Wednesday, October 8, 2014
David Bowie has unveiled three different Jonathan Barnbrook-designed sleeves for his forthcoming compilation, “Nothing Has Changed.”
The 3CD Deluxe Edition/digital download features a Jimmy King photograph from 2013 (below, bottom), while the 2CD Edition/Digital Download has a 1975 Steve Schapiro picture (below, middle); the Double Vinyl features a Mick Rock shot of Bowie at his Haddon Hall home in Beckenham in 1972 (pictured above).
“A different image appears on each use,” explains Barnbrook. “The linking theme is Bowie looking in the mirror. Something which was a strong enough ‘archetype’ to provide an immediately identifiable visual link but make it clear this was a collection of songs through the experience of one person’s life, not necessarily a specific concept or period of time as albums tend to be.”
Due November 17 (Nov. 18 in North America), the collection presents material from the music icon’s 50-year career and include new songs alongside unreleased tracks and greatest hits.
“Nothing Has Changed” will be introduced by the lead single, “Sue (or In A Season Of Crime)”, which will debut on Guy Garvey's Finest Hour program on BBC Radio 6 Music this Sunday, October 12.
“Sue” was recorded this summer in New York with the Maria Schneider Orchestra and produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti.
The song will be released as a digital download the same day as the album and as a Record Store Day exclusive 10” single on November 28th.
Check out the tracklisting for "Nothing Has Changed" here.
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