David Bowie announces Five Years 1969 – 1973 box set

Due for release on September 25, 2015

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David Bowie has announced the first in a series of box sets spanning his career.

David Bowie Five Years 1969 – 1973 features all of the material officially released by Bowie during the early stage of his career.

It will be available across a number of formats: as a 12 CD box set, a 13 album vinyl set pressed on audiophile 180g vinyl and digital download.


Exclusive to the box sets will be Re:Call 1 a new 2-disc compilation of non-album singles, single versions & b-sides. It features a previously unreleased single edit of “All The Madmen“. Also included is the original version of “Holy Holy“, which was only ever released on the original 1971 Mercury single and hasn’t been available since.

Also exclusive to all versions of Five Years 1969 – 1973 will be a 2003 stereo remix of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by the album’s original co-producer Ken Scott, previously only available on DVD with the LP/DVD format of the 40th anniversary edition of the album.

The box set’s accompanying book, 128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen photos as well as technical notes about each album from producers Tony Visconti and Ken Scott, an original press review for each album and a short foreword by Ray Davies.


Uncut’s Ultimate Music Guide to David Bowie in UK shops now and also available to buy at our online store

David Bowie Five Years 1969 – 1973 tracklisting:

6 Original Studio Albums:
David Bowie AKA Space Oddity*
The Man Who Sold The World*
Hunky Dory*
The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Aladdin Sane

(*New 2015 Remasters)

2 Live Albums:
Live Santa Monica ‘72
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture Soundtrack

Exclusive To All Sets:
Re:Call 1
The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (2003 mix)

Re:Call 1 – Track Listing
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)*
Conversation Piece*
Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 1)
Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 2)
All The Madmen (mono single edit)*
Holy Holy (original mono single version)*
Moonage Daydream (The Arnold Corns single version)*
Hang On To Yourself (The Arnold Corns single version)*

CD 2
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)
Velvet Goldmine

All tracks stereo except *mono.

David Bowie Five Years 1969 – 1973 is released by Parlophone Records on September 25.

Click here to learn more about Uncut’s Ultimate Music Guide to David Bowie

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