David Bowie announces first box set compilation

David Bowie announces first in series of box sets called 'Five Years’ to showcase his amazing, diverse career between 1969–1973

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Updated Jul 28, 2015

David Bowie has confirmed a new box set release. “Five Years” will be a comprehensive look at the singer's early years and transition from folk artist to glam-rock legend.

“Five Years 1969–1973” will be released on Sept. 25, a 12-CD or 13-LP collection.

The box set will be featuring all the music recorded during this period, including six remastered albums, two live albums, plus a compilation of rare recordings.

Each of the albums, with the exceptions of Ziggy and Aladdin Sane, have been newly remastered for 2015.

The remastered albums include “David Bowie AKA Space Oddity,” “The Man Who Sold the World,” “Hunky Dory,” “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars,” “Aladdin Sane,” and “PinUps.”

There will also be an exclusive two-disc compilation of non-album singles and B sides titled Re:Call 1. Highlights of Re:Call 1 include the unreleased single edit for "All the Madmen."  

The original version of "Holy Holy," the latter of which has been unavailable since 1971 will also be in the album.

Both the CD and vinyl editions will include pack photo books, producer notes, vintage reviews, and a foreword written by The Kinks’ Ray Davies.

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