David Bowie – WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 – 1976) (Released 23rd September)

£224.99 – x 13 LP Boxset with 84 page book

The follow up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed DAVID BOWIE ‘FIVE YEARS (1969 – 1973)’ this thirteen LP box features all of the material officially released by Bowie during the so-called ‘American’ phase of his career from 1974 to 1976.

The box set, which is named after a track recorded in 1974 but not officially released until the 1990’s, includes ‘DIAMOND DOGS’, ‘DAVID LIVE’ (in original and 2005 mixes), ‘YOUNG AMERICANS’ and ‘STATION TO STATION’ (in original and 2010 mixes) as well as ‘THE GOUSTER’, ‘LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM 76’ and a new compilation entitled ‘RE:CALL 2’ which is a collection of single versions and non-album b-sides.

All of the formats include tracks that have never before appeared on LP as well as new remasters.

Exclusive to the box set is ‘THE GOUSTER previously unreleased as a complete album it was recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia in 1974 and produced by Tony Visconti. The album was mixed and mastered before David decamped to New York to work with John Lennon and Harry Maslin on what became the ‘YOUNG AMERICANS’ album. ‘THE GOUSTER’ contains three previously unreleased mixes of ‘Right’, ‘Can You Hear Me’ and ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’.

For the 2016 release, Tony Visconti has overseen the mastering from the original tapes and photos taken by Eric Stephen Jacobs have been put together for the sleeve based around one of David’s original concepts for the album.

Also exclusive to the box set will be the remastered ‘DAVID LIVE (original mix)’, the 2010 Harry Maslin mix of ‘STATION TO STATION’ (previously only available on an audio only DVD in 5.1 and stereo as part of the ‘STATION TO STATION’ Deluxe box set in 2010) and ‘RE:CALL 2’.

RE:CALL 2’ features the original single mix of ‘Rebel Rebel’, which has only featured on a 40th anniversary picture disc in 2014 since its original release on single in 1974, and a previously unreleased on CD Australian single edit of ‘Diamond Dogs’, the only place in the world that this edit was issued. Also appearing on CD for the first time is the single edit of the live version of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me’, which was issued to radio stations in the U.S. to help promote the ‘DAVID LIVE’ album.

‘RE:CALL 2’ features newly originated artwork with 1975 in-studio images from the ‘STATION TO STATION’ recording sessions by David’s friend and backing vocalist Geoff MacCormack aka Warren Peace.

The alternative cover for the 2010 mix of ‘STATION TO STATION’ by Harry Maslin, features the originally intended colour sleeve for the album that never got further than a few colour proofs and was replaced by the more familiar black and white image.

The box set’s accompanying 84 page book will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Eric Stephen Jacobs, Tom Kelley, Geoff MacCormack, Terry O’Neill, Steve Schapiro, and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producers Tony Visconti and Harry Maslin.

Product Breakdown:

 

  • 84 Page hardback book
  • Diamond Dogs (remastered) (1 LP)
  • David Live (original mix) (remastered) (2 LP) *
  • David Live (2005 mix) (remastered) (3 LP)
  • The Gouster (previously unreleased as an album) (1 LP) *
  • Young Americans (remastered) (1 LP)
  • Station To Station (remastered) (1 LP)
  • Station To Station (Harry Maslin 2010 mix) (1 LP) *
  • Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 (2 LP)
  • Re:Call 2 (Single versions and non album B-sides) (remastered) (1 LP) *

 

* Exclusive to ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)’

Track Listing

DIAMOND DOGS

Released on RCA APLI 0576 (U.K.) / CPLI 0576 (U.S.) on 31st May, 1974.

 

Side 1.

  1. Future Legend
  2. Diamond Dogs
  3. Sweet Thing
  4. Candidate
  5. Sweet Thing (Reprise)
  6. Rebel Rebel

 

Side 2. 

  1. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me
  2. We Are The Dead
  3. 1984
  4. Big Brother
  5. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family

 

DAVID LIVE (ORIGINAL MIX)

Released on RCA APL2 0771 (U.K.) / CPL2-0771 (U.S.) on 29thOctober, 1974.

 

David Live was culled from performances on the 8th, 9th, 10th11th and 12th of July, 1974 at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia.

 

Side 1

  1. 1984
  2. Rebel Rebel
  3. Moonage Daydream
  4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)

 

Side 2

  1. Changes
  2. Suffragette City
  3. Aladdin Sane
  4. All The Young Dudes
  5. Cracked Actor

 

Side 3

  1. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me
  2. Watch That Man
  3. Knock On Wood
  4. Diamond Dogs

 

Side 4

  1. Big Brother
  2. The Width Of A Circle
  3. The Jean Genie
  4. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

 

DAVID LIVE (2005 MIX)

 David Live was culled from performances on the 8th, 9th, 10th11th and 12th of July, 1974 at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia.

Released on EMI 874 3042 on CD and also in 5.1 on the DVD-Audio EMI 874 3049 on 14th November, 2005.

 

Side 1

  1. 1984
  2. Rebel Rebel
  3. Moonage Daydream
  4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)

 

Side 2

  1. Changes
  2. Suffragette City
  3. Aladdin Sane
  4. All The Young Dudes

 

Side 3

  1. Cracked Actor
  2. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me
  3. Watch That Man
  4. Knock On Wood

 

Side 4

  1. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  2. Space Oddity
  3. Diamond Dogs

 

Side 5

  1. Panic In Detroit
  2. Big Brother
  3. Time

 

Side 6

  1. The Width Of A Circle
  2. The Jean Genie
  3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

 

THE GOUSTER

 Previously unreleased as a complete album.

 Side 1

  1. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a single in 1979 to promote the ‘Changestwobowie’ compilation.
  2. Somebody Up There Likes Me – alternative early previously unreleased mix
  3. It’s Gonna Be Me – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of ‘Young Americans’ in 1990. An alternative mix with strings was released on the 2007 EMI edition of ‘Young Americans’.

 

Side 2

  1. Who Can I Be Now? – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of ‘Young Americans’ in 1990.
  2. Can You Hear Me – alternative early previously unreleased version.
  3. Young Americans – same version that ended up on ‘Young Americans’.
  4. Right – alternative early previously unreleased version.

 

 

YOUNG AMERICANS

 Released on RCA RS 1006 (U.K.) / AQL1-0998 (U.S.) on 7thMarch, 1975.

 

Side 1

  1. Young Americans
  2. Win
  3. Fascination
  4. Right

 

Side 2

  1. Somebody Up There Likes Me
  2. Across The Universe
  3. Can You Hear Me
  4. Fame

 

STATION TO STATION

 Released on RCA APL1 1327 on 23rd January, 1976.

 STATION TO STATION (2010 HARRY MASLIN MIX)

 

First released on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 in 5.1 and in stereo at 48kHz/24bit on the DVD format within the Station To Station deluxe set on 20th September, 2010.

 

Side 1

  1. Station To Station
  2. Golden Years
  3. Word On A Wing

 

Side 2

  1. TVC 15
  2. Stay
  3. Wild Is The Wind

 

LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM ’76

 Recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY, U.S.A., 23rd March, 1976. Released on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 within the Station To Station deluxe set on 20th September, 2010.

 

Side 1

  1. Station To Station
  2. Suffragette City
  3. Fame
  4. Word On A Wing

 

Side 2

  1. Stay
  2. Waiting For The Man
  3. Queen Bitch

 

Side 3

  1. Life On Mars?
  2. Five Years
  3. Panic In Detroit
  4. Changes
  5. TVC 15

 

Side 4

  1. Diamond Dogs
  2. Rebel Rebel
  3. The Jean Genie

 

RE:CALL 2

 

Non Album Singles, Single Versions and B-Sides. 

 

Side 1:

  1. Rebel Rebel (original single mix)
  2. Diamond Dogs (Australian single edit)
  3. Rebel Rebel (U.S. single version)
  4. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me (live – promotional single edit)
  5. Panic In Detroit (live)
  6. Young Americans (original single edit)

 

Side 2:

  1. Fame (original single edit)
  2. Golden Years (original single version)
  3. Station To Station (original single edit)
  4. TVC 15 (original single edit)
  5. Stay (original single edit)
  6. Word On A Wing (original single edit)
  7. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) (1975) (single version)

 

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