Listen to two previously unreleased versions of David Bowie’s ‘Karma Man’ and ‘Silly Boy Blue’

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The track will appear on the upcoming ‘David Bowie 5. Brilliant Adventure (1992–2001)’ and ‘Toy’ boxsets

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Two previously unreleased versions of David Bowie’s “Karma Man” and “Silly Boy Blue” have been shared.

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The tracks are set to appear on the upcoming ‘David Bowie 5. Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001)’ and ‘Toy’ boxsets, which are due out on November 26 and January 7.

‘Karma Man’ was initially recorded by Bowie in September 1967 and debuted on John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 show in 1968, but was not officially released until 1970 on the album ‘The World of David Bowie’ had gone. The song was re-tracked by Bowie in 2000, backed by his Glastonbury band, for inclusion on the album ‘Toy’, which was shelved following a dispute between Bowie and his then-label Virgin.

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The original mix is ​​now shared with a new alternate ending mix from their 1967 track ‘Silly Boy Blue’. You can listen to both below.

The “Brilliant Adventure” box set comes in 11-CD box and 18-piece vinyl set formats, before “Toy” is released the day before Bowie’s birthday next year. ‘Toy’ will be available in three-CD and six 10″ vinyl versions.

Brilliant Adventures LP box set will include vinyl versions of Bowie’s albums Black Tie White Noise, The Buddha of Suburbia, 1 With ‘Outside’, ‘Earthling’ and ‘Hours…’, ‘Toy’, an LP of non-album singles, B-sides and more called ‘Ray: Call 5’, a hardback book and more .

Meanwhile, David Bowie’s pop-up shops are opening later this month in London and New York to celebrate the late artist’s upcoming 75th birthday.

The celebration of Bowie’s 75th year – which will take place on January 8, 2022 – is being planned by his estate known as ‘Bowie 75’..

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Two special “Bowie 75” locations are now set to open at 14 Hayden Street in London – the location where the cover of “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spider from Mars” was shot – and 150 Wooster in New York City. Street, close to where Bowie lived downtown.

Set to open to the public on October 25 through the end of January, the pop-up will “offer visitors a unique and immersive career-spanning deep dive into the sound and vision of David Bowie”.

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