Nel giorno del 73esimo compleanno di David Bowie, Parlophone Records ha annunciato l’uscita di due nuovi progetti. Is It Any Wonder?, un EP di sei tracce rare ed inedite che saranno pubblicate nel corso di sei settimane, e la live session ChangesNowBowie.
La prima canzone estratta dall’EP è una versione mai pubblicata di The Man Who Sold the World. Il brano è disponibile da oggi come singolo, solo in streaming, in celebrazione sia del compleanno del Duca Bianco che del 50esimo anniversario della scrittura e registrazione della canzone. Gli altri cinque brani saranno pubblicati, settimanalmente, dal 17 gennaio in poi.
Il brano è estrapolato da ChangesNowBowie, una sessione di 9 tracce registrata per la radio e trasmessa dalla BBC l’8 gennaio 1997, in occasione del 50esimo compleanno del cantante. Questa seconda release sarò pubblicata in quantità limitata in LP e CD per il Record Store Day il 18 aprile 2020.
Questa sessione, in gran parte acustica, è la versione ridotta all’osso di alcuni dei brani preferiti dell’artista tra le sue composizioni e fu prodotta da Bowie stesso, Reeves Gabrels e Mark Plati.
La copertina rappresenta un ritratto di Bowie, in bianco e nero, scattato a New York nel 1996 dal fotografo Albert Watson.
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PARLOPHONE TO ISSUE UNRELEASED BOWIE TRACKS “We spoke of was and when…” It’s likely that some of you have been expecting something on what would have been David Bowie’s 73rd birthday, after announcements on 8th January for the past couple of years. Indeed, if the calendar has clicked over to that date where you are, then you have possibly already found something. Now it’s 8th January in the country of his birth, here’s that announcement… + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + Parlophone Records is proud to announce DAVID BOWIE IS IT ANY WONDER? a six track EP of unreleased and rare tracks to be released over six weeks. The first of these is a previously unreleased version of ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, released today as a streaming-only 1 track digital single in celebration of both David’s birthday and the 50th anniversary of the writing and recording of this classic. Five more songs will be released on a weekly basis from 17th January. ’THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD’ (CHANGESNOWBOWIE VERSION) is taken from the 9-track session ChangesNowBowie, recorded for radio and broadcast by the BBC on David’s 50th birthday on 8th January, 1997. This mostly acoustic session was a stripped back affair featuring some of David’s favourites of his own compositions and was produced by Bowie himself, Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati. CHANGESNOWBOWIE was recorded and mixed at Looking Glass Studios in New York in November 1996 during rehearsals for David’s 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden. Gail Ann Dorsey (bass, vocals), Reeves Gabrels (guitars) and Mark Plati (keyboards and programming) accompanied David on the recording. CHANGESNOWBOWIE will be released in limited quantities on LP and CD for Record Store Day on 18th April, 2020. The cover art for the album will features a portrait of David by renowned photographer Albert Watson, taken in New York in 1996. (See montage for cover) More details will be announced shortly. ~ DAVID BOWIE 'THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD' (CHANGESNOWBOWIE) IS AVAILABLE NOW ON PARLOPHONE ~ DAVID BOWIE CHANGESNOWBOWIE RELEASED ON PARLOPHONE ON 18TH APRIL, 2020 FOR RECORD STORE DAY #BowieIIAW #CHANGESNOWBOWIE