Rare and unreleased David Bowie albums set for Record Store Day 2018

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Three rare David Bowie records are set to be released for Record Store Day 2018, including an iconic London live performance.

Record Store Day, which takes place on April 21, will see Bowie’s ‘Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78)’ album be released as a 3xLP set. The record features recordings from Bowie’s ‘Isolar II’ tour performances at London’s now-demolished Earls Court on June 30 and July 1 1978.

Elsewhere, eagled-eyed Bowie fans will be able to nab a 12″ single which features the first full-length of ‘Let’s Dance’, along with a live version on the b-side. Finally, ‘Bowie Now’ – a rare 1977 US only promotional-only LP, featuring tracks from ‘Heroes’ and ‘Low’ – will get its first commercial release.


Full information can be found on the David Bowie website. Check out mock-ups of the records below, via Instagram.

In other Bowie vinyl news, ‘Aladdin Sane’ is getting a vinyl reissue to commemorate its 45th anniversary.

The icon’s sixth studio album was initially released on April 20 1973, with this new reissue coming on April 20 of this year – a full 45 years after its initial release. Pressed onto silver vinyl, the record will only be available from ‘bricks and mortar’ record shops, according to a press release.

In addition, CHANGESTWOBOWIE – his 1981 compilation album – will also get a vinyl repress. That’s due on April 13, 2018, with CHANGESONEBOWIE being added to streaming services on that same day.


Five more albums from David Bowie‘s back catalogue were also reissued on vinyl last month.

Last year saw the release of a new box set titled ‘A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)’, which collected all of his releases from that time period.

Now, five albums that were included in that collection have been reissued individually on 180-gram vinyl. ‘Low’, “Heroes”, ‘Lodger’, ‘Scary Monsters’ and ‘Stage’ – a live album from the mid-’70s – were re-released on February 23 via Parlophone.