David Bowie Be My Wife 40th Anniversary Picture Disc Available June 16

Artist Name
David Bowie
Release Date

DAVID BOWIE BE MY WIFE
LIMITED EDITION 40TH ANNIVERSARY 7" PICTURE DISC
SET FOR RELEASE JUNE 16, 2017

I'M AFRAID OF AMERICANS 7" RED VINYL
DAVID BOWIE IS-BARCELONA EXHIBITION EXCLUSIVE

 

June 16, 2017 sees the release of the latest in the series of special limited David Bowie 7" picture discs, the 40th-anniversary edition of BE MY WIFE on Parlophone.
 
Originally released in the UK in June 1977, BE MY WIFE was the second and last single to be taken from the groundbreaking album Low, the first of the so-called "Berlin Trilogy" of albums. The video for the track, which was Bowie's first since 1973's "Life On Mars?," was directed by Stanley Dorfman, the original producer and director of the BBC's Top of The Pops.
 
The AA of the 7" picture disc is a previously unreleased live version of the instrumental Low track "Art Decade" recorded in Perth, Australia in 1978 during the Isolar II tour.
 
To celebrate the latest stop of the record-breaking "David Bowie Is" exhibition in Barcelona, a special limited edition red vinyl of I'M AFRAID OF AMERICANS will be making it's 7" debut.

The Trent Reznor remixed 'V1' version of the track is a double A-side with an acoustic version of "Heroes" live at The Bridge School benefit, which was only briefly available on the Bridge School compilation vinyl.
 
The artwork for the red vinyl 7" will feature two photographs of David against a wall by renowned Mexican photographer Fernando Aceves) who shot David on his visit to Mexico City during the Earthling tour in October 1997.

20 years on from their first release, both tracks and the sleeve imagery have a renewed resonance and currency in 2017.

This single will be exclusively available at the Barcelona leg of the David Bowie Is exhibition at Museu Del Disseny De Barcelona. http://davidbowieis.es


DAVID BOWIE
BE MY WIFE LIMITED EDITION 40th ANNIVERSARY 7" PICTURE DISC

 
A-Side:  Be My Wife (2017 Remaster)
(David Bowie)
Produced by David Bowie & Tony Visconti
Mixed by Tony Visconti at Hansa by the Wall

AA-Side: Art Decade (Live Perth '78)
(David Bowie)
Produced by David Bowie
Previously unreleased
Recorded live at Perth Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia 15th November 1978

The images used on the A and B sides of the picture disc are by Christian Simonpietri and were taken in Paris in June 1977.


DAVID BOWIE
I'M AFRAID OF AMERICANS 7" RED VINYL
DAVID BOWIE IS - BARCELONA EXHIBITION EXCLUSIVE

 
A-Side I'm Afraid Of Americans (V1 edit)
(David Bowie)
Originally produced by David Bowie
Reproduced by Nine Inch Nails
Production & additional performances by Nine Inch Nails: Trent Reznor, Charlie Clouser, Keith Hillebrandt, Dave "Rave" Ogilvie, Danny Lohner
Mixed by Dave "Rave" Ogilvie. Engineered by Brian Pollack at Nothing Studios, New Orleans

AA-Side "Heroes" (Live at The Bridge School '96)
(David Bowie)
Produced by John Hanlon
Mixed by John Hanlon at Redwood Digital, Woodside, California
This acoustic version of "Heroes" was recorded at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California on 20th October 1996.
 
Be My Wife is released on Parlophone on June 16, 2017.

I'm Afraid Of Americans is available exclusively as of May 26 from the "David Bowie Is" exhibition at Museu Del Disseny De Barcelona http://davidbowieis.es
 
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