I have decided that until someone stops me, I’m going to start writing about cool new box set releases on here. Last week the boxed artist in question was Isaac Hayes, and today it’s David Bowie, whose continued posthumous retrospective series continued a few days ago with the release of A New Career In A New Town (1977 – 1982).
A New Career In A New Town is named after a track on Low, and it includes remastered versions of Low, Heroes, Lodger, and Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), plus the live album Stage (complete with two previously unreleased live tracks) and a compilation of B-sides, singles, and other rarities called Re:Call 3. But the most intriguing part of the box set is a completely new, remixed version of Bowie’s underrated album Lodger (also presented in a remastered original mix) done by the record’s producer and frequent Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti, a project which was begun just before Bowie’s death early last year.
A New Career In A New Town is available now in a massive interlocking Rubik’s Cube of different formats, and you can get the Low-down on them from the official press release here. It’s also available on streaming services like Spotify, so check it out if you are so inclined.