Release Date: 13 November 2015
Format: 7inch Vinyl Single
|David Bowie Golden Years Limited 40th Anniversary 7 Inch Picture Disc Vinyl Single
Both the A & AA side features photos by Steve Schapiro, the AA side is a previously unpublished shot.
Golden Years will be the last of the 40th anniversary 7" picture discs for 2015. Originally released on November 21 1975, the single had a lot to live up to.
As we said in our previous item, 1975 was a good year for Bowie chart action. Fame had given Bowie his first #1 Stateside and the Space Oddity rerelease became Bowie's first UK #1.
The UK press advert for Golden Years reflected this success while making the following bold prediction:
October No. 1...Fame...USA
November No. 1...Space Oddity...UK
December No. 1...Golden Years...WORLDWIDE
In the event, Golden Years did make it into the Top Ten in the UK, peaking at #8. Nevertheless, it was a great advert for the upcoming Station To Station album, even though it was a bit of a curveball stylistically.
The general upbeat flavour of Golden Years didn't begin to hint at the emotionally cold Thin White Duke who was waiting in the wings of 1976.
Golden Years (Single Version)
Station To Station (Single Edit)