DAVID BOWIE – ” Divine Symmetry ” 4CD/Blu-ray

Posted: September 28, 2022 in MUSIC

Parlophone Records proudly announces David Bowie “Divine Symmetry”, a four-CD, one blu-ray box set. This collection celebrates the twelve months running up to the release of the album “Hunky Dory” in December 1971 via home demos, BBC radio sessions and live and studio recordings.

“Divine Symmetry” contains 48 previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period, and new alternative mixes of “Hunky Dory” tracks by original co-producer Ken Scott.

As the title suggests, the set is an accompaniment to “Hunky Dory” in the same way that the Conversation Piece set was to “Space Oddity” and the The Width Of A Circle set was to “The Man Who Sold The World“.

Two books accompany “Divine Symmetry”, a 100-page hardback book featuring exclusive memorabilia and photos alongside a 60-page replica composite of Bowie’s notebooks from the era featuring handwritten lyrics, costume drawings, recording notes and set lists. The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie expert Tris Penna, along with contributions from “Hunky Dory” co-producer Ken Scott, lifelong Bowie friends Geoff MacCormack and George Underwood, singer Dana Gillespie, guitarist Mark Pritchett, Friars Aylesbury promoter David Stopps, publisher Bob Grace and photographer Louanne Richards.

‘Kooks’, recorded by Bowie and guitarist Mick Ronson for the BBC’s Sounds Of The 70s presented by Bob Harris is available now for download and streaming single. It was recorded at Kensington House, Shepherds Bush, London, Studio T1 for BBC Radio on 21st September, 1971 and broadcast on 4th October, 1971. 1971 was a pivotal year for Bowie. He signed a record deal with RCA Records, he met Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop while in New York, became a father and penned the song ‘Kooks’ as a show of paternal pride, played live for the first time that June with Mick Ronson, Woody Woodmansey and Trevor Bolder, the band that would later be christened the Spiders From Mars and recorded the classic album “Hunky Dory”.

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