How to buy the new David Bowie 2015 remasters individually

David Bowie / Hunky Dory
The Hunky Dory 2015 remaster is much anticipated

When David Bowie‘s forthcoming Five Years box was announced Parlophone stated that the Re:Call 1 rarities compilation would be ‘exclusive to the boxed sets’. What that means of course, is that the six individual newly remastered studio albums will at some point be available separately.

A few of you have been in touch to say that these individual releases have appeared on the websites of a few Japanese online vendors, such as CD Japan, but if you know where to look you can also find some on Amazon UK.

There are ‘import’ versions of all six studio albums in the Five Years box: David Bowie/Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Pin-ups.

At the time of writing these are all priced at exactly £8.62 which just happens to be the precise Sterling equivalent of the 1600 yen being charged in Japan, suggesting that these are indeed the imports from the Far East. It should be noted that these are not going to boast the flashy mini-LP vinyl replica packaging you’ll get in the box sets, they are likely to be relatively ‘basic’ presentation-wise (jewel cases or card wallets) but of course you are definitely getting the very latest remasters including the highly anticipated Hunky Dory and The Man Who Sold The World.

You are effectively enjoying the ‘import’ version at face value with no additional costs for importing. This will be issued domestically eventually, although Parlophone are clearly going to wait, in order to sell as many box sets as possible.

These individual Bowie CDs are released on 25 September but will be despatched around 5 October 2015.

David Bowie / Space Oddity 2015 remaster

The Man Who Sold The World 2015 remaster

Hunky Dory 2015 remaster

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 2012 remaster

Aladdin Sane 2013 remaster

Pin-Ups 2015 remaster

Five Years box sets also available:

CD box set – click to enlarge

Five Years / 12CD Box Set

Vinyl box – click to enlarge

Five Years / 13LP Vinyl Box Set

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