Standalone Vinyl Editions Of The Albums In David Bowie’s ‘Brilliant Adventure’ Out Now
The latest in an award-winning and critically acclaimed series of box sets including David Bowie 1. Five Years (1969 – 1973), David Bowie 2. Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976), David Bowie 3. A New Career In A New Town (1977 – 1982) And David Bowie 4. Loving The Alien (1983-1988), David Bowie 5. Brilliant Adventure (1992 – 2001) was initially released as an eleven CD box, eighteen-piece vinyl set and standard digital download box set, on 26 November 2021 through Parlophone/ISO Records.
The Brilliant Adventure collection was named after the Koto led instrumental penultimate track from the ‘hours…’ album. The box sets include newly remastered versions, with input from the original producers and collaborators, of some of Bowie’s most underrated and experimental material: The albums in the box now receiving individual vinyl release are Black Tie White Noise, The Buddha Of Suburbia, 1.Outside, Earthling and hours… along with the expanded live album BBC Radio Theatre, London, June 27, 2000, the non-album / alternative version / B-sides and soundtrack music compilation Re:Call 5 and the legendary previously unreleased Toy.
Toy was recorded following David’s triumphant Glastonbury 2000 performance. Bowie entered the studio with his band, Mark Plati, Sterling Campbell, Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, Mike Garson, Holly Palmer and Emm Gryner, to record new interpretations of songs he’d first recorded from 1964-1971.
David’s co-producer Mark Plati said, “Toy is like a moment in time captured in an amber of joy, fire and energy. It’s the sound of people happy to be playing music. David revisited and re-examined his work from decades prior through prisms of experience and fresh perspective – a parallel not lost on me as I now revisit it twenty years later. From time to time, he used to say ‘Mark, this is our album’ – I think because he knew I was so deeply in the trenches with him on that journey. I’m happy to finally be able to say it now belongs to all of us”.