Between 1978-1982, David Bowie somehow found time to release a wealth of work for film, television, and more. Bowie also found time to embark upon a massive world tour, documented by the double live album Stage, and embark on two acclaimed projects for film and television. On June 29th, Parlophone will revisit that prolific period with Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78), as well as two special vinyl reissues exclusively for “brick and mortar” retail stores: Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo and David Bowie In Bertolt Brecht’s Baal.
The new releases begin with the CD and digital debut of Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78). This live album features performances recorded at Earl’s Court in London on June 30 and July 1, 1978 during Bowie’s Isolar II Tour. The music was released earlier this year on vinyl as a strictly limited-edition triple-LP set for Record Store Day 2018.
Tony Visconti, who produced more than a dozen albums for Bowie throughout his career, recorded the 1978 concert which was later mixed by Bowie and David Richards. The set naturally focuses on songs from the two albums Bowie released in 1977 – Low and “Heroes” as well as other earlier career highlights such as “Fame,” Ziggy Stardust,” “The Jean Genie,” Station To Station,” and the first ever live performance of “Sound And Vision.” Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78) will be available as a two CD set as well as digitally for download and streaming in both standard and high-definition versions.
Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo is the soundtrack to the 1981 film based on the 1978 autobiography by German actress Christiane Vera Felscherinow. The soundtrack incorporates songs from several Bowie albums, including “Stay” (Station To Station, 1976), “Warszawa” (Low, 1977) “V-2 Schneider” (“Heroes,” 1977), and “Look Back In Anger” (Lodger, 1979.) Released on vinyl for the first time in 30 years, this fan favorite will be pressed on limited edition red vinyl and available exclusively at “brick and mortar” retail stores.
David Bowie In Bertolt Brecht’s Baal features Bowie performing five songs that were written for German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s 1918 play “Baal.” Bowie recorded this EP with Visconti at Hansa Studios in Berlin in November 1981. Recently, all five songs were re-released as part of the exclusive Re:Call 3 compilation that accompanied the boxed set A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982). This new limited edition 10″ vinyl reissue comes in a six-panel sleeve that replicates the original 1982 packaging and is available exclusively at “brick and mortar” retail stores.
Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78)
3. What In The World
4. Be My Wife
5. The Jean Genie
7. Sense Of Doubt
8. Speed Of Life
9. Sound And Vision
10. Breaking Glass
12. Beauty And The Beast
1. Five Years
2. Soul Love
4. Hang On To Yourself
5. Ziggy Stardust
6. Suffragette City
7. Art Decade
8. Alabama Song
9. Station To Station
10. TVC 15
12. Rebel Rebel
Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo
1. V-2 Schneider
2. TVC 15
4. Boys Keep Swinging
5. Sense Of Doubt
1. Station To Station
2. Look Back In Anger
David Bowie In Bertolt Brecht’s Baal
1. Baal’s Hymn (Der Choral Vom Großen Baal)
2. Remembering Marie A. (Erinnerung An Die Marie A.)
1. Ballad Of The Adventurers (Die Ballad Von Den Abenteurern)
2. The Drowned Girl (Vom Ertrunkenen Mädchen)
3. The Dirty Song
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