Thursday, April 19, 2012

Record Store Day 2012: David Bowie

But where can I buy the outfit?

Speaking of David Bowie, Virgin Records will release a limited edition 7" picture disc single of "Starman" in honor of Record Store Day 2012, and also to mark the song's 40th (!) anniversary (it was originally released on April 28, 1972). The a-side features the original single version of the song, while the b-side features a live version recorded for the Top of the Pops television show.

This release is limited to 2,000 copies, and I'm sure the RSD eBay flipper brigade are drooling at the prospect of the profits they can turn on this one.

Additionally, Virgin will release a David Bowie "Mick Rock Tins" 7" + book set. The colored vinyl single will feature "Starman" and "Suffragette City" and the book will feature 128 pages of Mick Rock photos. This release is not exclusive to Record Store Day and will be released to other retailers at some point in the future. It's also listed as limited to a pressing of 2,000, though it's not clear to me if it is "limited" only for Record Store Day, and then will be re-pressed later.

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