A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 – 1982) is the follow-up to FIVE YEARS (1969 – 1973) and WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 – 1976), the new set will contain a brand new remix of the 1979 album LODGER by long time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti.
The eleven CD box, thirteen-piece vinyl set and the Mastered For iTunes and standard digital download sets feature 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, appearing here for the very first time in its entirety on CD, and is closed by SCARY MONSTERS (AND SUPER CREEPS).
The box set includes LOW, HEROES, STAGE (ORIGINAL and 2017 VERSIONS) the former in the vinyl box will be pressed on yellow vinyl, replicating its original limited edition U.K. release and the latter of which featuring two previously unreleased tracks, LODGER, LODGER (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix), SCARY MONSTERS (AND SUPER CREEPS), RE:CALL 3 and the HEROES E.P.
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 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 and digitally. ‘Beauty And The Beast’ (extended version) is available now as digital download upon pre-order of the box set.
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box set’s accompanying book, 128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Anton Corbijn, Helmut Newton, Andrew Kent, Steve Schapiro, Duffy and many others as well as historical press reviews and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.
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.