promo CD

First few thousand copies in each country were released with a "lenticular" 3D-effect insert cover.

Japanese version  |  European/US/Australian version

US/European/Australian version

  1. Thursday's Child (5:24)
  2. Something In The Air (5:46)
  3. Survive (4:11)
  4. If I'm Dreaming My Life (7:04)
  5. Seven (4:04)
  6. What's Really Happening (4:10)
  7. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (4:40)
  8. New Angels Of Promise (4:35)
  9. Brilliant Adventure (1:54)
  10. The Dreamers (5:14)
Release details
Original release by Virgin Records, September 29 in Japan, October 4 in UK, October 5 1999 in US
Catalogue number: 7 2438 48157 0 7 (CD), 7 2438 48157 4 5 (cassette)
Promo version: 7087 6 14375 0 8 DPRO - 14375
Musicians
David Bowie: vocals, keyboards, 12-string acoustic guitar, Roland 707 drum programming
Reeves Gabrels: lead & rhythm, electric & 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, drum loops, synth and drum programming
Mark Plati: bass, acoustic and electric 12-string guitar, synth and drum programming and mellotron on "Survive"
Mike Levesque: drums
Sterling Campbell: drums on "Seven", "New Angels of Promise" and "The Dreamers"
Chris Haskett: rhythm guitar on "If I'm Dreaming My Life"
Everett Bradley: percussion on "Seven"
Holly Palmer: backing vocals on "Thursday's Child"
Producer
David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels
Mixer
Mark Plati
Additional Production and Engineering
Mark Plati
Engineer
Kevin Paul
Assistant Engineers
Jay Nicholas and Ryoji Hata
Recorded at
Seaview, Bermuda
Overdubs and Mix at
Looking Glass and Chung King Studios, New York
Mastered by
Andy Van Dette
Cover art and inside photos
Tim Bret Day
Additional Inside Photo
Frank W. Ockenfels
Album Cover Concept
David Bowie
Album Design and Image Manipulation
Rex Ray
Lenticular 3D insert
T.H.I.S.

Japanese version

Japanese cover Japanese back

  1. Thursday's Child (5:24)
  2. Something In The Air (5:46)
  3. Survive (4:11)
  4. If I'm Dreaming My Life (7:04)
  5. Seven (4:04)
  6. What's Really Happening (4:10)
  7. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (4:40)
  8. New Angels Of Promise (4:35)
  9. Brilliant Adventure (1:54)
  10. The Dreamers (5:14)
  11. Bonus track (Japan only)

  12. We All Go Through (4:09)
Release details
Original release by Virgin Records, September 29, 1999 in Japan
Catalogue number: 7243 8 00000 2 0

French Collector's version

French Collectors French Collectors French Collectors

Order at FNAC (French language)

In December 1999, two months after the official release, EMI/France released a "collector's edition" of 'hours...', consisting of a slipcase containing two CDs. The first, just the standard 'hours...' CD. The second an enhanced CD with:

  1. We All Go Through (4:09)
  2. Video: Making of 'hours...' (11:36)
  3. Photos of David Bowie by F.W. Ockenfels III
Release details
Original release by Virgin Records France, December 7, 1999 in France

Click here for snaps from the video

Promo version

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Promo version. Scans provided by Sean D. via Weird and Gilly

12" Vinyl Promo FAKE!

cover back

This 12" vinyl emerged primarily in Europe claiming to be a rare promo, complete with Virgin logo and catalogue number, detailed artwork, and full copyright notices. Upon further review, this turns out to be a cleverly constructed fake designed to tap into the burgeoning retro demand for vinyl. Buyer beware!. Information provided by Viv M. Scans provided by Zigdust. Fake analysis from BowieNet.

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Charts

The following information is compiled by Dara O'Kearney.

Australia: 33, out
Austria: 4, 5, 2, 5, 11, 16, 33, 43, 43, 48
Belgium (TipTop Top 50): 22, 16, 8, 6, 6, 10, 12, 19, 18, 29, 33, 33, 33, 40, 45, 47
        (Dutch UltraTop 50): 23, 12, 20, 30, out
        (French UltraTop 50): 22, 12, 19, 22, 31, out
Canada (Official Top 100): 23, 34, 58, out                                    
Czech Republic: 12, 12, 26, 26, 29, 33, 33, out for several weeks, 33             
Denmark: 40, 7, 15, 25, 35, out for several weeks, 36, 36, 36                       
Estonia (PedroBeat Top 100): 1, 6, 20, 24, 60, 60, 40, out, 57                  
European Top 10 chart (compiled by Music & Media magazine): ?, 7, 6, 8, out     
Finland: 39, out                                                                
France: 7, 10, 7, 18, 34, 39, 68, 69, 74, out                                   
Germany: 4, 12, 6, 11, 17, 36, 57, 72, 86, 96, out                              
Greece: 9, 17                                                           
Ireland: 19, 17, 28, out of top 30.                                         
Israel: 1                                                                
Italy (Top 30): 7, 8, 11, 10, 13, 19, out                                  
Japan (Official chart): 5                                       
      (Billboard Top 20 chart): 15, 18, out                               
      (Oricon Top 20): 14, out                                               
      (Tower Records Shibuya Top 25): 4, 6, 17, out                         
Netherlands: 31, 31, 34, 41, 48, 65, 91, out          
    (Omroep Venray Alternative Top 10): 3, out               
New Zealand: 21, 45, 50, out                                  
Norway: 4, 10, 12, 19, 35, 40, out                    
Online (Amazon Sales Rank): 24, 37, 77, 97, 219, 169, 338, 348, 409, 547, 859, 503, 1163, 860, 659
       (Tower Top 1000): 29, 20, 39, 64, 81, 99, 145, 290, 409, 339, 284, 308, 455, 464, 563          
       (Deutsche Webcharts): 23, 38, 14, 13, 13, 7, 16, out                
       (CD Now Top 100): 25, 37, 49, 72, 96, out                      
       (Internet Voting charts): 56, 40, 30, 20, 20, 18, 18, 18, 17, 17, 11, 9, 9, 15, 17, 29, 27                       
Poland (DMUZYKA TOP 100 albums): 3, ?, 21, 33, 41, 48, 48           
Portugal: ?, ?, 19, 12, 25, out                                        
Sweden: 2, 15, 20, 39, 40, 42, out                                        
Switzerland: 24, 35, 18, 28, 32, 50, out                             
UK: 5, 18, 40, 71, 74, 78, 117, 135, 132, 122, 140, 152, out, out, out, 191 
US (Billboard Top 200): 47, 89, 113, 165, out                             
   (CMJ College Airplay charts): ?, ?, ?, ?, 6, 5, 3, 5, 8, 8, 8            
   (CMJ Adult Alternative Album airplay chart): ?, ?, 7, 6                 
   (CMJ Rock Top 10): ?, ?, ?, ?, 10, 10                                 
World (CNN Worldbeat Top 30): ?, 9, 7, 11, 14, 26, out
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