“Mars happy nation”
EMI is set to release the fifth in a series of limited edition 40th anniversary 7” picture discs in June.
These anniversary 45s mirror the original UK RCA release schedule from forty years ago.
Here follows the information regarding the release of this particular all-time classic Bowie song.
DAVID BOWIE - 40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION 7” PICTURE DISC SINGLE OF ‘LIFE ON MARS?’
Following the announcement of the Record Store Day release of a limited edition ‘Drive-In Saturday’ picture disc, EMI will release a 40th anniversary limited edition 7” picture disc of David Bowie’s iconic ‘Life On Mars?’ single on 24th June.
Originally appearing on the Hunky Dory album, ‘Life On Mars?’ was released as a single on 22nd June, 1973 on RCA – reaching #3 in the UK - when Bowie’s career had gone stratospheric following the huge success of his The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and Aladdin Sane albums and tours.
This 40th anniversary release features the rare Ken Scott mix of the single on the A-side (mixed at Abbey Road Studios in 2003 for the Ziggy Stardust 5.1 mixes) with ‘Life On Mars? (Live)’ taken from a recording at The Music Hall, Boston on 1st October, 1972’, on the AA-side. The live version waspreviously only available on the 2 CD 30th Anniversary Edition of Aladdin Sane. Both sides feature photos from legendary photographer Mick Rock: the A-side, a photo from the era-defining ‘Life On Mars?’ promo film, which the photographer also directed; the AA-side a photo from the Music Hall, Boston concert.
A/ Life On Mars? (2003 Ken Scott mix)
Produced by Ken Scott (assisted by the actor)
Arranged by Mick Ronson
AA/ Life On Mars? (Live)
Recorded live by Mike Moran at the Music Hall, Boston, October 1st, 1972
Mastering by Ray Staff at AIR Mastering.