(stache) A special reissue campaign has been launched for selected David Bowie albums, which sees three of his classic albums released on high-quality, colored vinyl. We were sent the following details:
A limited edition colored version of Heathen was just released, while its successor, Reality, will be released 9/25. Heathen's predecessor, Hours..., will be out 11/20.
2002's Heathen marked a reunion with producer Tony Visconti, who was at the helm for most of Bowie's classic '70s albums. It wound up achieving the highest U.S. chart position of any Bowie album since 1984's Tonight. Guest performers on Heathen include icons Pete Townshend and Dave Grohl. The new reissue of Heathen is pressed on blue vinyl.
Reality was released barely a year after Heathen. The Bowie/Visconti partnership was once again active for this critically acclaimed album. The BBC took notice, placing Reality"among (Bowie)'s very best works." The album contains nine original tracks as well as covers of Jonathan Richman's "Pablo Picasso" and George Harrison's "Try Some, Buy Some." Reality is being reissued on clear vinyl.
Hours... was released right before the turn of the millennium, and was groundbreaking at the time for its utilization of then-new internet technology. It was the first album to be made available as a digital download before being released in stores, underscoring Bowie's cutting-edge persona. The single "Thursday's Child" received airplay on alternative radio, and Bowie performed it on Saturday Night Live. This new, limited version of Hours...was pressed on translucent blue vinyl. A remastered CD version of Hours... is currently available, enhanced with 5 bonus tracks and an elaborate 10-panel digipak.
All three albums are being pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and contain tri-fold covers, spotlighting each album's incredible artwork.
Heathen, Reality, and Hours... have all been mastered by Joe Reagoso (Jeff Beck/Deep Purple) and will be available at your favorite physical and online retailers. Additionally, they are available via Friday Music's David Bowie store, which you can find here.