David Bowie – Three Record Store Day Exclusives Available April 21

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David Bowie – Three Record Store Day Exclusives Available April 21
THREE VERY SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES ON APRIL 21
 
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                                                                                                                                           

LOS ANGELES - David Bowie vinyl releases are always a Record Store Day highlight and 2018 will be no exception. On April 21, 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 U.S. promo album BOWIE NOW.

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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 June 30 and July 1, 1978 by Tony Visconti and was mixed by Bowie and David Richards at Mountain Studios, Montreux, January 17-22, 1979. The newly designed trifold sleeve features imagery byphotographers Sukita and Chris Walter.       

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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 digitally in an edited form for Bowie's birthday on January 8 of this year. The full-length demo version clocks in at 7:34 and, like the edited version, was mixed by Nile Rodgers (original co-producer of the demo with Bowie) 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, September 12, 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 Isexhibition exclusive yellow vinyl 7" single. The sleeve of the 12" single is a different colored variation of the original "Let's Dance" single cover.  

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BOWIE NOW

This is the first commercial release of a rare 1977 U.S. only promotional-only LP on white vinyl. The tracks are drawn from the Low and "Heroes" albums and all of the audio is from theA New Career In A New Town boxed set, remastered by Tony Visconti. The package now features a newly designed inner sleeve with rarely seen black and white images taken in Berlin during 1977.   

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 June 30 and July 1, 1978 by Tony Visconti. Mixed by David Bowie and David Richards at Mountain Studios, Montreux, January 17-22, 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.

 

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 December 19, 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, September 12, 1983.  

 

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

 

DAVID BOWIE - WELCOME TO THE BLACKOUT (LIVE LONDON '78) (3 LP SET)

DAVID BOWIE - LET'S DANCE (DEMO) (12" SINGLE)

DAVID BOWIE - BOWIE NOW (WHITE VINYL LP)

Released on Parlophone April 21 2018.

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