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David Bowie's 1970s recordings to appear on new compilation


A new collection of David Bowie material made up of alternate versions, non-album singles, and BBC In Concert sessions, have been pulled together for a new compilation, The Width of a Circle.

The album will mostly feature recordings of Bowie from a session he undertook with John Peel in 1970. The iconic time in the studio saw Bowie perform with The Tony Visconti Trio, also known as The Hype, including Mick Ronson. The new record is scheduled for release on May 28th.

As well as Bowie’s tracks with The Tony Visconti Trio, the compilation will also include the five-song score which the Starman composed and performed in 1970 for the BBC drama The Looking Glass Murders.

On top of that, the collection will also include four songs Bowie recorded for the Andy Ferris Show in the 1970s, including a splendid cover of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Waiting For The Man’.

The compilation will be spread over two CDs and features 2020 mixes of Bowie tracks ‘The Prettiest Star’, ‘Memory Of A Free Festival’, ‘London Bye, Ta-Ta’, ‘All The Madmen’ and ‘Holy Holy’. Toni Visconti produced all the tracks and brings everything full circle from the Peel session in 1970.

To pre-order the new album, visit here.