New David Bowie Available Now, Plus Record Store Day Release Announced

David Bowie

New David Bowie Available Now, Plus Record Store Day Release Announced

'The Man Who Sold the World (ChangesNowBowie Version)' won't be the only song from those celebration sessions that will be made physically available since the original airing, thanks to the entire 9-track album coming soon.

The remaining five songs from the EP will be released by record label Parlophone on a weekly basis starting January 17, 2020.

To celebrate what would have been David Bowie's 73rd birthday, Parlophone have announced two releases from the star.

Bowie died on January 11, 2016 after an 18-month battle with cancer - and just days after he launched his Blackstar album. He was 69. Australian street artist James Cochran, also known as Jimmy C, created this mural depicting Bowie in 2013. It was broadcast once by BBC Radio 1 in the United Kingdom in 1997. Available in limited quantities on April 18th, the nine-track collection will feature the newly unveiled take on "The Man Who Sold the World" along with the rest of the namesake radio session.

The "ChangesNowBowie" broadcast featured an interview with Bowie by Mary Ann Hobbs interspersed with specially recorded birthday messages and questions from the likes of Scott Walker, Damon Albarn, Bono, Robert Smith, and many more.

The songs from the mostly acoustic session are some of Bowie's favorites and include "Lady Stardust", "Repetition", "Aladdin Sane" and a cover of Velvet Underground's "White Light/White Heat".

With a sitar-mimicking guitar synth (played by longtime Bowie collaborator Reeves Gabrels) taking center stage and without the cacophony of eclectic percussion, this "ChangesNowBowie" version leans more into the somber, solitary and searching narrative of the tune.

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