Could this be the most bizarre/random official Bowie compilation ever? https://www.discogs.com/David-Bowie-Strangers-When-We-Meet/release/3568626
I saw this on eBay the other day and wasn't aware of it, and from the packaging and the track listing I assumed that it was a bootleg, but looked it up and was very surprised that it was official. I had to buy it just because it was weird...
So this shows us a glimpse of what could have been. Santa Monica '72 wasn't released until 2008, but was presumably ready to go when this was released in 2007. We also have mention of two Collector's Special Editions which never came out - Hunky Dory and Low. I wonder how close to release these got, and what would have been included with them, and why they didn't happen?
And then, three years in advance of its official release, Nassau '76. So I wonder whether the original plan was to release this separately, or release the STS special edition much sooner?
Then there's one final piece of randomness, which I think is unavailable officially on CD anywhere else - Young Americans from the Glass Spider DVD - and it is from the Sydney show on the DVD not the Montreal CD that came with the DVD release as I've checked.
So for a bit of light relief, does anyone have any other official compilations which are as weird, or even weirder, than this?