David Bowie album launch to be streamed live

The launch of the David Bowie 'A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)' box set will be live-streamed via Facebook
David Bowie smoking a cigarette at Berlin's Hansa on the Wall studios

The upcoming release of the David Bowie ‘A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)’ box set will be celebrated with an event at the world-famous Hansa Studios, Berlin on Tuesday 26 September at 8pm CEST (Central European Summer Time / GMT+2) which will be live-streamed via www.facebook.com/davidbowie.

The live event will feature a Q&A session with guests including Carlos Alomar, Edu Meyer (the former sound engineer at Hansa Studios) and Chris Duffy (son of photographer Brian Duffy, and director of the Duffy Archive) who will be discussing Bowie’s work from 1977-1982.

Bowie’s Facebook page will also be featuring previously unheard audio streams on the day of the event.

Hansa Tonstudio, or ‘Hansa By The Wall’ as it came to be known, was where Bowie recorded parts of his ground-breaking Low album along with “Heroes”, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this month.

‘A New Career In A New Town’ is the third in a series of box sets spanning David Bowie’s career from 1969.

David Bowie - 'A New Career In A New Town (1977 - 1982)' box set

The box set, named after the final track on side one of ‘Low’, includes the albums ‘Low’, ‘”Heroes”‘, ‘Stage’ (original and 2017 versions), ‘Lodger’, ‘Lodger’ (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix), ‘Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)’ and ‘RE:CALL 3’. Finally we have the ‘”Heroes”‘ E.P., which rounds-up the German and French album and single versions of the track in one place for the first time, a compilation exclusive to the set, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the song.

Exclusive to each of the box sets is ‘Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix)’. The remix was started with David’s blessing before his passing in January last year. Tony Visconti has revisited the original multi-tracks at Human Studios and remixed the album with the benefit of modern technology to better highlight the album’s nuances. Always a personal favourite of David’s, this version of the album will also feature newly ‘remixed’ artwork featuring unseen images from the original cover photographic session.

Also exclusive to each box is ‘Re:Call 3’, a new compilation featuring remastered contemporary single versions, non-album singles and b-sides, and songs featured on soundtracks.

The cover features a photo by Christian Simonpietri taken at Hansa Studios in Berlin during the ‘“Heroes”’ sessions in 1977. The ‘Baal’ E.P. in its entirety is making its CD debut while ‘Beauty And The Beast’ (extended version) and ‘Breaking Glass’ (Australian single version) are making their debuts on CD and digitally.

The box set is out on 29 September and can be pre-ordered from Amazon here.

The physical box set’s accompanying book, 128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Anton Corbijn, Helmut Newton, Andrew Kent, Steve Schapiro, Brian Duffy and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producer Tony Visconti.

The CD box set will include faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums, and the CDs will be gold coloured rather than the usual silver. The vinyl box set has the same content as the CD set and is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl.

A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982) will also be made available in High Definition audio digital formats (192kHZ/24bit and 96kHZ/24bit). Content varies from other formats due to the resolution of the available original source material.