David Bowie / Diamond Dogs 50th anniversary vinyl editions

Half-speed mastered and picture disc

David Bowie’s 1974 album Diamond Dogs will be reissued for its 50th anniversary as two different vinyl pressings.

The conceptual album features the single ‘Rebel Rebel’ and highlights include the ‘Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise)’ sequence on side one and ‘1984’ and ‘Big Brother’ on side two (Bowie had plans – subsequently scrapped – for a musical based on George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four).

The picture disc version of Diamond Dogs (click image to enlarge)

The album was notable for being produced by Bowie, who also handled lead guitar duties. Tony Visconti returned for string arrangements and to help mix the long-player.

Consistent with previous Bowie 50th anniversary celebrations, there’s two vinyl editions: a half-speed mastered black vinyl version and a picture disc LP with poster.

Diamond Dogs will be reissued on 24 May 2024, via Parlophone.


Diamond Dogs David Bowie / 50th anniversary edition

    • SIDE ONE
      1. Future Legend
      2. Diamond Dogs
      3. Sweet Thing
      4. Candidate
      5. Sweet Thing (Reprise)
      6. Rebel Rebel
      SIDE TWO
      1. Rock ’n’ Roll With Me
      2. We Are The Dead
      3. 1984
      4. Big Brother
      5. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family

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