David Bowie – A Divine Symmetry (4CD/BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL BOX SET)

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Title: David Bowie- A Divine Symmetry Format: 4 CD + blu ray box set Label: Warner Cat Num: Barcode: 0190296268250

Release date: November 25th 2022

Parlophone Records proudly announces DAVID BOWIE DIVINE SYMMETRY, a four-CD, one blu-ray box set and digital equivalent. The collection celebrates the twelve months running up to the release of the album HUNKY DORY in December 1971 via home demos, BBC radio sessions and live and studio recordings.

DAVID BOWIE DIVINE SYMMETRY contains 48 previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period, and new alternative mixes of HUNKY DORY tracks by original co-producer Ken Scott.

Two books accompany DIVINE SYMMETRY, a 100-page hardback book featuring exclusive memorabilia and photos alongside a 60-page replica composite of Bowie’s notebooks from the era featuring handwritten lyrics, costume drawings, recording notes and set lists.

The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie expert Tris Penna, along with contributions from HUNKY DORY co-producer Ken Scott, lifelong Bowie friends Geoff MacCormack and George Underwood, singer Dana Gillespie, guitarist Mark Pritchett, Friars Aylesbury promoter David Stopps, publisher Bob Grace and photographer Louanne Richards.

CD 1:

THE SONGWRITING DEMOS PLUS

1 Tired Of My Life (demo) *

2 How Lucky You Are (aka Miss Peculiar) (demo) *

3 Shadow Man (demo)

4 Looking For A Friend (demo) *

5 Waiting For The Man (San Francisco hotel recording) *

6 Quicksand (San Francisco hotel recording) *

7 King Of The City (demo) *

8 Song For Bob Dylan (demo) *

9 Right On Mother (demo) *

10 Quicksand (demo)

11 Queen Bitch (demo) *

12 Kooks (demo) *

13 Amsterdam (demo) *

14 Life On Mars? (demo) *

Bonus acetate dubs:

15 Changes (demo) *

16 Bombers (demo) *

CD 2:

BBC RADIO IN CONCERT: JOHN PEEL

David Bowie and Friends

(mono)

1 Queen Bitch *

2 Bombers

3 The Supermen *

4 Looking For A Friend

5 Almost Grown

6 Kooks

7 Song For Bob Dylan *

8 Andy Warhol *

9 It Ain’t Easy

David Bowie and Friends

(stereo)

10 Queen Bitch *

11 The Supermen *

12 Looking For A Friend *

13 Kooks *

14 Song For Bob Dylan *

15 Andy Warhol *

16 It Ain’t Easy *

Recorded 3rd June, 1971 and broadcast 20th June, 1971

Paris Cinema Studio, Regent Street, London

Musicians:

David Bowie – lead vocals (except as below)

George Underwood – lead vocals on ‘Song For Bob Dylan’ & ‘It Ain’t Easy’ (3rd verse) & backing vocals

Dana Gillespie – lead vocals on ‘Andy Warhol’, backing vocals

Geoff MacCormack (aka Alexander) – lead vocals ‘It Ain’t Easy’ (2nd verse), backing vocals

Mark Pritchett (aka Carr-Pritchard) – guitars, backing vocals

Mick Ronson – guitars, backing vocals

Trevor Bolder – bass

Woody Woodmansey – drums

CD 3:

BBC RADIO SESSION AND LIVE

1 The Supermen

2 Oh! You Pretty Things

3 Eight Line Poem

4 Kooks *

5 Fill Your Heart *

6 Amsterdam *

7 Andy Warhol *

Musicians:

David Bowie – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano

Mick Ronson – guitars, bass, vocals

Session recorded at Kensington House Studio T1 for BBC Radio on

21st September, 1971 and broadcast 4th October, 1971

Live Friars, Aylesbury, 25th September, 1971

8 Introduction*

9 Fill Your Heart*

10 Buzz The Fuzz*

11 Space Oddity*

12 Amsterdam*

13 The Supermen*

14 Oh! You Pretty Things*

15 Eight Line Poem*

16 Changes*

17 Song For Bob Dylan*

18 Andy Warhol*

19 Looking For A Friend*

20 Round And Round*

21 Waiting For The Man*

Recorded live to 2 track tape.

David Bowie – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano

Mick Ronson – guitars, backing vocals

Trevor Bolder – bass guitar

Woody Woodmansey – drums

Tom Parker – piano

CD 4:

ALTERNATIVE MIXES, SINGLES AND VERSIONS

BOWPROMO mixes

1 Oh! You Pretty Things

2 Eight Line Poem

3 Kooks

4 Queen Bitch

5 Quicksand

6 Bombers – Andy Warhol intro.

Produced by Ken Scott (assisted by The Actor)

Recorded by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London

7 Lightning Frightening (aka The Man)*

Produced by David Bowie. Engineered by Ken Scott

Recorded on 23rd April, 1971, Trident Studios, London

8 Amsterdam (early mix)

Produced by David Bowie and Ken Scott

Recorded and engineered by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London

9 Changes (mono single)

10 Andy Warhol (full length mono single)

Produced by Ken Scott (assisted by The Actor)

Recorded by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London

11 Amsterdam (single b-side mix)

Produced by David Bowie and Ken Scott

Recorded and engineered by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London

12 Life On Mars? (2016 mix)

Produced by David Bowie and Ken Scott

Recorded and engineered by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London

Mixed by Ken Scott at Abbey Road Studios, London on 12th April, 2016

2021 mixes

13 Changes (2021 alternative mix)

14 Life On Mars? (original ending version)*

15 Quicksand (2021 mix – early version)*

16 Fill Your Heart (2021 alternative mix)*

17 Bombers (2021 alternative mix)*

18 Song For Bob Dylan (2021 alternative mix)*

19 The Bewlay Brothers (2021 alternative mix)*

Produced by David Bowie and Ken Scott

Recorded and engineered by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London

Mixed by Ken Scott, October/November 2021

BLU-RAY AUDIO

All PCM Stereo 96kHz/24bit except ‘Life On Mars?’ (2016 mix):

DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM Stereo 96kHz/24bit

HUNKY DORY 2015 REMASTER

1 Changes

2 Oh! You Pretty Things

3 Eight Line Poem

4 Life On Mars?

5 Kooks

6 Quicksand

7 Fill Your Heart

8 Andy Warhol

9 Song For Bob Dylan

10 Queen Bitch

11 The Bewlay Brothers

 145.00

  • GBP: £124.58

5 in stock

Product Description

Title: David Bowie- A Divine Symmetry Format: 4 CD + blu ray box set Label: Warner Cat Num: Barcode: 0190296268250

Release date: November 25th 2022