David Bowie’s Sound + Vision to Be Re-Released in September

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David Bowie’s superlative 1989 boxed set Sound + Vision is getting the reissue treatment once again. Last month, his website announced that the career-spanning set, which originally covered the years 1969 to 1980, will be re-released on September 22 on Parlophone. As earlier reported by The Second Disc, the anthology was first released on Rykodisc records as three discs with the fourth one being a CD-Video, which was later replaced by a CD-ROM. In 2003, the set was reissued by EMI/Virgin with the CD-ROM replaced and the addition of tracks from the ’80s through 1994. (No new additional tracks grace the 2014 version). From first glance of the pack shot, the new reissue also seems smaller in physical size compared to the original 1989 and 2003 setsm with the same cover photo featured in black-and-white. Sound + Vision is not your typical boxed set – while there are certain key tracks represented, some of the Thin White Duke’s biggest hits such as “Let’s Dance,” “Golden Years,” “Fame,” and “The Jean Genie” aren’t on the compilation; there’s a generous heaping of rarities that will appeal to fans who want to dig in deeper beyond the popular songs. Sound + Vision is one of the greatest boxed sets ever, and on its 25th anniversary, it deservedly gets a third life.

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Disc One

1. Space Oddity (original demo 1969)

2. The Wild-Eyed Boy From Freecloud (rare B-side version 1969)

3. The Prettiest Star (single version 1970)

4. London Bye Ta-Ta (stereo mix recorded 1970)

5. Black Country Rock (from The Man Who Sold The World)

6. The Man Who Sold The World (from The Man Who Sold The World)

7. The Bewlay Brothers (from Hunky Dory)

8. Changes (from Hunky Dory)

9. Round And Round (alternate vocal take 1971)

10. Moonage Daydream (from The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)

11. John I’m Only Dancing (Aladdin Sane outtake 1973)

12. Drive-In Saturday (from Aladdin Sane 1973)

13. Panic In Detroit (from Aladdin Sane 1973)

14. Ziggy Stardust (live from Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture 1973)

15. White Light/White Heat (live from Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture 1973)

16. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide (live from Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture 1973)

17. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (from Pinups 1973)

18. Sorrow (from Pinups 1973)

19. Don’t Bring Me Down (from Pinups 1973)

Disc Two:

1. 1984/Dodo (recorded 1973)

2. Big Brother (from Diamond Dogs 1974)

3. Rebel Rebel (rare single version 1974)

4.  Suffragette City (from David Live 1974)

5. Watch That Man (from David Live 1974)

6. Cracked Actor (from David Live 1974)

7. Young Americans (from Young Americans 1975)

8. Fascination (from Young Americans 1975)

9. After Today (Young Americans outtake 1975)

10. It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City (recorded 1975)

11. TVC15 (from Station To Station 1976)

12. Wild Is The Wind (from Station To Station 1976)

13. Sound And Vision (from Low 1977)

14. Be My Wife (from Low 1977)

15. Speed Of Life (from Low 1977)

16. ”Helden” (German version of Heroes – 1989 remix)

17. Joe The Lion (from Heroes 1977)

18. Sons Of The Silent Age (from Heroes 1977)

Disc Three:

1. Station To Station (from Stage 1978)

2. Warszawa (from Stage 1978)

3. Breaking Glass (from Stage 1978)

4.  Red Sails (from Lodger 1979)

5. Look Back In Anger (from Lodger 1979)

6. Boys Keep Swinging (from Lodger 1979)

7. Up The Hill Backwards (from Scary Monsters 1980)

8. Kingdom Come (from Scary Monsters 1980)

9.  Ashes To Ashes (from Scary Monsters 1980)

10. Baal’s Hymn (from Baal E.P.)

11. Drowned Girl (from Baal E.P.)

12. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (soundtrack album version)

13. China Girl (from Let’s Dance)

14. Ricochet (from Let’s Dance)

15. Modern Love (Live) (B-side)

16. Loving The Alien (from Tonight)

17. Dancing With The Big Boys (from Tonight)

Disc Four:

1. Blue Jean (from Tonight)

2. Time Will Crawl (from Never Let Me Down)

3. Baby Can Dance (from Tin Machine)

4. Amazing (from Tin Machine)

5. I Can’t Read (from Tin Machine)

6. Shopping For Girls (from Tin Machine II)

7. Goodbye Mr. Ed (from Tin Machine II)

8. Amlapura (from Tin Machine II)

9. You’ve Been Around (from Black Tie White Noise)

10. Nite Flights (Moodswings Back To Basics Remix Radio Edit)

11. Pallas Athena (Gone Midnight Mix)

12. Jump They Say (from Black Tie White Noise)

13. Buddha Of Suburbia (from The Buddha Of Suburbia)

14. Dead Against It (from The Buddha Of Suburbia)

15. South Horizon (from The Buddha Of Suburbia)

16. Pallas Athena (Live as Tao Jones Index)


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