Record Store Day! Bowie!
To celebrate the release of the David Bowie Record Store Day exclusive “1984” 7-inch picture disc, our friends at Warner Bros. sent us a copy of the exclusive along with the previously released “Rebel Rebel” 7-inch picture disc to give away to one lucky customer!
To enter to win*, send an email with the subject “Bowie” HERE by midnight, Sunday, April 20. We’ll select at random and notify one winner on Monday, April 21.
Happy Record Store Day!
* To be eligible to win, you must live in the Boise metro area and be able to pick up your prize at the store.
ABOUT THE DAVID BOWIE 7-INCH PICTURE DISCS
Originally released in February 1974, REBEL REBEL was Bowie’s first new original single since disbanding The Spiders From Mars and acted as a taster for the groundbreaking album Diamond Dogs. The track reached #5 in the UK and also hit the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.
The A-side of the limited edition 7″ picture disc features the original single mix of the track, which hasn’t been available on 7″ since the early 80s and is still unavailable on CD to this day.
The AA-side has the U.S. Version of “Rebel Rebel” which is a remixed version of the song with extra overdubs that was released in May 1974, three months after the first issue, but only in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The artwork for the picture disc features two shots from a session that took place in Amsterdam at the television show Top Pop in February 1974.
This July 40 years ago saw the release of 1984, a key DIAMOND DOGS album track as a single in North America. The song itself had its roots in David’s abandoned musical based on George Orwell’s book of the same name and was originally demoed for and featured (in a different form) in the 1980 FLOOR SHOW TV special. The version of the song on the AA side is the live in-studio version taken from ABC’s Dick Cavett TV Show at the end of 1974 and is making its official debut on vinyl.
The image on the A side of the picture disc is taken from a session featuring David and author William Burroughs, shot by photographer Terry O’Neill. The AA side features an image taken during the performance of 1984 on the Dick Cavett Show.