19 cover songs spanning Mr. Bowie's career from "Space Oddity" to "Heathen," performed by such diverse acts as Tegan and Sara, The Switchblade Kittens, Shesus, Astrid Young (of Neil Young's band), and Essra Mohawk, whose 1970 release "Primordial Lovers" was cited in a 1977 Rolling Stone review as one of the "25 all-time best albums." The compilation also features the band Lunasect, whose contribution to the "Anyone Can Play Radiohead" tribute CD was singled out in another Rolling Stone review (July 11, 2001) out as the only "track which shows a glimpse of the promise this album might have had." The CD's cover art features a classic 1972 photo of David Bowie from legendary rock photographer Mick Rock.
Venus Isle is the fourth studio album by guitarist Eric Johnson, released on September 3, 1996 through Capitol Records. The album reached No. 51 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and remained on that chart for six weeks. "Pavilion" was released as a single and reached No. 33 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock, while its B-side "S.R.V." is a tribute to guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and features his elder brother Jimmie Vaughan as a guest soloist.