When I needed soul revival...
Hopefully the above banner hasn't excited you unduly...the 5.1 re-issue of Young Americans isn't actually in stock just yet. I'm afraid the advertisement above is simply a 31-year-old record store poster that I blagged at the time.
However, I have been assured by EMI that this release, which we've now been talking about for the past sixty three years, (02.21.05 NEWS: YOUNG AMERICANS 30TH ANNIVERSARY CD DUE & 03.01.05 NEWS: TV TALKS ABOUT 30TH ANNIVERSARY YA 5.1 MIX & 11.16.2005 NEWS: YOUNG AMERICANS COLLECTORS EDITION DUE IN MARCH) will definitely still happen.
I couldn't crowbar a date out of my much-hassled (by me) man at EMI, but I thought you'd be pleased to learn that the 5.1 re-issue of Young Americans is still actually on the release schedule.
Over at EMI Japan, plans are afoot to re-issue all of DB's albums from Space Oddity through to Tin Machine in those very groovy replica mini-sleeves.
The Japanese are very good at this kind of thing, with an almost fanatical attention to detail. The Roxy Music mini-sleeves being a great example, and indeed DB's own Deram Anthology and Tin Machine ll CDs are certainly very well done, though I'm not 100 per cent sure of their legitimacy.
Though my Japanese is limited, as far as I understand it, EMI Japan intend to start this series of re-issues around the time of David's 60th birthday next January.