Last April, David Bowie’s estate announced the release of a new album titled THE ‘MERCURY’ DEMOS, which included 10 one-take recordings from 1969 that the iconic artist made alongside longtime collaborator John “Hutch” Hutchinson. Today (January 8), what would have been Bowie’s 73rd birthday, Parlophone Records has announced two new releases filled with unreleased songs and rarities. The first of the projects, titled DAVID BOWIE IS IT ANY WONDER? is a six-track EP that will release over the next six weeks. This includes a previously-unreleased version of “The Man Who Sold The World” that was recorded in November of 1996.
The song will also be included in a later release, titled CHANGESNOWBOWIE, which will arrive on April 18. That album will include nine songs in total and was equally recorded in November of 1996 during rehearsals for David’s 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden.
You can listen to the new version of “The Man Who Sold The World” and check out more info about the releases below.
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1. The Man Who Sold the World
2. The Supermen
3. Andy Warhol
5. Lady Stardust
6. White Light White Heat
7. Shopping for Girls
9. Aladdin Sane