Rough Trade Gifts of the Year 2017 No: 12
The follow-up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed Five Years (1969 – 1973) and Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976). This set contains a brand new remix of the 1979 album Lodger by long time Bowie producer / collaborator Tony Visconti. The box features all of the material officially released by Bowie between 1977 and 1982. It includes the so-called Berlin Trilogy of albums on which he collaborated with Visconti and Brian Eno as well as the Baal EP, and is closed by Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps). The box set, named after a track from the first of the so-called ‘Berlin Trilogy’ Low, includes Low, Heroes, Stage (Original and 2017 Versions) latter of which featuring two previously unreleased tracks, Lodger, Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix), Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), Re:Call 3 (featuring contemporary single versions, non-album singles, b-sides and songs featured on soundtracks) and the Heroes EP, a compilation exclusive to the set celebrating the 40th anniversary of the song, which rounds up the German and French album and single versions of the track in one place for the first time. Exclusive to each of the box sets is Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix). The remix was started with David's blessing before his passing in January last year. Tony Visconti has revisited the original multi-tracks at Human Studios and remixed the album with the benefit of modern technology to better highlight the album's nuances. 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. Also exclusive to each box is Re:Call 3, a new compilation featuring remastered contemporary single versions, non-album singles and b-sides, and songs featured on soundtracks. The cover features a photo by Christian Simonpietri taken at Hansa Studios in Berlin during the Heroes sessions in 1977. The Baal E.P. in its entirety is making its CD debut while Beauty And The Beast (extended version) and Breaking Glass (Australian single version) are making their debuts on CD.
11CD - The box set’s accompanying 128 page book features rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Anton Corbijn, Helmut Newton, Andrew Kent, Steve Schapiro, Duffy and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producer Tony Visconti. The CD box set includes faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums, and the CDs are gold coloured rather than the usual silver.
13LP - 13 LPs on 180 Gram Vinyl. The box set’s accompanying 84 page book features rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Anton Corbijn, Helmut Newton, Andrew Kent, Steve Schapiro, Duffy and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producer Tony Visconti.