David Bowie Announces New ‘Five Years 1969-1973′ Box
Mark your calendars, David Bowie fans: Sept. 25 brings Five Years 1969-1973, a 12-CD/13-LP collection that's being billed as "the first in a series of boxed sets spanning his career."
Promising "all of the material officially released by Bowie during the nascent stage of his career from 1969 to 1973" as well as "tracks that have never before appeared on CD/digitally as well as new remasters," Five Years collects six studio albums, some newly remastered, and an array of rarities, including the 2003 stereo remix of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, previously available only on the DVD portion of the record's 40th anniversary reissue.
While the 13-LP version of the box offers the albums pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl, the CD version includes "faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions" on gold discs. The Five Years box also bundles in a book (128 pages for the CD box, 84 pages for vinyl) that collects in-depth liner notes, reviews, rare photos, notes from producers Tony Visconti and Ken Scott and a foreword penned by Ray Davies.
Of particular interest to Bowie collectors will be Re:Call 1, a two-disc set of non-album singles, single edits and B-sides, including the original version of 1971's "Holy Holy" and a previously unreleased single version of "All the Madmen." According to the press release announcing Five Years, the Re:Call 1 artwork features an archival image from photographer Mick Rock.
Five Years 1969-1973 is being offered at a list price of $149.98 for the CD version and $249.98 for the vinyl. Check out the complete track listing below.
David Bowie's 'Five Years 1969-1973' Track Listing
David Bowie AKA Space Oddity (2015 remaster)
The Man Who Sold The World (2015 remaster)
Hunky Dory (2015 remaster)
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Pin Ups (2015 remaster)
Live Santa Monica '72
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture Soundtrack
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (2003 Ken Scott mix)
"Space Oddity" (Original UK Mono Single Edit)
"Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud" (Original UK Mono Single Version)
"Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola"
"The Prettiest Star" (Original Mono Single Version)
"Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 1)"
"Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 2)"
"All The Madmen" (Mono Single Edit) previously unreleased
"Holy Holy" (Original Mono Single Version) previously issued on original 1971 single
"Moonage Daydream" (The Arnold Corns Single Version)
"Hang on to Yourself" (The Arnold Corns Single Version)
"Changes" (Mono Single Version)
"Andy Warhol" (Mono Single Version)
"Starman" (Original Single Mix)
"John, I'm Only Dancing" (Original Single Version)
"The Jean Genie" (Original Single Mix)
"Drive-In Saturday" (German Single Edit)
"Round and Round"
"John, I'm Only Dancing" (Sax Version)
"Time" (U.S. Single Edit)
"Holy Holy" (Spiders Version)
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