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Christiane F.:David Bowie

Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo is a soundtrack album by David Bowie, released on LP in 1981 by RCA Victor (and re-issued on CD by EMI in 2001), for the movie about Christiane F. The German title of the film, Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo, means "We children of Zoo Station", referring to the railway station in Berlin, Germany.


 [hide*1 Track listing

Track listing[edit]Edit

All lyrics written by David Bowie (with German lyrics by Maas on Track 3); all music composed by David Bowie except where noted.

  1. "V-2 Schneider" (Instrumental) – 3:09
  2. "TVC 15" – 3:29
  3. "Heroes/Helden" (Bowie, Brian Eno) – 6:01
  4. "Boys Keep Swinging" (Bowie, Eno) – 3:16
  5. "Sense of Doubt" (Instrumental) – 3:56
  6. "Station to Station" (live) – 8:42
  7. "Look Back in Anger" (Bowie, Eno) – 3:06
  8. "Stay" – 3:20
  9. "Warszawa" (Instrumental) (Bowie, Eno) – 6:18
  • Tracks 1, 3 and 5 taken from the 1977 album "Heroes"
  • Tracks 2 and 8 taken from the 1976 album Station to Station
  • Tracks 4 and 7 taken from the 1979 album Lodger
  • Track 6 taken from the 1978 album Stage
  • Track 9 taken from 1977 album Low

Versions of songs that differ from original album versions

  • "TVC 15": Single Edit Version.
  • "Heroes/Helden": English full-length version with the German single edit spliced into the second half
  • "Stay": US Single Version

Historical note[edit]Edit

Although the entire soundtrack (save for TVC15 Stay) is made up of songs from Bowie's Berlin years (1977-1979), the story of Christiane F. plays before that time; e.g. Christiane F. visited the 1976 show of the Station to Station tour in Berlin which was opened by the song Station to Station.[2] The live version included in the film and soundtrack is from the 1978 Stage tour.



Year Chart Position
1982 Billboard Pop Albums 135

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