As part of a full list of special vinyl releases that will be available as part of this year’s Record Store Day campaign on April 16, Rhino has unveiled the late David Bowie’s contributions to the initiative.
Two limited-edition picture discs will be released, a seven-inch single featuring Bowie’s 1976 tune “TVC15” and a version of his 1970 album The Man Who Sold the World with an alternate cover.
The “TVC15” single will feature a single edit of the track on the A side and a 2010 single edit of Bowie’s cover of “Wild Is the Wind” on the reverse side. The photo appearing on the “TVC15” side of the single is an image of David taken by Geoff MacCormack on the set of the film The Man Who Fell To Earth. The “Wild Is the Wind” side of the disc boasts an image snapped by Steve Schapiro in 1975.
The Man Who Sold the World picture disc features the artwork that appeared on the album’s German release, a winged creature flying through space that has Bowie’s head and a hand for a body that’s is about to flick the world with its index finger.
In other news, a special 40th anniversary reissue of Bowie’s classic 1976 compilation ChangesOneBowie will be released May 20 on CD, vinyl and as a digital download. The LP version of the disc will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl that will be either black or clear.
Fans purchasing the vinyl edition of the album won’t know what color the disc is until they open the packaging. ChangesOneBowie featured 11 classic Bowie songs, including “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Ziggy Stardust,””Suffragette City,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Young Americans,” and “Fame.”