DAVID BOWIE’S ‘Repetition ’97’ music video released to watch for the first time


DAVID BOWIE CHANGESNOWBOWIE an unreleased nine-track album is to be made available early for fans on streaming services to celebrate the original date of Record Store Day 2020 which was to feature the LP and CD which has now been postponed to 20th June.

CHANGESNOWBOWIE is a 9-track album, recorded for radio and broadcast by the BBC on David’s 50th birthday on 8th January, 1997. The broadcast featured an interview with David by Mary Anne Hobbs interspersed with specially recorded birthday messages and questions from the likes of Scott Walker, Damon Albarn, Bono, Robert Smith and many more. This mostly acoustic session was a stripped back affair featuring some of David’s favourites of his own compositions and was produced by Bowie himself, Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati.

From today the rarely seen REPETITION ’97 video filmed at the Earthling Tour rehearsals in Hartford Connecticut by Tim Pope is available to watch below.

CHANGESNOWBOWIE was recorded and mixed at Looking Glass Studios in New York in November 1996. Gail Ann Dorsey (bass, vocals), Reeves Gabrels (guitars, vocals) and Mark Plati (keyboards and programming) accompanied David on the recording.

CHANGESNOWBOWIE will be released in limited quantities on LP and CD for Record Store Day on 20th June, 2020. The cover art for the album features a stunning black and white portrait of David by renowned photographer Albert Watson, taken in New York in 1996.


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