“Low” is highest on your David Bowie super deluxe reissue wish list

David Bowie's Low wins reissue poll on

David Bowie‘s 1977 ground-breaking album Low is the record that readers would most like to see reissued from his back catalogue in a deluxe or super deluxe edition format.

With Ziggy Stardust being re-released by EMI in June, our exclusive Facebook poll asked which record from Bowie’s classic 1970s era would you most like to see reissued next in a deluxe, expanded format. Anything released within the last five years was excluded, hence no Young Americans, David Bowie (aka Space Oddity), and Station To Station in the list.

The albums you picked from were (in order of release):

  • • The Man Who Sold The World (1970)
  • • Hunky Dory (1971)
  • • Aladdin Sane (1973)
  • • Diamond Dogs (1974)
  • • Low (1977)
  • • Heroes (1977)
  • • Lodger (1979)
  • • Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980)
David Bowie / Hunky Dory

Hunky Dory beaten into second place by Low

Low came out top capturing 30.1 percent of the vote with possibly the ‘bookies’ favourite Hunky Dory (the 1971 classic that gave us Life On Mars and Changes) being pipped to the post, coming a very close second with 29.6 percent. 1980’s Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – featuring number one hit Ashes To Ashes – completed the top three with almost 16 percent of you choosing the album that bookended a truly amazing ten-year artistic high for David Bowie.

1970’s The Man Who Sold The World missed out on a podium place taking fourth position (7.9 percent share) with Aladdin Sane and Heroes tied in fifth (5.1 percent share). Lodger wasn’t far behind with 4.6 percent of the vote, and perhaps surprisingly, Diamond Dogs is the album least of you want to see reissued, limping in in eighth position with its tail between its legs (just under 2 percent).

Low is widely regarded as one of Bowie’s most influential releases and saw him collaborate with Brian Eno on songwriting and arrangements, with Tony Visconti co-producing. It was the first in the ‘Berlin Trilogy’ – so-called because (some) recording and mixing were carried out at the now famous Hansa Studios, right by the Berlin Wall. Heroes and Lodger completed this trilogy. Sound And Vision was a surprise hit single from the record reaching number three in the UK charts.

The albums you most want to see reissued as deluxe or super deluxe edition (in order of popularity):

  • 1. Low (1977) [WINNER]
  • 2. Hunky Dory (1971)
  • 3. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980)
  • 4. The Man Who Sold The World (1970)
  • 5= Aladdin Sane (1973)
  • 5= Heroes (1977)
  • 7. Lodger (1979)
  • 8. Diamond Dogs (1974)


One response to “Low” is highest on your David Bowie super deluxe reissue wish list

  1. Jimi LaLumia says:

    How about releasing the much sought after UK albums by Wayne County & The Electric Chairs, that were released as a Japanese Box Set called “The Safari Years” and is long sold out? (Safari Records UK is the label that released the Wayne (who is now Jayne) County albums in the late 70’s..

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