Ziggy played guitar and now David Bowie‘s back on vinyl. Three of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s albums are being released on high-quality, colored vinyl. Recently, Heathen was released on vinyl. Reality is set for release later this month on September 25th while Hours is scheduled for November 20th. All three re-releases are with Friday Music and have been mastered by Joe Reagoso (Jeff Beck, Deep Purple).
Heathen marked Bowie’s reunion with famed producer Tony Visconti. The album from 2002 provided Bowie with his highest position in the US charts since 1984’s Tonight. It included guests like Pete Townshend and Dave Grohl.
Select by the BBC as “among [Bowie’s] very best works,” Reality saw the continuation of the collaboration between Bowie and Visconti. The album includes a cover of the Modern Lovers’ “Pablo Picasso” by Jonathan Richman and George Harrison’s “Try Some, Buy Some.”
Noted for its utilization of then-new internet technology, 1999’s Hours… was the first album to be made available for digital download prior to its release in brick and mortar stores. A remastered CD version of the album includes five enhanced bonus tracks and a 10-panel digipak.
The reissues are in limited quantities. All three are pressed on 180-gram vinyl and include tri-fold covers highlighting the artwork. Heathen will be reissued on blue vinyl, Reality on clear and Hours… on translucent blue.