David Bowie fans – and we know that there are more than a few of you out there – will be back flipping over the release of a new box set. Hot on the heels of the Five Years and Who Can I Be Now? sets comes A New Career In A New Town that will focus on albums and material released between 1977 and 1982.
Released on September 29, the eleven CD box, thirteen vinyl set will focus on the so-called Berlin Trilogy of Low, “Heroes” (both 1977), and Lodger (1979) as well as Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980). The set will also include two versions of Bowie’s 1978 live album, Stage, the Baal EP from 1982 and remixed version of the under-rated Lodger.
And now you’ll know to get for those of us with autumn and winter birthdays. We might even be happy to wait until Christmas. But no later than that.
“Tony Visconti has revisited the original [Lodger] multi-tracks at Human Studios and remixed the album with the benefit of modern technology to better highlight the album’s nuances,” a statement reads. “Always a personal favourite of David’s, this version of the album will also feature newly ‘remixed’ artwork featuring unseen images from the original cover photographic session from the archive of the Estate of photographer Duffy, working closely with his son Chris.”
Elsewhere, the new version of Stage will include previously unreleased versions of ‘The Jean Genie’ and ‘Suffragette City’. Elsewhere, there’s the Re:Call that features non-album singles, single versions and b-sides. These include the single version of ‘“Heroes”’, the 1979 verison of ‘Space Oddity’ and the soundtrack version of ‘Cat People (Putting Out The Fire)’.
So yes. Birthday or Christmas, then. Take a note and make a scribe a happy person.