A new David Bowie box set A New Career in a New Town has been announced that will focus on the singer’s albums released during the years 1977-1982. The remastered box set is due to be released September 29, 2017 and will be available as 11 CD’s, 13 LP’s or as a high definition digital download.
Included will be the influential Berlin trilogy of albums produced with Brian Eno as well as a remix by long-time Bowie producer Tony Visconti of the last of the trilogy, 1979’s Lodger album. The material on these three albums were mostly conceived of and recorded in Berlin and are noted as being extremely influential and prophetic of electronic, ambient and synthpop music of the 1980’s.
Also included will be 1980’s Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) and an additional disc of B-sides and rarities from the period, such as Bowie’s infamous Christmas duet with Bing Crosby “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”. Alongside these will be hard-to-find releases such as the Baal EP, comprising of recordings Bowie made in 1981 for a production of Bertolt Brecht’s play, available for the very first time on CD. Also featured will be the “Heroes” EP, featuring Bowie’s own French and German-sung versions of his hit song.
The set follows the release of two previous remastered box sets Five Years (1969-1973) and Who Can I Be Now (1974-1976) that covered the first few years of David Bowie’s career.
An extended cut of “Beauty and the Beast” from 1977’s “Heroes” is available as an exclusive digital download upon pre-order of the box set and can also be heard below: