“Your high class games of sorrow”
Continuing the run of 40th anniversary 7” picture discs so far issued by EMI, Parlophone Records will release a 40th anniversary 7” picture disc of David Bowie’s Sorrow on October 14th.
Originally released on October 12th 1973, Sorrow was Bowie’s inimitable take on The Merseybeats’ version of the song (originally released by The McCoys).
The single reached #3 in the UK, staying in the charts for 15 weeks, and was the perfect advert for Bowie’s 1973 covers album, the glam rock classic, Pin Ups.
Bowie’s version is an exceptional interpretation of a great song, so successful it has superseded the original and become THE definitive version.
The 40th anniversary 7” picture disc of David Bowie’s Sorrow will be available as a double A-side single, backed with a rare live version of the song recorded at the Pacific National Coliseum, Vancouver, from David’s hugely successful Serious Moonlight Tour on 12th September 1983.
The single was mastered by Ray Staff at AIR Mastering.
Pictured here is the original Dutch sleeve for Sorrow.