David Bowie announces Record Store Day releases

David Bowie will release two limited edition picture discs on Record Store Day next month. The annual celebration of music shops will take place on April 19 and Bowie has outlined plans to release a 7" picture disc of "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" in the UK, while North American fans will be able to purchase the single "1984" on 7" picture disc.

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David Bowie will release two limited edition picture discs on Record Store Day next month.

The annual celebration of music shops will take place on April 19 and Bowie has outlined plans to release a 7″ picture disc of “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide” in the UK, while North American fans will be able to purchase the single “1984” on 7″ picture disc.

First released as a single in 1974, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide” celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014 with the new release set to come backed with “Farewell Speech” recorded at the final Ziggy Stardust concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in July 1973.

The track listing for “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide” 40th Anniversary 7″ Picture Disc is:
A-Side “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide”
AA-Side “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide inc Farewell Speech” (Live Ziggy Stardust The Motion Picture version)

Catalogue No DBROCK40

The track listing for “1984” 40th Anniversary 7″ Picture Disc is:
A-Side “1984”
AA-Side “1984 (Live On The Dick Cavett Show)”

Catalogue No DB401984

These are the latest in the run of Bowie’s 40th anniversary 7″ picture discs, following on from “Starman”, “John I’m Only Dancing”, “The Jean Genie”, “Drive In Saturday”, “Live On Mars”, “Sorrow” and “Rebel Rebel”.

Meanwhile, in this month’s issue of Uncut we celebrate the 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s album Diamond Dogs. You can find details about it here.


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