DAVID BOWIE & GAIL ANN DORSEY 'PLANET OF DREAMS' AVAILABLE ON STREAMING SERVICES FOR THE FIRST TIME
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME AS A STREAMING SINGLE ON PARLOPHONE/ISO RECORDS TAKEN FROM DAVID BOWIE 5. BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992 – 2001) RELEASED 26th NOVEMBER 2021
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Parlophone Records/ISO Records announces PLANET OF DREAMS by David Bowie & Gail Ann Dorsey a rare track taken from the forthcoming DAVID BOWIE 5. BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992 – 2001) boxset.
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PLANET OF DREAMS was originally released on the Long Live Tibet charity album in 1997, the track has been unavailable since then and this single release marks its streaming debut. The track was recorded in the Winter of 1996 in Toronto at Metalworks studio while David and his then band were filming the video for EARTHLING’s second single “Dead Man Walking” with Floria Sigismondi directing.
David’s guitarist and collaborator Reeves Gabrels “While getting ready to go to Toronto to film the video, David received a request for a track for a Free Tibet benefit album. Our video filming schedule was spread over several days and allowed us a day off. Metalworks Studio were more than happy to accommodate David Bowie on short notice so Mark Plati flew up from New York and flew back the following day to mix the song. We arrived at the studio with a written song sketch, and by the time we had recorded an instrumental performance we were happy with David had finished the lyrics. While he was doing his vocal he had the idea to have it be more of a duet with Gail.”.
PLANET OF DREAMS
David Bowie — vocals, Gail Ann Dorsey — bass and vocals, Reeves Gabrels — guitars and guitar synth, Zachary Alford — drums, Mike Garson — piano & Mark Plati — keyboards and programming.
DAVID BOWIE 5. BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992 – 2001) is the latest in an award-winning and critically acclaimed series of box sets including DAVID BOWIE 1. FIVE YEARS (1969 – 1973), DAVID BOWIE 2. WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 – 1976), DAVID BOWIE 3. A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 – 1982) and DAVID BOWIE 4. LOVING THE ALIEN (1983-1988), DAVID BOWIE 5. BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992 – 2001) is an eleven CD box, eighteen-piece vinyl set and standard digital download box set. The collection is named after the Koto led instrumental penultimate track from the ‘hours...’ album. The box sets include newly remastered versions, with input from the original producers and collaborators, of some of Bowie’s most underrated and experimental material: BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE, THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA (available on vinyl for the first time in nearly 30 years), 1.OUTSIDE, EARTHLING and ‘hours…’ along with the expanded live album BBC RADIO THEATRE, LONDON, JUNE 27, 2000, the non-album / alternative version / B-sides and soundtrack music compilation RE:CALL 5 and the legendary previously unreleased TOY.
TOY was recorded following David's triumphant Glastonbury 2000 performance. Bowie entered the studio with his band, Mark Plati, Sterling Campbell, Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, Mike Garson, Holly Palmer and Emm Gryner, to record new interpretations of songs he’d first recorded from 1964-1971. David planned to record the album ‘old school’ with the band playing live, choose the best takes and then release it as soon as humanly possible in a remarkably prescient manner. Unfortunately, in 2001 the concept of the ‘surprise drop’ album release and the technology to support it were still quite a few years off, making it impossible to release TOY, as the album was now named, out to fans as instantly as David wanted. In the interim, David did what he did best; he moved on to something new, which began with a handful of new songs from the same sessions and ultimately became the album HEATHEN, released in 2002 and now acknowledged as one of his finest moments.
Available in 3CD or 6x10” vinyl formats, TOY (TOY:BOX) is a special edition of the TOY album. The ‘capture the moment’ approach of the recording sessions are extended to the sleeve artwork designed by Bowie featuring a photo of him as a baby with a contemporary face. The package also contains a 16-page full-colour book featuring previously unseen photographs by Frank Ockenfels 3.
Included in TOY:BOX is a second CD/set of 10”s of alternative mixes and versions including proposed B-Sides (versions of David’s debut single ‘Liza Jane’ and 1967’s ‘In The Heat Of The Morning’), later mixes by Tony Visconti and the ‘Tibet Version’ of ‘Silly Boy Blue’ recorded at The Looking Glass Studio time at the of the 2001 Tibet House show in New York featuring Philip Glass on piano and Moby on guitar. The third CD/set of 10”s features 'Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric’ mixes of thirteen TOY tracks.
Exclusive to DAVID BOWIE 5. BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992 – 2001) box set are BBC RADIO THEATRE, LONDON, JUNE 27, 2000 and RE:CALL 5. The former was recorded two days after the famous Glastonbury performance in front of 500 lucky fans at the BBC’s art deco theatre in central London. Selections from the show were available as the third CD in a very limited 3CD edition of BOWIE AT THE BEEB in September 2000 but the full concert has never before been available on vinyl. RE:CALL 5 features 39 non-album / alternative version / b-sides and soundtrack songs over 3CDs and 4LPs.
The physical box set’s accompanying book, 84 pages in the CD box and 128 in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Frank W. Ockenfels 3, Nick Knight, John Scarisbrick and Nina Schultz Terner and others, as well as memorabilia, technical notes about the albums from producers/engineers Brian Eno, Nile Rodgers, Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati as well as a new an interview with THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA collaborator Erdal Kizilçay.
DAVID BOWIE 5. BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992 – 2001) RELEASED ON PARLOPHONE/ISO RECORDS 26th NOVEMBER 2021
DAVID BOWIE TOY (TOY:BOX) RELEASED ON ISO RECORDS VIA PARLOPHONE 7th JANUARY 2022
PLANET OF DREAMS IS AVAILABLE NOW AS A STREAMING SINGLE ON PARLOPHONE/ISO RECORDS
Source The Outside Organisation
October 29, 2021 8:29am ET by The Outside Organisation