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David Bowie / Outside to be issued on 2LP white vinyl in its entirety

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David Bowie‘s 1995 album Outside will be issued in full, across two white vinyl records this November.

US label Friday Music are to issue the double vinyl set in a tri-fold sleeve to coincide with the shopping extravaganza that is Black Friday. An edited version with the moniker Excerpts From Outside has been the only vinyl version available in the last 20 years – it omits several tracks and has edits of others.

Outside spawned three UK top 40 singles back in the day, including The Hearts Filthy Lesson, a re-recorded Strangers When We Meet (originally on the Buddha of Suburbia album) and Hallo Spaceboy (reworked in 45 form by the Pet Shop Boys).

Despite a release date that coincides with US Record Store Day, no queuing up is necessary, since this you can pre-order online now, from the Official Friday Music Store, where there is other coloured Bowie vinyl available. Note, these ship from the US.

Outside on double white vinyl is released on 27 November 2015.

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track_listing

SIDE ONE
1. LEON TAKES US OUTSIDE
2. OUTSIDE
3. THE HEART’S FILTHY LESSON
4. A SMALL PLOT OF LAND

SIDE TWO
1. SEGUE-BABY GRACE (A HORRID CASSETTE)
2. HALLO SPACEBOY
3. THE MOTEL
4. I HAVE NOT BEEN TO OXFORD TOWN

SIDE THREE
1. NO CONTROL
2. SEGUE-ALGERIA TOUCHSHRIEK
3. THE VOYEUR OF UTTER DESTRUCTION (AS BEAUTY)
4. SEGUE-RAMONA A. STONE/ I AM WITH NAME
5. WISHFUL BEGINNINGS

SIDE FOUR
1. WE PRICK YOU
2. SEGUE-NATHAN ADLER
3. I’M DERANGED
4. THRU’ THESE ARCHITECTS EYES
5. SEGUE-NATHAN ADLER (VERSION #2)
6. STRANGERS WHEN WE MEET

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34 responses to David Bowie / Outside to be issued on 2LP white vinyl in its entirety

  1. bertielego says:

    Great news!
    At last the full album on vinyl!

  2. Kevin says:

    And let us not forget that ‘I’m Deranged’ was part of the soundtrack to David Lynch’s Lost Highway.

  3. gdw says:

    £40 for UK (including shipping) is too much :( Pity, I like this album

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes, but I think I paid that on Amazon for Heathen, so it’s perhaps not as bad as it seems. You do have risk of import duty though.

  4. Daz says:

    Still love Hearts Filthy Lessons. One of his best tracks still!

  5. James says:

    One of my all-time favourite Bowie albums (second only to “Low”). I had given up hope that the full version would ever be released on vinyl. Here’s hoping the Amazon Canada listing is not too much.

  6. Runicen says:

    I am a huge fan of this album, but I LOATHE that it keeps seeing reissue with nary a whisper of ever including any part of the multiple hours of jamming that went into its creation.

    It doesn’t have to be everything, but even an edited highlights of these fine players over a disc or two would be welcome. I find it hard to imagine there’s nothing there worth hearing.

    Oh, but please no “Endless River” treatments. Let us hear the stuff as it was played then. No overdubbed vocals or instruments, please!

    • Emsquared says:

      Agreed. We’ll creep together should have been part of the official release at least ( and Strangers when we meet left on Buddha) One day maybe such archives will see the light of day. Until then it’s premium priced vinyl issue time for an album that was released with the capacity of CD very much in mind.

  7. Zongadude says:

    This is an absolutely fantastic news :)

  8. baward says:

    What’s the deal with the ‘1.’ in ‘1. OUTSIDE’? I’ve never got that, was it intended to be part of a series of albums?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      God knows. It was even just called ‘Outside’ on Bowie’s site today, so I wasn’t going to be fussed about calling it “1.Outside” :)

      • JasonC says:

        As I recall, the “1.” referred to the fact that it was the first in a series of annual albums that would run until the millennium. So there would have been five in all, with the same rotating cast of characters. Pity that didn’t happen.

    • martin farnworth says:

      the 1 in 1.outside was conceived at the time as part of a 5 part sequence that was never realised- see Nicholas Peggs “The Complete David Bowie”. In 2000 he confirmed he was working on post production on 2. Contamination. Bowie revealed 27 hours of extra material existed from the 1.Outside sessions. Wow! Yet another project that fell by the wayside or not fully realised.

    • Claws-on says:

      It was to be the first of a new Bowie/Eno trilogy of linked albums but the Dame didn’t have a long enough attention span to see the project through.

    • L. says:

      Yes, there was meant to be one album a year leading up to the millennium. They recorded enough material to do it as well.

  9. FRED says:

    The Rise Of The Zugebrian Time Lords : The new album of Sananda Maitreya

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Even I’ve given up with TTD… Saw him when he last played live in London (2004).

      • Andreas says:

        Heh, I was there too . . . Kentish Town forum right? ‘Symphony or Damn’ could do with a deluxe . . . . great BSdies to an amazing album. Shame he killed his career with that second album though!

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          That’s the one. It wasn’t very full was it? Sad really. I think he’s absolutely brilliant and despite the commercial flop of Neither Fish Nor Flesh (which I love) I really admired the way he came back with Symphony or Damn, which might be his masterpiece and went top 5 in the UK and had four top 20 hits. ‘People’ seem to forget that. Let Her Down Easy was covered my George Michael of course. I loved Wildcard! (I have both versions) but it is overlong and he fell into the Tori Amos trap of producing 18-track albums. I do think the music and production has taken a bit of a dip in recent times when he’s producing stuff he knows he just has to sell to the diehards via his website. At least WildCard started out as a proper commercial enterprise, and he did improve it I think with the ‘Joker’s Edition’ which had a much better cover and slightly improved track listing.

          I’d love him to have a commercial comeback, but of course I’m sure that’s the last thing he wants. He has a nice life living in Italy, playing live locally, recording what he wants and releasing it via his website and probably getting nice royalty cheques every six months for “Hardline”

          • Carlton Fisher says:

            A super deluxe edition of “Introducing the Hardline” would be nice, though, and certainly justified, considering the impact the album had at the time. It always shocks me when an artist releases something that massive and then commercially just disappears. I think he’s had some incredible follow-up albums, but even Hardline seems to have been forgotten.

          • Andreas says:

            Yes, I think the Q review for ‘Symphony’ at the time put it nicely by saying “TTD has always proclaimed himself a genius – now he’s finally gone and proved it”. Loved ‘Vibrator’ as well, but I suppose too much of an eclectic odd ball for the masses to digest. In saying that, he did know how to choose a first single, and God only knows why ‘She Kissed Me’ and ‘Holding on to You’ weren’t bigger hits. Can you imagine if someone like Sam Smith released ‘Holding on to You’? Would have been massive. But there you go.

            Yes, seems content in what he’s doing (though like you I have lost interst over the years), but suppose he’s still doing what he loves and he seems to have both his art and personal life in check – same thing cant be said about our George unfortunately.

          • Paul Sinclair says:

            You’re right about Holding On To You. A travesty that it wasn’t a bigger hit. Sam Smith *should* cover it, or someone already ‘big’ should, they would surely have a massive hit as you say!

  10. Brian says:

    Excellent news. Here’s hoping Buddha of Suburbia will be next.

  11. Dean Balaam says:

    The follow up was planned to be 2. Inside, a purely instrumental piece, again with Eno. I don’t recall if anything was ever recorded for it though. Bowie then made an album called Toy, which remains unreleased.

  12. Raj says:

    Does anyone know if this’ll be digitally sourced or analog ? (Are all the recent colored vinyl of the later albums been analog ?)

  13. Dean says:

    An absolute nonsense release. But then, people are willing to pay £40 to hear music they’ve been hearing since the albums original release. There’s just no reason for this madness to end.

    Expect much more of this. As someone else noted – how about some extras? In fact, there have been at least three “Special Editions” of this on CD with various bits and pieces, all still missing from this release.

    Meh.

  14. Mic Smith says:

    The 1. refers to the fact that it was the first in a planned trilogy of albums that were linked thematically. Sadly he abandoned the idea after 1. Was released and so far as I know never actually finished any material for the follow up episodes. My favourite Bowie release of that decade.

  15. Richie says:

    Digitally sourced LPs? What’s the point? I love vinyl and to be truthful I have digitally sourced LPs in my collection but no more. I have compared these LPs to the CDs and there is no difference apart from the packaging.

  16. theraabbot says:

    Excited for this, hopefully we will get Low, Lodger, Heroes and Scary Monsters reissues at some point too! :D

  17. L. says:

    Just ordered it.

    Interesting the email confirming states the album will be shipped end of November 2015 but delivery is expected mid to late October 2015!

    How does that work exactly ;)

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