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David Bowie / Who Can I Be Now? [1974-1976] full track listing and details

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New mid-70s Bowie box adheres to ‘Five Years’ template

Parlophone’s follow-up to last year’s David Bowie Five Years box will be called Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976 and will be issued as 12CD and 13LP vinyl box sets this September…

Content-wise, CD and LP sets are identical and the feature presentation is newly remastered versions of the three studio albums issued during this period (Diamond Dogs (1974), Young Americans (1975) and Station to Station (1976)) as well as the previously announced unreleased album, ‘The Gouster’.

Additionally, like Five YearsWho Can I Be Now? will include two live albums. They are David Live, which was issued in late 1974 and showcased the initial leg of David’s US Diamond Dogs Tour and Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 which was previously unreleased until its inclusion as part of the Station to Station reissue in 2010.

Who Can I Be Now? also features Re:Call 2another ‘rarities’ compilation (single disc this time) largely made up from rare or promotional single edits. As before, outtakes not issued commercially at the time, but which subsequently appeared on the Rykodisc reissues (e.g. Candidate demo, After Today), are considered out-of-scope by Parlophone.

This new box also does not include the 5.1 surround mixes of David Live, Young Americans or Station to Station all which have been commercially issued as part of past Bowie archival projects, although Harry Maslin’s 2010 stereo remix of Station to Station is included, as is Tony Visconti’s 2005 stereo remix of David Live.

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The Gouster is an early version of the Young Americans album and three familiar tracks are featured in previously unreleased early alternative mixes: Somebody Up There Likes Me, Can You Hear Me and Right. It’s Gonna Be Me is the same version as appeared on the Ryko reissue back in 1991 and not the ‘With Strings’ alternate that was part of the Young Americans CD+DVD reissue in 2007.

The reason the vinyl box is 13LP compared to 12CD is that the remix of David Live runs to 3LPs but only two CDs.

The remastered original mix of David Live, The Gouster, the 2010 Harry Maslin mix of Station to Station and Re:Call 2 are all exclusive to this new Who Can I Be Now box. If you are thinking that the stereo remix of Station to Station was in the 2010 box set, well yes it was, but only on DVD. This is its CD and LP debut. Also, for this remix Parlophone are using the colour version of the album cover, first debuted by Rykodisc in 1991.

The vinyl is pressed on ‘audiophile’ quality 180g vinyl (Five Years was very good in this respect) and both boxes come with books (128-pages in the CD box and 84-pages in the vinyl set). The tomes contain all the usual rare photos as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producers Tony Visconti and Harry Maslin.

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The CD box set will include faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums and the CDs will be gold coloured rather than the usual silver.

Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976 is released on 23 September 2016. The CD box is very well priced on Amazon UK, if you’re quick. As is the vinyl box, come to that.

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LP Box Set:

84 Page hardback book

  • Diamond Dogs (remastered) (1 LP)
  • David Live (original mix) (remastered) (2 LP) *
  • David Live (2005 mix) (remastered) (3 LP)
  • The Gouster (previously unreleased as an album) (1 LP) *
  • Young Americans (remastered) (1 LP)
  • Station To Station (remastered) (1 LP)
  • Station To Station (Harry Maslin 2010 mix) (1 LP) *
  • Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 (2 LP)
  • Re:Call 2 (Single versions and non-album B-sides) (remastered) (1 LP) *

* Exclusive to ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)’

CD Box Set:

  • 128 Page hardback book
  • Diamond Dogs (remastered) (1 CD)
  • David Live (original mix) (remastered) (2 CD) *
  • David Live (2005 mix) (remastered) (2 CD)
  • The Gouster (previously unreleased as an album) (1 CD) *
  • Young Americans (remastered) (1 CD)
  • Station To Station (remastered) (1 CD)
  • Station To Station (Harry Maslin 2010 mix) (1 CD) *
  • Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 (2 CD)
  • Re:Call 2 (Single versions and non album B-sides) (remastered) (1 CD) *

* Exclusive to ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)’

 

‘WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974-1976)

DIAMOND DOGS

Released on RCA APLI 0576 (U.K.) / CPLI 0576 (U.S.) on 31st May, 1974.

Side 1.

  • 1. Future Legend
  • 2. Diamond Dogs
  • 3. Sweet Thing
  • 4. Candidate
  • 5. Sweet Thing (Reprise)
  • 6. Rebel Rebel

Side 2.

  • 1. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me
  • 2. We Are The Dead
  • 3. 1984
  • 4. Big Brother
  • 5. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family

DAVID LIVE (ORIGINAL MIX)

Released on RCA APL2 0771 (U.K.) / CPL2-0771 (U.S.) on 29th October, 1974.

David Live was culled from performances on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of July, 1974 at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia.

Side 1

  • 1. 1984
  • 2. Rebel Rebel
  • 3. Moonage Daydream
  • 4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)

Side 2

  • 1. Changes
  • 2. Suffragette City
  • 3. Aladdin Sane
  • 4. All The Young Dudes
  • 5. Cracked Actor

Side 3

  • 1. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me
  • 2. Watch That Man
  • 3. Knock On Wood
  • 4. Diamond Dogs

Side 4

  • 1. Big Brother
  • 2. The Width Of A Circle
  • 3. The Jean Genie
  • 4. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

DAVID LIVE (2005 MIX)

David Live was culled from performances on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of July, 1974 at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia.

Released on EMI 874 3042 on CD and also in 5.1 on the DVD-Audio EMI 874 3049 on 14th November, 2005.

Side 1

  • 1. 1984
  • 2. Rebel Rebel
  • 3. Moonage Daydream
  • 4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)

Side 2

  • 1. Changes
  • 2. Suffragette City
  • 3. Aladdin Sane
  • 4. All The Young Dudes

Side 3

  • 1. Cracked Actor
  • 2. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me
  • 3. Watch That Man
  • 4. Knock On Wood

Side 4

  • 1. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  • 2. Space Oddity
  • 3. Diamond Dogs

Side 5

  • 1. Panic In Detroit
  • 2. Big Brother
  • 3. Time

Side 6

  • 1. The Width Of A Circle
  • 2. The Jean Genie
  • 3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

THE GOUSTER

Previously unreleased as a complete album.

Side 1

  • 1. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a single in 1979.
  • 2. Somebody Up There Likes Me – alternative early previously unreleased mix
  • 3. It’s Gonna Be Me – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of ‘Young Americans’ in 1990. An alternative mix with strings was released on the 2007 EMI edition of ‘Young Americans’.

Side 2

  • 1. Who Can I Be Now? – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of ‘Young Americans’ in 1990.
  • 2. Can You Hear Me – alternative early previously unreleased version.
  • 3. Young Americans – same version that ended up on ‘Young Americans’.
  • 4. Right – alternative early previously unreleased version.

YOUNG AMERICANS

Released on RCA RS 1006 (U.K.) / AQL1-0998 (U.S.) on 7th March, 1975.

Side 1

  • 1. Young Americans
  • 2. Win
  • 3. Fascination
  • 4. Right

Side 2

  • 1. Somebody Up There Likes Me
  • 2. Across The Universe
  • 3. Can You Hear Me
  • 4. Fame

STATION TO STATION

Released on RCA APL1 1327 on 23rd January, 1976.

STATION TO STATION (2010 HARRY MASLIN MIX)

First released on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 in 5.1 and in stereo at 48kHz/24bit on the DVD format within the Station To Station deluxe set on 20th September, 2010.

Side 1

  • 1. Station To Station
  • 2. Golden Years
  • 3. Word On A Wing

Side 2

  • 1. TVC 15
  • 2. Stay
  • 3. Wild Is The Wind

LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM ’76

Recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY, U.S.A., 23rd March, 1976. Released on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 within the Station To Station deluxe set on 20th September, 2010.

Side 1

  • 1. Station To Station
  • 2. Suffragette City
  • 3. Fame
  • 4. Word On A Wing

Side 2

  • 1. Stay
  • 2. Waiting For The Man
  • 3. Queen Bitch

Side 3

  • 1. Life On Mars?
  • 2. Five Years
  • 3. Panic In Detroit
  • 4. Changes
  • 5. TVC 15

Side 4

  • 1. Diamond Dogs
  • 2. Rebel Rebel
  • 3. The Jean Genie

RE:CALL 2

Non Album Singles, Single Versions and B-Sides.

Side 1:

  • 1. Rebel Rebel (original single mix)
  • 2. Diamond Dogs (Australian single edit)
  • 3. Rebel Rebel (U.S. single version)
  • 4. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me (live – promotional single edit)
  • 5. Panic In Detroit (live)
  • 6. Young Americans (original single edit)

Side 2:

  • 1. Fame (original single edit)
  • 2. Golden Years (original single version)
  • 3. Station To Station (original single edit)
  • 4. TVC 15 (original single edit)
  • 5. Stay (original single edit)
  • 6. Word On A Wing (original single edit)
  • 7. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) (1975) (single version)

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