Just a reminder that in celebration of this Friday’s release of the new David Bowie box set, A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982), a special Q&A event will be held today at Berlin’s Hansa Studios that will be streamed live at Facebook.com/DavidBowie at 2 p.m. ET. Participating in the event will be longtime Bowie guitarist Carlos Alomar, former Hansa Studios sound engineer Edu Meyer, and Chris Duffy, son of famed Bowie photographer Brian Duffy.
In conjunction with the Berlin event and the box set’s impending arrival, a digital EP titled Live in Berlin that features three unreleased performances recorded during David’s 1978 Isolar II Tour will be available for a limited time via all major streaming services, also beginning today at 2 p.m. ET. The songs included on the EP are “Be My Wife,” “Sense of Doubt” and “Breaking Glass.”
Hansa Studios was where Bowie recorded parts of his Low album as well as Heroes — two-thirds of his so-called “Berlin Trilogy,” which is a major component of A New Career in a New Town.
As previously reported, A New Career in a New Town will be available as an eleven-CD box or 13-disc vinyl box, as well as in high-definition digital download formats. The collection includes Low, Heroes and a new version of Lodger, the third piece of the Berlin Trilogy — remixed by Bowie’s longtime producer, Tony Visconti — as well as the Scary Monsters album. It also features two versions of the 1978 live album Stage and the new compilation Re:Call 3, which offers single versions, non-album singles, B-sides and soundtrack selections.
Rounding out the box set is the exclusive 40th anniversary Heroes EP, which includes the single, German and French versions of the seminal Bowie track.
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