Published Dec 16, 2020David Bowie is once again being treated to a special vinyl release, and this time it will be in celebration of what would have been his 74th birthday on January 8.
To mark the occasion, a new Bowie 7-inch will arrive on his birthday next year featuring a pair of unreleased covers of songs by John Lennon and Bob Dylan.
The record — which will arrive on limited cream vinyl and standard black — will house Bowie's previously unreleased covers of Lennon's "Mother" and Dylan's "Tryin' to Get to Heaven." Overall, the release will be limited to 8,147 numbered copies, referencing Bowie's birth date of 8/1/47.
The cream version will be exclusive to the official David Bowie store and be limited to 1,000 copies. The rest of the copies will all be black.
As a press release explains, Bowie's cover of "Mother" was recorded by Tony Visconti in 1998 for a Lennon tribute album that never materialized. The cover of Dylan's "Tryin' to Get to Heaven" was captured that same year during the LiveAndWell.com mixing sessions.