DAVID BOWIE’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED COMEBACK ALBUM, ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN MARCH AND NOW NOMINATED FOR A MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE, IS SET TO BE REISSUED AS A THREE-DISC BOX SET TITLED THE NEXT DAY EXTRA.
The special edition (scheduled for 4th November) will include the original 14-track album plus a companion disc, featuring unheard material and rarities from the sessions.
Previously unreleased tracks included on the second disc are ATOMICA, LIKE A ROCKET MAN, THE INFORMER, BORN IN A UFO, I’D RATHER BE HIGH (VENETIAN MIX) and a ten-minute version of LOVE IS LOST. The epic HELLO STEVE REICH MIX is by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, fresh from production duties on the forthcoming Arcade Fire album (which features Bowie on the title track, REFLEKTOR).
Songs included which have already seen the light of day are PLAN, GOD BLESS THE GIRL, SO SHE and I’LL TAKE YOU THERE – each originally issued only as a bonus track on the various international digital or deluxe release versions of THE NEXT DAY.
The third disc, a region-free DVD, contains the stunning promotional videos made for the four singles from THE NEXT DAY; the Indrani and Markus Klinko-directed VALENTINE’S DAY; the Floria Sigismondi-directed THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT), featuring Tilda Swinton; THE NEXT DAY, again directed by Sigismondi, starring Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard; and the Tony Oursler-directed puppets promo for WHERE ARE WE NOW?
THE NEXT DAY EXTRA is packaged in a new Jonathan Barnbrook-designed hardcase containing a lyric booklet and a book of stills from the promo films.
In addition to the physical release, there will be an iTunes-only EP bundle featuring THE INFORMER, LOVE IS LOST (HELLO STEVE REICH), ATOMICA, LIKE A ROCKET MAN, BORN IN A UFO, I’D RATHER BE HIGH (VENETIAN) and GOD BLESS THE GIRL.
Listen to David Bowie’s musical director and guitarist Gerry Leonard discuss the creation of THE NEXT DAY in a special edition of The Mouthcast recorded shortly before the album’s release, here.
The Mouth Magazine’s review of the original edition of THE NEXT DAY (released in March) can be found here.