This closes out the six weeks of rare and previously unreleased Bowie material ahead of the release of the six-track LP Is It Any Wonder?
Over the course of the last six weeks, Parlophone Records have been releasing previously unheard David Bowie material into the world. Today, 14 February, marks the final instalment – The Man Who Sold The World (Live Eno remix).
With this rare version of one of the most iconic Bowie songs of the last 50 years, the Is It Any Wonder? EP is now available to stream in its entirety. The six-track EP will also be made available on 12″ vinyl on 20 March with an alternative track-listing that includes Fun (Clownboy Mix).
The Man Who Sold The World (Live Eno Mix) was previously issued as a double A-side green vinyl 7″ single in various territories with the Outside version of Strangers When We Meet. The Live Eno Mix version of this classic song is based on the fairly radical trip-hop reworking performed on the Outside World Tour. Longtime Bowie collaborator Brian Eno reshaped, overdubbed and mixed this live recording of the song at Westside Studios in London on 30 October 1995, recalling the session in his diaries: “I added some backing vocals and a sonar blip and sculpted the piece a little so that there was more contour to it.”
A variant on the new Is It Any Wonder?, titled ChangesNowBowie, will include an alternate version of The Man Who Sold The World and is set to be a special release exclusively on Record Store Day – 18 April.
Other tracks on the new LP include; Baby Universal ’97, Stay ’97, I Can’t Read ’97 and NUTS.