Hear rare David Bowie track unavailable since 1971

One of the rarities compiled in the forthcoming Five Years 1969-1973 box set

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Ahead of the release of David Bowie‘s Five Years 1969-1973 box set, The Guardian are hosting a version of “Holy Holy” that has been unavailable since 1971.

Click here to listen to it.

The version of “Holy Holy” appears on Re:Call 1, a 2-disc compilation of rarities including non-album singles, single versions & b-sides.


The Guardian reports that this version of “Holy Holy” was originally released as single in January 1971. It was recorded with the members of Blue Mink in November 1970, after The Man Who Sold The World sessions had finished. A new, faster version of the song was recorded in 1971, but remained unreleased until appearing as the B-side of Diamond Dogs in 1974. It has been unavailable since then.

David Bowie Five Years 1969 – 1973 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.

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.

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