Price: £189.99
Format: boxset
Artist: David Bowie
CatNo: 0190295989835
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The follow up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed Five Years (1969 - 1973), this thirteen LP box features all of the material officially released by Bowie during the 'American' phase of his career from 1974 to 1976.
 
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The box set includes DIAMOND DOGS, DAVID LIVE (in original and 2005 mixes), YOUNG AMERICANS and STATION TO STATION (in original and 2010 mixes), as well as THE GOUSTER, LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM 76 and a new compilation RE:CALL 2, which collects single versions and non-album b-sides.
 
Exclusive to the box set is THE GOUSTER. Previously unreleased as a complete album, it was recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia in 1974 and produced by Tony Visconti. The album was mixed and mastered before David decamped to New York to work with John Lennon and Harry Maslin on what became the YOUNG AMERICANS album. THE GOUSTER contains three previously unreleased mixes of Right, Can You Hear Me and Somebody Up There Likes Me.
 
For the 2016 release, Tony Visconti has overseen the mastering from the original tapes and photos taken by Eric Stephen Jacobs have been put together for the sleeve based around one of David’s original concepts for the album.
 
Also exclusive to the box set will be the remastered DAVID LIVE (original mix), the 2010 Harry Maslin mix of STATION TO STATION (previously only available on an audio only DVD in 5.1 and stereo as part of the STATION TO STATION Deluxe box set in 2010) and RE:CALL 2.
 
RE:CALL 2 features the original single mix of Rebel Rebel, which has only featured on a 40th anniversary picture disc in 2014 since its original release on single in 1974, and a previously unreleased on CD Australian single edit of Diamond Dogs, the only place in the world that this edit was issued. Also appearing on CD for the first time is the single edit of the live version of Rock 'n' Roll With Me, which was issued to radio stations in the U.S. to help promote the DAVID LIVE album.
 
RE:CALL 2 features artwork with 1975 in-studio images from the STATION TO STATION sessions by David's friend and backing vocalist Geoff MacCormack (aka Warren Peace).
 
The alternative cover for the 2010 mix of STATION TO STATION by Harry Maslin, features the originally intended colour sleeve for the album that never got further than a few colour proofs and was replaced by the more familiar black and white image.
 
The box set's accompanying 128 page book features rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Eric Stephen Jacobs, Tom Kelley, Geoff MacCormack, Terry O'Neill, Steve Schapiro, and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producers Tony Visconti and Harry Maslin.
 
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Product Breakdown:
 
* 84 Page hardback book 
* Diamond Dogs (remastered) (1 LP) 
* David Live (original mix) (remastered) (2 LP) *
* David Live (2005 mix) (remastered) (3 LP)
* The Gouster (previously unreleased as an album) (1 LP) 
* Young Americans (remastered) (1 LP)
* Station To Station (remastered) (1 LP) 
* Station To Station (Harry Maslin 2010 mix) (1 LP) 
* Live Nassau Coliseum '76 (2 LP)  
* Re:Call 2 (Single versions and non album B-sides) (remastered) (1 LP) 

 

DIAMOND DOGS
Released on RCA APLI 0576 (U.K.) / CPLI 0576 (U.S.) on 31st May, 1974. 
 
Side 1.
1. Future Legend
2. Diamond Dogs
3. Sweet Thing
4. Candidate
5. Sweet Thing (Reprise) 
6. Rebel Rebel
 
Side 2. 
1. Rock 'n' Roll With Me 
2. We Are The Dead
3. 1984
4. Big Brother
5. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family 
 
DAVID LIVE (ORIGINAL MIX)
Released on RCA APL2 0771 (U.K.) / CPL2-0771 (U.S.) on 29thOctober, 1974.
 
David Live was culled from performances on the 8th, 9th, 10th11th and 12th of July, 1974 at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia.
 
Side 1
1. 1984
2. Rebel Rebel
3. Moonage Daydream
4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)      
 
Side 2
1. Changes
2. Suffragette City
3. Aladdin Sane
4. All The Young Dudes
5. Cracked Actor
 
Side 3
1. Rock 'n' Roll With Me
2. Watch That Man
3. Knock On Wood
4. Diamond Dogs
 
Side 4
1. Big Brother
2. The Width Of A Circle
3. The Jean Genie
4. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
 
DAVID LIVE (2005 MIX)
 
David Live was culled from performances on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of July, 1974 at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia.
 
Released on EMI 874 3042 on CD and also in 5.1 on the DVD-Audio EMI 874 3049 on 14th November, 2005.
 
Side 1
1. 1984
2. Rebel Rebel
3. Moonage Daydream
4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)       
 
Side 2
1. Changes
2. Suffragette City
3. Aladdin Sane
4. All The Young Dudes
 
Side 3
1. Cracked Actor
2. Rock 'n' Roll With Me
3. Watch That Man
4. Knock On Wood
 
Side 4
1. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
2. Space Oddity
3. Diamond Dogs
 
Side 5
1. Panic In Detroit
2. Big Brother
3. Time
 
Side 6
1. The Width Of A Circle
2. The Jean Genie
3. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
 
THE GOUSTER
 
Previously unreleased as a complete album.
 
Side 1
1. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) - not on Young Americans, first released as a single in 1979 to promote the Changestwobowie compilation.
2. Somebody Up There Likes Me - alternative early previously unreleased mix
3. It's Gonna Be Me - not on Young Americans, first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of Young Americans in 1990. An alternative mix with strings was released on the 2007 EMI edition of Young Americans.
 
Side 2
1. Who Can I Be Now? - not on Young Americans, first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of Young Americans in 1990.
2. Can You Hear Me - alternative early previously unreleased version.
3. Young Americans - same version that ended up on Young Americans.
4. Right - alternative early previously unreleased version.
 
 
YOUNG AMERICANS
 
Released on RCA RS 1006 (U.K.) / AQL1-0998 (U.S.) on 7thMarch, 1975.
 
Side 1
1. Young Americans 
2. Win 
3. Fascination 
4. Right 
 
Side 2
1. Somebody Up There Likes Me 
2. Across The Universe 
3. Can You Hear Me 
4. Fame
 
STATION TO STATION
 
Released on RCA APL1 1327 on 23rd January, 1976.
 
STATION TO STATION (2010 HARRY MASLIN MIX)
 
First released on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 in 5.1 and in stereo at 48kHz/24bit on the DVD format within the Station To Station deluxe set on 20th September, 2010.
 
Side 1
1. Station To Station
2. Golden Years
3. Word On A Wing
 
Side 2
1. TVC 15
2. Stay
3. Wild Is The Wind
 
LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM '76
 
Recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY, U.S.A., 23rd March, 1976. Released on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 within the Station To Station deluxe set on 20th September, 2010.
 
Side 1
1. Station To Station 
2. Suffragette City 
3. Fame 
4. Word On A Wing 
 
Side 2
1. Stay 
2. Waiting For The Man 
3. Queen Bitch 
 
Side 3
1. Life On Mars?
2. Five Years 
3. Panic In Detroit 
4. Changes 
5. TVC 15 
 
Side 4
1. Diamond Dogs 
2. Rebel Rebel 
3. The Jean Genie
 
RE:CALL 2
 
Non Album Singles, Single Versions and B-Sides. 
 
Side 1:
1. Rebel Rebel (original single mix) 
2. Diamond Dogs (Australian single edit) 
3. Rebel Rebel (U.S. single version) 
4. Rock 'n' Roll With Me (live - promotional single edit) 
5. Panic In Detroit (live) 
6. Young Americans (original single edit) 
 
Side 2:
1. Fame (original single edit) 
2. Golden Years (original single version) 
3. Station To Station (original single edit) 
4. TVC 15 (original single edit) 
5. Stay (original single edit) 
6. Word On A Wing (original single edit) 
7. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (1975) (single version)