In May it will be 40 years since David Bowie‘s first ever ‘best of’ compilation, CHANGESONEBOWIE was released and to ‘celebrate’ Parlophone are reissuing it on what they are calling ‘random’ vinyl…
What that means is that half the supply of the 180g heavyweight vinyl will be pressed on black vinyl and half on clear vinyl. It will be “completely random” as to which one you end up with. Great idea, eh? No, I didn’t think so either.
The only positive is that you can pre-order the vinyl very cheaply on Amazon UK at the moment. This is being described as ‘limited’ but no numbers have been given.
This will also be issued on CD which is quite a big deal, since it was never part of the original Rykodisc/EMI reissue programme and so the original RCA pressings of the early 1980s are the last time it was available on the format.
CHANGESONEBOWIE will be reissued on 20 May 2016.