Giveaway: David Bowie - 'A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982)' on vinyl

David Bowie a new career in town
David Bowie A New Career in Town (Courtesy Parlophone)

When David Bowie passed in 2016, the celebration and remastering of his legacy got a significant publicity boost, but much of the process to fine-tune his catalog was already in the works.

Following up on David Bowie Five Years (1969 - 1973) and David Bowie Who Can I Be Now? (1974 - 1976) Parlophone Records recently announced A New Career in a new Town (1977-1982), the third in a series of boxed sets spanning his career.

The thirteen-piece vinyl set features all of the material officially released by Bowie between 1977 and 1982. It includes the so-called "Berlin Trilogy" of albums on which he collaborated with Tony Visconti and Brian Eno as well as the Baal E.P., appearing here for the very first time in its entirety (on CD), and is closed by Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps).

The boxed set, named after a track from the first of the so-called "Berlin Trilogy" Low, includes Low, "Heroes," Stage (Original and 2017 Versions), the former in the vinyl box will be pressed on yellow vinyl, replicating its original limited edition U.K. release and the latter of which featuring two previously unreleased tracks, Lodger, Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix), Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), Re:Call 3 (featuring contemporary single versions, non-album singles, b-sides and songs featured on soundtracks) and the "Heroes" E.P., a compilation exclusive to the set celebrating the 40th anniversary of the song, which rounds up the German and French album and single versions of the track in one place for the first time.

As anyone can see, this set is for the ultimate David Bowie fan. Is it you?

David Bowie Box Set Giveaway


Use this form to enter The Current's David Bowie box set giveaway between 12 a.m. CDT on Saturday, October 14 and 11:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, October 20, 2017.


One (1) winner will receive thirteen (13) LP box set of A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977-1982). Five runners-up (5) winners will receive a CD of the remastered version of David Bowie 'Heroes'.

Grand Prize retail value: $259; Runner up Prize retail value: $15.

We will contact the winner on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Winner must accept by 10 a.m. CT on Monday, October 30, 2017.

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    David Bowie A New Career in Town LP set (Courtesy Parlophone)