David Bowie Unveils "Diamond Dogs" Picture Disc
Published Apr 24, 2014Just a couple of days after David Bowie delivered his old Diamond Dogs cut "1984" as a Record Store Day exclusive picture-disc 7-inch, the veteran rock'n'roll hero has revealed plans to do the same for the set's title track.
Bowie revealed the plans for the special release on his Facebook page, announcing that the record arrives June 16 through Parlophone, some 40 years after the original single.
While the original 7-inch had been backed by a rerecording of The Man Who Sold the World's "Holy Holy," this latest edition will feature a live version of "Diamond Dogs," originally found on concert set David Live. Recorded at Philadelphia's Tower Theater in July 1974, the live version presented here is the remixed version that appeared on the David Live re-release in 2005.
Up above, you'll see the artwork for the single's A-side, a mutt-featuring outtake from a photo session with photographer Terry O'Neill. The visual for the B-side is a previously unseen image from Bowie's 1974 tour behind Diamond Dogs.