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Bowie at the Beeb To Be Released On Vinyl


Some of our favourite things here at Rock My World are vinyl and rockstars. In excellent news, David Bowie’s 2000 box set Bowie at the Beeb will be released on vinyl for the first time on February 26th.


The compilation, originally issued as a two-CD collection, will be available on vinyl as a four-LP package and will feature select performances Bowie recorded for BBC radio shows from 1968 to 1972.

Unlike the CD release, the vinyl version will feature two bonus rarities.  The first is a version of “Oh! You Pretty Things” recorded by Bowie and guitarist Mick Ronson in 1971 that had previously only been available on the CD set’s Japanese release.  The second is a beauty for you collectors out there. It’s a previously unreleased version of “The Supermen” from 1970 that Bowie had performed and recorded with his backing group The Hype.

Bowie at the Beeb also has a fantastic variety of performances he did with his band The Spiders from Mars from the ’70s. These include versions of his classic tracks, “Ziggy Stardust”, “Suffragette City”, “Moonage Daydream”, “Starman”, “Space Oddity”,”Changes” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide”. As if that’s not enough, the vinyl set also includes Bowie’s covers of The Velvet Underground’s, “Waiting for the Man” and “White Light/White Heat”.

Check out the full listing for the vinyl version of Bowie at the Beeb: The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions 68-72: below.

Disc 1

Side 1:

“In the Heat of the Morning” (Recorded 5/13/68)*

“London Bye, Ta-Ta” (Recorded 5/13/68)*

“Karma Man” (Recorded 5/13/68)*

“Silly Boy Blue” (Recorded 5/13/68)*

“Let Me Sleep Beside You” (Recorded 10/20/69)+

“Janine” (Recorded 10/20/69)+

Side 2:

“Amsterdam” (Recorded 2/5/70)#

“God Knows I’m Good” (Recorded 2/5/70)#

“The Width of a Circle” (Recorded 2/5/70)#

“Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed” (Recorded 2/5/70)#

Disc 2

Side 1:

“Cygnet Committee” (Recorded 2/5/70)#

“Memory of a Free Festival” (Recorded 2/5/70)#

“Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud” (Recorded 3/25/70)##

“The Supermen” (Recorded 3/25/70)##

Side 2:

“Bombers” (Recorded 6/3/71)**

“Looking for a Friend” (Recorded 6/3/71)**

“Almost Grown” (Recorded 6/3/71)**

“Kooks” (Recorded 6/3/71)**

“It Ain’t Easy” (Recorded 6/3/71)**

Disc 3

Side 1:

“The Supermen” (Recorded 9/21/71)++

“Oh! You Pretty Things” (Recorded 9/21/71)++

“Eight Line Poem” (Recorded 9/21/71)++

“Hang On to Yourself” (Recorded 1/18/72)&

“Ziggy Stardust” (Recorded 1/18/72)&

“Queen Bitch” (Recorded 1/18/72)&

Side 2:

“Waiting for the Man” (Recorded 1/18/72)&

“Five Years” (Recorded 1/18/72)&

“White Light/White Heat” (Recorded 5/16/72)&

“Moonage Daydream” (Recorded 5/16/72)&

Disc 4

Side 1:

“Hang On to Yourself” (Recorded 5/16/72)&

“Suffragette City” (Recorded 5/16/72)&

“Ziggy Stardust” (Recorded 5/16/72)&

“Starman” (Recorded 5/16/72)&

“Space Oddity” (Recorded 5/22/72)&

Side 2:

“Changes” (Recorded 5/22/72)&

“Oh! You Pretty Things” (Recorded 5/22/72)&

“Andy Warhol” (Recorded 5/23/72)&

“Lady Stardust” (Recorded 5/23/72)&

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide” (Recorded 5/23/72)&

* = David Bowie and The Tony Visconti Orchestra

+ = David Bowie and Junior’s Eyes

# = David Bowie and The Tony Visconti Trio (aka The Hype)

## = David Bowie and The Hype

** = David Bowie and friends

++ = David Bowie with Mick Ronson

& = David Bowie and The Spiders From Mars

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