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David Bowie / A Reality Tour on blue, blue, electric blue vinyl

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David Bowie‘s live album A Reality Tour will be issued on vinyl for the first time as Friday Music prepare a 3LP box set.

A Reality Tour captures the best of two nights in Dublin back in 2003 and was issued on DVD the following year. It was eventually released as a two-CD set in 2010, with three bonus tracks (China Girl, Fall Dog Bombs The Moon and Breaking Glass).

This set will contain three 180g translucent blue vinyl records (mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music and Capitol Mastering and pressed at RTI), which come housed in a sturdy box, with two posters one featuring the 12″ x 12″ front cover image and a 12″ x 24″ double-sided poster featuring live performance shots from the Reality concert tour.

This 3LP set of A Reality Tour is released on 3 June 2016.

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David Bowie

Reality Tour (Ltd) [VINYL]

Shop Price GBP Stock
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 88.69
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 61.01
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 66.69
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 87.99
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 80.46
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 86.50
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 101.68
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 65.44
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track_listing

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Side 1
1. REBEL, REBEL
2. NEW KILLER STAR
3. REALITY
4. FAME
5. CACTUS
6. SISTER MIDNIGHT

Side 2
1. AFRAID
2. ALL THE YOUNG DUDES
3. BE MY WIFE
4. THE LONELIEST GUY
5. THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD
6. SUNDAY

Side 3
1. FANTASTIC VOYAGE
2. HALLO SPACEBOY
3. UNDER PRESSURE
4. LIFE ON MARS
5. BATTLE FOR BRITAIN (THE LETTER)
6. NEVER GET OLD

Side 4
1. ASHES TO ASHES
2. THE MOTEL
3. LOVING THE ALIEN
4. CHANGES
5. I’M AFRAID OF AMERICANS

Side 5
1. HEROES
2. BRING ME THE DISCO KING
3. SLIP AWAY
4. HEATHEN (THE RAYS)

Side 6
1. FIVE YEARS
2. HANG ON TO YOURSELF
3. ZIGGY STARDUST
4. FALL DOGS BOMB THE MOON (Bonus Track)
5. BREAKING GLASS (Bonus Track)
6. CHINA GIRL (Bonus Track)

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50 responses to David Bowie / A Reality Tour on blue, blue, electric blue vinyl

  1. Chris Brown says:

    Top marks for the headline. Even if ‘Sound & Vision’ isn’t actually on this album.

  2. darren says:

    How limited is it?

  3. John whelan says:

    I have the beautiful the man who play Dublin LP and always wanted to relive the full gig, now I can just ordered mine from the US $98, could not find any for sale in Europe other than What Records and that was £99

    • Gary Duckworth says:

      I have bought directly fro Friday Music a few times. Shipping can be expensive to the UK. The big thing tho’ is the UK import duties. I’ve been charged twice. And not charged twice. It’s really hit and miss. If you’re hit, then it can work out more expensive to buy in the US. So ultimately USD 99, can end up being more than £99!

  4. Rick Whitford says:

    When will the Amazon uk link go live for pre orders?

  5. BritinDetroit says:

    Saw the Tour, bought the DVD, don’t need a $100 box of blue vinyl.

  6. Craig Smith says:

    £107 inc p&p?

    Bit steep for just 3 records?

  7. eric slangen says:

    Crazy price!! Over 100 euro for a triple vinyl. Bowie is the new cashcow.

  8. Yani says:

    Simple solution though – dont buy it
    Such a rip-off

  9. richie says:

    Went to What Records saw £10 and thought yes, it was the deposit!

  10. elliott buckingham says:

    typical Friday music ott pricing they do brilliant sounding pressings though

  11. Dean says:

    Bowie isn’t the new cash cow – the resurgence of Vinyl is. You’ve got to hand it to the labels, every time they look like they’re down and out, they manage to find people to take advantage of.

    Amazing.

  12. Julian Hancock says:

    Perhaps not exactly a like for like comparison, but can’t help wondering how the Fleetwood Mac live set is £30 and the Bowie probably £100 plus. Good old market forces, one assumes.

    • CJ Feeney says:

      What’s more the Mac LPs have “new to market” material, not 20 year old, readily available on CD material, so more costs in sourcing the best tapes, mastering etc.

      However there is clearly an established market for overpriced Bowie LPs on coloured vinyl.

  13. Jim says:

    I mean this looks very nice and everything, but a hundred notes? And an hour of music on each disc. I haven’t bought this album yet in any format but the £7 CD looks appealing right now.

  14. Yani says:

    will be interesting to see what the 2nd part of the Bowie career albums boxset will cost

  15. Martin says:

    Totally OTT pricing will wait to see if there is price recuction. Should have been same as Beeb box but over a £100 not a chance

  16. Brian says:

    Hopefully it eventually comes out on black vinyl at half the price.

  17. Andrew Mogford says:

    Same company as the Billy Joel rip off. What a shame………:(

  18. baward says:

    Clearly the blue vinyl justifies the top end price. Or something…

  19. Toni Hernandez says:

    All the Friday Music releases they are expensive. I´m not surprised. I am used to it.

  20. Andy says:

    Looks lovely but too much for me. If it’d been the same price as the Beeb box then I would’ve definitely taken the plunge…

  21. John Rock says:

    100 pounds really for blue vinyl / blue record … c’mon. I love Bowie but I’m coming off a grief cloud seeing Reality.

  22. Gisabun says:

    From Paul’s Email, I’m getting annoyed of these fake “limited” or “deluxe” edition labels. Just how do they define limited edition. Is 30,000 limited [I’ve seen something “limited” and had that many made]. Considering CDs [and even for vinyls] aren’t manufactured with huge runs unlike the peak of CDs], it is almost fraudulent.
    Or how about adding a couple of songs to the standard release and calling it a “deluxe” release like Elton John did recently. So did others including Bob Seger. And using a cardboard sleeve instead of a jewel case doesn’t “improve” the status [a media book format is different though].
    Back to this release, it could be considered limited if we actually new how many sets would be released. The fact that it is on blue vinyl and has a couple of posters help. But to charge probably double the price? Nope.
    Like Elton John’s “Super Deluxe” version of CWN, nothing I’d spend an extra $60+ for just 2 songs over the “deluxe” edition except for a book that I may look at once. At least his GYBR was more interesting [5 discs + book] at a way cheaper price – although the “Classic Albums” DVD was not included.

  23. Leemer says:

    Blue colored vinyl is not much more expensive to press than licorice colored vinyl. Three records in box is pretty expensive for $100, at least throw in a BluRay and a DVD for that price. $100 = £100? That’s crazy. I will have to sit this round out.

  24. Matt says:

    Was excited for this until I saw the price. Marking this as limited in no way justifies the cost and looking at what the set comes with, there’s no extras. Metallica is giving us 4 LPs, plus CDs and more for $150! Sadly, I’ll stick with the CD version I bought ages ago, hope this is overproduced and the price drops like a rock.

  25. karl says:

    Way too much for a live concert. Looks like someone trying to cash in Bowie’s death…shame on them.

  26. karl says:

    Let’s celerate the who who are still alive and sounding fantastic. I would love to pick the lp boxset at a good price Paul…hint hint.

  27. alte says:

    I’m glad, that i don’t collect vinyl anymore .
    All the companies have become mad.
    Prices from More then €25 !! f……. off.Ford a normal vinyl edition.
    i still believe in cd’s and what you see. when the cd is New the prices is about € 17 and a montage of 2 later € much and much lower.
    Even the special edition’s like Led Zeppelin.
    First €125 and now at the moment €65.

  28. Dan Yesindeedy says:

    I continually ask what the limited edition means with the new Elvis Boxset,How many will be made?

  29. Tom M says:

    Right now $90 at Amazon U.S. (£64).

  30. JWL says:

    Yep, like the Beatles “limited edition” mono CD boxes.. 6 and a half years later, still available brand new from all the usual retailers.

  31. Eric says:

    A digitally sourced 3LP at $100=ridiculous. ….pass

  32. Gary Duckworth says:

    This blue vinyl box state “3bonus tracks” but it’s missing 5.15 The Angels Have Gone; and Days. I really am struggling with the price. Amazon US have it at USD 90….but it’s more than that getting it to the UK.

  33. Joseph says:

    Sorry to say, but I’m sick to see this type of release. David, for all of his creative genius during his heyday, was not financially sound and was taken advantage of to a ridiculous extent with all the crazy Mainman/RCA comps & Little Drummer Boy & so on. But David rolled up his sleeves and worked against all odds to eventually get back complete control of his music while putting an end to all that dumb nonsense. And now, here we go again.

    PLEASE labels, some respect & decency if you can find just an ounce of it in you.

  34. Jay Kranz says:

    they are kinda cramming it on with only 3 vinyl records as well. the cds run about 153 minutes so average of 25 minutes per side. if they are gonna charge 100 bucks/pounds shoulda gone all out with a 4 LP set for best quality and included the digital download only tracks days and 5:15.

  35. Clive says:

    For all the talk above it appears to be already out of stock so some people aren’t bothered about the price. Or they’ve just thought they can sell it for £200 after on eBay.

  36. baward says:

    It’s slight Spinal Tap sometimes, coloured vinyl. An imagined quote: “Listen to the record, you can clearly hear the blue. It just sounds better on blue.” ;-)

  37. Gary Duckworth says:

    Well. God damn I took the plunge at the weekend. I pre ordered thru Amazon in the US. First time I’d ordered from their US mothership for 90 dollars. 19 dollars “pre paid import duties deposit”. 8 dollars shipping (not bad!) and all less a 5 dollar coupon. So 112 dollars in all. So £79 delivered and duty paid. Could be worse. I bet MOV bring out a similar product in UK/ Europe.

  38. Julian Hancock says:

    Well, even allowing a very generous £25 per disc, the current price of £125 suggests we are being asked to pay £50 for a sturdy box and a poster.

  39. Julian Hancock says:

    Oops, sorry, two posters. That makes all the difference.

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  41. Jesper Jensen says:

    Okay, so on Amazon.co.uk it is released tomorrow (14. oct. 2016). Pre-order today is £67.99.

    Link:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reality-Tour-VINYL-David-Bowie/dp/B01IB6PWSO/ref=mb_oe_l

    Today (13 oct. 2016) I just bought this box set at FNAC in Portugal for € 23.99 (also in blue vinyl).

    Does anybody know what the story is. I realise that is was released earlier this year. This link to Amazon.co.uk also excists, claming £137,99:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reality-Tour-VINYL-David-Bowie/dp/B01CC4K3W6/?tag=sdepcw-21

    Well, I guess I’m just the lucky one.

    Have a great weekend.

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