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Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

I saw there was a new Bowie LP coming out for RSD 2024.  And then found out all the tracks had been previously released

either on original Ziggy LP or the exclusive to the box set REcall 1. At least they put in a bit of effort making Divine Symmetry alternate mixes to Hunky Dory.

Parlophone Records are proud to announce the release of a very special David Bowie limited vinyl LP, WAITING IN THE SKY (BEFORE THE STARMAN CAME TO EARTH) which will be released on 20th April, 2024 for Record Store Day.

The album is taken from the Trident Studios 1/4 stereo tapes dated 15th December, 1971, which were created for the then provisional tracklisting for what would become THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS album.

The tracklisting for WAITING IN THE SKY (BEFORE THE STARMAN CAME TO EARTH) runs differently from the ZIGGY STARDUST album and features four songs that didnt make the final album.

On Side 1, in the place of STARMAN, one of the last three tracks recorded for the album in February 1972, is ROUND AND ROUND, a Chuck Berry cover. The track was finally released on a single as the B-side to DRIVE-IN SATURDAY on 6th April, 1973. Initially, closing Side 1 of the album was Bowie's version of Jacques Brels AMSTERDAM, which would later appear as the B-side of SORROW on 12th October, 1973.

Side 2 of the 15th December, 1971 tracklisting features two long-time non-LP fan favourites, HOLY HOLY and VELVET GOLDMINE. The former is a re-recording with The Spiders of Davids 1971 single. Again, this version of the track had to wait several years before surfacing as the B-side of DIAMOND DOGS on 14th June, 1974.

VELVET GOLDMINE is considered by many to be a lost Ziggy era classic, one Bowie often referred to as Hes A Goldmine or Shes A Goldmine in his notebooks and interviews. The track was recorded during the Ziggy sessions but was not released until 26th September, 1975, alongside CHANGES backing the re-released album version of SPACE ODDITY, which peaked at no. 1 in the U.K. singles chart in November 1975.


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