Fans of David Bowie received quite the treat on Tuesday; three previously unreleased live recordings of the Starman were shared on Spotify and other streaming platforms to help promote his upcoming box set A New Career in a New Town (1977 - 1982). Titled Live In Berlin (1978), the three track EP includes concert versions of "Be My Wife," "Breaking Glass" and "Sense of Doubt," which were all recorded during a show at the Deutschlandhalle in Berlin back on May 16, 1978, Rolling Stone reports.
The live performance was part of Bowie’s Isolar II tour (also referred to as The Low or Heroes World Tour) which saw the late rock singer headlining 77 shows over four legs and kept him on the road throughout the majority of 1978. The arrival of the three tracks on streaming services on Tuesday also came with a live video session on Bowie’s Facebook page featuring his former guitarist Carlos Alomar and former recording engineer Edu Meyer from Hansa Studios. Alomar was part of the 1978 tour and handled mostly rhythm guitar and backup vocal responsibilities.
Bowie’s upcoming box set is scheduled to arrive this Friday, Sept. 29. The 11-CD package will include his entire studio catalog from 1977 to 1982, which includes his Berlin trilogy made up of 1977’s Low, 1977’s Heroes and 1979’s Lodger. Also included in the must-have box set for any passionate fan will be longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti's 2017 mix of Lodger, in addition to the previously unreleased Heroes EP. The EP includes French and German-sung versions of the famous single, which became one of the many anthems following his shocking death back in 2016.
Fans can head over to Spotify today listen to the three recently uploaded live tracks, which can also be heard partially below.