Limited vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition. Diamond Dogs is the eighth studio album by rock icon David Bowie, released on 24 May 1974 on RCA Records. Thematically, it was a marriage of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell and Bowie’s own glam-tinged vision of a post-apocalyptic world. Bowie had wanted to make a theatrical production of Orwell’s book and began writing material after completing sessions for his 1973 album Pin Ups, but the author’s estate denied the rights. The songs wound up on the second half of Diamond Dogs instead where, as the titles indicated, the Nineteen Eighty-Four theme was prominent.
Limited vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition. Young Americans is the ninth studio album by rock icon David Bowie, released on 7 March 1975 by RCA Records. The album marked a departure from the glam rock style of Bowie’s previous albums, instead showcasing his mid-1970s interest in African-American soul and R&B music. Initial recording sessions for Young Americans took place in Philadelphia with producer Tony Visconti and a variety of musicians, including guitarist Carlos Alomar, to become one of Bowie’s most frequent collaborators, and singer Luther Vandross. Bowie drew influence from the sound of “local dance halls”, which were blaring with “lush strings, sliding hi-hat whispers, and swanky R&B rhythms of Philadelphia Soul.” Later sessions took place in New York, and included contributions from John Lennon. Bowie would call the album’s sound “plastic soul”, describing it as “the squashed remains of ethnic music as it survives in the age of muzak rock, written and sung by a white limey.”
Limited vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition. Station to Station is the tenth studio album by rock legend David Bowie, released by RCA Records in 1976. Commonly regarded as one of his most significant works, Station To Station was the vehicle for his performance persona, the Thin White Duke. Musically, Station to Station was a transitional album for Bowie, developing the funk and soul music of his previous release, Young Americans, while presenting a new direction towards synthesizers and motorik rhythms that was influenced by German electronic bands such as Neu! And Kraftwerk. Blending funk and krautrock, romantic balladry and occultism, Station To Station has been described as “simultaneously one of Bowie’s most accessible albums and his most impenetrable”. Preceded by the single “Golden Years”, it made the top five in both the UK and US charts.
Limited triple vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition. David Live is David Bowie’s first official live album, originally released by RCA Records in 1974. The album was recorded in July of that year, on the initial leg of Bowie’s US Diamond Dogs Tour, at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. The album catches Bowie in transition from the Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane glam-rock era of his career to the ‘plastic soul’ of Young Americans. While the cover featured a picture of Bowie in his latest soul threads – baggy trouser suit complete with shoulder pads and braces from October 1974 – the music was recorded in July of that year when he was showcasing his two most recent studio albums of original material, Diamond Dogs and Aladdin Sane, as well as selected favorites from Ziggy Stardust and earlier.
Double vinyl LP pressing. Reissue of this live set from the rock icon originally released as part of the 2010 Special Edition reissue of Station To Station Recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY, U.S.A., 23rd March, 1976 during his Isolar Tour 1976 in support of Station to Station.
Limited 40th Anniversary seven inch picture disc vinyl pressing. Originally released in the UK on February 11th, 1977, ‘Sound And Vision’ was taken from the groundbreaking album Low, the first of the so-called Berlin Trilogy of albums. The song gave it’s name to Bowie’s anthology boxed set and it’s accompanying greatest hits tour in 1990 and is the only track actually performed by him in his stage play Lazurus. The A-side features a brand new remaster of the track and the flip side sees the first physical release of the 2013 remix of the song. The stripped back remix by Sonjay Prabhakar was originally done for a Sony Experia advertisement and utilizes the original lead vocals and Mary Hopkin’s backing vocal with a new piano part.