RNR News and Notes

Rhino records has announced the release of a new David Bowie compilation album -

 The Width of a Circle. 

 

The record  - named after  the opening track of  Bowie's The Man Who Sold the World record - is being billed as a companion piece to that album's 2020 "Metrobolist" reissue - will be released May 26

 

 

The comp will feature Bowie rarities - including  non-LP singles, alternate versions, and BBC sessions, including 21 never-before-released recordings.

 

 

It will be available as a two-CD set with  a 48-page book.  Also being released are  a 10" vinyl The Width of a Circle EP , featuring 2020 Visconti mixes of "The Prettiest Star," "London Bye, Ta-Ta," "Memory of a Free Festival," and "Holy Holy:" and a picture disc version of The Man Who Sold the World that comes with a Bowie poster.

 

 

Tracklisting:

 

DAVID BOWIE - THE WIDTH OF A CIRCLE

2-CD set

 

CD 1: THE SUNDAY SHOW INTRODUCED BY JOHN PEEL
Recorded on 5th February, 1970 and broadcast on 8th February, 1970
Amsterdam *
God Knows I’m Good *
Buzz The Fuzz
Karma Man
London Bye, Ta-Ta
An Occasional Dream
The Width Of A Circle*
Janine
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud
Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed*
Fill Your Heart
The Prettiest Star
Cygnet Committee*
Memory of a Free Festival*
Performed by David Bowie and The Tony Visconti Trio (a.k.a. The Hype)

 

CD 2: THE LOOKING GLASS MURDERS AKA PIERROT IN TURQUOISE:
When I Live My Dream
Columbine
The Mirror
Threepenny Pierrot
When I Live My Dream (Reprise)

Singles
The Prettiest Star (Alternative Mix)
London Bye, Ta-Ta*
London Bye, Ta-Ta (1970 Stereo Mix)*
Memory Of A Free Festival (Single Version Part 1)*
Memory Of A Free Festival (Single Version Part 2)*
Holy Holy*

SOUNDS OF THE 70’S: ANDY FERRIS SHOW
Recorded on 25th March, 1970 and broadcast on the 6th April, 1970
Waiting for the Man
The Width of a Circle
The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud*
The Supermen (Bowie At The Beeb vinyl only)*
Performed by David Bowie and The Hype

 

2020 Mixes
The Prettiest Star (2020 Mix)
London Bye, Ta-Ta (2020 Mix)
Memory Of A Free Festival (Single Version - 2020 Mix)
All The Madmen (Single Edit 2020 Mix)
Holy Holy (2020 Mix)


(*denotes previously released)

 

 

The Width of a Circle set and the two vinyl releases will be out May 26 via Rhino and are available for pre-order now.