David Bowie 1977-1982 Box Set Coming Soon

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The third in a series of box sets spanning David Bowie’s career, David Bowie A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982), will be released on September 29 via Parlophone Records and Rhino Records.

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed David Bowie Five Years (1969-1973) and David Bowie Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) is being released as a 11-CD box, a 13-piece vinyl set and digital formats. It will contain a brand new remix of the 1979 album Lodger by long time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti.

Pre-order the CD box here and the vinyl set here.

The collection includes the so-called “Berlin Trilogy” of albums on which he collaborated with Visconti and Brian Eno, and is completed by Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps).

Listen to a previously unreleased live version of “Suffragette City,” included in the box

The box set, announced July 12, is named after the final track on side one of Low, and includes Low, “Heroes,” Stage (original and 2017 versions), Lodger, Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 mix)’, Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) and a new compilation, Re:Call 3. The collection also includes the “Heroes” EP which rounds up the German and French album and single versions of the track in one place for the first time, a compilation exclusive to the set celebrating the 40th anniversary of the song.

Watch the unboxing video

Like we need an excuse to listen to the title cut from “Heroes”?

Complete track listings are available here.

Visconti’s new Lodger mix was started with Bowie’s blessing before his passing in January 2016. Visconti revisited the original multi-tracks and remixed the album with the benefit of modern technology to better highlight the album’s nuances. The new version of the album also features 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. Among these tracks are a 1979 version of “Space Oddity,” a single version of “Fashion,” the single version of the Queen and David Bowie hit, “Under Pressure” and the Bowie-Bing Crosby holiday favorite “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy.”

Hear the extended version of “Beauty and the Beast,” the first music released from the new collection

‘Beauty And The Beast’ (extended version) is available as a digital download upon pre-order of the box set. This version of the ‘“Heroes”’ album track is making its digital and CD debut having previously only been available on a rare US promo 12” and as a limited 12” release in Spain.


The physical box set’s accompanying book, 128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set, will feature 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.

Related: Bowie honored earlier this year with Royal Mail stamps

The CD box set will include faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums, and the CDs will be gold coloured rather than the usual silver. The vinyl box set has the same content as the CD set and is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl.

*A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982) will also be made available in High Definition audio digital formats (192kHZ/24bit and 96kHZ/24bit). Content varies from other formats due to the resolution of the available original source material.


LP Box Set:
84 Page hardback book
Low (remastered) (1LP)
“Heroes” (remastered) (1LP)
“Heroes” E.P. (remastered) (12” Single)*
Stage (remastered) (2LP Yellow Vinyl) *
Stage (2017) (remastered) (3LP)
Lodger (remastered) (1LP)
Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1LP)*
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1LP)
Re:Call 3 (non-album singles, single versions and b-sides) (remastered) (2LP)*

* Exclusive to ‘A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)’

CD Box Set:
128 Page hardback book
Low (remastered) (1CD)
“Heroes” (remastered) (1CD)
“Heroes” E.P. (remastered) (CD EP)*
Stage (remastered) (2CD)*
Stage (2017) (remastered) (2CD)
Lodger (remastered) (1CD)
Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1CD)*
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1CD)
Re:Call 3 (non-album singles, single versions and b-sides) (remastered) (1CD)*

* Exclusive to ‘A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)’

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