David Bowie's 'Hours...' Gets Vinyl Pressing
Published May 25, 2015David Bowie's 1999 album Hours... was released in the height of the CD era, meaning that it never got a proper vinyl pressing. Now, it's finally going to be released on wax thanks to Music on Vinyl, which will be issuing the album on June 15.
The album will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl, with the first pressing coming in two colours variants: mint green and mixed-colour blue and purple. It will also be available on black wax. The 47-minute album has been squeezed onto a single record (which is a bit of a tight fit considering that the optimal length for a 12-inch is usually around 22 minutes per side). It comes with a 20-page booklet.
That's the tracklist below. It uses the original version of the album without any of the bonus material that was included in CD reissues over the years. Scroll past the tracklist to watch a videos for few of the songs from the album, plus a 21-minute EPK.
Discogs lists a couple of previous European vinyl editions, but the copies currently available to purchase online are unofficial and very expensive.
Interestingly, Hours... was one of the first albums to get a proper digital release, since downloads were available on the internet a couple of weeks prior to the CD version.
A1. Thursday's Child
A2. Something in the Air
A4. If I'm Dreaming My Life
B2. What's Really Happening?
B3. The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell
B4. New Angels of Promise
B5. Brilliant Adventure
B6. The Dreamers