David Bowie’s Berlin years get exhaustive box set A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982): Stream

The set focuses on Bowie's artistically fruitful and cocaine addled period living with Iggy Pop in Germany

Today, David Bowie’s famed “Berlin Trilogy” gets an exciting and thorough box set from Parlaphone Records entitled, David Bowie: A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982). The 11-CD, 13-LP collection centers around the three records Bowie made while living in Berlin—1977’s Low, 1977’s “Heroes”, and 1979’s Lodger—while the legend was sharing both an apartment and a massive cocaine addiction with Iggy Pop. The art rock trifecta produced some of Bowie’s most innovative and influential work, and it is exhaustively covered here.

The box set, which is the third in a career-spanning series and comes on the heels of David Bowie Five Years (1969-1973) and David Bowie Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976), features new mixes from longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti of both Lodger and Bowie’s 1978 live album Stage (which features two new tracks), a new compilation entitled Re:Call 3 which features remastered contemporary single versions, non-album singles and b-sides, and songs featured on soundtracks.

The set also features the “Heroes” EP, a compilation collecting the German and French album and single versions of the track in one place for the first time, 1980’s Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), 1982’s Baal EP (which is appearing for the first time on CD), a 128-page hardback book, press clippings from the time, technical notes from Visconti as well as a massive photo book featuring the work of the likes of Anton Corbijin and Helmut Newton—as I said: this thing is gloriously exhaustive.

A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982 Box Set Artwork:

Box Set Contents:
128 Page hardback book
Low (Remastered) (1CD)
“Heroes” (Remastered) (1CD)
“Heroes” E.P. (Remastered) (CD EP) *
Stage (Original Mix) (Remastered) (2CD) *
Stage (2017 Mix) (Remastered) (2CD)
Lodger (Remastered) (1CD)
Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1CD) *
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1CD)
Re:Call 3 (Non Album Singles, Single Versions and B-sides) (Remastered) (1CD) *

* Exclusive to A New Career in a New Town

A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982) CD & Vinyl Track Tracklist:

Side 1
01. Speed Of Life
02. Breaking Glass
03. What In The World
04. Sound And Vision
05. Always Crashing In The Same Car
06. Be My Wife
07. A New Career In A New Town

Side 2
01. Warszawa
02. Art Decade
03. Weeping Wall
04. Subterraneans

Side 1
01. Beauty And The Beast
02. Joe The Lion
03. ‘Heroes’
04. Sons Of The Silent Age
05. Blackout

Side 2
01. V-2 Schneider
02. Sense Of Doubt
03. Moss Garden
04. Neuköln
05. The Secret Life Of Arabia

“Heroes” E.P.
Side 1
01. ‘Heroes’/ ‘Helden’ (German Album Version)
02. ‘Helden’ (German Single Version)

Side 2
01. ‘Heroes’/ ‘Héros’ (French Album Version)
02. ‘Héros’ (French Single Version)

Stage (Original Mix)
Side 1
01. Hang On To Yourself
02. Ziggy Stardust
03. Five Years
04. Soul Love
05. Star

Side 2
01. Station To Station
02. Fame
03. TVC 15

Side 3
01. Warszawa
02. Speed Of Life
03. Art Decade
04. Sense Of Doubt
05. Breaking Glass

Side 4
01. ‘Heroes’
02. What In The World
03. Blackout
04. Beauty And The Beast

Stage (2017 Mix)
Side 1
01. Warszawa
02. ‘Heroes’
03. What In The World

Side 2
01. Be My Wife
02. The Jean Genie *
03. Blackout
04. Sense Of Doubt

Side 3
01. Speed Of Life
02. Breaking Glass
03. Beauty And The Beast
04. Fame

Side 4
01. Five Years
02. Soul Love
03. Star
04. Hang On To Yourself
05. Ziggy Stardust
06. Suffragette City *

Side 5
01. Art Decade
02. Alabama Song
03. Station To Station

Side 6
01. Stay
02. TVC 15

* = Previously unreleased

Lodger (2017 Tony Visconti mix)
Side 1
01. Fantastic Voyage
02. African Night Flight
03. Move On
04. Yassassin (Turkish for: Long Live)
05. Red Sails

Side 2
01. D.J.”
02. Look Back In Anger
03. Boys Keep Swinging
04. Repetition
05. Red Money

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Side 1
01. It’s No Game (Part 1)
02. Up The Hill Backwards
03. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
04. Ashes To Ashes
05. Fashion

Side 2
01. Teenage Wildlife
02. Scream Like A Baby
03. Kingdom Come
04. Because You’re Young
05. It’s No Game (Part 2)

Re:Call 3
Side 1
01. ‘Heroes’ (Single Version)
02. Beauty And The Beast (Extended Version)
03. Breaking Glass (Australian Single Version)
04. Yassassin (Single Version)
05. D.J. (Single Version)

Side 2
01. Alabama Song
02. Space Oddity (1979 version)
03. Ashes To Ashes (Single Version)
04. Fashion (Single Version)
05. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (Single Version)

Side 3
01. Crystal Japan
02. Under Pressure (Single Version) – Queen and David Bowie
03. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (Soundtrack Album Version)
04. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy * – David Bowie and Bing Crosby

* = Mono

Side 4
Bertolt Brecht’s Baal
01. Baal’s Hymn
02. Remembering Marie A.
03. Ballad Of The Adventurers
04. The Drowned Girl
05. The Dirty Song


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