To mark what would have been David Bowie‘s 77th birthday, Parlophone Records announced the release of a very special limited vinyl LP.
Waiting In The Sky (Before The Starman Came To Earth) will be released on April 20 for Record Store Day.
The album is taken from the Trident Studios 1/4″ stereo tapes dated December 15, 1971, which were created for the then provisional tracklisting for what would become The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album.
The tracklisting for Waiting In The Sky runs differently from the Ziggy Stardust album and features four songs that didn’t make the final album.
The album’s title comes from the lyrics of “Starman,” which, along with “Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide” and “Suffragette City,” had not yet been recorded when this variation of the album was compiled.
The album was cut on a customized late Neumann VMS80 lathe with fully recapped electronics from 192kHz restored masters of the original Trident Studios master tapes, with no additional processing on transfer. The half-speed vinyl cut was by engineer John Webber at AIR Studios, London.
Waiting In The Sky (Before The Starman Came To Earth) Tracklist:
Round And Round
Hang On To Yourself
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