Three intriguing David Bowie releases set for Record Store Day

Includes previously unreleased 1978 live album Welcome To The Blackout

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Record Store Day (April 21) will see the release of three new David Bowie vinyls featuring rare and unreleased material.

Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78) is a 3xLP live set from Bowie‘s Isolar II tour, recorded at Earls Court, London on June 30 and July 1 1978 by Tony Visconti. It was mixed by Bowie and David Richards at Mountain Studios, Montreux, in January 1979 but never officially released.

“Let’s Dance (Full-Length Demo)” is a 45rpm 12″ featuring the full version of the “Let’s Dance” demo that was digitally released earlier this year. It’s backed with a live version of the song recorded in Vancouver on September 12 1983 that was only previously released on a rare Australian single.

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Bowie Now is the first commercial release of a rare 1977 US-only promotional album featuring tracks from Low and “Heroes” (remastered here by Tony Visconti). It comes on white vinyl and features a newly designed inner sleeve with rarely seen black and white images taken in Berlin during 1977.

The full tracklisting for the releases is as follows:

WELCOME TO THE BLACKOUT (LIVE LONDON ’78)
Side 1
1. Warszawa
2. “Heroes”
3. What In The World
Side 2
1. Be My Wife
2. The Jean Genie
3. Blackout
4. Sense Of Doubt
Side 3
1. Speed Of Life
2. Sound And Vision
3. Breaking Glass
4. Fame
5. Beauty And The Beast
Side 4
1. Five Years
2. Soul Love
3. Star
4. Hang On To Yourself
5. Ziggy Stardust
6. Suffragette City
Side 5
1. Art Decade
2. Alabama Song
3. Station To Station
Side 6
1. TVC 15
2. Stay
3. Rebel Rebel

LET’S DANCE (FULL-LENGTH DEMO)
Side A
Let’s Dance (Full-length demo) (7.34)
Side B
Let’s Dance (Live) (4.34)

BOWIE NOW
Side 1
1. V-2 Schneider
2. Always Crashing In The Same Car
3. Sons Of The Silent Age
4. Breaking Glass
5. Neuköln
Side 2
1. Speed Of Life
2. Joe The Lion
3. What In The World
4. Blackout
5. Weeping Wall
6. The Secret Life Of Arabia

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