Deal alert / David Bowie: Big saving on Five Years 13LP vinyl box set

The 13LP vinyl version of David Bowie‘s Five Years 1969-1973 as available cheaply tonight on Amazon Italy.

If you’re prepared to wait ‘1 – 4 weeks’ you can get an order in now on the Italian site at the price of £120 (or €159). That’s £9.20 per vinyl record and a £50 saving on the UK price.

SDE TIP! When shopping on European Amazon, use the Google Chrome browser to automatically translate. You can also use your ‘home’ amazon log-in – new registration not required!


David Bowie / Five Years 1969-1973 vinyl box set

In The Box:

  • • David Bowie AKA Space Oddity*
  • • The Man Who Sold The World*
  • • Hunky Dory*
  • • The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
  • • Aladdin Sane
  • • Pin Ups*
  • • Live Santa Monica ‘72
  • • Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • • The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (2003 Ken Scott mix)
  • • Re:Call 1 (2LP set)

*new 2015 remasters

Re:Call 1 tracklisting

Disc 1

  1. Space Oddity (original UK mono single edit)*
  2. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (original UK mono single version)*
  3. Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola
  4. The Prettiest Star (original mono single version)*
  5. Conversation Piece*
  6. Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 1)
  7. Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 2)
  8. All The Madmen (mono single edit)* previously unreleased
  9. Janine*
  10. Holy Holy (original mono single version)* only ever issued on original ‘71 Mercury single
  11. Moonage Daydream (The Arnold Corns single version)*
  12. Hang On To Yourself (The Arnold Corns single version)*

Disc 2

  1. Changes (mono single version)*
  2. Andy Warhol (mono single version)*
  3. Starman (original single mix)
  4. John, I’m Only Dancing (original single version)
  5. The Jean Genie (original single mix)
  6. Drive-In Saturday (German single edit)
  7. Round And Round
  8. John, I’m Only Dancing (sax version)
  9. Time (U.S. single edit)
  10. Amsterdam
  11. Holy Holy (Spiders version)
  12. Velvet Goldmine

All tracks stereo except *mono.

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Just arrived from Amazon.it, looks very well packaged. Total cost £126. Many thanks Paul.


Yep mine arrived Saturday as well – very pleasant surprise !!


Just got confirmation that my copy has been posted as well. Now just need a cheap deal for the CD version of this and the Queen Studio Albums vinyl-box… :-D


I think that’s partly because they’re shipping UK orders from Scotland not Italy on this one.

Peter Nicholas

Ordered Wednesday, delivered today to a small village on the west coast of Scotland from Italy. Snowing too here, that’s what I call service Impressive or what, also faster than the ABBA one which arrived Monday. Thanks again for the heads up on the offer Paul.


Amazon IT, advised me today, order shipped. brilliant.

Well done Mr Sinclair, whilst you save us a fortune, you at the same time cost us a fortune.

Notice that on eBay, the Blackstar Clear Vinyl + 3 lithographics is selling for over £400, limited to 5000 globally and apparently all gone, obviously to eBay.


€210 now on amazon.it! In case you missed yesterday’s offer. Still cheaper than normal.


Back up to Eu206. Today, you got to be quick and follow Paul’s advice !


Received my ABBA box set as well today. Was in back order when ordered but received it and paid the promo price of €32 (plus about €6 in shipping costs).

Rob Puricelli

Amazon.it just emailed me to say my 5 Years box will ship sooner than originally estimated! Should be here in 2 weeks.

Rob Puricelli

Even better, Amazon will be delivering my 5 years box on Monday!!

Rob Puricelli

It only went an arrived today! We seem to have a new Amazon affiliated logistics firm round my way who work 7 days a week and are remarkably fast and efficient!

You’re right, the book is great!

Andrew Mogford

I got the abba set yesterday too. No movement on the Floyd set though :(


Ordered the Abba box for a bargain , and it arrived yesterday. I was looking at the Vinyl box to complete my existing Bowie collection (over 40 items) but at 260 Euro normal price I thought it was too expensive. At 160 Euro shipped to Belgium ! yeah ! ordered !

Sean Lawler

I received the Wall immersion set from the UK site and Abba box set from the Italy site at the deal prices with no issues so it’s always worth ordering even if the items are currently ” Out of stock “

Andrew Mogford

Just a little alert to all. You can order on an iPad – you can do the automatic translation thing on there too. Install the Bing app for the App Store, go to whatever page you want to translate and hit the share button at the top right. Then scroll along to the Bing icon and tap it. Hey presto. The page is automatically translated for you.

As for the Bowie set my partner said no and put her foot down :( enjoy all those who do get it. It looks a lovely set.


I got this box set on November 7 for only €23 on Amazon.it.
Amazon Italy usually have very tempting offers and some really bargains.


The vinyl box was exactly €22.86 for a brief moment on November the 8th on Amazon Italy.

Paul Kent

Obviously, a deal is a deal, so jump on this offer while you can. But, if you are thinking about plugging any gaps in your Bowie collection you may consider ordering from Rough Trade. They are donating all profits from every Bowie item sold to Cancer Research UK until the end of January.


Rob Puricelli

Paul, could you clarify the nature of the Recall compilation album. You state above that it is a 2CD set, but Discogs lists it as 2x vinyl?

Rob Puricelli

Thanks buddy! :-)


thanks for the heads up Paul. Unfortunately my abba one got cancelled by amazon.it

Peter Nicholas

Thanks Paul, just ordered. Had held off before as wanted a decent price, like the ABBA box set that arrived this week, too good to miss. Many thanks.

Paul Wren

It’s not for me as I’ve got most of them already. But what a great price alert from Paul. I predict quite a few SDE subscribers wallets will be much lighter very shortly.

Lee Taylor

Are there codes for downloads with the vinyl set?

Chris Lancaster

Great price, but I’m sceptical. I ordered The Wall Immersion Edition when that was very cheap on Amazon UK recently (as alerted by SDE). After ten days, Amazon simply cancelled the order. I’ve just ordered the Five Years set more in hope than expectation (it will be a nice accompaniment to the CD set I’ve already got).

Stuart S

I too ordered The Wall Immersion Edition after Paul’s alert (17/12?), except Amazon hasn’t cancelled my order (yet!).

Maybe it’s luck, seeing as my Abba box order arrived last Friday… :-)

Rob Puricelli

Thank you again for this Paul!

I’d been to-ing and fro-ing about this for a while, waiting for a decent reduction and here it is!

Strangely, I had been toying with the idea of building up my Bowie vinyl collection as I awaited Blackstar, happy to pick up original copies from Discogs or 2nd hand stores. However, after the events on Monday, I didn’t feel like looking until last night, and the prices on Discogs have seemingly gone insane! I’m not sure if it is because of his death, or whether prices were always that high, but £100-£500 for an un-rare, original or re-pressing in VG condition of one of these albums in this box is just bonkers, making this box set very good value for money for those looking to do the same as me.

Did I see/hear that there will be follow up boxes released of similar spec?

Anyway, my credit card thanks you! LOL

Paul W

Thanks for the heads up Paul. Been pondering this since its release but at that price it’s too good to miss. Ordered!


Nice one, Paul…I’ve been after this for a while.. albeit, it does seem bittersweet to be ordering it, at this time…

BTW, I got my SDE alert ABBA LP box from amazon.it in superfast time. Nobody should be worried about ordering from amazon’s Italian site.

Nicholas Dawson

If its like the ABBA boxset on amazon.it ordered it payment was going through, they cancelled order. Beware! Not for the first time Amazon (any region) have not honoured an order.


I ordered mine right after I received the deal alert, it has arrived today – Brilliant – Much better packaging that Amazon UK for box sets. I ordered the Smith Complete from Amazon UK they put it in a box with a couple of bits of paper to stop it bouncing around, this did not work. I complained to them and told them to pack better but kept sending it poorly packaged, damaging the corners, seal etc. They even sent me a damaged one back that I had already returned. I never received an undamaged box and don’t now have this. They even threatened to cancel my account because of excessive returns. The package from Italy was in a good size box with proper foam protection. Thanks Paul and Amazon.it