Monday, August 8, 2011

Mick Rock To Issue Exclusive David Bowie Box Set

If the subject matter of our posts has led you to believe that the full name of this blog is Fucking Nostalgic Vinyl Fans, we would totally understand - we love hearing about vinyl releases, and the cooler and more interesting the better. Which is why we're psyched to share news out of rock legend David Bowie's camp that iconic rock photographer Mick Rock - "The Man Who Shot The Seventies" and captured the most famous photos of Bowie as Ziggy Stardust - is curating a series of limited edition box sets focused on Bowie, Syd Barrett, Glam!, and Iggy Pop in conjunction with EMI and Loud Distribution.

David Bowie's set will feature an exclusive "Starman / Suffragette City" 7" single on translucent red heavyweight vinyl, along with a 128-page booklet packed with Mick's photos of Bowie from 1972 to 2002, including a previously unseen 2002 session. The full series will be limited to 5,000 copies and will be available beginning on September 26.

Check out Bowie's website for info on the other boxes and for upcoming purchasing info, and check after the jump for classic performances of both "Starman" and "Suffragette City."