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THREE BOWIE DISCS FOR RSD 2018!

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Parlophone will be issuing the following three limited edition David Bowie discs for Record Store Day on April 21st.

 

~ Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78) – 3 x LP unreleased live set

 

~ Let’s Dance (Full-length) – 12” single featuring full length version of the demo and live version

 

~ Bowie Now – White vinyl LP issue of US promo only compilation with new interior artwork

 

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DAVID BOWIE RECORD STORE DAY APRIL 21, 2018

 

THREE VERY SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES

 

‘WELCOME TO THE BLACKOUT (LIVE LONDON ’78)’ 3 x LP UNRELEASED LIVE SET

 

‘LET’S DANCE (FULL-LENGTH DEMO)’ 12” SINGLE FEATURING THE FULL LENGTH VERSION OF THE DEMO AND A RARE LIVE VERSION OF THE SONG

 

‘BOWIE NOW’ WHITE VINYL LP RARE US ONLY PROMO COMPILATION WITH NEW INTERIOR ARTWORK

 

David Bowie vinyl releases are always a Record Store Day highlight, and 2018 will be no exception. On April 21st Parlophone will be releasing three very special limited edition David Bowie items; WELCOME TO THE BLACKOUT (Live London 1978), LET’S DANCE (DEMO) and, available for the first time commercially, the rare Berlin era US promo album BOWIE NOW.

 

WELCOME TO THE BLACKOUT (LIVE LONDON ’78)’ 3 x LP SET

This previously unreleased 3 LP set was recorded live during the ISOLAR II tour at Earls Court, London on the 30th June and 1st July 1978 by Tony Visconti and was mixed by David and David Richards at Mountain Studios, Montreux, 17th – 22nd January 1979. The newly designed trifold sleeve features imagery by photographers Sukita and Chris Walter.

 

LET’S DANCE (FULL-LENGTH DEMO) c/w LET’S DANCE (LIVE)

The 45 rpm 12” single features the first appearance of the full length demo of ‘Let’s Dance’ which was previously released in an edited form digitally for David’s birthday on 8th January this year. The full-length demo version clocks in at 7.34 and like the edited version this was mixed by Nile Rodgers (original co-producer of the demo with David) in December of last year.

 

The demo is backed by the live version of ‘Let’s Dance’ recorded live at Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 12 September, 1983 and mixed by Bob Clearmountain. This version can be seen in the Serious Moonlight concert film and was also previously available on the AA side of the now very rare Australian ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition exclusive yellow vinyl 7” single. The sleeve of the 12” single is a differently coloured variation of the original ‘Let’s Dance’ single cover.

 

BOWIE NOW

This is the first commercial release of a rare 1977 US only promotional-only LP on white vinyl. The tracks are drawn from the Low and “Heroes” albums and all of the audio is from the A New Career In A New Town box set remastered by Tony Visconti. The package now features a newly designed inner sleeve with a rarely seen black and white image of David in Berlin in 1977.

 

 

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DAVID BOWIE – WELCOME TO THE BLACKOUT (LIVE LONDON ’78) (3 LP SET)

 

Side 1

1. Warszawa

2. “Heroes”

3. What In The World

 

Side 2

1. Be My Wife

2. The Jean Genie

3. Blackout

4. Sense Of Doubt

 

Side 3

1. Speed Of Life

2. Sound And Vision

3. Breaking Glass

4. Fame

5. Beauty And The Beast

 

Side 4

1. Five Years

2. Soul Love

3. Star

4. Hang On To Yourself

5. Ziggy Stardust

6. Suffragette City

 

Side 5

1. Art Decade

2. Alabama Song

3. Station To Station

 

Side 6

1. TVC 15

2. Stay

3. Rebel Rebel

 

Produced by David Bowie. Recorded live at Earls Court 30th June and 1st July 1978 by Tony Visconti. Mixed by David Bowie and David Richards at Mountain Studios, Montreux, 17th– 22nd January 1979.

 

Musicians

David Bowie – vocals, chamberlain

Carlos Alomar – rhythm guitar

Adrian Belew – lead guitar

Dennis Davis – drums, percussion

Simon House – electric violin

Sean Mayes – piano, string ensemble

George Murray – bass guitar

Roger Powell – keyboards, synthesizer

Background vocals – Carlos Alomar, Adrian Belew, Sean Mayes, George Murray and Roger Powell

 

 

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DAVID BOWIE – LET’S DANCE (FULL-LENGTH DEMO) (12” SINGLE)

 

Side A

Let’s Dance (Full-length demo) (7.34)

Produced by David Bowie and Nile Rodgers

Arranged by David Bowie and Nile Rodgers

Mixed by Nile Rodgers and Russell Graham at Le Crib Studios, November 2017

Recorded on 19th December 1982 at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland by David Richards

 

Side B

Let’s Dance (Live) (4.34)

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain. Recorded live at Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 12th September 1983

 

 

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DAVID BOWIE – BOWIE NOW (WHITE VINYL LP)

 

Side 1

1. V-2 Schneider

2. Always Crashing In The Same Car

3. Sons Of The Silent Age

4. Breaking Glass

5. Neuköln

 

Side 2

1. Speed Of Life

2. Joe The Lion

3. What In The World

4. Blackout

5. Weeping Wall

6. The Secret Life Of Arabia

 

Side 1 tracks 2 and 4 and side 2 tracks 1, 3 and 5:

Mixed by Tony Visconti at Hansa by the Wall, Berlin

Recorded at The Château d’Hérouville and Hansa by the Wall, Berlin between September and October 1976.

 

Side 1 tracks 1, 3 and 5 and side 2 tracks 2, 4 and 6:

Recorded at Hansa by the Wall, Berlin between July and August 1977.

 

Engineers – Tony Visconti and Colin Thurston, and Mountain Studios, Montreux

Assistant engineers – David Richards and Eugene Chaplin

Hansa By The Wall in-house engineer – Eduard Meyer

Mixed at Mountain Studios, Montreux

Remastering overseen by Tony Visconti

 

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