This year marks the 45th Anniversary of David Bowie’s sixth studio album, Aladdin Sane. To celebrate the occasion, Parlophone has announced a single run, limited edition silver vinyl reissue. It will arrive 45 years to the day of its newly discovered official release date of April 20th. The LP will only be available for purchase in brick and mortar retail stores. In addition, Parlophone has revealed a remastered version of Bowie’s best of compilation, Changestwobowie, arriving on April 13th. Drawing on material spanning from 1971’s Hunky Dory through 1980’s Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), the reissue will be sold on high-resolution 192/24 and 96/24 digital CD, as well as standard digital for streaming and download. In addition, there will be a randomly available 180-gram vinyl edition on its initial limited run of black and blue vinyl before reverting solely to black vinyl.
Quite definitely the best Bowie record of all. Every track is a winner on this recording. He's helped out by Robert Fripp on guitar who stamps his personality all over this album. 'It's No Game pt1' is the first, hardest and most discordant song on the LP and Bowie sounds berserk on it!. Things calm down a bit with 'Up the Hill Backwards' but it's an odd little tune and a strange choice as a single. The title track is fantastic, particularly with the vocoded Dalek sounding vocals. We all know how great the two hit singles are so I'll skip them.
In 1972, at the height of David Bowie's newly ignited fame, former label Pye unlocked the vault and produced an EP, the aptly subtitled "For the Collector – Early David Bowie," reprising four of the six songs Bowie recorded during 1965-1966. Since that time, those four (plus their two companions) have established themselves among the most frequently revisited songs in his entire catalog, reissued so frequently, and in so many different formats, that there truly cannot be a single Bowie fan left out there who doesn't own them at least three times over.
The Sound+Vision 4 cd boxset covers DAVID BOWIE s career from 1969 to 1994 starting with the acoustic demo version of his first hit, Space Oddity to the return to his Bromley roots for the soundtrack to Hanif Kureishi s The Buddha Of Suburbia which is often cited as the most underrated piece in the Bowie canon. Sound+Vision is a collection spanning four decades, covering the 21 albums from Space Oddity through to The Buddha Of Suburbia. It s a rich survey of David Bowie's many musical lives offering a generous helping of hits, an intriguing dip into archives, classic album tracks and long lost B-sides, explosive live recordings, soundtrack recordings and remixes.