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ChangesTwoBowie To Be Reissued On CD and Color LP

In 1981, RCA released the second collection featuring Bowie pieces to be an extension to the popular issue, ChangesOneBowie. The companion set, called ChangesTwoBowie would collect ten classics and gain a marketable progression for the David Bowie train. As an album, it sold well.

On April 13, Rhino and Parlophone will reissue the set using various remasters (see below).

This David Bowie reissue will be offered on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. The vinyl LP will be released on both black and a separate blue vinyl edition.

ChangestwobowieDavid Bowie

01 – Aladdin Sane (2013 Remaster)
02 – Oh! You Pretty Things (2015 Remaster)
03 – Starman (2012 Remaster)
04 – 1984 (2016 Remaster)
05 – Ashes to Ashes (Single Version) [2017 Remaster]
06 – Sound and Vision (2017 Remaster)
07 – Fashion (Single Version) [2017 Remaster]
08 – Wild Is The Wind (2016 Remaster)
09 – John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) [2016 Remaster]
10 – D.J. (Single Version) [2017 Remaster]

Philip Glass To Complete Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy With Lodger: Symphony No. 12

Here’s a bit of Random Notes for you that I thought some of you may be interested in. It’s not an announcement of an album on the calendar, but rather an announcement of an album that will soon be on the calendar. It’s particularly interesting news in that it announces the completion of the Bowie Berlin Trilogy as musically interpreted by the inimitable Philip Glass.

Previously, Philip Glass has released Low: Symphony No. 1 (1992), and Heroes: Symphony No. 4 (1996), both more than twenty years ago, and both based on the Bowie albums of the same name. It has always been on the mind of Philip Glass to complete the Bowie/Eno trilogy with Lodger (1979). Recently, Glass announced the premiere of the new symphony to be played at Southbank Centre in May of 2019. It will be Glass’ twelfth symphony.  It will be performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra (with organist, James McVinnie), and conducted by Hugh Brunt and Robert Ames. The complete work has been co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, and will have its World premiere in Los Angeles (after the London performance).

     

When Lodger: Symphony No. 12 is officially released on CD, LP, and DD, is anyone’s guess. But it is exciting news to tuck into your soul for the time being.

Sidenote but essential is the fact that today is the 81st birthday of Philip Glass. Happy birthday, dear magician!

 

Bowie Titles From A New Career In A New Town Box To Be Reissued As CD and LP

In September of 2017, Rhino and Parlophone released an 11CD Box featuring newly remastered CD editions of classic David Bowie albums. Those included Low, Lodger, Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), Stage, and Heroes, along with extra bonus materials on additional CDs. These are recorded works from 1977 through 1982.

For this boxed set, all titles were remastered.

On February 23, Rhino and Parlophone will break into that box to release singular CD and LP copies of those previously mentioned titles all featuring the 2017 remastering.

Stage will be released as 2CD and 2LP sets given their length.

 

Next David Bowie Box: A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)

With two massive box sets in the catalog, the music of David Bowie could never be so important. An artist the caliber of David Bowie, (something I never anticipated as I began listening to Bowie during the new release of Hunky Dory, and eventually backtracking to the previous three), commands that he be accessible in all ways. His labels have assuredly assembled many a project to insure that happened in every way. With Five Years (1969-1973) handling business for Space Oddity (1969) through Pin Ups (1973, and including Live Santa Monica ’72, and the OMPS for Ziggy Stardust, plus Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976 doing the upkeep for Diamond Dogs (1974) through Station To Station (1976). Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976 also provided for David Live, and Live Nassau Coliseum ’76, and included bonuses like The Gouster (unreleased album), and a few other nice things. Both sets provided a bonus disc of extras and a large book of details and photos.

It stands to reason that RCA would eventually get around to closing off their David Bowie involvement with a finishing Box that would encapsulate the remainder of his work. And that’s what we have coming:

On September 29, RCA will release A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982), which provides everything from Low (1977) through Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980), and including Stage (1978) along with a 2017 remastered version of Stage. There are also the Heroes EP, and a new Visconti remix of Lodger inside (along with the original mix). A new edition of ReCall (Re:Call 3) will provide bonus music from those album periods (singles, B-sides, etc.) In addition to the music, and like the previous Boxes, there will be a hardbound book with photos, information, memorabilia, and notes in 128 pages. And like the previous boxes, the CDs are contained in the standard cardboard mini-LP jackets.  The CDs are gold in color.

A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982) will be made available as an 11CD box and a 13LP box.

The included Heroes EP is newly compiled with French and German versions of “Heroes”, both album and single versions.

Re:Call 3 Track List:

01. Heroes (Single Version)
02. Beauty and the Beast (Extended Version)
03. Breaking Glass (Australian Single Version)
04. Yassassin (Turkish for: Long Live) [Single Version]
05. D.J. (Single Version)
06. Alabama Song
07. Space Oddity (1979 Version)
08. Ashes to Ashes (Single Version)
09. Fashion (Single Version)
10. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) [Single Version]
11. Crystal Japan
12. Under Pressure (Single Version)
13. Baal’s Hymn (Der Choral Vom Großen Baal)
14. Remembering Marie A. (Erinnerung An Die Marie A.)
15. Ballad of the Adventurers (Die Ballad Von Den Abenteurern)
16. The Drowned Girl (Vom Ertrunkenen Mädchen)
17. The Dirty Song
18. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
19. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy

It would be brilliant for EMI and Columbia to continue this definitive boxing of eras!

 

Next David Bowie Picture Disc Single, “Be My Wife”, To Be Issued In June

The recorded music of David Bowie has far surpassed his expectations of his import to the world. Since his passing, the respect laid out for Bowie has been a rich one for fans, who have benefited by reissues of his albums and a steady stream of special 7″ picture disc singles.

The latest to be offered is “Be My Wife“, a song from his 1977 classic album, Low. This single is backed with “Art Decade” (Live Perth – 1978) (not “Speed of Life”, which backs the original single release). “Be My Wife” is newly remastered for this pressing.

The single is a picture disc and is tagged for release on June 16 via Rhino Records and Parlophone.

 

David Bowie CD and LP Re-releases, 40th Anniversary 7″ Picture Disc of Sound and Vision

If there is one thing that’s for sure, it’s that David Bowie is never far from our consciousness. As a kid, I first latched on to David Bowie after reading about Hunky Dory in Rolling Stone magazine (as an ad). Today, it’s quite hard to believe just how ingrained he has become. and there’s never enough David Bowie.

On February 10, Rhino And Parlophone will team to release a 2017 remastered 40th Anniversary Limited Edition 7″ picture disc vinyl single (rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it?) of “Sound and Vision” b/w a 2013 remix of the same song. The remix was originally completed for a Sony Experia ad. It features the original vocals from the original track but adds in backing vocals by Mary Hopkin. It’s finished with a new piano part. This release marks its first time issued.

Along with that essential single 7″, Rhino and Parlophone will also be reissuing several David Bowie titles on both CD and vinyl LP. Those will include:

  • Young Americans (2016 Remaster) – CD and LP
  • Station To Station (2016 Remaster) – CD and LP
  • Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 – 2CD and 2LP
  • Diamond Dogs (2016 Remaster) – CD and LP
  • David Live (2005 Mix, Remastered) – 2CD and 3LP

Sounds like great fun especially for those needing (or wanting) the new vinyl LP. Vinyl, by the way, is expected to reach a billion dollars in sales in 2017! Who woulda thought that a few years back?

Bowie!

 

New David Bowie Single Collection, Bowie Legacy

david-bowie-bowie-legacyThere has been a wealth of David Bowie sets since his unfortunate passing early this year. As we wind this year down, Legacy Recordings will finish with a flourish with the release of Bowie Legacy.

Bowie Legacy is a strong – and complete – collection of Bowie singles that covers his entire career. That begins with the “Space Oddity” release in 1969 and finishes with two from his last issue, Blackstar, earlier this year. The collection set for the single edition feature 21 singles and include a previously unreleased “Life On Mar?” version as a bonus. Aside from the new remix of “Life On Mars?” for 2016, most of the songs are 2014 remasters. Some are, in fact, earlier remasters.

Of course, the booklet is expected to be  sweet affair as well

Bowie Legacy will be released on CD (with 21 songs), 2CD Deluxe (with 40 songs), and DD. A 2LP vinyl set will be released later in 2017, on January 6.

I HAVE to say, I LOVE the cover. Whoever designed it, my hat is off to you for a job well done!

Bowie Legacy (CD) – David Bowie

01. Let’s Dance (Single Version)
02. Ashes to Ashes (Single Version)
03. Under Pressure – Queen & David Bowie
04. Life On Mars? (2016 Mix)
05. Changes
06. The Man Who Sold the World
07. Space Oddity
08. Starman(4:12)
09. Ziggy Stardust
10. The Jean Genie (Original Single Mix)
11. Rebel Rebel
12. Young Americans (Original Single Edit)
13. Golden Years (Single Version)
14. Modern Love (Single Version)
15. China Girl (Single Version)
16. Fame
17. Sound and Vision
18. Heroes (Single Version)
19. Where Are We Now? (Album Version)
20. Lazarus (Radio Edit)

Bowie Legacy (2CD) — David Bowie

CD1:
01. Space Oddity
02. The Man Who Sold the World
03. Changes
04. Oh! You Pretty Things
05. Life On Mars? (2016 Mix)
06. Starman (Original Single Mix)
07. Ziggy Stardust
08. Moonage Daydream
09. The Jean Genie (Original Single Mix)
10. All the Young Dudes
11. Drive-In Saturday
12. Sorrow
13. Rebel Rebel
14. Young Americans (Original Single Edit)
15. Fame
16. Golden Years (Single Version)
17. Sound and Vision
18. Heroes (Single Version)
19. Boys Keep Swinging
20. Fashion (Single Version)
21. Ashes to Ashes (Single Version)

CD2:
01. Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie (2016 Remaster)
02. Let’s Dance (Single Version)
03. China Girl (Single Version)
04. Modern Love (Single Version)
05. Blue Jean
06. This Is Not America (David Bowie with Pat Metheny Group)
07. Dancing in the Street (David Bowie & Mick Jagger) 3:11 10/03/14
08. Absolute Beginners (Edit)
09. Jump They Say (Radio Edit)
10. Hallo Spaceboy (PSB Remix) (David Bowie with Pet Shop Boys)
11. Little Wonder (Edit)
12. I’m Afraid of Americans (V1) (Clean Edit)
13. Thursday’s Child (Edit)
14. Slow Burn (Edit)
15. Everyone Says ‘Hi’ (Radio Edit)
16. New Killer Star (Radio Edit)
17. Where Are We Now? (Album Version)
18. Lazarus (Radio Edit)
19. I Can’t Give Everything Away (Radio Edit)

 

New Bowie Box, Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) Expected In September

If you’re surprised that more music is coming from David Bowie, you shouldn’t be. No only has it been hinted that Bowie left behind a wealth of new music – music that we haven’t heard yet – but we’re getting word that old legends are making the light of day. For Bowie, that’s The Gouster. And while it being released as a single CD has not been on the table, its inclusion in a Boxed set has been. Good news for the rest of us.

On September 23, Parlophone Records will release a 12CD (or 13LP) Boxed set called Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976). Within this follow-up to Five Years (1969-1973) will be some of Bowie’s important career high points. Those will include remastered versions of Diamond Dogs, the transitional Young Americans, Station To Station, David Live, and Live Nassau Coliseum ’76. In addition to those classics, the box will include a collection of non-album b-sides and singles. Of course, the attractive offering is the unreleased The Gouster album from 1974.

Who Can I Be Now - David Bowie

Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) will include a massive 128-page hard-cover book (84-page hard-bound for the LP Box) with incredible content (photos, liner notes, extensive credits, etc.). The Digital Download (DD) editions will be offered in two forms: 192kHz/24-bit, and 96kHz/24-bit. A COMPLETE rundown (lifted from the David Bowie website – No! I was not going to retype ALL of that information!) is cut ‘n pasted below:

Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) – David Bowie

CD Box Set:
128 Page hardback book
Diamond Dogs (remastered) (1 CD)
David Live (original mix) (remastered) (2 CD) *
David Live (2005 mix) (remastered) (2 CD)
The Gouster (previously unreleased as an album) (1 CD) *
Young Americans (remastered) (1 CD)
Station To Station (remastered) (1 CD)
Station To Station (Harry Maslin 2010 mix) (1 CD) *
Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 (2 CD)
Re:Call 2 (Single versions and non album B-sides) (remastered) (1 CD) *
* Exclusive to ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)

LP Box Set:
84 Page hardback book
Diamond Dogs (remastered) (1 LP)
David Live (original mix) (remastered) (2 LP) *
David Live (2005 mix) (remastered) (3 LP)
The Gouster (previously unreleased as an album) (1 LP) *
Young Americans (remastered) (1 LP)
Station To Station (remastered) (1 LP)
Station To Station (Harry Maslin 2010 mix) (1 LP) *
Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 (2 LP)
Re:Call 2 (Single versions and non-album B-sides) (remastered) (1 LP) *
* Exclusive to ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)
Digital download 192kHz/24bit box set:
Diamond Dogs (remastered)
David Live (original mix) (remastered) *
The Gouster *
Young Americans (remastered)
Station To Station (remastered)
* Exclusive to ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)’

Digital download 96kHz/24bit box set:
Diamond Dogs (remastered)
David Live (original mix) (remastered) *
The Gouster *
Young Americans (remastered)
Station To Station (remastered)
* Exclusive to ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)’

Digital download standard/MFiT box set:
Diamond Dogs (remastered)
David Live (original mix) (remastered) *
David Live (2005 mix) (remastered)
The Gouster (previously unreleased as an album) *
Young Americans (remastered) (1 CD)
Station To Station (remastered) (1 CD)
Station To Station (Harry Maslin 2010 mix) *
Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 (non MFiT)
Re:Call 2 (Single versions and non album B-sides) (remastered) (non MFiT) *
* Exclusive to ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)

WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974-1976)’CD & Vinyl Track-listings (showing Vinyl side breaks)

DIAMOND DOGS
Released on RCA APLI 0576 (U.K.) / CPLI 0576 (U.S.) on 31st May, 1974.

Side 1.
1. Future Legend
2. Diamond Dogs
3. Sweet Thing
4. Candidate
5. Sweet Thing (Reprise)
6. Rebel Rebel

Side 2.
1. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me
2. We Are The Dead
3. 1984
4. Big Brother
5. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family

DAVID LIVE (ORIGINAL MIX)
Released on RCA APL2 0771 (U.K.) / CPL2-0771 (U.S.) on 29th October, 1974.

David Live was culled from performances on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of July, 1974 at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia.

Side 1
1. 1984
2. Rebel Rebel
3. Moonage Daydream
4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)

Side 2
1. Changes
2. Suffragette City
3. Aladdin Sane
4. All The Young Dudes
5. Cracked Actor

Side 3
1. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me
2. Watch That Man
3. Knock On Wood
4. Diamond Dogs

Side 4
1. Big Brother
2. The Width Of A Circle
3. The Jean Genie
4. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

DAVID LIVE (2005 MIX)

David Live was culled from performances on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of July, 1974 at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia.

Released on EMI 874 3042 on CD and also in 5.1 on the DVD-Audio EMI 874 3049 on 14th November, 2005.

Side 1
1. 1984
2. Rebel Rebel
3. Moonage Daydream
4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)

Side 2
1. Changes
2. Suffragette City
3. Aladdin Sane
4. All The Young Dudes

Side 3
1. Cracked Actor
2. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me
3. Watch That Man
4. Knock On Wood

Side 4
1. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
2. Space Oddity
3. Diamond Dogs

Side 5
1. Panic In Detroit
2. Big Brother
3. Time

Side 6
1. The Width Of A Circle
2. The Jean Genie
3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

THE GOUSTER

Previously unreleased as a complete album.

Side 1
1. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a single in 1979.
2. Somebody Up There Likes Me – alternative early previously unreleased mix
3. It’s Gonna Be Me – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of ‘Young Americans’ in 1990. An alternative mix with strings was released on the 2007 EMI edition of ‘Young Americans’.

Side 2
1. Who Can I Be Now? – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of ‘Young Americans’ in 1990.
2. Can You Hear Me – alternative early previously unreleased version.
3. Young Americans – same version that ended up on ‘Young Americans’.
4. Right – alternative early previously unreleased version.

YOUNG AMERICANS

Released on RCA RS 1006 (U.K.) / AQL1-0998 (U.S.) on 7th March, 1975.

Side 1
1. Young Americans
2. Win
3. Fascination
4. Right

Side 2
1. Somebody Up There Likes Me
2. Across The Universe
3. Can You Hear Me
4. Fame

STATION TO STATION

Released on RCA APL1 1327 on 23rd January, 1976.

STATION TO STATION (2010 HARRY MASLIN MIX)

First released on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 in 5.1 and in stereo at 48kHz/24bit on the DVD format within the Station To Station deluxe set on 20th September, 2010.

Side 1
1. Station To Station
2. Golden Years
3. Word On A Wing

Side 2
1. TVC 15
2. Stay
3. Wild Is The Wind

LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM ’76

Recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY, U.S.A., 23rd March, 1976. Released on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 within the Station To Station deluxe set on 20th September, 2010.

Side 1
1. Station To Station
2. Suffragette City
3. Fame
4. Word On A Wing

Side 2
1. Stay
2. Waiting For The Man
3. Queen Bitch

Side 3
1. Life On Mars?
2. Five Years
3. Panic In Detroit
4. Changes
5. TVC 15

Side 4
1. Diamond Dogs
2. Rebel Rebel
3. The Jean Genie

RE:CALL 2 (Non Album Singles, Single Versions and B-Sides)

Side 1:
1. Rebel Rebel (original single mix)
2. Diamond Dogs (Australian single edit)
3. Rebel Rebel (U.S. single version)
4. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me (live – promotional single edit)
5. Panic In Detroit (live)
6. Young Americans (original single edit)

Side 2:
1. Fame (original single edit)
2. Golden Years (original single version)
3. Station To Station (original single edit)
4. TVC 15 (original single edit)
5. Stay (original single edit)
6. Word On A Wing (original single edit)
7. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) (1975) (single version)

 

New Ian Hunter Album, Fingers Crossed

Ian Hunter Fingers CrossedOne of our more resilient Rock n Rollers is easily Ian Hunter. When you mention Ian Hunter (in any breath), you can come away with many thoughts and realities. Of course, many of us recognize his part in the historic version of Mott The Hoople. It was with that band that the world came to find them with their big hit, “All The Young Dudes”. David Bowie was a large part of their bigger stage with his involvement although not because their talent level needed a boost. It was because of their huge talent pool that Bowie became involved with them in the first place. (I love that Bowie used his fame to help bands get much deserved attention!)

After Mott The Hoople’s last album with Hunter, Ian went on to start a successful solo career. During that early period, he cranked out plenty of singles and enjoyed charting with eight of his more than fifteen album releases. In fact, eight singles charted including one from 2007, “When The World Was Round”. His skills as a singer-songwriter are as tight and effective as they were back in his Mott days as well as his fruitful solo years.

On September 16, Ian Hunter will release his next solo album, Fingers Crossed. His is his first since When I’m President from 2002 (When I’m President charted in the Top 200 in the US, and at 97 in the UK. With all of the music being released these days, that’s a remarkable feat! But we’re talking about Ian Hunter here!

The new album has already released a single, which can be heard below. The song is a tribute to David Bowie called “Dandy”. The new album conains ten new original tracks. There is  bonus non-album song that can be acquired by pre-ordering the new album. Fingers Crossed is being released on CD, DD, and 180g-weight vinyl LP.

 

MusicTAP on Sirius Radio and Facebook

I recently (June 5) did a short MusicTAP-related segment on the Chris Carter’s British Invasion show heard weekly on Sirius Satellite Radio (Saturdays beginning at 9a PST/12p EST, and all of the time zone adjustments throughout the reach of Sirius, and a broadcast repeat on Sundays from 1p PST/4p EST). The Chris Carter’s British Invasion show is found on Sirius Radio’s broadcast channel of Little Steven’s Underground Garage found on Channel 21.

The first show was a blast. My segment was a four-minute piece on upcoming British-related releases coming out. It is a feature that will show up once a month.

Additionally, I wanted those of you either new to the site, or those that were unaware, that I have a Facebook magazine page where I often post additional things that do not make it onto this site. It can be located and “Liked” here.

As an example, I posted a well-received news piece that Tony Visconti – David’s Bowie’s producer – announced there were more David Bowie material in the vaults that WILL be released in the near future. Stuff like that along with the occasional music video of something that I’d think you might like.

I hope to see some of you there.