June 29th- Welcome to the Blackout (2CD & DDL), Christiane F. & Baal vinyl reissues

June 29th- Welcome to the Blackout (2CD & DDL), Christiane F. & Baal vinyl reissues

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May 16th, 2018, 1:19 pm #1

“With your silicone hump and your ten-inch BAAL”

The RSD favourite, Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78), which was the best-selling RSD release in the UK and second best in the US, is due to be issued as a 2CD set and as standard and high resolution digital for download and streaming.

The CD is released on 29 June via Parlophone, as are exclusive vinyl “bricks and mortar” reissues for retail stores of: Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo on red vinyl and a 10" trifold sleeve of David Bowie In Bertolt Brecht’s Baal.

Keep reading for the full press release.

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DAVID BOWIE

WELCOME TO THE BLACKOUT (LIVE LONDON ’78)
2CD Set And Standard And High Resolution  Digital For Download And Streaming

CHRISTIANE F. - WIR KINDER VOM BAHNOFF ZOO
Red Vinyl LP (Limited Edition “Brick & Mortar” Retail Exclusive)

IN BERTOLT BRECHT’S BAAL
10” EP (Limited Edition “Brick & Mortar” Retail Exclusive)

A Trio Of Releases Highlight Bowie Live And Studio Recordings Made Between 1978 and 1982

All Three Are Available Individually On 29 June From Parlophone

David Bowie released two classic studio albums between 1978 and 1982 (Lodger and Scary Monsters [And Super Creeps]), as well as a wealth of work for film, television and more. Bowie also found time to embark upon a massive world tour, documented by the double live album Stage, along with two acclaimed projects for film and television. On 29 June, Parlophone will revisit that prolific period with Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78), as well as two special vinyl reissues exclusively for “brick and mortar” retail stores: Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo and David Bowie In Bertolt Brecht’s Baal.

The new releases begin with the CD and digital debut of Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78). This live album features performances recorded at Earl’s Court in London on 30 June and 1 July, 1978 during Bowie’s “Isolar II” Tour. The music was released earlier this year on vinyl as a strictly limited-edition triple-LP set for Record Store Day 2018. 

Tony Visconti, who co-produced a dozen studio albums for Bowie throughout his career, recorded the 1978 concert which was later mixed by Bowie and David Richards.

The set naturally focuses on songs from the two albums Bowie released in 1977 – Low and “Heroes” as well as other earlier career highlights such as “Fame”, Ziggy Stardust”, “The Jean Genie” and “Station To Station” and the first ever live performance of “Sound And Vision”, included in this set was its debut live performance. Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78) will be available as a two-CD set as well as digitally for download and streaming in both standard and high-definition versions.

Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo is the soundtrack to the 1981 film based on the 1978 autobiography by German actress Christiane Vera Felscherinow. The soundtrack incorporates songs from several Bowie albums, including “Stay” (Station To Station, 1976), “Warszawa” (Low, 1977) “V-2 Schneider” (“Heroes”, 1977), and “Look Back In Anger” (Lodger, 1979.) Released on vinyl for the first time in 30 years, this fan favourite will be pressed on limited edition red vinyl and available exclusively at “brick and mortar” retail stores. The set includes Mark Adams' original liner notes from the 2001 CD issue of the album.

David Bowie In Bertolt Brecht’s Baal features Bowie performing five songs that were written for German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s 1918 play “Baal.” Bowie recorded this EP with Visconti at Hansa Studios in Berlin in November 1981. Recently, all five songs were re-released as part of the exclusive Re:Call 3 compilation that accompanied the box set, A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982). This new limited edition 10” vinyl reissue comes in a six-panel sleeve that replicates the original 1982 packaging and is available exclusively at “brick and mortar” retail stores.


WELCOME TO THE BLACKOUT (LIVE LONDON ’78)
CD and Digital for streaming and download in standard resolution, 96kHz/24bit and 192/kHz/24bit resolutions.

CD1
Warszawa
"Heroes"
What In The World
Be My Wife
The Jean Genie
Blackout
Sense Of Doubt
Speed Of Life
Sound And Vision
Breaking Glass
Fame
Beauty And The Beast

CD 2
Five Years
Soul Love
Star
Hang On To Yourself
Ziggy Stardust
Suffragette City
Art Decade
Alabama Song
Station To Station
TVC 15
Stay
Rebel Rebel


CHRISTIANE F. - WIR KINDER VOM BAHNOFF ZOO
Red vinyl LP

Side 1:
V-2 Schneider
TVC 15
“Heroes/Helden”
Boys Keep Swinging
Sense Of Doubt

Side2:
Station To Station
Look Back In Anger
Stay
Warszawa
 

DAVID BOWIE IN BERTOLT BRECHT’S BAAL
10” vinyl EP

Side 1:
Baal’s Hymn (Der Choral Vom Großen Baal)
Remembering Marie A. (Erinnerung An Die Marie A.)

Side 2
Ballad Of The Adventurers (Die Ballad Von Den Abenteurern)
The Drowned Girl (Vom Ertrunkenen Mädchen)
The Dirty Song
https://www.davidbowie.com/blog/2018/5/ ... out-cd-due
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May 16th, 2018, 5:35 pm #2

Looking forward to the Blackout CD
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May 16th, 2018, 7:46 pm #3

Certainly happy with the Blackout CD - and I’m a big fan of 10”es so wil buy Baal too (although I already own it on vinyl). A CD release would have been even better.

I’ll pass on Christiane F.
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May 17th, 2018, 7:51 am #4

WELCOME TO THE BLACKOUT (LIVE LONDON ’78) - Brilliant, will get this! I agree cd release of Baal would have been v welcome. I wonder if there are going to be any incredible surprises from the vaults . . .
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May 17th, 2018, 1:52 pm #5

2CD release of David Bowie Welcome To The Blackout (Live London '78).

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May 22nd, 2018, 10:58 am #6

I'm told that initial copies of the 2CD are packaged in a six-panel digipak with rare photographs from Masayoshi Sukita and Chris Walter, before reverting to a brilliant case.
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May 23rd, 2018, 8:52 am #7

I still see the Bowie Now record from RSD in the shops. The track seems no one is interested in it. White vinyl or not. So what meks them think Christiane F will sell any better?
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June 27th, 2018, 7:44 pm #8

Have ordered Blackout - was hoping to hear myself screaming on CD but just found my ticket...dated 29th June 78, oh well.
As for Christianne F, i think it depends if the original release has been deleted or not.
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June 28th, 2018, 7:59 am #9

So where am I supposed to be able to buy the High Res download from then?
It's not available in the UK according to HighResAudio.com and HDTracks will only sell it to me if I live in North America.

I guess I will blag a copy from someone else- another lost sale
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June 28th, 2018, 9:26 am #10

Will get tomorrow. Any new Bowie releases are welcome :))
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June 29th, 2018, 2:40 pm #11

Wow how good is Welcome to the Blackout cd it really is different class
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June 29th, 2018, 4:03 pm #12

Just listening to it now and, if I'm honest, it's just like Stage. A few subtle differences but essentially Stage to my ears :(
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June 29th, 2018, 8:38 pm #13

Odysseus wrote: Just listening to it now and, if I'm honest, it's just like Stage. A few subtle differences but essentially Stage to my ears :(
- apart from the fact it actually sounds like a live gig (unlike Stage), has tons of energy (unlike Stage), has a fabulous, playful vocal performance from db (unlike Stage) and the band is on top form and having fun (unlike Stage where they're just going through the motions).
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June 30th, 2018, 12:43 am #14

I absolutely love Beauty And The Beast off this album. And the drums on TVC15 are fantastic.
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July 1st, 2018, 6:54 pm #15

I'm listening to the CD now. Interestingly, usually there's quite a tangible difference between the sound of a vinyl edition and a CD edition - but in this case it's far less noticeable.

For the moment I gave up on the vinyl transfers as they had faults (one had a skip, another one I was sent someone had used too much de-click and it counteracted the synth sounds and made them grate. De-click facilities should be tested or used at *very* low levels with some sounds (synth, saxes, violins, treble-y voices like Neil Young's) as clicks can be at a similar frequency).

Anyway, has anyone got the list - or a link to it - of the nights the tracks were performed? I seem to recall reading somewhere - probably somewhere on here - that someone had noted which performances were from the 30th June, and which were from the 1st July.

Shame about the film not coming out, but someone did say that Hemmings had put things like dolpins swimming across the screen during Heroes.
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July 3rd, 2018, 10:51 pm #16

I stand corrected! Only listened to 2 tracks when I posted my 'Stage' comments. Listened more carefully and I am blown away. The into to STS is worth the price of the cd alone. I think the cd is far more expressive than Stage. The arrangements and nuances are brilliant. I am humbled . . .
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July 4th, 2018, 4:31 pm #17

So true that version of Station to Station is unbelievable makes my head want to explode
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July 5th, 2018, 12:58 am #18

@ neilwilkes -

Hi res download (24/96 Flac) available from 7digital:

https://www.7digital.com/artist/david-b ... 78-8011789
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July 8th, 2018, 12:30 pm #19

Does anyone know if the 10" of Baal is available anywere yet?
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July 8th, 2018, 1:11 pm #20

thewildeyedboyfromfreecloud wrote:Does anyone know if the 10" of Baal is available anywere yet?
Bought it in my local record store last week en was in Amsterdam yesterday where they still had plenty of them at Concerto record store
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July 11th, 2018, 11:21 am #21

Ok, I've played it several times now and it's great, I really like it, but being an old get, I've lived with Stage for 40 years now
and, to be honest, I do prefer those versions.
The exception being Be My Wife, which is a lot better than the fairly stiff version on Stage's 2005 reissue -
Bowie's phrasing is better here, the band's looser and there's more of those glorious sustained notes
from Belew and the synths - pity this wasn't extended in the same way that What In The World and Breaking Glass were.
So yes, I'd have no hesitation in telling someone to get Waiting For The Blackout, but for me it works as a good 'companion piece' to Stage
rather than something which wipes the floor with it. 
Jon The Starman was at the second of these gigs - how's the cd match up to your memories of it, Jon?
 

 
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