Tuesday, June 23, 2015

David Bowie to launch box set series this fall

David Bowie will launch a new series of career-spanning box sets this fall with the September 25 release of “Five Years 1969-1973.”

The 10 album/12 CD box, 10 album/13-piece vinyl set and digital download will feature all of the material officially released by Bowie during the era.

The package includes six studio albums, two live releases and “Re:Call 1”, an exclusive, new 2-disc compilation of non-album singles, single versions & B-sides.

All versions of “Five Years 1969–1973” will present a 2003 stereo remix of “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” by the album’s original co-producer, Ken Scott, previously only available on DVD with the LP/DVD format of the 40th anniversary edition of the album.

Among the tracks featured on the “Re:Call 1” compilation are a previously unreleased single edit of “All The Madmen” – originally set for a US release but never actually issued – and the original version of “Holy Holy”, which was only ever released on the original 1971 Mercury single and hasn’t been available in any official package since.

“Five Years 1969-1973” will also include a companion book with rarely-seen photos as well as technical notes about each album from producers Tony Visconti and Ken Scott, an original press review for each album and a short foreword by Ray Davies of The Kinks.


6 Original Studio Albums

(1969) David Bowie AKA Space Oddity*
(1970) The Man Who Sold The World*
(1971) Hunky Dory*
(1972) The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
(1973) Aladdin Sane
(1973) PinUps*

*New 2015 Remasters

2 Live Albums
Live Santa Monica ‘72
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture Soundtrack

Exclusive to the Box Sets
The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (2003 Ken Scott mix)
Re:Call 1 (2CD set)

Re:Call 1 Tracklist

CD 1

01. Space Oddity (original UK mono single edit) *
02. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (original UK mono single version) *
03. Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola
04. The Prettiest Star (original mono single version) *
05. Conversation Piece*
06. Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 1)
07. Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 2)
08. All The Madmen (mono single edit) * previously unreleased
09. Janine *
10. Holy Holy (original mono single version)* only ever issued on original ‘71 Mercury single
11. Moonage Daydream (The Arnold Corns single version) *
12. Hang On To Yourself (The Arnold Corns single version) *

CD 2

01. Changes (mono single version) *
02. Andy Warhol (mono single version) *
03. Starman (original single mix)
04. John, I’m Only Dancing (original single version)
05. The Jean Genie (original single mix)
06. Drive-In Saturday (German single edit)
07. Round And Round
08. John, I’m Only Dancing (sax version)
09. Time (U.S. single edit)
10. Amsterdam
11. Holy Holy (Spiders version)
12. Velvet Goldmine
* = Mono versions

See also:

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VIDEO: David Bowie releases third trailer for Nothing Has Changed collection
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Search David Bowie at hennemusic