David Bowie / A New Career In A New Town 1977-1982 / 13LP or 11CD box

Berlin Trilogy • REMIXED Lodger • Scary Monsters • Baal EP on Re:Call 3

Following 2015’s Five Years and last year’s Who Can I Be Now?, Parlophone will in September release A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN [1977-1982] an 11CD or 13LP David Bowie box set that includes remastered versions of arguably his most critically acclaimed albums, including the so-called ‘Berlin Trilogy’ of Low, Heroes and Lodger and 1980’s Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), his last studio album for RCA.

In addition to the remastered version, the box set will also feature 1979’s Lodger album (which delivered the hits D.J. and Boys Keep Swinging) newly REMIXED by Tony Visconti. This remix was started “with David’s blessing” before his passing in January last year. Visconti has revisited the original multi-tracks and remixed the album “to better highlight the album’s nuances”. 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. This remix of Lodger is exclusive to this box set (along with the Re:Call 3 compilation, more of which below).

The live album Stage (which was issued in 1978 between Heroes and Lodger) is included here in both the original version (exclusively on yellow vinyl in the LP box) and the 2005 reissue; the latter restored the original running order and added some bonus tracks. In fact, two more (previously unreleased) bonus tracks are added to the version in this new box set – The Jean Genie and Suffragette City – taking the track count to 22.

A New Career In A New Town – 13LP David Bowie box set (click to enlarge)

Other content of note is a “Heroes” EP – on a separate disc – with four foreign language variants, and the third ‘Re:Call’ compilation. Re:Call 3 mops up single versions, and amongst its 19 tracks includes a new-to-CD extended version of Beauty And The Beast (included on a US promo and Spanish 12-inch single), the original soundtrack version of Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (later re-made for Let’s Dance), the Queen collaboration Under Pressure, a rare Australian single version of Breaking Glass, the five tracks from 1982’s Baal EP (David’s very last release for RCA), Japanese single Crystal Japan, and the 1979 re-recording of Space Oddity (as performed on Thames TV’s The Kenny Everett New Year Show) which was the B-side to non-album single Alabama Song (also included!).

The box set adheres fairly rigidly to the ‘rules’ of the previous packages, and therefore excludes any material not commercially released in the original era. The previously unreleased bonus tracks that were appended to the 1990-1992 Rykodisc/EMI reissues such as Some Are, All Saints (Low)Abdulmajid (“Heroes”) and I Pray, Olé (Lodger), are not included.

The 11 CD box includes ‘mini-LP CD’ vinyl replica versions of the original albums and the CDs are gold, not silver. The 13 LP vinyl set has the same content as the CD box and is pressed on 180g vinyl. As noted, Stage is pressed on yellow vinyl.

A New Career In A New Town – 11CD David Bowie box set (click to enlarge)

Both versions of this box come with a book (128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set) that features 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.

A New Career In A New Town will be released on 29 September 2017. At the time of writing, fans in the US can lock into a great pre-order price of $159 for the vinyl box. Update: US price has now increased.


13LP Box Set:

84 Page hardback book

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

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

11 CD Box Set:

128 Page hardback book

Low (remastered) (1CD)
(remastered) (1CD)
“Heroes” E.P.
(remastered) (CD EP)*
(remastered) (2CD)*
Stage (2017) 
(remastered) (2CD)
(remastered) (1CD)
(Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1CD)*
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

Re:Call 3 (non-album singles, single versions and b-sides) (remastered) (1CD)*

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

Detailed CD & Vinyl Tracklistings (showing Vinyl side breaks)



Released on RCA PL 12030 (U.K.) / CPL1-2030 (U.S.) on 14thJanuary, 1977.

Side 1
1. Speed Of Life
2. Breaking Glass
3. What In The World
4. Sound And Vision
5. Always Crashing In The Same Car
6. Be My Wife
7. A New Career In A New Town

Side 2
1. Warszawa
2. Art Decade
3. Weeping Wall
4. Subterraneans


Released on RCA PL 12522 (U.K.) / AFL1-2522 (U.S.) on 14th October, 1977.

Side 1
1. Beauty And The Beast
2. Joe The Lion
3. “Heroes”
4. Sons Of The Silent Age
5. Blackout

Side 2
1. V-2 Schneider
2. Sense Of Doubt
3. Moss Garden
4. Neuköln
5. The Secret Life Of Arabia

Side 1
1. “Heroes”/”Helden” (German album version)
2. “Helden” (German single version)

Side 2
1. “Heroes”/”Héros” (French album version)
2. “Héros” (French single version)

STAGE (Original)

Released on RCA PL 02913 (U.K.) / CPL2-2913 (U.S.) on 8thSeptember, 1978.

Side 1
1. Hang On To Yourself
2. Ziggy Stardust
3. Five Years
4. Soul Love
5. Star

Side 2
1. Station To Station
2. Fame
3. TVC 15

Side 3
1. Warszawa
2. Speed Of Life
3. Art Decade
4. Sense Of Doubt
5. Breaking Glass

Side 4
1. “Heroes”
2. What In The World
3. Blackout
4. Beauty And The Beast

STAGE (2017)
Side 1
1. Warszawa
2. “Heroes”
3. What In The World

Side 2
1. Be My Wife
2. The Jean Genie *
3. Blackout
4. Sense Of Doubt

Side 3
1. Speed Of Life
2. Breaking Glass
3. Beauty And The Beast
4. Fame

Side 4
1. Five Years
2. Soul Love
3. Star
4. Hang On To Yourself
5. Ziggy Stardust
6. Suffragette City *

Side 5
1. Art Decade
2. Alabama Song
3. Station To Station

Side 6
1. Stay
2. TVC 15

* Previously unreleased


Released on RCA PL 13254 (U.K.) / APL1-3254 (U.S.) on 18th May, 1979.

LODGER (2017 Tony Visconti mix)
Side 1
1. Fantastic Voyage
2. African Night Flight
3. Move On
4. Yassassin (Turkish for: Long Live)
5. Red Sails

Side 2
1. D.J.
2. Look Back In Anger
3. Boys Keep Swinging
4. Repetition
5. Red Money


Released on RCA BOWLP 2 (PL 13647) (U.K.) / AQL1-3647 (U.S.) on 12th September, 1980.

Side 1
1. It’s No Game (Part 1)
2. Up The Hill Backwards
3. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
4. Ashes To Ashes
5. Fashion

Side 2
1. Teenage Wildlife
2. Scream Like A Baby
3. Kingdom Come
4. Because You’re Young
5. It’s No Game (Part 2)

Side 1
1. “Heroes” (single version)
2. Beauty And The Beast (extended version)
3. Breaking Glass (Australian single version)
4. Yassassin (single version)
5. D.J. (single version)

Side 2
1. Alabama Song
2. Space Oddity (1979 version)
3. Ashes To Ashes (single version)
4. Fashion (single version)
5. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (single version)

Side 3
1. Crystal Japan
2. Under Pressure (single version) – Queen and David Bowie
3. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (soundtrack album version)
4. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy * – David Bowie and Bing Crosby
* mono

Side 4
Bertolt Brecht’s Baal
1. Baal’s Hymn
2. Remembering Marie A.
3. Ballad Of The Adventurers
4. The Drowned Girl
5. The Dirty Song

The running order for Re:Call 3 CD differs from the vinyl version

1. “Heroes” (single version)
2. Beauty And The Beast (extended version)
3. Breaking Glass (Australian single version)
4. Yassassin (single version)
5. D.J. (single version)
6. Alabama Song
7. Space Oddity (1979 version)
8. Ashes To Ashes (single version)
9. Fashion (single version)
10.Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (single version)
11.Crystal Japan
12.Under Pressure (single version) – Queen and David Bowie

Bertolt Brecht’s Baal
13.Baal’s Hymn
14.Remembering Marie A.
15.Ballad Of The Adventurers
16.The Drowned Girl
17.The Dirty Song
18.Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (soundtrack album version)

19.Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy * – David Bowie and Bing Crosby
* mono


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Enjoying this weekend the arrival of this box, thanks to the ad from Amazon with discount code for €69,98, thanks very much, Paul! Visit your site daily for news on new boxes. yesterday bought the 2 cd from Roxy Music’s first at a local store in Amsterdam.
Excellent site, keep up this great work, much appreciated! With kind regards.

Electric Sydney

Has anyone yet heard the “correct” version of “Heroes”?

Andrew F.

Thanks for the reply.

Yes, keeping the box and potentially selling Re:call 3 and Lodger 2017 will more than recoup the price difference between original order at £177 and new one at £198.

I guess the disappointment stems from waiting two months, looking forward, the item being my birthday gift and a frustrating 23 minute call without the outcome I’d called for.

There are far worse things to get riled about and it needs some perspective on my part. Just fed up that my most-anticipated music acquisition wasn’t as I had hoped.

Andrew F

Hi Paul,

Well, things took a turn for the better after I had a further call with Amazon UK a couple of days after the initial conversation with the customer service agent.

I’d not received an email confirming that the refund was going to be provided, so contacted the team by telephone. The agent said that she could see that there’s been contact between me and Amazon – but the notes had been left incomplete, that the refund hadn’t been processed and that it just said that a damaged product was received.

As the item had just come back into stock, I was asked if I’d prefer a replacement or a refund. I naturally went for the replacement, as this would prevent having to pay more for the new item.

I mentioned that the previous agent had said I could keep the damaged box and the new agent said it wasn’t productive to collect the item, so yes – I could retain it.

The replacement item arrived on Tuesday. As my partner ordered, it’s only my account which has Prime status, but I was more than happy to wait. When the new item turned up, it was shrinkwrapped – the first one wasn’t and it had the gummed backing sheet showing the contents – which the first one didn’t. I suspect I received a returned item, as the first box had clearly been opened and the back contents sheet taken off.

So, all’s well that ends well. I’m now going to think about listing the rarities from the first box on eBay. An added bonus that I wasn’t entitled to enjoy, but I’m not going to complain about that!

It certainly looks like the first agent didn’t carry out the task. Perhaps it’s because I was likely to give negative feedback on the experience that they didn’t initiate the ‘has this been resolved?’ email. Who knows.

I don’t expect perfection, but I am used to getting great results from Amazon when things don’t go right. It had all been good until this purchase in that regard.

Pleased to be able to update. It’s a firm win-win.

The box itself is beautiful. I love the records and the book is really good too. My only gripe, as with the triple Cracked Actor vinyl, is that I’m not going to be taking that middle disc out of the packaging too often – as I’m worried I’ll bend the sleeve or fray the edges.

Favourite disc from the whole shebang? Lodger 2017. I’ve developed such an appreciation for this record, when it was my least favourite of the oft-referred Berlin Trilogy.

Overall verdict: amazing.

Andrew F.

So, Amazon delivered the vinyl box this afternoon. It arrived without any of the usual Amazon cardboard box and plastic pillow packaging – just the actual product.

Knowing you have to address returns via the online team, I took the parcel and immediately saw big tears and dents across the edges, front, too and back of the box set.

There’s also a huge, unremovable sticker across the back. Not good.

This was ordered on 12 July, at the lowest price from Amazon of £177. My partner treated me for my birthday.

After speaking to Amazon to advise them what’s happened, they’re refunding – but can’t replace – as it’s out of stock until 8 October. They’ve told me to reorder the item.

Pointing out that a new order is nigh on £200 and the refund is£177 and we’ll be out of pocket, I was advised that I can keep the damaged product.

Not an acceptable resolution. I asked to escalate but was told there’s nothing more that can be done.

My partner rarely orders stuff from Amazon, but I’m the Prime member and order loads of product – including the last two Bowie sets on vinyl and CD.

I’m peeved, to say the least. Is this what we can expect from Amazon now the competition is absent in the market place? I’ve had few issues getting problems resolved before, but do wonder if the Prime customers get a better outcome than non-Prime.

Yeah, it’s £23. First-world problems and all that, but we both feel pissed-off at the lack of resolution to what has been caused by bad product handling and nigh-on non-existent resolutions from the care team.

The call handler even laughed when my partner asked how an extra £23 payment was a good customer experience.

Makes us feel like buying the replacement from HMV.

Sorry – just venting :/

Andrew F.

Love the book accompanying the CD box set. I was lucky to get my CD box today, judging by the comments.

No email yet regarding my vinyl order though.


Having had a preview of the Lodger remix I think this could be close to Phil Spector’s remix of Let It Be in terms of controversy! At least it was the same person who did both.Too much echo and dub like effects for my liking.


I also received the email. Checked the status all week to say delivery would be today. Then bam! Early hours email to say out of stock. I am a prime member so emailed to complain and have been given one free month and assured it will be with me by the 3rd October! We shall see.

Rob Puricelli

Did anyone else who pre-ordered from Amazon receive an email in the middle of the night to say their vinyl box set has been delayed till October 2nd?

Utter b******s!!

I, and I’m sure many others, pre-ordered over two months ago, locking in a reasonable discount and they have the nerve to wait until the early hours of the day of release to tell you that despite all of that, they don’t have the item in stock? And they only realised this at 03:29 this morning?

Fuming doesn’t even begin to cover it! I had massive problems last year with them and the previews Bowie box set, so I should’ve learned my lesson then.

Apologies for the rant :-/


First of all, I want to say that these sagas of boxes are very good, but let me say something, there are no doubts that they are deluxe editions, but for my taste, the focus of them should have been different.

I cannot believe that ‘Stages’ has an extra track that in the previous editions was omitted, or in the last edition of 2005 was not already. With respect to the Heroes EP, as a collectible is very good, but really, is necessary?

So far, I am still amazed at the contents of the box Neil Young where he exposes his career since the beginning, before Buffalo’s. And can’t forget that was edited in two formats CD/DVD & Blu-ray making it more interactive and add major content.
On Bowie’s, for those who already have their discography on vinyl and CD, or vinyl or CD, it is not nice to add one or two songs “left behind” just to create a necessity to collect it. The ‘Recall’s’ are compilations of singles, some of them they do not exist in CD, but they could be find in vinyl… and it is far far far from being a complete discography.

The last thing that I would like to say… I don’t like so much comfortable for all the new stuff edited after Bowie’s death. There are tons and tons of unreleased material… I can’t believe the criteria used with his career.

(Please, is not my intention, and even less offend to someone, this is my personal opinion).

andrew r

Just checked discogs and the vinyl is indeed ltd
The 1st pressing has almost doubled in price
Contrary to my comment there are now none for sale at the original price

andrew r

Ps nice job on the heads up for the box sets yesterday.
Big thanks

andrew r

Hi Paul What records and a few others have it listed as limited
i believe the other 2 were listed as being limited editions as well
Is the five years set out of print? I ask because there a still plenty for sale.

andrew r

This is listed as limited, as the previous two are still on sale
would it be impertinent to ask, Why the rush to buy?
Isn’t the case that the price will come down?
If it’s limited how many are there ?
The amount of interest in Bowie worldwide post his passing
should make these sell out immediately but they don’t.
So is limited in this case mean limited by the amount of fans wishing to purchase?
Serious question as i rushed for the first and paid full, waited a little (and got discount) for the second and am currently sat on my hands for the third.


great job, as always, Paul


Does anyone have a must-buy preference for this set between CD or vinyl?


Im getting both formats as I have done with the previous boxes aswell.


Hello (again) Peter

My apologies! Didn’t read the first page of article where it states what you said.

Had only read the box set review so far.


Hello Peter, I buy that magazine as well and have just read the review.

It doesn’t say that at all in my magazine. Just says it’s “the third boxset in a legacy series”.
Nothing about completing anything as far as I can read.


Licked up latest copy of Long Live Vinyl, good article and review about Bowie and new box set. Surprisingly the first paragraph states ” Released on 29th September A New Career In A New Town “completes” a trilogy of reissue box sets” !,,,,, completes indicates no more sets coming our way ????

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Other Pete

Me too!

Dean T

Me…I’m counting the days….


Me too!


2 versions of stage, 2 versions of lodger and only 4 tracks on disc 3??! Call me cynical, but…..


I’m really wishing my button would’ve worked on the first day this was announced and much cheaper… but my internet connection failed me on the preorder. Oh well. I’m curious though what the 1980s and ’90s sets will be like with all of the remixes that were officially released. Those Re-Call discs should become more numerous. But we don’t know yet if they decided to include remixes as part of the program. And will “Too Dizzy” come back to life in 2018? We have to wait to find out.

Tim Ranger

I am just not a fan of mini-replica CD cases. For one thing, they do not adequately protect the CD. The CD gets scratched every time you pull the CD out and put it back in. Also, if you drop the CD, the packaging can become damaged. The only way to fix it is to buy the whole box set again instead of using an empty CD jewel case. But my biggest complaint about the mini-replica CD’s is that they usually come with print that requires a magnifying glass to read, and no liner notes, essays, etc. I realize the book that comes with the box set probably has the liner notes, but I like having them with the discs. Did “Five Years” and “Who Can I Be Now?” really sound that much better than the Virgin CD’s released in the 1990’s?? I own all of those (plus the anniversary CD’s) and they sound okay to me.


I just ordered. I really struggled with this because I felt 2 editions of Lodger and Stage is overly redundant.


Yeah, the way I see it now, in U.S. money, I can just wait and buy the individual releases next year of Low, Heroes, Lodger and Scary Monsters on vinyl. I don’t listen to Stage enough to care if I have a vinyl copy. I’d be curious to hear Visconti’s new mix of Lodger, though, because I love Lodger… but then again, I already love the album, so why care about a new mix of it?


I don’t understand the constant hand-wringing/complaining around reissues in general on SDE and these Bowie boxsets in particular (oh and my other favorite other side of the coin around these parts–the tired trope of “don’t like it don’t buy it.”) Both are grating in their own sweet ways. No, not every nook and cranny has been scrapped and included in this set, but the point of all this is to keep him top of mind and to celebrate his art. I don’t see people on Amazon comments moaning about the new Taschen book on the work of Picasso that has just come out and not seeing some hidden lost sketch he had done on a servilleta.


Fell to $225USD from Amazon.com (US)


This is all very exciting and DB is a hugely beloved artist round here (I’m drinking from a Diamond Dogs mug and staring at a poster of him sharing a fag with Elizabeth Taylor as I type), but I haven’t been able to justify these boxes and this new one is no exception…

I will, though, be all over the expanded Stage when it is released on standalone vinyl (I already have a nice UK original yellow vinyl copy)


One a semi-related matter, my family and I are visiting Seattle for the week. We stopped by the Museum of Pop Culture so (my son could test out some video games and) I could see the exhibit of Mick Rock photos of Bowie from ’72 – ’73. The exhibit is fantastic, btw, for those of you who can catch it. I was surprised to see that the gift shop still had 2 copies of the RSD “BOWPROMO1” box set (for $60).


I have been waiting for this new boxset. I’ve got the other two boxsets as well and they were great. So I am looking forward to this one. And it is going to be released on my birthday !


I ordered the 4 tracks from the just a gigolo soundtrack, from 7digital, free from any restrictive drm.


“Revolutionary Song” is missing from this box-set, and it WAS initially released during this period, on the Just A Gigolo soundtrack.

The song may have been credited to “The Rebels” upon its release in 1979, but that was just a thinly-veiled alias (presumably due to his RCA contract at that time). It’s a definite David Bowie track.

The Just A Gigolo soundtrack is back in-print and easy enough to purchase digitally, but it would have been nice for at least one version of the song to have been included here.


Justin – – thanks for providing that information… just to be clear, when you say “Just a Gigolo” is “easy enough to purchase digitally,” you mean download, yes? I just took a look around, and I could not see a compact disc version anywhere… but maybe I’m not looking in the right place…


Hi, David.

Yes, sorry. The Just A Gigolo soundtrack album is available to purchase digitally as lossless downloads (or other lossy formats) but not on CD at present:



Hi Justin – – thanks very much for the clarification and elaboration… much appreciated…

Wolfgang Mintrop

Berlin Trilogy … LOW and just HEROES … are milestones, some of the best Albums in rock history – we know. But the box is disappointing just due to the poor bonus stuff … some live stuff just could have been added.


What a let down-no unreleased MWFTE/Low sessions outtakes-also can remember an interview in Melody Maker with Adrian Belew early 80s where he talks of recording with Bowie a session between Lodger and Scary Monsters in the style of Lennon’s Primal album of 1970.Wither all these goodies?Yea I know,RULES/Hope the future Roxy boxsets dont disappoint like this.

Michael from Germany

LOW alone is worth this box! One of the greatest albums of all time! Still, I’d be repeating 90% of the content here. Always a difficult decision. I have Five Years, but decided against Who Can I Be Now.


My pick for the next box title: ‘Too Dizzy’!

:) :) :) :) :)


I think “Lodger” is one of his best albums,
it’s very exciting and full of great songs.


You are easily excited even more so if you think this album is full of great songs.



But the album IS full of great songs,
best are:
Fantastic Voyage
African Night Flight
Move On
Red Sails
Look Back In Anger
Boys Keep Swinging


I agree that the album is full of great songs (and is often overlooked and underrated due to the weight of the two albums before it).
However I have always thought that the sound was murky so I am very interested to hear what the Visconti remix sounds like.

The Harry Maslin mix of Station to Station reveals a whole load of additional detail which I would not have thought possible after listening to the original version as many times as I have over the years. It is almost like rediscovering it again. I hope Visconti manages to achieve the same trick with his mix of Lodger.
Breath bated!


£199 on vinyl at Amazon now. I was about to order yesterday but something came up and now it’s listed at even more than the previous two sets, that can’t be right?


I suppose it’s peoples prerogative if they want to buy this which in most cases they will probably own the individual albums ten times over in one shape or form. Personally there is absolutely nothing on this box set which would make me even consider buying it and the lack of those bonus tracks which featured on those 1990/91 reissues especially Some Are strengthen my claim for not getting it. Low, Heroes and Scary Monsters i love to bits but Lodger i feel apart from the singles is one of the poorest albums he ever released.


2018 (1983-1992)
let’s dance
vancouver live ’83
never let me down
never let me down (edited)
montreal live ’87
tin machine
tin machine II
oy vey, baby
re:call 4

2019 (1993-1999)
black tie white noise
buddah of suburbia
vh1 storyteller
re:call 5

2020 (2002-2016)
a reality tour
the next day
the next day extra
re:call 6

DJ Salinger

No disputing the contents – my favourite Derek Bowie era.

But. There’s always a ‘but’ isn’t there?

Is it just me or is that cover a bit…underwhelming? So many strong images of him from that period and yet what we get here doesn’t reflect that.

Randy Metro


Gary C

These box sets are crazy. There’s little or nothing new in all this, remastered albums do not a great SDE make.
Think about it. Listen to the same 10 tracks you’ve always owned, and bought sometimes twice or three times, and strain to hear newly revealed nuances brought to you via the ears of Tony Visconti. Read the luxury book of seldom seen photographs…

If there was one box I didn’t want them to fudge, it was this one.


Seems like a lot of this conversation has been had twice already. I would say by now we’ve got a pretty good idea as to what to expect in these box sets.

Really excited to get all of the Baal tracks. Don’t care if it’s on a separate CD or not.

I’m hoping there will be a new mix of the Never Let Me Down album in the next set. In the liner notes for iSelect, Bowie states that he’d love to redo the album.

Love the website. Many thanks Sir!


“Brilliant Adventure – 1995 – 2001” featuring…
1995 – Outside (2LP)
1997 – Earthling (1LP)
1997 – 50th Birthday Concert (3LP)
1999 – … Hours (1LP)
1999 – VH1 Storytellers (1LP)
2000 – BBC Radio Theatre (2LP)
2001 – Toy (1LP)
2019 – Re:Call 5 (2LP) (featuring “Outside – Excerpts” edits, “A Small Plot Of Land “ (Basquiat Film Version), “Omikron” tracks, remix tracks from “Liveandwell.com”, “The Man Who Sold The World” (Live Version), “I Can’t Read”, “Looking For Satellites” (US Promo Edit), “I’m Afraid Of American” (Showgirls Version), “The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell” (Stigmata Version and Film Version), “Something In The Air” (“American Psycho” Soundtrack), etc.
– “Toy” will only be available in this set, along with “Re:Call 5”
– “Leon” (1LP) would be an excellent addition but unfortunately, highly unlikely unless Eno has assembled the tapes in an appropriate sequence… may also be considered for a RSD release but it would sell more units of the box if included here as an exclusive ;)

“Where Are We Now 2002 – 2016” featuring…
2002 – Heathen (1LP)
2003 – Reality (1LP)
2004 – Reality Live (3LP)
2013 – The Next Day (2LP)
2016 – Blackstar (1LP)
2020 – Re:Call 6 (3LP)
– “Re:Call 6” is a 4LP set of it’s own, containing “Rebel Never Gets Old”, all “The Next Day” bonus tracks, “Sue (In A Season Of Crime)”, “’Tis A Pity She’s A Whore”, “Blackstar” (Early Alternate “Last Panthers” Mix) and “No Plan” EP tracks.

And because “Re:Call” will not be released outside of the sets, expect the following to be reissued, containing various single edits:
ChangesTwoBowie (1LP) RSD Release
Rare (1LP)
Christiane F. (1LP)

Expect other future RSD releases to include:
Isolar II – The 1978 World Tour (2LP)
Sound + Vision – Live ’90 (2LP)
Glastonbury 2000 (LP Set)
Montreaux Jazz Festival 2002 (LP Set)
All Saints (2LP)
Early On 1964 – 1966 (2LP)
The Deram Anthology 1966 – 1968 (2LP)

Tin Machine will get a separate archival release and will not be included in this box set series. They are not Bowie albums. This is the same reason a couple of Iggy Pop albums were not included in “A New Career In A New Town”.


Outside should be treated like King Crimson box sets. I mean box with at least 10 cds, few live sets, majority of jam sessions . Plus artwork and liner notes from Eno. Oh, i dream of something like that…..


Halloween jack, don’t forget the (excellent) montreal pre fm recording from the serious moonlight tour, as a rsd release! I was listening to it in my car earlier. Imho it was a lost opportunity by emi as it would have made an amazing official release. Bowie’s live output has never really been adequately represented by commercial releases in the past.

james johnson

200+ responses & counting. Wow!!
My daughters are disappointed that I am not buying this on vinyl. Too many $ for 2 songs a remix that we don’t already have. To make it up to the girls we have been listening to every Bowie 45 ever made. All are DJ, white label or test pressings. When we got to the mono/stereo of 1984 it has a handwritten note from the station manager which reads “…the stereo separation is simply outrageous & this is a clearly a male demographic. If it doesn’t break into light in 3 weeks kiss it off”. If he only knew.
For those who buy this offering, you can’t go wrong here. My first Bowie show was in 1974 & have been a big fan ever since. If they put all of the rarities on a single disc I will buy it.

Rob Kirby

Thinking about it further, I doubt either Loving the Alien, As the World Falls Down, or even The Stars are out Tonight, will get chosen as future titles :(

Looking again at the first three box sets, it seems that they went for song titles that were never used as single or album titles, no doubt to help keep them all as distinctly titled items. By that logic, I’d guess that future titles will probably be chosen from album-only tracks too, just as Five Years, Who Can I Be Now? and A New Career in a New Town were.

For now, well, there’s the latest new set to enjoy… coming very soon. Can’t wait :-)


“Don’t look down”?


Last Christmas asked i for HMV tokens, got £220 been saving these for the third Bowie Vinyl Box Set. Just ordered the CD Box off Amazon. Been looking forward to this all year, I loved the First two box Sets i’m just a sucker for all things Bowie !


In saying the next one is dancing with the big boys. And is let’s dance through never let me down.

I did a quick look at the singles and remixes of those 3 albums (plus soundtrack works) and came up with over 5 hours of material. So I am very interested in how they deal with that.

Ian McJannet

As much as I respected and loved Bowie can we PLEASE stop having even more “collections”.
Would it be so difficult for the record company to at least ‘respect’ David’s huge fan base and release all these long versions, foreign versions, extended mixes on one or two discs or L.P’s as a “Rare Collection” set only and stop forcing fans to fork out for another set that people already have at least 50% of ?????? AND as for the ‘Stage’ on yellow vinyl exclusive to this set .. what a rip-off ….. How long before it’s available as a stand alone issue I wonder??????

Ciaran Beattie

I like what I see so I’ll be getting this on CD.
The only minus point is they didn’t include the promo album “An evening with…” which if my memory serves me well included an interview and some tracks from “Stage”.