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