David Bowie ‘Five Years’ live albums available separately on vinyl


The two live albums that were included as part of the David Bowie Five Years box set will be made available separately on vinyl next month.

Live Santa Monica ’72 and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars – The Motion Picture Soundtrack are both 2LP sets. The latter was, of course, recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 3 July 1973 but not issued until 1983 when D. A. Pennebaker’s documentary was finally released theatrically around the world (only ten years late).

Live Santa Monica ’72 dates from about nine months earlier and was recorded at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on 20 October 1972. Like the Ziggy live album this wasn’t given an official release in the 1970s either, although it was widely bootlegged. In fact, it wasn’t officially issued until 36 years later, making the 10-year delay for the Hammersmith soundtrack seem very brief indeed.

Assuming the packaging is identical to the Five Years box (unlikely that it will be any different) Ziggy is a glossy gatefold with both vinyl records in poly-lined sleeves. Two printed inner sleeves are also supplied. Santa Monica isn’t a gatefold but it’s a similar deal, with two 180g records in poly-lined sleeves and two excellent additional printed inner sleeves with George Underwood’s paintings on one side of each sleeve. The front of Santa Monica is also spot varnished.

Live Santa Monica ’72 and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars – The Motion Picture Soundtrack are both issued on 2LP vinyl record on 17 June 2016.



Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars – The Motion Picture Soundtrack

Side 1
1. Introduction
2. Hang On To Yourself
3. Ziggy Stardust
4. Watch That Man
5. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud
6. All The Young Dudes
7. Oh! You Pretty Things

Side 2
1. Moonage Daydream
2. Changes
3. Space Oddity
4. My Death

Side 3
1. Introduction
2. Cracked Actor
3. Time
4. The Width Of A Circle

Side 4
1. Let’s Spend The Night Together
2. Suffragette City
3. White Light/White Heat
4. Farewell Speech
5. Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide


“Hang on to Yourself” – 2:47
“Ziggy Stardust” – 3:24
“Changes” – 3:32
“The Supermen” – 2:57
“Life on Mars?” – 3:28
“Five Years” – 5:21
“Space Oddity” – 5:22
“Andy Warhol” – 3:58
“My Death” – 5:56
“The Width of a Circle” – 10:39
“Queen Bitch” – 3:01
“Moonage Daydream” – 4:38
“John, I’m Only Dancing” – 3:36
“I’m Waiting for the Man” – 6:01
“The Jean Genie” – 4:02
“Suffragette City” – 4:25
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide” – 3:17

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Picked mine up at a record store in boise idaho. I thought I recall seeing a label on the shrinkwrap but I could be mistaken…perhaps a breakdown of a box.

Dean T

Hi all.
I have the original Santa Monica release from 2008 on emi,yes it is numbered and comes with a poster but not gatefold.hope this helps .Dean.

Luke Jackson

You only see Re:Call1 being sold separately because record shops are in the habit of ransacking the box sets and selling the vinyl individually. I recently grabbed the Bowie box and book for free at a local place because they had done the same.


Not the only Bowie box set to have that done to… i bought the Station to Station box piecemeal


I’ve seen re:call sold separately in Real Groovy Records in Auckland.


I wonder why Starman isn’t on either of these albums, given that it was his biggest ‘Ziggy’ hit?
I thought that recall was issued on vinyl seperate to the box, at least I thought I read this somewhere.


Waiting for the next box…

Golden Years!


Paul…not sure if you are being sarcastic re Re:Call…but I picked up the vinyl to same back in January.


Do you know for sure that the original vinyl release of Santa Monica came in a gatefold? My official EMI version isn’t.

Simon F

Check it out on Discogs.com The album also came with a poster which I forgot to mention.

Paul Murphy

Yes, it came in a lovely Gatefold, individually numbered like the original CD ‘Clam Box’ set. Sadly no-one yet able to convince Jeff Beck to allow ‘Round and Round’ and ‘Jean Genie’/’Love Me Do’ to complete the Hammersmith Show.

Simon F

Thoroughly hacked off to recently discover that the original vinyl release of Santa Monica came in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, with printed inners, photo labels and just looks fantastic. Why did EMI not reproduce that for the CD box set. Will it be worth purchasing it on vinyl to get the full package or will it still come in the rip-off single sleeve affair?

Le Baron

Then they’ll release the book alone.
Then the empty box.
Then this whole complete set will be available separately… :(


Of course they can release Re:Call 1 separately!

Allen Rendel

This Ziggy is the remixed version that has been issued on CD, correct? The 1983 mix was not all that great.


It was also released on vinyl the same time as the CD, on red vinyl, numbered, in 2003.