Thursday, August 25, 2022

David Bowie previews Moonage Daydream soundtrack album

David Bowie’s team are streaming audio of an exclusive mix of the rocker’s 1983 hit, “Modern Love”, ahead of its inclusion in the film and companion soundtrack album to the upcoming documentary, “Moonage Daydream.”

Directed by Brett Morgen, the project is billed as “a new feature film, concert documentary and experiential cinematic odyssey” that follows Bowie’s life and musical career.

The first film sanctioned by Bowie’s estate shares its title with the song from the singer’s 1972 album classic, “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,” which introduced the world to his iconic, gender-bending, and groundbreaking stage persona Ziggy Stardust.

The film will feature Bowie through his own voice and feature 48 musical tracks, mixed from their original stems.

The newly-announced soundtrack album features songs spanning Bowie’s career and includes previously unheard material, unique mixes created for the film and this release along with dialogue from Bowie himself.

Highlights include a previously unreleased live medley of “The Jean Genie / Love Me Do / The Jean Genie” recorded live at the final Ziggy Stardust concert at Hammersmith Odeon in 1973, featuring Jeff Beck on guitar’ other rarities include an early version of the “Hunky Dory” favourite, “Quicksand”, and a previously=unreleased live version of “Rock ’n’ Roll With Me” from the legendary 1974 Soul Tour.

“Moonage Daydream” will screen in cinemas and select IMAX theaters on September 16, with HBO Documentary Films securing North American rights for streaming and cable in spring 2023.

The companion soundtrack will be issued in sync with the September 16 launch, with a 2CD version due November 18 and a 3LP edition to arrive next year,

See also:

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