David Bowie announces exhaustive box-set
By Classic Pop | June 23, 2015
David Bowie has announced new box-set Five Years: 1969-73, which rounds up all his music from 1969’s self-titled debut album to 1973’s Pin Ups.
Out on September 25, Five Years will be the first in a series of box-sets of Bowie’s career and includes a new double-album of singles, remixes and B-sides.
The new album, Re:Call 1, includes a previously-unreleased single edit of All The Madmen; the original single version of Holy Holy which hasn’t been reissued since its release in 1971 and a stereo remix of the album Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders Of Mars which was only available on the 40th anniversary DVD version of the album by its original producer Ken Scott in 2003.
The CD and vinyl versions feature the same content across 13 heavyweight vinyl albums and 12 gold-coloured CDs. An accompanying 84-page book features a foreword by Ray Davies, sleevenotes by producers Tony Visconti and Ken Scott, rarely-seen photos and contemporaneous press reviews for each album.
As well as Bowie’s six studio albums and Re:Call 1, the box includes the live albums Santa Monica ’72 and Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture.
Bowie continues to work on new songs for Lazarus, the musical of his film The Man Who Fell To Earth, which is due to run at New York Theater Workshop from December.