Wednesday, May 16, 2018

David Bowie to release 1978 live album Welcome To The Blackout

David Bowie will release “Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78)”, a live album from his 1978 “Isolar II” tour, on June 29.

The 2CD set, which delivers performances recorded at the city’s Earl’s Court, focuses on songs from the two albums Bowie released in 1977 – “Low” and “Heroes” – as well as other earlier career highlights such as “Fame”, Ziggy Stardust”, “The Jean Genie” and “Station To Station”, and the first ever live performance of “Sound And Vision.”

Longtime Bowie co-producer Tony Visconti recorded the 1978 concert which was later mixed by Bowie and David Richards.

The June release sees the CD and digital debut of “Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78)” after it was issued on vinyl as a strictly limited-edition triple-LP set for Record Store Day 2018.

In addition to the new live package, Bowie’s team are also reissuing a pair of the late singer’s albums on vinyl on the same day as exclusives to “brick and mortar” retail stores.

“Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo” is the soundtrack to the 1981 film based on the 1978 autobiography by German actress Christiane Vera Felscherinow. The soundtrack incorporates songs from several Bowie albums, including “Stay” (Station To Station, 1976), “Warszawa” (Low, 1977) “V-2 Schneider” (“Heroes”, 1977), and “Look Back In Anger” (Lodger, 1979.)

Released on vinyl for the first time in 30 years, this fan favourite will be pressed on limited edition red vinyl; the package includes Mark Adams' original liner notes from the 2001 CD issue of the album.

“David Bowie In Bertolt Brecht’s Baal” features Bowie performing five songs that were written for German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s 1918 play “Baal.” Bowie recorded this EP with Visconti at Hansa Studios in Berlin in November 1981.

Recently, all five songs were re-released as part of the exclusive "Re:Call 3" compilation that accompanied the box set, “A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982).” This new limited edition 10” vinyl reissue comes in a six-panel sleeve that replicates the original 1982 packaging.

Bowie passed away from liver cancer on January 10, 2016 – just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his 25th album, “Blackstar.”

David Bowie
“Welcome To The Blackout (Live London '78)”

Release date: June 29

"What In The World"
"Be My Wife"
"The Jean Genie"
"Sense Of Doubt"
"Speed Of Life"
"Sound And Vision"
"Breaking Glass"
"Beauty And The Beast"
"Five Years"
"Soul Love"
"Hang On To Yourself"
"Ziggy Stardust"
"Suffragette City"
"Art Decade"
"Alabama Song"
"Station To Station"
"TVC 15"
"Rebel Rebel"

David Bowie
“Christiane F. - Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo”

Release date: June 29

"V-2 Schneider"
"TVC 15"
"Boys Keep Swinging"
"Sense Of Doubt"
"Station To Station"
"Look Back In Anger"

David Bowie
“David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht's Baal”

Release date: June 29

"Baal's Hymn (Der Choral Vom Großen Baal)"
"Remembering Marie A. (Erinnerung An Die Marie A.)"
"Ballad of the Adventurers (Die Ballad Von Den Abenteurern)"
"The Drowned Girl (Vom Ertrunkenen Mädchen)"
"The Dirty Song"

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