It was a day in that blue month September...
EMI plans to release a few things through iTunes on September 25th.
First up, pictured above, is the much underrated, (but loved by most fans I know) BAAL EP, which was originally released in February 1982.
The 5-track recording has never been available in its entirety in the digital format, though two of the tracks (Baal's Hymn and The Drowned Girl) were released on the EMI Sound + Vision 4CD box set in 2003.
Here's the full tracklisting of the original EP and the downloadable version due in September...
01 Baal's Hymn (4.02)
02 Remembering Marie A. (2.04)
03 Ballad Of The Adventurers (1.54)
04 The Drowned Girl (2.24)
05 Dirty Song (0.37)
As I'm sure those of you reading this already know, Baal is a musical by Bertolt Brecht in which David Bowie played the main character of Baal for the March 1982 BBC television adaptation. It was translated to English by John Willett and adapted for television by Alan Clarke and John Willett.
The songs, (which were written by Bertolt Brecht and translated by Dominic Muldowney) were recorded for release to tie in with the screening (they are different to the actual TV versions) and were produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti.
Remembering Marie A. has always been a personal favourite, so it's great to see these songs finally released in this format...I truly believe David Bowie gave one of his very finest vocal performances for these recordings.
The David Mallet directed video for The Drowned Girl is also scheduled to be released via iTunes on the same day.
As if this isn't enough, the second disc from the 2003 Limited Edition 2CD+DVD release of Black Tie White Noise (06.24.2003 NEWS: BTWN LIMITED EDITION 3 DISC SET RELEASE DELAYED IN US) will also be released via iTunes on September 25th.
Here's the full tracklisting for that:
01 Real Cool World (5.25)
Previously only available on the Warners soundtrack album Songs From The Cool World (9362-45009-2).
02 Lucy Can't Dance (5.48)
B-side previously available as a bonus track on the CD version of the original album release.
03 Jump They Say (Rock Mix) (4.04)
Previously unreleased commercially. Only previously available on a Savage Records CD promo (SADJ-50044-2) in the US.
04 Black Tie White Noise (3rd Floor US Radio Mix) (3.40)
Previously released commercially on a Savage Records CD single (74785-5045-2) in the US.
05 Miracle Goodnight (Make Believe Mix) (4.28)
Previously only available on the Miracle Goodnight 12" single (74321 16226 1) on Arista. Previously unavailable on CD.
06 Don't Let Me Down And Down (Indonesian Vocal Version) (4.53)
Previously only available on the Arista CD & cassette version of the album in Singapore (72431 14071 2).
07 You've Been Around (Dangers 12" Remix) (7.39)
Previously released on the Arista Black Tie White Noise CD single (72431 14868 2) in edited form. This full mix is previously unreleased.
08 Jump They Say (Brothers In Rhythm 12" Remix) (8.22)
Previously released on the Arista Jump They Say CD single (72431 13943 2).
09 Black Tie White Noise (Here Come Da Jazz) (5.32)
Only previously available on an Arista UK 12" promo (BLACK 1).
10 Pallas Athena (Don't Stop Praying Remix No 2) (7.26)
Only previously available on an Arista UK 12" promo (MEAT 1).
11 Nite Flights (Moodswings Back To Basics Remix) (9.52)
Previously only released on an Arista UK 12" promo (HOME 1).
12 Jump They Say (Dub Oddity) (6.13)
A Leftfield mix previously only available on the Arista European 12" single of Jump They Say (72431 13942 1).
Obviously, the previously unavailable comments refer to the 2003 CD issue.