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Massive Bowie Set Compiles Recordings from 1969-1973

A trove of David Bowie material from the early years of his long, legendary rock career has been assembled in a 12-CD box set, called Five Years (1969-1973). The set includes all of Bowie’s recordings from the era, including those previously unreleased on CD or otherwise digitally, as well as remastered versions.

David Bowie: Five Years (1969-1973) Set

Bassists who contributed to Bowie’s sound in those years included Herbie Flowers, John Lodge of the Moody Blues, producer Tony Visconti, and most famously for the era, Trevor Bolder, who joined Bowie’s band (The Spiders from Mars) in in 1971 for the Hunky Dory album and continued on through 1973. Bolder, who was later known for work with Uriah Heep, died in May 2013 after battling cancer.

In an October 2003 interview posted on Let It Rock, Bolder noted that his bass inspiration came from the blues and Jack Bruce’s playing in Cream.

And, check out Herbie Flowers talking about being a part of “Space Oddity”:

Five Years (1969-1973), which includes a hardbound book with notes from album producers and a forward by Ray Davies of The Kinks, is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download.

Five Years (1969-1973) Track List:

Disc 1:

  1. Space Oddity (2015 Remastered Version)
  2. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed (2015 Remastered Version)
  3. Letter To Hermione (2015 Remastered Version)
  4. Cygnet Committee (2015 Remastered Version)
  5. Janine (2015 Remastered Version)
  6. An Occasional Dream (2015 Remastered Version)
  7. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (2015 Remastered Version)
  8. God Knows I’m Good (2015 Remastered Version)
  9. Memory Of A Free Festival (2015 Remastered Version)

Disc 2:

  1. The Width Of A Circle (2015 Remastered Version)
  2. All The Madmen (2015 Remastered Version)
  3. Black Country Rock (2015 Remastered Version)
  4. After All (2015 Remastered Version)
  5. Running Gun Blues (2015 Remastered Version)
  6. Saviour Machine (2015 Remastered Version)
  7. She Shook Me Cold (2015 Remastered Version)
  8. The Man Who Sold The World (2015 Remastered Version)
  9. The Supermen (2015 Remastered Version)

Disc 3:

  1. Changes (2015 Remastered Version)
  2. Oh! You Pretty Things (2015 Remastered Version)
  3. Eight Line Poem (2015 Remastered Version)
  4. Life On Mars? (2015 Remastered Version)
  5. Kooks (2015 Remastered Version)
  6. Quicksand (2015 Remastered Version)
  7. Fill Your Heart (2015 Remastered Version)
  8. Andy Warhol (2015 Remastered Version)
  9. Song For Bob Dylan (2015 Remastered Version)
  10. Queen Bitch (2015 Remastered Version)
  11. The Bewlay Brothers (2015 Remastered Version)

Disc 4:

  1. Five Years (2012 Remastered Version)
  2. Soul Love (2012 Remastered Version)
  3. Moonage Daydream (2012 Remastered Version)
  4. Starman (2012 Remastered Version)
  5. It Ain’t Easy (2012 Remastered Version)
  6. Lady Stardust (2012 Remastered Version)
  7. Star (2012 Remastered Version)
  8. Hang On To Yourself (2012 Remastered Version)
  9. Ziggy Stardust (2012 Remastered Version)
  10. Suffragette City (2012 Remastered Version)
  11. Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide (2012 Remastered Version)

Disc 5:

  1. Five Years (2003 Remix)
  2. Soul Love (2003 Remix)
  3. Moonage Daydream (2003 Remix)
  4. Starman (2003 Remix)
  5. It Ain’t Easy (2003 Remix)
  6. Lady Stardust (2003 Remix)
  7. Star (2003 Remix)
  8. Hang On To Yourself (2003 Remix)
  9. Ziggy Stardust (2003 Remix)
  10. Suffragette City (2003 Remix)
  11. Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide (2003 Remix)

Disc 6:

  1. Introduction (Live)
  2. Hang On To Yourself (Live)
  3. Ziggy Stardust (Live)
  4. Changes (Live)
  5. The Supermen (Live)
  6. Life On Mars? (Live)
  7. Five Years (Live)
  8. Space Oddity (Live)
  9. Andy Warhol (Live)
  10. My Death (Live)
  11. The Width Of A Circle (Live)
  12. Queen Bitch (Live)
  13. Moonage Daydream (Live)
  14. John, I’m Only Dancing (Live)
  15. Waiting For The Man (Live)
  16. The Jean Genie (Live)
  17. Suffragette City (Live)
  18. Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide (Live)

Disc 7:

  1. Watch That Man (2013 Remastered Version)
  2. Aladdin Sane (2013 Remastered Version)
  3. Drive-In Saturday (2013 Remastered Version)
  4. Panic in Detroit (2013 Remastered Version)
  5. Cracked Actor (2013 Remastered Version)
  6. Time (2013 Remastered Version)
  7. The Prettiest Star (2013 Remastered Version)
  8. Let’s Spend the Night Together (2013 Remastered Version)
  9. The Jean Genie (2013 Remastered Version)
  10. Lady Grinning Soul (2013 Remastered Version)

Disc 8:

  1. Introduction
  2. Hang On To Yourself (Live) [Stereo]
  3. Ziggy Stardust (Live) [Stereo]
  4. Watch That Man (Live) [Stereo]
  5. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (Live) [Stereo]
  6. All The Young Dudes (Live) [Stereo]
  7. Oh! You Pretty Things (Live) [Stereo]
  8. Moonage Daydream (Live) [Stereo]
  9. Changes (Live) [Stereo]
  10. Space Oddity (Live) [Stereo]
  11. My Death (Live) [Stereo]

Disc 9:

  1. Introduction
  2. Cracked Actor (Live) [Stereo]
  3. Time (Live) [Stereo]
  4. The Width Of A Circle (Live) [Stereo]
  5. Let’s Spend The Night Together (Live) [Stereo]
  6. Suffragette City (Live) [Stereo]
  7. White Light/White Heat (Live) [Stereo]
  8. Farewell Speech (Live) [Stereo]
  9. Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide (Live) [Stereo]

Disc 10:

  1. Rosalyn (2015 Remastered Version)
  2. Here Comes The Night (2015 Remastered Version)
  3. I Wish You Would (2015 Remastered Version)
  4. See Emily Play (2015 Remastered Version)
  5. Everything’s Alright (2015 Remastered Version)
  6. I Can’t Explain (2015 Remastered Version)
  7. Friday On My Mind (2015 Remastered Version)
  8. Sorrow (2015 Remastered Version)
  9. Don’t Bring Me Down (2015 Remastered Version)
  10. Shapes Of Things (2015 Remastered Version)
  11. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (2015 Remastered Version)
  12. Where Have All The Good Times Gone (2015 Remastered Version)

Disc 11:

  1. Space Oddity (Original UK Mono Single Edit) [2015 Remastered Version]
  2. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (Original UK Mono Single Version) [2015 Remastered Version]
  3. Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (2015 Remastered Version)
  4. The Prettiest Star (Original Mono Single Version) [2015 Remastered Version]
  5. Conversation Piece (Mono Version) [2015 Remastered Version]
  6. Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 1) [2015 Remastered Version]
  7. Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 2) [2015 Remastered Version]
  8. All The Madmen (Mono Single Edit) [2015 Remastered Version]
  9. Janine (Mono Version) [2015 Remastered Version]
  10. Holy Holy (Original Mono Single Version) [2015 Remastered Version]
  11. Moonage Daydream (The Arnold Corns Single Version) [2015 Remastered Version]
  12. Hang On To Yourself (The Arnold Corns Single Version) [2015 Remastered Version]

Disc 12:

  1. Changes (Mono Single Version) [2015 Remastered Version]
  2. Andy Warhol (Mono Single Version) [2015 Remastered Version]
  3. Starman (Original Single Mix) [2012 Remastered Version]
  4. John, I’m Only Dancing (Original Single Version) [2012 Remastered Version]
  5. The Jean Genie (Original Single Mix) [2014 Remastered Version]
  6. Drive-In Saturday (German Single Edit) [2015 Remastered Version]
  7. Round And Round (2015 Remastered Version)
  8. John, I’m Only Dancing (Sax Version) [2012 Remastered Version]
  9. Time (U.S. Single Edit) [2015 Remastered Version]
  10. Amsterdam (2015 Remastered Version)
  11. Holy Holy (Spiders Version) [2015 Remastered Version]
  12. Velvet Goldmine (2015 Remastered Version)