David Bowie Releases '5 Years Box Set' 28 September
In 1971, David Bowie performed for the first time at what was then known as the ‘Glastonbury Fair’. Today in 2015 as the Glastonbury Festival approaches once more Parlophone Records has announced DAVID BOWIE FIVE YEARS 1969 – 1973, the first in a series of box sets spanning his career.
Exclusive to the box sets will be Re:Call 1, a new 2-disc compilation of non-album singles, single versions & b-sides. It features a previously unreleased single edit of ‘All The Madmen’, which was originally set for a U.S. release but was never actually released. Also included is the original version of ‘Holy Holy’, which was only ever released on the original 1971 Mercury single and hasn’t been available on any release since.
Exclusive to all versions of FIVE YEARS 1969 – 1973 will be a 2003 stereo remix of ‘The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ by the album’s original co-producer Ken Scott, previously only available on DVD with the LP/DVD format of the 40th anniversary edition of the album.
The vinyl box set has the same content as the CD set on pressed audiophile quality 180g vinyl.
The box set’s accompanying book, 128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen photos as well as technical notes about each album from producers Tony Visconti and Ken Scott, an original press review for each album and a short foreword by legendary Kinks front man Ray Davies.
The CD box set will include faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums and the CDs will be gold rather than the usual silver.
An alternate cover has been created for the 2003 mix of ‘Ziggy Stardust’ by Ken Scott, which features an outtake from the original Heddon Street photo session. There is also newly originated artwork for Re:Call 1 featuring a 1973 in-studio image from renowned photographer Mick Rock.