David Bowie & Marlene Dietrich / Just A Gigolo on limited blue vinyl

The soundtrack to David Hemmings’ (him from Antonioni’s sixties classic ‘Blow-Up’) 1978 film Just A Gigolo will be released on limited edition blue vinyl next month.

The film wasn’t a critical or commercial success, but is remembered for starring David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich and the soundtrack contains music from both of them.

Bowie’s contribution is ‘Revolutionary Song’ and apparently there were three different versions produced for the film, with two featuring Bowie on vocals (parts I & III). There are also three tracks from American vocal group The Manhattan Transfer, as well as music from The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Sydne Rome, and The Gunther Fischer Quintet.

This edition is pressed on 180g transparent blue vinyl and is limited to 3,000 copies. It is released on 26 July 2019 and can be pre-ordered from the SDE shop using this link or the button below.

1. Marlene Dietrich – Just A Gigolo
2. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra – Salome
3. The Rebels – David Bowie’s Revolutionary Song (Part I)
4. The Manhattan Transfer – Johnny
5. The Gunther Fischer Orchestra – The Streets Of Berlin
6. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra – Charmaine
7. Marlene Dietrich – Just A Gigolo (Piano)
8. Sydne Rome – Don’t Let It Be Too Long

1. The Rebels – David Bowie’s Revolutionary Song (Part II)
2. The Manhattan Transfer – Jealous Eyes
3. The Manhattan Transfer – I Kiss Your Hand, Madame
4. Marlene Dietrich – Just A Gigolo (Outtake)
5. The Gunther Fischer Quintet – Kissing Time
6. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra – Black Bottom
7. The Rebels – David Bowie’s Revolutionary Song (Part III)
8. Marlene Dietrich – Farewell Gigolo


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Cheryl Ladd

Box Set vol 5 [ 1989 / 1993 ]
01 – Tin Machine
02 – Tin Machine II
03 – Black Tie White Noise
04 – Buddha of Suburbia
05 – Sound + Vision Tour
06 – Tin Machine It’s My Life Tour
07 – Re Call 5
*Black Tie White Noise Remix
* Oy Vey Baby Tour
* B-SIDE (Tin Machine, Indonesian version…) Real Cool World, Lucy Van Dance…

Box Set vol 6 [ 1994 / 2000 ]
01 – Outside
02 – Earthling
03 – Hours
04 – Outside Tour
05 – Earthling Tour
06 – Hours Tour BBC Theatre London
07 – Re Call 6 [ Live & Well, VH1 Storytellers… ]

Box Set vol 7 [ 2001 – 2016 ]
01 – Toy
02 – Heathen
03 – Reality
04 – The Next Day
05 – Blackstar
06 – Heathen Tour
07 – Reality Tour
08 – Re Call 7 [ Extra E.P, Rebel Never Get Old, No Plan E.P ]

Stay David Bowie The First Album No Box Anthology?!

The Man To Feel to Earth Soundtrack Bowie Work

Outside 2 Inside ?!?

J Ross

I love how this descends into gibberish at the end… or becomes an homage to the cut-up technique (Nickerless Rogue’s “The Man To Feel to Earth” OST deserves a release, surely?).

Randy Metro

I only know “Just A Gigolo” from the Village People version on their 1978 Macho Man album.

Auntie Sabrina

Which was added to later soundtrack releases and is on the Cherry Red expanded CD.

Matthew Heywood

The cherry red CD has 22 tracks on it

Tom m hans

David Lee Roth recorded an excellent version on the Crazy from the Heat EP. It was also included on his excellent Skyscraper album.

Wayne Olsen

Still missing the rumored Marlene/Bowie di duet version of “V2 Schneider “


I find this release strange.
I take it that most people buying this, is because of David Bowie, like I did when I got one of the original ones from 1979. On the original LP the Bowie song is 4:41 min. by splitting the song into pieces it looks like you get more, but the 3 parts, if they are the same as on the recent CD as listed on Discogs only adds up to a total of 4:16 min, the CD also adds an instrumental part lasting 0:53 min.
The Revolutionary Song to me quiet inferior when it come to Bowie songs, it sounds like something scrapped from Ball, Bowie sings some La la La’s, somebody else sings the other short lasting vocals of the song.
An original in mint can be bought for around the same amount, no cool blue though.

Auntie Sabrina

The recent Cherry Red Expanded CD mentions that David Bowie composed and recorded the song between scenes, playing most of the instruments. Three different versions were produced for the film, parts 1 and 3 feature his vocals. Part 2 features lyrics by Jack Fishman, of whom Bowie was apparantky a fan of.


The original ’79 soundtrack had David Bowie’s Revolutionary Song as one track. Recent reissues like this all split it in to 3 parts. I wonder what prompted that?

Steve W

It’s an odd soundtrack (I’ve never seen the film) which I actually quite like. If I hadn’t got this on cd earlier this year I might have gone for it.

Just a thought – will it have a download code?


It’d be wonderful if this release prompted a blu ray release. Always wanted to see it.


No, it’s a truly terrible movie – not even worth it for camp value. Laughable acting, awfully uneven in tone and style, the Dietrich scene unforgiveable nonsense. Forgettable trash only noteworthy today due to Bowie and he’s truly awful here, as he was in nearly all his movies.

Kim Novak is the only saving grace and you can tell she even wishes it to all end quickly. Just hope she got to keep her outfits.


I’ve also had the misfortune to see Bowie in The Linguine Incident. That one’s so bad it actually made me look back on Gigolo rather fondly.

Montague Terrace

And in the “and we’ll dream, won’t we” category, maybe one day we’ll hear news of a DVD / Blu-Ray release of the film itself.


What are you talking about? The DVD is available in Germany and Spain, both with english language tracks. Check Amazon and you will find them under “Schoener Gigolo Armer Gigolo”.

Brian Smith

Eamonn, so you want new about when we will get news? hmmmmm.


Yes! Usually we hear June sometime and I’m sure there’s someone posting here who lives next door to the cousin of a Warner’s scheduler.


The last two Bowie box announcements have been made in mid-July.


Ordered. Thanks Paul!


Any news on when we should expect a press release for Bowie Box Set 5?

Wayne Olsen

Hmmmm…into the Tin Machine, Black Tie, virgin era. Seems like Sony, Warner’s and Universal all own rights to some of the albums of the 90s and beyond or maybe they’ve reverted to Tintoretto.


The only album Universal/Virgin own is ‘Toy’, which has never been officially released. The other 90’s albums were all re-issued on Bowie’s RZO label through Sony, apart from Black Tie White Noise & Buddha Of Suburbia (which are now with Parlophone). Tin Machine II & Oye Vey Baby are long out of print, so I don’t know who currently has the rights to them.


I got the recently issued CD of this from Cherry Red earlier in the year. There are actually 4 versions of the Bowie track on the disc


Just tried to purchases this but PayPal says it is not available to do so because no shipping options are available to here in the U.S….will this change and be made available to those of us in the U.S.?