Throwbacks abound in the upcoming release of three David Bowie albums.
The reissues, available June 29, date back to the late 1970s and early '80s—and two of the archival recordings will only be available in good old-fashioned record shops and retail stores.
"Welcome to the Blackout (Live London '78)" will be released for the first time as a two-CD set and digital download. A triple-LP version was issued on vinyl for Record Store Day last month.
"Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Von Bahnhof Zoo," coming out on limited-edition red vinyl, is the soundtrack to a 1981 cult film about German actress and musician Christiane Vera Felscherinow. Christiane F. documented her teenage drug use and love of Bowie's music in her 1978 autobiography, "We Children of Bahnhof Zoo." The album's nine tracks include several Bowie songs from earlier albums, including "Station to Station" and "Look Back in Anger."
"David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht's Baal" is a 10-inch EP featuring five songs that Bowie wrote for a BBC production of the German playwright's 1918 play, "Baal." The limited-edition reissue reproduces the original packaging of the 1982 EP.
The vinyl renditions of "Christiane F." and "Baal" will be sold only by brick-and-mortar retailers.
Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns