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David Bowie A Divine Symmetry 4CD/1BR Box Set

$176.88
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Parlophone Records proudly announces DAVID BOWIE A DIVINE SYMMETRY, a four-CD, one blu-ray box set and digital equivalent. The collection celebrates the twelve months running up to the release of the album HUNKY DORY in December 1971 via home demos, BBC radio sessions and live and studio recordings.

DAVID BOWIE DIVINE SYMMETRY contains 48 previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period, and new alternative mixes of HUNKY DORY tracks by original co-producer Ken Scott.

Two books accompany DIVINE SYMMETRY, a 100-page hardback book featuring exclusive memorabilia and photos alongside a 60-page replica composite of Bowie's notebooks from the era featuring handwritten lyrics, costume drawings, recording notes and set lists.

The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie expert Tris Penna, along with contributions from HUNKY DORY co-producer Ken Scott, lifelong Bowie friends Geoff MacCormack and George Underwood, singer Dana Gillespie, guitarist Mark Pritchett, Friars Aylesbury promoter David Stopps, publisher Bob Grace and photographer Louanne Richards.

1971 was a pivotal year for Bowie. He signed a record deal with RCA, he met Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop while in New York, became a father and penned the song "KOOKS" as a show of paternal pride, played live for the first time that June with Mick Ronson, Woody Woodmansey and Trevor Bolder, the band that would later be christened the Spiders From Mars and recorded the classic album HUNKY DORY.

 

DAVID BOWIE A DIVINE SYMMETRY TRACKLISTING

  • PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

CD 1

THE SONGWRITING DEMOS PLUS

  1. Tired Of My Life (demo) *
  2. How Lucky You Are (aka Miss Peculiar) (demo) *
  3. Shadow Man (demo)
  4. Looking For A Friend (demo) *
  5. Waiting For The Man (San Francisco hotel recording)*
  6. Quicksand (San Francisco hotel recording) *
  7. King Of The City (demo) *
  8. Song For Bob Dylan (demo) *
  9. Right On Mother (demo) *
  10. Quicksand (demo)
  11. Queen Bitch (demo) *
  12. Kooks (demo) *
  13. Amsterdam (demo) *
  14. Life On Mars? (demo) *
    Bonus acetate dubs:
  15. Changes (demo) *
  16. Bombers (demo) *

CD 2

BBC RADIO IN CONCERT: JOHN PEEL
David Bowie and Friends (mono)

  1. Queen Bitch *
  2. Bombers
  3. The Supermen *
  4. Looking For A Friend
  5. Almost Grown
  6. Kooks
  7. Song For Bob Dylan *
  8. Andy Warhol *
  9. It Ain't Easy
    David Bowie and Friends (stereo)
  10. Queen Bitch *
  11. The Supermen *
  12. Looking For A Friend *
  13. Kooks *
  14. Song For Bob Dylan *
  15. Andy Warhol *T
  16. It Ain't Easy *

CD 3

BBC RADIO SESSION AND LIVE

  1. The Supermen
  2. Oh! You Pretty Things
  3. Eight Line Poem
  4. Kooks *
  5. Fill Your Heart *
  6. Amsterdam *
  7. Andy Warhol *
  8. Introduction*
  9. Fill Your Heart*
  10. Buzz The Fuzz*
  11. Space Oddity*
  12. Amsterdam*
  13. The Supermen*
  14. Oh! You Pretty Things*
  15. Eight Line Poem*
  16. Changes*
  17. Song For Bob Dylan*
  18. Andy Warhol*
  19. Looking For A Friend*
  20. Round And Round*
  21. Waiting For The Man*

CD 4

ALTERNATIVE MIXES, SINGLES AND VERSIONS BOWPROMO mixes

  1. Oh! You Pretty Things
  2. Eight Line Poem
  3. Kooks
  4. Queen Bitch
  5. Quicksand
  6. Bombers – Andy Warhol intro
  7. Lightning Frightening (aka The Man)*
  8. Amsterdam (early mix)
  9. Changes (mono single)
  10. Andy Warhol (full length mono single)
  11. Amsterdam (single b-side mix)
  12. Life On Mars? (2016 mix)
  13. Changes (2021 alternative mix)
  14. Life On Mars? (original ending version)*
  15. Quicksand (2021 mix – early version)*
  16. Fill Your Heart (2021 alternative mix)*
  17. Bombers (2021 alternative mix)*
  18. Song For Bob Dylan (2021 alternative mix)*
  19. The Bewlay Brothers (2021 alternative mix)*

BLU-RAY AUDIO
All PCM Stereo 96kHz/24bit except ‘Life On Mars?’ (2016 mix):
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM Stereo 96kHz/24bit