Rare and unreleased David Bowie albums coming for Record Store Day

A limited edition live album and rare promo record for the 10th anniversary of RSD

    Two rare and unreleased David Bowie albums will be unearthed as part of this year’s Record Store Day on April 22nd.

    Cracked Actor (Live in Los Angeles 1974) marks the first official release of a Philly Dogs Tour show from September 1974 at Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre. The full concert is documented on the triple-LP, five-sided album, with a sixth side featuring an etching of the Diamond Dogs era Bowie logo. It was mixed by longtime Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti, and features a band lineup that includes Luther Vandross on vocals.

    (Read: Ranking: Every David Bowie Album From Worst to Best)

    The second release is a recreation of the ultra rare 1971 pressing Bowpromo. Featuring alternate mixes of some songs that eventually wound up Hunky Dory, Bowie’s manager Tony Defries originally had 500 copies of the promotional album made in order to secure the singer a new record deal. The Record Store Day version adds five exclusive Bowie prints and new sleeve notes, while it leaves off the five B-side tracks by fellow GEM artist Dana Gillespie.


    Read full details about the vinyl releases here, and check out both tracklists below.

    Cracked Actor (Live in Los Angeles 1974) Tracklist:
    01. Introduction
    02. 1984
    03. Rebel Rebel
    04. Moonage Daydream
    05. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing
    06. Changes
    07. Suffragette City
    08. Aladdin Sane
    09. All the Young Dudes
    10. Cracked Actor
    11. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me
    12. Knock on Wood
    13. It’s Gonna Be Me
    14. Space Oddity
    15. Diamond Dogs
    16. Big Brother
    17. Time
    18. The Jean Genie
    19. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide
    20. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)

    Bowpromo Tracklist:
    01. Oh! You Pretty Things
    02. Eight Line Poem
    03. Kooks
    04. It Ain’t Easy
    05. Queen Bitch
    06. Quicksand
    07. Bombers/Andy Warhol Intro