Release Date: 24 July 2015
Format: 7inch Vinyl Single
|David Bowie Fame Limited Edition 40th Anniversary 7 Inch Picture Disc
July 24th 2015 sees the release of the latest special limited DAVID BOWIE 7" picture disc, the 40th anniversary edition of FAME.
Originally released in summer 1975 FAME was taken from the album YOUNG AMERICANS, it was co-written with John Lennon and guitarist Carlos Alomar and was Bowie's first #1 in the USA. This is the first appearance of the single edit since a ‘Best Of Bowie’ LP in 1980, it’s only other appearance being the original single itself.
The b-side of the original single was the YOUNG AMERICANS album track RIGHT, for this 40th anniversary RIGHT is now the AA-side and appears as an alternate mix previously released by Ryko/EMI in 1991. However, due to a mistake it was released at the wrong speed but for this release that has been corrected.
A-Side Fame (Original single edit)
Produced David Bowie & Harry Maslin
AA-Side Right (Alternate Mix)
Produced & mixed by Tony Visconti & Harry Maslin
The photo used on the A-side of the picture disc is by Andrew Kent taken whilst David was performing on the Soul Train TV show in November 1975. The AA side image is an outtake from a session with the famous 1940's/50's Hollywood photographer Tom Kelley.