A new version of David Bowie‘s 1987 track ‘Zeroes’ has been released.
The song originally appeared on his album ‘Never Let Me Down’, which was also released in 1987. It was his last solo record of the eighties.
A 2018 version of that album has been created by producer Mario McNulty at New York’s Electric Lady Studios. Some of Bowie’s longtime collaborators are said to have been involved with the project.
Discussing the new ‘Zeroes’, McNulty said: “Stripping this song down to its core revealed a track that could have been right at home on ‘Hunky Dory’. I kept Peter Frampton’s sitar (which was originally owned by Jimi Hendrix) as it still fits against the new guitars from Reeves Gabrels.” Listen to the song above.
‘Zeroes 2018’ will be released on a limited edition double A-side picture disc 7-inch with ‘Beat Of Your Drum’ in September. A month later, it will also feature on a new box set, titled ‘Loving The Alien (1983-1988)’.
The box set will include all of Bowie’s studio and live albums during that five-year period, as well as the 2018 version of ‘Never Let Me Down’.
Meanwhile, the first-ever demo recorded by a teenage Bowie has been discovered in an old bread basket. ‘I Never Dreamed’ was recorded when the star was 16 and still known as David Jones. It was the first time his voice was recorded and featured his band, The Konrads.
The tape was discovered by the band’s former drummer and manager David Hadfield when he was moving home. He is now putting it up for auction.