- 04 May 17
The latest in the series of special limited edition David Bowie 7" picture discs will be the 40th-anniversary edition of 'Be My Wife', which will be released on 16 June by Parlophone, it has just been announced.
Originally released in the UK in June 1977, 'Be My Wife' was the second and last single to be taken from the ground-breaking album 'Low' the first of the so-called ‘Berlin Trilogy’ of albums.
The video for the track, which was Bowie’s first since 1973’s 'Life On Mars?', was directed by Stanley Dorfman the original producer & director of the BBC’s Top of The Pops.
The AA of the 7” picture disc is a previously unreleased live version of the instrumental “LOW” track “ART DECADE” recorded in Perth, Australia in 1978 during the ISOLAR II tour.
To celebrate the latest stop of the record-breaking “David Bowie Is” exhibition in Barcelona, a special limited edition red vinyl of 'I'm Afraid of Americans' will be making it’s 7” debut soon too.
The Trent Reznor remixed ‘V1' version of the track is a double A-side with an acoustic version of “HEROES” live at The Bridge School benefit which was only briefly available on the Bridge School compilation vinyl.
The artwork for the red vinyl 7" will feature two photographs of David against a wall by renowned Mexican photographer Fernando Aceves (attached below) who shot David on his visit to Mexico City during the Earthling tour in October 1997.
20 years on from their first release both tracks and the sleeve imagery have a renewed resonance and currency in 2017.
This single will be exclusively available at the Barcelona leg of the David Bowie Is exhibition at Museu Del Disseny De Barcelona http://davidbowieis.es