David Bowie announces latest vinyl reissues
David Bowie has confirmed details of his latest series of anniversary reissued singles, as well as announcing two exclusives to coincide with the latest leg of his David Bowie Is memorabilia exhibition.
October 2 sees the release of Space Oddity as a picture disc, featuring Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud on the B-side, including a spoken-word introduction. It’s being reissued to mark it reaching No 1 in the UK in 1975, when it was Bowie’s first single to hit the top spot.
Golden Years is reissued on November 13, 40 years after its initial release. It’s backed by Station To Station, with both songs issued in their single edits. The picture disc features photos by Steve Schapiro, with the picture on the Station To Station side never having been seen before.
Following its opening in London in 2013, Bowie’s memorabilia exhibition David Bowie Is reaches The Groninger Museum in the Dutch city of Groningen, where it will be on display from December 11-March 13. An exclusive orange vinyl 7” single for the exhibition, featuring Bowie’s covers of Jacques Brel’s songs Amsterdam and My Death, is released on December 15. The sleeve is of a previously-unseen photo by Brian Ward.
December 11 sees the release of a blue vinyl version of Bowie’s album Man Of Words/Man Of Music, which was the American version of his self-titled 1969 album.
Meanwhile, September 25 sees the releases of Bowie’s box-set Five Years: 1967-72. The first in a planned series of box-sets, it features 10 albums plus a new double-album or rarities on 13 vinyl LPs or 12 CDs.