Limited Edition David Bowie LPs Planned for Record Store Day
Parlophone has planned two limited edition David Bowie releases to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day. As Pitchfork reports, Cracked Actor (Live in Los Angeles 1974) has never been released, while Bowpromo replicates a 1971 small-run pressing of alternate mixes of some of the songs that made it on to Hunky Dory.
Cracked Actor (Live in Los Angeles 1974) was recorded live at Universal Amphitheatre on September 5th 1974 during the Philly Dogs Tour. While some of the material also appeared in the Cracked Actor BBC documentary, the forthcoming triple vinyl, five-sided album contains the full concert. The sixth side houses an etching of the Diamond Dogs-era Bowie logo.
Mixed by longtime collaborator Tony Visconti, the set features a new band lineup and set list that differs from Bowie's 1974 David Live album, and includes vocals from Luther Vandross.
Bowpromo is a single-sided release that recreates a rare 1971 pressing that featured seven Bowie tracks on its A-side, with five songs that ended up on Hunky Dory.
Both limited-edition releases will be available during Record Store Day on April 22nd.