David Bowie Team Streams Previously Unreleased Version Of “The Man Who Sold The World”
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The late David Bowie’s team is currently streaming a previously-unheard take of his 1970 classic hit “The Man Who Sold The World”. The track is just one of the six songs that are scheduled to be streamed over the period of six weeks, and are slated to be a part of a brand new EP called Is It Any Wonder?
The song is the title cut of Bowie’s third studio album, The Man Who Sold The World, with this particular recording being lifted from the 9-track session ChangesNowBowie, which was intended for radio and broadcast by BBC in time for David Bowie’s 50th birthday on the 8th of January, 1977.
The broadcast also included an interview of Bowie by Mary Anne Hobbs, which was edited along with some surprise birthday messages and questions from people like Scott Walker, Damon Albarn, Bono, and Robert Smith, among many more. The track was streamed on Wednesday as a streaming-exclusive, 1-track digital single as a celebratory gesture for Bowie’s 73rd birthday and the 50th anniversary of the song’s writing and recording.
As mentioned earlier, there will be weekly releases of Bowie’s material, with five remaining and the next one slated to go live on January 17.