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David Bowie announces 3 disc re-release of Mercury nominated album

Rock legend David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day Extra’ is due to be on sale 4th November. The set will include the original 14-track CD that was released in March, with five unheard tracks, two new remixes and a DVD with videos from ‘The Next Day.’

David Bowie’s exciting comeback has proven successful. The release of his first album in a decade has received admiration worldwide, placing number 1 in 15 countries. ‘The Next Day’ was announced on Bowie’s birthday in January and released 8th March. The music video for the album’s lead single ‘Where are we now?’ was uploaded onto his official website and available for ITunes download shortly after. Since then videos for ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’, ‘The Next Day’ and ‘Valentine’s Day’ have been made available, and will be included on the new record in November.

The critically acclaimed “The Next Day” was also nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize, and has been recognised as one of the best albums of 2013 so far. Fans are eagerly waiting for the new edition with new songs; ‘Atomica’, ‘The Informer’, ‘Like a Rocket Man’, ‘Born in a UFO’ and ‘God Bless the Girl’. There will also be two remixes featured in the set, including a version of the hauntingly beautiful ‘Love is Lost’ by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy. The pair also worked with Arcade Fire on their recent single ‘Reflektor’ in which Bowie provided backing vocals. In addition to the new issue, there will be a 7-track digital EP bundle with extra tracks and is available to pre-order from iTunes.

In line with his new album, BBC radio 6 has given access to a previously unheard promotional programme, made by Bowie for his album of cover songs ‘Pin-ups,’ that was released 50 years ago.

The show along with the new album re-releases and the exhibition of his iconic outfits, and unseen memorabilia in London earlier this year has inspired a radio station in the US, to dedicate almost two weeks to Bowie. From 30th October to 12th November, Sirius XM has promised to play new Bowie tracks, demos and covers. Bowie nostalgia lives on, and it has no sign of ending in the near future.

Written by Charlotte Hilton

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