Album artwork for Divine Symmetry by David Bowie
Album artwork for Divine Symmetry by David Bowie
Album artwork for Divine Symmetry by David Bowie

It's everything you hoped it could be, the genesis of Hunky Dory - one of the greatest albums of all time.

Box Set Overview

Parlophone Records proudly announces David Bowie Divine Symmetry, a four-CD, one blu-ray box set. This 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.

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.


Tracklist 4CD


* 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 *
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*


Recorded live to 2 track tape.


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)


2021 mixes
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)*


Tracklist (Blu-ray Audio)
* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
HUNKY DORY 2015 REMASTER
1 Changes
2 Oh! You Pretty Things
3 Eight Line Poem
4 Life On Mars?
5 Kooks
6 Quicksand
7 Fill Your Heart
8 Andy Warhol
9 Song For Bob Dylan
10 Queen Bitch
11 The Bewlay Brothers


A DIVINE SYMMETRY (AN ALTERNATIVE
JOURNEY THROUGH HUNKY DORY)
1 Changes (2021 alternative mix)
2 Oh! You Pretty Things (BOWPROMO mix)
3 Eight Line Poem (BOWPROMO mix)
4 Life On Mars? (original ending version)*
5 Kooks (BOWPROMO mix)
6 Quicksand (2021 mix – early version)
7 Fill Your Heart (2021 alternative mix)*
8 Bombers (2021 alternative mix)*
9 Andy Warhol (original mix)*
10 Song For Bob Dylan (2021 alternative
mix)*
11 Queen Bitch (BOWPROMO mix)
12 The Bewlay Brothers (2021 alternative
mix)*


Bonus mix
13 Life On Mars? (2016 mix)
SOUNDS OF THE 70S: BOB HARRIS
14 The Supermen
15 Oh! You Pretty Things
16 Eight Line Poem
17 Kooks*
18 Fill Your Heart*
19 Amsterdam*
20 Andy Warhol*

Vinyl Overview

Parlophone Records proudly announces David Bowie, Divine Symmetry, the vinyl companion to the 4CD/1 Blu-Ray box set, released in November 2022. This 1LP brings together early mixes of Hunky Dory tracks originally featured on the BOWPROMO album in 1971 along with new alternative Ken Scott mixes to create an alternative version of the Hunky Dory album, also featuring the session outtake Bombers.

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.

Tracklist
Side 1
1 Changes (2021 alternative mix) (3.38)
2 Oh! You Pretty Things (BOWPROMO mix) (3.12)
3 Eight Line Poem (BOWPROMO mix) (2.52)
4 Life On Mars? (original ending version) (4.01)
5 Kooks (BOWPROMO mix) (2.53)
6 Quicksand (2021 mix – early version) (5.01)

Side 2
7 Fill Your Heart (2021 alternative mix) (3.12)
8 Bombers (2021 alternative mix) (2.42)
9 Andy Warhol (original mix)
10 Song For Bob Dylan (2021 alternative mix) (4.22)
11 Queen Bitch (BOWPROMO mix) (3.16)
12 The Bewlay Brothers (2021 alternative mix) (5.26)

David Bowie

Divine Symmetry

Parlophone
Album artwork for Divine Symmetry by David Bowie
LP

$26.99

Alternative version of the Hunky Dory album

Black
Released 02/24/2023Catalogue Number

5054197183362

Album artwork for Divine Symmetry by David Bowie
Mixed+x5

$129.00

4CD / 1 Blu-Ray

Released 11/25/2022Catalogue Number

190296268250

David Bowie

Divine Symmetry

Parlophone
Album artwork for Divine Symmetry by David Bowie
LP

$26.99

Alternative version of the Hunky Dory album

Black
Released 02/24/2023Catalogue Number

5054197183362

Album artwork for Divine Symmetry by David Bowie
Mixed+x5

$129.00

4CD / 1 Blu-Ray

Released 11/25/2022Catalogue Number

190296268250

It's everything you hoped it could be, the genesis of Hunky Dory - one of the greatest albums of all time.

Box Set Overview

Parlophone Records proudly announces David Bowie Divine Symmetry, a four-CD, one blu-ray box set. This 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.

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.


Tracklist 4CD


* 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 *
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*


Recorded live to 2 track tape.


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)


2021 mixes
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)*


Tracklist (Blu-ray Audio)
* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
HUNKY DORY 2015 REMASTER
1 Changes
2 Oh! You Pretty Things
3 Eight Line Poem
4 Life On Mars?
5 Kooks
6 Quicksand
7 Fill Your Heart
8 Andy Warhol
9 Song For Bob Dylan
10 Queen Bitch
11 The Bewlay Brothers


A DIVINE SYMMETRY (AN ALTERNATIVE
JOURNEY THROUGH HUNKY DORY)
1 Changes (2021 alternative mix)
2 Oh! You Pretty Things (BOWPROMO mix)
3 Eight Line Poem (BOWPROMO mix)
4 Life On Mars? (original ending version)*
5 Kooks (BOWPROMO mix)
6 Quicksand (2021 mix – early version)
7 Fill Your Heart (2021 alternative mix)*
8 Bombers (2021 alternative mix)*
9 Andy Warhol (original mix)*
10 Song For Bob Dylan (2021 alternative
mix)*
11 Queen Bitch (BOWPROMO mix)
12 The Bewlay Brothers (2021 alternative
mix)*


Bonus mix
13 Life On Mars? (2016 mix)
SOUNDS OF THE 70S: BOB HARRIS
14 The Supermen
15 Oh! You Pretty Things
16 Eight Line Poem
17 Kooks*
18 Fill Your Heart*
19 Amsterdam*
20 Andy Warhol*

Vinyl Overview

Parlophone Records proudly announces David Bowie, Divine Symmetry, the vinyl companion to the 4CD/1 Blu-Ray box set, released in November 2022. This 1LP brings together early mixes of Hunky Dory tracks originally featured on the BOWPROMO album in 1971 along with new alternative Ken Scott mixes to create an alternative version of the Hunky Dory album, also featuring the session outtake Bombers.

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.

Tracklist
Side 1
1 Changes (2021 alternative mix) (3.38)
2 Oh! You Pretty Things (BOWPROMO mix) (3.12)
3 Eight Line Poem (BOWPROMO mix) (2.52)
4 Life On Mars? (original ending version) (4.01)
5 Kooks (BOWPROMO mix) (2.53)
6 Quicksand (2021 mix – early version) (5.01)

Side 2
7 Fill Your Heart (2021 alternative mix) (3.12)
8 Bombers (2021 alternative mix) (2.42)
9 Andy Warhol (original mix)
10 Song For Bob Dylan (2021 alternative mix) (4.22)
11 Queen Bitch (BOWPROMO mix) (3.16)
12 The Bewlay Brothers (2021 alternative mix) (5.26)