Spreading rumours and lies and stories they made up...Part 182
Well, we've said it before: "If you didn't read it on BowieNet, it's not necessarily true." ...and this is certainly the case with the Sony reissues schedule for three of David's more recent albums: 1.Outside, Earthling and 'hours...'. I Don't normally like to post news stories that aren't 100% confirmed, but the fuss surrounding a fabricated release date and the tracklisting for bonus CDs for these three has demanded some kind of news for you. This is how the situation stands at the moment, but even this is subject to change.
Yes it is true that 1.Outside, Earthling and 'hours...' are scheduled to be reissued some time this year. They have been pencilled in for a September 15th release date, though that date could change.
These will be mid price versions of the original single disc albums just to get them back on the shelves. There are also deluxe versions planned for 2004 that will include a bonus CD for each release.
These bonus discs will contain a dozen or so songs each, and the tracks will be drawn from rare and hard-to-find releases and promos. They will not contain unreleased and unfinished versions of tracks such as the recently distributed unfinished Outside stolen outtakes. That's not to say these kind of things will never see the light of day, it just means these releases aren't the place for them.
Stay tuned to BowieNet for all the accurate news.