Three David Bowie discs to be released for this year’s Record Store Day
Just because David Bowie has transcended the mortal realm to truly become a Starman waiting in the sky, it does not mean that he cannot continue to have records put out from beyond the grave.
In fact, he will be doing just that for this year’s annual Record Store Day. Ok, so David himself will not actually be doing it but his old record label Parlophone will be.
Parlophone will be releasing three new David Bowie discs on April 21. The discs are a combination of live material, a single, and a compilation album.
The live album is to be titled Welcome to the Blackout (Live London ’78). It is a three LP album of previously unreleased live material from two shows Bowie did on June 30 and July 1, 1978 at Earl’s Court in London during the ISOLAR II tour.
The single being released is a 12″ single of the demo of Bowie’s iconic 80’s smash hit “Let’s Dance”, backed by a live version of the same song. The demo clocks in at 7:34. It had previously been released in a shorter edited form, but is now being released in its original full length.
Finally, the compilation disc being released is titled Bowie Now. Up until this point it was a rare 1977 US only promotional-only LP on white vinyl. It was a mix of the Low and “Heroes” albums and all of the audio is from the A New Career In A New Town box set.
Currently there is a David Bowie biographical photograph exhibit with iconic and previously unseen photos of the pop icon at all three of the Morrison Hotel Galleries in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles.
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