Station To (Huge) Station: Bowie’s “Thin White Duke” Is Expanded...

The first David Bowie album I ever bought was a used copy of Station To Station, its edges lovingly sealed with Scotch tape, yellow with age, Bowie’s black and white outward gaze fading. I liked the simplicity of the album’s appearance; red type on white, capitalized and bold, the words running into each other. The package did more than suggest that the album would crackle and fizz like a Pop Rock once I dropped the needle, but I wanted to hear it.


Since then, Station To Station is gospel I’ve had no trouble preaching. Aware of the awesome that is Bowie’s tale of “The Thin White Duke” and the influential nose candy that courses through his soul, EMI is delivering a very expanded version of the album.



Via EMI Press Release (and it's a lot to take in):

DAVID BOWIE

‘STATION TO STATION’

- SPECIAL & DELUXE EDITIONS -


INCLUDING THE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED AND MUCH SOUGHT-AFTER CONCERT

LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM ‘76’

RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2010

- PLUS NEW LINER NOTES BY CAMERON CROWE -

Hollywood, California – July 9, 2010 – Virgin/EMI is pleased to announce September 28 as the North American release date for David Bowie’s hugely influential 1976 album,
Station To Station, in two expanded packages: a 3CD and digital Special Edition and a limited edition 5CD, DVD (Audio) and three 180gram vinyl LP Deluxe Edition. Both new editions include the original album, remastered from the analogue master, and the much-bootlegged, but previously unreleased concert favorite, Live Nassau Coliseum ’76, as well as new liner notes by Cameron Crowe. As exclusively announced by BowieNet (www.davidbowie.com), September 20 has been confirmed as the European release date.

The 3CD Special Edition features the remastered original studio album on disc one, plus
Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 on discs two and three. Packaged in a lift-top box, the set also includes a 16-page booklet and three David Bowie postcards. The Special Edition will also be available for digital download purchase with an exclusive bonus track, “Panic In Detroit” (unedited alt. mix), from the recordings for Live Nassau Coliseum ’76.

The Deluxe Edition is the ultimate experience, featuring extensive additional content:
• A 24-page booklet, including:
- *NEVER SEEN BEFORE Steve Schapiro photo
- *Geoff MacCormack photos
- *Andrew Kent live Nassau photos
- *Extensive memorabilia from the Bowie.net archives
- CD:
Station To Station – RCA CD Master
- CD: 5-track
Singles Versions EP including a previously unreleased version of "Station To Station," and for first time on CD, "Word On A Wing"
- 3 x 12” heavyweight vinyl (see page 3 for details)
- DVD Audio (see page 2 for details)
- 6 panel folded poster – Steve Schapiro photo
- Onstage folder
- Replica Backstage pass, 97 x 67 mm, fabric with adhesive back
- Replica Biog, A4-size
- Replica Ticket on art paper matt
- 3x10x8” press shots
- Replica Fan club folder
- Replica Fan Club Membership card, 60 x 90 mm
- Fan club certificate, 195 x 255 mm, 4/0clr, 200 gsm art paper matt
- 2 small Collectors cards
- 2 A4-size photo prints
- Replica 4-page biography
- 2 x badges

*Along with the 5-CDs, it’s all housed in a foam-packed box, 325x325x50mm.

Digital release: The 3-CD set is also available as a Digital download.

Track listings:

Special Edition & Digital Download

CD 1:
Station To Station (original analogue master)
1. Station To Station (10.11)
2. Golden Years (4.02)
3. Word On A Wing (6.01)
4. TVC15 (5.31)
5. Stay (6.12)
6. Wild Is The Wind (6.02)

CD 2:
Live Nassau Coliseum '76 - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
(Recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY, USA March 23, 1976):
1. Station To Station (11.53)
2. Suffragette City (3.31)
3. Fame (4.02)
4. Word On A Wing (6.06)
5. Stay (7.25)
6. Waiting For The Man (6.20)
7. Queen Bitch (3.12)

CD 3:
Nassau Coliseum concert continued… PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
1. Life On Mars? (2.13)
2. Five Years (5.03)
3. Panic In Detroit (6.03)
4. Changes (4.11)
5. TVC15 (4.58)
6. Diamond Dogs (6.38)
7. Rebel Rebel (4.07)
8. The Jean Genie (7.28)

Super Deluxe Limited Edition

CD 1:
Station To Station (original analogue master) – track listing same as above.

CD 2:
Station To Station (1985 RCA CD master) – track listing same as above.

CD 3:
Singles Versions E.P. *(see below for further info)
1. Golden Years
2. TVC15
3. Stay
4. Word On A Wing (first time on CD)
5. Station To Station (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED VERSION)

CD 4:
Live Nassau Coliseum '76 - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED (track listing same as above)

CD 5:
Nassau Coliseum concert continued… PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DVD: Audio:
Station To Station (original analogue master, 48/24 LPCM stereo)
Station To Station (5.1 surround sound DTS 48/24 and dolby digital)
Station To Station (new stereo mix 48/24 LPCM stereo)

LP 1:
Station To Station (original analogue master)
Side 1:
1. Station To Station (10.11)
2. Golden Years (4.02)
3. Word On A Wing (6.01)

Side 2:
1. TVC15 (5.31)
2. Stay (6.12)
3. Wild Is The Wind (6.02)

LP 2:
Live Nassau Coliseum '76 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
(Recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY, USA March 23, 1976)
Side 1:
1. Station To Station (11.53)
2. Suffragette City (3.31)
3. Fame (4.02)

Side 2:
1. Word On A Wing (6.06)
2. Stay (7.25)
3. Waiting For The Man (6.20)
4. Queen Bitch (3.12)

LP 3:
Nassau Coliseum concert continued… PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
Side 3:
1. Life On Mars? (2.13)
2. Five Years (5.03)
3. Panic In Detroit (6.03)
4. Changes (4.11)
5. TVC15 (4.58)

Side 4:
1. Diamond Dogs (6.38)
2. Rebel Rebel (4.07)
3. The Jean Genie (7.28)

*CD 3: Singles Versions E.P.

1. Golden Years
The first single released from the album
Station To Station, it was released in edited form in November 1975 (RCA 2640), appearing the following year in full-length on the album.

2. TVC15
Released in edited form as the second single from
Station To Station (RCA 2682) in April 1976. The single peaked on the singles charts at number 33 in the UK and number 64 in the U.S.

3. Stay
This edit was released as the third single from
Station To Station in the US (RCA PB 10736) in July 1976 and several other countries outside the UK.

4. Word On A Wing
Appearing on the reverse of the original
Stay single (RCA PB 10736) in July 1976, this particular edit is making its official debut here on CD.

5. Station To Station
This is an extremely edited version (down from 10 minutes 13 seconds) appeared on a very rare French factory single sample (RCA 42549) in 1976. This edit eliminates the entire first part of the song. This marks its first official release.


Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead
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