Seven Years in Tibet (song)


Seven Years in Tibet (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Seven Years in Tibet


Artist = David Bowie
from Album = Earthling
Released = August 18, 1997
Format = CD single
Recorded = Looking Glass Studio, New York City
Genre = Rock
Length = 4:01
Label = BMG/Arista Records
74321 51255 2
Producer = David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Mark Plati
Last single = "Dead Man Walking"
(1997)
This single = "Seven Years in Tibet"
(1997)
Next single = "Pallas Athena (Tao Jones Index)"
(1997)

"Seven Years in Tibet" is a song and single by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels from the 1997 album "Earthling".

A version with lyrics in Mandarin was also recorded. The title of this translation translates "A Fleeting Moment".

The single

7": RCA / 74321 51254 7 (UK)

# "Seven Years in Tibet (edit)" - 4:01
# "Seven Years in Tibet (Mandarin version)" - 3:58

RCA / 74321 51255 2 (UK)

# "Seven Years in Tibet (edit)" - 4:01
# "Seven Years in Tibet (Mandarin version)" - 3:58
# "Pallas Athena (live)" - 8:18

* Also available as limited edition digipak (RCA / 74321 51254 2)

Production Credits

* Producers:
** David Bowie
** Mark Plati (co-producer)
** Reeves Gabrels (co-producer)

* Musicians:
** David Bowie: Vocals, Guitar, Saxophone, Samples, Keyboards
** Reeves Gabrels: Programming, Synthesizers, Real and sampled guitars, Vocals
** Mark Plati: Programming, Loops, Samples, Keyboards
** Gail Ann Dorsey: Bass, Vocals
** Zachary Alford: Drum loops, Acoustic drums, Electronic percussion
** Mike Garson: Keyboards, Piano

Live versions

* At Bowie's 50th Birthday Bash concert in January 1997, Bowie performed this song together with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters.
* Bowie played the song at GQ Awards in New York City, October 15 1997. This was later released on the live album "LiveAndWell.com" in 2000.

Other releases

* The "Mandarin version" also appeared on the bonus disc of the "Digibook Expanded Edition" of "Earthling" from 2004. In Hong Kong it was also released on a separate bonus disc that followed the release of "Earthling" in 1997.


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