David Bowie announces Five Years 1969-1973 box set
Add David Bowie to the growing list of British classic rock stars—recently the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin—embarking on reissue projects. Bowie will release Five Years 1969-1973, the first of multiple box sets that will chronicle his career, on September 25. Five Years will include six studio albums, two live albums and a compilation titled Re:Call 1.
The six studio albums are Bowie’s earliest—excluding his 1967 eponymous debut—and include Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane and Pin Ups. The live albums are Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture Soundtrack and Live Santa Monica ’72, a popular Bowie bootleg that was only released officially in 2008.
Re:Call 1‘s two discs include non-album tracks and unreleased material. It follows 2014’s career-spanning (and reverse chronological) compilation Nothing Has Changed. Five Years will also include a book with photos, notes about the albums and a foreword by the Kinks’ Ray Davies. Bowie’s most recent studio album was 2013’s The Next Day.